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Melody (#46891027)
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Bio Photo My name is Melody, and I live in Jacksonville, Alabama. A friend of mine and I enjoy doing research together and love taking photos. I hope the research I do helps others. Some of my husband's family surnames include Cook, Crain/Crane, Matthews, Crocker, Green, Sutton, Nichols, Corbin, Rollins, Gravett, Potts, Scott, and Keller. Mine are Jones, Chandler, Dawson, Pearson, Webb, Wellborn, Norton, Winslett, Cambron, Denney, Buse and Bonds.

I have recently gotten to a place where I am comfortable adding people and updating memorials. Most of my family have already been added. I do request transfers occasionally, please note I ask for ones I am close to, or direct line.

I am not one of "those people". If I have one of your family members, and I am not related to them, or if you are more closely related (other than direct ancestors), please let me know. I will gladly transfer them. I am not here for the numbers, I would just like to make the information available to those who want it.

If you have updates you would like added to the bio, please e-mail me or message me, I will be happy to update the memorial.

Thank everyone who helps and contributes to this site. I have met family members from miles away. It is nice to work as a community.

Lastly, be nice. We are all here for the same reason; to share information and honor our loved ones.
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belinda royal stuart
Mary Royal b1837
Hi! I am doing my family history and Mary Is my great grandmother. I noticed you had put that she was married to Humphrey Davis Royal but I can't find anything on him. Do you have any info on him? Thanks for your help.
Added by belinda royal stuart on Oct 22, 2017 2:39 PM
Todd Yarbrough
Wise Chapel
Hi. Though I live in Ohio, I have been to wise chapel many times. All generations from my grandparents to my great great grandparents are buried there as well as my uncle and great uncles. To get to the cemetery you leave the parking lot of the church and go up the dirt road (the road goes next to a small white general store). Follow the road up until you get to the fork in the road. At the fork take the left road/drive which levels out a bit. This drive dead ends into the cemetery. The church is in Trickem Valley.
Added by Todd Yarbrough on Sep 01, 2017 5:54 PM
Susan Hill
RE: Walter Matthews (116997478)

I checked our obits at
I didn't find him listed there either.

I do know that Heather, the young lady that created Walter's memorial, worked off the original cemetery records, so for there is be a burial record recorded by the Sexton, then he was buried least at one time. Could he possible have been there and later removed to be buried with his wife?

Usually the death certificate will state where the body will be interned. Did it record that the body was to be buried at Maple Hill?

My next suggestions would be to call the only funeral home in this area in the 1960s - Laughlin Service Funeral Home - (256) 534-2471. Their records will tell also for sure where the burial was.....and then next, I would call Maple Hill Cemetery (talk to Joy) and see if his body was removed to be with is wife.

If I can help any further, let me know.

Added by Susan Hill on Aug 12, 2017 8:05 PM
Bette Ward
sarah jane matthews Hunt 1843-1915
this lady was my husband's 2nd great aunt. F: James Washington Matthews 1814-1888; M: Eliza Elinder Station 1819-1900;Sp:Van Buren Hunt 1842-1902; married: May 16 1861, Marshall AL- if this is the correct person, hope this helps - Bette
Added by Bette Ward on Aug 11, 2017 2:25 PM
Walt Perro
RE: Susan Green Potts Kenneday

Susan Green m. Jefferson Potts
Susan Annie Potts m. James Frank Tittle
Alexander Tittle m. Minnie Jeanette Clanton
Vernon Tittle m. Frances Barr
my wife Eileen Tittle Perro
Added by Walt Perro on Dec 23, 2016 5:06 PM
Brasher & Brittain connections
In addition to Isaac Long Brasher and his first wife,
Clancy / Clarissa Duvall, per your virtual cemetery for your
direct lines, we also share Burwell Brittain. I descend from his first wife, Mary (Polly) Hinton through their daughter, Nancy Susannah (Susan) Brittain who married William Joel Smith and their daughter, Nancy Smith who married Isaac Long Brasher and Clarissa's son, William I. Brasher.

Is that how you also descend from both couples?

I have an original pastel portrait of William I. Brasher and Nancy Smith.

From William I. Brasher and Nancy Smith, I descend through their daughter, Nancy E. D. Brasher who married John Bartley Whitfield, then Roxie Maybell Whitfield who married
William Earle Brasher, then to my grandmother, Flora Odell Kathleen Brasher.

Briana S. Felch
Added by Briana on Apr 13, 2016 7:46 AM
Related to your husand
Joel Mannen Scott is my 8th great grandfather
Added by Avery on Dec 19, 2015 3:54 PM
RE: Samuel Crazier Cook
I'm a descendant of James S. Cook.
Added by ChilledByStone on Jun 28, 2015 4:30 PM

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