I love genealogy and Findagrave is a BIG resource! I volunteered to take photos to help others locate their ancestors. When I look for the requests I try to take pictures of all graves with the same surname as the requests, plus I try to take as many pictures of others who don't have a picture on Findagrave. I have added a few memorials of pictures I have taken on my treks and will be adding more. I will be glad to transfer any who are not my relatives. If I have a relative of anyone's that is married to one of my relatives, I will be glad to transfer them - just ask!
Geneva Peteet in FAG Hi Delores, I am Jean Wallace and I have an obituary for Geneva if you would like to have a copy please e-mail me and I will send it to you. I can't enter it on her memorial page myself. Memorial# 77145263 in Ebenezer Cem. close to Pittsburg in TX.
UPDATE: Oct. 5, 2007, from Vesta L. DeRiso "The Durrill Cemetery has been destroyed. The farmer (not Sam Anderson) who owns the land plowed it up and tossed the stones. There are 3 stones still in the woods - and two of them are not on the list - probably because the woods had already claimed them. One of them is Mary G., wife of M. Reed. The other is Ruth, wife of Jacob Yankee (which would be significant). She is Ruth Goodnight Yankee. The Goodnights have kept their cemetery in good order, and they might want to know that the stone is there.
Durrill Cemetery in Pettis County Hello, I notice that you had some requests for this cemetery. I started researching to find a location to photograph the stones, but in the process, I found a message board from back in 2007 that was on Ancestry.com. Here are some of the comments that followed the thread about the cemetery:
Comment #1 The Durrill Cemetery has been destroyed, for anyone who is interested. It was plowed under and turned into a cornfield. The stones were tossed. Very, very disappointing. Comment #2 The current landowner's father used some of the headstones for a sidewalk years ago and the current landowner wouldn't allow descendants to visit the cemetery. I'm just greatful that someone documented who was there. It's a disgrace that some people have no better sense of history. Comment #3 I photographed the 3 stones that remained. I don't know that two of them were recorded before - and they only remain because they're not at all visible (unless you know where to look). The third stone was pretty much washed clean. None of my family stones remained. Yes, it's a disgrace. These were the oldest residents of Pettis County, and they have been very badly treated. It's not just the landowner's fault, though. This cemetery should have been protected.
I just wanted to let you know so that you aren't waiting for the pictures. I'm very sorry.... Linda
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