As an avid family historian living far from my hometown where my ancestors lived and died, most of my research is done via the Internet. I've learned invaluable info about my ancestors because of the time someone else spent photographing graves and posting pictures on FAG. I am most grateful to these people.
Wanting to "Pay It Forward", when I am researching in a cemetery I try to photograph as many extra graves as possible concentrating my efforts to documenting neglected and abandoned graves, or those that have sunken and deteriorated to the point of almost being lost forever to time and the elements. I post this info for the benefit of others who may stumble across the memorials I have created in their own search.
If you want a posting removed, corrected or transferred to you let me know. If that person is not a direct relative or ancestor to me, I will likely honor your request as soon as I am able. Many of the people I post on FAG are not a direct relation to me.
It is rewarding to know I've helped others in the same way I've been helped.
Family Surnames I spend research most:
Maternal: Aultman, Bryant, Hudson, Jones Paternal: Bell, Hillard, Raleigh, Simmone
My interest in my family history began as a child sitting at the knees of my beloved grandmother, Thelma HUDSON Aultman. I fondly remember being fascinated by the stories of her life growing up the seventh of 8 children to a poor farmer and his wife.
Granny was a kind, loving and selfless person who never sought attention. She was the hardest working person I've ever known, bar none. At age 7 following her mother's stroke, she left school to become the childcare provider to her toddler brother, cook and housekeeper for her 7 siblings and parents. At 13, she started working in the Happ's men's clothing factory and retired from there at age 65. She sewed, gardened, cooked, nursed sick relatives and served others her entire life.
As a teen, Granny was the only person who made me feel loved and accepted unconditionally. She was my "soft spot" in a hard world.
Granny was the closest thing to a saint as anyone I've ever known and I will love and miss her for the rest of my life.
If you are so inclined it would mean a lot to me to have you leave flowers at her memorial.
Lester Green "Jack" Aultman Hi Jackie, Working on my Aultmans and hoping you can help me. What info do you have on spouses for Lester Green “Jack” Aultman? I have that he married Katie Margaret Collins on 19 Oct 1935 Crawford Co. There is a Katie Margaret (Collins) Bruce FindAGrave 103261541. Is this her? Also have he married Mrs Alice Flowers 27 Dec 1947 Crawford Co. Do you know her maiden name? Jackie I’m not sure if any of this is correct. Can you help me sort this out. Thank you! btw email to your address returned due to "account over quota" Donna Sikes Holley firstname.lastname@example.org
John Lafayette "Fate" Bryant Old "Fate" Bryant, as my dad always referred to him...had a son named James Emerson Bryant Sr who had a son James Emerson Bryant Jr. This James Emerson Bryant Jr had a wife named Ella and they had a daughter named Myrtle Nona Mae Bryant...and Myrtle Nona Mae Bryant was my great great grandmother and she married Jimmy Barfield. :) In their marriage they had a daughter, my great grandmother, Francis Alzenie Barfiel (Hutto) (Mullis).....I hear that Old "Fate" Bryant was quite the ladies man in his day, in fact he can also be found on the Hutto side of my family tree....yep, skeletons in the closet so to speak. Thanks for sharing the photos and info. :)Old "Fate" was my 5th great grandfather on the Bryant side/family tree limb.
Ross Augustus Bell, late Tax Collector of Wilkinson County, was born a few miles Southwest of Irwinton, March 14, 1864, the son of John Ross Bell and Mary Webster (Brooks) Bell, (the daughter of Philip Brooks, a veteran of the War of 1812).
Sarah Jane Causey 46653814 Sarah Jane Causey: Parents: Richard Causey and Sarah P. Price m. Aug 6 Crawford Co. GA Grandparents: James E. Price & Nancy Glover m. Aug 20, 1822, Putnam Co. GA Great Grandparents: John Glover and Sarah Paschal.
Sarah Paschal is a direct line descendant of Rev. John Lathrop, Colonial Minister Barnstable, MA
Sarah Jane Causey>Sarah P. Price >Nancy Glover>Sarah Paschal>Samuel Paschal>Reliance Dennis>Mary Crowell>Mary Lathrop>Capt. Joseph Lathrop> Rev. John Lathrop. Rev. John Lathrop and son Joseph arrived on the Griffin 1634. Gov. Winthrop of MA noted in his journal of the arrival of Rev. Lathrop.