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Johnny Ray Pannell (#46633433)
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Bio Photo NOTICE TO HACKERS: A LOT OF MY MEMORIALS HAVE BEEN HACKED INTO. I AM INVESTIGATING INTO THIS MATTER. WHEN I FIND A MEMORIAL I KNOW THAT I CREATED AND FIND SOMEONE ELSE'S NAME ON MY OLD MEMORIAL THE MYSTERY IS OVER. YOU WILL BE REPORTED!!! Having said that, I am working on the Pannell, Cain, Love, Jordan, Helms, Mashburn, Reeves, Holtzclaw, Lanier, Johnson, Morrow, Hulsey, Burnley, Underwood, Shumate, Spruill and Austin famlies on my line. I am helping my wife do research on her Crabb, Cooper, Locklear, Williams, Peek, Black, Blackmon and Newman and related families at the present time. Nearly all the memorials are our two combined families. We are doing this totally for benevolent purposes and the benefit of our family, including extended family and find a grave. Both me and my wife inherited a lot of information from both sides of the family as they keep good records. My wife and I thank all our family members for keeping such good records and passing those family records to us. In addition, since receiving the information my wife and I have put a small fortune into the family research, traveled to county Courthouses throughout the state, ordered numerous death certicates, spent many hours looking at marriage records in Probate Courts all over the State and out of state, ordered confederate markers and placed them on our families graves, typed dozens of obituaries and submitted them to free genealogy sites on the web and typed an unknown amount of information on our genealogy tree, talked to many olders relatives that have long since passed on to their reward, sent out dozens on top of dozens of letters and mailed them to relatives all over the country and spent many hours looking at micofilm of old newspapers, gathered information at family reunions and countless other things to obtains the information we have and we started the family research in 1977 and have continued to sscrifice our money and time gathering and organizing this information on our family. We have made a more detailed list of families we are researching below. Our families have both been in Georgia for a long time and most moved to Georgia a long time ago. We have a lot of family from Polk County, Paulding County, Floyd County, Haralson County, Cherokee County, Rockdale County, Bartow County, Foryth County, Fulton County, Pike County, Stevens County, Dawson County, Newton County, Cobb County, and many other Counties in Georgia too numerous to mention. We both have a lot of family that moved to Louisianna,Texas, Alabama, Mississippi.
My branch of the Pannell was in Georgia in while it was an English colony in the late 1700s. My direct line lived in Wilkes County, Georgia and my early ancestores moved to Loftus Heights, Wilkinson County, Mississippi and then to Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi and some descendants move to New Orleans, Louisianna. But my direct line of descendants moved to Old Campbell County, Georgia, and to Forsth County, Georgia and then to Milton County, and Cherokee and other Georgia counties. I am researching Josephus (Joseph S.) Pannell, who married Lydia "Liddy" Seagers (or Segers) who are my great, great grandparents.
Concerning the Crabb family, my wife's line of descent, they came to Columbia County, GA before the turn of the century, then moved to Henry, Putnam, and then settled in Polk Co, Ga, where they have a long history. My wife's branch is the Asa Crabb branch thru his second wife, Phereby Tolar (Toler or Foler) Crabb. They had one son: William Darwin "Billy" Crabb. There are only two Revolutonary War soldiers buried in Polk Co., and Asa Crabb is one of them. John C. Crabb had the first store in Polk Co, Ga and was Capt of Co A, 1st GA CAV REG, CSA and commanding officer. He rode with Brid Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest. My wife is a member of the DAR.
The Cooper family settled in the Paulding, Polk and Haralson, Co., Georgia areas. They married into my wife's line of descent. I am researching the George Washington Cooper family line. Also, I am researching the White family, who are related by marriage, to wit: The W. Barnett White branch [Barnett White married Jane E. Wethington. My wife's grandfather is Alexander Steven "Sandy" Cooper. My wife's family includes: Crabb, Crabbe, Wilson, Elliott, Wilson, Baines, Jones, Barber, Rudeseal, Coffman, Arnold, Smith, Barnes, Yarbrough, White, Weethington, Cooper, Newman, Hooper, Jinks, Gwinn, Black, Peek, Blackmon, Tolar (Toler) (Foler), York, Cook, Mitchell, Barnes, Adams, Locklear, Mayo, Harrison, Blackburn, Early, Weatherly, Maddox, Bishop, Voyles, Kinsey to name a few.
The Newman family married into the Cooper family. I am researching the Samuel Newman branch. My wife's line of descent from there is: Jesse G. Newman > Charles Wesley Newman > James Henry Marcus Newman (his dauther, Jerusha Estell Newman, married Alexander Steven Cooper). They settled into the Paulding, Haralson and Polk Co., Georgia area. We are both happy that anyone is interested in our family however we do ask you to maintain any memorials that you put up and that you take suggestions as to corrections that we make in a courteous manner. If you do not intend to manage the memorials of our family you created and you refuse to take friendly suggestions that you transfer the memorials to us and we will maintain them. In the last 2 or 3 years we have learned that some people aren't kind. There is no need for sending us unkind emails and this has always come from individuals that are high contributors i.e. 2,000 plus. We understand that you have a lot of memorials to msnage but that does not excuse rudiness in your communications to others. And if you have too many memorials to manage as some of you reply back, that is a good reason to transfer management to some family member who will manage the memorial. Certainly, I would never delete a memorial that is transferred to me. Warmest regards and thanks to the kind contributors who honestly contribute to find a grave and are kind hearted and pleasant to communicate with.

