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L Ferree (#47116659)
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John Thrasher
Thrasher - Overby Cemetery
Hi - It was with great surprise that I found that you had added the Barton Thrasher Family Cemetery (Thrasher - Overby) to Find A Grave. Our family had delayed adding it as we were waiting until we could get actual driving & walking directions & the GPS reading. This is to take place during the early winter of 2015. As you realized when you visited the cemetery, getting there is no easy feat! Until we can get that correct information, I would request that the location be changed to "Farmington" (not Watkinsville which is miles away) and the name be corrected to the "Barton Thrasher Cemetery - Overby". All published records in the Thrasher Family Association Newsletter from 1983 to the present time and in several books/publications (especially "Our Thrasher Heritage by D. S. Pruett 1986) name the cemetery as the Barton Thrasher Cemetery. I am a direct descendant of Barton (Early Wyatt Thrasher, John E. Thrasher Sr., J. E. Thrasher Jr.) who are now linked to Barton. Many thanks for your wonderful record with Find A Grave and consideration of my requests. John E. Thrasher III, Chairman of the Thrasher Family Association, established in 1974.

Added by John Thrasher on Nov 24, 2014 2:20 PM

John Thrasher
Thrasher - Overby Cemetery
Hi - It was with great surprise that I found that you had added the Barton Thrasher Family Cemetery (Thrasher - Overby) to Find A Grave. Our family had delayed adding it as we were waiting until we could get actual driving & walking directions & the GPS reading. This is to take place during the early winter of 2015. As you realized when you visited the cemetery, getting there is no easy feat! Until we can get that correct information, I would request that the location be changed to "Farmington" (not Watkinsville which is miles away) and the name be corrected to the "Barton Thrasher Cemetery - Overby". All published records in the Thrasher Family Association Newsletter from 1983 to the present time and in several books/publications (especially "Our Thrasher Heritage by D. S. Pruett 1986) name the cemetery as the Barton Thrasher Cemetery. I am a direct descendant of Barton (Early Wyatt Thrasher, John E. Thrasher Sr., J. E. Thrasher Jr.) who are now linked to Barton. Many thanks for your wonderful record with Find A Grave and consideration of my requests. John E. Thrasher III, Chairman of the Thrasher Family Association, established in 1974.

Added by John Thrasher on Nov 24, 2014 2:14 PM

Julia Ather
Some duplicates
Hi there. I just noticed that you have some duplicates of your memorials, namely, for Norwood Sisson, Robert Sisson, Nellie Sisson and Lee Sisson. It makes it look as if their parents had 11 kids when they really only had 7. I thought you'd like to know.

Added by Julia Ather on Nov 15, 2014 1:02 PM

Hutch
RE: Need your help
Hey Linda, The closest name I could find was J. Spence Company B 54th Virginia Infantry on page 60 of the "Book". According to it, he died at Fairground Hospital number 2 November 11,1863. The 54th Virginia fought in and around Atlanta including Chickamauga. It was attached to the Army of Tennessee in which General John C. Breckenridge was a commander. However, I can't find where the 54th was under his direct command. I found John H., Joshua C., Jeremiah and Johnson M. Spence on a roster of the 54th. The two latter survived the war and have memorials on Findagrave. I guess I would list him as Spence. His first name and service may be one of those pesky mysteries I can't seem to avoid. Thanks, Hutch.

Added by Hutch on Nov 15, 2014 7:28 AM

Becky Ramsey
RE: Findagrave Photos
Thank you! Becky

Added by Becky Ramsey on Nov 02, 2014 7:56 PM

Becky Ramsey
Findagrave Photos
L Ferree, thank you for all your contributions to the Findagrave website. I would like permission to use your photographs of my relatives' grave sites in my Family Tree files. I use the photos as source media and will gladly give you credit for your work. Becky

Added by Becky Ramsey on Nov 02, 2014 7:04 PM

Tom Donahue
RE: Ferree's in Chestnut Level Cemetery
There are dozens of other memorials placed in the old cemetery that belong in the new cemetery. It is really slowing me down cross-checking and many of the creators never respond. I know how easy it would be to make that mistake as newspaper obituaries and family histories simply state Chestnut Level Presbyterian Cemetery.

