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Speed, Ledford, Kell - Rabun County GA
Posted by: Maxine McClanahan (ID *****4736) Date: July 25, 2004 at 20:42:30
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I recently visited Rabun County, GA and went to two cemeteries off Warwoman Road where I photgraphed headstones and markers. This will provide some dates and some marriage connections. Joint markers will list both names with no spaces between the two names. I notice the Leroy M. Ledford is often referred to as Mathison, Madison, etc, Leroy and yet the marker shows the M belonging to his middle name. The wife of Leroy M shows as Susana M. Ledford (not Susan A. M. as I have often seen).
I do not have any additional verified information at this time other than that listed below. Hope it is of help to someone. Leroy M. is my GGGrandfather. His son, John Madkson Ledford, was the father to my grandmother, Effie Lou Ledford (Hunter). I have listed all info photographed on July 24, 2004. Maxine McClanahan

Hale Ridge Cemetery off Warwoman Road in Rabun County, GA

Side by side joint headstone:
Leroy M. Ledford Jul 23, 1848 Jul 14, 1891
Susana M. Ledford May 1, 1845 Sep 10, 1902

Metal marker only:
Aunt Becky Speed, Frank Speed, George Speed, Henry Speed, John Speed

SPEED
Callie B
1890-1965
Andy
1882-1940
(Our children Grace, Eula, Howard, Corrie)

Jable Speed
May 28, 1895 Apr 20, 1964

James Jackson Talley
Aug 17, 1886 Mar 31, 1977

Katie Hyde, wife of Ben Kell, died 1899

James B. Kell
1855-1901

Celia Kell
1895-1897

Wm. Leonard Kell
April 4, 1857 July 11, 1911

Effie Hamby Mar 13, (1904)
(date is not certain-hard to read) Nov 13, 1917 or 1912

Bartow B. Kell 1892-1906

Lafayette L. Kell 1897-1905

Mary, wife of Peter Speed
Oct 27,1862 - Feb15, 1894
Her star shines in heaven

Juyan Smith
1706-1789
(This is a rock that appears to have been hand painted more recently)

RAMEY
Leece V.
May 10, 1905 Feb 2, 1989
Grace Speed
Nov 9, 1907 Aug 1, 1990
Married 64 years

Mt. Pleasant Baptist ChurchCemetery, Warwoman Road, Rabun County, GA

James Kell Confederate States Army
(This is all that is on this stone)

LEDFORD
Sarah A.
1848-1903
Columbus C.
1854-1929

KELL
Sarah E. Kell
Sept 11, 1857 no ending date ---living???
Daniel M. Kell
Jul 16, 1853 Aug 28, 1913 or 1918???

Mary Nevada Kell Mar 15, 1878 Jul 15, 1898

KELL
Thad C.
Nov 10,1879 Oct 6, 1928
Annie W.
Aug 13, 1895 May 28, 1970

Daniel Monroe Kell
Georgia
Sgt US Marine Corp
World War II
Dec 8, 1916 Sept 20, ____

Thomas J. Kell
Georgia
Tech 4 222 INF
World War II
Jan 3, 1925 April 19, 1945

Thomas Barto Kell
1894 - Aug 22, 1972

Sallie Speed Hayes
May 30, 1893 Jan 16, 1956

Hardy Speed
(This stone appears to be done by hand and is very difficult to decipher)
It reads as: Was born July the 10 1900
Died November the 17 1907 age 7yr 4 mo 7 da

SPEED
Peter (???Peter Andrew Speed)
Oct 6, 1869 Mar 5, 1925
Jane (???Malinda Jane Ledford)
Sept 15, 1869 Feb 6, 1960

SPEED
Myrtle P.
May 20,1920 - (open)
John D.
Aug 27, 1913 Nov 21, 1991
---John D Speed
---Pvt US Army
---World War II
---Aug 27, 1913 - Nov 21, 1991

Frank Speed
April 9, 1911 - Sept 1, 1911

Kansas Speed
Feb 22, 1898 - July 4, 1925

John Speed
Apr 29, 1859 Nov 12, 1933

Lottie Speed
Dec 20, 1859 Mar 11, 1941

Joe C. Speed
June 21, 1903 - Feb 2, 1976
+
Samantha J. Speed
July 14, 1910 Aug 29, 1990
At end of grave is a metal marker with Samantha Moore Speed on it 1910-1990
???Samantha Jane Moore Speed, wife of Joe Calloway Speed???

