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Byrdman of Big Cove (#47926766)
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Bio Photo I am a proud native son of the Big Cove Community in Madison County, Alabama. All branches of my family had settled there by the early 1900's some much earlier than that. In fact, my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, John Clan Grayson, was the original settler of Big Cove.
I have researched and studied genealogy since I was about fifteen years old; and I have found it to be a very gratifying pastime. I have extensively researched the Bird, Hunter, Adams, Brumbalow, Stapler, Vann, Hinshaw, Jacks, McKenzie, Guffey, Morgan, Brown, Godwin, and Smith Families, as well as other allied surnames and families of friends within the Big Cove Community.
I have a very large collection of old family photos, which have made their way around the internet after having posted them on I have mixed feelings about this. I do not mind sharing these priceless photographs; but I do wish people would ask before claiming them for their own and reposting. But oh well history is meant to be shared.
I am happy to help anyone researching families in the Big Cove Community or other families with which I have a connection.

Also note, several of my entries reference a few books that I have written. Copies of these books are in Huntsville, Scottsboro, and Grant public libraries.

Consider the tone of your bio. Why sound hateful and selfish? If a family member requests a memorial and you only maintain the grave as a number, why not just transfer so that the family member can make a nice memorial for their loved one. Please do not let your ego get in the way of what is important - perserving the memory of loved ones for future generations. Lets try to help each other do that.

That being said, THANK YOU so much to everyone who has been willing to complete a transfer for me! You are the best!

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Laurie Skogsberg Mattson
Hi there,

Could you maybe send me a message to my e-mail I have a question I'd like to ask you. Nothing top secret or anything just didn't want to post it here on Find A Grave.

My e-mail is:

Thanks so much,
Added by Laurie Skogsberg Mattson on Mar 24, 2017 4:13 PM
Laurie Skogsberg Mattson
Hi Shannon, just wondering if you have ever done the DNA test through Ancestry? I have your book and we talked a few years back at that time you had not taken a DNA test. I have had several family members do the test for our Guffey line including myself just wondering if you had and if we had a Guffey match anywhere along the way.
Thanks much, Laurie
Added by Laurie Skogsberg Mattson on Mar 19, 2017 4:54 PM
Hendricks/Hendrix link to Jacks family
Yes thank you for sharing. My Hendrix family is connected someway to the Jacks family in New Market, Jackson County, Alabama. I have that David married his cousin Victoria Jacks also--just passing this along to you in hopes that you might have come across the "Hendricks/Hendrix" family in New Market, Jacoson county or Madison County.

My William Hendrix married a Malinda Howard from Madision COunty,Alabama down there and she and her father Baldwin Hoard lived in New Market there.


Tom Hendricks
Added by thendricksguy on Feb 17, 2017 12:45 AM
Mary Jo
Fannie Kennemer Ford #39464378
Here is an obit if you wish to add to her memorial:
Published in The Huntsville Times, Huntsville, AL, Sunday, June 28, 1942
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Mae Ford, 53, who died Friday night at 11 o'clock at her home in New Hope following a long illness, will be held at the Church of Christ in that community this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Officiating ministers will be Rev. R.F. Kilpatrick and Rufus Underwood. Butler Brothers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements and burial will follow in Hayden Cemetery. A member of the Church of Christ, Mrs. Ford is survived by her husband, W.Z. Ford of New Hope; one daughter, Mrs. W.M. Owens of Huntsville; one son, Charles Byrd of New Hope; mother, Mrs. D.A. Kennamer; three sisters, Mrs. Dora Bates, Huntsville, Mrs. Maggie McPeters, Huntsville, and Mrs. Lela Brazier, Guntersville; one brother, Roy Kennamer, Stevenson; four stepchildren, Mrs. Avery Talley, Hazel Green, Mrs. Gayle Crousley of Texas, Earl Ford, Huntsville and Henry Ford of Fort McClellan.
Mary Jo
Added by Mary Jo on Dec 17, 2016 12:27 PM
Caron D. Register Mullininx
RE: House Family
You are very welcome! So glad I could be of help.
Added by Caron D. Register Mullini... on Sep 27, 2016 4:18 PM
Michael Pitcock
RE: Turner
OK... Susan also sent a message to me this morning and I contacted Find-A-Grave for resolution. I noticed yours was entered as "Burial Unknown" more than 30 days ago. I will contact them back and tell them that I will delete my memorial.
Added by Michael Pitcock on Sep 27, 2016 11:35 AM
Susan Hill
Leta Michelle Satterfield Turner (1956 - 2016)

I received a conformation of a edit I submitted to Find a Grave concerning Leta Michelle Satterfield Turner (1956 - 2016, memorial # 170361595 & 170386365.
Your memorial # for her is 170361595 and was created on 9/21 with burial unknown.
Memorial # 170386365 was created for here on 9/22 and has her placed in Miller Cemetery as stated on her obituary.
Not sure who would be correct in this matter, just wanted to make you aware.
Added by Susan Hill on Sep 27, 2016 10:03 AM
James/Sophia Goza & Earline
I just added grave photos of James and Sophia Goza, per your request. Their plots are in the Garden of Devotion. I also added photos of Earline Goza, their daughter. She is buried on their immediate right. I have requested through Find A Grave that her info be updated with her birth year 1929, and plot-Garden of Devotion. I just wanted to let you know about Earline, in case you need to add this to your genealogy research...Holly
Added by Holly on Sep 18, 2016 2:22 PM
Hobbs Island Cemetery
Apparently, that cemetery is or was on the island. What stones there were may have washed away.
Added by Ally on Aug 17, 2016 9:24 AM
Hobbs Island Cemetery
Hi Shannon. Can you give me directions to Hobbs Island Cemetery? Google just shows me Hobbs Island Road. I am familiar with the area. Thank you so much.
Added by Ally on Aug 15, 2016 7:18 PM
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