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.
Lucinda Williams Hi Irene! Do you know of a Lucinda Williams buried in the Ranburne Cemetery? I noticed you have a lot of memorials there. Lucinda married a Thomas Graves and then a John Hester, but I'm not sure what name would be on her grave. She was born 1855-1858 and died around 1892. If you have any information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!!
James Ezell I don't have any information at this time to refute that Elizabeth Hamblin married Balaam Ezell as opposed to Berryman Ezell. I'll keep checking. In the mean time I will take her name off as the mother of James.
Editing family tree. Hello I am a descendant of the Mayes'. Humphrey B, Mayes would be my great-great-grandfather. I noticed you added the information for him, but are missing another one of his sons, which is my great grandfather, Charles. He is the father of my grandmother Celestine, married to Lizzie Evans.
Also wondering if you had any additional information on Humphreys wife Repsey Childers (Mayes/Terry/Collier/Kyea)? I can't find anything about her parents, or possible siblings and I was always told she lived on the reservation and was full blooded cherokee. As far as her parents go, I only have possible names- William "Bill" Childers and Jane Heard. Past that I can not find anything else. If you could send my a message I'd appreciate it. Thank you for your time!
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.
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.)