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Stone Branches (#47411175)
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Bio Photo I'm an avid "amateur" genealogist, living in the Great Northwest. I enjoy the history that is written on tombstones and the beautiful inscriptions left by families. I would like to help anyone that I can with researching tombstones and cemeteries. To preserve family histories is so rewarding. My family is from all over this country and I know how important it is to me to "find" them.

I've recently completed 30 years of research for my mother and presented her with her Family Tree in 2013. What a rewarding experience seeing the beautiful smile upon her face! I enjoy bringing loved ones, family & friends together.

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Laura McCreery
Charles Holland
Hi, Are you able to tell me if there is a grave marker for Charles Holland - 11 May 1935. I would consider making a trip out that way if there is. Thank you for your time and efforts.

Laura Bramble McCreery
Added by Laura McCreery on Jan 28, 2015 8:04 AM
Janice Duncan
Central State Cemetery
Thank you for your continued interest in completing the memorials for all of the persons buried in this cemetery. The records were so incomplete & you and I believe that they should be remembered!
Added by Janice Duncan on Jan 21, 2015 8:00 AM
Marshall Lewis Allen
There are three men named Marshall Allen who died in Alabama.

The first is Marshall Allen, an African American male, born in Alabama in January 1854 (shown on 1900 US Census). In 1900 he was living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with his wife, Frances Wood Allen, who he had married in Tuscaloosa County on November 21, 1893. The 1900 Census shows his father's place of birth as Virginia.

The second is Marshall Lewis Allen, a Caucasian male, born November 7, 1894 according to his World War I draft registration information (shows North Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama as place of birth). His military headstone application, signed by his wife, Vesta D. Allen (presumed to know accuracy of dates of birth and death), and his Social Security record show this same date of birth. Both of these records show his date of death as November 1962. His Florida death record shows Marshall Lewis Allen died in Bay County, Florida in November 1962. The 1900 Census shows his father's place of birth as Alabama. That Census lists his father as James M. Allen and his mother as Fredona Allen. The correct spelling of her first name is Fredonia, per her death record.

To further cloud the issue, there is also a Marshall Lee Allen, a Caucasian male, son of George W. Allen and Margaret Morgan Allen, parents listed on his death record. He died on October 14, 1955 in Tuskegee in Macon County, Alabama. He was born November 27, 1894 in Harris County, Alabama according to his military records. The 1900 U.S. Census shows his place of birth as Georgia.

There is a man named Marshall Allen who died in Elberta City in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama on June 7, 1928. He may well be the first Marshall Allen referred to above since that particular Marshall Allen married and lived in Tuscaloosa County. It may be likely that he also died in Tuscaloosa County as well, but I do not know.

Therefore, I am paying to get a copy of the certified death certificate of the Marshall Lewis who died in Elberta City, Alabama. That certificate will include his place of birth, burial location, race, and names of parents and wife (if applicable at time of death). That information will confirm whether he is indeed the first Marshall Lewis referred to above. I do not know how long it will take the state to process my request, but I will send you a follow-up report whenever I get his death certificate.
Added by Essex on Dec 29, 2014 2:57 PM
RE: Martin Family Cemetery
The oldest one I can think of would be Speck Funeral Home in Livingston, TN - they have a website and contact information. If they can't answer your questions, I'm sure they can put you on to a source who may be able to help.
Added by imagal49 on Oct 30, 2014 3:28 PM
Rita Collvins Mayfield
Margrette Taylor Martin
Received from you to me....First wife was Mary Warren b. 1820 North Carolina, d. Jan 1850 (Consumption) Wilson Co, TN. Married 27 Oct 1839 Wilson Co, TN.

Glad to hear from you. It has been a while since we last spoke. Thomas was married to Mary Warren in 1839, but I am fairly confident the Mary Taylor who died in January 1850 was not the Mary Taylor married to Thomas. The reason being, on the 1850 census, dated April 17, Mary is shown to still be alive, living with Thomas. After her death, Thomas married Henryetta Bryant August 29, 1860 in Marshall County, Tennessee.

Also Margarett could not be the daughter of Thomas and Henryetta as she was born in 1844 and they didn't marry until 1860. She also isn't the daughter of Thomas and Mary as she is not on the 1850 census with them. Not sure who her father with last name Taylor was, but I can't think it was Thomas B. She is also not the daughter of Henryetta by a former marriage as Henryetta is still living with her mother Sarah in Marshall County, on the 1860 census. I really think her link needs to be detached from both Thomas and Henryetta.

Let me know what you think.

Added by Rita Collvins Mayfield on Oct 06, 2014 7:33 AM
Juelette Fadness
RE: Thomas & Mary Ann Park
I've only made contact with a couple of other family members in my 35+ years of working on genealogy. Exciting to hear that your husband is part of this family too. If you use I have my tree there, it's called "Fadness, Jensen, Okins, Shortt Tree". It has been a very fun line to research. I just retired two months ago, so I'm looking forward to having more time to work on it. Juelette Fadness
Added by Juelette Fadness on Jan 30, 2014 10:08 PM
Juelette Fadness
RE: Thomas & Mary Ann Park
Yes, Thomas and Harriet Parke were my 3X great grandparents, and Thomas and Mary Ann Parke were my 4X great grandparents. Juelette
Added by Juelette Fadness on Jan 29, 2014 4:27 PM
Juelette Fadness
Thomas & Mary Ann Park
Thanks for the information on Thomas & Mary Ann Park. I have updated their memorials. You have set up memorials for two small boys, Elmot and William Parke, who are also buried at Freidlein cemetery. They are grandsons of Thomas & Mary Ann. I will send you a request to link them to their parents, Thomas Leslie Combs Parke and Harriet Adeline Sims Parke. Regards, Juelette Fadness
Added by Juelette Fadness on Jan 28, 2014 7:46 PM
William L. Page
Hello! I am trying to confirm the information regarding William L. Page who died in 1883 according to the following link and shows he is buried at Mount Holly Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

I have contradicting information that indicates he moved to Texas and and then to Oregon, changed his name to Charles Henry Allen, and died in Oregon in 1955.

Since there is no tombstone showing on the Find-a-Grave memorial 98341337 can you confirm that this information is correct?

Thank you for your help.

I sent an e-mail but received no response so I am trying the public message.
Added by Lookn4Folks on Jan 06, 2014 11:23 PM
Nancy Ann Patton d/o Samuel Donnell Patton
Hello Stone,

I notice that Samuel Donnell Patton is missing a daughter in the list of his children. She was from his second marriage.

Her name was Nancy Ann Patton. She married Monroe Wilson ALEXANDER, s/o Samuel Houston ALEXANDER and Manerva Catherine ABBETTS/ABBOTTS/ABBOTT ALEXANDER. Nancy and Monroe Wilson, their son Nelson Gray Alexander, Samuel Houston & Manerva Catherine Alexander are all buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma. (You have documentation for Samuel Houston and Manerva Catherine's wedding on her findagrave listing. The writing on the marriage certificate is not legible, which explains the various spellings of her last name, as well as the misspellings of her first name and his middle name on records everywhere.) I recently learned, (on PBS Genealogy Roadshow, that Samuel Houston Alexander was born when Sam Houston was governor of Tennessee. That had been a puzzle to me!)

Anyway, I wanted to let you know about Nancy Ann being Samuel Donnell's daughter and her connection to the Alexanders.

I'm the ggggranddaughter of Samuel Donnell and Samuel Houston through their children John Calvin Patton and Ella Belle Alexander Patton.

Cindy Frankenfield
Added by Cindy on Oct 16, 2013 10:48 AM
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