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Sylvia Gowen Gardenhire (#46830956)
 member for 9 years, 8 months, 20 days
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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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Tim Osborne
RE: Calvin Evans
Thank you
Added by Tim Osborne on Oct 29, 2015 5:03 PM
Tim Osborne
Calvin Evans
Thank you for the transfer of Calvin Evans. Also, thank you for moving those memorials to Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg.
Added by Tim Osborne on Oct 21, 2015 8:57 PM
Tim Osborne
RE: Mary Evans
Thank you for the transfer. Mary is my 3rd great aunt.
Added by Tim Osborne on Oct 20, 2015 9:25 PM
Benjamin and Rebecca Mason Hill
Cook Family
Could you please transfer this memorial to me? He is my Uncle.

Thank you,

Ben and Rebecca Hill

Memorial# 15788987 Pvt Norman Earl Cook
Added by Benjamin and Rebecca Maso... on Oct 02, 2015 7:07 AM
Tim Osborne
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Yuu need to change your memorials location from this:

Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Pleasant Hill
Moore County
Tennessee, USA


Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Moore County
Tennessee, USA

The cover photo is incorrect for Pleasant hill Cemetery in Pleasant Hill, look at the map.
That photo really needs to be attached to Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Pleasant Hill Rd. in Lynchburg.
All memorials with photos need to be in the Lynchburg Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
The Memorials without photos, need to stay where they are in Pleasant Hill.
Added by Tim Osborne on Sep 09, 2015 7:59 AM
anthony allen
missing grave
i was hoping you could help me find some information on my grandfathers brother his name is johnnie clerance allen he should be buried in mancheaster city cemtary thank you my names anthony allen
Added by anthony allen on May 24, 2015 6:29 PM
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
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