|Byrdman of Big Cove (#47926766)|
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I am a proud native son of the Big Cove Community in Madison County, Alabama. All branches of my family had settled there by the early 1900's – some much earlier than that. In fact, my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, John Clan Grayson, was the original settler of Big Cove.|
I have researched and studied genealogy since I was about fifteen years old; and I have found it to be a very gratifying pastime. I have extensively researched the Bird, Hunter, Adams, Brumbalow, Stapler, Vann, Hinshaw, Jacks, McKenzie, Guffey, Morgan, Brown, Godwin, and Smith Families, as well as other allied surnames and families of friends within the Big Cove Community.
I have a very large collection of old family photos, which have made their way around the internet after having posted them on Ancestry.com. I have mixed feelings about this. I do not mind sharing these priceless photographs; but I do wish people would ask before claiming them for their own and reposting. But oh well – history is meant to be shared.
I am happy to help anyone researching families in the Big Cove Community or other families with which I have a connection.
Also note, several of my entries reference a few books that I have written. Copies of these books are in Huntsville, Scottsboro, and Grant public libraries.
Consider the tone of your bio. Why sound hateful and selfish? If a family member requests a memorial and you only maintain the grave as a number, why not just transfer so that the family member can make a nice memorial for their loved one. Please do not let your ego get in the way of what is important - perserving the memory of loved ones for future generations. Lets try to help each other do that.
That being said, THANK YOU so much to everyone who has been willing to complete a transfer for me! You are the best!
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|Rich D.||Henry L Gilmour photo request|
Hi Byrdman, Not sure if you noticed, but I was able to find Mr. Gilmour and his family and posted pictures of his gravestone. Luckily they only took about an hour to find! LOL!
Added by Rich D. on Jul 08, 2017 7:27 PM
|Stacey Herman||RE: Hinshaw|
You are very welcome. Sorry the photos aren't better. The sun was so bright that day that I could not see the pics on my camera. I just pointed and clicked. Stacey
|Rich D.||RE: Henry L Gilmour photo request|
Looks good. I'll try and get over there this weekend and look for his grave.
Added by Rich D. on Jun 21, 2017 3:01 PM
|Rich D.||Henry L Gilmour photo request|
Hi Byrdman! I did some research on Henry Gilmour at the Gloucester County Historical Society. He is NOT in the Wenonah Cemetery. He is buried in the Mantua Methodist Cemetery, Mantua NJ. I found an obituary:
Dr. Henry L. Gilmour died May 20, 1920 at Wenonah, was a Civil War Veteran who was confined in Libby Prison, was a known composer of music and a soloist, born January 19, 1836 Londonderry, Ireland, came to America when he was 16. Lived on Mantua Avenue. Burial, Service from the home of his son, Dr. H. Lake Gilmour. Interment May 24, 1920 in Mantua Methodist Cemetery. Rev. R.H. Gage officiating. Paid High Tribute, Rev. Garrison benediction. Survivors: Wife, the former Miss Letitia Pauline Howard, whom he married in 1858, 2 sons, L.D.H. Gilmour, Newark NJ, Dr. H. Lake Gilmour, now in the US Army Dental Corps, & daughter Mrs. Mary P. Hatch, Delair, NJ.
Hope this helps! Rich D.
Added by Rich D. on Jun 20, 2017 7:51 PM
|Doc||John R. Byrd|
I've double checked with the Cemetery and they have nothing on him. Is there anyway you can check with his daughter again?
Added by Doc on Jun 08, 2017 1:35 AM
|Doc||John Riley Byrd|
The cemetery office has no record of this person being buried in Resthaven Cemetery, Lafayette, Indiana. Can you advise where you got this information?
Added by Doc on Jun 07, 2017 5:16 PM
|Laurie Skogsberg Mattson||RE: DNA|
Could you maybe send me a message to my e-mail I have a question I'd like to ask you. Nothing top secret or anything just didn't want to post it here on Find A Grave.
My e-mail is: email@example.com
Thanks so much,
|Laurie Skogsberg Mattson||DNA|
Hi Shannon, just wondering if you have ever done the DNA test through Ancestry? I have your book and we talked a few years back at that time you had not taken a DNA test. I have had several family members do the test for our Guffey line including myself just wondering if you had and if we had a Guffey match anywhere along the way.
Thanks much, Laurie
|thendricksguy||Hendricks/Hendrix link to Jacks family|
Yes thank you for sharing. My Hendrix family is connected someway to the Jacks family in New Market, Jackson County, Alabama. I have that David married his cousin Victoria Jacks also--just passing this along to you in hopes that you might have come across the "Hendricks/Hendrix" family in New Market, Jacoson county or Madison County.
My William Hendrix married a Malinda Howard from Madision COunty,Alabama down there and she and her father Baldwin Hoard lived in New Market there.
|Mary Jo||Fannie Kennemer Ford #39464378|
Here is an obit if you wish to add to her memorial:
Published in The Huntsville Times, Huntsville, AL, Sunday, June 28, 1942
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Mae Ford, 53, who died Friday night at 11 o'clock at her home in New Hope following a long illness, will be held at the Church of Christ in that community this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Officiating ministers will be Rev. R.F. Kilpatrick and Rufus Underwood. Butler Brothers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements and burial will follow in Hayden Cemetery. A member of the Church of Christ, Mrs. Ford is survived by her husband, W.Z. Ford of New Hope; one daughter, Mrs. W.M. Owens of Huntsville; one son, Charles Byrd of New Hope; mother, Mrs. D.A. Kennamer; three sisters, Mrs. Dora Bates, Huntsville, Mrs. Maggie McPeters, Huntsville, and Mrs. Lela Brazier, Guntersville; one brother, Roy Kennamer, Stevenson; four stepchildren, Mrs. Avery Talley, Hazel Green, Mrs. Gayle Crousley of Texas, Earl Ford, Huntsville and Henry Ford of Fort McClellan.
Added by Mary Jo on Dec 17, 2016 12:27 PM
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