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Dana Cook (#47733985)
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Bio Photo I am researching my family surnames on my Father's side (Galloway/Carter/Cook/Oliver (SC/AL/GA) and my Mother's side, Traffenstead/Traffanstedt/Garrett, Freeman (AL/GA/TN/SC) Hartsfield/Cross/Wilson/Moore (AR). I've been interested in geneaology since August 2006 when I started looking for my Mother's biological family whom I found within 2 weeks. From my Mother's side, I am Catawba Indian "People Of The River", German, and British. I'm still working on my Father's side.

Please take a moment and visit my family. Thank you so much.

My Daddy
My Mama
My Brother

This dear sweet woman has been part of our family since I was a little girl. She will never be forgotten. Love you Ms. Frances.
Frances Braxton

Taken too soon:
My Niece
Kristin Castro

My Nephew
Ferin Searer

My Cousin
Timmy Gorecki

Kaleb "Bubba" Schwade
Kaleb was a victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome by his babysitter when he was 5 months old.

Please visit this young American Hero from our little town.
Lance Corporal J.T. Sims


If I have offended anyone, please let me know and I will remove the memorial of your loved one. If you aren't a part of Find A Grave, you can still contact me through the edit tab of the memorial. I don't mean to offend anyone. All memorials are created out of respect. The purpose of me adding names is because I believe that people should never be forgotten, and also I like to help people who are searching for their ancestors. I am so thankful for Find A Grave because not only have I found many of my ancestors, I have found many related family members alive.

I will be happy to transfer memorials that are a part of your family with the exception of the ones of my family within Find A Grave's 4 generations guidelines. Any requests outside the 4 generations will be considered on an individual basis. You MUST state the relationship with your ID number. All RUDE requests will be ignored!

Duplicates - These are errors, and not created on purpose. I search before I create a memorial and after every time. Please bring any errors or duplicates to my attention so I can correct them. If I have created a memorial and you create a duplicate, do not send me a message that the one I created is a dupe and for me to delete. I will not delete any memorials if you created a dupe. Don't create a dupe memorial just because you're related. If you are family, kindly ask for a transfer or you can add photos and send me information to be added and I'll be glad to add it. If you are within the 4 generations, please ask for a transfer. Please read the FAQ's for this site on creating memorials.

Feel free to use my photos 📷 as long as you give me credit and do not make any money off them.

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Gloria Ann HORNSBY Jones
Dana, William Radford Yarbrough is my husband's grandfather. I have sent you edit links to connect the parents. I would consider it so kind if you would transfer the site to me. If not is fine but if will so appreciated..thanks for all your hard work on Find A Grave & hope you are doing well.
Added by Gloria Ann HORNSBY Jones on Jun 17, 2015 3:25 PM
Tammy Drouillard- Jozwiak
A gift from your great grandma, Minnie Traffensted-Garrett
Hi Dana, I have in my possession a doll that was made in memorial for your great grandma Minnie Garrett and Birmah Lee, her first baby that passed away. Grandma came and stayed with my mom and my adopted father, James, shortly before she passed onto her family in heaven. Grandma brought with her a pretty little slip that she bundled up and carried around. To her this was her precious baby, Birmah Lee and we all shared in the joy of helping her care for her baby. We relived through her memories some sad times when Birmah Lee was sick and very hard to console. After this time passed she brought grandma much comfort in her last days here. I'm glad Birmah Lee came back to be with grandma and to help her leave this world happier. After Grandma passed, my mom made a doll and used the slip to dress her and we called her Birmah Lee Garrett, of course. I would like to help you connect with this side of your family you found by sharing these memories with you and sending you the doll. If your interested please contact me, at with much love, Tammy
Added by Tammy Drouillard- Jozwiak on Jun 16, 2015 8:09 PM
mike reeves
RE: Donna Phillips
You're welcome, it's an interesting pastime which provides a service others.
Added by mike reeves on Jun 13, 2015 8:44 PM
Rickey Boult
Thank you for sending me Edna BOLT Hallmark.

Thanks again,
Rick Boult/BOLT
Added by Rickey Boult on Jun 11, 2015 11:57 AM
Joyce Knight
Dear Dana,
Thanks for your message. I understand. Since you are familiar with the cemetery, would it be possible for you to tell me if any other Hathcox is buried there, and possibly near Emma Hathcox' grave? Since Emma McGuire remarried a Hathcox, it's possible her second husband is interred there. I know from the Hillview grave listing that there are other McGuires buried there, but none seems to be William Cumbee McGuire. I appreciate your responding.
Many thanks,
Joyce McGuire Knight
Added by Joyce Knight on May 27, 2015 11:49 AM
Joyce Knight
Emma Lula Graham McGuire Hathcox
Dear Dana,
I am researching my father's family, Clarence Lano MaGuire, and was wondering if you might be able to shed any light on some family members. Emma Lula Graham McGuire was my father's mother. She was married to William Cumbee McGuire, but I can find no record of him or what happened to him (family lore says that he was shot when my dad was very young). Emma remarried a Hathcox and had another son, Marion Laymon Hathcox, and maybe other children. Appreciate anything you might be able to help me with, especially any information on what happened to William Cumbee McGuire. He was the middle son of five born to William Marion and Elizabeth Carter McGuire in Alexander City, Tallapoosa.

Many thanks,
Joyce McGuire Knight
Added by Joyce Knight on May 26, 2015 2:27 PM
Traffanstedt transfers
You sent this as your Contributor number--47763985--and I didn't check to see if it was you'll have to ask him to transfer them to you now...
Added by RobMinteer57 on May 22, 2015 7:23 AM
Pam Crosby
Tyson Family in Alabama
Hi there, I see that you are managing Lesley Tyson and other of his family members. are you related to them? I ask because I too am related. Pam Crosby
Added by Pam Crosby on May 20, 2015 7:20 PM
Linda Parrish
Dear Dana,
I went back and checked for the Traffanstedts buried in Four Mile Cemetery in Wilsonville, Al. I found three and I believe they may be Ola Traffanstedt Wingard's mother and father and possibly a sister. There was not any links to anyone on them so I'm not positive.

Here are the names I found: Charles D. Traffanstedt born Jan. 13,1873 died April 25, 1945. Emma L. Traffanstedt born April 22, 1878 died April 9, 1944 and Ida M. Traffanstedt born June 14, 1902 died April 2, 1924.

Would you check to see if you have these people? Thanks a bunch for your time. LWP
Added by Linda Parrish on May 19, 2015 8:21 AM
Linda Parrish
Dear Dana,
Thanks for your prompt reply to my email. I appreciate you looking through your records to see if my aunt and uncle were kin. Maybe something else will turn up later on the Traffanstedt family. I'm pretty sure she lived in Wilsonville, Al. before she married my Uncle Clarence which is where my grandfather, my Dad and the other Wingard children grew up. My ancestors came over from Germany around 1753. My Mother said they met in Wilsonville.
I appreciate all you do to help others. Linda Wingard Parrish
Added by Linda Parrish on May 18, 2015 9:43 PM
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