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Birdgirl (#47240809)
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Bio Photo CSA Soldiers, another FAG member alerted me that the Confederate Battle Flag is disappearing from some of his flowers that he left and a generic flower icon has been inserted. So you may want to check your CSA memorials. Seems the Flag is disappearing here too.

Confederate Battle Flag: if this flag offends turn your head and look away!! It's a matter of perception. Your civil rights end where others begin. I have some 47 CSA relatives and this flag is a part of my heritage. The flag is not racist, so get over it!!

Duplicate memorials: if I have made one, let me know; I will ask FAG administrators to merge into one. They have been very helpful in the past to merge duplicate memorials. When FAG administrators merge two memorials, none of the flowers, etc. are deleted.

Thanks to everyone who have left flowers and notes on my Uncle: Augustus (Gus or Junior) Byrd (# 48422763), who died in a Japanese Prison Camp in 1943. This brave soldier as well as all others who have served and/or given their life for their Country, in any war or act of aggression, deserve all the honor and respect we can give them.

Also thanks to those FAG members who have so generously and graciously transferred family members to me for my care. This act of kindness is very much appreciated as I came late to this website.

NO Death certificates, please! Although permisable by FAG, they really are in poor taste and take up space that could be used for photos.
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June Still
Confederate Battle Flag
All Southerners, The NAACP is leading the fight to obliterate our flag. There is a 1991 NAACP Resolution of hate called "Odious Blight". Google it for more information. Also look up the story that happened in Alabama at a Flag Rally there. The NAACP ran a Black Confederate Gentleman, who had just spoken at the rally, off the road. It killed Mr. Hervey, but his wife lived to tell about it. Who's full of's not the Confederate Flag, it never killed anyone, it's the NAACP! Every Southern Man out there should join your local Sons of Confederate Veterans to help fight this hateful group.
Added by June Still on Aug 02, 2015 8:14 PM
RE: Jones Family Cemetery
Hello! I'll check about that cemetery, but I might not be able to get to it for a few more days, as I'm in the hospital right now. But I'll keep your email and check on it as soon as I can.
Added by Lisa on Aug 01, 2015 2:32 PM
Our Whitaker Families
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It was a pleasant surprise, so thank you very much for transferring Christine into our care. She was a good person and a special friend for many years. God bless you.
Added by Our Whitaker Families on Jul 31, 2015 7:17 PM
Carolyn Orlando
Since you are doing research on the Page family would you like me to transfer Johnnie to you. Do you know where his parents are buried?

Just got back from going to TN and searched many cemeteries. I found some new family members of my Martin gang. It was almost too much for this old 70 year old. But so glad I got to go.

Hearing you talk about the flags being removed makes me ill. I tried to find small ones for my CSA members but couldn't find them. I did buy a full size flag. There were many folks flying the flag from their cars and trucks. I wish people would get over slavery. It was not all blacks that were slaves. When the Irish came some had to become slaves to pay for their way to the USA.

Added by Carolyn Orlando on Jul 27, 2015 10:35 PM
Ann Kennedy Patton
RE: J Wright
Added by Ann Kennedy Patton on Jul 08, 2015 7:14 PM
Ann Kennedy Patton
J Wright
Thanks for edit info......and I totally agree w/ your stance on Confederate flags!!!!
Added by Ann Kennedy Patton on Jul 08, 2015 10:37 AM
Sarah Locklin Taylor
RE: Infant Son Stone
Thank you so much! You have been equally kind to me. That's just what we do!!

Have a great and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Added by Sarah Locklin Taylor on May 23, 2015 3:23 PM
Michael Anderson
RE: Initialed tombstones at Byrd Cemetery
Hi Joyce,

Are you related to Cynthia and Tony(?) Byrd? (Their parents owned one of the (two) stores at 'The Grove' for many years.)

As for the initialed grave stones, it has always sorta 'haunted me' that nobody would know the names of the persons buried there, and it has bugged me for decades! I was surely SURPRISED to see PICTURES of them online!!!

I feel extreme RELIEF to be able to share what little I know...and it's not much.

I never knew the cemetery has an 'official name' until yesterday: Granddaddy always called it 'Booger Hill' - even as a boy - so that's what I've always called it. Who knew?!?!?


I haven't finished my post for 'T E S', but I'll do it in a few minutes.

Grave marker 'T E S' is Thomas E Stone, another great-great-uncle: A son of George William Sr, and older brother of George William Jr. I have no further information about wives or children.

THANK YOU for providing me with an opportunity to put NAMES on those head stones! For some reason, I'm awash in tears of happiness, and the SPIRITS seem to be CELEBRATING!

Bless You!

Added by Michael Anderson on May 21, 2015 8:09 PM
Joy Pendry
Two Emily's
I think you have gotten the situation straightened out! Congratulations! It was really confusing with the two wives, both named Emily. The only question I have is the information provided by Phyllis Garner Davis in the book, Gwinnett County Families, 1818-2005. She states that Joel married on 4 Nov 1853 to Emily Rice, daughter of John H. Rice and Martha____Rice. The book, Gwinnett County, Georgia: Marriages, 1833-1900 shows a different year for the marriage, 4 Nov 1858. I think there was a typo in the first book, and that there was perhaps a difference of a few days between the date they got the marriage license and the wedding. What do you think? I can't explain the difference in the names of Emily's parents however, John H. & Martha Rice vs. Benjamin William & Anny Rice. Oh, well, I'm sticking with your findings.
Added by Joy Pendry on Apr 11, 2015 7:47 PM
Emily Rice and Emily Bowen
Okay, see if this sounds plausible. Joel married Emily Dicy Bowen on 17 Aug 1852 and they had Mary Jane Etheridge 1853-1922. Then Emily Bowen passed away and Joel remarried to Emily Rice on 4 Nov 1858 and they had two children, William Benjamin and John R. The 1860 Census show a 7 year gap between the first two children.

Does this make sense and explain all the marriage certificates and everyting?? Jody
Added by J.A.N. on Apr 10, 2015 5:26 PM
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