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- the Magruders of Florida (c. 1860-present: Brevard, Volusia, Orange, Seminole, and Jefferson counties), Georgia (c. 1785-1860: Brooks, Thomas, Monroe, Richmond, McDuffie, and Columbia counties), and Maryland (1652-1850);
- the McGarrity family of Texas (Brownwood/Brown County);
- the Noble family of Alabama (Anniston/Calhoun County, etc.), Georgia (Floyd County), and Pennsylvania;
- the Bell family of Alabama (Anniston/Calhoun County, etc.), Georgia (Atlanta area), and South Carolina (Charleston and St. James Goose Creek);
- the Smith and Norris families of Alabama (primarily Fayette County, pre-Civil War and beyond); and
- the Persons family of central Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia.
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|E Jones||RE: Lila Battey|
You are welcome.
Added by E Jones on May 01, 2013 6:32 AM
|Sharon Crowley Connor||RE: Metcalfes|
You're certainly welcome. Sharon
|mike minnick||Jerry Persons|
J, greetings. i don't know where to start with my memories of uncle jerry and my great aunt alice (allie). i was just a youngster when we went to visit them in washington dc. i had no idea about his first wife, i just knew he and allie had no kids. alices' two brothers, james and carl (my granddad) died in 1956 and 1959 respectivly and her dad adam also in 1959. my dad was carl's only child so we were the closest blood kin living near her. my dad loved his aunt and we visited the house in dc fairly often.
as for a tough life, it had to be brutal.i'm pretty sure the kids had alot to try to live up to. i don't know anything about his kids except what i've read in articles on the net. it took me almost a year to find out where he and alice were buried. i finally got a brief email from his son's wife saying arlington. i spent a few hours on the phone with the nice people at arlington who finally found the info. i have been to their grave many times since. ironically my dad and mom are buried a few hundred yards from them. they would have been happy to know that. i would love to get any info you care to share. please keep in touch. thank you for the updates to my find a grave entries. thanks again..mike
|Joe Stoner||RE: Lamar Lafayette Magruder, Jr.|
I added two memorials from the same plot Mary Lemon Magruder and Mary Jane Magruder Pitts that I would transfer to you if you wish. Also you may add Sec 17 Lot 357 to the record.
|Ernest Rucker||Magruder-Drake Cemetery|
Just wanted to let you know that I photographed all tombstone in the cemetery.
|Bill||David Watson Taylor bio # 49322990|
J, here is the David Watson Taylor memorial bio. The title for the memorial should be corrected to RADM. He was only promoted to the
rank of Rear Admiral. Hope this helps some.
Taylor, David Watson, a U.S. marine architect, was responsible for building the first (U.S.) ship-model testing establishment, at Washington (D.C.) Navy yard, and formulated certain basic principles of ship design. In 1877 his father sent him off to Randolph-Macon College in, Virginia. Although only thirteen years old, Taylor was not the youngest member of his class. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, England, with the highest grades made until then at those institutions. He displayed his talent for writing in concise, readable, scientific language in his first book "Resistance of Ships and Screw Propulsion" (1893). Beginning in 1899, Taylor undertook his first studies to find what characteristics of a ship hull governed its water resistance. By a methodical series of extensive proportions, internationally known since 1910 as the Taylor Standard Series, he determined the actual effect of changing those characteristics and thus made it possible to estimate in advance the resistance of a ship of given proportions. His "The Speed and Power of Ships" (1910), which sets forth this knowledge, is still an informative publication in its field. The navy promoted him to the rank of Commander in March 1899, to the rank of Captain in March 1901, and to the rank of Rear Admiral in 1917. From 1914 until 1922, he was Chief Constructor and chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repair and was responsible for the design and construction of surface and submarine vessels and of aircraft for the U.S. Navy, including the first plane to fly the Atlantic. He made many other contributions to aeronautics in 15 years of service on the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Among many distinguished awards, he received the John Fritz gold medal in 1931 for outstanding achievement in marine architecture, and the first David W. Taylor medal in 1936 from the Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineers. In 1937 the Navy named the new U.S. naval model basin at Washington the David W. Taylor Model Basin in his honor.
Added by Bill on Feb 20, 2013 8:12 AM
|Bill||David Watson Taylor bio|
I think I have a David Watson Taylor bio. It's about 4 paragraphs. I need to run it by someone to see if it looks OK. I'll send it to you as soon as possible.
Added by Bill on Feb 17, 2013 10:01 AM
|Bill||Transfer Memorial for Adm. David Watson Taylor|
The bio for Adm. David Watson Taylor, Find A Grave Memorial# 49322990, is not in very good condition. Only two of the links are valid (Links to other websites or email addresses are not allowed within any memorial.) With all due respect, I think that Adm. David Watson Taylor deserves more than a one line about being "instrumental in the development of the modern US Navy." I don't think this bio does him justice for his naval accomplishments. All his accomplishments are probably too numerous to list is a Find A Grave Memorial. The United States Experimental Model Basin was informally known as The David Taylor Model Basin (DTMB) at one time.
Would you consider transferring this memorial to me? I know someone who works for the Navy at the "Naval Surface Warfare Center" where DTMB is located and is writing a book on Adm. Taylor and would be glad to supply a brief bio and other info.
Added by Bill on Jan 30, 2013 2:33 PM
|Dennis Fields||Leila Magruder Chiles|
Transferred 57767229 to you per your request
|Chihuahua Lover||William Sessions|
I have the photo of the Sessions head stone, and I will post it next week sometime. It is just a Large upright stone with the name Sessions on it. No first names or dates. TErri
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