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GMT (#46962786)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Tennessee but most of my father's ancestors; McWhirter, Shaw, Whitehead, Harper, Anthony, Robinson, Gann & others, lived in Alabama while most of my Mother's ancestors; Bridges, Langston, Byrd, Brock, Moore, etc., lived in Mississippi and some ventured on over to Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. My Father was born in Guin, Marion Co., AL and Mother was born in Sapa, Webster Co., MS

Concerning Links, Corrections and Transfer Request: Please use the "EDIT" in the top right of the memorials because it will have the memorial number and the contributor number on it which makes it easier to update, link relatives or transfer memorials. If you are asking for a transfer please state your connection to the individual. Most of the memorials I have submitted are related to me but there are others I submitted who served in the 1st Alabama Cavalry, US Volunteers which I will be happy to transfer to a descendant.
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William Lees Memorial (Pickens Co., AL)
I'm writing because of your posting re this memorial where you mention that William's father was James M LEES. Do you have a family connection to the LEES? If so, what can you tell me about James M LEES and his ancestors?

I asking because I have James M LEES in my tree who married the third wife of my GG-grandfather (James Gillespie Cowan)
What is really curious is that my James M. LEES was born 22 Feb. 1805 (not sure where), married Virginia CLOPTON on 19 May 1835 in Montgomery, AL, died on 03 Oct 1842 in Montgomery, and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery. They had one child (according to Virginia's Bible pages), Edwin Neptune LEES (04 Nov 1837 - 15 July 1842). He was Virginia's 2nd husband.
Her first husband was Theodore Washington Livingston .. she had one child with him, Mary Cornelia LIVINGSTON.
James M LEES must have adopted Mary Cornelia because the Oakwood tombstone is one tombstone for James, Mary, and Edwin ... lists Mary as Mary C. LEES.

I've wondered if (since James M. LEES was born 1805 and married Virginia in 1835) James might have been married prior to his marriage to Virginia.

With a bit of research, I see that William LEES father (James M LEES) was also born in 1805 but don't find specific date.

With Virginia' husband, I don't know anything about him prior to his marriage to her in Alabama. Could her husband be a cousin to William Lee's father.

Just curious is you might have more information on the LEES family that might solve my mystery?

Many thanks.
Added by Margie on Jul 26, 2017 4:55 AM
RE: Crow & Whitehead
Thank you for letting me know.
Added by Azalea on May 31, 2017 10:38 AM
Patricia Michel
Thomas Treadway Byrd
I descend from Thomas Treadway Byrd, Sr. born about 1753 in VA and died in 1804 in Robertson County, TN. He married Jane Crabtree, dau. of John C. Crabtree and Hannah Butcher. Thos. Treadway, Sr.'s parents are Thomas Byrd and Jane Treadway and she is the dau. of Richard Treadway, Jr. and Martha Fontaine in Maryland. This is where the "T." comes from as to the middle initial. Appreciate all your work and thanks for the post.
Added by Patricia Michel on Apr 30, 2017 12:09 PM
Glenda, I believe that I have found a relative of yours, his name is Joel Mize. Am I right? Now I know who GMT is (-:
Added by Olva on Feb 28, 2017 3:58 PM
Bob Stanford
Alexander Nesmith/Pocahontas Cemetery
You have this Alexander Nesmith confused with his cousin. This Alexander was in Co A 22 ALA Inf along with two of his brothers, Martin and John. These are the sons of William and grandsons of Alexander. The Alexander the was in the 1st Ala Cav USA was the son of Thomas H and grandson of Alexander. He was born abt 1838 and died in 1867 and buried somewhere in Morgan Co AL. As far as the brothers of the 22 Ala Inf Alexander; John is buried in OK and Martin, my gg-grandfather, is buried in Guin AL at the Old Union/Nesmith Cemetery.

Bob Stanford
Added by Bob Stanford on Jan 15, 2017 4:34 AM
Tim Osborne
RE: Edward Henry Scharber, Jr.
Your right, the obit was for Jr., and I noticed you already had the obit. Sorry for the confusion.

Added by Tim Osborne on Dec 27, 2016 6:33 PM
Carolyn Lloyd
Pvt Columbus Roller
I believe you sent me an email asking if I am related to Columbus Roller. I am not. But his last son married my great aunt. That is how I am working on this family. I do know that some of the info in Columbus Roller's biography about his first marriage is incorrect.
I can forward the info to you for your consideration in making changes. If you would like I can request the transfer to me if that would help. Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Lloyd on Oct 09, 2016 9:17 AM
Carolyn Lloyd
Christopher Roller
I am hoping to hear from you. I have additional info on this person and the wives. I can send you the email I sent to Colonel Jim. The bio needs a few corrections.
Please contact me directly at: Thanks,
Added by Carolyn Lloyd on Oct 07, 2016 3:57 PM
Colonel Jim
C C Roller
Please contact Carolyn Lloyd at She has a correction for the bio on CC Roller. His 1st wife was Jane Katherine Nichols m abt 1847 Then he married Catherine Stout 14 Apr 1872 in Wayne Co, TN. Their youngest son was Henry Marlin Roller

Carolyn has additional info

Jim Bridges
Added by Colonel Jim on Aug 10, 2016 4:18 PM
Tim Osborne
Find A Grave Memorial# 75699272

I sent a suggestion to Joy that should correct the spouse problem, linking Jonnye to her husband, Dr Bethel Campbell "B.C." Smoot, Sr only and her husband's mother, Laura Elizabeth Edwards Smoot, to her husband, Bethel Merthon Smoot. All we can do now is wait for Joy to correct it. You should be able to take your note off the memorial.

If you ever run into this situation again, there's an edit tab in the upper right corner of the memorial in question. Click on the edit tab and a window will open up so you can make your suggestions to be corrected or adding additional information.

Added by Tim Osborne on Jul 01, 2016 1:11 AM
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