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Wiregrasser (#47225054)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 16 days
RE: Pictures/Beaver Dam
Thank you for your info in the previous message, it helped! Cat

Added by Cat on Aug 21, 2017 1:01 PM

RE: Pictures/Beaver Dam
I found my Oleta!! Memorial 78726551

Added by Cat on Aug 19, 2017 11:07 PM

RE: Pictures/Beaver Dam
I think I figured this out...After going back to the census pages where it showed George F and Minnie, it shows that Oleta born in 1913 was George's stepdaughter. So that means Minnie had Oleta Griffin with her first husband who died 1918 his name was Sim G Griffin.

Ola born in 1908 does say she is the daughter of Saleta Bostick and George F Griner, you are correct about that! Just threw me with the same name two different dates and completely different census info for both. I just had a wait, what?? moment.....

I know George F Griner's father was John E Griner they have a grandchild in the household that is Martha Tison age 2. Do you have info on her?

Added by Cat on Aug 19, 2017 9:08 PM

RE: Pictures/Beaver Dam
I found the census info you mentioned and even found her SS app that clearly says her dad was George f Griner and mom was Saleta Bostick. But what is weird is she is on the 1930 census with George and Minnie, in 1935 they lived in Hillsborough FL and married Luther Moore that year, she is listed as 19. On another census the other Oleta is already married to Mr. Rampney. Mirror families???? Here is what Mrs. Minnie Griner's obit says: former Minnie Rowan includes son Sion Griffin of Macon, three daughters, Mrs. Luther Moore of West Palm Beach FL, Elnora Griffin of Macon and Mrs. Smith Wetherington of Hahira: two sisters Mrs W W O'Quinn of Adel and Mrs Novell Collins Memphis Tenn; 3 bros B J Rowan of Pavo, Felder Rowan of Florence KY and Waldo Rowan of Santiago, Chile. How strange is this?

Added by Cat on Aug 19, 2017 4:33 PM

RE: Pictures/Beaver Dam
Hi I went to oak hill to see if I could find someone no luck, whew it was hot out there. I looked up some more information and Sim died in 1918 I have the census for 1920 that shows her in the household as Minnie's daughter and 1930 as Ellis Talley Griner's sister. Can I send this to you? You can email me at and I'll email this to you. Maybe we have two Oleta's......Thank you for helping me figure this out! Cat

Added by Cat on Aug 19, 2017 3:46 PM

RE: Pictures/Beaver Dam
This is so strange I have a census record showing she is 13 years old in 1930 and she lives with George F Griner and new wife Minnie in Masse, Cook Co GA. Could there be two? In 1930 she goes by Griffin., have to run to town but will send the 1930 census to you when I get back. I also have a copy of Elnora's obituary that says Oleta was married to Luther Moore in West Palm Beach, and I found she did marry him in 1935 in Hillsborough FL. I looked for a remarriage after Luther Moore passed but so far can't find him for sure. Please send though because in 1920 she was not listed as living with George and new wife Catharine Griner which I thought was strange, 1920 census Masse Cook Co census. Your help is appreciated. One census shows her as a Griffin another as Griner so unraveling has been kind of a headache, lol!! Thanks again. Cat

Added by Cat on Aug 19, 2017 11:18 AM

RE: Pictures/Beaver Dam
No message came through?

Added by Cat on Aug 19, 2017 9:12 AM

Gail and Scott Hannah
Union "Burnt" Primitive Baptist
Website Historic Rural Churches of Georgia" has great article about church and cemetery with photos. FYI, gail

Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Mar 19, 2017 5:34 PM

Pictures/Beaver Dam
Have seen some of your pictures very nice!! Cat

Added by Cat on Jan 04, 2017 12:30 PM

RE: pictures of the Eatons
You're welcome. I'm happy to help out.


Added by EricFox77 on Apr 08, 2015 2:36 PM

William Bowers
Co. E, 54th Regiment Georgia Infantry
I am seeking information on Co. E, 54th Regiment Georgia infantry that signed up in Columbus. I am in the process of completing a history of the 54th Georgia and plan to include photos, burial information and find a grave information where I can find it. is my website.

Bill Bowers

Added by William Bowers on Jun 25, 2014 9:03 AM

Janie Christine Sirmons Gaskins
Thanks so much for taking the memorial marker photo for her!

