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Old 04-26-2011, 07:47 AM   #121
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Very neat work. Lots better than the sheet of paper taped and a squared off piece of charcoal I did an Great Aunt's with several years back for a family member in Iowa searching.
Thanks for sharing all the old graveyards. Just so interesting the things you run across roaming about.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:56 AM   #122
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Hi DeBandi
I hope you and your family avoided the terrible storm that roared across the south. My prayers go out to all of the folks who lost family, are injured, or lost their homes. We have been all feeling sorry for our self in Ohio because of cold wet weather but it is nothing in comparison to the terrible weather in other areas of the country.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:10 AM   #123
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Definitely one of my favourite threads on ADV
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:38 PM   #124
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I ran across this thread doing genealogy research on the Byars family,



I'm a 3rd great nephew to William George Byars. His father Jonas is my 4th great grandfather. I don't ride, but I love your site and adventures already.

William George Byars was born March 6, 1846 married Mary Jane Thomas in in 1854 and they about nine children. He died May 16, 1902. Saturday will mark the 109th anniversery of his death. I believe the name of this old cemetery is Cedar Grove Cemetery and it's not completely forgotten, but little known.

Have you listed all the lost cemeteries in the Blount Springs area you've found? My families have been in Blount County since the Creek Indians fought them for it.

Really good stuff. (I love the photo transition you have earlier too btw.)

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Old 05-13-2011, 05:30 PM   #125
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I share your interest, in Ireland

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Great thread although I prefer the pics in all B/W. I'll take that route from now on
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:33 PM   #126
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Turns out I can't find the old Byar's burying place. I was a little kid when i went there. Can you PM me?
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:42 PM   #127
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Turns out I can't find the old Byar's burying place. I was a little kid when i went there. Can you PM me?

Will do..
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:28 PM   #128
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Thanks much for sharing your interests and travels with us. Ive run across quite a few small mostly forgotten family plots out here in Northern California.
Riding singletrack gets me way back in long forgotten areas sometimes.
Sometimes just one gravesite next to an old miners fallen down cabin way out in the sticks. Lonely life's work and a quiet resting place.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:32 PM   #129
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I ran across this thread doing genealogy research on the Byars family,

I'm a 3rd great nephew to William George Byars. His father Jonas is my 4th great grandfather. I don't ride, but I love your site and adventures already.

William George Byars was born March 6, 1846 married Mary Jane Thomas in in 1854 and they about nine children. He died May 16, 1902. Saturday will mark the 109th anniversery of his death. I believe the name of this old cemetery is Cedar Grove Cemetery and it's not completely forgotten, but little known.

Have you listed all the lost cemeteries in the Blount Springs area you've found? My families have been in Blount County since the Creek Indians fought them for it.

Really good stuff. (I love the photo transition you have earlier too btw.)

Hello AlabamaDan.







I visited the final resting place of your ancestors today.













The GPS coordinates have been sent to you via PM.

Please let us know when you go visit the peaceful location.

I'm proud of you for researching your family history.

Let me know if I can help.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:47 PM   #130
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I know of an old Cemetery right next door to me. It may be an old slave cemetery. It is in the New Market, AL area.

If you have not been to Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville you should go. There is a lot of history there. It is not lost but cool never the less. They have a cemetery stroll every year where they have people reenacting the lives of some of the famous people buried there.

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Old 12-27-2011, 05:43 PM   #131
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Most or your and my ancestors earlier than 1860/1870's had very limited literacy. Many also changed the spelling of names but made no legal record of it at their court house.
Apparently, harried immigration officials would also "assign" names to people they had difficulty understanding and would reuse the same popular ones.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:03 PM   #132
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I'm glad Philip brought this thread back, as I had missed it. I, too, see many forgotten cemeteries on my explorations around Alabama. Just never thought of doing a report on them. Great job, David.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:21 PM   #133
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Don’t know how I missed this either. Good stuff Dave, reminded me of these primitives I found down in Coosa Co. After hunting season, we need to see if I can remember where it is.
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:08 AM   #134
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brill readin,i really enjoyed readin the duffee headstone~born tipperary ireland,only down the road from me.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:57 AM   #135
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Wow Bart Jones, love those primitive, "hand made" tombstones. Very personal, makes you think a lot more about the poor people who buried that person and made the monument. Not professionals, they would have been doing it for their family members or close friends
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