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Linda Davis
RE: Reply to Your Correspondence of 11/19/2044
I read your reasoning for making duplicated memorials. Frankly, I have heard it before and so have many other long-time Find A Grave members.

Like I said the problem comes into play when you attempt to post your family tree on a site that is recording grave sites. Members have gone miles away from home, in heat or cold, with ant beds and snakes, and photographed row by row strangers' graves site for this site. You are right they are not their family's graves....but they are rightly the manager of that memorial.

You do realize that a member doesn't have to transfer unless it is within four generations, so you may not be able to manage everyone in your family. You now can do changes for names, dates, relationship links and other things. Edit does add stuff to the bio section in about a few weeks and sometimes days...if a workable link is sent with the request. You can add information too in the caption under a photo.

Although you have had little success requesting changing on memorial from Edit, in many, many years 99% of the requests I have sent for merge of duplicate into the orignal have been done correctly. I will check to make sure the photos are not removed by edit.

You say that you don't get the SAC from me, maybe the manager of the orignal memorial isn't getting the SAC's from you. I do hope you are using that system to request changes as many members don't reply to post on profile pages or direct emailing.

So you post bio information on flowers and make intentional duplicated memorials. Don't worry. You won't be court martial for breaking the Find A Grave Guidelines! :)

Added by Linda Davis on Nov 19, 2014 7:32 PM
Linda Davis
RE: Duplicated memorials...

Please tell me what duplicate memorials you are speaking of.

As you notice from some of the postings, people are somewhat concerned about getting messages from you without reference to specific memorials.

David Couch
Tyler, Texas



When I sent a notice to any member, I use the SAC system from the memorial. A SAC is a "suggestion and correction". This is an email from Find A Grave to the member giving the name and memorial number with a suggestion or correction from me and to make sure that you can get the memorial mentioned in the SAC, I include a link to the memorial. I NEVER email any member directly without using the SAC system.

I Find A Grave doesn't have your correct email address or these emails from Find A Grave are going in your junk email box, you have a problem to solve.

Also, as I posted on your profile page, I have already sent the duplicates found in early October to Edit, the people to who merged or delete duplicated memorials.

Going through my email delete box, I found only one as the others must have been deleted out of my computer: Fay Baugham Memorial # 120283152. You made a memorial for her on Nov 13, 2013 and Jim Lee made the original one on Aug 5, 2009. Looking at the very small cemetery index (3 dups and 4 originals), there are also duplicates for Nancy Baugham and Thelma Philips (Thelma isn't your duplicate as someone else made that one).

As I said in the other posting and in this one, Edit is handling the situation now.

Please search carefully before making memorial to avoid duplicates. Read the guidelines on the left of any memorial under "Help with Find A Grave". This is a grave registration site with one grave for one memorial. That causes problems when a member attempts to store their genealogy data here and there are already memorials made for their ancestors four or five years earlier. Post your data and priceless old photos on the original memorials AND DON'T MAKE A DUPLICATED MEMORIAL.

I am ending this conversation as I can't offer anymore information
Added by Linda Davis on Nov 19, 2014 6:39 AM
Linda Davis
Duplicated memorials...
You duplicated memorials are being sent to Edit to merge with the original since nothing was done after the SAC's were sent on October 8th.

Please check carefully before making a memorial as there are no duplicated memorials. I realize you are recording your family tree but Find A Grave purpose is to record grave sites with one memorial for one grave site.

Love the old priceless photos on your duplicated memorials.

All duplicated memorials are merged with the original memorials by Edit.
Added by Linda Davis on Nov 18, 2014 6:50 AM
Linda Davis
RE: From Couch Genealogy
"After you notified me, I changed my email address and password. Perhaps someone had gotten in that way, as I did have my old email address hacked not too long ago."

My reply to that statement:

To remove a flower with bio information, you just click on the flower and hit abuse. It is reviewed and deleted usually within 24 hrs.

This procedure has nothing to do with your email address or password.

The guidelines for Find A Grave are located on the left of any memorial under the link "Help with Find A Grave". FYI
Added by Linda Davis on Oct 10, 2014 5:56 AM
Linda Davis
RE: Leaving Bio information left with flowers
I don't remember the name but it was someone that distantly connected to my family tree as I was adding information on my memorials when I found it. If I find it again, I will notify you. I do remember that the bio you left was long and detailed.

If you have bio information, SAC it to the manager of the memorial; and if no reply no reply in a timely matter...say 30 days, ask Edit @ to add it.

Stating who someone married isn't necessary when there is a relationship link to the spouse. FYI
Added by Linda Davis on Oct 09, 2014 4:53 AM
Linda Davis
Leaving Bio information left with flowers
I don't know if you are aware but your long bios left with flowers are being deleted. The guidelines state not do that. I thought you want to know before taking the time and energy to do it again only to have it deleted.
Added by Linda Davis on Oct 08, 2014 5:21 AM
Deb Elliott
Wrong Elliott & Wilkins Information
This Information below is very wrong and I have the proof. Thomas Elliott Was born in South Carolina and his father is Lt. Col. Samuel Elliott, I have the Will to prove it. I also have a document in French stating the Thomas Elliott and Elizabeth Wilkins were the parents of Edward Elliott. I have more documents of Edward of proof.

