|Brian Presley (#47262622)|
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If you're one of those contributors who feels that the Findagrave.com guidelines don't apply to you, we probably won't have much to talk about and you'll probably wish later you'd steered clear of me. Just fair notice. The guidelines are there for a purpose. Respect them or respect me enough not to bother me.|
With that said, if the above doesn't apply to you, there isn't much I wouldn't do that is within my power to help you if you need some local hunting done for burial places or pictures taken in this area. Once I got bitten by the genealogy bug, my chief regret is that I didn't find it when other relatives were still living. My grandma, for instance, took many answers to her grave with her simply because she had no reason to think I had any interest in the family history and, to be fair, at that time, I didn't.
I live in central Kentucky (Madison County) and got involved on this site this past spring (2010) when I got involved in researching my Leger roots in Rockcastle County and the surrounding areas in Kentucky and the Morey family in the Mitchell County area of south-west Georgia. I have also, between this site and Facebook, gotten in contact with some Presley relatives in the Lexington area of Kentucky, though I believe our line can be traced back to east Tennessee. Come to think of it, our Leger ancestors also came here from east Tennessee.
I've traced my Leger family line back to my great-great-great granddad, William Franklin Leger, who died about 1907 and is buried in Jackson County on land that once belonged to his son, Christopher. William Franklin Leger and his three eldest sons all fought in the American Civil War. All of them returned and lived into the following century except the first born son, Franklin Leger. Not much is known about him yet but we don't believe he made it back from the battle field. My great-great granddad, Isaac Leger, one of the younger children, was around 5 years old when the war broke out.
William Franklin Leger and his elder children came to the Jackson County area, probably via Corbin KY, from Tazewell, Tennessee before the war. Like most of this family, he was married multiple times but lived with my great-great-great grandma, Rhoda King Leger, in the Sturgeon area of Jackson County. Their son, Isaac Leger (1855-1940), married Elizabeth Robinson(1855 or 56-1941), daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Cook Robinson, of Clay County KY and they had (I think) 8 children, two of them sons. The second to last daughter, Eunice Leger, born 1892, died 1982, was my great-grandmother.
Eunice's mother, Elizabeth Robinson Leger, not to be confused with her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Leger, hailed from Clay County but I have not yet been able to spend a lot of time on this branch of the family. We know that her parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Cook Robinson. One never runs out of work to do in this field of study.
It never ceases to astound me the lack of respect for other contributors that some on this site show, not to mention the lack of reverence for the memory of the deceased. If you're here only in search of a "high count", please log off and start collecting matchbox cars or baseball cards. Those who take this site seriously and wish to see it used to the maximum benefit of other contributors would thank you in advance.
March 26, 2013: Several people had sent me correction suggestions, I had the emails grouped together in one folder and now can't find the folder. Sort of like tying a string around your finger as a reminder, then forgetting what it was supposed to remind you of, I guess. If you sent me a suggested correction and I did not make the correction, please send it again, through the memorial in question. Don't ask me to place full obituaries in the memorials. I'm not going to do it. Full obits don't belong, especially when not credited per Findagrave.com guidelines and that is all I am going to say about it. Go around me and get them added and when I find it, I will remove it. If you place an obit in the flower section, I'll replace the entire memorial.
Please be more of a mature adult than Findagrave.com contributor Rhonda Payne Richardson, contributor # 47196156, a person whose parents obviously did not feel it necessary to bring her up with an appreciation for rules or with a decent level of respect for those who do try to follow them. Some people just go through their lives without ever maturing past about a 5th grade level.
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|LeisaCarol Simpson||RE: Your work|
You're most welcome Brian. I cannot thank you enough.Our cemetery is very secluded and it was super nice of you to come all this way. Now, I can visit my dad,grandparents and other family members any time!
God bless you!
|LeisaCarol Simpson||Your work|
I just wanted to thank you for taking and posting the photos of my family's cemetery (Swafford Branch Cemetery, Clay County). I was able to add my own photos with your photos of their marker stones. God bless you in your work. You are doing a great thing for our families!
|Geoffrey Williams||Cecil Morey|
Cecil Morey was buried in the Akridge Cemetery:
1922 Cecil MOREY M B 10 Sep 1922 Milledge Christopher MOREY Avie B BUTLER Laverne M Of Coolidge Akridge Cemetery Coolidge Thomas GA USA Pelham 229/294-2661 Zip 31738 KLN Keziah Atkinson Morey Forum Email 1916 09
2006 Cecil MOREY M D 07 Aug 2006 Milledge Christopher MOREY Avie B BUTLER Laverne M Of Coolidge Akridge Cemetery Coolidge Grady GA USA Pelham 229/294-2661 Zip 31738 KLN Keziah Atkinson Morey Forum Email 1916 09
Do you want me to memorialise him?
These Moreys are YDNA I2b too, same as KLN RI Roger, KLN RI George, and KLN English Maunder. We have them genetically linked, but not genealogically yet.
Kind regards, Geoffrey
Morey Forum, New Zaeland
|andrea dudley||edit relationships.|
53277657, lee reed, is john r. reeds son. both in squire hensley cemetery, oneida, ky. thanks
|Audrey Russell||Christopher Ledger|
Brian, do you know if Christopher Ledger (1850-1941) had a son or grandson Christopher Ledger (1899-1992 Jackson Co., Ky.)that married Carrie Messer they were the parents of my Aunt Daisy Ledger Metcalf Davidson. Thanks Audrey
|Nikki Clemons||RE: Robert Clemmons grave|
My cousin has but I still have not :(
|Kim Jackson||John and Hester May|
I was wondering do you know where Hester Hazlewood May and John T. May's graves are? Sarah J. May- Clark's parents .
|Joey Tesmer||Claud Oliver|
Let me start with thank you so very much. I am a priest without the ability to travel. The picture you posted is clear and moved me to near tears. My grand daddy (Troy V Oliver) took me there to his fathers grave (Claud Oliver) when I was a boy, and it shook him and meant so much to him to be sure I knew where it was. He has since died, and what remains of our family all live in Alabama, and southern North Carolina. Anyways I reckon I just want you to know that what you did means so much to those of me, and wanted to say I will give thanks for you tonight when I pray, and will mention your good works at mass next week as an example of giving to strangers.
God bless you,
Father Joseph Tesmer
|Audrey Russell||Della Wagers|
do you know who she was married to (Ball or Haynes)the death years match to Della Haynes (2nd husband), her maiden name was Wagers, 1st husband Junior Ball. Interment Hensley Cemetery. Thanks
Thank you for providing the photo of my GGrandparents, George H and Melda Estridge Pigg final resting place. I appreciate it
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