If you are related to these Ferree's you are welcome to post the pictures wherever you wish.

Thanks again.

Added by Tom Donahue on Nov 01, 2014 1:57 PM

Tom Donahue
Ferree's in Chestnut Level Cemetery
Thank-you for your super quick response in changing the cemeteries for the Ferree's in Chestnut Level Cemetery. I think that you will be receiving a few more. I photographed the entire cemetery. I will send corrections for the rest when I come to them.

Regards,
Tom Donahue

Added by Tom Donahue on Nov 01, 2014 1:32 PM

Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
Ralph Byers - #73821308
Linda, Someone wrote to me - the picture you added to this memorial is incorrect. Just to let you know so you can add correct one. Thanks.

Added by Judy K. Brantley/Wilson on Oct 31, 2014 12:59 PM

Emery Metzler
RE: re: Anna FREDERICK WITTMAN
OK Linda, will do.
Emery

Added by Emery Metzler on Oct 31, 2014 4:00 AM

Emery Metzler
re: Anna FREDERICK WITTMAN
Thanks for the heads-up Linda. I recycled the memorial for a grave in section M, which I am currently working. Emery

Added by Emery Metzler on Oct 30, 2014 5:36 AM

Anna
Raimundo de Ovies
This man was very well known in Georgia. He was married to a DuBose, niece of William Porcher DuBose for whom I sent you links to his parents. Dean Raimundo de Oives died in 1962. It is driving me *mad* to find where he and his wife Elizabeth Egleston Dubose de Oives are buried. Do you have access to the archived obits in the Atlanta papers that might say where they are buried? I would like to do their memorials myself, if only-if only!! I could find out where they are buried.

Added by Anna on Oct 26, 2014 8:52 PM

Elaine Musick
Alexander Huff
Hello, Alexander's father was my great Grandfather Thomas Huff. Alexander's mother did marry again in 1870 after Thomas deserted as a civil war soldier here in VA in 1863 and "supposedly" remarried in 1865. His youngest child, a daughter was my maternal grandmother whom I loved very much. I have a small obit of Alexander as A. S. Huff and he died in a private sanitarium in downtown Atlanta in 1906. Do you have a copy of the other obit? I would love to see it as I would like to connect with any current day Huff Ancestors in GA. My grandfather Thomas Huff changed his name to Clark and died in 1924 in WV. WE have been searching for his gravesite for yrs. Thank you for any help. Elaine

Added by Elaine Musick on Oct 21, 2014 7:39 AM

Cathy P.
Ann Longshore
Hi I've looked for Anna Stewart Longshore for awhile now and can't find her Headstone.If you need more information you can also try www.erielibrary.org/obits and request a obit.
Sincerly, Cathy P.

Added by Cathy P. on Oct 19, 2014 1:09 PM

mike reeves
RE: Allen Elston cemetery
There are unmarked graves at this cemetery, to include the family patriarch Allen Elston who died in 1868. As there are three graves for children of D. H. & C. N. Remson who died during 1855-1859, it would stand to reason the father would have been interred with them if he died while living there in 1865. I'll contact the owner to see if she has any information on any other unmarked burials. If she does, it will be relayed to you and added to the cemetery description. If not, it would still be reasonable to reflect his burial there.

