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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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Rachel Briggs Holt
RE: Graves Photos in Mt Zion Cemetery on Hardin-Graveyard Road
I fulfilled some of your request for Mount Zion Cemetery. I did not find everyone. The cemetery has a bunch (50 plus) graves without names. I imagine a few of the people you have requested pictures for are among those. I will try again another day. However, I was able to read the dates for Eliza Moore. Also, J Findley has a completely different birth year on his memorial page than his tombstone. I am confident that it is the correct grave although, if you find that I am wrong please let me know and I'll take the picture down.
Added by Rachel Briggs Holt on Jul 26, 2016 8:35 PM
Mary Agnes Hammett
Re: Ellen Kinchen request, Roselawn, Baton Rouge, LA
In the same plot are

Ellen Louisia Bauman Kinchen 1892-1952
John Kinchen 1884-1980
John W Kinchen Jr 1914-1953
Mannie Israel Scott 1925-1978
Charlotte Swann Scott 1929-1992
Alexander J Reine 1925-1954
James McGill 1890-1971

Don't know if and/or how they may or may not be related, but, are in the same plot. Should you need clearer, better photos, please do not hesitate.
Added by Mary Agnes Hammett on Jul 20, 2016 11:20 AM
Sherry Wright
RE: Lillian Matlock Memorial# 94451156
Thanks, I'll check that out.
sherry
Added by Sherry Wright on Jul 19, 2016 7:13 PM
Christopher Banks
RE: Nicholas Phillips Grave Photo
You are most welcome, Shirley, it was my pleasure.
Chris
Added by Christopher Banks on Jul 12, 2016 11:01 AM
David Mayo
RE: Winnie Jernigan
You're always welcome!

-David
Added by David Mayo on Jul 11, 2016 1:38 PM
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
Sueღ
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
Sueღ
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
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