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Sabrina King Combs (#47811077)
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I've been doing genealogy research for about 35 years. I started before you could turn on your computer and do the research from your home. While I enjoy the convenience of using the internet to do research, I still enjoy the more "hands on" approach. I've taken many trips over the years to courthouses, cemeteries, to visit elderly family members, etc. along the way. For me, the online research just doesn't bring the same satisfaction that I feel when I am able to go dig up the information in person. I've enjoyed meeting cousins that I never knew I had, and I've also been able to reconnect with family members that I've lost contact with over the years. This has become a great hobby, and I've enjoyed learning all the interesting stories, both good and bad, about my family history. I hope I have and am playing some small part in getting younger members of my family interested in what came before them.

I'm happy to share whatever information that I have. Feel free to use the grave photos that I've added without contacting me. I've uploaded them for your use. All I ask is that you list where you got the photo along with the cemetery, city, state so others can find the grave if they wish to visit it. I'm happy to take photos of graves in my area for other people and upload them to memorials here. I think of it as a kind of payment for those who have been kind enough to get photos for me. I try to take the kind of photos that I would like to have....well focused, as readable as possible, and a good angle.

As for the more PERSONAL PHOTOS, I'd like to be contacted before anyone adds them to another website or uses them in any other way. I love sharing, but I also like to know where and how my research and/or personal family photos will be used, and I like to know that credit is given to the proper individual(s) if my research or photos are used by others. I feel it's extremely important that future researchers be able to get to original sources of pictures and other documents the same way that I and others did. It's very frustrating to see a supposed photo of someone on the internet, but the person posting the photo doesn't have the original, can't tell you where the original is or any other information about it, and doesn't even know for sure that the photo is correctly identified.

I'm happy to transfer any memorials that don't belong to my family. Just let me know if I am managing a memorial which is of your family member, and I'll get it transferred to you ASAP if I'm not related. I like to see memorials in the hands of family or friends who can add to the memorial and make it the best it can be.
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Pearly Gates
RE:James Westbrook

Thanks Again, ever so much for the newspaper clipping for him as well as Sophia Tucker.


"Pearly Gales"
Added by Pearly Gates on Dec 10, 2014 5:32 PM
Tammy Mellard Wheeler
RE: Hollis Wood Grave Photo
No problem. I was glad to do it.

Tammy Mellard Wheeler
Added by Tammy Mellard Wheeler on Dec 02, 2014 1:17 PM
Arabelle
RE: Walter Boyd King Grave Photos
You're very welcome. I will be posting several more from this cemetery this week, but will revisit and take/post the rest at a later date. :)
Added by Arabelle on Dec 01, 2014 6:27 AM
Kevin Frye
L Munroe Grave 6655
Andersonville National Cemetery

Grave 6655 holds the remains of Andersonville prisoner PVT James Brown 4th New York Cavalry.

There are just two Munroe prisoners buried at Andersonville. James with the 4th Maryland Infantry and James with the 2nd Mass Cavalry. I have photographed all of the 14000 Union graves at Andersonville and have them on disk , I also have a copy of the Andersonville NTL Historic Sites databases. Also checked Monroe,, Same results.

Kevin
Andersonville Historian

Added by Kevin Frye on Nov 28, 2014 12:59 PM
Pearly Gates
Sophronia Tucker

Thanks ever so much for posting the newspaper clipping on her
memorial.

"Pearly Gates"
Find A Grave # 47194908
Added by Pearly Gates on Nov 05, 2014 8:13 PM
5chandlers
C W & Nannie Whetsel
Thank you very much for the photo.
James
Added by 5chandlers on Sep 26, 2014 10:08 AM
Babs Robinson
Sarah A Winkles
Hi, I am a Winkles descendant and I believe that Sarah A. Winkles buried in Haralson County is my ancestor by her son Thomas. Please contact me at babsrobnsn@aol.com.

Thanks,
Babs
Added by Babs Robinson on Sep 20, 2014 12:01 PM
5chandlers
RE: Nannie Whetsel Grave
Hello,
Thanks for offering to photograph Nannie Whetsel's grave. The problem with the existing photo is the guy doesn't want it uploaded to any other site without permission and he is inactive with no way to contact him. I would like a photo I can freely upload to our Ancestry.com tree, I always credit the photographer.
Thank You Very Much,
James
Added by 5chandlers on Sep 10, 2014 4:09 PM
JanisCJ
RE: William Mitchell Clay
This is the correct WM Clay who had the relationship with Malinda. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80648939t

Also, please check out the link to his wife, Rebecca Cecil. I'm sure this has some impact on William's personality. His family was affluent, not super-rich, but well-connected. His wife was from bigger money and connections. The Cecils in England had titles and positions, and Rebecca didn't let her own children forget this, and that they really WERE better than other people. OK, I enjoy the history, but I don't share the opinion, just because that line includes Lord Baltimore. :)

P.S., also to Bev's post under mine...WMC did not marry Malinda. He stayed with his wife till death parted them. Malida's children all remained Diamonds. I'd love to see the book to learn about her. Is it available now? She had such a pretty name...did it reflect her personality? The writer probably couldn't find more info because a lot of people are just stupid about not sharing stories they think are somehow "shameful." I like know what people really did, and how they really lived. If you'd like to read a really honest book about some Clay family members, it's Kentucky Clay, written by a college professor who is not shy about some of these amazing people. She is descended to WMC and Rebeccal through their youngest daughter, Kezia, who must have had somethink like Bipolar Dis. She didn't leave her room for a year, and one turn followed her husband to a visit with his mistress. She promptly set that house afire while they were still in it. She liked to remind people she was Cecil. I am descended from WMC's oldest child who was a true gentlewoman and did not bother to remind everyone she had noble roots. I can see why WMC might have needed some time away from the wife and kids.

My grandfather's sister married one of my grandmother's cousins (I forget how many removes or if he was 2nd, just def. not first) who was descended from WMC's sister Patience Chapman Clay, nothing unusual or problematic in that family except that my aunt & uncle were beautifully kind folks I loved to visit, and he lived into his upper 90s, always enjoying farmwork with his mules. I have a lot of Clays in my extended pedigree from Laurence, Boyd, and nearby.

Finally, I made this memorial and would be honored if anyone who has already made them for the Diamond children would ad him as father in the family links. Since there's not an easy way to link him to her bio, I'll add a note in his...tastefully, of course. :)

JanisCJ, part Cecil ;)
Added by JanisCJ on Aug 24, 2014 10:33 PM
JanisCJ
RE: William Mitchell Clay
Yes, indeed, it is true. Laurence Co., KY, had little involvement. The lady involved, Melinda Diamond, had children that were probably all with Grandpa Clay, and it is definitely this William. Melinda lived in Virginia, and the Clays lived in an adjacent county, Giles. A court record from 1806 fined WMC for the care of two Diamond children. These are, by default, her first two children. Her last was born before the Clays moved to Laurence Co, KY, which is the right time frame for all the children to be with WMC. The records I've seen don't show Malinda moving out of Giles. The only Malinda Diamonds in Laurence are too young to be mom Malida, though they could be a daughter or cousin. My autosomal DNA in two different programs has matches through WMC to the Diamond descendents, plus matches to WMC's ancestors. We don't share any other DNA from my pedigree.
Added by JanisCJ on Aug 24, 2014 9:50 PM
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