|Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)|
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For many years, my most important project was documenting all of Hollywood Cemetery in Atlanta, Ga. It is privately owned & the cemetery's maintenance, leaves you asking why? It is in terrible condition, for the most part and the owners apparently turn a blind eye. They have records, but are unwilling to help, unless they are paid to do so - and that help is minimal. |
I try to research & link the names on everyone I add. Any help is always appreciated
Two years ago, James Stephens (bless his heart) came along & wanted to help. My son & I had taken thousands of pictures, but there were area's that were just really rough. James has poked & prodded & gotten into those areas. He has systematically worked to photograph each marker & post the pictures. Basically you can only work there after frost until early spring, as the growth is prolific (weeds, briars, kudzu). The cemetery is in a less than nice neighborhood, so one has to be careful there. The cemetery has been growing up since 1970, so it is much like a jungle. Pictures & someone telling you how bad it is, cannot express the real conditions. James has now completed the entire cemetery. Many graves have no markers - they have been added by death certificates & obituaries & Franklin Garrett's Necrosis records. For the general location of graves at Hollywood, go to www.stephensroots.com - then click on "Other". You can also click on LOCATOR, then search the maps.
The owners have labeled Hollywood as non-perpetual care. Any damage done to markers because of vandalism (prevalant there) stays that way, unless the family steps in & repairs the damage. Since 100 years have passed when the cemetery started, immediate family members & offspring have also passed away. Sad that this old cemetery was so beautiful at one time - maybe, one day enough people will care to restore it. Hollywood the Beautiful no longer reflects this name.
The project I am also now working on is the old Historical Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta - once known as Atlanta City Cemetery. Over 70,000 are interred there, more than half are children. The staff there are most helpful.
Read more about Hollywood Cemetery on Tracie's Blog.
If you find your relative here at Hollywood, please leave flowers & a note, stating your relationship, so that others looking for them, will find you, also.
Please Note: I do not transfer anyone kin to me or anyone buried at Hollywood Cemetery (at this time). We are still working on Hollywood and our work is nearing completion.
Let me know if I can help in any way.
My Direct Line Surnames are: Brantley, Ansley, Payne, Jarrett, Sherrill, Peacock, Smith, Springfield, Wilson, Langston, Styles, Sturdivant, Smithwick, Linder, Duncan, Costler & Stallings.
THE STORY TELLERS by unknown
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 & make them live again, to tell the family story & to feel that somehow they know & approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but,instead, breathing life into all those who have gone before. We are the storytellers 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.
"Those we love don't go away...They walk beside us every day...Unseen, unheard, but always near...Still loved, still missed and very dear."
Life has it's ups and downs, sometimes happiness and sometimes sorrow, but we must not ever forget the people who have gone before us. Their trails were more difficult and their losses many, but with out their efforts and struggles, you and I wouldn't be here.
Remember.........That which you share, multiplies and divides. That which you withhold, diminishes and dies. W. Clement Stone
Do your best to share your time, your knowledge, your pictures, your entries. Hoarding names helps no one and they remain basically a naked name with hopefully some part of a date - nothing else.
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|R Hill||RE: Alice Dobson - Hollywood Cemetery|
Apoplogies for the delay -- tied up with daughter's wedding plans. The damaged photos have been removed from this memorial.
Added by R Hill on May 19, 2013 6:59 AM
|Betty Jo Pierce Hobbs||edmund smithwick 1789-1856|
Judy, I am into ancestry.com searching for my Smithwick ancestors Edmund Smithwick 1789-1856,Piety Skinner Smithwick 1790-1870 and daughter Sara Josephine Smithwick Kirk 1829-unknown. I have a print out from the internet showing the three are buried at New Salem cemetery next to New Salem Baptist Church at 836 New Salem Rd NW, Kennesaw Ga 30152. My family and I have been there several times looking for their grave site stone/marker and have not been able to locate them. It is an understanding that they were among the first to be buried in New Salem.
Can you tell me where you got this infomation so I/we can follow up on our researching?
I will greatly appreciate any information from you or anyone can share with me.
|Peggy Morrison||Canasada King Springfield|
Dearest... I am looking for info on Mrs. Springfield's family mainly her brother Isaac W. King.
If you know of a family Bible in that family could
they please contact me. I think she may know his info that I havent been able to find. Also in 1900 Census in McMinn Co TN she and her husband was keeping his oldest child...James Martin King. I would like to know if they have information on who
he married and I have heard he had two girls.
My son is Isaac's greatgreatgramdfather... so we
are really searching for this information. Contact me at email@example.com Much appreciation for any help you can give me.
Hi Judy, Find a Grave is driving me crazy. I do a thorough search in Oakland for someone, they aren't there, I create a memorial, and the next time I look, there is one created years ago by you. I am going to write to the admins about it, but wanted to ask you first in case something else is happening, like if you are fixing names or dates or spellings that might not have shown up the first time. It's just happening so much that I feel like there must be a glitch.
Added by L Ferree on May 06, 2013 8:14 PM
|Meg Coughran Collins||Daniel A. Petree|
I saw your memorial for Daniel Ashbury Petree in Mossy Spring Cemetery in Union County, TN. This is a relative of mine through my great-grandfather, Socrates Jerome Petree. My records & research have Daniel's middle name as Asbury and not Ashbury. Can you tell me where you found Ashbury? Daniel's brother was Isaac Campbell Petree, father of my Socrates. My great-grandfather changed the spelling of his last name from Petree to Petrie either during or just after medical school. Are you connected to this family in any way? I look forward to hearing from you.
-Meg Coughran Collins
|Grayson ||Eliza Briscoe Woodall|
Thanks, Judy, for remembering Eliza. She was such a warm, generous person who shared history with us all. I'm from a nearby county and she had me over and took me through the Big Coon, explaining the history as we went. How nice to remember her!
Added by Grayson on May 03, 2013 12:16 PM
|L Ferree||RE: Marvis Belle Kuhrt|
No, I don't think so. I think you are seeing "Mary Isabelle Kuhrt" whom you've already added, except you added her as Isabelle. So you can delete "Marvis".
Added by L Ferree on May 02, 2013 8:37 AM
Agnes House Broome birth date off.
This one is not yours, but the owner is inactive. I just thought that I would let you know as you have the majority at this cemetery.
Added by Bud on May 02, 2013 8:35 AM
|Tim Oliver||Powell / Houston Family|
Thank you for making the appropriate family links.
|Robert Louis Daniell||William Lawson Peel and Family|
Thank you for your help with this family in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga. I very much appreciate the transfers.
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