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I've been researching my family for about 15 years, starting with my maternal grandparents. They were born in Campbell County, Tennessee and migrated by covered wagon to Oklahoma. |
As we all know, families separate, moving on to distant locations. Find A Grave enables us to link families together in these cyber cemeteries, thanks to hundreds of volunteer memorial creators and photographers. As you can see on this profile, I have only created half of the memorials I manage. The rest of them were graciously transferred to me by those who originally created memorials for my family and to them I am deeply grateful.
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 interred. 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.
Find A Grave statement regarding headstones:
How do I clean a headstone or grave marker?
Unless you are related to the interred on the headstone in question, DO NOT do anything to the headstone. By related, this does not mean, for example, if you are a third cousin three times removed.
Gravestones should never be cleaned with anything but water and a soft brush. Slate gravestones from the Revolutionary era and Pre-revolutionary era are best left alone due to their delicate nature and tendency to erode.
Never apply bleach, ammonia, shaving cream, chalk, flour, baking soda, cornstarch, firm pressure or use anything abrasive.
Do not post photos of recently chalked or shaving-creamed headstones.
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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|Gail Hinton Seward||History Lesson|
Janet, I just wanted to thank you for the history you supplied for Peter Pierce #7886486 & his wife, Margaret Leach #50833155 & dau: Alice Dossett / Parrott #91464019, which is where I become related through her husband Wm.....
This history was so interesting & much more personal than we ever learned in school.....I have learned more about the Civil War, WWI & WWII since I have been researching on Ancestry & now Find A Grave connecting burial sites for relatives is even more enlightening.....
Gail Hinton Seward #49691204
|claflin||RE: John Weir Rogers #34823040|
sorry janet, but I have had a stroke. I
can't get around right now to photograph.
Added by claflin on Jun 14, 2014 10:25 AM
|Carla McClasky||John Deck|
My husband and I walked section 24 looking for John Deck in Forest Hill. I could not find him. I found John and Janet. Is he suppose to be buried by them? I will have to have someone from Forest Hill help me next time I am there.
|Sarah Locklin Taylor||RE: Texas Obituaries|
Yes, they were online and I failed to give credit to where I got them when I posted them.
They are at:
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a table of contents "Alpha Table".
You can remove the "S" - that indicates whether there may be a stone or not. Still need the other. Waiting (since March) now for F/G to send me a download. Once I get that....the notes won't be necessary anymore. Thanks! Kim
|J F-B||RE: Florien Deck # 76581587|
Thank you for that. When I am at the cemetery again I will search the area for that specific gravestone. By the shadows and other indicators in the image, the marker must be facing west.
It's possible the plot designation we have is in error since we don't have the original records. And even if we did have those records, many of the plot designations changed over the years depending on the sexton. It makes a real challenge trying to find exactly where some gravestones are.
But it certainly looks like a fairly recent image so I'll do my best to locate it.
Added by J F-B on Aug 10, 2013 12:09 PM
|sandra stuckey||RE: Sallie Butler|
Hi Janet, I've been thinking about you and when we would talk again. I found that picture just recently by comparing your pictures already there. I didn't know who it was before hand. Thank you the same! It needs to be darkened some. Please email me so we can talk ok. email@example.com
|Larry & Edie Doepel||Obituaries|
Thank you so much for the obits! I've got them put up, and I hope they help someone out someday.
You're an angel! Thank you for everything you do.
|Dale Free||William Ozburn's parents|
Hi Janet, you requested photos of a headstone(s) for William Ozburn's parents, Henry and Amanda, at Virgil Cemetery. I found a number of Ozburns and Osburns, but nothing for Henry and Amanda. I will tell you, however, that many of the stones are badly weathered and completely illegible, so they may be there. I just can't pinpoint them. Sorry.
|Dale Free||Isaac T. Ozburn|
I have uploaded a photo of Isaac's headstone. I also found headstones for a wife of Isaac named Susanah and for a daughter named Cynthia. I will upload those.
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