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Janet (#47382364)
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I've been researching my family since about 1998, starting with my maternal grandparents. They were born in Campbell County, Tennessee and migrated by covered wagon to Oklahoma.

I have tried to restrict my memorials to my direct paternal and maternal family lines, the grandparents of various degrees. Then somehow some aunts and uncles of various degrees were included, then a few cousins, then . . .

Of course, Find A Grave requires that we know where are ancestors are buried in order to create memorials on this web site, thus, the further we go back the fewer memorials we each have because we do not know where those early ancestors are. However, there are known burial locations for at least two of my ancestors that go waaaaay, way back. You might want to visit their memorials:
William and Matilda . They are my 28th great grandparents on my paternal grandmother's side of the family. When you get back that far, you have a LOT of cousins.


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I invite researchers of East Tennessee to the memorial for Peter Graham Fulkerson . The name P.G. Fulkerson is probably more familiar. P.G. was a farmer, lawyer, judge and district attorney general who also had an interest in history and genealogy. He created brief records, perhaps a paragraph or two, of some of the early settlers of Claiborne County. As he created for some of my ancestors, his memorial is my brief record, a paragraph or two, of The Honorable Peter Graham Fulkerson.

Take time to follow the link on his memorial to his answers to The Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaires.

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RE: Parrott/Dossett
This is an area that my Cousin researched and even did a paper for a college class on and right now she is busy with taxes and such so the most that I got I believe was that it started with a Calvin Dossett that later became Calvin Parrott. I will try to find out more for you soon.
Terry Overbey McDaniel
Added by Terry on Feb 01, 2016 12:13 AM
RE: Parrott/Dossett
Well that is where some of my Parrott's are from so we maybe on to something here. I still have not ran into anything on Dossett but I will check with another Parrott Cousin and see what she has come across.
Added by Terry on Jan 31, 2016 1:22 AM
Larry & Edie Doepel
RE: Parrott/Lindsay
You are very welcome!

Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on Jan 27, 2016 12:36 PM
RE: Parrott/Dossett
no I am sorry I have not heard of any family having the name Dossett then going to Parrott. What area is this that your Dossett/Parrott from?
Added by Terry on Jan 26, 2016 10:05 PM
Ruth (Hickman) Wicks
RE: Polly Howe Cage
Thank you so much for the kind words.

You are most welcome for Polly's memorial being created.

Added by Ruth (Hickman) Wicks on Jan 17, 2016 3:05 PM
Larry & Edie Doepel
RE: Franny Green
Merry Christmas!!

Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on Dec 22, 2015 12:39 PM
Larry & Edie Doepel
RE: Turner 11625709
You are such a sweetie! I've had such a good time doing this...I'm willing to bet I get more from it than ya'll do! LOL


Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on Dec 08, 2015 6:13 PM
Bruce D. Rutherford
William Lane
Yes, it is hard at times deciding which date to use. I had one from that same cemetery the other day were they carved a 5 and then later a 7 or "vv". I searched for a long time trying to decide which one was correct.
Added by Bruce D. Rutherford on Oct 21, 2015 4:26 AM
C. Koty
RE: Frank E Pierce
You're very welcome.
Added by C. Koty on Oct 02, 2015 4:21 PM
BJ Shuey Schulz
RE: Levi Lee (128847770)
Thank you for the info!!
Added by BJ Shuey Schulz on Oct 02, 2015 4:01 PM
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