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Janet (#47382364)
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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.

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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Luella Hinrichsen
RE: Minnie Pope
This is probably from her death record and her real given name, I bet her stone has Minnie!
Added by Luella Hinrichsen on Aug 03, 2015 10:17 AM
Luella Hinrichsen
Minnie Pope
:) That is a doozy alright, I can see Wilhelmina, but always wonder if there has been a typing error when I see some of them. This is what is on the cemetery record, is it right? Your guess is as good as mine!
Added by Luella Hinrichsen on Jul 31, 2015 4:21 PM
don sanford
RE: Monday Cemetery, Union County, TN
I have updated Monday Cemetery with what info i have found. If you would like me to check Claiborne County and Union County Cemetery books for your Monday family, send me names, and dates and i will gladly check for you. Email is
Added by don sanford on Jun 28, 2015 4:11 PM
Judy Curnell
Thank you
Janet, Thank you for visiting Church. Judy
Added by Judy Curnell on May 11, 2015 4:43 AM
Barb Huff
RE: Shelby County Indiana web site
I am glad that I was help to you with memorials. I Love Genealogy and have been doing it for 35 years. So many people through the years have been so helpful to me and this is my way of paying it forward.

Added by Barb Huff on May 05, 2015 6:44 PM
Holly Bonorden Jentsch
RE: Clinton Monroe Pierce
Thank you for adding, etc! God Bless!
Added by Holly Bonorden Jentsch on Apr 27, 2015 3:41 PM
Della Phillips Harper
RE: Smith Cemetery
You are welcome. Some stones you could barely read, went by dates and partial names. It is a beautiful old cemetery on private property that is well maintained. I was totally surprised. Expected it to be out in the woods and overgrown.
Added by Della Phillips Harper on Apr 06, 2015 1:06 AM
Vicki Harris
RE: Pierces in Sand Grove
Sorry Janet! I forgot to send. I will try to remember this evening, as they are on my laptop at home.
Added by Vicki Harris on Mar 26, 2015 11:13 AM
Robert Pierce
RE: Pierces
thank you :)

No I haven't done the genealogy thing for long now.
I know for certain my father is Owen Jr. ;)
He's positive his dad is Owen Sr. and his Grandfather was Jesse.

And Jesse has been the hiccup. I've found enough census info and children's birth certificates to be relatively sure of him and that his wife was Sarah Frances Hanks. But (online) I haven't yet located his actual birth record or even his death or where he's buried.

Based on Census info, birthday april 1876 in Illinois. and death about 1928 +/- 2 years.

My father will soon be sending me what information and paperwork he has

Added by Robert Pierce on Mar 26, 2015 10:53 AM
Robert Pierce
Hi Janet. I've seen some of your memorials, and looking for Pierces. Robert F. Is my great-great grandfather (I believe).

Robert F. -> Jesse M. -> Owen Sr -> Owen Jr. -> Me.
I'm positive my G.Grandfather was named Jesse. Not 100% on the jump from him to Robert F.
Any insight you can give would be appreciated. I'm already in contact with descendants from Homer but that's all I've found so far.
Added by Robert Pierce on Mar 26, 2015 7:56 AM
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