|mike reeves (#47684672)|
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My family interests are in the Reeves of Newton County, Mississippi, and Joneses of Elmore County, Alabama. "This do in remembrance..." of them in a biblical sense, if you will. Local historical interest in Talladega County, Alabama, formed in 1832 from land purchased from Creek Tribe at Treaty of Cusseta.|
Antebellum planters and Victorian era farmers had family burial plots upon their own land. Pioneer church consecrated ground was left fallow when congregations moved. Land owners will normally accommodate polite requests to photograph gravestones without an impolite citation of state law. Alabama law, Act 2007-4008, does allow access to grave sites by those family members and researchers who provide reasonable notice to property owners.
The earliest marble headstones and slabs in Talladega County, dated from 1835 to 1860, were sometimes inscribed with the name of the local quarry or agent. The Herd Brothers were said to be the first marble quarriers in the county, with one of their quarries subsequently acquired by Dr. Edward Gantt. H. P. Oden & Co. was another marble quarrier of this period.
African-American marble headstones between 1914 and 1930 were usually from a local "Chamber" of the Mosaic Templars of America (MTA) of Little Rock, Arkansas. MTA stones have a uniform shape with an encircled symbol comprised of the letters "M","T","A", and "3V's" in relief within crossed shepherd staffs. The 3V's stand for: "Veni, Vedi, Veci"; I Came, I Saw, I Conquered. MTA stones memorialize many who endured slavery and witnessed emancipation.
Those insured from 1890 to 1930 by the Woodmen of the World (WOW) Life Insurance Society of Omaha, Nebraska, received distinctive marble tree stump markers. These had the WOW logo with symbolic wedges and axes, as well as "Dum Tacet Clamet"; Though Silent, He Speaks.
Cenotaphs, grave markers placed in honor of deceased individuals whose remains lie elsewhere, are present within family plots in public cemeteries. These are also sometimes seen in the form of Veterans Administration (VA) headstones for state soldiers of the Civil War.
Code of Alabama Section 13A-11-12 states any person who willfully defaces or removes a gravestone has committed a misdemeanor. If they also disturb the buried remains, it then becomes a felony. Statute of Limitations Laws stipulate a one year period for misdemeanor offenses.
An in-the-ground interment, marked or otherwise, is no longer the cultural norm in our society. The Cremation Association of North America reported the national cremation rate rose from 3.5% to 40.5% during the last half-century, with 11% of Alabamians currently electing "ashes to ashes".
Compilers of published tombstone records in Talladega County, Carolyn Lane Luttrell and Joseph W. & Francis S. Upchurch, observed decades ago that stones had already "...disappeared through erosion of time, vandalism, and bulldozers."
Not marble, nor the gilded monuments
Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme;
But you shall shine more bright in these contents
Than unswept stone, besmear'd with sluttish time.
Wm. Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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|Diona Dickerson||Zelma Cooper|
Thank you so very much for fulfilling my request! The photo is beautiful :)
|Christy Quattlebaum||RE: Joseph P. Quattlebaum (1903-1971)|
I would love to manage his memorial. Thank you for updating the information.
|rvb||Elizabeth Harris Long Baskin & Thomas Stuart Baskin|
Thanks Mike for the transfers. Amazing that you could even find them from the looks of the cemetery. Many thanks for your hard work.
Roy Vee Baskin
Added by rvb on Feb 14, 2014 8:08 AM
|Terryl Lynn Whitaker||Robbs Family Cemetery Transfers|
Thank you so much for transferring Nancy and Edward Robbs memorials to me.
I truly appreciate it.
An update on the Townsend Cemetery:
I am currently " fighting city hall". Going through the channels...
The owner of the property is not very nice and
Is just annoyed and unconcerned by a "possible family cemetery" on her property.
Thanks again for all your hard work and dedication. It does make a difference and will make a difference for generations to come.
|nathan forrister||RE: Emeline Rebecca Evans Reeves|
Good to hear from a Miss. cuz....also am continuing to look for family links will try to share anything I have with you. Nathan Forrister
Thank you so much for your efforts and the information about the cemetery being destroyed. I am making a note in my database and removing the request.
Happy hunting and again, many thanks for your time.
Added by AJ on Jan 28, 2014 10:57 AM
|Jennifer Nail Williams||RE: Mary Lester England|
Send me an email (email@example.com) when you have a minute. I've got some things on Dena Nail for you.
|Terryl Lynn Whitaker||Robbs Family Cemetery|
Thank you do very much for transferring Watson and Mahuldy's memorials over to me. That means a great deal to me! More than you will know.
I appreciate all you do.
You seem to like hunting down abandoned cemeteries...
There is another one...
But the markers are no longer there...
Along the railroad tracks by Lincoln..
I have the info from a 1932 transcription but would love photos of the location.
Townsend McClellen cemetery.
My GGGrandfather is buried there..
Wade Hampton Townsend. His wife, granddaughter...
|Terryl Lynn Whitaker||RE: Robbs Family Plot in Talladega County|
I just got home from a visit out of town.
Yes. Watson and Mahulda are J.W.Robbs ( at Oakhill) parents.
I would Love these photos and a transcription of graves located at the Robbs Cemetery, if you have one. I just learned that this cemetery is located along Talladega Creek, " by Waldo". I did not know about this cemetery.
Do you have gps coordinates ? Location?
Thomas Newton Townsend , the Oakhill grave you did not fibs, could be there in an unmarked grave... It wasn't like them to not put a marker but who knows.
|Becky Ramsey||Findagrave Photos|
Mike, thank you for all your contributions to the Findagrave website. I would like permission to use your photographs of my relatives' gravesites in my Family Tree files. I use them as source media and will gladly give you credit for your work. Becky
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