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Carol (#46870595)
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Bio Photo Simply enjoy genealogy and preserving history.

I make mistakes if you tell me, I will fix them.

If they are family, I will gladly transfer.

My aim is to honor the past. Items added to biographies are typically information I receive via email from unknown contributors and post to memorial. I do NOT fact check so take it for what it's worth...further research.

We are the chosen. My feelings are, in each family, there is one who seems
called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live
again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and
approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but,
instead, breathing life into all those who have gone before. We are the
storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one.
We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before
cry out to us: Tell our story.
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Rev Andrew Jackson Hallford
Can you please transfer AJ Hallford #23297372 to me. I'd like to add to his information. He's my husband's great great grandfather.
Added by loribeth0126 on Aug 26, 2015 7:06 PM
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Arteamisea Kitchen, Charity Haddock
Thank you for doing accurate work.
Added by Donnah M on Aug 12, 2015 10:15 PM
K Todd Sherer
Thomas & Lela McCrary
Thank you so much for making it easier to add the data and bio for this couple. I will try to do a good job and will treasure these. Someday they will be cared for by their great granddaughters who are my daughters. I also have a couple of my grandchildren who are interested in taking over my genealogy one day. We all appreciate all you have done in adding them and caring for them so we thank you.

Karla Todd Sherer
Added by K Todd Sherer on Aug 01, 2015 10:25 AM
Rosemary Nordstrom
RE: Martha Christian Caudle Turner
Hi Carol,
Yes, William and Martha are my third great-grandparents. I have researched the family extensively. I would be happy to share documentation with you. As said I have papers related to Martha's death that are pretty clear it occurred in 1885. My second great-grandfather, James Tillman, husband of Mary Caroline Turner, administered the estate. A will has never been found.

William Turner did not leave a will at all - he died intestate. He had considerable estate, however, and there is an extensive probate file, and Thomas is indeed mentioned as deceased, as his share of the estate goes to "heirs of Thomas H. Turner". Thomas's wife Tennessee Smith Turner applied for a Civil War pension in 1904 or 1905, which is available on Fold3. She says that he died in the fall of 1862 at Port Hudson, but records kept by a CW organization note that he is found in the hospital ledger in February 1863 and died in March, of chronic dysentery.
Best, Rosemary
Added by Rosemary Nordstrom on Jul 05, 2015 10:18 PM
Rosemary Nordstrom
Martha Christian Caudle Turner
Hello again Carol,

Martha died in 1885, not 1886. Although a will has not been found, there are other estate records, including a record of payment for her coffin, in 1885. Thanks!
Best, Rosemary
Added by Rosemary Nordstrom on Jul 04, 2015 4:39 AM
Rosemary Nordstrom
William Turner 1865
Hi Carol,

The memorial contains a couple of errors about William Turner's children: Thomas H. Turner died at Port Hudson, LA in the fall of 1862, according to Tennessee Turner's application for a Widow's Pension, or March 1863 according to information provided by an organization for his regiment ( He was a serving solder in the CSA at the time and died of dysentery. He is buried at the Clinton Confederate Cemetery in Louisiana.

Mary Caroline Turner Tillman died sometime between 1880, the last time she appears on the census, and 1900, when her husband James A. Tillman is widowed. The Mary C. Tillman on the 1900C in Nashville is a different woman entirely, whose maiden name was Davidson.
Added by Rosemary Nordstrom on Jul 04, 2015 4:35 AM
Billy & Kerri
This is my Great Great Grandmother, I would love to mange this memorial. Thank You Billy
Added by Billy & Kerri on Jul 03, 2015 3:17 AM
"Garrett" @ White's Chapel
The person buried at White's Chapel, Tarrant County, TX with tombstone that says simply, "Garrett," is my Great Grandmother, Martha Jane "Mattie" Baker Garrett.
b. 5 April 1856 in Brenham, Washington Co.,TX
d. 4 July 1932 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

There were two obituaries (here combined):

Mrs. Mattie Garrett, 76, Native Texan Dies

Stricken with paralysis while at church Sunday night, Mrs. Mattie Garrett, 76, native Texan, died at the home of her grandson, G. T. Farris, 2415 Dalford Street in Ft. Worth, at 3:50 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Garrett was at the First Baptist Church Tabernacle at Lipscomb and Morphy Streets shortly before services began when she slumped in her seat. A physician in the congregation attended to her and she was removed to the Farris home. She did not regain consciousness.

Mrs. Garrett was born at Brenham (Washington County, TX) and had lived in Fort Worth most of the past 15 years. She celebrated her seventy-sixth birthday anniversary April 5 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. (S. S.) Lane of Morgan.

Funeral services were held today at the Lucas Funeral home for Mrs. Garrett...who died yesterday following a paralytic stroke while at church. She never regained consciousness. Rev. J. Frank Norris officiated at the services. Burial was in White's Chapel near Grapevine. Survivors are five daughters: Mrs. W. C. High, Fort Worth; Mrs. J. E. Newman, Mount Pleasant; Mrs. F. W. Jannett, Caldwell, Mrs. J. E. Heine, Grand View, Indiana, Mrs. F. S. Lane, Morgan, One son, C. M. Garrett, Fort Worth. One sister, Mrs. W. M. Null of Waco; two brothers, W. A. Baker of Cyril, OK and J. H. Baker of Los Angeles, CA. 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were: Johnny Baker, Clarence Null, Turner Farris, John Winters, Claude Shivers, and Henry Crossen.
Added by Linda on Jun 16, 2015 1:46 PM
Michael Vaughan/Lockett/Lee/Rand/Woodall/Guthrie/Y
RE: Edwin C Northen birthdate
Thank you! Your eforts are much appreciated!
Added by Michael Vaughan/Lockett/L... on May 30, 2015 9:36 PM
Michael Vaughan/Lockett/Lee/Rand/Woodall/Guthrie/Y
Edwin C Northen birthdate
This man is a distant relative of mine, so when I compared your Find a Grave notes to my tree and all the others have I used to help me source mine, I noticed the birth year is off in your write-up. In your headstone photo it looks like the headstone has heavy moss or lichen overgrowth, so I understand how you could have made a slight mistake...anyway, many reliable sources show his birth year as 1844 not 1840. Look at the photo up close and you might see the inner shape of the second 4 showing through the moss overgrowth... I do. And thank you very much for all you do; this is by no means a criticism of your thorough work! Sent by Mike V, related to Northen by marriage of my Rand and Lockett lines.
Added by Michael Vaughan/Lockett/L... on May 30, 2015 8:40 PM
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