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Lydia Wood James (#46891887)
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Bio Photo I'm an avid amateur genealogist that has been studying and compiling the stories & histories of my family for many years. I have research interests all over the South, but especially in Alabama & South Carolina. I'm always happy to help out other researchers, and love meeting long lost family members! If you think that we may have a family connection, please feel free to email me. I have been adding a lot more listings lately to cemeteries with incomplete transcriptions here on Find A Grave. If I have created a memorial for a family member of yours and the information is inaccurate, please let me know and I would be more than happy to correct it or transfer it to you.
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Rachel Moody
Claurie Sandifer
I think Claurie Sandifer is the same as George Laurie Sandifer 93404165. They have the Death date and Birth date...
Added by Rachel Moody on Jun 29, 2015 4:32 PM
Dee Dee
David Cullen Blackmon
Hi I was wondering if you have any information on David C. Blackmons sister, Sara A.H. Blackmon-Myrick. She was my great great grandmother and William C. Blackmon is my great great great grandfather. Looks like we are distant cousins. We have a page on facebook named Myrick Family Descendant's. Please feel free to go to this page and look around I started it about 2 months ago and there is lots of info on the family from other relatives. I look forward to hearing from you.
Dee Dee
Added by Dee Dee on Jun 08, 2015 4:24 PM
Dan Leonard
D J Bolster
Lydia, my name is Daniel Leonard, the son of Robert Leonard from Augusta, GA. I've been trying to track down the Leonard/Lenihan family. My dads Uncle Bud (Dan) and Aunt Mary raised my dad and Aunt Loretta. They always spoke very lovingly of them, giving them credit for taking them from Savannah.

Any information you might have to share about the Bolsters and or Reardons would be appreciated.

Thanks for posting this infomation.

Best Regards,


Added by Dan Leonard on May 20, 2015 12:16 AM
Betty Muschar
RE: Thank You!
Hi Lydia, I have made the transfers for you, if I missed any,please let me know. Betty
Added by Betty Muschar on May 15, 2015 1:18 PM
Thank you for bringing it to my attention that there was a duplicate. I missed the other one when mine was entered, it was an honest mistake.
Added by Kathy on Apr 04, 2015 9:33 PM
Fran Bundy
RE: Maggie C. Rice
Thank you, Lydia. I have made FAR worse errors. :)
Maggie's obit is on another memorial added because of the name being listed as Hoyt. You will want to have it placed on your memorial by Cathie. That poor that was sad.
Thank you for your assistance!
Added by Fran Bundy on Mar 24, 2015 4:25 PM
B Powell
John Junius James memorial
What a great job on this memorial. Thanks also to John Martin for sharing his family history. My maiden name is Traylor, and I am related through Terrie B Traylor/Addeline Winkler/Gustave Winkler/Mary Anna James branch.
I have one question regarding the info in the memorial. It is stated that John Junius had 9 children, only six are listed. I have populated 7 children with Mary Jane Amanda Witherington, and none with Nancy Mitchell, do you know if this is correct? The seventh is Francis Edward James born 1862. I have few resources; 1870 Census listed with the family as an 8 year old female, then in 1880 Census listed when John is a widow, and listed as an 18 year old male. I have found no other resources at all for Francis. Is this correct, and does anyone know the other siblings not listed in the memorial?
My second question regarding this area of my tree is the parentage of John's mother Rebecca Cooney Briggs. I have her parents as Elisha James and Nancy Rakestraw....why is Rebecca's maden name Briggs? How far am I off??
I have recently retired and enjoy gathering information to pass on to my descendants. It is important to me that it be as accurate as possible. I appreciate your efforts in working with "Find A Grave" and your dedication to those you serve. Your interest in the James Family, obviously peeked my interest. I have another question about the James Family tree, but will ask in another post, as it is not tied to this branch at all. Thanks for your time.
Added by B Powell on Feb 08, 2015 11:17 PM
Mi Jo
Nellie Munsell
Nellie L. Munsell (08-13-01) is buried beside Sarah Hodgson. I found a very small article in the Democratic Messenger Newspaper, published Jan 7, 1904, where a Mrs. A. Munsell was in Eureka visiting her mother, Mrs. Sarah Hodgson. (1859-1905) Block 08-13-02. An E. Munsell purchased 8 spaces here in block 8. Only spaces 1 and 2 have been used leaving 6 spaces available. The City office said they remain available for use, by family, or direct family members may choose to sell them.

Mi Jo
Added by Mi Jo on Jan 30, 2015 4:07 PM
Mi Jo
Hello Lydia,

I have taken a photo of Cora (Munsell's) Olson's headstone and Nellie Munsell's headstone. Nellie was the daughter of Elton Munsell. They are not buried in the same block in the cemetery. Cora is buried in 29-17-07 and Nellie is in block 08-13-01. There are no evident Munsells' with Nellie. I will look into it closer.(No Munsell stones near her.) Cora is in the family plot that John Olson purchased when Cora died. With her in the plot are: Space 1-Samuel C. Boardman, Space 2- John Henry Olson, (husband) Space 3- Marie (Brandon) Olson, (second wife) Space 4- Lillie (Howe) Olson, Space 5- Dorothy Olson Boardman, Space 6- unused, Space 7- Cora (Munsell) Olson, Space 8- unused. (according to city records)
I have Nellie's death notice and John and Cora's obit. If you would like to have them e-mail me at and I will forward them to you. Also, I located two other Munsell's in the files at the museum. I don't know that they are connected but I can send them. Kenneth and Gyneth (Roene) Munsell, husband and wife. Kenneth was born to Ernest C. and Katherine (Van Etten) Munsell. Kenneth was born in Schenectady, N.Y. and they were cremated, ashed location unknown at this time. I looked on Find A Grave and was unable to find a memorial for them. They both died here. Kenneth in 1990 and Gyneth in 1994.

Mi jo
Added by Mi Jo on Jan 30, 2015 12:22 PM
june adkinson
craddock jr
found wrong photo attached . added correct photo. So very sorry for error
Added by june adkinson on Jan 05, 2015 7:23 PM
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