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kemu (#46580412)
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Bio Photo Genealogy addict of 20+ years. :)

The surnames in my direct lineage are: BORDEN, CAMPBELL, CONLEY, CRITTENDEN, DEMENT, DUNN, EVANS, HAWKINS, HOCKER, HOLMES, JONES, LANGLEY, LYNN, MABRY, MARTIN, MATLOCK, McCALISTER, METZGER, MOORE, PENNINGTON, PRESLEY, PURDY, STILES, TAYLOR, THARP, WEBB, WEST, WILLIS, WREN.

If you are connected to my family or think you may be connected, feel free to email me. I'd love to hear from you! :)

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Email me with any corrections or requests for the transfer of your family member's page. I will usually get it done in a day or so.

Any of the TOMBSTONE photos that I have taken and posted here are to help others in their genealogy. I don't mind anyone using, copying, or downloading them for genealogical purposes, or even posting them to other genealogy sites. Permission granted. :)



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Frank Hocker
RE: Joseph Hocker
Yes, the E stands for Earl. They always called him Earl. He was my uncle (brother to Samuel T. Hocker Jr.) I never knew his first name was Joseph until I began studying my family tree recently.
Added by Frank Hocker on Nov 09, 2016 1:48 PM
Anonymous
RE: Vinson
Thanks so much!
Added by Anonymous on Aug 01, 2016 7:30 PM
Anonymous
RE: Vinson
OK, I will contact Rhonda. We live in the area and have done quite a bit of work on this. The land was originally part of the Vinson plantation. They were some of the first settlers into the area from North Carolina, and this was their family cemetery. The existing driveway went up to the big Vinson house with the cemetery off to the side. Years later, Henry Gargis bought the property and lived in the house. He is also buried on the property, but he is about 1/4 of a mile from the Vinson Cemetery. In talking with the Gargis family, Henry is the only Gargis known to be buried on the property. Eventually the house was torn down, and all the land was farmed. As of 1963, the tombs were all standing and had a fence around them. Then at some point during the farming, the fence was removed, and there was extensive damage to the tombs. Beginning in the mid 1990s, it has been a process to restore them to the condition they are in today.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 01, 2016 6:29 AM
Anonymous
Vinson "Gargis" Cemetery
Hi! We have been working on the Vinson cemetery near Leighton in Colbert County, AL. We noticed that you have uploaded pictures and done entries for many of those buried there, but they are being listed as in the Gargis Cemetery. There is a Henry Gargis buried on the same property as the Vinsons, but it is separated from the Vinson cemetery by about 1/4 of a mile. The picture of the Gargis Cemetery sign attached to the cemetery page is actually a completely different cemetery that is in Franklin County. Could you please correct this to reflect that the Vinsons are buried in the Vinson cemetery? Thanks for all of your work and great photos!
Added by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2016 9:02 PM
ponder
Mary Jane West Hocker (1825-1874) - Memorial# 23551336
I saw your note on this memorial. I noticed that the death record and obituary have the same death date and parents. I assume this is probably the correct death record, but with the wrong age. Also, notice the death record shows she is married, which is somewhat unusual for a 15-year-old. In addition, her father's name is kind of unusual, so if this is a different younger Fielding West, then I would expect to find him easily on census.
Added by ponder on Apr 11, 2016 6:47 PM
Theresa
Wiley Moore 18903251
Thank you for the transfers. Your post of the newspaper obituary was the link I needed as I am in Vermont and only internet access to information. According to family notes his father was William Moore from Missouri and believed to have been changed from Mohr to Moore. If you don't mind,in your searches please keep an eye out for him. Thanks again. Have a good day!
Added by Theresa on Nov 10, 2015 3:39 AM
Theresa
Moore
Ok Thanks for checking.
Added by Theresa on Oct 22, 2015 6:02 AM
Theresa
Wiley Moore 18903251
Hi,
I am working on family genealogy and found your information on Wiley Moore. I added his daughter Alma Moore Dyer Pratt to the site. I am wondering if you had any more information on his parents. All could find was they were William Moore and Betty Looney. His wife was Mary Frances Green her first husband was Henry White which they had 2 children William and Grace Staggs. Henry died from the influenza around 1918 and she married Wiley Moore and had 4 other children Alma Pratt, Bertha Taylor, Edna Harrison and Betty Jane Jeffreys 1st husband, 2nd Sibley.

From what I know Wiley's real name was John Houston Beauregard Moore but went by either John and later Wiley
Added by Theresa on Oct 18, 2015 5:16 PM
SCL
RE: Louvenia Martin Metzger
She was my grandmother. Yes, I have more photos and will see if I can identify other relatives from her generation.

I do have one very cool photo of her when she was young. It looks sort of like a wedding or maybe an engagement shot, and if so, it would have to have been the first marriage.
Added by SCL on Sep 12, 2015 11:24 PM
Past Hunter
John and Sarah Stiles
We have the same ancestors; which child of John and Sarah's is your line? James and Mary are our line.
John's bio states his parents and Sarah's maiden name(found on ancestry.com) He is mentioned several times in the Heritage Book of Macon County,NC and others. In John's bio., would you delete Off Fisher Creek, please. Their son Charles is on Find A Grave # 89196602, but they haven't connected him to parents.
We are trying to get connections for the DAR under John. Thanks so much,
Pat/Frances
Added by Past Hunter on Apr 30, 2015 11:14 AM
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