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Irene Williams (#47358667)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in family history and genealogy for many years. I was raised in Birmingham, AL and have lived in and around this area most of my life.

My Mother's ancestry is all in Wales and England as she came to Birmingham in 1946 as a WWII war bride with me.

My Dad's ancestral names I am searching are Bradley, Elliott, Harris, Hosey, Knighton, Minor, Pollock (Ayrshire, Scotland to Bibb County, AL), Smith (Ayrshire, Scotland to Bibb County, AL), Thrasher, Williams to name a few.

I have also been researching my late husband's family for many years - Williams, Crowley, Mayes, Dunson, Patty, Monday and Gautney are the primary names.

Any photos that I have placed on memorials are gladly shared with others.
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Ralph Isbell
Thanks for catching that duplicate. I deleted mine, even though it was created first, because the duplicate has a headstone photo and mine did not.

The confusion about the names of the cemeteries at that location is because there are three cemeteries side by side, each with numerous graves. When you enter the parking lot, one cemetery is toward the left, one straight ahead and one toward the right. At the time I was there taking photos in 2012, only the one on the right was fenced and had a sign identifying its name. The other two cemeteries just ran together, so to speak, with no indication of exactly where one ended and the other began. Two churches are there...Mt. Olive Baptist and Dunnavant Baptist, so the assumption would be that each of those churches owns/uses one of the unmarked cemeteries which is theirs. Again, there's no sign to say where the Mt Olive cemetery ends and the Dunnavant cemetery begins.

Because these are small rural churches, no one is available there when most volunteer photographers are there taking photos. So when a photographer stands in the middle section of all those gravesites, the photographer doesn't necessarily know which cemetery he's standing in at that particular point. He has to make a judgment call as to which cemetery he believes is the correct one for each gravesite. Of course, the graves that are located on the edges are closer to one church or the other and it's easier to identify their correct cemetery. It's that middle section that is iffy and the graves there could belong to either of the churches. Thus this is why, in my opinion, so many duplicates get created.
Added by Essex on Jun 07, 2015 12:24 PM
cfenters
Markes Crocker - # 89952687
I had already noted in his bio that the stone spelled hs name as Markes, but I went ahead and added 'rather than Markus'. Hope that is satisfactory.
Added by cfenters on Apr 29, 2015 2:34 PM
mortul vivos docent
re: Clamon Helms
Thank you for the photo.
Added by mortul vivos docent on Jan 29, 2015 6:03 PM
mortul vivos docent
Re: Mary Helms
Thanks bunches for the great gravemarker photo. :)
Added by mortul vivos docent on Jan 29, 2015 5:37 PM
Tanya Moon
Picture with Ruby Janice Fromhold
Ruby was my mother. The background of the picture looks very familiar to me. Could you tell me how you knew my mother, and where that picture was taken? Thanks! Tanya Moon (Tanya Kathleen Sides at birth.)
Added by Tanya Moon on Oct 18, 2014 10:53 AM
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Pauline Elliott
Thank you, for the Helping Hand with dates and place of birth.
Added by Observer on Sep 27, 2014 7:32 PM
Nancy Cornelius
Gautney
FYI.... Been helping someone with their family name to see if it connects to mine. It just so happens to connect to George Gautney. Thought that was odd since we have been talking about him recently. The son George lived with in 1910 was Preston H. Preston H's wife was Sarah and she was a Cobb from the Painter Community on the border of Marshall and DeKalb Co. AL. They are buried at Long Star Cemetery where George is suppose to be buried. Figured you already know this but odd how things work about.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Sep 08, 2014 9:25 PM
Nancy Cornelius
Gautney
FYI... Have you noticed who George shares a stone with in Campground Cemetery. It has his dad's name and dates on that stone. My understanding is that his parents are in Gautney cemetery here in Marshall Co. AL. Check out George's memorial to see that I have the correct information added.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Sep 07, 2014 8:43 PM
Nancy Cornelius
Gautney
Irene, Wanted to make sure of what I needed to do. Is Frances (George's wife) at New Harmony? Does she have another memorial too.
The way I see it.... I need to take him and her off as spouses, so you can put the other memorial with her as spouse. Then the child I have I need to remove both parents or just him. I do not have the other child that has my George and Frances memorial numbers.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Sep 05, 2014 9:51 PM
Elizabeth Olmstead
Lou
Hi again.
Unfortunatly I am not really up to keel on Alabama geography.
And yes you are correct.
I appreciate you taking the time to correct my error. Please never hesitate to do so at any time
Many thanks, Eliz
Added by Elizabeth Olmstead on Jul 18, 2014 3:25 AM
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