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William Anthony Watkins (#47007064)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 8 days
Morgan H
Josiah Fowler
Thank you for adding the photo of Joesire (Josiah) Fowler's grave in Piney Grove near Florence. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this.

Added by Morgan H on Sep 22, 2017 7:49 PM

Carol Hudson
RE: Memorial 5328604, Homer Linden Reeder
You asked about Threet. The name Threet is such an unusual name that I'm pretty sure there is a connection. However, I have never lived in Alabama and don't live in Alabama now so I really don't know much about the community. My grandfather, John Franklin Threet, was born in Cypress Inn, TN, just four miles from Threet. He and all but one or two of his siblings are buried in Florence, most in Florence Cemetery. You are welcome to look at my family tree, if you are a member of Also, my grandfather and grandmother's Find A Grave records have some info - 53083487 and 53082779 - siblings, mostly.

I have looked back at some of the other info I've seen (because I know I've seen Threet as a place in some of my family's records) and I found (so far) just one reference to Threet - that is in my great grandfather's obit, posted on Find A Grave memorial 54800127. He lived in Threet before moving to Florence

I looked at Threet on Wikipedia and their info is just one paragraph. Threet must be a tiny town to have nothing about it on Wikipedia!!

The Threet name as it relates to me ends in 1778 with my 3rd Great Grandfather, John Threet, SR. I have no info beyond him and I don't know who he married. The Threets came to Alabama from South Carolina. I would think it might be possible that they established this town, but I haven't found any reference to that, as I did about my grandmother (Wesson in relation to Florence - although I don't know where I saw that, either). I just don't have much info on them. That is bad for me - the other 3 names in my lineage go back hundreds of years, but Threet just ends.

My 2nd Great Grandfather, John Threet, b. 1798, was born in Chesterfield, South Carolina and died in Lauderdale County, AL. If you know when Threet was established, his arrival from S. Carolina was after 1820 and before 1840. I don't have a census record for him in 1830 but do have a land ownership record for him in Huntsville but don't know the date.

I will keep your question in mind as I continue my research. I have spent the last year working on my father's family (Barber) and have just recently started on the Threets. So, I will be in touch if I discover anything else.

You might ask some of the people that you know who live in Threet what they know of the town's history. I'm sure Wikipedia would be thrilled to have that info added to their entry for Threet. Me, too.

Hope you will stay in touch and thanks for your permission to use your photos. I really appreciate that!!


Added by Carol Hudson on Jul 15, 2017 12:44 PM

Carol Hudson
Memorial 5328604, Homer Linden Reeder
Hi William, Thank you for taking the photograph of my cousin's headstone. I would like to use it in my family tree, with your permission. I appreciate the work you have done for me and so many others by photographing headstones and cemeteries. My mother was born and raised in Florence, where I visited my aunt every summer when I was a kid. My aunt was Mae Barkley - Barkley Refrigeration on E. Tennessee Street in the 50's and 60's. Just wondered if you ever knew my aunt (Mother's sister) and uncle. I realize you may not have known them, since you are younger than me. But, my mother's family, the Wessons, were one of the pioneer families of Lauderdale County. My grandfather (Threet) was from Tennessee. My mother was a Threet.

Again, Thank you!!
Carol Barber Hudson
Carol Barber Family Tree

Added by Carol Hudson on Jul 14, 2017 11:15 AM

Emma Andrews
Thank you so much for the great photo (the flowers are the perfect touch) & for taking the time to help me.


Added by Donna on Jun 12, 2017 5:12 PM

Christopher Banks
Clyde Collins
Thank you, William Anthony, for your time, effort, and thoughtfulness. The photo is much appreciated.

Added by Christopher Banks on Apr 12, 2017 2:33 PM

Ricky Wooden
Ray Jenkins
Thank you Anthony for the photo of Rays headstone it is greatly appreciated Ricky.

Added by Ricky Wooden on Apr 06, 2017 2:39 PM

Ozbirn family:
Would you please check the relationship between Dayton and Stephen NB Ozbirn? My information tells me they are brothers, not father and son. My information may be wrong, but a double check would be helpful.

Added by Olva on Mar 22, 2017 11:57 AM

Williams family:
Anthony, do you have any information about Nancy Humphries Williams' husband Stephen Thomas Williams? They are distant relatives of mine. I have found the grave of Stephen Thomas Williams' father. He is buried in MS. Any information would be appreciated.

Added by Olva on Feb 11, 2017 10:40 AM

Christina Leigh Vaughn Johnston
Willie Mae Butler (Haddock
Have you photographed a lady by the name of Willie Mae Haddock's grave? She is at Tri-Cities Memorial Garden buried next to get first husband James Buford Butler Sr. She was born Feb 23, 1902.

