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Evening Blues (#46587085)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for over 20 years. The main names I am researching are Abernathy, Coley, Higgins, Howell, Knight, Ledford, Roach, Moss, Whitmore, and Williams.

My other hobby is photography. I take photos of everything from cemeteries to concerts.

If you see any of my photos that are very tiny (ie. the size of a postage stamp), please let me know. Several years ago, the Find A Grave website had a weird glitch that made dozens and dozens of my photos the size of a thumbnail pic. I did not upload these tiny pictures. If you will let me know, I can hopefully replace them with a normal size picture.

Please note that I don't have editorial control over memorials that are listed as famous. If changes or corrections need to be made, please contact the Find A Grave admins.

I have created a website dedicated to my family cemetery, the Old Macedonia Cemetery of Bartow County. You can find it by following the link below.

And please be aware that just because I have taken a cemetery photo, it does not mean that I operate the cemetery or have anything to do with the cemetery. I only took a photograph.

Any photos that were taken by me may be used on genealogy websites such as You have my permission. All I ask is that I am given photography credit.
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Melanie Garrish
Malone Springs Cemetery
Could you see if there is a tombstone for Joseph H Hamilton? It is a military stone. Put down in the 30's. Interested in the wife's too.

Thank you,

Added by Melanie Garrish on Jun 17, 2017 11:14 AM
Shirley Ann Bennett Barham
David Marion Almand
Hope you will add the item below to his bio.
It will save researchers time and money.

This year 2017 - our YDNA was done for our Almand family.
Our name is not ALMAND/ALMOND or any variations of this name.
We can only trace (with proofs) our family line back to Thomas Almand, Sr. born 1762 who married Annice Ussery.
Familytree DNA told me that for some reason Irish people changed their names - a lot! There are eight pages of names matching our YDNA. But only four (4) names of Almand variations. At this point we may never find the answer to this. Contact me if you are interested in these YDNA results.

Shirley Ann Barham
Added by Shirley Ann Bennett Barha... on Jun 05, 2017 12:24 PM
Barbara Clark
Mary Lakey Combs
Evening Blues, it has been so long since I have chatted with you that I do not remember your name. I wanted to let you know that a descendant of Diannah Melvina, and I, found a deed that Jesse, Mary and Mary's mother, Mary Head Lakey, signed and it is the same land that James Lakey owned in Wilkes County. James died in 1842 and his will is in Wilkes County. He names a daughter Mary who was married to a Combs. This seems to prove that Mary was the daughter of James Lakey and Mary Head.
Also, I wanted to ask if you know who the Mary Combs, born 1837 died 1897 is. I had not seen this on find-a-grave before. I remember that you visited the cemetery. Was this there when you visited and could it be Nancy rather than Mary. Of course, the dates would be wrong now that I think of it. I found all of the siblings except Nancy but this has my curiosity at a high pitch. She was born ca 1852 according to the Census in 1860. I have looked at every Nancy in North Carolina and in Colorado where most of the other siblings ended up. I am living in Colorado now so hope to go to the library soon and see if I can find Mary J. Combs Gibbs death record. I did find the grave of her husband, Lafayette Gibbs. Hope to hear from you soon.
Barbara Clark
I am changing my email address today as the cox account will soon be closed. New email is
Added by Barbara Clark on Jun 02, 2017 12:27 PM
Levi Fortner

I am trying to find descendants of Levi Fortner who live around Atlanta. I saw that you added a photo to his site on Find-A-Grave. Do you perhaps know of any descendants in the area?


Added by BeamGen on May 27, 2017 9:50 AM
About Dennis P. Carlson
If you are friends or family of this heros, please contact me:
Thank you.
Added by Jacky EMERY on May 25, 2017 2:15 PM
Debbie Z*~
Oakland Cemetery - Atlanta

Thank you for all the work you have done in this cemetery and others! I have deep roots in this area of GA and your work has greatly helped add to my family tree.

I wanted to let you know that I've completed a bio for William C Sanders, at least for now, and thought you might want to take a look. Many of the pallbearers & escorts mentioned in the obit have been linked back to some of your memorials. William's memorial # is 54912768. His wife, Rebecca Hulsey, is my cousin.

Best regards,
Debbie Hulsey Zouras
Added by Debbie Z*~ on May 03, 2017 6:43 AM
Mack Kidd
O. C. Kidd Confederate tombstone
In the Antioch Methodist Cemetery the picture posted of a Confederate marker for O.C. Kidd is actually the marker for O.C. Kidd Jr. O.C. Kidd Jr. is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Texarkana, Texas. He was the one who served in the 4th Georgia Reserves. O.C. Kidd Sr. never served in the military although 6 of his sons did of which he lost 3 of his sons during the war and his first wife died during that period. There is a civil war pension record for Oliver Culwell Kidd Jr. filed in Texas. The marker was evidently placed in the Antioch cemetery by error.

Mack Kidd.
Added by Mack Kidd on Apr 29, 2017 4:54 PM
martha frye
on the Ebenezer h smith died 10-13-1862 can you pervide me any more info on him. we think he is our lost 4th uncle. but can not find anything on him but his grave and a 1850 census and a 1860 census. we think he was in the 36th regiment Alabama co k. thanks for any help. my email is
Added by martha frye on Mar 28, 2017 3:50 PM
Cliff Dyar
Joel Hunter Dyar
Hello. Joel Hunter Dar was my great-great-uncle. Some additional information: He is the son of Joel Hunter Dyar, Sr. and Rachel Sanders Dyar, and grandson of Elisha Dyar of Revolutionary War fame. He was born in Franklin County Georgia, part of which is now Hart County. He was a longtime merchant and farmer in and near Adairsville, Georgia. He married Clara ("Clary") Ann ("Annie") Chapman. They had no children. The whereabouts of her grave are unknown, but likely are in an unmarked grave at East View Cemetery, Adairsville, where Joel is buried.
Added by Cliff Dyar on Feb 28, 2017 6:26 PM
Mary Beth Henley
11055500 Washington Taylor
After much research and assistance I believe Washington Taylor is my great great grandfather if he isn't related to you I was wondering if you would consider transferring him to me
Mary Beth Henley
Added by Mary Beth Henley on Feb 27, 2017 4:27 PM
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