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Robin Sterling (#47684307)
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Bio Photo Robin Sterling has over 30 years experience researching the history of the North Alabama area. His area of concentration includes Blount, Cullman, Winston, and Walker counties. Sterling has created several books of newspaper clippings, cemeteries, Confederate soldiers, WWI draft card abstracts, and census information.

Sterling has been honored with having his books purchased by libraries in Huntsville, Gadsden, Birmingham, Cullman, Double Springs, Decatur, and Moulton, as well as libraries in Texas and Indiana. Complete sets of his books can be found at Wallace College at Hanceville in Cullman County, the Double Springs Archives in Winston County, the Blount County Museum in Oneonta, and the State of Alabama Archives library in Montgomery.

Please visit my Book Store at the link below.
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Tedder Cemetery, Cullman Co, AL
Hi Robin,

I noted you had a cemetery photo posted for Maude YOUNG but had entered it under Leslie YOUNG #111152967. Not sure if they are the same person but there is a Maude YOUNG listed in Tedder Cemetery #123679658. Can you move the photo to that memorial which I think is correct?

Many thanks for all your hard work,
Added by Dianne on Feb 01, 2016 6:21 PM
Misty Tune
William "Bill" Maurice Busby
Hello, I was wondering if you might have some information about my ancestor's burial place? His name is William "Bill" Maurice Busby. I can't find an exact birth date, but I have a year: 1941. He died March 14, 1958; according to an article I have from The Advertiser, which I believe was a Winston County newspaper at the time.

His obituary says "Services were held from Old Union Church, with an overflow crowd in attendance. Nichols Funeral Home directed interment in adjoining cemetery."

I haven't a clue if he was buried somewhere in Haleyville, which is where the funeral home is located (internet search) and still operational, or if he was buried at "Old Union" cemetery.

I asked a lady who had taken a photo of the oval/ceramic picture he has on his tombstone from and all she told me was that he was buried at Old Union in Nauvoo.

The allure of locating his burial place is so that I can take my own photo of what appeared to be a lovely marble headstone with his photo on it and possibly find out his full birthday.

I have been to Old Union in "Nauvoo" (which was more closer to Lynn after 3 trips trying to find the place) and scoured the entire small cemetery and had two family members with me. We could not find him or his grave there. This Old Union's address is 2640 County Road 70, Nauvoo, AL, 35578. There were some unmarked headstones (white bricks in the ground), but no beautiful tombstone like I had seen.

I tried to contact the Nichols Funeral home via their website last year to ask if they had information on the specific cemetery where he was buried, but they never contacted me.

My only conclusion is he is buried somewhere I don't know or he is (unfortunately) now residing in an unmarked grave at this Old Union cemetery in Nauvoo/Lynn.

Any help would be so appreciated. A lady on here told me you were the one who might know, if anyone would know. Thank you whole heartedly.
Added by Misty Tune on Jan 22, 2016 10:37 AM
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Looks like there may be quite a few of these--let me know if I should delete 107836220...thanks!
Added by RobMinteer57 on Jan 03, 2016 9:03 PM
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Same as before--let me know if I should delete 107836205...thanks!
Added by RobMinteer57 on Jan 03, 2016 9:01 PM
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It seems that someone put several dozen names in both Mt Joy Cemeteries--here and 25 or so miles away in Cullman County. Let me know if 107836114 is in the wrong cemetery and I'll delete it--thanks!
Added by RobMinteer57 on Jan 03, 2016 8:44 PM
Debbie Z*~
Cullman Co Newspaper Books
Hi Robin,

One week ago today I received my 3 copies of your Cullman Co newspaper books. I'm having a hard time putting them down. Thank you so very much for publishing these books! I found a lovely obituary for my ancestor, Darling McGlathery, whose death date was previously unknown. Of course I've found information on many others in my extended family and am enjoying all the interesting tidbits.

Best regards,
Added by Debbie Z*~ on Nov 22, 2015 8:55 AM
Randy V Jackson
Put. Houston A. McKinney
Robin...Man am I glad I found you. Randy Jackson here. I am a decendant of Pvt. McKinney buried in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery in Haleyville, AL. I am the GGGS of Houston McKinney buried in the Sparks Chapel Cemetery in Franklin County Alabama. I have been looking for Pvt. McKinney's grave since the early 90's. Thank God for Find a Grave...I also discovered your book: "Winston County, Alabama Confederate Soldiers". Is the book still available? I NEED a copy. Randy

Houston McKinney is the UNCLE of Houston A. McKinney

Houston McKinney is the BROTHER of Alexander McKinney
Alexander McKinney is the FATHER of Houston A. (Alexander) McKinney
Alexander and Houston McKinney are sons of Johnson McKinney
I know where Johnson and Alexander are buried but at this point I will not mention their burial site due to I don't know the proper spelling.

Please contact me at your earliest convenience...Randy AND Thank You...!
Added by Randy V Jackson on Oct 23, 2015 11:34 AM
Patty Timmer
Archie Flemming
Memorial # 45343260, you posted a picture of the headstone on this memorial. This is my grandfathers headstone, I had submitted a photo request months ago, but I ask for it to be posted to mu correct memorial # 116251388.You may had already posted this one. I did not see this memorial because the name is spelled wrong. is it possible you can copy that image to my memorial? it would really mean alot to us. i have requested the incorrect memorial be transferred to me in the interim if you can post your image that would be great !
Added by Patty Timmer on Sep 26, 2015 4:18 PM
Hays Cemetery on findagrave
Hi Robin,

I am hoping you might add the same cemetery photo from #85182019 to her husband's memorial #16464152. I of course can do it too but wanted your name to be on it since you took the photo.

Thanks for your time,
Dianne, San Diego Co, CA volunteer, a distant cousin of both
Added by Dianne on Apr 19, 2015 11:56 AM
RE: Blue Ridge Cemetery in Blount County
Thanks for your reply. I found this cemetery in the early spring. The two Hipp stones had a tree laying across them and I had to pull one out from under the tree. One stone only had part of the bottom left. Do you know where the small Hipp Family Cemetery is?
Added by RBT on Aug 24, 2014 8:24 PM
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