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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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sandra evans
Raphael Mott, infant.
Thank you for finding my brothers resting place. He was born two years before me but our Mother talked about him often, especially at Christmas. My Mother called him Sandy and I guess that is why I was named Sandra. Sandy was my name growing up. I'm sure she was comforted by that and as an adult, it was an honor for me.

Thank you on behalf of my Mom, Mamie Lucille Mott, 1924-2008
Added by sandra evans on Oct 16, 2016 3:56 PM
Traci Hall
Alba Tyndall Hall Sr
Hi Merc -

Thank you for posting my grandparents resting place! I live in California and am unable to visit as I would like. Please transfer their site to me.

I appreciate you and your efforts to connect love ones!

God bless you!
Added by Traci Hall on Oct 16, 2016 10:08 AM
Bert Long
Thank you very much for taking the picture of Bert Long's headstone. It is greatly appreciated!
Added by Penny on Oct 11, 2016 6:44 PM
Ruth Bass-Burgess
RE: Marvell
It's good to hear from you. It felt really good to walk the cemetery talking to all the people there...(that are interred there :)) Every time I found someone on the list, I said out loud, "THERE YOU ARE!) HA! Makes you wonder if they laughed too!
I'll keep getting out there to get the rest & I'm working with Joe Kemmer to get ALL the folks out there on Find a Grave with pictures. I took a WONDERFUL FREE Cemetery restoration workshop on how to clean headstones with a product called D2. It's the only product that NATIONAL MONUMENTS are cleaned with. It's AMAZING!!! I cleaned Stanford S. Lacy's Woodmen of the World memorial headstone. It turned out so well, Joe wants a gallon!! I'm going to work on my families stones first, but plan on getting to all the stones from worst on up in the next few years. Hopefully, we'll get some help from the community & some grants eventually.:) Thanks again for interest in your genealogy! Ruth
Added by Ruth Bass-Burgess on Oct 11, 2016 8:07 AM
Ms. Liz
Tim Jones
Hi! This is Elizabeth Donzella in Oakland Park, FL. I had already created a memorial for Timothy Jones (1333829220, and was wondering if you could possibly cancel yours?, as I had already created a biography. If not, can you confirm whether Tim was buried or cremated? The photo is of a plate, not a headstone. Any info you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Ms. Liz on Oct 02, 2016 10:11 PM
Thanx for the heads-up on the lack of memorial
Added by Adrienne on Sep 27, 2016 1:44 PM
Trish Moore Logan
Charles Moore
Thanks... Not sure why I didn't add their marker before
Added by Trish Moore Logan on Sep 27, 2016 8:20 AM
Shelburn Wilkes
Jack Borling (#155801008)
Thank you for adding the photo to this entry of my neighbor and friend of 45 years. Nice job.
Added by Shelburn Wilkes on Sep 22, 2016 4:28 PM
edward smith
He may have used the spelling Heddens for a while for whatever reason; but he was born Heddings.
Added by edward smith on Sep 22, 2016 12:54 PM
Samuel Pingitore 31831511
Appreciate you taking the time to fulfill my request for photo.
Added by RH on Sep 19, 2016 6:24 PM
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