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rcrotwell (#47576940)
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Searching the following surnames: Crutchfield, Ledbetter, Smith, Craven, Caviness, McPherson, Austin, Kennedy, Leonard, Dorsett, Thomas, Crotwell.
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Darlene Cantey
RE: Two Ledbetters
I sent you an email with the marriage certificate of Elizabeth Howell and Alfred/Alford Ledbetter. It uses both names.
I also sent you a photo of the Charlotte News paper showing how he jumped off the Lumber River Bridge with his ball and chain. (Not smart) This confirms the stories which were passed down in our family.
Added by Darlene Cantey on Jul 19, 2015 2:45 PM
Charles Brooks
Boy, I thank you for catching that typo as i sure did not catch it.

Thanks Again
Charles Brooks
Added by Charles Brooks on Mar 18, 2015 12:35 PM
John Crutchfield family
Hi Richard,
Once again it has been a few years since we last exchanged information on John Crutchfield Wilkinson county, ga. I saw the information you added to the spring creek cemetery graves{ Alabama} and was happy to see that. I am going to try and add some photos I have of the cemetery along with individual grave photos.
I still have a few family mysteries to solve. I am glad to see you are still doing family history.This is my first time on find a grave. Carol
Added by crutchfield on Mar 15, 2015 4:45 PM
RE: Dr. D. M. Smith @ Williams Cemetery
It took time to find the 1870 census. Thanks for pointing me in the proper direction. Could not find the newspaper article you mentioned. All in all, you have convinced me that his middle name is most likely McCollom and I will make the change.

I appreciate all your hard work. I did not have Mary Smith's maiden name and wonder how you knew it was McCollom? Greg Stewart, friend and fellow member, created a memorial and took photos of her grave. If you have documentation, it would be great if you shared it with him for her memorial.

(Find A Grave Memorial# 83718380)

Thank you very much,
Added by Grace on Mar 10, 2015 2:59 PM
RE: Again, Bryant Austin, with a surprise.
I barely got up by 7:30 this morning.

Good Morning rcrotwell!!

This is to acknowledge, that I have received this message. I made a copy, so I can read it when I've had my "Cup of Joe"...LOL and really study it and piece it together, as it should go into my ancestry tree's. I will be more cautious in my research, but as you know "it's hard". This is all my lovely wife "Patti" side of her family, all intertwining and connecting to a vast of other's, which makes all this fun, and exciting!

I'm 71 years young and been doing this since 1999 after I got my 1st computer, did my own family research up until about 2007, then I met Patti. We were married in 2008, then I started her side of the families.

Well, I better start reading...., we'll be in touch.

Thanks again!
Added by MooreToots on Jan 31, 2015 9:15 AM
Again, Bryant Austin, with a surprise.
Hi rcrotwell,

Sorry to bother you again, but you may have to give up your Memorial Number 127309878 since FindAGrave does not like duplicate memorial's on their website (it confuse's the researchers out there)...., so you might want to look up Find A Grave# 89629948 and look at the day this memorial was posted or at least talk the person, who posted it.

In addition, Bryant Austin was married to a Temperance Parmelia OSBORN (1752 - 1830), from Ireland (you'll find her at #78857894).

Good luck!
Added by MooreToots on Jan 27, 2015 1:35 PM
Bryant Austin @ 127309878
Hi rcrotwell!

I'm just curious. This being the 'Bryant Austin Burying Ground', does Mr. Austin have a Headstone, if so, is it possible that I can have photo of it?

If not, no problem.

Thank you, and GOD Bless!
Added by MooreToots on Jan 27, 2015 1:15 PM
Philip Huntley
RE: Your Sofge updates
I met your mother. You are my mother's first cousin. Are Isabel and Annabel your sisters?

I grew up in Columbia, SC and Isabel Mauterer (sp?) was the organist at our church.
Added by Philip Huntley on Nov 07, 2014 6:26 AM
Philip Huntley
Your Sofge updates
Memorial# 79464657
I appreciate the Augusta Chronicle obituary you added for my grandmother. It is a poignant addition that I had not seen. I plan on adding a photo of "one of the most beautiful young women in Augusta in 1920!" I am curious about how you were aware of the additional information you added on the Sofges.
Added by Philip Huntley on Nov 04, 2014 11:07 AM
Darlene Cantey
RE: Two Ledbetters
Alfred and Lizzie are my direct ancestors. He was my great great grandfather. I have a copy of their marriage license where his parents signed it. I found a newspaper article of Alfred jumping off the Lumber River Bridge with his ball and chain. This had been a family story, so I have always looked for documentation. It was in the Charlotte Observer! I wasn't sure if they buried his body or not, but then I saw these two Alfreds, I started to wonder especially if one did not have dates.
My grandmother told me Lizzie changed her name back to Howell after this, but I think he had left her even before then. There's a story about him leaving his wife while they were working in a field. I never knew what trouble he was in to have been in jail. So my father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were raised Howells even though they all knew they should have been Ledbetters.
Added by Darlene Cantey on Jul 15, 2014 11:42 AM
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