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Nancy Cornelius (#47621517)
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Bio Photo I live in Marshall Co. AL, and have for some 59 years. Like most people on find a grave I love genealogy. I have been using this site for some time in finding my family. Someone asked me if I had ever thought about helping find a grave with taking pictures. I challenge you to join in this group of people. Find an old cemetery, and start taking pictures. These old stones are not going to hold up to nature.
My family list includes: Birdsong, Brumbeloe, Cobb, Cornelius, Culpepper, Davis, Dobbins, Edmonson, Garrett, Gilbreath, Gorham, Jordan, Larmore, Martin, Pruitt, Roden, and Sims.
You need to claim a photo request before you take a picture. This way no one else goes out of their way to take the picture and the photo request will be fulfilled. Please do not post a picture on a memorial that has been claimed by someone else. The photo request will not go away when you do this, and you do not get credit for the pictures.
I have chalked stones in the past, but due to rules brought to my attention I will not be able to chalk stones any more. Please see:

Fill free to send any edits you may need by using the edit button. I will be glad to transfer any memorial I have opened unless they are my family. Any picture I have taken you can copy, I just ask that you give find a grave the credit. This is a wonderful site for genealogy study.

After all, A person's a person no matter how small.... Dr. Seuss
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Diana Hamby
adding pictures
Nancy, or anyone that reads this and can offer some advice.

I have been taking pictures and adding for years. I recently got a new phone with a pretty good camera on it so starting using it to take the pics. Downloaded the photos to comp. cropped out excess and posted to site. No matter what I seem to do, the photo is sideways. At first I was not going to leave it on the site sideways, but thought maybe it was better than nothing. Hopefully I can figure what the problem is and go back and fix. Any suggestions??

Hope all is well. Thanks for your wonderful work with findagrave.

Diana Baldwin Hamby
Added by Diana Hamby on May 23, 2017 3:00 PM
Beverly Dunn
Jack Walden 1901 - 1991
New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery, DeKalb Co., AL, Find A Grave Memorial# 14329434. Thank you, Nancy, for your response to my photo request. Your time dedication is truly appreciated.

Best wishes,
Bev Dunn
Cincinnati, OH
Added by Beverly Dunn on May 22, 2017 6:45 PM
Gwen Bell Darby
Susan Anderson
Thanks for the shot of the partial Tombstone--now unknown.

In trying to think through the problem of no markings, we may never know whose actual gravesite it is. Do you feel confidant enough to leave it up on the gravesite for Find A Grave as Susan Anderson? Sometimes gravesites are grouped together or there is a wall around their plot.

I have gathered some information:
I have a list of Susan (the mother of William N. Anderson) & Noah Anderson's (Father of William N. Anderson) 10 children, but I do not have all the dates for their births and deaths. If it was indeed William Anderson's mother, Susan, then wouldn,t the gravesite be labeled as Susan Myhand or Mahan, and not Susan Anderson.

I do not yet have any information on the children for William Anderson & Emma's children, but if it is in the same marked plot for William N. Anderson & wife Emma, perhaps it is their child.

Do you have any information on this to support the conclusion that it is Susan Anderson?

--Gwen Bell Darby
Atlanta, GA
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Added by Gwen Bell Darby on May 09, 2017 3:48 PM
Zina ♥︎ Bee
C. Burnette
Hi Nancy,

Thank you so much for the cemetery correction for Courtney. I am so sorry I listed the wrong cemetery by mistake! I have corrected the info on her memorial.

Hope you are having a good start to your week,

Added by Zina ♥︎ Bee on May 09, 2017 8:12 AM
Gwen Bell Darby
RE: Susan Anderson
After researching more. This does appear to be the right family. Sorry that only a partial tombstone remains. Susan Mahan or Myhand lived with her son William (Maybe his wife was Emma?) after the death of her husband, Noah Anderson in Dallas, Paulding, GA.

Susan Mahan or Myhand also had a daughter named Susan Anderson, but she lied to adulthood and married a Thomas Levi Simpson.

Thanks for checking into Susan Anderson--too bad there is nothing left for her tombstone but the lower half. Sometimes storms knock down the tombstone, or vandals. It is sad to see this happen. We seem to lose the connection through time when the last words do not remain to tell us about them.


Gwen Bell Darby
Atlanta, GA
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Added by Gwen Bell Darby on May 09, 2017 7:35 AM
Gwen Bell Darby
RE: Susan Anderson
Guess with all your research that they are different Andersons than what you found. I appreciate all your work. Sometimes we go down rabbit holes to find dead ends with our own families.

Good hunting genealogically!

Gwen Bell Darby
Atlanta, GA
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Added by Gwen Bell Darby on May 08, 2017 7:28 AM
Gwen Bell Darby
RE: Susan Anderson
The Susan Anderson that I discovered was a daughter of William Anderson & Emma Harrison Latimer. Susan was born 24 Oct 1888 in probably GA. and appears to be the last of 8 children I know. Thanks for looking in the cemetery for her. I do not have a death date, so I do not know if she survived childhood or not. Which cemetery did you search?

--Gwen Bell Darby
Atlanta, GA
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Added by Gwen Bell Darby on May 07, 2017 9:22 AM
RE: Ruby Chandler
Very glad that you are keeping this memorial intact, since I think that your information is correct.
Added by Southern on May 04, 2017 10:17 AM
A misspelled name does not invalidate a memorial. Please move your picture to the original. Thanks!
Added by RobMinteer57 on Apr 28, 2017 4:37 PM
rhonda bruce
I alos notice your Birdsong family line, my Aunt Jimmy Maude Bruce married a Kenneth Birdsong...her father was John rufus Bruce my grandfather...they had 2 children living, Cheryl she lived in Tennessee and DAvid he lives near Bosz Alabama
Added by rhonda bruce on Apr 27, 2017 1:37 PM
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