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Hunter Gentry (#47190230)
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Bio Photo My name is Hunter. I am 20 years old and love history. I got started researching my grandmother's side after she died. It kinda made me feel closer to her knowing more about her family.

I am also very interested in local history. I am the youngest member of the Choccolocco Valley Heritage Society. I am very active in preserving history. I have accomplished placing two historic cemeteries in Calhoun County, Ala. on the National Registry of Historic Cemeteries: Pine Grove Cemetery- 1850's, and Zion Hill (White Plains) Cemetery- 1830's.

Here is a list of the families that I am working on: Gentry, Saffold, Hughes, McClain, Taylor, Deason, Hollingsworth, Bagley, Austin, Freeman, Ponder, and Brazzell.

Pine Grove Cemetery

Zion Hill (White Plains) Cemetery

In August of 2012, I was featured in the Anniston Star for being an "Untypical Teen" of Calhoun County, Alabama. That soon lead to the article being placed in the Eastman Genealogy Newsletter, and an interview on Youtube.

A great friend of mine, Mary Ann Ferguson, passed away on Feb. 9th. She is really the one that helped me get involved in Find A Grave. She was an amazing lady that would venture in any cemetery no matter the location or hot summer weather. She was the type of person that us genealogists need to look up too. She will be greatly missed.

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Shirley Mellon Dewberry
Leila Thompson (Thomason) Carlisle
Memorial # 153108168
Leila Carlisle

Leila's maiden name was Thomason.

Father: Tobe or Tok Thomason
Mother: Mary Long Thomason

(My Willie Maude's grandparents!)
Added by Shirley Mellon Dewberry on Oct 04, 2017 7:33 PM
Margaret and "Mitchell" Pierce
I have been unable to find any documentation on the indian side of Margaret Summers ancestry and would be interested in what your documentation -other than family legend - is and if you would be willing to share. The marriage record shows her husbands name as MICHAEL and the L. Mitchell who is mistakenly believed to be her husband is still alive in 1910, was ten years younger than Margaret and if this was indeed her husband as you say, then she would not have been able to draw a widows pension in 1900. I'm curious as to what documentation leads you to believe a 15 year old boy would marry a 24 year old woman in 1859.
Added by Sharon on Nov 05, 2016 11:15 AM
Betty Atkinson
Another Cobb in that cemetery?
I see that Clarice is buried in the Greenlawn cem... and I'm trying to find a burial for her husband. Milton Lafayette Cobb died the year before.. Can you check to see if there is a burial plot for him and it is just not posted? thanks.
Added by Betty Atkinson on Nov 03, 2016 1:08 PM
Ken Record
RE: Cunningham - Pyles Cemetery
Good to hear from you. Please send me an email and when I get home from work I will send you the GPS location. Unfortunately the grave you are looking for is not marked. There is other info you will need and I will send that with the location.
Best of luck
Ken Record
Added by Ken Record on Sep 14, 2016 9:00 AM
Lydia Wood James
Picture of Levi Stroud Craddock
I was very shocked and excited this morning to see that you had posted a photo of Levi Stroud Craddock to his findagrave listing. Levi was the older brother of my great-great grandfather, Edmund Dillard Craddock. I have never seen any pictures from that side of the family, and was even more shocked to see that you found it at an estate sale. It always saddens me when I see other peoples family pictures in antique shops and estate sales, but you never want to think that anyone from your family would have their pictures suffer such a fate (even though you are worried that might be why you can't find many family pictures). Do you still have the picture? Were there any others with it? Assuming you have no family connection, I would be interested in possibly reclaiming the picture for the Crqddock family. Unfortunately, Craddock descendants are not as numerous as they used to be, and it sounds like one of Levi's last descendants must have died recently.

Thank you soooo very much for saving the photo from oblivion! So many pictures end up in sales because they aren't labeled, and even if they are people don't take the initiative to find them. Thank you!

Lydia James
(Another history nut in her 20's who has been doing this since childhood)
Added by Lydia Wood James on Aug 06, 2016 5:54 AM
Lois B Hollingsworth
Hello Hunter, I wanted to give you an update for Lois B Hollingsworth. Her Father was Edward Moman and her Mother was Mattie Mae Smith. Edward died when she was a young girl and her Mother (my Grandmother) married Jesse L Willmore (my Grandfather. Lois married John (Pop) Hollingsworth sometime after she divorced Winston Burt. I am not certain but I think that Jesse Willmore and Charles that is listed as Lois' Father were cousins. Thanks for all your hard work on Find a Grave.
J Daniel
Added by jlwd on Jul 09, 2016 1:39 PM
Cheryl DeLacretaz
John T. Hollingsworth
Thank you for all the information you've shared here about John T. (Tyler? Taylor?) Hollingsworth, my GGGgrandfather. Because of some detailed DNA Y-chromosome testing one of my male cousins had done, which was then compared to the DNA results of other males in the Hollingsworth DNA project, we know a few things: (1) The most distant ancestor we can be sure of in our line is John T. (2) We are NOT descended from Valentine Hollingsworth, but Elias Hollingsworth, who shows up on most family trees as John T.'s father, was descended from Valentine. (3) Therefore, Elias may have raised John T., but it appears that he was not his "blood" father. As a matter of fact, most of our line's DNA matches with Hamptons, not Hollingsworths! As one person told me, there seems to have been a "paternal incident" (adoption? guardianship? illegitimate birth?) in the 1700s, most likely in Virginia. I'm searching for answers and will let you know if I find anything.
---Cheryl Hollingsworth DeLacretaz
Added by Cheryl DeLacretaz on May 21, 2016 9:25 PM
Shirley Mellon Dewberry
Lula Smith
Oconee Cemetery

Lula Ivory Forbes Smith
Born: 1890
Died: Sept 21, 1985

Native: Calhoun County, AL
Member of Oconee Baptist Church
Added by Shirley Mellon Dewberry on May 11, 2016 12:39 PM
Shirley Mellon Dewberry
Lula Smith
Oconee Cemetery

Lula Ivory Forbes Smith
Born: 1890
Died: Sept 21, 1985

Native: Calhoun County, AL
Member of Oconee Baptist Church
Added by Shirley Mellon Dewberry on May 11, 2016 12:39 PM
Margo Troyer Hollingsworth
RE: Louis Harrison Hollingsworth
b 3 May 1816 SC,d 17 Feb 1916, Calhoun Co AR. Wife Anna Oliver 23 Jan 1824 AL, d 22 Jan 1880 Calhoun Co AR. Marr 19 Nov 1843 in Sinclair, Benton (now Calhoun) Co ALABAMA. Moved AL to AR abt 1846-1849 & had many land patents. Oct 1851 was member of 1st Petit Jury of Calhoun Co AR. 11 children. If you need anything else, email me pls Margo
Added by Margo Troyer Hollingswort... on Sep 04, 2015 9:05 AM
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