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Briana (#47034741)
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In March 1992, I literally stumbled upon one of the facts my aunt was missing in her tree and I was hooked. I visited my local Huntsville / Madison Co, AL Public Library, and one of the first books I randomly selected, was on local marriage records; Madison Co. Marriages, 1818-1830, Vols 2-3, & I found on p. 56, the 30 Dec 1819 marriage of our (Rev.) John GILLILAND to Sarah BRASIER (BRASHER)! Prior to this, her surname was thought to have been BROSSCALS (source unknown) and at that time, BRASILL. Her modern grave marker also notes the surname BRASILL, but it is unclear when that marker was placed. It was definitely there before March 1992 as I have photos of it from my 1st genealogy trip to the cemetery.

Most all of my direct lines have been in Alabama since
ca 1809-1860 (depending on the line) and in the SE since the Revolutionary War. Further back, some have ties to New England.

Specific areas of interest are Wilkes, Oglethorpe, Walton Co,
& Cherokee Co, GA; Lawrence, Madison, Jackson, Coosa, Talladega, Shelby, Etowah, Blount, DeKalb, Marshall, Tallapoosa & Jefferson Co, AL; Greene Co, TN, & New Hanover, Brunswick, & Chatham Co, NC.

My husband's Felch line hailed from New England (NH, VT, CT, NY) before going to MI and his White line was from AL & MS.

My main surnames are: Arnold, Bailey, Battles, (Baucom), Beaver(s), Berry, Brasher, Brooks, Brothers, Bryan, Burress, Callaway / Calloway, Cannon, Campbell, Casey, (Clark), Collier, Conn, Crump, Davis, Dudley, Durham, Duvall, Ellison, Farmer, (Felch), Fritz, Fronabarger, Galloway, Gentry, Gilliland, Godwin, Greenlee, Griffin, Hammond, Heard, Hinton, Holcomb(e), Holden, Hood, Hopper, Howard, Johnson, Jones, Kendrick, Kiser, Lee, Lindsay / Lindsey, (McCann), Melton, Mendenhall, McClendon, Milner, (Moffett), (Moore), Morton, Nyse, Parr, Pody, (Prisock), Ragan, Ray, Roach, Ricks, Robbins, Rogers, Smith, Stokes, (Sumrall), Tate, Taylor, Teal / Teel, Towler, Turner, Vines, White, Whitfield, (Wilsford), Wolf, Wright, Young.

Those in parentheses are not direct for me, but for spouse, children, siblings, or other connections.
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Nancy Cornelius
RE: Carie Galloway #14769140
I added the info only to the cemetery record picture. Not sure why you are not able to see the info. I guess the best way to add the info is to add it to the bio as well. Sorry.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Jun 19, 2016 4:08 PM
Nancy Cornelius
RE: Carie Galloway #14769140
This is added to the picture notes.....
Notes show that she is in this cemetery.
"Cemetery Records of DeKalb Co AL" Vol 1
Compiled by the Gadsden Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1966
Property of the Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Added by Nancy Cornelius on Jun 18, 2016 10:38 AM
Nancy Cornelius
Galloway at New Harmony
found the stone with the cemetery record help
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Jun 13, 2016 7:12 PM
Nancy Cornelius
Carrie Galloway
Did not intend for this to take out your photo request. Since the stone was not able to be found I was hoping this would confirm and help with finding the stone. Sorry.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Jun 13, 2016 9:48 AM
Nancy Cornelius
RE: W. J. Gentry #62106908
you are welcome. I always loved a
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Jun 09, 2016 8:41 AM
Nancy Cornelius
W Gentry
Hope this helps. Copy and paste this info as need.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Jun 07, 2016 8:49 AM
RE: Sarah Gilliland
He actually died at the battle of Spanish Fort in Baldwin County, Alabama. He was eventually buried, along with many others, in the Confederate Rest section of Magnolia Cemetery - don't know if his initial burial was in Baldwin County.
Added by G-Man on Jun 06, 2016 7:52 PM
Nancy Cornelius
WJ and WT Gentry
I have surveyed this cemetery and do not find a stone that is readable with any of the information. There are several unreadable markers in this cemetery. There is said that there is an old slave cemetery in the back of this cemetery with no markers. It is also said that when the last person buried in this cemetery was laid to rest, bone fragments were found all around where this person was placed. It was decided then that no one else could be placed in the cemetery family stone or not. There is an old cemetery record of this cemetery taken back in the 1960's and I will see if they are in that record and see if it will give me some idea to where they may be. Hopefully it will not be alphabetical order.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Jun 06, 2016 10:32 AM
Sarah Gilliland
The Magnolia Cemetery office has no record of Sarah being buried there - I have sent a message to SSBJ💔 asking them to consider changing the burial to 'body lost or destroyed'
Added by G-Man on Jun 03, 2016 7:28 PM
Tricia the Spirit Chaser🌺
Clement Cooper Galloway #112721893
you sent me an edit to link the above to his mother, Eliza Cooper Galloway. I have checked ancestry for verification and cannot find anything linking him to her other than "trees" that are user submitted. Since his mother died when he was only 2 can you possibly send me sources for this link?
*I have seen his trees on ancestry which have him, in 1850, with an Eliza Cooper in Cass County Texas. Obviously wrong census record if Eliza died in 1836*
Thanks for any verification you can provide for this link.
Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser&... on May 24, 2016 9:35 AM
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