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Davis E. McCollum (#47288842)
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Bio Photo Born and raised in Cobb County, Marietta, Georgia. Sixth generation McCollum of Cobb County and 11th generation McCollum-Stanley (my Grandmother, Barbara Stanley McCollum) of Cobb County/Big Shanty. Stanley Road in Kennesaw is named after my Great Great Grandfather and his farm was what is now "The Overlook" at Marietta Country Club and Barrett Green subdivisions. Several of the former slaves from his farm are buried at Stilesboro Rd. and Stanley Rd. in Kennesaw, GA.

McCollum, Stanley, Bellinger, DeVeaux, Glover, Brumby, Stanley, Shirley, Rusk, Legg, Walker, Wells, York, Dobbs, Chappell, McEachern, Grindle, Chastain, Prothro, Orr, Green, and Durham family geneology.

BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN (via Alice Huitt Preston)

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For loved ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

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RE: Yes!
Davis, happy to be able to help. I was pleasantly surprised when I found this grave as it is very nicely maintained. Obviously someone has put some time into "keeping" the site. There was fresh pine straw and the nice evergreen boxwood making it seem fresh and alive. I love to see maintained plots, ironically, I have elected to be cremated! But having spent much time in cemeteries....I would like to have a stone somewhere.
Added by Rhonda on Aug 06, 2014 7:48 PM
RE: Charles Higgason Anderson
That's great! Do you know if Thomas (Thompson) married a Sarah Coleman? I've found out what happened to the rest of William's children. Now, I'm trying to figure out the parents of Elizabeth Nixon (pretty sure it is Edward Nixon and Elizabeth ?) and Julia Puckett.

We have a White reunion in Oct.every year in Gordon Co., GA, not too far from where William White is buried in Villanow, GA. We would love to have you.
Added by Tisha on Jul 30, 2014 6:57 PM
RE: Photo of 1910 Old Soldiers Reunion
Thanks for your reply. The photo I was referring to was on the memorial of Sgt Oscar Benson Find a grave memorial #14876206 but I would be very interested in seeing the others too. I have created a virtual cemetery for the men of the 16th Georgia Volunteers and have so far located and linked nearly 450 memorials of men who served in the 16th GA. Any idea if any of the men in the pictures served in the 16th?
Added by Laura on Jul 25, 2014 10:23 AM
RE: Charles Higgason Anderson
I am descended from Newton White and Edna Jane Cooper, James Elijah White and Martha Bernetta Stancill, James Melton White and Frances Joanna Brothers, James Newton White and Ulema Mae Ledford, Luke White and Etta Mae Nix, Jack White and Marcelle Coker, then me.
Added by Tisha on Jul 25, 2014 7:13 AM
Photo of 1910 Old Soldiers Reunion
David do you have the names of the men in the 1909 or 1910 Old Soldiers reunion photograph you posted? I would love to have the photo emailed along with the list of names if you have them. My email address is Thanks
Added by Laura on Jul 24, 2014 10:55 PM
Charles Higgason Anderson
Are you related to this family? I am descended from William White by his 2nd wife Julia Puckett. We have been looking for Charles' parents, Thomas and Anna White Anderson for years, found them thanks to Find a Grave! If you know about this family, would love to compare notes and photos!

Tisha White
Added by Tisha on Jul 24, 2014 2:30 PM
Peg Crain Luthy
RE: David McCollum (1802-1863)
I had posted those McCollum Find A Grave entries for someone else, they are not my relatives. I know nothing more than what is posted. However, I know there were many McCollums listed in the 1800's census records of Perry County, Illinois and David seems to be one of the more common names used in those families, also know they were from N Carolina, so a possibility they were from the same family as David. Have you tried the Perry Co, IL websites?
Added by Peg Crain Luthy on Jul 18, 2014 4:09 PM
RE: # 44339094
My pleasure. Glad I could help. If you ever want him transferred to you just let me know.

Added by Saratoga on Jul 15, 2014 8:47 AM
Solomon and J Berry Kemp
Hi Davis,
I saw a photo you posted for James Starling Kemp. Do you have any info you can share about the Kemps who lived west of Kennesaw Mt? If so, I will send an email.
Added by Janet on Jun 01, 2014 10:22 PM
S. Freeman
RE: Old Photos...
Thanks so much. Enjoyed the photos. Did you if that Jane Armstrong photo at the Georgia Archives is available online? Thanks again.
Added by S. Freeman on May 26, 2014 6:56 AM
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