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Nancy Cornelius (#47621517)
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Bio Photo I live in Marshall Co. AL, and have for some 55 years. Like most people on find a grave I love genealogy. I have been using this site for some time in finding my family. Someone asked me if I had ever thought about helping find a grave with taking pictures. I challenge you to join in this group of people. Find an old cemetery, and start taking pictures. These old stones are not going to hold up to nature.
My family list includes: Birdsong, Brumbeloe, Cobb, Cornelius, Culpepper, Davis, Dobbins, Edmonson, Garrett, Gilbreath, Gorham, Jordan, Larmore, Martin, Pruitt, Roden, and Sims.
You need to claim a photo request before you take a picture. This way no one else goes out of their way to take the picture and the photo request will be fulfilled. Please do not post a picture on a memorial that has been claimed by someone else. The photo request will not go away when you do this, and you do not get credit for the pictures.
I have chalked stones in the past, but due to rules brought to my attention I will not be able to chalk stones any more. Please see:

Fill free to send any edits you may need by using the edit button. I will be glad to transfer any memorial I have opened unless they are my family. Any picture I have taken you can copy, I just ask that you give find a grave the credit. This is a wonderful site for genealogy study.
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Sharon Frank Patrick
RE: Robert E Brumlow
Nancy, Feel free to use them any way that you wish. I take them for the families.

Added by Sharon Frank Patrick on May 03, 2015 4:53 PM
Ruth Dowdy-McArthur
RE: Georgia 'George' Ann Wade
Thanks very much for doing so, Nancy. Sorry for the error.

Ruth Dowdy McArthur
Added by Ruth Dowdy-McArthur on May 01, 2015 1:59 PM
Ruth Dowdy-McArthur
RE: Georgia 'George' Ann Wade
Sorry for the confusion: this is actually Georgia Ann Maddox Bowen Wade -- and there may have been another marriage along the way too but I did not include that information as she is buried under the name of 'Wade'.

Georgia Ann Maddox was the wife of Christian Christopher Bowen and they had two sons: John William, 1878-1957, and James Monroe, 1881-1962. Following Christopher's death in 1887 she's found in the census records with one or more of her children under the name of Bowen. In the 1930 census she's enumerated as George Wade and living with the family of her son, James Monroe who was married to Jessie Isabell Dowdey.

I would just like to be able to indicate the connection Georgia or 'George' had to the Bowen family and particularly to her Bowen children. It appears that there were five children in all -- three sons and two daughters but I've been working on only two of the sons.

Sorry if it appeared that I was being rude but that was far from my intention. I do hope that you can help me with my wanting to clarify this information. Please let me know if you need any additional information.

Ruth Dowdy McArthur
Added by Ruth Dowdy-McArthur on Apr 30, 2015 11:52 PM
Alana Morgan
RE: Louisa Sylvania Gorham

Thanks a million for trying to find the stone. I think you are on to something regarding the burial. It just seems as though she should be next to JW. Since there is an empty spot there, I would bet that it is her.

I am going to have to check the census records and see if Sylvania was living near them in the records. If so, then most likely they knew her prior to Polly's death. If I find anything of interest I will certainly let you know.

Added by Alana Morgan on Apr 29, 2015 1:30 PM
Donny Fisher
RE: James Franklin Bently
I am not sure of Gus Fisher it is possible but I am looking for James wives Elizabeth H Garrard Bentley and Sarah E.Baker Bentley any help would be appreciated...Sarah E. Baker /Bentley passed away on June 25, 1891, at the age of 52.
also looking for Mary Polly Maxey bentley
and John Townsend Bentley,
Added by Donny Fisher on Apr 20, 2015 8:17 PM
Michael V Camp
RE: Birtie Collier Camp
I am pretty new here but would be honored to take it over. I visited High Point cemetery back in August looking for Burrell and Brazillia. Currently looking to see what I need to get Burrell his Confederate Veteran marker.
Added by Michael V Camp on Apr 16, 2015 4:01 PM
RE: Davis at New Canaan
Thank you for your pictures and effort! The headstone for Joseph and Paley Davis is very helpful to my collection of info for this family. I will look into the John's and let you know if I have anything on them. I know they had a son named John Wesley Davis born about Aug 1895. Off the top of my head that's all I have right now. I will look over them and if I have more info I will send it.
Thank you, again and again!
Added by Caren on Apr 06, 2015 11:57 AM
Robert M. Wilbanks IV
RE: Icy L Wilbanks.
Sounds great. Thank you.
Don't know who this person was. Certainly will have to investigate.
Added by Robert M. Wilbanks IV on Mar 23, 2015 11:16 PM
Judith Nan Lewis
John H Starnes - headstones at Henryville Cemetery
Hi Nancy,

I was just looking at the Application for John H. Stearnes/Starnes (1843-1929) military headstone.

The applicant, W. H. Stearnes, ordered the headstone on October, 3, 1930. John H. Starnes' (1843-1929)wife, Josephine died in 1919 and I don't believe the double Headstone was put in the cemetery at her death.

At the bottom of the military headstone application it states: Stones must not be requested for any grave at which a private stone, monument, or other permanent marker is already erected or is to be erected.

Also, the applicant had to sign - under a statement that begins...This application is for the UNMARKED grave of a Soldier.

I, myself, tried to order a military headstone for an ancestor who had an old marker in place, and I was turned down.

The way you described the arrangement of the Military headstone, the newer double headstone, and the sandstone marker to the right of the military headstone. I think is highly possible that the sandstone marker is Josephine's first grave marker (an individual marker), and when John died , the military marker was ordered for him and put in place where he was buried. John H. Starnes and Josephine buried head to head, instead of side by side.....and the double headstone was placed side-ways to their graves.

Until Later......God Bless,
Added by Judith Nan Lewis on Mar 13, 2015 10:48 AM
Judith Nan Lewis
RE: Starnes at Henryville Cemetery
Hi Nancy,

Thank you so very much for the wonderful photos of the headstones our Starnes/Stearnes. I deeply appreciate all the time and effort you put into taking the photos and adding them to the memorials.

I also wanted to thank you for your message.

You are correct. John Starnes Jr. (Born 1787 in Chester Co., S.C. and Peter Carroll Starnes (1818 TN - Oct. 05, 1886 AL) do not have headstones or grave markers. I do hope that you will decide to post an unmarked stone photo for both.

The original spelling of the family name is "Stearnes". With in this same family, some preferred the spelling "Stearnes", and others preferred the spelling "Starnes", and others went by "Stearnes" for a while and then later changed their surname to "Starnes"--and visa versa.

The John H. Starnes (Apr. 14, 1843 - Apr. 21, 1929) is John Harvey Starnes. He is the son of Peter Carroll Starnes (# 110907517) and Nancy Ann Walker Starnes (#143658263). John Harvey Starnes went by "Stearnes" for a while and then changed his surname to "Starnes".

I agree that his military headstone needs to be moved next to his other stone. I feel that once other family members see the photo of his military headstone, they will want to help in moving it and cleaning up around his grave area.

I am so proud of the photos and just can't thank you enough.

Until Later....God Bless,
Added by Judith Nan Lewis on Mar 13, 2015 5:59 AM
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