Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

So who was “Copeland”, the 6th (or 7th) husband of my great grandmother, Dovie C McBurnett? To review, all I know about Copeland is that he was the last husband of Dovie, as evidenced by her death certificate, obituary and headstone: I don’t know when or where they were married or if she outlived him …

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dated 16 Jul 1867 Please click on this image for a larger, readable view. In the red squares are J. M Stanley (Jesse Mercer Stanley, my 3rd great-grandfather) and John J Davis, another of my 3rd great-grandfathers, both from my Stanley line. If you have Alabama ancestors, check out the Alabama Department of Archives and …

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These are the above-ground vaults of my second great-grandparents Miles Francis and Trilla Maryland Davis Stanley at Grandview Cemetery just outside of Grandview in Johnson County, Texas. Miles Stanley and wife Trilla Maryland (my Mom’s namesake) arrived in Hill County, Texas from Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in January 1875. There Miles became a successful farmer and …

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