|Jayanna Dotson (#47783588)|
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I am in Roanoke Alabama and am tracing my familys history. I am tracing Caldwell, Floyd, Young, Waller, Benefield, Stone, Ussery and a few others. All of my family is from Georgia and Alabama. I spend quite a bit of time going through old newspapers and if I run across an obituary I check find a grave for a memorial. If I find a memorial, I will send a copy of the obituary to the contributor for the memorial. I know what it's like to be searching for any little tidbit of information and not being able to find anything. I am searching for information on my Great Great Great Granddaddy Samuel Young. He was married to Louisa Benefield and had a child Thomas Jefferson Young. Granddaddy Samuel died in the Civil War and I have no idea where his remains are at and this tugs at my heart everyday. Harvey Hester is to be commended for raising Thomas J as his own after he and Louisa married. If you have any information on Granddaddy Samuel born approx 1837 please get in touch with me. From everything I have ever heard and read the people I descend from were good, hardworking christian people and I am honored to help put together accurate information on the sweet past days of these precious, generous, kind people.|
Whatever information I post here or on ancestry please feel free to use it. Information on our ancestors is meant to be shared :)
If you find an error please let me know by using the "edit" tab on the memorial and I'll correct it.
Words of Wisdom from the past:
A matter of more than ordinary importance to the writer, concerning an old manuscript, may prove of some interest to some of our readers. At the risk of being criticized for the personal feature of it, we will here refer to it. One night recently, while removing the contents of the drawer of an old table that had been in our home since our earliest recollections, we found, among other trinkets, an old but well preserved manuscript of odd size and color. It was marked "Stevenson Genealogy" and was in the handwriting of this editor's father, the late Rev. John B. Stevenson. It was dated December 1858.
The paper spoke interestingly of the times and characters of the Revolutionary period. The scene was North Carolina. Among other things the manuscript states, "The entire ancestry of my parents were all Whigs during the Revolutionary War; and many of them fought, bled and some died in the service. William Payne (the author's mother's father) was under the command of Charles Washington James Stevenson (his other grandfather) volunteered at the age of 16 years under Capt. Hall and was several years in the service, sometimes subduing the tories and sometimes meeting the trained legions of the King."
As the moral of this, we wish to suggest that parents would do well to write a brief history of themselves and their ancestry to hand down to their children. In this way an interesting and accurate genealogical table could be kept and future generations would have a more intelligent idea of who they are and whence they came. Act on this suggestion and your children will bless you.
Note to Find A Grave Contributors:
If I sent you an old obituary, maiden name, birthday, etc... please update the memorial. If you don't have time to update the memorial please consider transfering the memorial to me. There are a considerable number of folks doing research and this site is an AWESOME tool and memorials need to be as accurate as possible. If the memorial was your loved one you would want it correct, right? Some of the late 1880's and early 1900 obituaries even give a cause of death along with other pertinant information. What may not be important to you may very well be important to that persons loved one. Remember the Golden Rule and leave the ego at the door.
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|Brenda Hope Dahlberg||Mrs. J. W. Robertson|
Mrs. J. W. Robertson #106600366 is actually Cynthia Anne Pearson Robertson. She was the daughter of James S. Pearson and his wife Sarah U. After her death Joseph remarried to Samantha M. Hester. She was born 23 May 1841 and died 9 Jan 1904.
|Imogean Magnusson McDonald||Farrar/Perrin|
I just saw your post on Find A Grave for Mary Farrar who married first Robert Melton and married second to Joseph Watkins. Through DNA I find that I am a relative of the Perrin family. I also have Watkins ancestors. I do have a Joseph Watkins but need to figure out if he is the one that married Mary. Any help appreciated.
I appreciate your time in adding the information.
Added by Ellen on Aug 11, 2013 5:39 AM
|Lewis Woodard, Jr||Theodore Hill|
This person may be my 2nd great grandfather, and I have a birthdate for him. Are there any other names on the headstone, and is there anyone buried beside him?
|Lewis Woodard, Jr||Unreadable Markers|
Are there any graves with an unreadable marker?
|Macy Myrick ||RE: Sarah Ussery l# 91346948|
Due to the length of time, there are probably a lot of us "grands". In answer to your question, I do not know. In reviewing the Ussery line for DAR#66935, the marriage record is one of the documents. Please use your judgment. My great-grandmother was Kathern McDonald daughter of Ann Ussery McDonald.
I have family members who have petitioned and were approved for the DAR using this line.
Kindest regards, Macy Myrick
|Liberty Keepers||Roy Headlee and Roy Headlee II|
The marker photo that you place on Roy Earl Headlee's memorial - 21395482 belongs on his son Roy Earl Headlee II's memorial - 111904396. I discovered the mistake and created a memorial for the son. Both are buried in the Kiuka Cemetery, Rhea County Tennessee. I would send this via SAC, but there is no SAC option for a photo and I do not want to violate policy by copying and pasting it to the correct memorial myself. Thanks!
|Richard D.Taylor||RE: Memorial Updates|
where are the updates and corrections
|Nancy Still||Thomas J. (Jefferson) Young|
just getting around to answering some of the messages and e-mails. Thanks for sponsoring Great Grandfather Thomas Jefferson Young' "grave-site". Sure makes me feel good that we finally found his resting place.
|Angel Windy's Mommy ❤ Jeanie||RE: Memorial number 15003528|
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