|mike reeves (#47684672)|
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My family interests are in the Reeves of Newton County, Mississippi, and Joneses of Elmore County, Alabama. "This do in remembrance..." of them in a biblical sense, if you will.|
Local historical interest in Talladega County, Alabama, formed in 1832 from land purchased from Creek Tribe at Treaty of Cusseta.
Antebellum planters and Victorian era farmers had family burial plots upon their own land. Pioneer church consecrated ground was left fallow when congregations moved. Land owners normally accommodate polite requests to photograph gravestones without an impolite citation of state law. Alabama law, Act 2007-4008, does allow access to grave sites by family members and researchers who provide reasonable notice to property owners.
The earliest marble headstones and slabs in Talladega County, dated from 1835 to 1860, are often inscribed with the name of the local quarry and/or agent. African American marble headstones during the 1910 to 1930 period were usually local burial society stones of identical size, cut, and incised design. These "Chamber" headstone's uniformity indicates a single source, as is seen in the marble tree stump markers the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society provided to its insured from 1890 to 1930.
Compilers of published tombstone records in Talladega County, Carolyn Lane Luttrell and Joseph W. & Francis S. Upchurch, observed decades ago that stones had already "...disappeared through erosion of time, vandalism, and bulldozers."
An in-the-ground interment, marked or otherwise, is no longer the cultural norm in our society. The Cremation Association of North America reported the national cremation rate rose from 3.5% to 40.5% during the last half-century, with 11% of Alabamians currently electing "ashes to ashes".
*Note: Duplicate virtual cemeteries, as well as memorials, within the county have been created. These include: "New Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery" & "Silver Run Cemetery"; "New Lebanon Cemetery No. 2" & "LeBanon Cemetery"; "Old Plum Springs", "New Plum Springs Cemetery" & "Plum Springs Baptist Church Cemetery No. 1 & 2"; "Old Providence Baptist Church Cemetery" & "Providence Church, Koosa Annex". In addition, cemeteries near the county line have been incorrectly identified as being in the adjacent county. These include "Plum Springs Cemetery" and "Cunningham-Pyles Cemetery", both with listings in Calhoun County.
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|Roger Carter||Waddell-Parsons Cemetery|
Thanks for taking all the pictures of Waddell-Parsons Cemetery.
|sharlyrob||Short & Clemons families|
I have a lot of info on the Shorts and Clemons, need more on the Reeves.
You can look at my tree on Ancestry.com or contact me by email. My Ancestry account is clanrobinson and my email is clanrobinson@ hotmail.com.
I am a member of DAR & UDC through the Short line and have them back to the 1600s.
And Clemons is one "m" officially. I have them back to Butts County before the Civil War.
|Coy ||Thank you|
Thank you for attempting to fulfill my photo request.
It is unfortunate that the grave was unmarked.
Thank you again for your effort.
Added by Coy on Nov 19, 2013 10:49 AM
|Tina ||RE: Turner Family at Pine Hill Memorial|
Hi Mike, I am just now seeing your msg. Thank you so much for letting me know about the Turner headstones etc. I appreciate all of your hard work!
Added by Tina on Nov 06, 2013 11:41 AM
|Kay Hutto Hull||Plum Springs Cemetery?|
Thanks for getting back to me. I didn't realize until after I went back looking for Elizabeth's memorial that there were 2 Plum springs on f.a.g.! Like Eastaboga-some of the graveyard is in Talladega County and some in Calhoun. I guess it depends on which direction you are coming from! There are sorta 2 cemeteries at PS, the old and the new! A couple years ago I did go out to PS looking for some dead relatives and made some memorials to go with the pics I took. I didn't see them listed but maybe they were in the other one. What a mess! I don't have any solution. I'll look back over the one's I've posted. Some of them are linked to other family members in other cemeteries. You are right, the 2 need to be combined.
|Ray ||Rice, Isbell|
Thanks, Mike. This is very interesting.
Added by Ray on Oct 31, 2013 7:30 PM
Thanks for posting the photos of these grave markers.
10703216 Mary Sanders Ogletree was the daughter of John Saunders (Sanders) and Rutha Reeves of Granville CO., N.C., and Wilkes Co., GA. Some give her parents' marriage date as 15 SEP 1795. The Ogletrees moved to Lincoln Co., Tenn., before coming to Talladega County, Alabama.
Added by Ray on Oct 23, 2013 1:16 PM
MR. REEVES: THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE BY TAKING THE PHOTO OF LEONA MORRIS FOR ME. IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED AND NOW I HAVE A HEADSTONE TO PLACE IN HER PICTURE FOR ANCESTRY. WITH BLESSINGS OF THANKS, ROXANE
|Lois McDonald||RE: Waddell photos|
OMG that is horrible! Why on earth would someone do that? I am not close related and don't know the family.
|chr1952||RE: Harriett Dulaney|
You did a wonderful job with the new photo. Please don't even consider deleting it. You've added much to the memorial with the new photo. Very kind of you to enrich the memorial as you did. If you find others that I've added that you can add anything too, please do so. These memorials are tributes to those no longer with us, and anything that makes their memorial nice and meaningful is a very thoughtful gesture.
Added by chr1952 on Sep 11, 2013 6:16 PM
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