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Sylvia Gowen Gardenhire (#46830956)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy for about nine years. I became interested when I found most of the research had already been done on my mother's side of the family going back for centuries. Until then, I had only speculated about my ancestry. I do some traveling with my job and as luck would have it, it is in an area where most of my relatives are buried (on Mom and Dad's side). When I am not too busy on the job I am out hanging out in cemeteries. It is so exciting to actually find the grave of some of the ancestors where I have only seen a name on paper. It validates their existence and a link to my heritage. I love to pass that along to someone else who may also be looking, but is just too far away. Famous ancestors in my tree are "Jack Daniels" 1st cousin 4 times removed as well as the Majors family "Tennessee Vols" and Robert Burns "the poet".

After finding my family cemetery, I joined with other descendants to restore our ancestors final resting place. My GGGGrandfather James B. Gowen is a veteran of the War of 1812. This cemetery is on, what used to his land. He planted a cedar tree and asked when he passed away to be buried under this tree. Some 70 years later he was. See
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Kevin Smith
Roy Smith 20579960
Hi Sylvia, Roy Smith is my grandfather - are you related?
Added by Kevin Smith on Mar 28, 2015 12:01 PM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
Charles Abner Norman, Jr and Susan Elizabeth Buntley Norman
Thank you for making the edits.
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Mar 11, 2015 11:48 AM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
Rubye Dean Norman
Thank you for making the edit.
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Mar 10, 2015 7:39 AM
Kathy Huffines
mismatched photo
can I ask you to please remove the photo you have added to Glenn Wesley Shell buried in Hall cemetery ? I am sure it was added by mistake :) Thanks in advance.
Added by Kathy Huffines on Mar 03, 2015 4:57 PM
RE: Murray County
I found it on Google maps, satellite view, and street view. Thanks!
Added by Frankz on Jul 17, 2014 2:16 PM
Murray County
Since you took photos of this cemetery, can you tell me where the Free Hope Cemetery is in Murray County?
Added by Frankz on Jul 17, 2014 12:16 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
Well thank you and I'll send numbers as I work the family.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Jun 28, 2014 7:33 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
I'll keep you a little busy with updates for a couple of days if you don't mind:) Pam
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Jun 24, 2014 3:00 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
Hatfield Relatives
You found a LOT of my husband's Hatfield relatives. He has Hatfields, Vandergriffs and Gothards as 3 of his 4 main blood lines. Amazing and thanks.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Jun 24, 2014 2:56 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
Hatfield Transfer
Oh my - you didn't have to transfer baby Lila but I do appreciate it! Thank you.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Jun 24, 2014 1:25 PM
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