Paul C Speed
July 16, 1933 Dec 10, 1972

Virgil P. Speed
May 14, 1936 Dec 26, 1978

Inf Dau of Mr & Mrs Joe Speed - Aug 20, 1946

Raymond C. Speed
Setp 15, 1957 Sept 3, 1996

Dora Speed Bleckley Crowe
Nov 4, 1914 Apr 1, 1998
On the back of the headstone
Children, Marvin Bleckley, Andrew Bleckley, Margie Crowe, Lamar Bleckley, Julie Speed, Virginia Hopkins, Jefferson Bleckley, Picket Bleckley, Allen Bleckley, Alvin Crowe, Richard Bleckley

Leroy Speed
Jan 29, 1922 Jan 27, 1998
At bottom is a military marker with:
Leroy Speed
Pvt US Army
World War II
Jan 29, 1922 Jan 27, 1998

SPEED
Josie G.
Apr 25, 1889 - Jan 24, 1978
Jud A.
Sept 12, 1883 Dec 5, 1955

SPEED
Joan
Mar 19, 1948 - Aug 19, 1949
Mildred
Dec 19, 1962 - Apr 18, 1964

SPEED
Annie Mae
April 22, 1915 Nov 7, 1996
Lewis S.
June 17, 1905 Sept 13, 1998
Married Nov 12, 1932

Dolores M. Speed
Aug 17, 1932 May 30, 1981

Alafair Kell
July 4, 1911 Mar, ___1931

Porter P Kell
Nov, 17, 1898 Sept 27, 1926

KELL
Monterville M
Oct 30, 1866 Dec 13, 1937
J. Florence
Sept 21, 1873 Dec 27, 1919

Daisy Tally
May 30, 1907 Aug 27, 1955

Delia Speed
June 24, 1902 July 27, 1950

Sarah S. Speed
Mar 29, 1864 June 11, 1919
Andrew W. Speed
Sept 6, 1861 June 16, 1921

Dora Speed
May 11, 1893 Oct 10, 1957

MILITARY MARKER
Frank Alexander Speed
PRV US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
Apr 29, 1917 Sep 24, 2003
BRONZE STAR MEDAL
PURPLE HEART

Horace J. Speed
Pfc US Army
World War II
Jun 16, 1915 Apr 3, 1985

Alice G, Speed
July 9, 1884 Nov 17, 1963

Jefferson O Speed
Aug 8, 1879 May 7, 1957
(The above two may be together, photo not clear)

Lassie L Speed
MARCUS
Oct 7, 1909 April 27, 1948

Inf Sons of Jeff & Alice Speed
Borned & Died Mar 1916

SPEED
Julius F.
Oct 22, 1891 Oct 25, 1977
Iva C.
Dec 30, 1899 Dec 26, 1987

LEDFORD
Virgil P.
Oct 27, 1913 Apr 3, 2001
Margie Z. Justus
Feb 6, 1921 Mar 16, 1986
Married May 21, 1938

SPEED
Raleigh A.
Jan 16, 1898 - Jun 3, 1938
Mary
June 4, unable to read year
Nov, 3, unable to read year

Robert R. Speed
PVT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
May 28, 1923 Sep 1, 1989
Ellen Irene
Aug 21, 1933 - (open)

LEDFORD
John C
Oct 11, 1907 Mar 5, 1972
Belle S.
Aug 15, 1911 Jan 2, 1998

LEDFORD
Martha H.
Oct 30, 1888 Aug 21, 1963
Lawrence H
Nov 2, 1876 July 31, 1961

Lizzie Ledford
Aug 8, 1910 - ____C____1, 1912 (so will be March, Oct or Dec)

Laura J. Speed
Page
Dec 11, 1911 Dec 4, 1979

SPEED
Clifton
Apr 19, 1919 Oct 5, 1991
Second name covered but can see a De which may be in the date




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