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Merf (#47064479)
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I live just blocks from Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, FL. It's beautiful, and I'd be happy to take a photo if one is needed. I LOVE going to the cemetery!

I have been actively photographing and documenting the older sections of Greenwood. I am currently going through all their records to make sure we get everyone on findagrave.

I'll gladly transfer management of memorials upon request, no matter what your relation (unless they are my relatives - but I will transfer a relative to a direct descendant if I am not one). I create every memorial with the hope that their family will find them. Every transfer request I receive makes me know its worth it.

Please let me know if you find any errors or I've duplicated a memorial, I'll fix it! It's so important to have dates correct and names properly spelled - but we all make mistakes, and sometimes the markers are very difficult to read.

Feel free to use my photos (with credit to me - Merf works) for your personal genealogical project. My photos are of public places, and of no artistic (I can guarantee that!) merit. I don't believe I "own" a simple snapshot of someone else's grave marker. I volunteer here to SHARE and to make sure memorials are as accurate as possible. HOWEVER, photos of people - such as my relatives that I have posted...I do require permission prior to use or visible credit to me and that they came from findagrave.

My mother and I are researching our family who settled in Lee, Phillips and Monroe County, Arkansas.

In particular, we are desperately searching for parents and siblings of Thomas Trotter Bonner, who settled in Spring Creek, AR. He married Elizabeth Shackelford Bonner in 1834 in Marengo Co., AL.

Current projects:

Assisting my mom and the Annie H. Darracott UDC Chapter out of Lakeland, Polk Co, FL in the documentation of Confederate Veterans.

Completing FAG entries for Greenwood Cemetery using various sources including cemetery records and undertaker records. I'm only concentrating on the lettered, older sections.

Would REALLY appreciate ANY information on Daniel M Bonner (b. 1789), son of Col. Thomas Bonner and Margaret Jones. We think he's the father of our "brick wall" person based on DNA testing.

Family surnames: Allen, Allred, Bonner, Coble, Estes, Gaines, Garrison, Gearhart, Gower, Hale, Harris, Higginbotham, McGee, Mauney/Mooney, Ottertail, Raymer, Redditt, Waldron, Walker, Whitfield
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Stephanie C
Thank You
Thank you Merf for finding that Verta's grave was unmarked. Really, really appreciate the extra care and time you took for the family.

Take good care,
Stephanie C
Added by Stephanie C on Jan 22, 2017 12:02 PM
Ken Root Jr.
RE: Finehart/Tracy
John Tracy and Jennie Finehart are brother and sister.
Added by Ken Root Jr. on Jan 22, 2017 11:17 AM
Ken Root Jr.
Tracy Family
Sorry Previous message I said Haynes I meant Tracy.
Added by Ken Root Jr. on Jan 21, 2017 6:07 PM
Ken Root Jr.
RE: Jennie Finehart - Greenwood, Orlando
Thanks for the info. Do you have anymore info on the other people buried in same plot? John Haynes, Mrs John Haynes?
Added by Ken Root Jr. on Jan 21, 2017 6:04 PM
W. Smith
RE: Funeral Home Records
Happy New Year!! I may find a few more of these for you. I stumbled across the list in Tri-County Journal while looking for something else entirely. It covers several pages, so I've got a ways to go. The weather is keeping me indoors, though. Wish I was in Florida.
Added by W. Smith on Jan 16, 2017 8:39 AM
Patricia Moore
RE: Walter Horton #45052085
LOL I have seen markers in a cemetery where they weren't buried but just because they were well known in the community. I will see what I can find out. Thanks, Pat
Added by Patricia Moore on Jan 05, 2017 11:10 AM
Patricia Moore
Walter Horton #45052085
He appears in Evergreen Cemetery burial records. I will have to check and make sure it is not another Walter Horton.
Added by Patricia Moore on Jan 05, 2017 11:03 AM
Thank you!
Added by stark on Jan 04, 2017 1:48 PM
RE: Trying to correct records
What sources do you want?

This is in regards to four headstones.

There is only one Joel Calvin Strickland buried in Greenwood Cemetary. That is my brother. He was the first born son of my mother Maryann Blakely Strickland and Joel C Strickland III born in Germany. My father, grandfather, and great grandfather are all Joel C Strickland (Sr, Jr. and III) The C is an initial only it does not stand for Calvin.

In fact my oldest living brother is Joel C Strickland IV and his son is the Joel C Strickland V. My parents added Calvin for the purpose of having another son that could carry on the name Joel C. Strickland.

Please correct the information for all four graves in your file. Each headstone is correct not the assumptions that were made based off of Joel Calvin Strickland being Joel C Strickland IV.
Added by stark on Jan 04, 2017 1:40 PM
Trying to correct records
I have attempted to edit the records on this site for my family and it was rejected. There are four corrections that need to be made. How can I get this correction made?

Added by stark on Jan 04, 2017 1:32 PM
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