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Kennybob (#47263694)
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Bio Photo I don't want to know EVERY ancestor, just the next one in line. Three of my grandparents were from Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (Herren, Deese, Shirley) and one was from Walker County, Alabama (Sparks) I have done a lot of work on these lines. We currently live in Giles County, Tennessee and since retirement, I am actually able to go out and photograph cemeteries.

I am putting together a virtual cemetery for all the Shirley Family descendants connected with Tuscaloosa County. If you have someone connected with the Shirleys please contact me.

If you have a connection with my lines please contact me.

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Mandy Colvin/Velmer Colvin
Thanks so much for catching the error! I have changed the name from Nancy to Mandy. Always good to hear from you!
Added by AJ on Sep 12, 2015 12:46 PM
Jimmy Jackson
Thanks so much for the parentage on James M. Jackson---I'll link them when I find their burial locations---unless you already know where they are.
Added by AJ on Aug 27, 2015 1:01 PM
Michael Bell
Harvey Buck Boyd, Sr.

Thanks do much for the grave location and the obit.

Added by Michael Bell on Aug 21, 2015 1:10 PM
Patti A. Hereford
RE: Find A Grave Correction: Delores Jordan Englebert
Thank you for all that you do for

I am confused on the Delores Earl Whatley and
Edna K Richardson. Sorry if I sent the incorrect number for a second Delores but everything looks
Ok for her now and can't find another grave # for her..
(Don't know anything about a Edna K Richardson)

Patti Hereford
Added by Patti A. Hereford on Jul 27, 2015 6:59 AM
Williamson-Jones Cemetery
Could you share any info you have on the Williamson/Jones cemetery that is located on Jones Mill Rd. in Tuscaloosa county Alabama. I have noticed that you posted many memorials for individuals in that cemetery. Do you have and historical info on the cemetery, such as when was it established or ever affiliated with a local church? Do you know much about the memorials for the South's, Jones', Hannah's, & Williamson's found in the cemetery? Are all the individuals you posted memorials for, actually in the cemetery? Thanks for you response & time.

Pine Hill, AL
Added by Phil on Jul 16, 2015 10:29 PM
Fred J Ryder
RE: Your corrections on Artemas Cork ...
You submitted corrections to Artemas Sims Cork changing parents from William Cork and Nancy Ann Gregory to "unknown" for both.
I find Artemas, b. abt 1851 in the 1860 Pickens county census with parents William and Nancy.
Do you have info that disagrees with this?

I don't know how it happened, but it was not my intent to make this change. Sorry. You are correct: William and Nancy Ann are his correct parents. Thank you for calling this to my attention.
May the circle be unbroken...
Added by Fred J Ryder on Jun 24, 2015 11:43 AM
George DeKay
Graham in Graham-McTaggart Cemetery
There are still outstanding requests for your memorials in this cemetery.
Added by George DeKay on Jun 19, 2015 10:12 PM
George DeKay
Mary Tuckey
Have you received my edit tab suggested corrections for this memorial?
Added by George DeKay on Jun 18, 2015 2:17 PM
Fred J Ryder
The Children of Virgil Alexander Cork
Re Find A Grave Memorial# 110781407

In light of the widespread confusion about who was the mother of which of his children, I am sharing my research on the situation.

My research reveals Virgil Alexander Cork was married to two ladies.

His first wife was Albina Crawford Cork, born May 1881 and died November 1, 1914. [Memorial# 80765259]. She and Virgil married 23 Jan 1901. They had three children:
1. Opal A Cork, not yet researched (b abt 1903)
2. Thalia B Cork, not yet researched (b abt 1909)
3. Ruth J Cork-Hinton, Memorial# 55501004

After Albina's death, Virgil remarried to Josie Lee Lancaster, Memorial# 110572715, mar abt 1917
His children with Josie were:
1. Virgil Donald Cork, Memorial# 141482521
2. Clara Mae Cork, not yet researched (b abt 1927)
3. Martha Evelyn Cork, not yet researched (b abt 1928)
4. Lewis Esker Cork, Memorial# 110780283
5. Walter Artemus Cork, Memorial# 110781115

This family is a mess on
Thank you for your good work!

Jerry Frank Reeder
Find-a-Grave ID: Fred J Ryder (#48269572)
Added by Fred J Ryder on Jun 13, 2015 10:52 AM
Debra Wheatley
Simeon Freeman
Simeon Freeman is my great, great, grandfather. My line is:
Homer Howard Freeman-father
William Jerome Freeman-grandfather
Isham A. Freeman-great-grandfather
Simeon Freeman-great-great-grandfather

I have information on Simeon's second wife (Chism) being in the Shirley family and know where they are buried along with Elizabeth Prescott Freeman who was Simeon's first wife. I would like to know if you have any information that possibly Simeon would have had in his belonging when he passed away that shows his middle name or anything about siblings or prior marriage to Elizabeth? Could you please contact me at I tried to send you a private message, but apparently my system here at work does not allow me to do so. Thanks for any light that you can shine on my ancestors. If you have any pictures of Simeon and the Chism (Shirley) lady I would love to have copies of them even if they are scanned. Thanks again!

Debra Freeman Wheatley
Added by Debra Wheatley on Apr 20, 2015 3:51 PM
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