I am the author of the 400+ page book "Odom Oracle" covering 6 generations, from about 1815-post WWI years, of the Odom family from Middle Tennessee westward. Many of my contributions to Findagrave have been related to this book and the over 3000 family members mentioned therein. I have posted vitals directly from either death certificates or pictures of tombstones. I also wrote a true crime book in 2010 based on a 1916 murder in Cannon County, Tennessee, "Murder on Fodderstack Knob".
Presently I am working on a book about men who registered during the three World War I Draft Registrations. In addition to my own family gravesites I have also added men and families that are included in the veteran listings I am currently writing biographies about.
RE: Foster Finley Rigsby #10d8879157 Thanks for the reply. I also have the original DeKalb County Cemetery book and you are right it has Young Bend Cemetery. Just not use to seeing too many DC's that are wrong.
I have contacted Find A Grave to tell me how to merge my memorial with yours.
Nancy Shepard Just confirming your edit of changing the name to Shephard. She is next to Samuel Shepard, whose name is spelled without the "H". Are they related? Cemetery records have it without the "H".
James W. and Martha's marriage license is listed under the name Wilkins. County historian states they went by Wilkins here in Smithville. Yet the SS app is writ in as Jim G. Wilkins. So it's all in who spoke and who wrote!
It's as confusing as my Thomason family! Thomason, Thomasson, Thompson, Tomson... and the list goes on and on. LOL
Maggie Bell Fish Hello Sherrie, I don't know if I left a message long ago or not but I happened to wander to Find A Grave...
Maggie was my 2nd great grandmother and I'm wondering where you got your information regarding her birth and her maiden name. Do you have documentation stating her actual day of birth?
I have also been told by the local historian here in DeKalb County TN that her maiden name was Wilkins. Her father being James Wilkins and her mother Mary H. Jones. Would love to have/know your information sources.
Maggie went by "Mag" and Riley went by "Sam". Mag was a midwife here in Smithville for many years.