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musicalpreacher (#47407236)
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Bio Photo I am a husband, father, minister, musician, and writer. I am from the Methodist tradition and have discovered over 30 clergy on my family tree. One 4th great grandfather, Levi Garrison, was a Methodist circuit rider ordained by Francis Asbury. About a dozen Garrison pastors from early Georgia history were his relatives, along with Meaders, Hagood, and Quillian relatives who were preachers. Another 4th great grandfather, Thomas Maxwell, an early Baptist pioneer pastor in Georgia, was jailed and persecuted for his faith and was defended by Patrick Henry. A 3rd great grandfather, Isaac Taylor, was one of a trio of brothers who were early circuit riders in Alabama and Mississippi development. This tradition of ministry was passed down to nearby generations, including my father, both of my grandfathers, and several uncles and cousins. And if that weren't enough ... I married a Methodist clergywoman, who is herself descended from a dozen clergy relatives! I am also proud of my roots among the farmers, machinists, civil engineers, military servants, and homemakers in North Alabama and North Georgia, part of the fabric of who I am.

My family lines that I research include West, Hagood, Wills, Thompson, Garrison, Quillian, Maxwell, Mitchell, Hamby, Clark, Taylor, Williams, Holland, Price, and Arendale.
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Levi Garrison
I believe we are relatives, distant, but still relatives: Levi Garrison was my 2nd grand uncle, his father, Simpson McEnville Hagood, my 3rd great grandfather. I saw your name on his memorial page, and I thought I'd come over here and say hello. So...hello! I'm living in southeast Wisconsin now by way of the northern Chicago suburbs, born in Phoenix Arizona (some time ago) - I come into the Haygood family by way of Mary Almeda Haygood (born 8 July 1879 in Georgia who is my great grandmother, the wife of Thomas Jefferson Bates, my great grandfather, and father of Gifford T. Bates my grandfather, who is the father of my father, Thomas J. Bates. Whew. That's my life in a nutshell, Haygood-wise anyhow.
Added by barcpb61 on Jul 06, 2014 5:47 PM
William Coburn
George W. Hamby
Thanks for the picture of my Great Grandfather. I am William Hayes Coburn grandson of Louella Hamby and Madison Hayes Reynolds. I taken several pictures of the headstone but have none of him. I was raised in Fairfield by Louella (Mammy) and Hayes (Pappy) until their deaths. I visited uncle Early often while he was living with my aunt Nell. My mother was Laura Frances Reynolds and father was Arthur Earl Coburn. Upon my mother's death, a younger sibling discarded all the old family photos not realizing their importance. I have but a few.
Added by William Coburn on Mar 04, 2014 9:26 PM
RE: Transfers
Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.
Added by Janice on Sep 09, 2013 9:25 AM
Alana Morgan
RE: Lowe and Watson
Thank you so very much for the links.

Kindest Regards,
Alana Morgan
Added by Alana Morgan on Jun 25, 2013 8:28 PM
Michelle Urban
RE: Joel Arendale

Do you know for certain that Joel is buried in this cemt?
There are many graves marked just with rocks.
It could be that one of those or not have a marker at all.

Added by Michelle Urban on Jun 11, 2013 3:36 PM
Sabrina Clark McGuire
Hughes Family
Thanks so much! I will contact her through the email you gave me!
Added by Sabrina Clark McGuire on May 12, 2013 7:03 AM
Pat Gillespie
RE: Quillians
Mighty welcome - have a great day!
Added by Pat Gillespie on May 12, 2013 5:53 AM
Pat Gillespie
Josephine Quillian Wall
I have transferred her to you as well as Rev. Quillian in same cemetery. Happy to do that, they are no relation to me. Have a great Sunday!
Added by Pat Gillespie on May 12, 2013 4:49 AM
Thank you for the transfers :-)
Added by ProgBase on May 10, 2013 4:33 AM
Diana B
I have made the transfers.
Added by Diana B on May 05, 2013 9:06 PM
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