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Shirley Stewart Milford (#47645504)
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Bio Photo I live in Memphis, TN. Both my parents were born in the area around the very small town of Finger in McNairy County in West Tennessee. I became interested in my ancestors in January 2010, when a church friend sent me an old family photo which was taken about 1892. Her great grandmother was in the picture and she thought one of the younger brothers in the photo might be my grandfather. He was!

The photo was my great-grandparents and their 10 children (before the 11th was born) and all the names had been written on that old photo! That photo really got my attention and I wanted to find more about each one of my grandfather's siblings. Sadly, I did not get to visit with my grandparents very often and I am the only OLD person left in my family : ) so there is no one to remember, no one left to ask questions. So I started researching. I am so thankful someone had the wisdom to write all the names on that old photo. Without those names I would have had no place to start.

It is so important to write names and dates on your photos!! I have tried to do this through the years – regretfully I have missed many and have had to estimate or guess about them. I am in the process of scanning all my pictures to make a ‘family photo journal' CD so each of my children and grandchildren can have a copy. Now I will add our family genealogy records so they will know about their ancestors.

I was excited to learn about Findagrave where I can make lasting memorials to my ancestors so they will not be lost and forever forgotten to the ages. I am thankful for Findagrave and Family Search especially, and all their wonderful volunteers who have helped so much in my research.
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meant to say don't know if they are related.
Added by Sueღ on Dec 17, 2014 7:18 PM
RE: Robert Wesley and Delila Moore
Hi ... Glad I could help ..... on one side of Dillia Moore is Wess Moore and on the other side of her is a Dillie Annie Dixon .. I don't if they are related.
Added by Sueღ on Dec 17, 2014 7:12 PM
Mr. Carothers
RE: William Hodge Davault
Thank you for your kind words. I have heard the sentiment so many times that you expressed about having no one left to ask. I don't either, anymore, so yes, very thankful for starting early. I think the more we all share, the better the chances of all of it making it down to future generations.
Added by Mr. Carothers on Dec 06, 2014 7:31 PM
Diane Gravlee
Crosthwait brothers
Shirley, I have added most of what you sent to the three memorials. I did not add their parents in the bio since they are already listed as linked parents and it is duplication of info. Thanks for your input.
Added by Diane Gravlee on Nov 30, 2014 6:28 PM
David Blewster Knight
RE: CPHM Clarence Brown Latham 56108951
And, it has been done. Thanks. David.
Added by David Blewster Knight on Nov 12, 2014 9:09 PM
Sherry SH
RE: CPHM Clarence Brown Latham 56108951
Hi Shirley,
There is a very good photo of his name on the other Latham's memorial you can see it here # 56122956 ask David Blewster Knight member # 47958606 if he would add his photo to your Clarence's memorial.

It appears that his name is only listed on the tablets of the" missing or buried at sea" and not anywhere else within the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Very rarely will you find someone in both, unless they were able to find and identify remains then they either fly the remains home to family or bury them here in the NMCP.
Added by Sherry SH on Nov 12, 2014 5:45 PM
RE: Oops! Plina Tennessee Corley
Please send me your email address to my email address shown on my contributor's page. Then I can send you a file on Plinea Tennessee Goza Corley.
Added by jbinsure on Nov 11, 2014 8:18 AM
Tony Bryant
RE: Burton Family Cemetery (Montpelier Estate)
The cemetery was not kept up when I was last there and I'm sure it hasn't gotten any better. There were a few stones that had fallen face down, and others that were not readable. Those could be the Williams or the Burtons. The property is privately owned and has had a chain put across the road before you get to the cemetery so I don't think anyone will be able to do more research unless they can track down the current owners and get permission.
Added by Tony Bryant on Nov 09, 2014 3:14 PM
Tony Bryant
RE: Burton Family Cemetery (Montpelier Estate)
I don't know if this will help. The Burton memorial was already set up when I added my memorials. The earliest is Robert Burton added by Bill McKern on 5-24-2007 (maintained by Find-a-grave). Research shows that the cemetery was established while Montpelier was owned by John Williams who died in 1799 and left the estate to Robert & Agatha (Williams) Burton. Samuel Henderson is buried there, he died in 1783, Agatha Burton was buried there in 1847. So it seems even though the stones there carry mostly Burton names that originally the Williams family owned it. The other thought is that since Montpelier was such a large estate that it would have been named for the estate, but I just don't know for sure.
Added by Tony Bryant on Nov 09, 2014 8:48 AM
Jeff DeLaney
Spring Creek (Utley) Cemetery Photos
I will try to get these photos for you some time this week..... I don't live far from there.....

Added by Jeff DeLaney on Nov 05, 2014 8:27 PM
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