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Martha Blount
John D. Faulkner in Friendship Cemetery
Hi, I have found a Veteran's headstone application by John D. Faulkner's daughter Mrs. Hattie Homan. She gives his death date as 3 Oct 1923. He is listed in the 1920 census in Columbus MS so I believe this 1923 death date is correct. I thought you might wish to correct the death date listed on his findagrave record. The birth date is good for him. Thank you for your work honoring CSA veterans.

Added by Martha Blount on Apr 24, 2016 4:56 PM

Paul Huntress
I sent you some FindAGrave edits only a few days ago.
I am anxious to make the changes while they are still fresh in my mind.
I assume that you are like me. I don’t notice I have edits waiting for several weeks until I stumble upon the right web page.
So will you please take a look at them?

Added by Paul Huntress on Apr 23, 2016 10:28 AM

Kirk H. Wakefield, Sr.
James M Wakefield
Hey There,

I just saw the newspaper clipping of James M Wakefield's obituary. Only two sons are listed which is now concerning that I have the right guy. Supposedly, James M Wakefield, Jr. was born in 1862, but I know James M Wakefield was in the 7th Alabama... Obviously, there was probably time for a little procreating prior to heading out to battle but I just do not know why he does not have James. Jr. or the other son listed in his obit. Any help is always appreciated.

It does not make sense that there would be two James Martin Wakefields, both from Pickens County Alabama who are not closely related.

Added by Kirk H. Wakefield, Sr. on Feb 17, 2016 9:37 PM

I have requested a couple of times for a transfer of Hunter M. Course (Friendship Cemetery). He is part of a reserach project I have been working on for several years and I would like to provide biographical information. Thanks.

J. Murphy

Added by JVM on Dec 08, 2015 6:35 PM

Susan Youngblood Gilbert
Relationships for 9761635
Hi there....I THANK YOU SO MUCH for all you have done for Find A Grave. I am the GG granddaughter of JOHN BAXTER CHUMBLEY and Mary Ann Wofford Chumbley. I have her application for a pension with the name JOHN CHUMBLEY. And the pensioner was Mary Chumbley.
All in all, I don't think this gentleman matches with Mary Ann and Amanda. They are both buried at Shady Grove Cemetery in Forsyth County Georgia less than 15 miles from me.

Again thank you so much for all you do!

Susan Y. Gilbert

Added by Susan Youngblood Gilbert on Aug 24, 2015 3:53 PM

Gideon Cox
I am unable to find confirmation of Gideon Cox's three years of confederate service. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Trippmom on Jul 19, 2015 7:45 PM

9768636 Harrison
James T Harrison
Born SC
Died MS
Buried Friendship Cem MS

Stated a descendant of Benjamin Harrison

My Harrison info does not show he is a descendant of Benjamin Harrison of VA. Please
Post your information

Added by Mimi on Jul 19, 2015 6:25 PM

Steve Reagin
James Marion Weaver
Hi there!
I see you are the manager for James Marion Weaver (Find A Grave Memorial# 7160655) in the Tickanetley Baptist cemetery in Georgia. Are you related to the Weavers? If so, we're related! I was just in that cemetery last week. I've discovered James is my 3rd great grandfather through his son, Jasper Lafayette Weaver. He's the third Confederate veteran I've found in my family tree so far (along with James Marion Reece and James Jones Joseph Reagin). I have found that my almost all ends of my family have been in Georgia for many generations.

Added by Steve Reagin on Apr 22, 2015 11:44 AM

Wayne Parrish
BG Harris
After researching Confederate records, I find Jephta Vining Harris as a Private in Co K, 18th Volunteer MS Infantry. You used J. V. Harris' record. Could you please explain this to me? Pvt. Jephta Vining Harris was discharged in 1861 due to disability to serve. This discharge was from the surgeon.

Added by Wayne Parrish on Feb 26, 2015 1:56 PM

William S Cox & wife Julia & son William
Noticed an oopsie and know we all make them!

You have William, son of Willism S. Cox & Julia A, with the same birth year & death year as his father.

Per the 1850 & 1860 Lowndes Co, MS census, William S & Julia's son William was b in 1841 MS.

If I'm remembering correctly, noted a tombstone photo which said William died in Atlanta. Assuming this meant during the "recent unpleasantness", so his military record from NARA should be interesting.

The senior William had extensive property (including 39 slaves in 1860). Do you know if he left an estate record in Lowndes County?? Would love to transcribe it!!

Have a Merry Christmas!!

