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Joseph T. Richardson (#47312643)
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Bio Photo I grew up among the weeds and gravestones at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery south of Danville in Morgan County, Alabama, where four generations of my family lay buried. I never missed a Decoration Sunday, and hearing my loved ones talk of those who had gone before, it always felt as if they were still with us through those memories.

The genealogy bug bit me at the very young age of sixteen, and it burrowed deep into my soul and grew into a passion for history and the South. I'm now a graduate student in Southern history at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).

I surveyed Friendship Cemetery last year and photographed all of the graves. The initial work of uploading it all is done, but I am gradually researching the families and filling out their records. The listing on FindAGrave should be a complete enumeration of marked graves. I will strive to keep it updated.

I've focused a lot of my genealogy work on the family of Zachariah Dutton, but I also feel a connection to the many other families whose roots are at Friendship and in that area, or whose paths have crossed that of the Dutton family. Some names, by no means inclusive: Penn, Day, McDonald, Gibson, Hogan, Simpson, and Kitchens.

I have many other roots among the early settlers of Alabama, including the surnames, in North Alabama: Alldredge, McCulley, Keel, and Frazier; and in South Alabama: Richardson, Cook, Bowdoin, and Green. In South Carolina, my lines extend back into the Douglass and Hodges families.
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Nettie F Lovelady Martin
Find A Grave # 48076981: according to her head stone she is the daughter of Amos V & Martha W Lovelady

Amos Find A Grave# 28354278
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Added by Bill Wallace on Feb 11, 2015 10:28 PM
Pine Grove Cemtery in Lafayette Co MS
You posted a couple of pictures from this cemetery. I am needing directions. The Westmoreland photos you posted are my grandparents
many times back. Also do you know anything about the Martha N Lambert that is listed? Thanks!

Added by Marka on Jan 22, 2015 6:21 PM
kelly browne
Thank you
Thanks for the photos of the Hunters, with the broken headstones. I really appreciate your making a "whole" photo of them.
Added by kelly browne on Jan 01, 2014 4:23 PM
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Added by Gene Hill on Oct 03, 2013 5:12 AM
Pam Harmon Brashear
RE: Asherbranners
thank you and I understand what you are working on as my husband just finished his Doctorial in education
Added by Pam Harmon Brashear on Sep 12, 2013 3:19 PM
Laura Walker Young
RE: Friendship Cemetery picture
Sorry I just saw this message.. I believe this photo is at my moms home along with many others
I will check and see what I can find for you!

email me
Added by Laura Walker Young on Aug 16, 2013 3:25 PM
Faded Genes
Reuben Hatley Echols
Thanks for correcting the error. Don't know why I put the memorial in Johnson Chapel Cemetery, the obituary plainly says old Friendship. Thanks.
Added by Faded Genes on Aug 01, 2013 8:34 PM
Memorial #64586285 Hayden Mayhew
OMG!! Hayden C. Mayhew is my husband's Great Grandfather! I researched him for years....then finally gave up & haven't looked for him in over 10 years. Then out of the blue I decided last night to try again! Not only did I find this picture of his gravestone (which is in itself an awesome sight) & cemetary information - "findagrave" sent me to & found the article about the trial of the man who shot him!! I can't believe it! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Added by SUSAN MAYHEW on Mar 16, 2013 4:51 PM
Arleta ♥
Betty Dove Whitehead Comer
Joseph, I made Memorial # 68788095 which is in Sulligent City Cemetery and you posted stone photos for me.

I have since found another (older) memorial for this lady which was put in the wrong cemetery. The manager of the memorial has corrected his error.

Would you please transfer your photos from Memorial # 68788095 to Memorial# 48907345?

I hate asking you to do this for me, but I need to delete my duplicate memorial but don't want to until the stone photos are removed.

Thank you so much and please let me know when you are finished so I can delete my duplicate.
Added by Arleta ♥ on Jan 27, 2013 6:18 PM
Margaret and Darrell Lancaster
RE: Christopher Columbus Witt
Thanks for the information! I would appreciate a copy of the picture Elizabeth and William Syrus Witt.

Thanks you!
Added by Margaret and Darrell Lanc... on Dec 31, 2012 2:51 PM
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