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.
Clementine Moore I hope to go to Moore school Cemetery next week and take a picture for you. I think Clementine is my Great Grand Mother. One of her children had her maiden name listed as Carter. I am also related to the Fore families of Memphis and McNairy county TN.
Elizabeth Haste Didn't see the note to take a photo of the surrounding area until I got home. If you go in the first gate, she's on the immediate section to the right, about halfway back on the side nearest the road. Hope this helps and I'll try and remember to get another photo the next time I'm out there.
RE: Fred and Grace Eisentrager You are welcome. I have finally finished walking and photographing the whole cemetery. It is to find time to put all the photos on the website. I hope you enjoy your day.
Re: Atholin Sanderson I added the cemetery correction to her memorial. I had checked yesterday afternoon and the information still wasn't available. I see that it's all there this morning. Have a blessed day,
I have a very sweet friend who used to live in Finger, TN. Her name is Maurie Plunk. I worked at Kellogg with her for many years.
I have uploaded a picture on William A Moore's memorial, I apologize for the delay. I have a few more photos I haven't had time to upload as well. I will get to them as soon as I can.
Mary Josephine Young Meek 142835322's stone is not a double stone. It is a single stone, flat on the ground.I have uploaded the original, uncropped picture for her as well. Hope it helps. I did not not take a picture of her husband's grave however, I will put it on the list for the next trip.
For Sarah Ann McCombs Moore I will put her on the list as well, I will look at her epitaph more closely.
Hope this information helps you. Let me know if you have anymore questions.