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Linda Davis (#46609907)
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Bio Photo A Southern Family Tree is not a tree but a beautiful Wisteria Vine with many branches going everywhere and a lost root!

NSDAR 1988 Patriots: Rev. Lewis Cookson Davis, John Anderson, Charles Heard, William Hay, Lt. Willis Pope, Nathaniel Jones,John Stovall, Absalom Davis

Colonial Dames of XVIIC 2009 Colonial Ancestor: Bartholomew Stovall, NC

Amelia Island Genealogical Society~Nassau County, FL Genealogical Website Committee.

Published in the Quarterly magazines of the Southern Genealogical Exchange and Amelia Island Genealogical Society articles on my family and various others of North FL lines.

6th Generation Floridian: Ancestor Florida Pioneer Abner Sweat and son Samuel.

To keep weeds out of the beautiful Find A Grave garden....

First, I don't link to Burial Unknown Site Memorials as BU shouldn't be on FAG according to the guidelines of the website. The first criteria for making a memorial on FAG is having the burial site, as this is a grave registration site. When you made a BU, you have a chance of losing the memorial to the member who "Find A Grave" in the cemetery.

Second, I may or may not transfer outside of the guidelines to an established member. It is my choice. Long-time hard working-members, who are busy in surveying cemeteries and taking grave photos impress me more than someone who is collecting others' memorials for their personal goal or waiting for someone to find the burial sites for their numerous memorials made with an "unknown burial site".

Lastly, there are no duplicated memorials on FAG. If I find a duplicated memorial while researching this site, there is 99% chance that it will be deleted or merged eventually.

You may disagree with the guidelines but remember the guy who started Find A Grave wrote them. He is the boss.

Many of the memorials transferred to me were done without my request for them. These memorials have found a home and will be nurtured.

Also, thank you for all the flowers and tokens left on my family's memorial. They are all sincerely appreciated by me and my family.

Remember to check on the Discussion Forums here. They are very newsy, helpful and interesting!

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Dana Cook
Charles Cook
I won't say too much here. I'll just say he had 3 head injuries that also messed him up. Thank you for writing me. I appreciate it. God bless!

Added by Dana Cook on Jul 21, 2014 12:46 PM
Lori Hager
RE: Edit Message for James (Culpepper) Hager
Hi Linda,

I see what you mean about my father's name not showing up in a search for either Culpepper or Hager, so I deleted the "(Culpepper)" leaving only Hager. I added a notation in the bio stating he was born Culpepper. I did this for my uncle and grandfather, as well.

I appreciate the original intention of Find a Grave as being a place to record burials and gravestone photos, however, I believe it has grown to be so much more. Find a Grave is an invaluable tool for genealogy research and if rules such as not cleaning off a gravestone prior to photographing it and including only what is etched on the stone on the person's memorial page were strictly followed, so much information would be lost.

Basic etiquette rules such as respecting someone else's photo request claim, not creating duplicates, etc are very important in maintaining the quality of this site.

I have added thousands of photos to FG and the feedback I receive from family and descendents is immensely rewarding.


Lori Hager

Added by Lori Hager on Jul 20, 2014 9:19 PM
RE: Rachel Jackson's memorial
You went off without all the facts. I notice that you still have not addressed this.

The original Find A Grave memorial was for "Rachel Jackson." I was looking for "Rachel Donelson Jackson." Yeah, she is my distant aunt. But anybody who lives in Tennessee knows her maiden name. When I didn't find one with Donelson in it, I created it. Later I discovered what appeared to be duplicates.

I am the one who edited to original
Rachel NMU Jackson to add her maiden name. Only then did they become "duplicates."

The name "Jerubial" has two spellings. No match came up when I searched for Jerubael.

I searched for Vitruvius Jackson Kennedy, didn't find it, and created it. (no kinship) I never connected it to V. J. Kennedy. I don't consider those to be duplicates.

My personal family was less than 12 profiles. The other 210 were not.

You went off without all the facts. And your 'help' came with a resounding scolding. That is not help.

I don't plan on contributing any edits or photographs.
Added by ET on Jul 20, 2014 1:43 PM
J R & T D White
RE: Clingman Family's photo
You're welcome!
Yes, we did. We have some that didn't have room to post. The plot has Clingman and Humphrey (and Robinson and Edmonson) - if you read the captions on the wide photos I have the headstone placements listed. Tomorrow I'll be listing the plot location, lot # and GPS.
I had to add some names that didn't have a memorial.
I can send you the other photos, if you like.
Added by J R & T D White on Jul 20, 2014 1:23 AM
Phillip Plotz, M.D.
RE: Edward Clingman
It's funny that you write today. I was just at the office at Westview and asked about him. The older man that works there doubted that he is actually buried there. He said that since thousands of men died in that battle, it is unlikely that it is known exactly where he is buried. He thought maybe over on Fulton Industrial Blvd. And since the cemetery didn't even get started until 20 years after the battle, probably what happened is the family just set up a monument to him. His marker is off to the side set apart from any section, up against the woods. So I don't know if he is actually buried there. Perhaps the History Center knows something. I do know that re-interring someone in those days 20 years after burial would be next to impossible as aside from the skull an perhaps a long bone or metal coffin handles (which he probably did not even have), there would be nothing left to move. Everything would have decayed. That's why I hate to hear about moving graves.
Added by Phillip Plotz, M.D. on Jul 19, 2014 9:21 PM
Lori Hager
Edit Message for James (Culpepper) Hager
Hi Linda,

I saw your edit message for my father, James Hager (96430814). He was born James Culpepper and even though he, his brother, and their father later took back the Hager family name they should have been born as, I chose to include the surname Culpepper as part of my father's name.

I appreciate the suggestion, as I sometimes send them to others, as well.


Lori Hager
Added by Lori Hager on Jul 18, 2014 11:18 PM
Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL
RE: Please leave token or flower
Happy to do so
Added by Annie H Darracott 791, UD... on Jul 18, 2014 4:21 PM
Glenda Barry
RE: wrong date
Hi Linda,

Thanks for checking on it. Have a wonderful day!

Added by Glenda Barry on Jul 18, 2014 10:03 AM
George Ball
the other person must have
deleted the page she set up
for George. I tried the
Find A Grave # you gave me, but
couldn't bring anything up.
What cemetery did the other
person have Mr. Ball buried in?
Thank you
Added by Peggy on Jul 17, 2014 11:57 PM
RE: Rachel Jackson's memorial
Before I created the entry for Rachel Donelson Jackson, I searched findagrave for the name and nothing came up. It was only later that a snoot-y person found the duplication. The original entry in findagrave was for Rachel MNU Jackson. I, that's right me, edited that original entry to included her maiden name and then noted the duplication. I had hoped there was a Merge function.

But having been patronized and ostracized by snoot-y people, and offered no help, I was unable to figure out how to preserve the family line. Some mavens of findagrave hide behind No Reply and Not Accepting Messages. I think that lashing out without asking questions is a poor way to achieve any goal.

There is a reason I deleted 200 of the quality pictures I had uploaded in the course of my research (which was NOT done for findagrave).

I have deleted all the edits for duplications I found (over 15 today). I have deleted the edits for spouses that were not connected unless one researched the children first, normally about 10 a day.

You ragged me for having five wrong graveyards? Those are my kinsmen. My 93 year old mother is not as sharp as she used to be. I tried to correct them but was judged and convicted first.

Besides, some of my critics were never talked about at Christmas dinner.

I have met exactly two helpful and considerate people on findagrave. I see no reason to share my own research any further.

We are not friends.
Added by ET on Jul 17, 2014 8:04 PM
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