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Linda & Joe Richards (#47486036)
 member for 5 years, 1 month, 16 days
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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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Cathie Bailey
RE: Quin Family Tombstones
Please feel free. I'm always happy to hear that I've been able to connect family to their family members and loved ones through taking pictures of headstones. It has helped me to answer many questions I've had when others have assisted me. Be blessed and happy hunting. =0)
Added by Cathie Bailey on Apr 29, 2016 3:56 PM
rick myers
Tolliever Thompson
Name changed and bio added
Added by rick myers on Apr 13, 2016 1:41 PM
Elaine E Nystrom (nee Krawchuk)
RE: Anton Zerr
If you have clicked the "request photo" on the memorial, there may be someone in Regina who will post a photo of the headstone.
Added by Elaine E Nystrom (nee Kra... on Apr 13, 2016 9:53 AM
K&V Grammer
RE: Narvle & Elizabeth Barlow
One of our distant cousins, Lora Beth Barlow Wright has written a book about the Barlow family. The info is from her book.
Added by K&V Grammer on Apr 08, 2016 3:44 AM
Elaine E Nystrom (nee Krawchuk)
RE: Anton Zerr
If there is not one on the Find A Grave memorial page, then no I do not have a picture.

I have entered many memorials online. Can you give me his memorial # and cemetery and I can possibly go out and take a photo for you. There are quite a few Anton Zerr memorials.

Added by Elaine E Nystrom (nee Kra... on Apr 01, 2016 9:36 AM
Tamara Maddan
RE: Wiley Howell
2nd cousin twice removed.
Added by Tamara Maddan on Mar 25, 2016 1:51 PM
Kate Ledbetter
Good Morning,
Daniel Jones and Mary "Polly" Hart Jones are my 2X grandparents.

Rueben Hart and Nancy Ann Rigdon Hart are my 3X grandparents.

I note that Joe is from this line. I have been trying to find out who Nancy Ann's father was. Initially, and still today, I have Beaver Rigdon as her father. I have seen other records that indicate William or George Rigdon could perhaps, be her father.

Would appreciate any inforrmation you could direct me too.

Thank you for the time you have obviously spent taking photos and searching for the valuable information provided by Find A Grave.

Thank you,
Katherine Jones Ledbetter
Added by Kate Ledbetter on Dec 31, 2015 8:59 AM
RhondaPattonWathen & children
Felix Grundy Quin
Just letting you know that today I photographed the tombstone of your distant relative Felix who is the son of Josephus Robertson Quin.
Added by RhondaPattonWathen & chil... on Dec 12, 2015 5:21 PM
Jennifer Eckman
RE: Thompson
Hi Linda,

I see that we have spoken before. Although we are not showing any shared DNA on gedmatch, we can find that we are sharing on Chr 1 when we reduce the threshold to 600/6 .

My best estimation is that the DNA we are shown to share on GedMatch will be down the Rice or Key line, rather than Thompson or Beeson line.

Obviously, the algorithm is different on Ancestry. We are definitely in the same circle for the Thompson family. I haven't had my DNA tested with Ancestry, but my mother has: Bonnie S.

Added by Jennifer Eckman on Nov 30, 2015 11:08 PM
Jennifer Eckman
Hi Linda,

I believe I am your cousin through the Thompson/Jolly line. In addition, I would not be surprised if I were your Beeson/Beason cousin as well.

Here is a link to my mother's Thompson Lineage:

Best Regards,
Added by Jennifer Eckman on Aug 05, 2015 4:37 PM
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