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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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Mary Lou Hanson
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.
Added by Mary Lou Hanson on Sep 13, 2015 9:48 AM
Joy Favors
Lizzie & Charlie Mayes
Thanks for the info on these duplicates, I no longer have the photos and have ask Find A Grave to merge them. Joy
Added by Joy Favors on Sep 09, 2015 2:27 PM
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!
Added by Nikki on Sep 08, 2015 2:03 PM
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
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
mortui vivos docent
re: Clamon Helms
Thank you for the photo.
Added by mortui vivos docent on Jan 29, 2015 6:03 PM
mortui vivos docent
Re: Mary Helms
Thanks bunches for the great gravemarker photo. :)
Added by mortui 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
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
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
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