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Debbie Z*~ (#47292192)
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Bio Photo I've been researching my families for over 30 years. Currently, I'm trying to scan & share a large collection of old family photographs and documents that have come to me from various relatives, mostly my late grandmother.

As I scan & prepare the photographs, I'm trying to post as many as possible to findagrave for others to enjoy. Especially the very old ones. Some that are labeled are not of known family connections so I'm also researching the names in an attempt to identify them.

One that I am very proud of is Jesse Elton McEwen, buried at Palms Woodland Cemetery, Miami-Dade Co FL. It took a fair amount of research to figure out that he is probably not related, but simply a neighbor of an ancestor in Carroll Co GA. I've created a memorial for him with the information I collected. Please visit his site and show him some love.

Another memorial that I'm very proud of is for my ancestor, William Francis Marion Nobles, who died as a prisoner of war at Camp Douglas IL. His final resting place is Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co IL. Please visit him also.

I hope you enjoy visiting my paternal great grandfather, Hilborn Whit Hulsey. My maternal grandfather, Rev Virgil Sizemore, preached his funeral before there was a family connection. My parents were only 10 years old and I don't think they met until a few years later. If you know any of the people mentioned that aren't linked, please let me know.

If you appreciate the storytellers, you will enjoy visiting the page of my distant cousin, James Walter Estes, one of the best! My favorite from him concerns the 1887 funeral of another distant cousin, John Jacob Bauknight. It became known locally as the Tanners Church stampede.

The pallbearers & escorts for my cousin-in-law, William C Sanders, is essentially a Who's Who in the reconstruction of Atlanta and were instrumental in making it the great city it is today. Scroll down his obituary from the Atlanta Constitution and click their links. Many of them have bios.

Surnames I'm connected to include: Adair, Ashworth, Barnett, Beam, Black, Burks, Cates, Clore, Crow, Dickson, Dunson, Estes, Gilbert, Hendrix, Hulsey, Leathers, Lowe, Lyle, McBrayer, McGlathery, Meadors, Mobley, Mote/Motte, Nobles, Pate, Parr, Pinson, Reid, Sanders, Simonton, Sizemore, Stanford, Steele, Stephens, Tomme, Vining, Waldrop, Williams, and others.

Places I'm particularly connected to include: Laurens Co SC, Henry & Clayton Co GA, Carroll & Haralson Co GA, and Blount & Cullman Co AL.
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Jeff Burks
Martha Burks Echols
This is Jeff Burks. Following up on my message from the wrong page below.
Added by Jeff Burks on Jul 07, 2017 9:13 AM
Judy Hogan
RE: Martha Burks Echols
Thank you for your reply.

I made a mistake when I messaged you. I was working on the Find A Grave site for a friend of mine when I saw your information on Martha Burks and messaged you from her page.

I am actually Jeff Burks. My email address is

My father is Arthur J Burks, grandfather is Walter Burks, greatgrandfather is Thomas Ferrell Burks, brother of Martha. He is also the brother of one Henry Burks in AL and the nephew of another in GA. TF's father was Alex, brother of the older Henry.

I would love to share information. I will send you a follow up from my Find A Grave page, or feel free to use my email address above.


Added by Judy Hogan on Jul 07, 2017 9:09 AM
Martha Jean Holmes Saint Grimes
John Mercer #161491792
Debbie, I looked up the marriage of John & Myrtle which I am copying to you:

John Mercer
mentioned in the record of John Mercer and Myrtle Williamson
Name John Mercer
Gender Male
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 06 Aug 1940
Event Place Cullman, Alabama, United States
Age 22
Birth Year (Estimated) 1918
Father's Name Vester Mercer
Mother's Name Ella Miller
Spouse's Name Myrtle Williamson
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 19
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1921
Spouse's Father's Name Bud Williamson
Spouse's Mother's Name Ella Burks
Page 118

Think this is correct, she must have married a Stephenson after John Mercer died. Look at this and see what you think.

Added by Martha Jean Holmes Saint ... on Jul 06, 2017 7:50 PM
Judy Hogan
Martha Burks Echols
You created a monument for Martha, my great-great aunt, but took no picture of the grave.

My records indicate she died in Chattanooga 38 years after her husband.

Do you know how I can find the location of her grave?
Added by Judy Hogan on Jun 26, 2017 8:03 PM
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Estes memorials I have created
Hello Debbie, if there is any Estes memorials you would like for me to transfer, please let me know and I will be more than happy to transfer them to you :)
Added by ✿ Tree Journey ... on Jun 06, 2017 7:14 PM
Janet Hill Rayl
RE: David Calvin Young
Thank you for letting me know - I was pulling from my data and I will update it to reflect the corrections.
Added by Janet Hill Rayl on May 11, 2017 7:25 PM
Pat Isabel Brown
RE: Nancy Freeman Brown

Thank you. I am trying to figure which Hulsey you belong to and assume it's from Nannie Eleanor Freeman. Are you a descendant of Aunt Carrie's? Was Nannie's name Nancy? Do you have burial place for Elton Roxie McCay Coppinger and her husband?

Please get in touch at I married a son of Mary Ann Hulsey Brown.
Added by Pat Isabel Brown on May 09, 2017 3:44 PM
Annie Irish
Thanks for pinching me! J/K!! Really, thank you for bringing it to my attention that I did not complete her memorial. Lw
Added by Lonewalker on May 04, 2017 7:12 AM
RE: Oakland Cem - Atlanta
Thank you for the head's up. And thank you for all of your hard work. You are appreciated. :)

Added by rhondajo on May 03, 2017 8:09 PM
Thank you!
Thank you so much for your kind note. It is truly appreciated. The memorial for William Sanders looks terrific! I agree with Judy -- you did a spectacular job! Take care.
Added by kellybean on May 03, 2017 11:57 AM
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