I am so excited to be reading your message.I just figured out today that I'm related to Col. John McCollum.
My Father's, Father's, Mother's,.... maiden name was: McCollum before she married a Cross.
Another relative of mine (now passed on)...long before the ease and speed of the Internet, diligently researched our genealogy back to Col. John's father, Daniel McCollum (b. ?---d. 1-19-1825)...who was born in Strabane, Ireland.I'm trying to verify points as I go but I'm pretty sure of my connection to these McCollums.I do have several photographs of some of the other McCollums in my family from the 1800's if anyone is interested.
Daniel McCollum lived in North Carolina...was married to Margaret Morton (b.?---d. 2-25-1843)and had according to the records I have so far....seven children with Margaret.Col. John, James, Daniel W. II, Polly, Elizabeth, Sarah, and a 4th Daughter Named?I have a little more information on some of the children, but will leave it at that for the time being.OH...except to say that what I have says Col. John McCollum had SEVEN sons in the Civil War..(which might have had something to do with Ruth's death in 1862!...(August 10th).
I am MOST interested in the photographs that you took of the cemetery...and hopefully I'll get a chance to go see it in person at some point.I wish I had known about it while I was going to school at U.G.A., but I'm in Starkville, Mississippi now and it may be some time before I'm back in Georgia.This genealogy kick started for me only 3 days ago...I am definitely hooked.If you would email me some more detailed directions to the cemetery I would really appreciate it.
Thanks SO! much for taking the time to post your message, Patrick L. Cross(b. 5-8-1969---d.?)ha ha.