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Edith Blankenship (#46894126)
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Bio Photo My husband and I are both retired and enjoy researching family. We have photographed many grave markers in the Southeast and are willing to help others who want pictures of their ancestors' graves. Our families are names Blankenship, Cameron, Ellison, Whitman, Bolan, and Mitchell plus other related families. Both of us were born and grew up in Alexander City, AL where we still live. We have 4 sons and 11 grandchildren.
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Mary Ann Carlton Robinson
She died in 1866 not 1966 - appears to be a typo.
Added by on Aug 30, 2014 8:25 PM
Rebecca McClure
Thompson gravesites
Thank you so much for posting the info on Floyd R. Thompson and the great picture of his sister, Shelby Jean Thompson Voss, marker. I am grateful for the information listed with each memorial.
Added by Rebecca McClure on Aug 04, 2014 12:50 PM
Grover Cleveland Blankenship
I was researching this family and saw your memorial listing his children. It would be nice if you listed his son, Warren H Blankenship, who died in WWII. Warren was born 4 Feb 1921 and died 19 Mar 1945. He is listed on the memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii as either missing in action or buried at sea. In doing some more research on him, he was on the USS Bataan and was killed during a battle near Japan
Added by jkjgwjnbh on Jul 18, 2014 10:24 PM
Elizabeth Verchio
Thomas Carey Memorial# 40362074
I've added a Note regarding conflict with dates. Thank you again for the great photos and for the suggestions. Most of all, thank you for the photos you have added.
May your sunrises and sunset be long and productive.
Added by Elizabeth Verchio on Jul 16, 2014 4:39 PM
R Carpenter
Bartilee Whitman
Thank you so much for letting me know where she is buried.
Added by R Carpenter on Jul 13, 2014 7:45 PM
Sandra Bonner Adair
Resthaven Memorial Gardens

I am sharing this message that was posted on the "I Grew Up in Valley, AL" Facebook group today 6/28/14. Please share with anyone you know who has family buried there.

If anybody has family buried out at Resthaven you may want to go check on their lots! We went out today and grass is almost knee high. We cut around my parents graves but the entire place is in shambles! There are graves that still have dead flowers piled on them from the funeral, lots of graves with no grass and lots of graves that have the vases missing off them! Anywhere there is grass it's almost knee high!! It's a sad sight!!!
feeling annoyed.
Added by Sandra Bonner Adair on Jun 28, 2014 2:58 PM
Landrum Talton Kelley
Landrum Talton Kelley name misspelled on tombstone by people who marked this grave but that is history and we need to document this. He was Landrum Talton Kelley and my uncle Irving Kelley marked this grave by what he knew as Landom Talton but it is Landrum Talton Kelley.
Also, there are others named after him that will be corrected in emails following this. Please post that he was Landrum Talton, not Landom Talton, and know that he is my direct ancestor.
Wife was : Elizabeth CALHOUN1862 C 1919
James A KELLEY 1883 C 1976 son
Anderson Jim KELLY Sr1884 C 1955 son
John Talton KELLEY 1885 C 1970 son
Mary Elizabeth KELLEY 1888 C 1968 daughter
Leola C KELLEY 1890 C 1908 daughter
Benjamin Perry KELLEY 1894 C 1958 son
Cynthia A KELLEY 1895 C daughter
Ethel KELLEY 1897 C 1961 daughter
Ella M KELLEY 1899 C 1982 daughter
William KELLEY 1901 C 1967 son
Annie Rosie KELLEY 1905 C 1993 daughter and the youngest one.
Annie Rosie was strong in her faith and she was a loving and great person
Added by Language123 on May 14, 2014 10:02 PM
RE: Mary A Dobson wife of Tarlton Kelley Coosa County
I have never found a "Dobson" name connection for Mary. I have Tarlton's probate records from South Carolina and Dobson doesn't enter the picture. I know this is probably correct but I can't find who her parents were. Tarlton's father was James Kelley and his mother was Ann Eaton. James was a Revolutionary soldier and I am not sure if he died as a result of the injuries or was actually killed in WAr. Ann Eaton remarried Andrew Calhoun, a cousin to John C Calhoun. She had three additional children. Her son, Warren Ransom Davis Calhoun is buried in Virginia in a mass grave for Civil War soldiers. But this Dobson name just doesn't come together for me. I wish that I could find one little piece of information proving she was a Dobson and where they married. Ann Eaton had a sister named Sarah who married a Rankin. So, I have found records for everyone except Mary Ann Dobson. A big puzzle to me for nine years.
Added by Language123 on May 14, 2014 11:46 AM
Mary A Dobson wife of Tarlton Kelley Coosa County
I notice that you put Mary A Dobson or Mary Ann Dobson as Tarlton Kelley's wife. I would like to have your documentation on that person, as I am a direct descendant, and we have no birth records nor marriage records for them whatsoever. Please, please know that I am not questioning your research, but asking you for help in knowing how Mary A Dobson got put with Tarlton Kelley. Thank you in advance for your response ... I have so many records on Tarlton, Landrum Talton and it is Landrum not Landom as is on his tombstone and I will explain that to you in another message. Thanks again, I would like to find out if Mary A Dobson was married before Tarlton. Tarlton married late for his birth year. :) Language 123
Added by Language123 on May 13, 2014 8:50 PM
Cemetery Walker Too
Archie Blankenship
I'm transferring his memorial to you. The person managing is ill and cannot any more. If you want to manage this cemetery, please email me.
Added by Cemetery Walker Too on May 10, 2014 8:22 AM
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