Directions to the Grave of Harris C. Brannen

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These directions are courtesy of Ruth Harbison of Fort Worth, Texas.  Here is her note to me with the directions:   
I finally found the Driskell Cemetery website.  Go to      In the window on the left, go to Coffee Co.  When you click on that, it will take you to a screen, and about half the way down on it is a listing for Coffee County, AL Cemeteries.  Click on that, and it will take you to a listing for several cemeteries.  Scroll down past several of them until you come to the Driskell Cemetery.
"DRISKELL Cemetery
Compiled & contributed by Joan Hidle & Sandra Black.
T.6 n. R.19 E. SEC.4  Located on HWY 189 between Elba and Brantley, AL about six (6 miles north of Elba.  This is an unnamed cemetery, but is located on the county map.  It is about 500 to 1000 yards into the woods and cannot be seen from the highway.  Thanks to Louise Marler for taking us to it."
Then it lists the five graves that are identifiable.  The Louise Marler mentioned on the webpage is the one who took Margaret Boykin, Joan Hidle, and Sandra Black back through the woods to find the cemetery.  It may not be possible to find it without help from some of the locals.  Louise Marler is almost a cousin to you.  She's related to Margaret Boykin, Sandra Black, and me because her relative, Mariann Turman married Presley Driskell.  Louise might be able to help you.  She lives near there.  I'm still waiting to hear from her.
The other two graves that are readable belong to children of John Mack and his wife Elban A. (McKnight) Mack.  John is the son of  Charlotte "Charity" (Driskell) Mack.  We believe Charlotte to be one of the sisters of Mary Annie Driskell and Presley Driskell.  Since Mary Annie is your gg grandmother, it appears that Allen Driskell would be your 3rd great grandfather.  We think we have the Driskell lineage worked out all the way back to the immigrant ancestor Dennis Driskell who came to Maryland from Ireland about 1660.  Of course, some of it is not proven to everyone's satisfaction.
I just found pictures that Margaret Boykin sent of the Driskell Cemetery and Harris and Mary Annie's tombstones.  They're pretty hard to read, but you can figure it out.  If you'll send your address, I'll mail them to you.   I don't have a scanner so it'll have to be snail mail.
Ruth Harbison
Fort Worth, TX

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