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Burgess Donnelly (#47214861)
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Bio Photo I now live in Indiana but was born in Walton County, Georgia.

On my maternal side, family names include Burgess, Elder, Michael, Fambrough, Lowe and Maxey - primarily in Walton, Oconee, Clarke, Oglethorpe and Greene Counties in Georgia. The families arrived in America before the Revolution. I have several books covering those families and am happy to do look-ups.

My parvenu paternal side arrived from Ireland in the 1850s and 1860s, settling in Harrison, Hudson County, New Jersey. Surnames include Donnelly, Hughes, Casey, McGarrity and Holleran.

I would be happy to help with research in my local area and exchange information about family connections.

With a very few exceptions, I am happy to transfer any memorial not of my direct family line. The exceptions are a few very close friends or family members with a special connection.

A message including the word "please" will receive a much better reception.

I owe many thanks to the FindAGrave photo volunteers who have so kindly assisted in the compilation of the history of my family lines.

Happy searching and enjoy the chase!

P S If you ask for my help, but have your messages disabled, it is impossible for me to reply. God gave you a brain, please put it to use.

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Ron Meyers
RE: Thomas Halleran Holleran
My pleasure!
Added by Ron Meyers on Aug 21, 2016 11:04 AM
Cemetery Girl
Brown Cemetery - Oconee Co., GA
Dear Mr. Donnelly

I am helping a Boy Scout and his Dad with his Eagle project and I have been taking him to Cemeteries in Oconee County. I have not been to the Brown Cemetery - but that is one that is on his list. I saw that you had posted pictures for Brown Cemetery - and I was wondering if you could please assist us in locating it. Thank you!! Nancy Bedell
Added by Cemetery Girl on Aug 01, 2016 5:27 PM
Al Jones
Ellen D. McRee Burger
Hi Burgess. This lady #101607013 was born an Elder and married John Franklin McRee first. He died in 1869, two years after they were married. I noticed you have her maiden name as McRee instead of Elder.
Added by Al Jones on Jun 10, 2016 5:55 PM
Jamie Vernon
RE: Annie Schoeller Neese Hale
You're welcome! :)
Added by Jamie Vernon on May 29, 2016 7:58 PM
RE: Thank you SO MUCH for correcting mother/spouse error
You're welcome--I couldn't fix that one fast enough :)
Added by MrsB on Apr 26, 2016 7:21 PM
RE: Thank you SO MUCH for correcting mother/spouse error
You're welcome, Ann. We all work together on this.
Added by MrsB on Apr 26, 2016 1:25 PM
Thank you SO MUCH for correcting mother/spouse error
I appreciate your taking the time to contact me. The Cefrey's are linked correctly now.
Added by MrsB on Apr 26, 2016 12:20 PM
Burgess and Ann
Transferred. I know you will take very good care of and it will be available for updates when the time comes. If there are any others that I have that you would like, please just ask. As long as they are not my family, I have no problem w/ transferring outside of guidelines for most people. I took over management of about 6000 memorials from Bud to care for and transfer to family when they searched for them. He wanted family to have, but knew his time was limited. He did so much for find a grave. Bud was a GREAT man w/ such a FANTASTIC attitude. Miss him a lot! I only hope I can be somewhat close to his attitude. Have a GOOD day!!
Added by 48069415 on Apr 26, 2016 8:18 AM
Ginny Dunaway Young
Mrs. R.J. Lowe
Hi Burgess,

I just sent a couple of historical newspaper articles that you might want to post on the memorial page for Mrs. R.J. Lowe (Caroline Cochran Lowe). These articles are summarized and full citation information is provided for both articles. They fall within the guidelines for the posting of obituaries on It's my personal feeling that obituaries add so much to the memorial page. I was a librarian for 30 years and now happily have time for genealogy.
Thanks very much for the work you do with findagrave.
Kindest regards,
Added by Ginny Dunaway Young on Apr 16, 2016 11:27 AM
Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
Kate Howell
Thanks for the information - Why don't you scan the documents that you have and add them to her page. I think others would love to see what you have on her.
Added by Judy K. Brantley/Wilson on Apr 06, 2016 2:02 PM
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