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Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)
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Bio Photo I will be happy to transfer relatives into your care - just send me an edit to do so.

Please do not use my bio page or emails for changes, additions, linking or transfers. Please click on the Edit button at the top right of the person's page,. Then click on Suggest A Correction. On that page, type in what you would like done.
PLEASE.......when you find your relative's page, leave flowers and at least a short note. In that note, state your relationship to that person. This is a great way to find living members of your family. If you leave nothing, they do not know you are out there somewhere. Leaving this lets them know that you are also kin to them and they will contact you. This is a win, win situation.

The Story Tellers...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 who have gone before. We are the story tellers 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. So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family - you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.

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Lee Roy Fields
Thomas Thompson
Affiliate record number 41622180 (1814 - 1864). Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States of America, Oakland Cemetery.
Brick wall with GGrandfather Thompson Fields, b. 1798 or 1799 GA and m. Mary Polly Edwards b. 1800 VA 1818. I have Edwards back to 1400's. But Thompson Fields did not exist (according mine and many others research) before 1818, and that I (we) can find no obits or burial site for neither him nor his wife Mary Polly Edwards. 1850 census list Thompson Fields and family and Thomas Fields and family side by side with other Thompson's. I have believes for 15 years that Thompson Fields first name was named after his mother's maiden/surname or her father (his grandfather). Primarily because Thompson is more of surname instead of a first name. I realize you have been very active in adding many names here at and for that I am thankful. Hoping you or anyone seeing this message might help me to overcome this brick wall. Thanks be to all in advance. Lee R. Fields, leefields at centurytel dot net (Russellville/Dover, Pope County, Arkansas.
Added by Lee Roy Fields on Nov 24, 2015 9:10 PM
Becky Feaster
email about HP McCravy Jr
please look for an email from me

Becky Feaster
Added by Becky Feaster on Nov 19, 2015 12:23 PM
Darrell Landrum
Pvt Jabez Langdon
Hi Judy, I posted a photo of his marker to your memorial. You are welcome to use the photo as you wish.

Best regards,
Darrell Landrum
Lynchburg, Virginia
Added by Darrell Landrum on Nov 10, 2015 1:27 AM
Sharon Manalang
Marvel Sweat
He is one of your post he was Marvel Jackson Sweat son of James M. Sweat and Mahaley Baggett. He has brothers John Calvin Sweat, James M. Sweat jr., Enos Riley Sweat. He married Barbara l.Jordan who is the daughter of Willis and Dicey Jordan of Bellwood (Atlanta) Georgia.
Marvel Jackson Sweat and Barbara Jordan had Zile Jackson Sweat 1877-1935, Charles F. Sweat 1880-1944,Rosa lee Sweat Raper listed already, Lillie M. Sweat 1888,Lucy J. Sweat 1891. Hattie Sweat 1893, Bertha Sweat 1895, and Ridley Sweat 1898.

Added by Sharon Manalang on Nov 09, 2015 2:36 PM
carl en
thatcher cem in hamilton co tn
judy I know that you did some memorials of the hayes family in this cem , but whre are your pics , this cem is hard to find, let me know something, I do know some stones have been moved or destroyed
Added by carl en on Nov 09, 2015 7:20 AM
Memoral #20487999
Is Marion Inez Ellett buried here in Mt. Carmel cemetery or check out memorial # 22950798 where they have a picture of her headstone in New Hope, Al.
Added by CP on Nov 07, 2015 9:30 AM
Melissa (Watson) Johnson
RE: Willam A Watson Memorial# 51993583
Oops! I didn't look on the photos page and I know better!! I also didn't think about my email address not being available thru the messages. Sorry about that. I'm batting a thousand, here! Ha! Well, I'm not sure if this is my William A Watson or not. If find that he is, I'll be back in touch. Thanks so much for your time and your help!
Added by Melissa (Watson) Johnson on Nov 04, 2015 7:00 PM
Perry Lunsford
RE: Winnie A. Lunsford/Lynn
I spent considerable time looking for Winnie on the 1940 census and never have found her. She was not yet married to Roy because he was still living with his parents in Tattnall County. It's puzzled me.
Added by Perry Lunsford on Nov 04, 2015 5:50 PM
Perry Lunsford
RE: Winnie A. Lunsford/Lynn
I didn't realize she was at Yellow River with her mother. I have a large amount of information on the family. I've done genealogy for over 30 years. I loaded all I have onto and you can find it by searching for the family tree of Augustus Edwards Lunsford. He is my grandfather and was Winnie's father.

I put two pictures of Winnie on her site at Find a Grave. I doubt that all of the information will fit on Find a Grave.

Where did you live when you knew Aunt Winnie? I don't know where they lived.
Added by Perry Lunsford on Nov 04, 2015 4:41 PM
Perry Lunsford
RE: Winnie A. Lunsford/Lynn
I would like to know where Winnie is buried. She was my aunt. I have a picture of her as a young girl. Hers is a tragic story. I do not have a photo of her husband but do have a picture of John.
Added by Perry Lunsford on Nov 04, 2015 2:44 PM
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