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Hunter Gentry (#47190230)
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Bio Photo My name is Hunter. I am 20 years old and love history. I got started researching my grandmother's side after she died. It kinda made me feel closer to her knowing more about her family.

I am also very interested in local history. I am the youngest member of the Choccolocco Valley Heritage Society. I am very active in preserving history. I have accomplished placing two historic cemeteries in Calhoun County, Ala. on the National Registry of Historic Cemeteries: Pine Grove Cemetery- 1850's, and Zion Hill (White Plains) Cemetery- 1830's.

Here is a list of the families that I am working on: Gentry, Saffold, Hughes, McClain, Taylor, Deason, Hollingsworth, Bagley, Austin, Freeman, Ponder, and Brazzell.


Pine Grove Cemetery

Zion Hill (White Plains) Cemetery

In August of 2012, I was featured in the Anniston Star for being an "Untypical Teen" of Calhoun County, Alabama. That soon lead to the article being placed in the Eastman Genealogy Newsletter, and an interview on Youtube.

A great friend of mine, Mary Ann Ferguson, passed away on Feb. 9th. She is really the one that helped me get involved in Find A Grave. She was an amazing lady that would venture in any cemetery no matter the location or hot summer weather. She was the type of person that us genealogists need to look up too. She will be greatly missed.

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Cheryl DeLacretaz
John T. Hollingsworth
Thank you for all the information you've shared here about John T. (Tyler? Taylor?) Hollingsworth, my GGGgrandfather. Because of some detailed DNA Y-chromosome testing one of my male cousins had done, which was then compared to the DNA results of other males in the Hollingsworth DNA project, we know a few things: (1) The most distant ancestor we can be sure of in our line is John T. (2) We are NOT descended from Valentine Hollingsworth, but Elias Hollingsworth, who shows up on most family trees as John T.'s father, was descended from Valentine. (3) Therefore, Elias may have raised John T., but it appears that he was not his "blood" father. As a matter of fact, most of our line's DNA matches with Hamptons, not Hollingsworths! As one person told me, there seems to have been a "paternal incident" (adoption? guardianship? illegitimate birth?) in the 1700s, most likely in Virginia. I'm searching for answers and will let you know if I find anything.
---Cheryl Hollingsworth DeLacretaz
Added by Cheryl DeLacretaz on May 21, 2016 9:25 PM
Shirley Mellon Dewberry
Lula Smith
Oconee Cemetery

Lula Ivory Forbes Smith
Born: 1890
Died: Sept 21, 1985

Native: Calhoun County, AL
Member of Oconee Baptist Church
Added by Shirley Mellon Dewberry on May 11, 2016 12:39 PM
Shirley Mellon Dewberry
Lula Smith
Oconee Cemetery

Lula Ivory Forbes Smith
Born: 1890
Died: Sept 21, 1985

Native: Calhoun County, AL
Member of Oconee Baptist Church
Added by Shirley Mellon Dewberry on May 11, 2016 12:39 PM
Margo Troyer Hollingsworth
RE: Louis Harrison Hollingsworth
b 3 May 1816 SC,d 17 Feb 1916, Calhoun Co AR. Wife Anna Oliver 23 Jan 1824 AL, d 22 Jan 1880 Calhoun Co AR. Marr 19 Nov 1843 in Sinclair, Benton (now Calhoun) Co ALABAMA. Moved AL to AR abt 1846-1849 & had many land patents. Oct 1851 was member of 1st Petit Jury of Calhoun Co AR. 11 children. If you need anything else, email me pls Margo margo0601@yahoo.com
Added by Margo Troyer Hollingswort... on Sep 04, 2015 9:05 AM
Margo Troyer Hollingsworth
RE: John T. Hollingsworth
What I have for John Tyler?/Thomas? is mostly from his will in what is now Calhoun Co AL. At the time of his death it was known as Benton Co. Here is what we know of him:
b 1785 d April 1865
1844 Census listed as taxpayer Benton Co AL
1850 Census shows wife Susannah b 1797 & states they own 400 acres
1866 Estate Deed lists wife Mary and other heirs as follows:
eldest son Wesley Hollingsworth
Mary Hollingsworth Glover
William Hollingsworth
James R Hollingsworth
Susan Hollingsworth Bonds
Harrison Hollingsworth
Samuel Hollingsworth
John Hollingsworth
Charles Hollingsworth
Warren G Hollingsworth
Lots of conjecture abt his & his parents but as far as I know, nothing substantially proven. Good luck!! Margo
Added by Margo Troyer Hollingswort... on Sep 03, 2015 6:43 PM
Stephany Brady Cunningham
Arnton John
hey i wondered where u came across the picture of arnton john brady you submitted? That was my grandfather. im interested in getting more pictures. thank you!
Added by Stephany Brady Cunningham on May 13, 2015 11:22 AM
Daniel Champion
Nancy McClain
I see you entered the memorial for Nancy McClain. She was my grandfather's first cousin. Would like to exchange information with you. Esp interested in anything you have on her father Joel Marion Champion.
Added by Daniel Champion on Dec 22, 2014 4:24 AM
larry caver jr
RE: Thomas J. Caver
Hunter,

I tried to reply to this yesterday. I may have some information you can use on the Thomas John Caver Family/Home. My email is: larrycaverjr@yahoo.com
My cell ph 334-318-2568

Larry E. Caver, Jr.
122 Gray Drive
Prattville, AL 36067
Added by larry caver jr on Dec 12, 2014 9:48 AM
larry caver jr
RE: Thomas J. Caver
P.s.- Are you related to a Rachel Hollingsworth? I think there was a connection between Caver Family and a Hollingsworth back in GA.
Added by larry caver jr on Dec 11, 2014 4:00 PM
larry caver jr
RE: Thomas J. Caver
Hunter, send me an email: larrycaverjr@yahoo.com
I would be glad to help. Larry Caver, pH 334-318-2568
Added by larry caver jr on Dec 11, 2014 7:54 AM
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