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Mark (#47549215)
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Love the old places, the feel, the whole atmosphere surrounding the old cemeteries and abandoned buildings. Like to try and stay in touch as to where my family has come from. The idea of simply being forgotten once buried is just to me simply disrespectful.
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tania thompson
photo of Jesse W Lord
Hi Mark, i am so sorry I'm late on my heartfelt thank you for photo you shared with me of my gg grandfather. The holidays had me all scattered. Hope 2015 has been a good year for you so far! Sincerelhy, Tania
Added by tania thompson on Jan 26, 2015 7:08 PM
tania thompson
Jesse W. Lord
Hi Mark. I was wondering if you would mind to send a photo of Jesse Lord to me? He's my gg grandfather. Thank you so much.
Added by tania thompson on Nov 01, 2014 10:42 PM
Ann Kennedy Patton
Sailers Cemetery
I tried to send an email but it kept being kicked back. Computers!!!, gotta love them. So I'm sending via Find A Grave.
I did not originate this Sailers Cemetery off of B. Wilson Rd. I think Jackie Lowery did, Find A Grave# 47089151. I'm sure she would be glad to add your directions. Be sure to include your Find A Grave# on correspondence w/ her. I would be glad to include your directions if I had control over cemetery. I do control the other Sailers Cemetery in Jackson county that is located south of Commerce if you need anything added to it.
Added by Ann Kennedy Patton on Jun 06, 2014 11:37 AM
RE: James N Chatham
Forsyth County Hist. Society & Civil War Records for Forsyth County & US Census Data.

Added by M C on Mar 24, 2014 8:55 PM
Denise Roffe
RE: Day photo request
I found her, Mark! Donna Parrish's book and John Salter's book (came out in 2011) are my go-to resources. I will upload the photos soon... let me know if you'd like the full resolution copies sent to your e-mail. Happy New Year!
Added by Denise Roffe on Jan 01, 2014 2:28 PM
Photo Requests
Hello Mark,

I went to Green Lawn Cemetery today to take the pictures you requested. Before I post the one for Sammy, I wanted to make sure I found the one you're looking for. You asked for a picture of the marker for Sammy W. Burks. I found the marker for Sammy B. Burks who was married to Betty Burks. They are buried next to Curt, Mary and Billy. Sammy B. was born in 1949 and died in 1981. If this is correct, I will post the pic for you.


Added by ncpaschal on Dec 04, 2013 6:56 PM
Jean Bryson
Chatham Middle Initial
Hi Mark,

I'm sorry but I didn't get to the genealogy society library while in Cumming. They are very knowledgeable there and they might be able to help you if you call them. They're website is:

I also had another thought : check out Don Shadburn's books at the library. Don knows everything about Forsyth County! His first book was on the Pioneers of Forsyth. His web site is here:

Don't know if this will help since you have already searched civil war records, but I did a Google search and found both a James M. and a James N. on the Civil War pages at:

James M. (Monroe) married Mary Wallis
James N. married Elizabeth Castleberry

There is a picture of both of their headstones there.
Added by Jean Bryson on Jul 03, 2013 7:03 AM
Rice headstones at Blacks Creek

I visited the Blacks Creek Baptist Church Cemetery sometime in March 2010 and uploaded several headstone photos on March 23 & 24, 2010 including headstone photos for:

George Harrison Barnett
Henrietta G. Barnett
Sydney Josephine Barnett
William B. Barnett
D. Hardeman Bone
Hattie I. Bone
Minnie L. Bone
William M. Bone
Bennett W. Brown
Susan A Swindle Brown
Betty Lou Calloway
Charles Calloway, Jr.
Susie Calloway
John T. Culbertson
Mandy Dove
Beanigbra Perry Freeman
Albert Lord
Middleton G. Lord
Nathaniel S. Lord
Sallie Malcomb Lord
Richard R. Minish
Charlie W. Perry
M. V. Haggard Perry
Parthena C. Perry
J. D. Rice
Lucy Lord Rice
Fradie Sorrow
A Elizabeth Perry Swindle
Soloman M. Swindle
Ellie S. Swindle
W. B. J. Swindle
J. W. Thomas
Mary Jane Winters

and also added a general cemetery photo which was accepted for the site. Please note these are all located on the Blacks Creek Baptist Church Cemetery site located in Madison County, Georgia (not Jackson County, GA). This site has 362 headstone listings.

The website for the church ( states: "We are actually located in Madison County . . . "

The photos of the Rice headstones were taken by me the same day I took all the other photos at Blacks Creek and were posted 2 years before you posted what looks like these same photos on your memorials. I have no idea how this could have happened. I'm happy that Ed Saye has posted much better photos than the ones I took in 2010 - his are a wonderful addition to the memorials.

I think more people might find the listings at the site in the correct county and would suggest that the 9 listings on the Jackson County site be merged into the 362 on the Madison County site.

I am transferring the two Rice memorials as you requested.

Thanks for your contributions to Find a Grave.

Added by pbsancestry on Jun 27, 2013 12:52 AM
Jean Bryson
RE: James Chatham
Hi James, we're in the middle of moving and other family changes, and I really don't remember if I answered this or not. I am at my sister-in-laws house in Cumming for a couple of days and I'm going to try and get up to the Forsyth Co. Genealogy library and I'll see if I can find out anything for you. I really don't know anything about the Chatham family as I'm mostly looking for my husband's family which are the Castleberrys. Sorry I can't be more help.
Added by Jean Bryson on Jun 26, 2013 10:39 AM
Gathering Roots
Allen Cemetery Location
I found it on internet .Here is link to it:
Added by Gathering Roots on Apr 10, 2013 7:20 AM
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