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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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Regina Burch
RE: Phelan Photos in Salem Cemetery
Please check the two Elizabeth Phelans to see if the picture is where it should be. Trying to get this correct.
Added by Regina Burch on Sep 21, 2014 2:31 PM
joyce Osborne
RE: Edits?
Anyway is fine. I don't have a preference.
Added by joyce Osborne on Sep 19, 2014 10:27 AM
Janet Boling Nelson
Dr. David Miles Haste
While I was not able to provide you with a headstone picture as requested, I was able to locate a death certificate. I hope this helps in your search.

Memorial Park Cemetery where the burial is supposed to be is an extremely large cemetery (41,000+ interments). Staff at the cemetery will only provide grave locations to family members. Please contact the office to obtain plot information and add it to the memorial page and/or your photo request, so the volunteer photographer can find the grave marker for you. The office can be reached at 901-767-8930 or 888-943-7275. Ask for Paul Campbell. Once you obtain this information, please resubmit your photo request.
Added by Janet Boling Nelson on Sep 15, 2014 7:45 PM
Roger Gant
RE: George Moore Memorial
Hi Shirley,
I wasn't doubting George Moore' burial at Shady Grove, and certainly wasn't trying to get you to remove the memorial. I agree that it would be good to have it there since there is more than just reason to believe it is true. I was just grabbing for anything to help me locate his grave so I could put a marker down for him. Feel free to place the memorial back online. Thanks for your consideration.
Added by Roger Gant on Sep 13, 2014 9:44 PM
Regina Burch
RE: Grave Photos from Salem and Union Cemeteries
Sorry, I am not aware of any list or map of that cemetery, Shirley.
Added by Regina Burch on Sep 13, 2014 9:21 PM
Roger Gant
George Moore Memorial
Hi, Thanks for creating the memorial for George Washington Moore at Shady Grove Cemetery in Saltillo TN. It is my belief also that his is buried there but I have to ask if you have any knowledge for sure or any indications of where his grave might be located. I'm not questioning the fact but rather searching for any possible information. I have talked with some of his descendants in the past and they were not able to determine either. If I have any reasonable location I will construct and place a marker for him. As it is I have a plaque with him along with other "known to be buried here" but uncertain of the location, that I have posted for people to contact us. Thanks again.

Roger
Added by Roger Gant on Sep 13, 2014 2:28 AM
Janet Boling Nelson
Robert David Haste
While I was not able to provide you with a gravestone picture as you requested, I was able to locate a death certificate. I hope this helps in your search.

Memphis Memory Gardens where the burial is supposed to be is an extremely large cemetery. Staff at the cemetery will only provide grave locations to family members. Please contact the office to obtain plot information and add it to the memorial page and/or your photo request, so that the volunteer photographer can find the grave marker for you. The office can be reached at 901-767-8930 or 888-943-7275. Ask for Paul Campbell.
Added by Janet Boling Nelson on Sep 12, 2014 10:07 AM
william Eisentraeger
RE: Eisentragers
Yes,Gertrude was my Grandmother. I was born in 62 and only got to meet my dads brothers when I was very small before they all moved out of the area
Really didn't know much about my grandparents on either my dad's or my mom's side.thank you. William..
Added by william Eisentraeger on Sep 06, 2014 11:53 AM
pansy ewell
phelan
I have transferred 30 Phelans buried in Union to you. I hope some of them are your relatives if not all.
Added by pansy ewell on Sep 06, 2014 11:20 AM
pansy ewell
RE: Phelans
Mrs Walker's books are: CEMETERY RECORDS OF GIBSON COUNTY TENNESSE,VOL I &II by Emily B Walker, copyright 1985. I don't think the book is available any longer, but most libraries carry it in the genealogy dept. You may also find it on the Gibson County Website under Books. I haven't checked it however. The above books are for western Gibson County and do not include the Milan, Trenton and Humboldt areas. In later years,she published these areas also.
Added by pansy ewell on Sep 06, 2014 10:42 AM
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