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Adra Maxwell-Flowers (#47528336)
 member for 3 years, 11 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo Just trying to do my part basically. I've only recently gotten into genealogy on a more full time basis. But because I'm so terribly far from my home town and family I am required to rely on other people's generosity to help guide me. So in turn, I should do the same thing for the next person/people!

If I have a relative of yours that you'd like let me know and I will gladly transfer, assuming I'm not more closely related. I have found that some people on this website are all about numbers. That is not my forte', nor will it ever be.

I think this is a great resource and should be used as such. If you have any additions or corrections, please feel free to send them my way. I think those that have gone before us should not be forgotten. They had a purpose, just as we do.

I have a VERY large extended family. If I ask for a person you can bet your life I'm related. I'm unsure why there is animosity, when we were all brought to this site for one reason or another. We should be here to work together and in harmony. (I've had a few issues arise lately where I was insulted by a fellow contributor remarking that I "have a lot of aunts." My family is large and plentiful; and quite frankly I wouldn't have it any other way!!!! :)

**I have recently started adding additional people with whom I have no affiliation with. But they weren't listed here and I think everybody should be remembered. So I hope by adding these names, somebody somewhere will remember them and come searching for them.**
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Nancy Towns
RE: Lucy Carter
I'll e-mail you later but I'll write a public post first:
Miss Lucy (that's what I called her back in the 1950s and 1960s when I was a child), was one of my favorites in all the world. I was a white child and she was a black school teacher in the days of segregation in the small town of Hastings, Florida. Among other issues during that time, there was a sizable discrepancy in pay between teachers in white schools compared to teachers in black schools in the State of Florida. Many of the black teachers had to work extra jobs to supplement their incomes. That's how I came to know and love Miss Lucy. After school and on Saturdays, she worked for an old Scottish widow-lady named Mrs. Vallance and her daughter who worked full-time named Mary Vallance. I loved Mrs. Vallance as a grandmother so I spent hours at her house. Miss Lucy did light cleaning and cooking for Mrs. Vallance but mostly ironing. That's when I remember our reading lessons. I would sit and talk to her while she ironed and she would go over phonics and the alphabet with me among other topics. She was a TEACHER! I later became a teacher and I modeled my teaching style and my love for children - any child - black or white, able or disabled - after Miss Lucy. I not only became a teacher but I became a professor at a university. Years later, one of her many adopted daughters was a student in one of my classes in the late 1990s. Unfortunately, I've forgotten her name but we had a wonderful time talking about Miss Lucy and her legacy. I'm sorry that your husband never met her. I am richer because I knew her.
Added by Nancy Towns on Nov 26, 2014 12:39 PM
No Guts, No Glory
I was searching for someone else before I added mine, and saw yours and theirs. Happy taphophiling. Thanks for being nice about it. ..
Added by No Guts, No Glory on Sep 11, 2014 9:19 PM
Sudie Ingram
Your information about my grandmother, Sudie Ingram, is incorrect. Her name was not Saluda, it was Sudie. There is a Saluda K Wilder who was born in the same area as my grandmother, but she is a Wilder by marriage. I double checked this with my mother and she confirmed that her mothers name was Sudie and not Saluda. If you would be so kind as to make that change it will be much appreciated. Thanks.
Added by Billie221 on Jun 21, 2014 11:05 AM
Ruby Yeary Maxwell
I just added an obit to this memorial and forgot to change the default from "grave" photo to "other." Fixed it, but probably not before the e-mail was sent to you saying your photo request had been filled. So may need to renew your request for a grave photo.
Added by RidgePerson on Apr 01, 2014 4:48 PM
Tracy Crapse Nix
Sent you a correction which you should receive. After reading your intro, I too have a very large family and have run into people who just want to "hold on" to a memorial, even though they are not related. Good luck!!
Added by Tracy Crapse Nix on Oct 30, 2013 2:49 PM
I just posted the Lawson Cemetery yesterday, and went today to take photos. You could not have had him in a cemetery that was not on findagrave. I will let the administrators decide.
Added by Memories~RoxღEd on Jul 27, 2013 10:39 PM
RE: Sally Ann Lee Wilder
You are more than welcome! She was my Great great grandmother :-)
Added by Tina on May 09, 2013 6:20 AM
I am glad you caught my error, I dont like making errors..Thank you for your kind words, I really enjoy this and do my best to connect all dots. I transferred her to you. If I am related its not as close as yours, was glad to do it. If the other Masons that I have are related let me know I will transfer them. Family should have the memorials,,so I feel.

Have a wonderful day
Added by jc~roadrunner on Apr 04, 2013 7:15 AM
Bill Mason
RE: Wesley & Sidney Mason
Hi Adra
I didn't take that photo. Someone gave the information to put there not sure. I did pick some off the Bell County website.
Grace and I were 4th cousins once removed. So we must be 5th cousins or so.
I descend from James King Mason & Phoebe Gibson. They moved from Bell/Knox counties around 1830 to Hendricks County, Indiana.
I have a Mason website on There are about 400 who descend from Robert Mason b. 1757. If I can find your e-mail address I will send you a invitation to come and join us. You will get a Username & Password to log on the site.

Bill Mason
Renton, Wa.
Added by Bill Mason on Mar 29, 2013 11:44 PM
Adra, disregard message below. Links are done...
Added by Memories~RoxღEd on Mar 25, 2013 4:25 AM
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