Thanks, Johnny R. Pannell. Email me about genealogy information at

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Cody Skoff
RE: James Love
Any info you have will be helpful
Added by Cody Skoff on Jun 27, 2016 9:31 PM
Cody Skoff
Col James Love
Col James Love happens to be my 2nd cousin's 6 times removed Father in law and I found this online and I'm just happy to share even if someone else might needs this info
Added by Cody Skoff on Apr 14, 2016 10:08 PM
Linda Thomas
Edmund Lumpkin
Hello Johnny,
My name is Linda and I am trying to research my mother's family through I am currently working on Edmund Lumpkin and family, I found he and his wife Annis in Find A Grave Memorial. Edmund(# 134409467) birth date is listed as 1828 and Annis (#134409807) is 1819. According to the 1860 (age 42) and 1880 Census (age 61) they were the same age. The 1870 census shows they were the same age but the writing looks like 37, the family members are the same so that helps me verify it is the same Edmund and Annis. I am wonder if Edmund's age in Find A Grave is just a typo and really should be 1818. I don't see a picture of their headstones so I can't verify that way. The memorial also lists his parent as Dickerson and Elizabeth Lumpkin, they were born in 1810. If Edmund was really born in 1819 then Dickerson and Elizabeth could not be his parents. They did have a son named Edmund H but from the 1850 Census he would have been born abt 1835 Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

Just a little extra info I thought was interesting. In the 1880 Census, Annis had P. Paralysis and was unable to work; Julia Lumpkin, a woman listed as a cousin also lived with them housekeeping (I assume to help with Annis). Edmund and Annis were 61 and Julia was 26. I assume Annis died before 1882 because I found a 1882 marriage record for Edmund Lumpkin and Julia Lumpkin. I feel very certain this is the same Edmund and Julia because Edmund's son Jessie H and Millie Jones marriage was documented/posted on the same day/same page as Edmund's. I can't find anymore information on Edmund or Julia after their marriage, I don't know a death date Edmund is in your memorial page without a death date. I would appreciate any help you can provide. I thank you for all your hard work and the headstone pictures are a great asset to documenting history.

I live in NM and I found a small old grave yard in the middle of nowhere. 30 miles to the closest town to the southwest and 80 miles to the northeast. I took pictures of the headstones but I don't know how to get them on Find a Grave, any help there would also be appreciated.
Added by Linda Thomas on Apr 12, 2016 5:06 AM
Betty Pate
Alfred M. Love
I have sent you a detailed email on you gmail account. I will truly appreciate any information you can help me with.
Added by Betty Pate on Jan 28, 2016 2:50 PM
Debbie Z*~
Levi Waldrop & Sarah Stancil
Hi Johnny,

Thank you for recently creating these memorials. I was in the process of submitting link requests for some of their children when I came across an error.

I see that John William Waldrop, memorial # 89588103, is linked as a son to Levi & Sarah and that you posted his death certificate to the memorial. John William was not their son. He was born in Paulding Co GA to Millington Waldrop and Mary Shaw. In viewing the death certificate you posted I'm not sure what it says for his father but for his mother it clearly says Shaw.

The John that was the son of Levi & Sarah is John Wesley Waldrop who is buried in Hamilton Co TX. See memorial # 71013145. I have viewed John Wesley's death certificate on Ancestry and it clearly says he is the son of Levi Waldrop and that his mother is Stancil. If you can't access that death certificate let me know and I'll get it for you.

I have submitted links for the following children of Levi & Sarah: Levi Jackson Waldrop # 19858606; Teresa Alice Waldrop Mangum # 28632728; and John Wesley Waldrop # 71013145. These are the only 3 of the 11 children whose burial sites I've located so far.

Best regards,
Added by Debbie Z*~ on Dec 13, 2015 4:54 PM
Regarding the Reeves Family
Hello - just sent a personal message to your email. Hope you can help in our research - Thanks for your time and consideration. With appreciate, v
Added by 3987VB on Aug 26, 2015 4:28 PM
Marlene Taylor
I am Marlene Hinkle Taylor. We are cousins. Nancy Caroline Hinkle is my gggrandmother. She's in an unmarked grave in Little River Methodist Church cemetery, along with two of her daughters. Years ago, with other Hinkle cousins, we were lucky enough to be shown where those graves are.
Added by Marlene Taylor on Aug 21, 2015 7:38 AM
C Bozeman
THANK YOU for putting flags on Civil war veteran
memorials! And thank you for all you do on Find A Grave!.
I'm working on civil war burials in S. GA...but have to read MANY in order to figure out which is the one I need! So pass along info. Saw one of your flags!
Added by C Bozeman on Jun 18, 2015 5:23 AM
Ann White
Thank you so much for the pictures, they are great. I really appreicate you getting them for me.
Added by Ann White on Dec 07, 2014 5:03 AM
Photo Request
Hi Johnny,
If you can call Crestlawn Cemetery and find their lot/section number I'd be happy to try and find Charles and Pearl's headstones.
(# 124868042)
Added by KB on Oct 12, 2014 12:27 PM
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