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L Ferree (#47116659)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 26 days
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!

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

Gerry Hill
RE: Pictures
Thanks, I have added.

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

Gerry Hill
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

C. T. Lewis
Re: Find A Grave Correction: Elizabeth Swift
The DeKalb county, GA US 1850-1860-1870 censuses all show an Elizabeth Swift married to John N. Swift. The three censuses show her to have been born about 1823, 1822 and 1822.

There is also an 1870 DeKalb census for a black woman named Elizabeth Swift living alone with an 8 year old son. This Elizabeth was born about 1820 basis the census. There is no 1850 or 1860 census record for this Elizabeth. Also, there is no 1850-1860-1870 census for a Betsy Swift.

I can't say that Franklin Garrett's survey of the Stone Mountain Cemetery definitely was for which Elizabeth, but his recording of her birth year as 1822 tends to lend support for our Elizabeth, the wife of John N. Swift as the one buried in that cemetery.

Added by C. T. Lewis on Sep 25, 2014 9:25 PM

C. T. Lewis
Re: Find A Grave Correction: Elizabeth Swift
Thanks for your note. I corrected the plot information on FindaGrave as you noted.

However, I must have missed any FindaGrave rules stating that you have to only place the tombstone dates, even though you may think they are wrong. Can you please point me to any such requirement? I have been a member for almost 9 years and haven't seen such a requirement.

If you read the first part of Elizabeth's memorial you will see that I did reference the tombstone date as well as the date that I believe is correct so that anyone reading the memorial will have both dates.

Elizabeth died 14 years before her husband and their Oakland tombstone was placed there some time after 1890. Not impossible, but I find it a little strange that their tombstone states that she was born and died on the same date, April 29.

Also, this April 29 death date conflicts completely with Franklin Garrett's death date of Nov 11, 1876. I find it very hard to believe that Mr. Garrett could have so misread Betsy's Lithonia tombstone date as to get such a completely different date.

Added by C. T. Lewis on Sep 24, 2014 2:01 PM

Rusty Macon Weber
RE: Jonathan Colbert McDonald
Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that the other memorial page was transferred to me - I edited it to include the additional information and deleted the duplicate page.

Thanks for your assistance.

Added by Rusty Macon Weber on Sep 24, 2014 12:12 PM

Rusty Macon Weber
RE: Jonathan Colbert McDonald
Thanks - something to keep in mind. I did send Hutch another message with edit request and told him that I would be happy to delete my page if he would add the additional information, or I would be happy to do it all myself if he wanted to transfer it to me.

He did previously add his full name rather than just his initials, dates and states of birth and death and some basic information, the unit he was in and the fact that he died at Empire House, etc.

The links came from me adding the link to him on his wife's and children's memorial pages.

I'll give him a little time to respond, then contact the admins about a possible merge of the pages if I need to.


Added by Rusty Macon Weber on Sep 16, 2014 4:15 PM

Rusty Macon Weber
RE: Jonathan Colbert McDonald
Thanks - I'll contact him again. What little information that he added is information that I sent, but as you can see, he did not include it all.


Added by Rusty Macon Weber on Sep 16, 2014 2:00 PM

Rusty Macon Weber
Jonathan Colbert McDonald
I did receive your message:


Find A Grave contributor L Ferree has made a suggestion to you regarding your
Find A Grave memorial for Jonathan McDonald.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:

Their suggestion:
This is a duplicate of Memorial# 81903408 and can be removed.

I do realize that this is a similar memorial page to yours - and thank you for creating this memorial page for my gg-grandfather.

Your page does have additional photos that mine doesn't have, but mine has additional text information.

I will be happy to delete my memorial page, if you will add the additional information to your memorial page.

Thank you,
Rusty Macon Weber

Added by Rusty Macon Weber on Sep 16, 2014 12:24 PM

C. Harris Collier, III
RE: Amelia Pate
Please do whichever you think prudent, Amelia Catherine "Melly" Booth Pate is a paternal 3rd great grand aunt of mine from present-day Barrow County (then part of Jackson County), and the wife of Jessie Ammons Pate.

Take care and God Bless,

Added by C. Harris Collier, III on Sep 02, 2014 4:03 PM

Bill Clayton
Mary C Anthony gave marker
Thank you for providing the photo of Mary C Anthony's grave marker.

Added by Bill Clayton on Aug 27, 2014 2:36 PM

Bill Clayton
James N Anthony grave marker
Thank you for providing the photo of James Anthony's grave marker.

Added by Bill Clayton on Aug 27, 2014 2:35 PM

RE: C. G. Miller 69127525

I've transferred this memorial to you.

Have a great day!


Added by Robbyn on Aug 26, 2014 8:59 PM

C. G. Miller 69127525

I just wanted to let you know that I've added all the information that you sent me in the email for this person. I wasn't sure what to put in and what to leave out. So... if there is anything you want changed please let me know.


Added by Robbyn on Aug 26, 2014 10:14 AM

No, I don't think these are the same person.
William Flournoy Nunn was part of my dad's family.

Have never seen the name Munn.
The death dates don't match either, why would you think them the same?

Yes, I do agree, the names should match the marker. There appears to be no reason for you to delete your memorial as it is clearly another person.

Added by Elizabeth on Aug 24, 2014 8:03 PM

Kerry Moser
Pvt Josiah Anderson
Thanks Tons for going out and shooting this pic, I really appreciate it...

Added by Kerry Moser on Aug 18, 2014 6:25 PM

Roxanne Richardson
Jeanette Miller Metzger
I see that you are not necessarily related to the people whose memorials you post, but I am very interested in knowing more about Jeanette and her family, as my g2grandfather Conrad Miller was supposedly her nephew, and was living with Jeanette and her husband in 1850, when he was a teenager. I've searched familysearch and ancestry, based on the parents and other information contained in the memorial and not getting anywhere. I would love more information about where/how you got the information contained in the memorial so that I can track down Conrad's parents. Thank you so much for posting this memorial. It really contains a gold mine of information.

Added by Roxanne Richardson on Aug 15, 2014 1:58 PM

Frank Freeman
Please contact me for more information on my uncle, 2Lt Charles J. Juhan
Frank A. Freeman

Added by Frank Freeman on Jul 29, 2014 9:39 AM

Cynthia Waring Shockley
RE: Richard Bowie
The citation is:

Prince George's Enquirer
February 26, 1897

Added by Cynthia Waring Shockley on Jul 25, 2014 2:05 PM

Norman Lawshe
Thank you for your quick response and for your research into this matter. I really appreciate volunteers like you who are willing to take the time make this material available.

Added by Susan on Jul 15, 2014 1:07 PM

Norman Lawshe
I am wondering if this could be the son of Peter Freeland Lawshe and Julia Ann Cotton Lawshe. Peter and Julia had a son named Norman who was born about 1860 in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota. The family moved to Atlanta, Georgia between 1880 and 1889. Both Peter and Julia are buried at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, where Norman is buried. Siblings of Norman were Cecelia F. Lawshe Vandusen, Edgar A. Lawshe, Carrie Estella Lawshe, Alice Rosalie Lawshe Thornton, Charles Whitney Lawshe, Clarence F Lawshe, Paul Lawshe, Frank C Lawshe and Mabel Lawshe. Cecilia and Edgar were born in Indiana and Carrie, Alice, Charles, Clarence and Norman were born in Minnesota. Paul, Frank and Mabel were born in Georgia.

Added by Susan on Jul 14, 2014 4:45 PM


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