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Melody (#46891027)
 member for 8 years, 8 months, 1 day
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Bio Photo My name is Melody, and I live in Jacksonville, Alabama. A friend of mine and I enjoy doing research together and love taking photos. I hope the research I do helps others. Some of my husband's family surnames include Cook, Crain/Crane, Matthews, Crocker, Green, Sutton, Nichols, Corbin, Rollins, Gravett, Potts, Scott, and Keller. Mine are Jones, Chandler, Dawson, Pearson, Webb, Wellborn, Norton, Winslett, Cambron, Denney, Buse and Bonds.

I have been on this site for over 8 years, but have just recently gotten to a place where I am comfortable adding people and updating memorials. Most of my family have already been added. I do request transfers occasionally, please note I ask for ones I am close to, or direct line.

I am not one of "those people". If I have one of your family members, and I am not related to them, or if you are more closely related (other than direct ancestors), please let me know. I will gladly transfer them. I am not here for the numbers, I would just like to make the information available to those who want it.

If you have updates you would like added to the bio, please e-mail me or message me, I will be happy to update the memorial.

Thank everyone who helps and contributes to this site. I have met family members from miles away. It is nice to work as a community.

Lastly, be nice. We are all here for the same reason; to share information and honor our loved ones.
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RE: Bell
I deleted my photos.
Added by bonehead on Oct 12, 2015 9:21 PM
Jim Semple, Jr.
Hi, Melody
Thank you for the photos placed to honor related memorials as requested. After 2 years, really appreciate your volunteer time. Reading your Bio is a blessing to see such a caring and cooperative outlook. Your time has not gone unnoticed and really is appreciated since we're unable to be there.
Added by Jim Semple, Jr. on Oct 12, 2015 4:20 PM
RE: Arrena Corbin Austin
My dad always referred to her as Aunt Rene Austin. Other family members listed her as Irene, which can be pronounced in the country as arrene or arrena I agree that her middle name began with a T. Don't know if I have the full name anywhere. Will have to look . Can you tell me where the Ann for Rhoda Smith Corbin came from? I know one gentleman guessed that and then put his database online, but I have never seen it documented or proven. Her sister was Rosannah Smith or Rosie. Irene Corbin Cardwell Austin also had another daughter, who I believe died young and her name was Pallie. Sofronia also named a daughter Pallie. I'll have to dig out my notes from the late Jim Corbin and verify this.
Added by Living on Oct 12, 2015 1:57 AM
RE: Samuel Crazier Cook
I'm a descendant of James S. Cook.
Added by ChilledByStone on Jun 28, 2015 4:30 PM
Kitty Walker Lennard
Valley Hill
Hi Melody. They are 2 different cemeteries. They have absolutely no connections except for location. There is a fence which seperates the 2 cemeteries , but the fence is torn in a section that You can walk through if it has not been fixed since I was last there.Valley Hill Memorial Gardens has 1 entrance and it is on 231, Coming from Shelby Co. it will be on the right side of 231. After You go past the 1st red light , it is just a short distance ahead. There is a 2nd red light just past the Cemetery. At the 2nd red light if You turn right , the entrance to Valley Hill is also on the right side of the road. This one is almost hidden though. there are 2 buildings and then the entrance to the Cemetery. It looks like a bad road at the entrance and the sign is up at edge of cemetery and hard to see from the road. Next to the driveway of Valley Hill . there is a small shopping plaza. I believe You will have no problem.Both of My parents were born and raised in the area of those Cemeteries and was raised with the people who began both cemeteries. My Dad was born in 1904 and was 20 years old when the Roberson's donated money for Valley Hill Cemetery. I believe there may have already been a couple of Roberson's buried there when cemetery was created. My Dad was raised in Cropwell and graduated from what was then Cropwell High School.
My Mom was born and raised in what was Easonville. Easonville was just a few miles from Cropwell and was covered with water when Coosa River was backed up to become Logan Martin Lake. She grew up with the Nixon family and they are who developed and also own Valley Hill Memorial. Most of the people who are burie at Valley Hill were either , friends , neighbor's or relatives of My parents.
On the Brasher / Brashier / Brazier family. They are probably related if You back far enough. When I first started doing genealogy , I found an article at the Birmingham library that explained abt the Brasher family and I believe it said they came from S. Carolina and I believe it was an Uncle and 2 nephews and according to that article all of the Brasher's here came from those men. Now it has been 20 plus years since I read that article and I am not sure that I would be able to put My hands on it now.
Added by Kitty Walker Lennard on Apr 14, 2015 10:42 PM

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