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Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)
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Bio Photo I will be happy to transfer relatives into your care - just send me an edit to do so.

Please do not use my bio page or emails for changes, additions, linking or transfers. Please click on the Edit button at the top right of the person's page,. Then click on Suggest A Correction. On that page, type in what you would like done.
PLEASE.......when you find your relative's page, leave flowers and at least a short note. In that note, state your relationship to that person. This is a great way to find living members of your family. If you leave nothing, they do not know you are out there somewhere. Leaving this lets them know that you are also kin to them and they will contact you. This is a win, win situation.

The Story Tellers...We are the Chosen.

My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family - you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.

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Danny Tanner
Joseph Branch Tanner I
Hi Judy my name is Danny Tanner if not to much trouble would you add their other daughter
Nancy Walton Tanner Crockett they are buried at
Added by Danny Tanner on Oct 09, 2015 3:01 AM
Reggie Hughes
RE: Sarah Davis - Hollywood Cemetery
Thank you so much! It is the obituary that you posted that allowed me to make the connection. I followed her through the Atlanta citizens book and she changed address each year. Her last address on Luckie St matched the obituary you have posted. Her son George is also buried there and I will get them connected. I have been reluctant to visit the cemetery, since few people have mentioned the area is not very safe, but will reconsider now especially after locating Sarah Davis. Thank you so much for allowing this to happen with your hard work and dedication to this Cemetery.
Added by Reggie Hughes on Oct 05, 2015 12:15 PM
Rev. Homer G. Smith
Hi Judy. THB here. Sorry about the mistake on Rev Homer showing Alma Street Northwest in lieu of Alma Street Southwest. Before he was at Venetian Hills he was a Hills Park Baptist Church on Annie Street Northwest just south of the corner of Alma Street Northwest in the Hills Park Community. He left Venetian Hills and went back to Hills Park and that's where he was where he lost his life. Rev Homer was my dad's 1st cousin and we used to visit him at both locations. So then you knew aunt Allene, Jane, Steve and Wayne but maybe not Jeff because he was older. I have connected with other family members that also when to Hills Park and Venetian Hills as well. Again thanks for the correct. Regards and Blessings, THB
Added by TBH on Oct 05, 2015 9:12 AM
Gail and Scott Hannah
S.M. Chatham
I found records on him showing he was buried in Oakland. I have no connection except amfrom Dalton. Would you let me transfer to you ? Thanks, gail
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Sep 30, 2015 6:38 PM
L Ferree
FA Hickson
I really appreciate the transfer. Thank you so much.
Added by L Ferree on Sep 30, 2015 6:13 AM
Arminda A. Wood Foster
Thank you much for having posted her biopage. I just now linked her to her husband, who, while serving his Country, died of disease in Winchester, VA.
It was nice, too, that you listed the 3 children's names.
BTW, the "H" you see on the 1860 Census is actually an "F", albeit flourished a little.
Added by BigFrench on Sep 28, 2015 7:41 PM
L Ferree
Hi Judy - Thanks for adding the edits and obits I send you. I just wanted to let you know that you don't have to add my name as contributor when I send things. I appreciate the thought, though. I'm just happy to have the extra info there. Also, my last name is spelled with two Rs, although if you leave my name off, it won't matter.
Added by L Ferree on Sep 28, 2015 6:39 AM
Mrs. J.W. Anderson & Mr. J.W. Anderson
Hi Judy,

TBH here. I have some information for you on Mrs. J.W. Anderson and her husband J.W.. Her name is Emily Louella Fowler. She was born in March of 1853 in Georgia and died in Virginia. You already have her death date. Her husband's name is John Willard Anderson. He was born in 1855 in Virginia and died in Virginia as well. You also have his death date. They married in 1875 in Virginia. Could also please link them together also.

Regards and Blessing, THB
Added by TBH on Sep 25, 2015 12:18 PM
Gail and Scott Hannah
Great article in "History of Worth County, GA." vol II, 1975 about this family and his service in CSA. pp470-475. gail
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Sep 22, 2015 7:50 PM
Angie Robinson
got it!
Added by Angie Robinson on Sep 20, 2015 11:05 AM
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