I'm retired, the mother of one. I enjoy cooking, reading,travel, live theater and genealogy. I have roots in EBR, Ascension, Livingston, St Helena, Tangiphoa, East Feliciana and Washington Parish Louisiana. Clarke and Marengo Co, Alabama. Amite and Pike Co, Mississippi. These ancestors all migrated from the 13 original colonies. I have several lines who were in America before the Mayflower. The Bergolds arrived from Darmstadt, Germany in 1839. My current number of direct ancestors in the American Revolution is 7, and also 7 direct ancestors in the Civil War. (all in the Confederacy)
I would like to thank everyone who has left flowers for my Mother, Marie Jean McIntyre Bergold. That is very kind of you. *************************************************
RE: Transfer I would like to take the time to thank you for adding my mother to find a grave a couple of years ago. Also, thank you for the recent transfer. I will try to link her to her family members. Charlotte
I went to the Mississippi Department of Archives & History in Jackson, MS on Thursday to obtain a copy of Alabama Faulkner's death certificate from microfiche records. Tonight, I finally sat down and culminated the whole research effort & experience into the bio section on Alabama's virtual memorial. Please feel free to stop by have a read. I can't remember if we've e-mailed each other or not yet, but if you'd like a personal copy of the death certificate images, please check out my profile and shoot me an e-mail. Thanks again for transferring to virtual memorial. I hope that I have done Alabama's memory justice. Have a blessed day! ~Everett
C. H. Sears Hi, Kathy, I think you just broke down one of my brick walls. I believe this is my great uncle, he was born in Macomb Co., MI, and in the 1900 census he was living with his brother George Wells Sears in Tangipahoa, LA. I knew he died in 1901, but couldn't find out where in the world. I also found him in the 1900 census in Hattiesburg, MS in a hotel. His name is Clarence Howland Sears. Is he a relative of yours? Did you just 'walk the cemetery'? Please let me know if you know anything more about him. Barb W.
RE: ALABAMA FAULKNER I wasn't looking to get a transfer out of you in any way. I just wanted to share the story of my journey to finding Alabama's grave site with you so that you understood that the pictures that I took of the gravesite were indeed of the authentic location... as there's no full-scale tombstone. (Bottom line was that I didn't want you thinking some fool posted a random photo of the ground.) I'm not even a relative of the Faulkner family. I've simply taken time to fulfill 50-60 grave photo requests in Oxford Memorial, St. Peter's, Old Oxford, and the Colored Cemetery (which are all adjoining properties and are all run by Oxford Public Works Department) over the past year and this was one of those grave requests. I just had to push extra hard to find it so that I could have a photo for the photo requestor. Just wanted to keep you in the loop as you are/were managing the memorial. Even though I wasn't requesting it, thank you for the transfer. I may invest some finances in sponsoring the memorial so that I can post photos of my amazing journey for others to read about.
Alabama Faulkner dates I've been walking Oxford Memorial for a year now and have been doing in-depth research to find the location of Alabama Faulkner's grave. So far, I've been to the genealogy room the county/city library. They have grave transcriptions, but Alabama's tombstone listing is not present in that book. There is also a 30-page book there on the history of St. Peter's Cemetery, written in 2007. I've read that whole book. At the time, St. Peter's owned the cemetery. Since then, the cemetery has been entirely relinquished to the City of Oxford's Public Work Department. I've been to Oxford public works department and library and have obtained all of the available maps on the cemetery. There are three Falkner/Faulkner family plots in Old St. Peter's (now a part of Oxford Memorial). Alabama's grave is not in any of those plots. There was one primary newspaper for Oxford over the years and that was the Oxford Eagle--a weekly paper that was printed on Thursdays. The chancery court has maintained a collection of the newspaper since its inception. They collect and bind the papers into books which are open to the public. I went there this past week to look over the 1931 editions. They reported county births & deaths inconsistently once each month. Oddly enough, they were able to obtain this vital information directly from vital statistics back in the day... now-days, you have to be direct family to obtain this information. After viewing all of the papers carefully, I can tell you that they only reported certain statistics for just 7 of the 12 months for the year 1931 (sometimes just births, just deaths, or--if lucky--both). Alabama's was birth and death were not listed amongst the statistics reported. Social Security was not started up until the late 1930's, so no information could be obtained from them. So, only the state would have records of her birth and death. I also called the Rowan Oak curator (the old Faulkner home--now owned by the university) who is part of the literary department faculty at the university. He was the one that gave me Alabama's birth and death dates. So, you can be sure that the information I submitted came from a reliable source. He told me that Alabama was not created and is not buried on the grounds at Rowan Oak. While still on the phone with him, he pulled up a piece of information and read it to me. It said that William Faulkner personally walked the casket to the cemetery (St. Peter's) for burial, so we know that she has to be buried in Old St. Peter's. He told me that it was "believed" that Alabama was buried in the Oldham plot (Estelle's family) in (Old) St. Peter's Section 2. He said he'd do some research to pursue and confirm things on his end and try to get back with me concerning her burial location. The family plot runs along the edge of Jefferson Street at the front end of the cemetery when entering the first drive/entrance off of 16th Street. The plot is to the right side of the drive. Alabama has no grave marker present in the plot. I ran over there just before dark to re-check the Oldham family plot late on Saturday evening. Right now, my best hope of finding out more information on the location of Alabama's grave site lies with the Rowan Oak curator. Not even sure yet if she was given a tombstone. Just wanted to send you a note to let you know where I got my information from concerning Alabama's death dates and let you know that I am pursuing her grave site. ~Everett