I suggest that everyone read the guidelines on Find-A-Grave regarding use of and posting photos to Find-A-Grave. If you need a copy of any of my photos for your personal use, you have my permission. If I've posted a photo that you would like for me to delete, let me know. I will be glad to transfer any memorial page, unless, of course, it happens to be my direct ancestor. If you find errors or would like for me to add any information to a page I've created, please let me know. A few of the names I am researching are Cox, Otts, Deason, Elam, Sexton, Loftis, Redd, Reach, Parker, and Horton.Good luck with your research.Jacque
Festus Bowman To whom it may concern, Thank you for your photo and recognition of my Great Uncle Festus . He was my Grandmothers favorite Brother. I was told as were many others in my family about how he had passed away at such a young age. I would like to share this short but helpful story in the hopes it will be shared with current and future children. Festus had a pet mule he loved very much and was only allowed to play or ride him with supervision. One day he sneaked into the barn with only a farmhand knowing, To take his mule out into the field to play. The mule became spooked at something in the field and kicked Festus. He was hurt but convinced the farm hand not to tell his parents for fear of being in trouble. Festus returned home and went to bed early without eating supper. My Great Grandparents assumed he was ill but not seriously. The next morning they awoke to find Festus had died from his injuries(the mule kick caused internal bleeding). So very upset my Grandparents found out what had happened by the Farm Hand. The Moral is do not hide things from your parents. Thanks.
RE: Cemeteries you have photographed First, thank you for allowing me to use the photos. The specific cemetery -- for right now -- is Memory Hills Garden in Tuscaloosa. The person is Velma (nee Lee) Griffin and her husband and children (if they are buried there).
Second, my primary research lines are Dean (from which Velma descends), Carpenter, Hudson, Hampton, Patterson, Short, Burney, Culpepper, and all lines associated with them.
I live in the Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama, area. If I can ever be of help to you, please let me know.
Cemeteries you have photographed I am updating my files at Ancestry.com and have found that you have taken photographs of some of the tombstones of distant relatives. May I have your permission to use these photographs on Ancestry.com? I will gladly cite you as my source. Thank you.