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L Ferree (#47116659)
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Bio Photo My kids think going to cemeteries is what everyone does on vacation. I am a native Pennsylvanian, but have lived in Georgia for over 28 years, minus three years overseas.

Many of the memorials I have created are NOT my family members, but after photographing, researching, and posting, they do begin to feel like family. I have no ancestors locally. Therefore, I have had to depend upon the kindness of volunteers living elsewhere to create memorials or take photos for me. In return, I try to take as many photos as I can locally to post to non-family memorials, hoping to "pay it forward." If I have taken a photograph you would like to use for your personal, private, off-line use, let me know, and I'd be happy to send you one of a larger resolution.

I prefer to limit transfers to established, regular contributors to Find a Grave who demonstrate an understanding of the FAQs and purpose of the site. (Don't mean for that to sound judgmental. I am just hoping to avoid potential problems.) Please use the SAC function (edit button on memorial) to request transfers, and be sure to let me know specifically how you are related. If you are brand new here, welcome! Folks come and go often, and I like to make sure you're going to stick around and contribute regularly before I transfer. You may want to read the "help with Find a Grave" section to understand the purpose of the site.

Folks mainly interested in genealogy might well be happier having someone more active to manage the memorials,and use other more-suited sites to build trees. That "virtual cemetery" feature is also useful in sorting out the branches of your tree.

I volunteer at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, and am working on photo-documenting the whole cemetery. At this point, I prefer not to transfer memorials for this cemetery (other than mandatory transfers, of course) because my research is ongoing. In the meantime, please feel free to send me as much additional info as you wish via the edit button on the memorial.
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Nancy Keber
Re Disney Cemetery
Hello...I am a descendant of Thomas Spurrier Disney (1795-1879) buried in the Disney Cemetery. From our family Bible I know he was married to Rachel Deaver (1796-1864). Did you find any record of her being buried in that cemetery with her husband? Also...you are correct as to the children, and there were two other siblings as well who must not be buried there. They were Rachel Elizabeth (1829-1908) who married George Beasley (1826-1893), and Louisa Disney who was ~16 in 1850. I can follow the Disney/Beasley lineage to present day, but if anyone reading this knows anything about the other children, I would be interested and would appreciate your posting it here. Thanks.
Added by Nancy Keber on Dec 21, 2014 4:42 PM
J. Fiegener
RE: Mt. Zion cemetery, Macon, MO
Hello - When we are traveling I like to look for small out-of-the-way cemeteries and check FindaGrave for photo requests. We were traveling in Missouri when I took the Mt.Zion photo, but actually live in Oregon. I'm sorry I don't have any information for you. Have you checked for a Macon County Genealogy or Historical Society for more info? There is a slight possibility we might be in the area again next summer. If so, I'll see what I can find out. J.Fiegener
Added by J. Fiegener on Dec 15, 2014 1:53 AM
Lieberman
Mem. No. 130192142 - Jackson C. Sherouse
You have taken on quite project and you are to be commended. Thank you.
The mother of Jackson Sherouse is Emily Grantham, who died in Audust of 1847. She was the first wife of John C. Sherouse. Two other children of hers are William Marion Sherouse, and John Elbert Sherouse who was born in June of 1847.
His second wife was Matilda Grantham. No proof, that I know of, has surfaced that proves whether Emily and Matilda are sisters or cousins.
Thank you again for your dedication.

Nan Lieberman
Added by Lieberman on Dec 11, 2014 2:24 PM
John K Cruce
Re: Memorial 52596348
Per your suggestion, I contacted photo@findagrave.com and asked them to move the photo to the correct memorial. That's about all either one of us can do I guess.
Thanks
John
Added by John K Cruce on Dec 10, 2014 11:06 AM
Charles A. Adams
George Washington Kirksey family plot
Dear Linda,

I am the only known contact person for the George W. Kirksey Family plot at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. Our ADAMS/Kirksey family was well known in Atlanta during the 1800's to the 1900's. George was a well known railroad man all his life. He was a CSA soldier during the war, when he was captured by Sherman during the Battle of Atlanta.He was my G-G-Grand Father on my Grand Mother (Bessie Fay Kirksey Adams) side. I have documented both families on Ancestry.com under my below listed name. There's a lot of history in both families! In my family the ADAMS there's the Presidents, John and John Quincy, who are my 5th and 6th cousins. They are the Allegheny line of the ADAMS' My family is the Appalachian line of the Adams, who were the first Adams to get off the boat in 1621 in Plymouth, Mass. George's cousin, Andrew Jackson Kirksey was a military hero who was killed when John F. Kennedy's PT-109 was struck by a Japanese destroyer in 1942. All this is documented on my tree! Thank you for EM me I placed some photos of George and Rebecker on their Find a Grave sites. Charles Atticus Adams, Jr 1 * cadams3885@comcast.net
Added by Charles A. Adams on Dec 09, 2014 3:27 PM
David Watkin
Thanks
Thanks for the Photos of the Moran Family,it is much appreciated
Added by David Watkin on Dec 02, 2014 6:23 AM
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
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