Lisa F Franklin in Louisiana

Added by Lisa on Dec 17, 2014 5:37 PM

Gail Fisher Walker
Capt. Henry Dade Foote
Please attach obituary

Died at Family Residence Friday Morning and Interment Occurred Yesterday in Friendship Cemetery
Capt. H. D. Foote, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of the city, is dead, having passed away at his residence, No 816 North Sixth Avenue, at 4:30 o’clock last Friday morning. His illness was of short duration, and on last Wednesday there was a material improvement in his condition which caused members of the family, who were watching tenderly over him, to hope that he would recover, but he later suffered a relapse, and grew rapidly worse until the end came.
Capt. Foote, who was a scion of one of the best families in the state, spent most of his life in Macon, but more than a decade ago removed to Columbus, and had since resided here. He served several terms as justice of the peace, but retired from office several years ago, and since that time had lived quietly and peacefully at home with his family.
Deceased was sixty eight years of age, and is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Sid Cox of Trinity neighborhood, Mrs. Ben Allen of Macon, and Mrs. Jack Aldridge of the Delta, and four sons, Messrs. Will and George Foote of Gulfport, Mr. Henry Foote of Hattiesburg, and Drew Foote of this city, all of whom have the sympathy of the Commercial and many friends in the profound sorrow which his death entails.
Capt. Foote fought gallantly through the civil war, and was a member of the Isham Harrison Camp No. 27, United Confederate Veterans, and Columbus Lodge No. 5, A. F. and A.M. Both these organizations were present at the funeral, which occurred at the family residence at 10 o’clock Saturday morning, having been conducted by Rev. H. G. Henderson, D. D., pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment was at Friendship cemetery, Messrs. Brooks McGowan, T. W. Harris, Smith Weaver, E. S. Donnell, B. A. Lincoln, Harry Albright, and Dr. W. W. Westmoreland having officiated as pall bearers."

[Taken from the Columbus Commercial June 23, 1914]

Kevin Walker

Added by Gail Fisher Walker on Dec 05, 2014 3:32 PM

Gail Fisher Walker
Hunter Sharp Walker Sr.
Hello, please add obituary and birth information.

Born February 1853 in Noxubee Co., MS

"Mr. H. S. Walker Dies
After Long Illness
Passed Away Sunday Night
Was High-toned Christian Gen-
leman, Having Been Honor-
ed and Respected by all
Who Knew Him

After a lingering illness covering many months of intense suffering, Mr. H. S. Walker, Sr, is dead, having passed away at the Columbus Hospital at 8:00 0’clock Sunday night. His death had been almost momentarily expected for several days, and the members of his family, who had lovingly administered to his wants during his long illness, surrounded his bedside when the final dissolution took place.
Mr. Walker was the scion of an aristocratic race and was truly one of nature’s noblemen. He was a Southern gentleman of the old school. Loyal to his God, his friends and his country and kind toward all with whom he came in contact. It has often been said that “the bravest are the tenderest,” and Mr. Walker was a living exemplification of the truth of this adage. He was gentle in his nature, and always had kind words for every body. He enjoyed a large acquaintance, and had countless friends who join the Commercial in extending to the family sympathy and condolence in the profound grief which his death entails.
Mr. Walker was about sixty-three years of age, and is survived by his widow, a son, Mr. H. S, Walker Jr., and two daughters, Mrs. W. B. Harrington and Miss Sallie Will Walker.
The funeral occurred at the First Methodist Church at 3:30 o’clock Monday afternoon, having been conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. W. Woodard. There was present a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, and the popularity of the deceased was attested in the floral offerings, which were both numerous and beautiful.
The pall bearers were Messrs. S. D. Harris, T. W. Harris, N. S. Carr, Battle Belt, J. R. Richards and Charles Kier."
[From Columbus Commercial April 3, 1913]

Kevin Walker

Added by Gail Fisher Walker on Dec 05, 2014 3:28 PM

Joe Wheeler
Isaac Henry Sanders Info
Hello, on Isaac Henry Sanders memorial at

You have him listed as a private but enlisted as a Capitan with Company D. 26 Alabama Infantry and stayed that rank throughout the war.

Here is a little more info on him for you to add.

Born April 7, 1823 in Bedford County, Tennessee and enlisted as Captain in September, 1861. He was 5 feet 10 inches tall. Wounded at Malvern Hill on July 1, 1862 and sent home on furlough. Resigned on August 11, 1862 due to personal problems and the injuries. Re-enlisted February 17, 1863 as private. Was elected 2nd Lt. Company F, 38th Alabama on August 1, 1863 so was granted discharge from 26th Alabama on August 8. When Captain Sydney Smith found out he was still a private in the 38th he requested Sanders back which was granted. Present at Andersonville. Wounded in action at Peachtree Creek, Georgia on July 20, 1864 and returned. Wounded in left upper thigh by grapeshot at battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864 and captured in Franklin Field Hospital on December 17, 1864. Admitted to U.S.A. Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee on December 23, 1864 and upon recovery sent to Camp chase on January 9, 1865. Eventually sent to at Point Lookout Prison where he was paroled on June 12, 1865 at age 42. Resided in Melbourne, Lamar County in 1907 Census and in Columbus, Mississippi in 1911.

