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Amby & Jerry (#47464129)
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On February the 4th we finally moved back into our house. Still waiting on furniture as the lists are long and delivery is slow.

Glad to be back home

On August 13, 2016 our home was one of the thousands of homes that flooded in Baton Rouge. Louisiana.

Sept 16th

We are slowly recovering from the flood. Should be back in our home by January. Of all things doors and trim can not be found, but with 40,000 homes damaged I'm not surprised!!

I will be checking FAG weekly, so it may take a little while to get request done.


Researching the following Surnames:
Allgood, Amberson, Anderson, Ayers, Barron, Brockman, Campbell, Cleckler, Coleman, Decker, Ganey, Gober, Gilley, Gazaway/Gassaway, Gunnels, Hardwick/ Hartwick, Hill, Hulsey, King, Kelsey, Marsh, Maddox, McMillen, Moore, Pendergrass,
Randolph, Roberson, Rogers, Raper, Stewart, Tomlin, Toone, Turner, Ward, Webb, Westbrook, Wortham.

PLEASE send any additions or corrections to me using "EDIT" or "SUGGEST A CORRECTION" on the memorial site. I will be happy to add any information and relationship links for you, please furnish appropriate link numbers. For all correspondence please include your member name and #.

When we do a memorial one of the choices is Unknown for Burials & Cremations. Everyone no matter if they have a physical grave or only dates in a Bible deserve a Memorial.
I will link any memorial I care for and will be happy to add a memorial for someone.
If their grave site is found in the future we can move the memorial to that cemetery or if someone adds a memorial to the correct cemetery, we can delete the duplicate.

I will no longer transfer memorials to people who have not been a member of FAG for at least SIX months; there are too many people signing on wanting memorials and never bother to care for them. It took me almost a year to get my father's memorial transferred due to a peson not signing in and checking his memorials.

This does not apply to direct generations.

I grew up with Decoration Day (2nd Sunday in May) going to all the cemeteries were the family members were and the last one would be Dad's grave in Oneonta, Alabama. Visiting the family plots and placing roses on all the graves. Mom would work on the flowers for days. Afterwards, we would go to "Little Joe's" restaurant and have dinner, they served "Family Style". For those in other areas of the country this is like sitting down at grandma's house with bowls of food set on the table and everyone shares. Some of my most wonderful memories are setting around talking to the family, where they lived, what was their name, and stories. I miss Decoration Day, but FAG helps to fill that place in my heart.

My love is Genealogy and that is why I do FAG.

FAG Guidelines for Transfers are: Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Please if you are related email me, and explain connections.

Please if you are related email me, and explain connections.

FAG Guidelines: Bulk surname requests should not be made and will not be honored.

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40115612 Paralee Hulsey Robbins
You added a "flower" to her memorial in January 2017. The information is on the Memorial. Please delete your note. Thank you in advance.
Added by Anonymous on Jun 09, 2017 5:43 PM
David Bullard
Obit has been added for David Bullard
Added by Hochi on Jun 03, 2017 5:09 AM
John Mallory Land
RE: James K Deckrow
I guess I cut and pasted the mem. # for James wrong - sorry about that. Here's the link:

(or you can go to your mem. for Sarah Jane, as they are linked as spouses also).
Added by John Mallory Land on May 31, 2017 11:41 AM
Judith Nan Lewis
RE: Beuna Atkins Bullard
Hi there,

John Doyle Bullard is my Mother's 4th Cousin and my 4th Cousin (1x removed) through my "Sitz" family line.

Added by Judith Nan Lewis on May 30, 2017 7:35 PM
John Mallory Land
RE: James K Deckrow
Hi, Amby - Thanks for your work on this and the records you cited. I believe you are correct that Sarah Jane’s husband was killed in Confederate service and buried in Virginia. The following is his service record, adapted from Lillian Henderson’s “Georgia Roster of Confederate Soldiers,” Volume II, p. 200:

<<< James K. DECKROW enlisted 15 JUN 1861 as a 2nd Lieutenant with Company E “Muscogee County Rifles,” of the 12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, CSA. [He was back home in Muscogee County, Georgia, perhaps on furlough, when he married Sarah Jane GLENN on 13 APR 1862 – recorded in the county marriages and also reported on her pension applications.] DECKROW was captured by the Federals on 30 MAY 1862 at Fort Royal, Virginia, and traded back to the Confederates as part of a prisoner exchange on 05 AUG 1862 at Aiken’s Landing, Virginia. He was wounded 28 AUG 1862 at the Battle of Second Manassas, dying of those wounds on 24 SEP 1862. >>>

