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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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Adam McCartney
RE: Tombstone Photo for Elizabeth Fairless
Shirley,
The tombstone of "DS Phelan" does appear to have a large portion broken off and I believed when I took the picture that it formerly had a different name at the top of it and stated that it was the spouse of D S Phelan. I believe that you are correct on that. It is located in the back old wing of the cemetery, although not right next to David and Susan Phelan's stone.

I do not know of an online listing for Union. The old Gibson County Cemetery book published by Emily Walker may have it. It is available in various libraries around.

Union is still an active United Methodist Church.
Added by Adam McCartney on Aug 30, 2014 8:04 AM
Amanda Jowers
RE: Grave Marker Photos
You're welcome Shirley!

Yes, we share ancestors. I descend from Parthenia and Robert Bailey via their daughter Flora who married Miles Little. Miles was the son of Jurancy Preslar and her first husband George Little. George Little died as a POW in the Civil War and Jrancy married George Gower.
Added by Amanda Jowers on Aug 27, 2014 10:32 AM
Adam McCartney
RE: Grave Marker Photos in Gibson County
You're welcome.
Added by Adam McCartney on Aug 26, 2014 7:32 PM
Amanda Jowers
RE: Grave Marker Photos
I have added the photo for Silas and I also added a few more you had requested. I tried to catch the ones that had military markers and post both photos. You had requested a few photos for Preslar Cemetery. I added the ones that I had. I don't believe the others have markers. I started to mark them all as unmarked but I will check one more time next time I go by to put flowers out just to be sure.
Added by Amanda Jowers on Aug 24, 2014 12:14 AM
Amanda Jowers
RE: Grave Marker Photos
You're welcome Shirley. It is no trouble. I have those cemeteries completely photographed already. I just don't have time to upload all of the photos so I upload them as they are requested. :)
Added by Amanda Jowers on Aug 22, 2014 11:11 PM
Sherry Johnson
RE: Honolulu Memorial
I am sorry about the picture. It was right when I posted it, but truned sideways when I uploaded it. You are welcome.
Added by Sherry Johnson on Aug 22, 2014 5:27 PM
Ties That Bind
Memorial photos
You are very welcome, Shirley, and I'm glad you liked the photos.
Added by Ties That Bind on Aug 16, 2014 6:53 PM
Lorraine Stewart
Stewart family
My husband is Sanders R Stewart III, his grandfather was Sanders. Sanders married again after his first wife died and had 2 children, Sanders Jnr and Lucille. Sanders Jnr lives in Huntsville Al. My husband and I live in Scotland. It was wonderful to see the photo of the family. Lorraine Stewart
Added by Lorraine Stewart on Aug 08, 2014 12:33 PM
Adam McCartney
RE: Elizabeth Hicks Grave Photo
You are very welcome. I also photographed the stone shared by 5 of her children.
Added by Adam McCartney on Aug 07, 2014 7:30 PM
Laura Hill
RE: Henry and Hope Galvan (3)
It was my pleasure Shirley!! I also got a photo of Hope's husband and I believe Henry's father, Raymond and posted it to his page too. My mom and I made a day of it, touring the original Rose Hills areas and were able to get several other photos along with 3 deer toward the end of the day eating flowers from the graves.
Added by Laura Hill on Aug 02, 2014 2:45 AM
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