Born and raised in Cobb County, Marietta, Georgia. Sixth generation McCollum of Cobb and Milton Counties 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.
**THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY 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.
James McCollum Hi DAvis, I went to the cemetery today and they have a wonderful listing of all interred there. I took a photograph of the listing you were looking for, and it says he was removed to another cemetery. I'm happy to pass along the photo if you give me an email to which I can send it. Thanks!
RE: Helloo... Hello, Davis. - There is a copy of my book on my Cobb County Wallaces in the Marietta library. We can discuss how or what you might wish to use from it. I would be delighted to make more people aware of their lives and contributions to the area. The title is: Descendants and Kin of Toliver Wallace (1809-1882) . . . There is a section on Bird Wallace who really deserves a book all his own - what a character he was!
RE: Joseph Edward Kienel Specialty was on Ga. 293 (aka Old 41/Main St.) just over the Cobb-Bartow County line on the right heading north. A newer building, circa 1960, is there now and operated by a different company. Thanks for the update on the Quarles family.
Just a note of appreciation for the "Specialty Manufacturing" photo you attached to my Uncle Joe's Memorial (#84178982). That has to go back to the 1940s. I grew up in Acworth and went to NCHS with several classmates from the Stanley road area (Holcombes, Quarles).
Yes, but yours was the ONLY one that said it was a duplicate memorial. Which it no longer is. Thank you for removing the flower. And, thank YOU for drawing my attention to the dup that listed her as ORA.