Mrs. S. J. DECKROW applied 07 APR 1891 as a resident of Muscogee County, Georgia, for a widow’s pension drawn on the above service of her husband. Three men who served with DECKROW in the Muscogee County Rifles – William R. BRITT, Joseph Henry BROOKS, & John W. H. LATHAM (all as Privates) -- attested to his service. She continued to file annual pension applications through 1898. It is reported in more than one of these applications that his remains were carried to Middleburg, Virginia, and interred in the Confederate cemetery near there. I find at Sharon Cemetery in Middleburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, a Lt. J. “R.” DECKROW, who reportedly served in the “42nd” Regiment of Virginia” Infantry – see FindAGrave Mem. #9792133. However, I believe this to actually be our Lt. J. K. DECKROW who served in the 12th Regiment of Georgia Infantry. I have contacted the poster of that memorial to try to find out if he thinks this could be Sarah Jane’s husband. I will let you know what I hear back from him, if anything—-but personally, I am convinced that this is who he really is. I have found at Linwood Cemetery that a number of headstones for soldiers who died at the Confederate cemeteries here and also in the Battle of Columbus & Girard have mistaken information on them. By the way, I did a search on the Nation Park Service’s Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Database for the surname DECKROW (this spelling only); I found no matches in Virginia and only one match in Georgia, that being our James K. Thanks again - John
Added by John Mallory Land on May 30, 2017 2:24 PM
tania s ervin
thank you
for some reason i just wanted to know and i think now i am at ease i havent been there since i was a teen and use to clean off the cementary there with my family i am the only survivor along with my children
Added by tania s ervin on May 21, 2017 10:34 PM
Gerry Hill
RE: Florence Brinkley Willingham Nesbitt
Thanks. She meant so much in my life.

She and Hubert, Linda & Steve, were my Mother and Step-father's neighbors when I got out of Hi School. I took up a lot of time with the kids, especially Linda. After I married, Brink still let me keep her, so we were all very close.

Then they moved to England, and I got pregnant. Brink sent me her baby clothes from there. It meant so much to me, in several ways. I lived in New York at the time.

When they left England, the base in Albany, requested Hubert back to manage the officers club-he had done such a good job. So back to Albany, and by then, my Mother, step-father and now little brother, 20 years younger than me. Brink and Hubert found a house for rent across the street. You will see a picture of a visit back we made from New York- and Brink & Linda and my parents, friends, etc. And we visited back and forth in Al, once we moved back this way.

Until Brink's world fell apart-and Hubert left-etc.

And Somehow, I found Linda on facebook, several years ago- and Brink was in the home- not knowing anyone. Such a sad thing, and then Hubert,Mark, and now Steve's death.
Added by Gerry Hill on Apr 14, 2017 7:19 AM
Gerry Hill
Brink Nesbitt
Is she a relative of yours? I noted you added to her grave.
Added by Gerry Hill on Apr 12, 2017 11:44 AM
They should be in your care as we speak. I think I got them all but if I missed any please feel free to ask. I firmly believe that family belongs together in this world and the next.

Good Luck in your family search

Zim ~ aka Janet
Added by Zim on Apr 07, 2017 8:59 PM
Keith G. Cromer
James Walkup Crockett
James Walkup Crockett was born June 22, 1800 in North Carolina to Nancy Walkup and William Crockett. He was given the same name as an earlier offspring who died at age 4. The Crockett family emigrated from France, where the spelling was deCroketagne taken from the Huguenots of Ireland. They were Ulster Scots of the Presbyterian faith. They became Huguenots or Protestants and accordingly were banished from Catholic France along with some 50,000 other families by the Edict of Nantes in 1685. They fled to Ireland and came to America in 1730.
The Crockets came to Henry County around 1825 with William and Margaret Walkup Brown (Margaret sister to Nancy Crockett). They settled in the eastern end of Henry County around Sandy Ridge. His grandfather was Captain James Walkup, of Revolutionary War fame, of the Waxhaw Settlement Mecklenburg North Carolina. The Walkup family was one of the few Colonial families entitled to bear arms. General Andrew Pickens was an Uncle of Colonial Revolutionary fame. The Crockets were related to the Browns, Carmichaels, Walkers, Hootens, Grants, Hunts and Wilkersons. James came from strong military and political stock to make Henry County a good sheriff.
James W. Crockett, Esquire was appointed Judge of the Inferior Court in January 1837. James was appointed as Sheriff in January 1842 and served until 1844.
He lived in the city during this time at the corner of Gwinnett Street (Hwy 155) and Covington Street (John Frank Boulevard). He had purchased a town lot in May 1823, at the establishing of the city in Square C. His plantation was near the Mt. Bethel and Island Shoals area.
James was married twice. First to Melissa McClendon on October 30, 1832. Melissa was born January 15, 1801 and died July 25, 1841. He married the widow Mary Bayne on September 28, 1842. She dies before 1850 and James continued to sell land of her former husband, Charles, to support the Bayne children. There were seven Crockett children.
In 1853, during the advent of the Railroad Exodus, James moved to Dekalb County along with the Lowery, Berry, Dorsey, and Thrasher families. He died July 8, 1864.
And yes, it is believed he was related to The Honorable Davey Crockett, US Congressman of Tennessee and killed in 1836 at the Battle of the Alamo near San Antonio, Texas.
Added by Keith G. Cromer on Apr 01, 2017 4:21 PM
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