Added by Joe Wheeler on Jan 12, 2014 5:13 PM

East - Lowndes Co., MS

I was wondering if you could tell me if you or the person who originally posted Memorial# 9904489 for James East in the Friendship Cemetery had added his dates etc. We are trying to determine if this is the right James or if it is his nephew instead... and the records seem to be few and far between... so any help would be most appreciated.


Patti Smith

Added by Patti on Nov 02, 2013 9:45 AM

Nancy Beyer
Thomas W Carter
I do not believe Thomas W Carter is buried at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, MS. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point, MS (#72243517). If you have information to support him being buried at Friendship, please share. Thank you.

Added by Nancy Beyer on Aug 03, 2013 8:42 PM

Henry Edward Johns
Please transfer my grandfather, Henry Edward Johns, (Memorial #13934007) to me Membership #48046936.

Thank you,

Added by Sabu on Feb 20, 2013 6:19 AM

Gail Fisher Walker
Hunter Sharpe Walker Sr.
Hello, would you link Hunter Sr. [12914911] to his father & mother. Alexander Walker [95030046] & Caroline Sharpe Walker [93390548].

Kevin W. Walker

Added by Gail Fisher Walker on Feb 02, 2013 3:41 PM

Hiram Moore Tombstone
First let me begin by saying a big thank-you for taking the time to photograph and record the information on the tombstones in the cemeteries. It is such a help to those of us researching our families.

The Hiram Moore you have entered with no date of birth or date of death is also entered on Find-A-Grave Memorial Number 12915873. The stone you show is identical to the one in the above listed number. Apparently someone cleaned the stone after you photographed it and so they were able to read the dates.

Just thought you might want to know about this duplication.

Thanks again for your hard work.

Added by Magnolia on May 02, 2012 12:47 PM

Wayne Cappen
James East, Memorial# 9904489
Hello, I would like for you to transfer the memorial of James East, Memorial# 9904489
is my 3r great grandfather could you please transfer to me if he's not in your line.

Thank you
Wayne Cappen (#46637266)

Added by Wayne Cappen on Mar 05, 2012 6:52 PM

W. C. Daniel
William Eugene Cherry
This is my uncle - would you please transfer?

Bill Daniel #47660521

Added by W. C. Daniel on Dec 27, 2011 8:06 AM

Robert Jacobs
Blewitt H Lee
Regarding Memorial 12916056, the gentleman's name was Blewitt Harrison Lee, born in Columbus, Lowndes, Mississippi, USA and died in DeKalb County, Georgia, USA. I'd sure appreciate it if you would make this addition! Best Regards, Bob Jacobs.

Added by Robert Jacobs on Jul 20, 2011 2:42 PM

Management Transfer Request
Request for management
Hello, I would like for you to transfer the memorial of D F Black (9762001) to me if you will. He was my great-grandfather and until recently I thought he was buried in the mass grave of unidentified bodies at Corinth Ms. I have been researching extensively on him and really appreciate what you have done through Find A Grave. He and I have the exact name and I want to add other info that I have to his bio and to the 19th Alabama muster rolls.

David F. Black

Added by DAVID F. BLACK SR. on May 30, 2011 6:37 AM

Gen. Wm Barksdale
Burial:Friendship Cemetery Columbus, Lowndes Co.,
Mississippi Find A Grave Memorial# 17613129
I have photographed the "Histoical Marker" located on Old Hwy 82 East in Columbus placed at the site of his plantation. The find a grave memorial page has it limit of photos and I cannot add it. would you be interested in deleting one so this can be posted? just wondering......

Added by roots_planted on May 09, 2011 2:43 PM

William "Charles" Rose (SCV Camp 2063) N.C.
Thank you
Just wanted to thank you for all your hard work in listing all the confederate veterans. You are thanked & commended.

God Bless,
W.C. Rose

Added by William "Charles" Rose (S... on Apr 16, 2011 10:08 AM

Request for management
Hello, I would like for you to transfer the memorial of D F Black (9762001) to me if you will. He was my great-grandfather and until recently I thought he was buried in the mass grave of unidentified bodies at Corinth Ms. I have been researching extensively on him and really appreciate what you have done through Find A Grave. He and I have the exact name and I want to add other info that I have to his bio and to the 19th Alabama muster rolls.

David F. Black

Added by DAVID F. BLACK SR. on Apr 01, 2011 7:55 PM


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