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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.

On some of the older stones I have taken chalk to highlight the names and dates, but I wash this off with water before leaving.

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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Lois McDonald
RE: Maze family at Hopewell
Yes, thank you, their nicknames have been noted on their pages now. Thank you so very much for getting the photos for us
Added by Lois McDonald on Mar 30, 2015 5:12 PM
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
Alana Morgan
Clark Terrell White

Thanks a million for the info. I had never heard back from the Memorial Manager. Your explanation of the community proximity to one another, clears things up dramatically.

You took a fantastic picture. Bravo!!!!!
I am always so happy to see a photo that is sharp, and doesn't cut off half the darn stone.

Again, thanks very much for the info.

Added by Alana Morgan on Mar 20, 2015 2:42 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
Jamie "BamaFann"
RE: Culpepper family
Yes, looks like I'm related to them all in the Mt. Vernon cemetery. I've got around 1,500 in my family tree.

Added by Jamie "BamaFann" on Mar 12, 2015 7:44 PM
Robert M. Wilbanks IV
RE: Wilbanks family in Dekalb Co. AL
Yes, yes. So we are related, cousins, through the Martin family. My middle name is Martin and it comes from Elizabeth Martin. Yes she married James Wilbanks and their son is my great great grandfather William Smith Wilbanks at Beulah.

I changed up Shadrack Wilbanks memorial, and added a memorial for both James and Elizabeth (Martin) Wilbanks. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Added by Robert M. Wilbanks IV on Mar 11, 2015 8:50 AM
Robert M. Wilbanks IV
RE: Wilbanks family in Dekalb Co. AL
Thank you Nancy for the transfer of Shadrack Wilbanks. Nice to be in touch with you again. Can you remind me of who specifically your Wilbanks connection is. While I appreciate the thought of white washing the stones many years ago, it sure does hinder our ability to identify who is buried there today. The row of Wilbanks stones was pointed out to me about 20 years ago by a gentleman who was shown the stones by an elderly Wilbanks kinsman before he passed. Unfortunately, no one remembers exactly which stone is who. Robert
Added by Robert M. Wilbanks IV on Mar 09, 2015 11:52 AM
Connie McBride Davis
picture request - Brumbelow
I saw your photo request for Solomon Brumbelow (memorial #113870266) who is buried in Hadder Cemetery in Winston County, Alabama. Do you have any idea who this Solomon Brumbelow is? My great-grandfather was Joseph Solomon Brumbelow (memorial #33744187, buried in Morgan County, Alabama. I am wondering if they are father and son. I have other information (that I won't go into now) that makes me think that they might be father and son.
Just wondering what you might know.
My personal email is if that would be easier.
Connie McBride Davis
Added by Connie McBride Davis on Mar 01, 2015 7:29 PM
Eugene Cornelius
Edward Luther Cornelius
Just noticed that Edward's death certificate indicates he was married. This would mean there was 2nd wife.
Added by Eugene Cornelius on Feb 28, 2015 1:44 PM
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