Added by mike reeves on Oct 16, 2014 9:43 AM

Hans Hammer
RE: Reginald Andrews
Some relatives were in the office for Sunday in the Park. They brought the spellings and work links within the family. I found Reginald in the burial books and corrected the name and death date. He was linked as a wife rather than a child of. Will check to see if this got corrected. Hans

Added by Hans Hammer on Oct 10, 2014 2:56 AM

Donna
Luke Stephens Armistead-Oakland Cemetery
Dear Friend, Thank you for posting these photos of Luke (Ludi) and his wife Annie. Ludi was my second great-uncle and, with his younger brother William Richard Armistead (my grandfather), worked as a lamplighter for the City of Atlanta. I would be happy to manage these two sites if you wish. Thanks again and best regards, Donna

Added by Donna on Oct 03, 2014 10:20 AM

Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
Findagrave ID#44281735
Linda, These appear to be the wrong pictures for this Robson lady. The marker appear to be Weaver pictures. Please check - someone wrote to me about this, not realizing that you put them on. Thanks,,

Added by Judy K. Brantley/Wilson on Oct 02, 2014 5:28 PM

Carol's Genealogy Stuff
S L Martin at Oakland
Thanks for adding the info. It restores just a little flesh to the dusty bones buried there, and you never know whose searches it might help. ~~Carol

Added by Carol's Genealogy Stuff on Oct 01, 2014 2:23 PM

Johanna DeLony
Cross/Rasbury pictures
Dear L Ferree,

Thank you so very much for locating and photographing these gravesites for me. I truly appreciate it, and can't wait to share this with my family.

Thank you once again!
J.C.M.

Added by Johanna DeLony on Sep 29, 2014 7:23 PM

Gerry Hill
RE: Pictures
Thanks, I have added.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/110342135826954/

Added by Gerry Hill on Sep 29, 2014 4:20 PM

Gerry Hill
Pictures
I am working on the Gordon family today- children of Malinda Cox in my family, and would like permission to use the two grave picture you have put on of Major Eugene Cornelius Gordon.
While I am working on them, I always enjoy stopping and joining members together, as I gather information.
Like you, I have lived here (Ga-Albany) most of my life, but my family interest covers 37 years, and the whole USA, with all my immideate family coming from the Eastern Seaboard to Ga- and STAYING. I lived in NY a few years----but came home. Thanks, Gerry Hill

Added by Gerry Hill on Sep 29, 2014 12:51 PM

C. T. Lewis
Re: Find A Grave Correction: Elizabeth Swift
My previous note said Lithonia Cemetery and should have said Stone Mountain Cemetery.

Sorry for the confusion; it's late at night.

Added by C. T. Lewis on Sep 27, 2014 1:20 AM

C. T. Lewis
Re: Find A Grave Correction: Elizabeth Swift
Did some more research and found that 140 Rawson St was in Atlanta, Fulton County, GA and less than a mile from the Oakland Cemetery.

Your newspaper item and the tombstone dates certainly fit together. I have now modified the Oakland memorial to fully reflect that she was buried there and have cut the links in the Lithonia Cemetery and renamed that memorial to a Betsy Swift conforming to Franklin Garrett's survey.

Also have sent 4 requests to other holders of her children's memorials to have them linked to the Oakland memorial.

You can see the two modified memorials at:

Oakland Cemetery
Find A Grave Memorial# 75864439

Lithonia Cemetery
Find A Grave Memorial# 9728647

Thanks for all your help in getting these two memorials correct.

Added by C. T. Lewis on Sep 27, 2014 1:11 AM

C. T. Lewis
Re: Found It - Atlanta Constitution, May 1, 1878 page 2,
That's a great find. It certainly confirms that she died as per her Oakland cemetery tombstone date and must mean that the Franklin Garrett listing is not the correct person.

The only remaining question I have is whether the 140 Rawson street noted in the paper was in Lithonia or Atlanta. Believe both towns had a Rawson St. According to the census data, Col. Swift continued to live in Lithonia at least through 1880, so it was likely that Elizabeth died in Lithonia.

Do you have any information regarding where 140 Rawson St was located?

Added by C. T. Lewis on Sep 26, 2014 10:13 PM

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