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- the Magruders of Florida (c. 1860-present: Brevard, Volusia, Orange, Seminole, and Jefferson counties), Georgia (c. 1785-1860: Brooks, Thomas, Monroe, Richmond, McDuffie, Richmond, and Columbia counties), and Maryland (1652-1850);
- the McGarrity family of Texas (Brownwood/Brown County);
- the Noble family of Alabama (Anniston/Calhoun County, etc.), Georgia (Floyd County), and Pennsylvania;
- the Bell family of Alabama (Anniston/Calhoun County, etc.), Georgia (Atlanta area), and South Carolina (Charleston and St. James Goose Creek);
- the Smith and Norris families of Alabama (primarily Fayette County, pre-Civil War and beyond); and
- the Persons family of central Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia.
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Robert Eldridge
RE: Margaret Eldridge
I agree that typically the 8 July 1909 date shown on the marker for #25345436 would represent a death date but as Margaret is shown at Madison Co Mississippi on the 1910 census aged 9m born Mississippi (indexed by Ancestry as Margaret Eldredge), in this case, where her parents are in the same Cemetery, it looks to be her birth date.

Census reference Year: 1910; Census Place: Beat 1, Madison, Mississippi; Roll: T624_750; Page: 28B; Enumeration District: 0029; FHL microfilm: 1374763
Added by Robert Eldridge on Oct 06, 2015 12:03 AM
RE: Crumps
You're very welcome!
Added by CameraLady on Sep 29, 2015 10:56 PM
Bill and Denise
RE: Mary Dukes
It is never a wild goose chase. We always hope we will find the headstone and we enjoy the cemeteries.
Added by Bill and Denise on Sep 29, 2015 7:37 AM
Helen Cooper
RE: Stephen Thomas Robinson
Hi! Enlarging the picture and looking at in person was the same... very difficult. The record of the church does not have a transcription written down. Having it cleaned would produce it. Maybe requesting an additional pic from another volunteer would get better results with what they can see or their camera will pick up? :)
Added by Helen Cooper on Aug 25, 2015 8:44 PM
Penny Reynolds
RE: Zadock Magruder (1766-1820)
I'm still working on information on the Magruders. I found abstracts of the wills of several of Zadock's brother and his father at Rootsweb. The date of his death seems to be in question, but he is on an 1820 census in Columbia County, GA. Now that I have names of some children, I can see how well the ages match to be sure it is probably him. An SAR application gives the date as 3 May 1820, but the book you have linked says 1819. The youngest daughter by his first wife, Miss Talbot is named as Eliza Byrd Magruder. So Byrds are connected to the Magruder in some way. From what I've learned about the practice of giving either a mother's or grandmother's middle name to a girl, I would hazard a guess that the Byrd name comes from Miss Talbot's line.
I went to the book attached to Zadock's memorial and see they give the year as 1819, but my own research has shown me how unreliable family oral history is. I've proven nearly everything my mother ever told me about her family to be incorrect or at least scrambled.
My interest in the Magruders is through Sarah, who married John Olive, whose brother Wiley is my 3rd great grandfather. I also have a connection to the Byrds through the Griggs family. Sarah Ann Griggs married Abraham Jordan. Two of Sarah's sisters married Byrds. Sarah and Abraham's daughter Clementine married Littleton Olive. So you can see that the Olive, Jordan, jGriggs, and Magruder families are all intertwined.
If I learn anything more about Zadock, I'll let you know.
Added by Penny Reynolds on Jun 09, 2015 6:58 AM
MaryLynn Strickland
Thank you!!!!
It is DEEPLY APPRECIATED for the research & time you've put into this; which allowed & gave me confirmation of work I've been doing since 1975. At times I'd get headaches & have to quit & get frustrated. I can now finally go on to detailing family & kin folk.
Added by MaryLynn Strickland on May 31, 2015 9:46 PM
Sherry Hester Patterson
RE: Galen Roche
You are welcome. The cemetery is just a few miles from me.
Added by Sherry Hester Patterson on Feb 10, 2015 1:42 PM
Don Atwell
RE: Sara Roche
Apparently the Confederate headstones were used in some of these cases by accident, because the earlier one we discussed stated Indian Wars on them. But this one I don't understand
Added by Don Atwell on Jan 26, 2015 3:00 PM
Don Atwell
Sara Roche
I assume from your message this tombstone would be incorrect also
Added by Don Atwell on Jan 25, 2015 1:50 PM
Oswald Barnard Muterspaugh
I'm sorry but the picture I uploaded doesn't process correctly, I assume due to the shadows. I'll go back and get a better photo tomorrow.
Added by TimH on Jan 11, 2015 9:11 PM
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