Thank you,
Deb Elliott

Birth: 1761
Virginia, USA
Death: 1805
East Feliciana Parish
Louisiana, USA

Thomas Elliott was born in 1761 in Virginia and died in 1805 in what was then Spanish West Florida. The area that Thomas Elliott died in is present-day East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.

Thomas Elliott's father was George Elliott of Virginia. George Elliott's birth year is currently unknown. The Elliott family has indicated that George Elliott migrated from England to Virginia in about 1760. George Elliott died, along with his oldest son, on 11 September 1777 at the Revolutionary War Battle of Brandywine. Family tradition has it that after George Elliott was killed, Tories harassed Thomas Elliott's mother and family. Thomas Elliott killed two Tories, presumably those who harassed his family. He then moved his mother, younger brothers and sisters to safety in South Carolina. There he joined General Frances Marion's Brigade. Thomas Elliott was a lieutenant in the militia and aide-de-camp to General Marion [the "Swamp Fox"] from 3 July 1781 to 14 December 1782." - (Source: Note 1408, Unwanted Patience and Fortitude, Francis Marion's Orderly Book, by Patrick O'Kelley, Page 699, Infinity Publishing, 1094 New Haven St, West Conshohocken, PA. 19428, 2006 and Family Records.)

Thomas Elliott married a woman named Elizabeth Mayers (Myers) in South Carolina or Georgia. In the marriage record of Thomas Elliott's son, Willis, to Abagaile Leberge on 18 November 1824 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, Willis Elliott lists his parents as Thomas Elliott and Elizabeth Mayers. Thomas Elliott would have been in his mid to late twenties when he married Elizabeth Mayers.

The Succession of Thomas Elliott's will is dated July 18, 1809. It states, "the deceased left three heirs, to-wit; Willis, Edward, and William Elliott, from fourteen to sixteen years old." Thus Thomas Elliott's three surviving boys were born in 1793, 1794, and 1795. They were born in the portion of Warren County, Georgia, that was to become Jefferson County, Georgia. Willis Elliott was born in 1793 and died in 1860; Edward Elliott was born in 1794 and it is uncertain when he died; William David Elliott was born on 1 February 1795 in Warren County, Georgia and died on 20 January 1856 in Spring Hill, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

Thomas Elliott was on the 1796 Jefferson County, Georgia, tax rolls in Captain Gray's District. He is listed on Page 5, line item 77, of the Jefferson County tax book. He is shown with 113 acres of land, 100 acres of which was pine land. The next Jefferson County, Georgia, tax list that is currently available is for 1799, and he is not on this tax roll. It is possible that Thomas Elliott and his family left for Spanish West Florida prior to 1799. Also it is possible that his wife died prior to his departure for Spanish West Florida. Thomas Elliott left a Will and Codicil that were made in Spanish West Florida and his estate was probated there. Because West Florida was under the control of Spain in 1805, there had to be translations into Spanish accomplished in order to complete the administration of the estate of Thomas Elliott. When Thomas Elliott died in 1805, we know that he was living in Spanish controlled West Florida, in a portion of "West Florida" in New Feliciana, near a part of what is now Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There is a Spanish record of the administration of his estate, which was translated into English in 1937. Volume 15 of the Index of the Archives of Spanish West Florida shows that the Will of Thomas Elliott and Succession is contained on pages 283 through 291 of the transcriptions from Spanish to English.

We do not know where Thomas Elliott or his wife, Elizabeth Mayers Elliott are buried. We would appreciate additional information.

Family links:
George Elliott (____ - 1777)

Elizabeth Mayers Elliott (1770 - 1805)*

Willis Elliott (1793 - 1860)*
Edward Elliott (1794 - 1862)*
William David Elliott (1795 - 1865)*

*Calculated relationship

Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Burial Location Unknown

Created by: Couch Genealogy
Record added: Jun 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112034922
Added by Deb Elliott on Aug 27, 2014 10:51 AM
Lyle Fulton
RE: Photo of Harriet Fitzgerald grave stone
Glad to have been of some help with this, David. Almost an accident that this stone was found. It is a small, flat stone and was almost completely overgrown with grass and covered with dirt. Would have been so easy to miss it completely.
Added by Lyle Fulton on Mar 31, 2014 9:48 PM
Terry Rasberry
RE: Link Parents
Done! In the future place all requests via the edit button on the memorial.

Added by Terry Rasberry on Feb 11, 2014 5:34 PM
Charlotte Hardamon Coble
RE: Transfer of Administration of Memorials
Please send to me what you want to add and I will be more than happy to accommodate you. The Nash surname is in my family line.....
Added by Charlotte Hardamon Coble on Feb 10, 2014 6:20 PM
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