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John Mallory Land (#46870015)
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Bio Photo John has been a genealogy hobbyist since 1990, and although he grew up in Texas, he considers Columbus, Georgia, "the old homeplace." He is also passionate about theater, particularly playwriting. He currently sits on the Executive Board for the Clapp's Factory Cemetery Preservation League (which he serves as President).
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Chet Walker
RE: Mems. #165265375 & #165272196
John- Thank you for contacting me.
Cornelia- I am comfortable that the 1850 and 1860 Census establish her parentage. Regarding "Jane", I took that from various other Family Trees, so while logical, it is far from proven!
Rosa- Similarly, regarding her parentage, the 1850 C includes "Sarah R" and the 1860C includes "Rosa" both b. circa 1845 so I feel it is highly likely that both Rosa and Sarah are in her name. The 1900 C has her as Rosa living with a sister. Regarding her birth date, as you point out, that is all over the board. I went with a date I found on other Family Trees which was consistent with both the 1850 and 1860 Census. Of course, one could easily go with the 1900 Census altho I have found it to be the most unreliable. Similarly, I have found Obituary and Death Notice info to be highly unreliable especially relating to birth info when there appear to be no relatives living there. Regarding the name Roselle, I took it from other Family Trees so consider it highly unreliable.
I would be interested in your further thoughts, if any.
Added by Chet Walker on May 24, 2017 4:12 PM
RE: Memorials #66623855 & #67207173
Hello John,
Thank you for all the work that you are doing in Columbus, especially at Linwood Cemetery. That is great! I am descended from Laura Bedell Murphey's brother, who was Dr. Charles Wesley Bedell. He is my third great-grandfather. Interestingly enough, I am also directly descended from another one of Laura's siblings, Mary Bedell Johnston. She is my third great-grandmother. I don't know if am a "close enough " relative to Laura, (according to she is my fourth great aunt) but I'd love to help in any way I can. Please keep me posted and let me know if I can be of any assistance or if you have any additional questions.

Thank you,
Added by Joany on May 23, 2017 1:54 PM
charlotte Smith
graves in area
I noticed that you are active in grave searching. and I cannot find the grave of Elizabeth Murphey Stokes Lowry, She lived on the Plantation called Spring Hill and died 1874. I know her son William Stokes is buried in Columbus area and her husband David Lowry at the Lowry cemetery in Jefferson Co. If you ever come across this name I would love to know. she would be the aunt of Simri R Murphey

thanks Charlotte Smith
Added by charlotte Smith on May 23, 2017 1:39 PM
charlotte Smith
RE: Memorial #66623855
Yes, my cousins wife ia a Murphey and is the half great uncle of Simri. I am doing the research for her and do have his confederate records. I have researched his family also. If I can help I can get my cousin to contact you. she is 89 but alert and able to help if needed. we all live in Cal
Added by charlotte Smith on May 23, 2017 1:33 PM
Charles Brooks
RE: Mem. #103672695
Name: Maggie Jackson
[Maggie Shavare]
Birth Date: abt 1844
Death Date: 9 Jul 1923
Death Place: Girard, Russell, Alabama
Death Age: 79
Gender: Female
Father Name: William Shavare
Mother Name: Ellen Pariot
FHL Film Number: 1908251
Added by Charles Brooks on May 15, 2017 5:09 AM
Ed Wohlwender
I see the deed link I sent you was for Ed's son and his wife Mary. My apologies. I believe you are correct. There was a Mary Wohlwender but that was Ed Sr grand daughter. Thank you for pointing this out and making me look harder.

I appreciate it.

Joanne Iwinski Miller
Added by JOANNE IWINSKI-MILLER on May 14, 2017 2:46 PM
RE: Mem. #168673888
Ed and Mary were well known snowbirds in Fort Myers, Florida I am with the historical society.

He is listed as a widower in 1965 but in 1967, he and his wife Mary sold their property.

Click link to see the deed. I have researched the property recently and that is where I found Mary as his wife.

Added by JOANNE IWINSKI-MILLER on May 14, 2017 2:34 PM
Rich Dohm
RE: Linwood Cemetery ~ Judge Williams
John... are you in touch with Barbara now?
Added by Rich Dohm on May 13, 2017 7:52 PM
Robin Knowles Miner
James McEachern. 117105357
While McEarcherns are in my tree, this one is not, not is his wife. So grave is yours. Glad to help.
Added by Robin Knowles Miner on May 13, 2017 6:06 AM
Rich Dohm
RE: Linwood Cemetery ~ Judge Williams
Thanks SO much John. I would have put the Colonel beside his wife but no matter, done is good. About Judge Williams, I just tried the descendent Barbara (Bell) Smith and got an immediate reply, perhaps you have her email wrong? She has two, home and work. I'll forward her reply to you at newsompage, please let me know how it works out.
Added by Rich Dohm on May 10, 2017 8:24 AM
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