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Ryan Dupree (#47017234)
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Most of my submissions come from walks through the cemetery. I attempt photograph every stone. Many of the rural cemeteries I have photographed have bricks, blocks, rocks, and other items marking unknown graves. I do not make a habit of entering these in. However, if the stone has any information on it at all, I will attempt to provide as much as I can transcribe.

One of the reasons why I try to photograph all the stones I can find in the cemetery is to help folks reconnect with their own families. The other is a sad reality. Many of these rural cemeteries have been neglected over the years. Or, worse yet, they have become the target of vandals. Sadly, some stones that we photograph today may be destroyed tomorrow.

My son joins me on many of these trips and we always try to leave the cemetery looking better than when when we arrived. We have had to upright knocked over stones, pick up trash and downed limbs, replace knocked over flowers, and so much more. Sadly, in one cemetery, we had to locate pieces of several headstones that vandals broke apart and scattered throughout the cemetery. We attempted to return as many of these pieces to their spot as we could and piece together the identity of those buried there.

I do my best to ensure that I am not duplicating records. If you find that I have made a mistake with one, please let me know.

Also, the best way to do an edit is through the edit tab on the memorial. It will provide, at a minimum, the ID of the grave that the correction is to be made on. Also, there is no chance that I will fat finger in your suggestion this way.

I have also, as of Christmas 2014, upgraded to adding geotags to my photos.

These are the cemeteries that I have personally walked through, and at the time, worked to ensure that the cemetery listing in Find-A-Grave was as accurate as possible. I'll also add the last time I was there. Sometimes, I find that there is no additional information that I can offer to the database. Other times I have found numerous graves that were not previously in the registry or lacking a photo and I have posted the information to Find-A-Grave as I can. There are others that I have done partials of. When I get a chance, I'll go back and work to complete the census and add those to this list.

Gaddy August 2008
Weeks September 2010
Crossroads July 2013
Crossroads December 2013
Antioch Baptist Church December 2013
Jones December 2013
Edgil Grove December 2013
King January 2014
Wilson January 2014
Arnett January 2014
Norris June 2014
Liberty Grove Baptist Church August 2014
Bennett Chapel November 2014
Bennett November 2014
Mount Hermon December 2014
Busby December 2014
New Oak Grove Baptist Church December 2014
Fergerson December 2014
Old Prospect December 2014
Smith/Prospect December 2014
Cedrum Grove Free Will Baptist Church December 2014
Saragossa December 2014
Manasco December 2014
New Flatwoods/Liberty Grove Primitive Baptist Church December 2014
Beech Grove Freewill Baptist Church December 2014
Pocahontas United Methodist Church December 2014
Pocahontas December 2014
Trinity Baptist Church December 2014
Easley December 2014
Guthrie December 2014
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Joe Barrentine
Thank you for the information on Joe Barrentine's son.

I have soldiers from the 1st Ala Cav in my family tree. I will send a list as soon as I get them sorted out.

I started a project a couple of years ago to see how many Civil War soldiers I had in my tree. I thought maybe a dozen or so. The list has grown to almost 300 including uncles, cousins and in-laws. Fascinating.

Thanks for all your hard work and research.

By the way, my mother is friends with the twin Tubbs brothers. Small world!

Added by Sewphie on Mar 02, 2015 12:11 PM
jo buis
Beech Groo=ve
Thank you for the photo of the marker for Willie Madison
Added by jo buis on Feb 13, 2015 6:49 PM
Johnny Tidmore
Rice Cemetery
Thanks a million for catching the duplicates. Finally, after about 4 years of pleading with the FG editors, it appears that the mistakenly-created Pleasant Ridge Cemetery listing on FG has been merged with the correctly-named Rice Cemetery. It also appears that duplicate memorials were not removed. You've caught them, and I appreciate your efforts.
Added by Johnny Tidmore on Feb 07, 2015 10:36 AM
John Smolarek
Julia Heathcock Memorial
Please send a copy of death certificate that shows that she changed her name back to Smith, her first husband's surname. Be happy to change it back if she did, too. Otherwise I'll stick to the obituary which is my only documentation at this time.

Tombstones are not considered as primary sources of documentation, but to be used if there is nothing else available.

There is a woman who is buried in Tuscaloosa memorial Park by her second husband, and confirmed by an obituary. The children by her first husband, memorialized her on his grave in Evergreen, and guess what...they want her actual burial location removed and her surname changed back to her first husband.
Added by John Smolarek on Feb 02, 2015 10:34 AM
Farison-Fruchey Roots
Lorraine Katherine Beasley
Thank you so much for the headstone image. :)
Added by Farison-Fruchey Roots on Jan 30, 2015 4:01 AM
TJ Current
RE: Henry & Sarah Duncan
Thank-you VERY MUCH, I did not know my father-in-law had a sister that lived only 6 months.
Added by TJ Current on Jan 28, 2015 12:31 PM
Sheri West
Rollan Cranford
Duplicate has been deleted :)
Added by Sheri West on Jan 26, 2015 5:29 PM
Thomas L. Harman
RE: Naomi Sue Brown
Thank you for catching that duplicate memorial. It has been deleted.

Added by Thomas L. Harman on Jan 25, 2015 4:03 PM
Terry Aaron & King D.Tubbs
Ryan; Thanks for the photo correction. Originally
it was in the correct cemetery and I was told it was wrong. But--the photo says it all.
Also, I looked up the obit for King Tubbs and it still has Walker Cemetery- so thanks to Oliver for taking that photo and I deleted him from Walker cemetery. Keep up the good work with the photos.
Thanks, again.
Added by Observer on Jan 22, 2015 1:23 PM
King Tubbs
I will add the photo tonight - I don't have it with me my present location!
Added by Oliver on Jan 16, 2015 8:58 AM
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