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Debbie Z*~ (#47292192)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 30 days
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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 Hulsey 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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I am in contact with Faye and her Daughtes.
Added by OAG on Oct 09, 2017 7:41 PM
RE: Cotton Hulsey
I am slowly developing a Hulsey family tree in Do you use that software? Do you want access?
Added by OAG on Oct 09, 2017 7:39 PM
RE: Cotton Hulsey
I went to Cullman many times to visit members of the Hulsey family.

My mother was Margaret Emma Fleming Gallups. My father was Ordice Sr and my bother was Ralph. Billie Sue took her children and my brother and I on many vacations.

Billie Sue Hulsey's brothers were Cotton and "DC" Jr. Her sister, Faye, is still alive. DC was lost at sea. He has no grave. After adulthood, DC's son, David, took care of his mother in Mississippi. After DC died at sea, his widow wasn't where she could help with her children (David, Barbara, and Terry-all alive). Billie Sue (with help from her parents and my mother) raised DC's children.
Added by OAG on Oct 09, 2017 7:28 PM
RE: Cotton Hulsey
My mother, Margaret Gallups, was Billie Sue Hulsey. She was one of the first women lawyers in Birmingham, Alabama. She was a great friend of mine. I knew her entire family. Cotton was her brother.
Added by OAG on Oct 09, 2017 3:48 PM
RE: Faye
Added by ald920_1 on Oct 09, 2017 3:38 PM
Joe Marma
RE: Carrie Velma Crowley
No problem! I have been researching Carrie, and trying to figure out if she had any children throughout these marraiges. Did she have any children with William that you know of?
Added by Joe Marma on Oct 07, 2017 3:21 PM
Richard Kienel
RE: Cynthia Elizabeth Steele Eidson

It's so nice to hear from you, Cousin!

Cynthia Elizabeth Steele was my Great grandmother and Simmie Elizabeth Steele was my Grandmother, so we do indeed both go back to Isaac Steele and G M Dixon.

I grew up in the Acworth-Kennesaw area and have seen the Memorial in person and am pretty sure the date in question is 1849 and not 1840. To be fair it's hard to tell with the marbling and ageing of the headstone.

Thanks for taking the time to contact me and let me know if you have any more questions.


Added by Richard Kienel on Oct 07, 2017 11:28 AM
John Addison Bradford
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Hi Debbie, What is a Fame rating, you have 6, I've got 2. Hope you are doing well.
Added by John Addison Bradford on Oct 04, 2017 8:07 PM
Della Daughtry
Transfer of my Grandmother's Memorial
Hi I would like to request the transfer of my Grandmother's Memorial. Her name was Ruby Geneva Westberry Daughtry Find A Grave Memorial# 180600475. I would greatly appreciate it!
Della Daughtry
Added by Della Daughtry on Oct 01, 2017 11:34 PM
Flying Eagle
Johnnie Stephens
I transferred him to you so you will have to make the corrections
Added by Flying Eagle on Sep 29, 2017 3:24 PM
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