I became interested in genealogy back when i was in College many years ago and took a class on it when i grew up in Alabama. I think my interest started because my great grandmother had kept a list of family members with all the dates on my mothers side way back to before the Civil War so that was a nice start. She also had a big box of old family letters and papers that were over 100 years old.
I didn't do a lot back then and a lot of time passed. I have lived in North Carolina for many years now. A cousin of mine once removed got interested in genealogy and sent me an invite to join ancestry.com which got me interested again and I have been researching off and on for almost 2 yrs now.
Also another researcher I knew about who wrote my grandfather many years ago lived near me in NC so I contacted him and have gotten some info from him as a long time researcher.
I very much enjoy finding out info about ancestors of mine and especially finding old photos. Seeing family resemblances really shows how genetics can really play a huge part in where we came from.
Please do not take any of my photos without asking me first especially people photos for I have done a lot of extensive work in photoshop on those. Thanks.
George Aldredge The marriages should appear in the order they occurred. Martha should be listed first and then Estelle. I have removed the link on Martha's memorial and submitted an edit to George's to try to fix the marriage order. Please accept the edit and hopefully this will fix it.
RE: J.P. Payne Headstone It's a trick I learn up North. You put shaving cream on the headstone and use a squeegy to take off the shaving cream. What is left is what is in the groves or lettering. You can use a water gun to wash off the shaving cream.
SJB Dallas photo I found I have been doing some research and came across a book that has your grandfather in it as well as pictures. I would love to email them to you and the other info if you would like them. Let me know. Maria aka Head Hunter 47958320
RE: Dixon Graves at Bethsaida Cem You're welcome! The reason I went out there is to try and list all of the marked graves on here. In many cemeteries, other transcribers go in and list only the older graves. Therefore, FindAGrave has a partial listing on many of their cemeteries. I like to add all of the rest, as I know that people are searching for their graves, especially if they live far away.
Sam McMillan Craig, I saw your list of g-grand parents. By the way-hi cuz, Elias (Ance) was my great-grand uncle. Small world isn't it. I have alot on the McMillan family-would love to share. Contact me at my email address if you'd like. Pay it Forward, GNG