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Anita Wells Andazola (#46993802)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo I love being a family historian! In addition to researching my family's past, I love preserving the present in scrapbooks so that family members will be able to enjoy our family history in the future.

Adding memorials to Find a Grave is a wonderful way to honor our family members as well as providing vital information for future research.

It is important to me to know where family members are buried. It gives me comfort to find them and recognize their contribution to who I am today.

After being a member of Find A Grave for 8 years, I am seeing a new trend that I must comment on. The purpose of 'Find a Grave' is to, well, find a grave. I have found many new entries for family members and looked at them excitedly only to find that no cemetery is listed! In other words, their grave has not been found! I know that people want all their family members linked, but that can be done in you family history files. Let's find those graves instead, so that we can truly honor of family members.
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Bulldog Fan
Jacob Gurley
I got a email message from you today but it was blank. I no longer maintain Mr Gurleys memorial.
Added by Bulldog Fan on Sep 08, 2017 10:43 AM
RE: Adeline Warren Shelby Gurley
Oh I think she had an amazing life don't get me wrong... Just think it is kinda funny that this General was just so famous after the war! Yes I ordered these books a couple weeks ago on amazon and they arrived immediately. Very good reads, read them both in a couple of days since I was so fascinated with this story. Funny to think a couple of weeks ago my Aunt shows me this picture written on the back Pa's picture, Gen Joseph Shelby... and then to start researching it blew my mind that Johnnie Mullinax Johnson had the same memory and experience! Thank you so much for responding to me so quickly!
Added by KELLY TARA on Mar 23, 2017 6:40 PM
Adeline Warren Shelby Gurly
Why did Adeline lie to her first three children by telling them their father was Gen Joseph Shelby, instead of Moses Kelly. Moses Kelly Shelby born 1861 died not knowing he was even a junior. Adeline even had a picture of Gen Joseph Shelby in their home and all of their descendants had the same picture as well. This story was also featured in Johnnie Mullinax Johnson's books: Our Shelbys (Volume 2) Paperback August 4, 1991 and Rees and Mary Shelby Ancestors and Descendants (Volume 3) Paperback September 24, 1994.

Thank you for any insight!
Added by KELLY TARA on Mar 22, 2017 6:06 PM
Danny Spivey
Gurley Cem.
Hello, I'm related to The Gurley's from Coweta where I live now. The story about the Gurley Cemetery being pushed away when the road was repaired is most likely wrong. In my research I found the owner of a home moved the head and foot rocks from where he was building a house and piles them around his mail box. The cemetery would still be in the front yard in a patch of Oak trees.

Added by Danny Spivey on Feb 11, 2017 6:58 AM
Bulldog Fan
RE: Jacob Gurley
I think that this is the right one. Thats good news. Thanks for sharing.
Added by Bulldog Fan on Feb 04, 2017 5:21 PM
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RE: Jacob Gurley
You're welcome. I think that Jacob may be buried in one of the old Gurley family cemeteries in the county that he died in. But that just a guess.
Added by Bulldog Fan on Jan 17, 2017 4:41 PM
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RE: Jacob Gurley
Since you are related, I have transferred his memorial to you.
Added by Bulldog Fan on Jan 17, 2017 4:18 AM
Bulldog Fan
RE: Jacob Gurley
Yes, I would like your help in locating his final resting place. Any family links are helpful. I usually don't like to post memorials without the grave location but I think that someone may know where it is or can help find it.
Added by Bulldog Fan on Jan 12, 2017 6:27 AM
Sharon DeAvilla-Stone
Wymond B Wells
Good morning Anita,

I am the assistant Tax Collector in Siskiyou County and we have a property on our upcoming tax sale for May 5, 2017 that is under the name of Wymond B Wells. The bills were going to Doris June Wells Goetemiller, but she has also passed in 2009. If you would have any information as to who would of inherited this property through his trust can you please contact me. 530-842-8345 or The property is identified as 100-342-140-000. Thank you.

Sharon DeAvilla-Stone
Added by Sharon DeAvilla-Stone on Jan 10, 2017 9:44 AM
Dan Harp
RE: Gurley Family in Alabama
Great! I recently had a yDNA test, which is the chromosome carried from father to son to grandson, etc. With the last name of Harp, I was expecting to find yDNA matches with the surname of Harp. Out of 19 matches,there were no Harps, but 14 had the surname of Gurley. Further testing of my yDNA-67 showed that 3 Gurley matches were within 6 generations.

For years, the parents of my great-grandfather, Henry Harp, have been a mystery to my family. To make a long story short, I believe Henry Harp was born out-of-wedlock in 1868 and assumed his mother's name (Sarah Harp). In the past few weeks, I have studied the proximity of Gurleys living around the "Josie Beat" area during that time, and came up with the names of Jacob Gurley's family and their 4 sons: David, Hiram, Andrew and Henry, who were about the same age of Sarah Harp. As you know, they all fought in the Civil War where Henry died in 1862. The 3 remaining siblings came back to Barbour County and married just after the war.

So, I'm looking at the possibility that either David, Hirah, or Andrew might be my great-great grandfather.

Could you private email me at so we can discuss this further?

Thanks so much for your time. Dan Harp
Added by Dan Harp on Nov 12, 2016 4:16 PM
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