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Mike & Nancy Ridgdill (#47585642)
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Bio Photo My philosophy about F/G is really simple. Treat me like you want yourself to be treated. Very simple. If I see a memorial that I'd like to have transferred to me, I'll simply ask for it. Likewise, if you see a memorial I've submitted that you'd like to have transferred to you, just ask for it. I could care less if the person is related to you, or not. If you want it, and there's no reason for me to keep it, you can have it. It's just that simple. I do this because I love it. A lot of people just don't have the time to do this. In reality, I have no connection to at least 90% of the memorials I submit. I submit them because no one else has.

Like all of us, there are some memorials I won't transfer. But, the only time I won't transfer a memorial is when the person is in one of my direct ancestry lines, my aunts, uncles, a few cousins, and a handful of friends I hold dear to my heart. As for the information I post, feel free to use any info I submit. You do not need my permission. That's why I put it on here in the first place.

If I request a memorial to be transferred to me, it is usually a direct ancestor, or a very close aunt, uncle, or cousin. On rare occasions, I may even request a memorial of a very dear friend. The only deviation from this is that from time to time I may request the memorial transfer of a Confederate soldier, if it's apparent the soldier is probably not related to the submitter. But, no matter who's memorial I request, I always stipulate, "unless this person is your relative." However, if you don't want to make the transfer, at least give me a good reason why you won't. But, please, don't completely ignore me. That's just being rude.

And, please, if you're going to take the time to create a new cemetery, make sure you have the correct name, provide the complete address, accurate written directions, and the correct map. It doesn't take much time, and can ensure future submissions are added to the right cemeteries.

Otherwise, I have been researching my family genealogy for over thirty years. I have published three books so far, Confederate Graves of Emanuel County, Georgia, in 2009, a color edition of the book in 2010, and The Ridgdill Genealogy, in 2011. All are available online.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Olivia Williamson Braddy
Wiley C. Mayo
I meant Mayo Cemetery, not Wiley.
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on May 10, 2016 12:16 PM
Olivia Williamson Braddy
Wiley C. Mayo
Mike, I have conflicting information about where Wiley's body was reburied. I have on his homeplace, which I assume is the Wiley Cemetery, Johnson County, on Findagrave, but I also have New Home Church cemetery, which I think is where he's listed in the Among the Tombstones book. Can you help?
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on May 10, 2016 12:15 PM
Frank Rinesmith
RE: PFC John Kenneth Powers
I was glad to do it. Thanks for coming back at me. Best I could do on his marker. Cleaned it with wet rag only. I enhanced it, but still doesn't have a nice appearance. I may have gone to school with him. Went to Bo. Co. High School with a Powers who quit school and joined the military who was later killed in action. His girlfriend at the time was Eunice Carpenter, who had a hard time coping with his death. Anything else I can do for you, let me know. Have a great day.
Added by Frank Rinesmith on Apr 30, 2016 9:46 AM
Manda C
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. It was a great help. I'm still trying to link Exelina with documentation. I saw that you made a comment on the memorial of her mother Rachel also. Do you know which records link them? DAR applications list Robert, Henry, and Hettie. I'd love to link Exelina. My email is stayathomelibrarian at gmail dot com. I would appreciate any information you have.
Added by Manda C on Apr 11, 2016 5:27 PM
Manda C
Exelina Williams
I saw that she was the 2nd wife of your great grandfather, and I wondered if you had any additional information on her? Thanks so much!

Added by Manda C on Apr 10, 2016 5:37 PM
Teresa Bruton
John and Anna Shepard
Thank you for adding and sharing your information about John and Anna Dillard Shepard. I have been trying to untangle some of the various birth dates, marriage dates and birth places for this couple. I descend through both their son Samuel ( and their daughter Anna.

I made a page without a picture of a tombstone and received a message from someone threatening to report me for posting to Find A Grave without a photo. I thought this should not be a problem and just wanted to link some graves of family members together. Glad that you were able to post because the information is helpful.

Thanks again for taking the time to share.

Added by Teresa Bruton on Apr 01, 2016 2:11 PM
charlie brown
RE: Jenkins Cemetery, Canoochee
mr b johnson own the property where it is(he has pasted away)
when the jenkins owned the property starting in the 1850's they started burying people there.
when mr johnson was a small child in the early 1900's
he remembered going to services with his parents on this spot.
years later he purchased the property,that was planted in corn.there was no sign of a cemetery
so he took it upon his self to mark the the spot with a granite marker and kept it up till his death.his grandson does it now.
it is off mt olivet church rd to the left on sand lane rd.go about 1000 ft down sand lane the cemetery is on the can not be seen from the cousion lacy frye who lived in millen found it in the 90's.he to has passed away.
i have photos of the marker but find a grave said it was not a good enough picture .i plan on my next trip to put up a small sign marking it on sand lane
needless to say it was a great find for my family
thanks for the interest!!!
Added by charlie brown on Jan 11, 2016 6:02 PM
Clint Robinson
Jonathan Coleman
Your note should be
Note: Son of Charles Coleman Sr & Mrs Rachael Coleman. Charles and Rachael children: Charles Jr, Patience, Sarah, Jonathan Sr.

If anyone would like to dispute this, my email is (I am a biological Coleman named after stepdad)
Added by Clint Robinson on Dec 13, 2015 7:05 PM
Clint Robinson
Jonathan Coleman
His profile has Jonathan Sr and Jonathan Jr mixed up a little:

Jonathan Jr (1763-1841) married Mary Polly Walker (1767-?)
Child: 1 Sarah (1806-?) married William Bishop
Child: 2 Matthew (1807-?) married Rachel Scarboro
Child: 3 Rachel (1809-?)
Child: 4 Lindsey (1811-?) married Eliza Caroline Pritchard and then Hetty M Green
Child: 5 Elisha (1813-?) married Matilda Hall
Child: 6 Demricas (1815-?)

We have a DNA surname group for all the Colemans with 193 members. Of those 193, our set of Colemans have 13 male members who have tested their y-DNA. If any others wish to join, the website is:
Added by Clint Robinson on Dec 13, 2015 6:48 PM
Clint Robinson
Jonathan Coleman
I understand, thank you for your timely response. I would like to request an update on his profile then. I have done more up to date research on him and his sons. The "Colemanac" and family bible have been proven wrong. With documentation and DNA we have been able to correct these errors.

what we have so far:
Jonathan Coleman Sr (1743-1825) had 2 wives:
1- Keziah Price (1740-1778)
Child: 1 Jonathan Jr (1763-1841)
Child: 2 Jesse (1764-1839)
Child: 3 Jacob (1765-1838)
Child: 4 Charles (1771-1831)
2- Amelia Pittman (1766-1839)
Child: 5 Rev Elisha Coleman (1789-1876)

I can send you the documents if you wish.
Added by Clint Robinson on Dec 13, 2015 6:41 PM
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