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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.

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.

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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Charles Eugene Kennedy
A bazillion thank you(s)!!!

I so appreciate you taking the time to find/post this. He was my great aunt's husband. He died well before I even met her.
Added by MamaHicks on Sep 16, 2014 2:11 PM
Altha Pickrell Furtick
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! I appreciate all of your efforts. Finally an answer about Altha.

A question for you: Do you know of any obituary volunteers in the Orange County Area? I would like to avoid paying the price the library charges for obituaries. I am hoping it will give me more information about Altha's family. Do you know of a web site or anything along that line?

Thanks A bunch for all you do.

Added by Flaghead on Sep 14, 2014 7:02 PM
RE: Farabee - Greenwood, Orlando
Thank you so much for taking the time to find out all the information and taking a photo of the area for me. I really appreciate the hard work you did!
Added by Find-a-GraveTRP on Sep 13, 2014 3:20 AM
RE: Altha Furtick
Thanks for checking for me.
Added by Flaghead on Sep 10, 2014 4:35 PM
Genealogy Bug Kate
Una Nadine Allen
Thanks for the transfer!
Added by Genealogy Bug Kate on Sep 07, 2014 7:27 PM
Eva Robb
RE: Gower
Matthew gower is my 3x grandfather
Added by Eva Robb on Sep 06, 2014 5:53 PM
Betty Jo
When you finish the Carey Hand records (and run out of things to do), you may want to look at our CFGS book "Orlando Deaths 1910-1922", published a few years ago. I'm now finishing the second volume, which includes 1922-1929. There are more Greenwood burials listed than we have stones or records for.
Added by Betty Jo on Sep 05, 2014 7:04 PM
Ricky Wooden
Lucille Oglesby
Thank you very much for answering my photo request and doing it so quickly Ricky Wooden
Added by Ricky Wooden on Sep 05, 2014 3:31 PM
Eva Robb
RE: Gower
Added by Eva Robb on Sep 04, 2014 8:45 PM
Eva Robb
Do u know where Susannah is buried?
She was married to Matthew 1762-1853 he is buried in the gower cemetery.
Thank u eva
Added by Eva Robb on Sep 04, 2014 8:23 PM
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