Added by TeaAriaHall on Jul 29, 2013 8:56 AM

Sheri A Felts
Leatier R. Griner
Hi. You manage/photographed memorial for Leatie R. Griner at Empire Primative Baptist. I believe that she is my great grandmother who died from complications of childbirth and the daughter of JD and Rachel Bostick. Rachel raised my grandmother Ola Griner after her mother's death. Might you have any other knowledge of the family? Ola married James Glen Rampey and had one child, my mother Louise. Thanks!

Added by Sheri A Felts on Jul 06, 2013 7:27 PM

Francine Coppage
Patsey Sirmons
Your 2010 memorial for this lady is a duplicate of my 2009 memorial.

Added by Francine Coppage on Jun 22, 2013 9:11 PM

Daniel C Vaughn
RE: New River Free Holiness Cemetery
if u have a GPS in your car it would help u find the New River Free Holiness Cemetery outside of berrien county

Added by Daniel C Vaughn on Dec 24, 2010 12:38 PM

Richard Wheeler
Photo of George Deen's marker
Thank you for the photo. Keep up the good work.

Added by Richard Wheeler on Oct 31, 2010 3:15 PM

Knight headstone photos
Thanks so much for your efforts, you've prob'ly seen this, but I'd hate to think anyone who's interested would miss it.

Added by Dean on Sep 23, 2010 6:04 PM

Caren Kellogg
RE: Valentines
I looked Alpha up on my family tree. Her name was Althea Alpharetta Parrish Valentine and she went by "Alpha". Interesting...
Thanks again,

Added by Caren Kellogg on Aug 02, 2010 2:20 PM

Caren Kellogg
RE: Valentines
Yes, I would love for you to post the pictures. Thank you so much.

Added by Caren Kellogg on Aug 02, 2010 7:47 AM

Jason Miller
OK here is something
John F. TAx Collector

Atlanta Constitution May 26, 1909
John F. Studsill Charged with Getting Money Fraudulently.
Milltown, Ga., May 15. - (Special)- John F. Studstill, who was recently
captured in Bowling Green, Fla., on ad-vices from Ashdown for getting money
fraudulently, escaped from Detective Tucker, who had him in chage, while
waiting for the train at Ray's Mill, near here, Saturday afternoon.
Studstill has been in considerable trouble here of late about money mat-
ters; he was for two years his father's assistant in the tax collector's
office in this (Berrien) county, but was under no bond. Last year the county
commissioners called for a settlement from the tax collector, but Tax Collec-
tor Studstill was unable to produce the books, claiming his son, John F.
Studstill, had them. THe commis-sioners finally checked up Mr. Stud-still's
books, and found him several thousand dollars short, which he promptly made
good. It seems that his son, John F. Studstill, did all the work in the
office, and it was through his hands that the money was short.
Some time during the fall the Atlantic Coast Line railway sent W. H. Stud-
still a check to this place, as this is his home and postoffice, a check cov-
ering their taxes for 1908, the check amounting to $913.55. John F. Studstill
got it from the office, and carried it to Jacksonville, Fla., and cashed it at
one of the banks there. Studstill got word that they were on his track, so he
left home here, and took a steamer from Jacksonville for parts unknown. After
a delay of two weeks or more the Bank of Milltown, of this place, began to get
sight drafts from Studstill at different points in Texas, finally wind-ing up
with a draft through the Ash-down bank, of Ashdown, Ark., for $5,-000. All the
drafts were turned down, as Studstill had withdrawn all his funds from the

Added by Jason Miller on Jul 19, 2010 4:49 PM

Jason Miller
was it you thats asked me about John Studstill the tax collector? lol

Added by Jason Miller on Jul 19, 2010 11:30 AM

Jason Miller
...some of those studstills you are looking for are on that site

Added by Jason Miller on Jul 13, 2010 10:26 PM

Jason Miller
RE: yourHoly Grail Studstills
hopefully you have checked out this website...tons of pics of old buildings and first families of berrien

Added by Jason Miller on Jul 13, 2010 10:11 PM

Jason Miller
my holy grail lol
Im actually desperately looking for John L Studstill (He was married to a Winnie Lee Studstill) who was the first Sherrief of Berrien County and my great grandad...cant find him anywhere.

Added by Jason Miller on Jul 12, 2010 1:13 PM

Jason Miller
thank you
for the transfer...yes i have a lot of info and actual family pictures of studstills in ray city and berrien county just let me know what you need

Added by Jason Miller on Jul 12, 2010 12:40 PM


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