Added by Christina Leigh Vaughn Jo... on Jan 13, 2017 3:52 AM

Christina Leigh Vaughn Johnston
Clarence Levi Haddock
This fine man was my Great Grandfather and him and his wife Willie Mae Butler Haddock raised me for several years until he had passed away and her health was failing (Alzheimers). I see that she is not listed as a spouse. Is this because they married as widowers later in life and never had children together or because they simply aren't buried together? We were also related to some Watkin's but obviously I have totally lost touch with all of them as we were related on the Haddock side and when he passed away and she became too ill the Butler side didn't maintain contact. I do recall some Watkins coming to visit when I was a small child and staying a few days. They were from up north, I do not recall exactly where, but me and their daughter looked very much alike and we both enjoyed playing with our chickens. It is a fond childhood memory from a time long gone.

Added by Christina Leigh Vaughn Jo... on Jan 13, 2017 3:49 AM

B. Lynn Couch
Julia Couch memorial photo
Thank you so much,we appreciate the photo very much.

Added by B. Lynn Couch on Nov 05, 2016 6:45 PM

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery
Thank you for adding the Young family grave photos from Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. I really appreciate your doing so!

Added by Lanie on May 31, 2016 6:00 PM

Faith and Mark Hall
RE: Myrtle Gray
Sorry I havent been on this site in forever and just now saw your message. Yes Myrtle Gray was married to Wylie Barnett. They were my grandparents.

Added by Faith and Mark Hall on May 28, 2016 10:47 AM

Christopher Gordon Thornton Sr
Augusta G Thornton
The "Infant Son Thornton" buried in Ingram Cemetery is Augusta Gracious Thornton III who died on the same day of his birth (1958). His father was Augusta Gracious Thornton Jr. (Jacqueline Thornton mother)and his grandfather was August G Thornton, also buried in Ingram Cemetery (Jan 1986).

Thank you for taking and posting these pictures.

Added by Christopher Gordon Thornt... on Apr 10, 2016 4:39 PM

JoAnn Burch
Bessie Cobb Joiner is my maternal grandmother. Can you transfer her to me?
JoAnn Burch (#48984869)

Added by JoAnn Burch on Apr 06, 2016 5:59 PM

John Myers
John Chisholm
My ancestor is "Blind" John Chisholm, a veteran of Rev. way. I cannot find where he is buried. Some say in Madison County and some say Marion County.
I was wondering if my John Chisholm and This John Chisholm could be the same person.

Added by John Myers on Mar 18, 2016 9:54 AM

Evelyn Hatton
Mary Francis Patterson Ward
Mary Francis Patterson Ward is not dead #46765723

Added by Evelyn Hatton on Feb 15, 2016 9:15 PM

Stephen Williams:
Anthony, you have Nancy Williams listed as being buried at Lawler Cemetery in Marion County, AL along with her children. Do you have any idea where her husband Stephen Williams is buried? He is a brother to my g-g grandmother Jane Williams Scott. My information tells me he was buried in the same cemetery.
Thanks for any help,

Added by Olva on Aug 17, 2015 9:29 AM

Hamilton Smith
Hi, Anthony,

Are you related by chance to two brothers born to Hollis Watkins, Bedford County. TN?

Leslie E. Watkins and Larry Watkins in Shelbyville, TN?


Barbara Smith Dunn
cousin to Hollis' 2 kids, Leslie (Gene) Watkins and his sister Mary Elizabeth Watkins Cobb

Added by Hamilton Smith on Jul 26, 2015 3:45 PM

Fred Jones
They must have contacted Find A Grave and they did it. What is your email address? I can send you a copy of the email that was sent to me. Joy

Added by Joy on Jul 07, 2015 11:32 AM

Fred Jones
You are correct about the listing, it did list and he was her husband, but he had a first wife and 3 children and this was one of the daughters that wrote she was unhappy with the listing and she thought I had did it, but a spouse can be listed either way. The first wife is still living.
I usually try to do what a family member ask and I did notice the woman had a first husband so all is well! Thanks so much!! Joy

Added by Joy on Jul 06, 2015 4:14 PM

Charity Belle Stults
Thank you for the photos of Charity Belle Stults headstone. It means a lot. She is my third great grandmother.

Added by Danielle on Jul 03, 2015 7:46 PM

Robie Merritt Loriaux-Roberts
James Jimmie E. Hill - Cauhorn Cemetery
Thanks again for finding this one too. Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I was very sick last winter for six months and just now starting to get caught up. Thanks again...Robie

Added by Robie Merritt Loriaux-Rob... on May 13, 2015 10:24 AM

Robie Merritt Loriaux-Roberts
Lewis Emory Hill
Thanks William for taking the time to do me a favor and locate this grave for me. Your efforts are truly appreciated...Robie

Added by Robie Merritt Loriaux-Rob... on May 13, 2015 10:21 AM

John Chandler
Thank you! I appreciate it.

Added by Melody on May 04, 2015 4:54 PM


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