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Linda & Joe Richards (#47486036)
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I have been working on my family genealogy only since the spring of 2010. I wish I had started decades ago when I would have been able to gain first-hand information from my parents and grandparents. Now I only have bits and pieces of first-hand information to build on. I have discovered more than I ever thought possible.

I am working on my New York paternal side: Wightwick, Collins, Thornton, Dolan, Sweeney, O'Mahoney.

Also my Mississippi maternal side: Barlow, McWilliams, Thompson, Shepherd, O'Neal, Guynes, Quin, Green, Perryman, Beeson/Beason, Dalrymple and BEYOND.

My husband, Joe, is now interested in finding his ancestors, since I have done a lot of research on his side of the family. That side starts with Richards & Ward in Alabama. It includes: West, Ray, Guy, Hart, Daniels, Parker, Jones, Stuart (or Stewart) and others to be discovered.

Joe will now share this site with me, so that we can work together. I have found Houston County in Alabama to be a treasure chest of information. Other researchers there are the most helpful and are probably related, too.

We also enjoy visiting other cemeteries to take pictures and help others with their family search. We live in Douglas County, GA, so if anyone needs assistance nearby, just contact us.

WE HAVE ADDED MEMORIALS THAT ARE NOT RELATED TO US. We visit cemeteries to take volunteer photos and sometimes add other photos and memorials. We do this especially for family names that we are related to. If you find a memorial that is a direct ancestor or a close family member, you may request a transfer to you. We will do this if you make the request through the edit function, suggest a correction, give your contributor #, and tell us how you are related. We will transfer the memorial if we are not also related. We have taken a lot of photos over the last year and a half that we have not yet added. It is time consuming, but we will add more memorials and photos as time permits.

PLEASE NOTE: The McWilliams Family in Clifton Methodist Churchyard in Panthersville, GA. and family members linked to them have NO KNOWN RELATIONSHIP WITH US. Their son, George W. McWilliams IS NOT the George W. McWilliams whom Linda is descended from.

PHOTOS WE TAKE MAY BE USED FOR FAMILY OR GENEALOGY PURPOSES ONLY (NO COMMERCIAL USE.) WE WOULD APPRECIATE JUST SHOWING ON THE PHOTO "COURTESY OF LINDA & JOE RICHARDS." As other photo volunteers know, finding these cemeteries and the graves in them is time-consuming and hard work, as well as the process of adding them to findagrave; therefore, just acknowledge that we provided them. Thank you.
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Greg
RE: Perdues in Ward Cemetery
Yes use what you need
Added by Greg on May 01, 2015 3:16 PM
Linda Thompson
RE: Photos of memorials
Yes, of course you may use my photos taken at Greenwood Cemetery. So glad they have meaning for your family.
Linda Thompson
Added by Linda Thompson on Apr 27, 2015 4:00 PM
Cathie Bailey
RE: Photos of memorials
That's fine. I love hearing from people that can use the photos I've added. This website has been such a blessing in finding answers to my family puzzles. Be blessed! =0)
Added by Cathie Bailey on Apr 27, 2015 3:09 PM
RBrown
Memorial# 106216709
Andrew Wilson Kelly
Birth 31 Aug 1825 in Darlington, Darlington, South Carolina, United States
Death 12 Jul 1881 Georgia, USA

Memorial# 106216511
Elizabeth J. Pitts Kelly
wife of 2nd great grand uncle
Birth 28 Sept 1826 in South Carolina, USA
Death 05 Sep 1899 iGeorgia, USA

Memorial# 106216451
SON - Newton C Kelly
Birth 5 Sept 1857 in Georgia, USA
Death 18 Mar 1887 in Carroll, Georgia, USA

Explanation of headstone initials

Thanks for your dedication
Added by RBrown on Apr 11, 2015 9:46 AM
Mary
Linda & Joe,
Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter Sunday.

Mary
Added by Mary on Apr 04, 2015 9:39 PM
Karen M. Freeman
William Blanton Stewart
Hi Linda & Joe,

RE: Find A Grave Memorial # 86135948 - SGT William Blanton Stewart, Sr.

Last line of his bio. reads: "More bio to be added." If you have more info. to share, I'd love to read it and possibly learn something that may help me complete the SAR Application for my husband who is a descendant of William B. Stewart.

Thank you,
Karen M. Freeman
Cherry Log, GA
04-04-2015
Added by Karen M. Freeman on Apr 04, 2015 10:12 AM
Deborah Wall
Curtis King
Good morning. I seen that you have posted a headstone picture for Curtis King who is in the King Family cemetery in Ohio. Do you know why he is the only one in that cemetery? Thank you in advance for your time.
Added by Deborah Wall on Apr 04, 2015 7:47 AM
Donell Mills
Isaac Hart.
I deleted the duplicate memorial, thanks for catching it and letting me know.
Added by Donell Mills on Mar 30, 2015 11:22 AM
Memory Keeper
RE: Photos of memorials
Hello, yes, you may use the photos. I have sent you a private message via email. If you do not mind letting me know, I am curious which you want to use. I always imagine the people of the memorials I took photos of and linking them to a family gives me satisfaction. Thanks!
Added by Memory Keeper on Mar 17, 2015 12:20 PM
Beth Ivie-Allen
memorial for Jonathan Williams #17965907
If you will, please click on the name posted under each photo on Jonathan's memorial and ask the person who posted the photo their permission to add their photos to your family tree.

Most sincerely;
Beth
Added by Beth Ivie-Allen on Mar 11, 2015 9:55 PM
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