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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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Craig Thweatt
RE: Grave Photos in Fairview Cemetery
Shirley glad that I could get them for you I know what you mean a photo adds a little more to a memorial and might also back up some info that some might not be 100% about.
Added by Craig Thweatt on Jun 27, 2016 4:17 PM
Edward Harrell
Mettie Matlock
I have made a note on his memorial on the findagrave website. If you want it edited, let me know how your would like it worded and I will be glad to change it.
Added by Edward Harrell on Jun 23, 2016 4:07 PM
scarlett johnson
rainey family tree
my name is scarlett eddings. iwould love to talk to you about the rainey family. i live in jackson,tn. my phone is 731-988-5586. thank you very much.
Added by scarlett johnson on Jun 23, 2016 1:26 PM
RE: Kinchens in Friendship Cemetery

Hi, I've moved the photo from Walter to R E Kinchen. If I can be of more help, just let me know.
Added by Sueღ on Jun 17, 2016 10:43 AM
RE: Posting Death Certificates

Hi Shirley, Please feel free to do what ever you need to with my memorials. If you see any you would like me to transfer, just let me know. Hope your having a good weekend, Sue
Added by Sueღ on Jun 11, 2016 9:04 AM
RE: Messages
I live breathe Find A Grave. I even sneak going to the site while at work. I rambled some more on my member page. Almost everything he has done to me. I promise you I did not do anything he is accusing me of. That is why I am working with the Admins. I just threatened to send messages to my friends list, never thought of sending any to his. That just wouldn't be right.

Thanks for understanding

Added by Carolyn on Jun 11, 2016 1:26 AM
Sorry to but-in but would you please read the message left below yours on g-mans member page. also please see my member page for an explanation of what he is accusing me of. I promise, I DID NOT DO IT.
Added by Carolyn on Jun 11, 2016 12:07 AM
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Please be aware that I did not send the message. It came from Carolyn Stanton (#47153996). She is a possessive troll who thinks certain graveyards and on-line obituaries are her personal domain. She sent a ranting message to me recently wherein she intimated she would inform my friends what she thought of me. If you received the above message I apologize for any offense it may have caused. Please feel free to complain to Admin about it, or any future spam from her that you might receive.

Added by G-Man on Jun 10, 2016 5:59 AM
Kimberly Akers Johnson
RE: Maida Stewart Memorial# 97614299
You are very welcome , If I can be of more help please let me know... Blessings **Kimberly**
Added by Kimberly Akers Johnson on Jun 09, 2016 10:34 PM
Judy Watson Wise
RE: Lee Etta Watson Stewart
Lee Etta's grandfather Alfred Watson was my great grandfather John Brown Watson's brother.In researching my Watson line this is what I have on her. She had an older sister and brother if you are interested in their information I can e-mail it to you. If you see anything I have wrong please let me know. Lee Etta Watson b. 3-09-1889 Gibson Co TN d. 10-1977 Saint Francis Cemetery Phoenix Maricopa Co AZ (married 1-14-1908 Gibson Co TN) Stephen Erastus “Rassie” “Ross” Stewart b. 8-30-1885 TN d. 10-25-1960 Valley Memorial Park Cemetery Coolidge Pinal Co AZ Son of Alfred Merriel Stewart and Rebecca Harper (1910 Census they were living in Greene Co AR daughter was listed but no 1st name given) (1920 Census they were living in Mobile AL daughters name listed as Graple) (1930 Census they were living in Los Angeles CA daughters name listed as Lorraine Tucker with a daughter named Elaine Tucker but no husband) (1940 Census just Lee Etta was living in CO with daughter Lorraine G. Gatchel, Lorraine's daughter Elaine was listed as last name Gatchel so I'm assuming Lorraine's 2nd husband adopted her) (1 Child)
Lorraine Graple Stewart b. 1-07-1909 Gibson Co TN d. 1973 Saint Francis Cemetery Phoenix Maricopa Co AZ (1st marriage) _____ Tucker (1 Child)
Elaine Tucker b. about 1927 TN (married) _______ VanUlthoven
Lorraine Graple Stewart (2nd marriage) Leroy G. Gatchel b. 2-08-1904 NM d. 5-1967 Saint Francis Cemetery Phoenix Maricopa Co AZ
Added by Judy Watson Wise on Jun 09, 2016 10:20 PM
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