My younger brother Hank Davison turned me on to this. He has created virtual cemeteries of our families, linked child to parent all the way back to the 17th century immigrants and earlier forebears. Compared to him I am a piker or dabbler. I create memorials for classmates, shipmates, and squadron mates when I find one is needed and I have the information.
Our families on which Hank is working diligently are Davison (our father), Monges (our mother) and through them Risley, Grant, Fales, Mason, and Martin. My wife's line is Bradfield, Crim, and Abel or Abell. My first wife who died in 1956 was Holmes and Cheesborough (NC), Brock (MD and Maine); our then infant daughter married a van Noppen of NC but died young herself, and I am interested in them for her daughters.
My own principal efforts are virtual cemeteries for my Naval Academy company and 1953 classmates, shipmates from USS Waldron and Epping Forest, and squadron mates from VAW-12. I also have done one for my father's USNA 1929 classmates and comrades from early Naval Aviation in VF-1 Top Hats, in which he served after his "winging" at Pensacola.
My involvement in FaG gives me a sense of continuing to be useful since my world is confined to my computer at my kitchen table since I became hemiplegic and wheelchair bound by a stroke in 2008, which precludes my becoming a photo volunteer.
In the course of my browsing I have learned that some of my ancestors are in good company; My thrice great-grandfather Monges is in Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia a few yards from Benjamin Franklin.
Although I have only created 350 memorials and manage fewer than 30 others, I have assembled a great many more, both of my own family and Naval Academy classmates, squadron- and shipmates, and those of my father's class, squadrons, and ships, into virtual cemeteries. My classmates and their families have received my efforts with appreciation. Over half of the Annapolis class of 1953 is gone by now, as more are dying of natural causes rather than in training or combat as they did during the first two decades after graduation and commissioning. I remember my father's grim expression the day he returned from a classmate's funeral and commented that it was probably the last time that they could muster a full set of active pallbearers, and it was indeed, as there were not enough for the next, which was his class secretary who called me frequently to ask how Dad was doing. The large number of memorials for which I am responsible and the high cost of my 24 hour medical care makes it prohibitively expensive for me to sponsor them all, Although I do chip in on some family and classmates, especially my daughter and her mother.
Just hello Hi Jack! Haven't heard from you in a long time and wanted to make sure you are OK! I'm still spending lots of time on USNA graduates and Naval history and finding many more amazing stories. Hope to hear from you some time!
RE: Priscilla Crommelin It has been a while since I have read the accounts of the Crommelin brothers. They are a very famous and well respected family in this area. I'm sure there is a great deal of information about them on the internet. Mrs. Crommelin was quite well known on her own and was from another famous and well respected family in this area. She was from the Scott family and one of her ancestors was one of the founders and early leaders of Montgomery, Alabama. You can learn something about her Scott ancestor by beginning at Gen. John Scott (Find A Grave 8286093)and following the links to some of his descendants.
Sorry about the quality of the photo but the grave markers in Oakwood Cemetery are in very poor condition overall. Let me know if you need anything else from Montgomery.
James Jenkins Jr. Hello Mr. Davison there isn't a marker for James Jenkins Jr. but I do have the photo's for James Jenkins Sr. Walter Jenkins and Alice Jenkins let me know if you would like to have them. Barbara McIntye
RE: 117705555 Hans Heink You must have good memories of living in Coronado. Life certainly gives us many opportunities - good times when we take the time to recall our earlier years. Take care. Linda E
Grandfather You're very welcome. I had actually stopped doing photo requests for Ft Rosecrans because I had done so many. You had told me of your loss several years ago so when I saw your request and claimed it. I left flowers for both your "Angels", not realizing how long it had been since I left the last ones. Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.