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William Anthony Watkins (#47007064)
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Bio Photo My name is William Anthony Watkins, I go by Anthony, I live in Florence, Alabama, since I have been a member I have enjoyed every minute of it. I look forward to my off days so I can go graving. I enjoy being able to help people find their relatives tombstones and I can't wait to get home and check my e-mail to see if I have some new cemetery to visit. My wife has let me know several times that I am addicted to graving and my computer. If you send me some names near me I will do my best to photo the stone and get it sent to you as soon as Possible.
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Carol Hudson
RE: Memorial 5328604, Homer Linden Reeder
You asked about Threet. The name Threet is such an unusual name that I'm pretty sure there is a connection. However, I have never lived in Alabama and don't live in Alabama now so I really don't know much about the community. My grandfather, John Franklin Threet, was born in Cypress Inn, TN, just four miles from Threet. He and all but one or two of his siblings are buried in Florence, most in Florence Cemetery. You are welcome to look at my family tree, if you are a member of Also, my grandfather and grandmother's Find A Grave records have some info - 53083487 and 53082779 - siblings, mostly.

I have looked back at some of the other info I've seen (because I know I've seen Threet as a place in some of my family's records) and I found (so far) just one reference to Threet - that is in my great grandfather's obit, posted on Find A Grave memorial 54800127. He lived in Threet before moving to Florence

I looked at Threet on Wikipedia and their info is just one paragraph. Threet must be a tiny town to have nothing about it on Wikipedia!!

The Threet name as it relates to me ends in 1778 with my 3rd Great Grandfather, John Threet, SR. I have no info beyond him and I don't know who he married. The Threets came to Alabama from South Carolina. I would think it might be possible that they established this town, but I haven't found any reference to that, as I did about my grandmother (Wesson in relation to Florence - although I don't know where I saw that, either). I just don't have much info on them. That is bad for me - the other 3 names in my lineage go back hundreds of years, but Threet just ends.

My 2nd Great Grandfather, John Threet, b. 1798, was born in Chesterfield, South Carolina and died in Lauderdale County, AL. If you know when Threet was established, his arrival from S. Carolina was after 1820 and before 1840. I don't have a census record for him in 1830 but do have a land ownership record for him in Huntsville but don't know the date.

I will keep your question in mind as I continue my research. I have spent the last year working on my father's family (Barber) and have just recently started on the Threets. So, I will be in touch if I discover anything else.

You might ask some of the people that you know who live in Threet what they know of the town's history. I'm sure Wikipedia would be thrilled to have that info added to their entry for Threet. Me, too.

Hope you will stay in touch and thanks for your permission to use your photos. I really appreciate that!!

Added by Carol Hudson on Jul 15, 2017 12:44 PM
Carol Hudson
Memorial 5328604, Homer Linden Reeder
Hi William, Thank you for taking the photograph of my cousin's headstone. I would like to use it in my family tree, with your permission. I appreciate the work you have done for me and so many others by photographing headstones and cemeteries. My mother was born and raised in Florence, where I visited my aunt every summer when I was a kid. My aunt was Mae Barkley - Barkley Refrigeration on E. Tennessee Street in the 50's and 60's. Just wondered if you ever knew my aunt (Mother's sister) and uncle. I realize you may not have known them, since you are younger than me. But, my mother's family, the Wessons, were one of the pioneer families of Lauderdale County. My grandfather (Threet) was from Tennessee. My mother was a Threet.

Again, Thank you!!
Carol Barber Hudson
Carol Barber Family Tree
Added by Carol Hudson on Jul 14, 2017 11:15 AM
Emma Andrews
Thank you so much for the great photo (the flowers are the perfect touch) & for taking the time to help me.

Added by Donna on Jun 12, 2017 5:12 PM
Christopher Banks
Clyde Collins
Thank you, William Anthony, for your time, effort, and thoughtfulness. The photo is much appreciated.
Added by Christopher Banks on Apr 12, 2017 2:33 PM
Ricky Wooden
Ray Jenkins
Thank you Anthony for the photo of Rays headstone it is greatly appreciated Ricky.
Added by Ricky Wooden on Apr 06, 2017 2:39 PM
Ozbirn family:
Would you please check the relationship between Dayton and Stephen NB Ozbirn? My information tells me they are brothers, not father and son. My information may be wrong, but a double check would be helpful.
Added by Olva on Mar 22, 2017 11:57 AM
Williams family:
Anthony, do you have any information about Nancy Humphries Williams' husband Stephen Thomas Williams? They are distant relatives of mine. I have found the grave of Stephen Thomas Williams' father. He is buried in MS. Any information would be appreciated.
Added by Olva on Feb 11, 2017 10:40 AM
Christina Leigh Vaughn Johnston
Willie Mae Butler (Haddock
Have you photographed a lady by the name of Willie Mae Haddock's grave? She is at Tri-Cities Memorial Garden buried next to get first husband James Buford Butler Sr. She was born Feb 23, 1902.
Added by Christina Leigh Vaughn Jo... on Jan 13, 2017 3:52 AM
Christina Leigh Vaughn Johnston
Clarence Levi Haddock
This fine man was my Great Grandfather and him and his wife Willie Mae Butler Haddock raised me for several years until he had passed away and her health was failing (Alzheimers). I see that she is not listed as a spouse. Is this because they married as widowers later in life and never had children together or because they simply aren't buried together? We were also related to some Watkin's but obviously I have totally lost touch with all of them as we were related on the Haddock side and when he passed away and she became too ill the Butler side didn't maintain contact. I do recall some Watkins coming to visit when I was a small child and staying a few days. They were from up north, I do not recall exactly where, but me and their daughter looked very much alike and we both enjoyed playing with our chickens. It is a fond childhood memory from a time long gone.
Added by Christina Leigh Vaughn Jo... on Jan 13, 2017 3:49 AM
B. Lynn Couch
Julia Couch memorial photo
Thank you so much,we appreciate the photo very much.

Added by B. Lynn Couch on Nov 05, 2016 6:45 PM
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