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karatemama (#47404101)
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Bio Photo Lawyer by day, mom by night .... I like puzzles and research and enjoying digging into family history. I also find cemeteries oddly fascinating for all of the possible untold stories they may hold.
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Vonnie L Cantrell
RE: King's Mountain Coincidences
That's a wonderful story - thank you for sharing. I am transferring the memorial to you so you can add family information.

I know that you will honor the memorial as do I.

Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Mar 31, 2015 3:20 PM
Kurt A. Raulin
Andrew Sledd

The main campus library in Atlanta/Decatur has the university's archives and special collections, including all of the Candler family papers. Most of the Sledd-related stuff, however, is in the Candler School of Theology's library.

Added by Kurt A. Raulin on Mar 30, 2015 2:00 PM
Kurt A. Raulin
Andrew Sledd
Interesting. I assume you know that the Candlers are a very Big Deal in Atlanta and Decatur because of the family connections to Coca-Cola and Emory University. The theology school at Emory was named for the family. A platted neighborhood in southeastern Atlanta (within the city limits), more or less due east from Downtown, is called Candler Park. The family left its mark here.

Sledd married into the Candler family, and he and his wife lived pretty modestly on a professor's salary. Their house from the 1920s and 1930s still exists in a Decatur neighborhood called "Great Lakes." It probably did not help that Dr. and Mrs. Sledd had NINE children! Eight of whom graduated from college Phi Beta Kappa, and two of the sons became university professors too. The oldest son and namesake died just weeks after graduating from Decatur High School, and never attended college. They are certainly an interesting branch of your family. I assume there are living grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but I believe all of the children are now deceased.
Added by Kurt A. Raulin on Mar 30, 2015 9:49 AM
Kurt A. Raulin
Andrew Sledd

You mentioned that you are kin to Dr. Sledd's wife -- are you related to the Candlers, or a different branch of the family?

Added by Kurt A. Raulin on Mar 27, 2015 9:51 AM
Kurt A. Raulin
Andrew Sledd

I would be happy to accept custody of the Andrew Sledd bio, and after making some tweaks to it, I would also be content to return custody to you if that's what you would prefer.

I presently live in Decatur, which is the Atlanta suburb contiguous to Atlanta's eastern boundary. I live about three quarters of a mile from the Decatur Cemetery, and was there two days ago to visit the Sledd family plot in order to take photos of the grave site and speak with the cemetery superintendent. The cemetery managers had no idea who Sledd was, nor of his significance in Georgia and Florida history, but quickly decided they would like to add him to their list of notables for their history brochure. My visit to the cemetery is what prompted me to check, so that I could update the plot information, etc.

Added by Kurt A. Raulin on Mar 27, 2015 9:47 AM
Barbara Erdmann
Would you please take a picture of Capt Curtright, sr. grave? I need to turn in a report to the UDC (United Daughters of the Confederacy) describing the grave. A picture would help. Thank you, Barbara Erdmann Hot Springs Chapter #80
Added by Barbara Erdmann on Jan 16, 2015 2:58 PM
RE: Great work!
I am a VA Ruff but have not found a factual connection to the Lexington/Rockbridge lines. I did work the lines as well as many other Ruff lines in VA and in the USA.

Added by RuffTimes on Mar 19, 2013 11:44 AM
RE: Great work!
Thank you.. I know this line. This might interest you:

Methodist minister and clerk of the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Church. Pastor of St Paul's Methodist Church South. Stones & Bones Cemetery Records found at the Hardford County Hall of Records. Gen Abstracts, Montgomery, CO., MD.

Dr. JOHN SATCHELL MARTIN born Alexandria, Va., Sept. 7, 1815; his father was of Scots descent; his mother was a daughter of Robert Lamphier of Huguenot descent; he was licensed to preach in 1834; married Susan Ruff, Rockbridge Co., Va., Feb. 1838; died July 8, 1888. "His hair was but slightly turned [graying], his face was smooth-shaven and free from the deep corrugations which mark advancing age and his eyes never accepted artificial aids.

Added by RuffTimes on Mar 19, 2013 10:17 AM
RE: Great work!
You are welcome.. Who are your great grands?

Added by RuffTimes on Mar 18, 2013 6:44 PM
Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
Carter Transfers
I am out of town teaching - won't be home till Sunday. Carter is one of direct lines - I will have to confirm they are not kin to me first. If not, then I will transfer.
Added by Judy K. Brantley/Wilson on Jul 17, 2012 8:24 PM
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