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Lynn Waldrip (#47959564)
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Bio Photo My name is Georgia Lynn Waldrip Paul. In 2009 my husband, Louis and I retired to the half of the old Langston farm that my dad, George Waldrip bought in the early 1960s after my grand mother's death. It's a wonderful place to spend our retirement years.

This farm is where my 2great grand parents settled, Anner Hudspeth and John McClure Langston when they moved to Mississippi. My great grand mother, Lucy Ann Langston grew up here. She married Maj. Robert Aaron Dean, Sr. while he was serving in the Confederate Army (Feb. 8, 1864). He took over farming the land when the war ended in 1865 and their family grew up here. My grand mother, Georgia "Daggie" Dean and my grand father, Edwin Joel Waldrip took over the farm and my dad's family grew up here.

Although my dad could never talk my mother into leaving Memphis and living here, he spent many of his days before and after he retired at the farm. My brother, Larry and I never lived here growing up, but we spent a lot of time here. This was our second home and we both live here now.

The other half of my family tree is from McNairy County, Tennessee, "Walking Tall" country. We have Wilsons and Cheshiers on that side of my family.

I've been building a family tree on Ancestry.com and have found so much out about both sides of my family. I've found about 12 Civil War soldiers mostly Confederate, but also Union and so far 1 Revolutionary War soldier. My dad and 3 of his brothers served in WWII.

You just never know what you will find in your family tree.

My husband Louis Paul is a retired musician/entertainer who came up in the best years of Memphis Music, the late 1950s to now. You can find him on You Tube and in the Stax Museum in Memphis.

We both grew up in Memphis, but we love living in the great state of Mississippi now and wish we had moved here much sooner. I knew Louis from concerts and TV when we were teenagers, but it took another 35 years for us to meet face to face. We've been together since 1998, he says it's a record for him with the same woman and it will soon be a record for me with the same man. The best part, he wrote a song just for me. Now how many people can say that about their husband.

Louis family are Pauls, Shaws, Wahlquest and Shirleys. If you are kin to any of these family names I've mentioned in my bio, let us hear from you. I've already met several of our cousins from Find A Grave and Ancestry.com through email.

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Jimmy Smith
RE: James Alfred Conner
Don't know why it is sideways, took 8 at Lovejoy today, all upside down? Jimmy
Added by Jimmy Smith on Aug 01, 2015 9:47 PM
Jimmy Smith
RE: James Alfred Conner
Don't know why it is sideways, took 8 at Lovejoy today, all upside down? Jimmy
Added by Jimmy Smith on Aug 01, 2015 9:46 PM
Jimmy Smith
Dixie Guest, Lovejoy Cem
Hello Lynn, my wife and I went to Lovejoy today, very well kept.
We did not find Dixie Guest. I talked with Mr Karr also and he has no recolections of her.
He has cut the grass there for about 40 years. Sorry we tried . Jimmy and Frances Smith
Added by Jimmy Smith on Aug 01, 2015 7:34 PM
Jimmy Smith
RE: James Alfred Conner
We also got Margeret Conner. I am going to Lovejoy and get that one for you also.
Larry has done some of the Glenville ones and when it cools down a little we or He will get those for you Jimmy
Added by Jimmy Smith on Jul 28, 2015 7:17 PM
Jimmy Smith
Emory
Should say Larry and myself, any way WE got it posted. Jimmy Smith
Added by Jimmy Smith on Jul 27, 2015 9:22 PM
Jimmy Smith
Emory
Larry Hart got your 2 requests on line yesterday and he has some in Glenville done . I will go to Lovejoy and pickup that one for you. Jimmy Smith
Added by Jimmy Smith on Jul 27, 2015 9:20 PM
Larry Hart
RE: Photos
I have a few more photos to take at Glenville. Hopefully I will cover the rest of your requests as I am trying to get every marker entered. Unfortunately there are a number of graves there that never had a marker. We shall see.
Added by Larry Hart on Jun 04, 2015 8:00 AM
Debbie
Thank You
Dear Lynn,

Thank you so much for the Rev. William Waldrip transfer; it really means a lot to me to be a caretaker of his memorial and reestablish the connections with his parents, siblings, and children. Thank you again for your kindness. Blessings to you for your service in honoring our ancestors!

Debbie
PS I love your group photo from the Waldrip Reunion.
Added by Debbie on May 10, 2015 10:44 AM
Larry Hart
RE: Marker Photos In the Glenville Cemetery
No problem Lynn. I will return and try to find the rest. Just ran our of time.
Added by Larry Hart on Apr 27, 2015 4:35 PM
JVann
RE: Lucy Buzbee
You're very welcome. Please feel free to use the photo in any of your ancestry work.
Added by JVann on Apr 27, 2015 9:31 AM
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