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I am a third generation family historian on the Ward and Dubberley families of Macon and Lee County, Alabama. It is hard to say whether I became interested in genealogy ten years ago or fifty years ago as I spent quite a bit of time in my childhood accompanying my mother and grand aunt trampling through overgrown cemeteries and shuffling through papers in dusty old court records. To this day, I can't pass an old cemetery or courthouse without feeling compelled to go inside. Although my mother never got her genealogy records organized, she kept every wedding invitation, obit, hand written scrap of paper recording family relationships, etc. She essentially kept the same type information on close friends and neighbors; so, if you receive a Find A Grave Suggested Change/Correction from me on someone to whom I am in no way related, don't be surprised. Use it if you like or toss it if you don't.

I am now actively researching the descendants of Enos Wesley Ward and Mary Ward (nee Roland), many of whom migrated from Georgia to Macon County and Lee County, Alabama by way of Chambers County, Alabama. I am also trying to locate descendants of Allen Dubberley and Harriet Dubberley (nee Walker). This is not to say, that I am not looking for their ancestors, also.

I am also interested in my Zachry and Whatley lines; but, there are far more qualified researchers out there who seem to have those lines figured out and documented far beyond what I could hope to do. One researcher who immediately comes to mind is my friend and second cousin, Joyce May White, who as far as I am concerned is the guru on my line of Whatley's.

I am not actively researching my late husband's Caldwell and Parker lines at this time as his comments to me over the years regarding genealogy have gone something like "the Parkers have been in Screven County, Georgia forever. They know who they are." As it turns out, his line of Parkers have been in Screven County, Georgia since the late 1700's and we buried my late father-in-law there. So, I guess they did know who they were! I got similar comments regarding his Caldwell/Bennett lines relative to Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.

Anyway, enough about me. If you see errors or omissions or would like to add material to any of the Find A Grave memorials that I maintain, just let me know. Also, if you identify yourself as "more kin" than I am to one of the people whose memorial I maintain, I will certainly consider a transfer unless it is my direct line. Meanwhile, I will keep trying to get memorials established and/or connected in case "we forget who we are!"

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