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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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David Mayo
RE: Grave Marker Photos in Mount Zion Cemetery
You're very welcome!

Added by David Mayo on Sep 30, 2015 9:36 AM
RE: Ref mem#81759114 / Milan Arsenal
you are more than welcome...glad to be able to help.
Added by BMB on Sep 25, 2015 3:37 PM
Ref mem#81759114
I went to Friendship Cemetery inside the Milan Arsenal today. This Cemetery has been completely cleaned and restored. The Company running the Arsenal went in and took the markers that ere broken and repaired them the best they could, they have put a new fence up around the cemetery, and have mowed it. they removed the trees that were blownover (But another has fallen since then) and the are going to get it taken care of soon. The markers that could not be identified by location, have been placed in an area resrved for them. All you have to do to go to this cemetery is call the security office a day or two prior to going and they will be glad to escort you there. People really need to see how they haved worked and cleaned this location up. And you can take cameras with you.
Added by BMB on Sep 24, 2015 3:05 PM
David Mayo
RE: Adamsville War Memorial Park
You're welcome Shirley.

There aren't any lots or plot information that I'm aware of. I just hunted him up. He's with family it appears. Pretty easy to find.

Added by David Mayo on Sep 10, 2015 1:10 PM
David Mayo
RE: Haltoms Chapel Cemetery
You're very welcome! It's a nice little cemetery. Remote too, I like those most of all.

Added by David Mayo on Sep 01, 2015 7:13 AM
Christopher Banks
Jefferson Plunk at Liberty Church
You're welcome, Shirley. I had a wonderful visit to Tennessee in June and visited many cemeteries, I think Libery is one of the loveliest. Many Plunks there. They are connected to me through Lena Clemmons who married my great grandfather James Perry Banks in 1902. Good to hear from you, be well!
Added by Christopher Banks on Aug 21, 2015 8:33 AM
Cindy D
RE: Chandlers in Highland Memorial Gardens
We had to literally dig Disie's marker out of the ground! It was completely covered over with grass since it was low in the ground. We keep tools with us in the trunk for these expeditions! It was my pleasure to take the pictures for you, and it helped that a garden was defined in your request. There are actually 10,000 people buried in that cemetery although many are not in Find A Grave.
Added by Cindy D on Aug 19, 2015 7:19 AM
JoE. Needham
RE: Polly Patton
It looks like it says Memory of Polly Patton wife of...... Hope this helps. I can't tell if there is a word above Memory but there could be. If you would like the picture emailed to you so you can blow it up and hopefully tell more, I will either text it to you or email.
Added by JoE. Needham on Aug 18, 2015 2:33 PM
RE: Grave of Hattie Burkeens
You're most welcome, Shirley. A LOT of those buried there don't have markers - at least not yet. Almost all of the markers seem to have been added after the 2012 archaeological survey and mapping. I don't know if the state plans to add more. An administrator at the center may know: 615-231-5000.
Added by OBXr on Aug 18, 2015 1:30 PM
shirley haley
RE: Nancy Haley Plunk
Shirley, I am sorry I have taken so long to reply, sent once and it came back undeliverable. I have the NDA for myself, one sister, my brother and my Aunt. It shows individual and their trees that you might be related to. For my sister and brother a tree has come up with "extremely high possibility" of being related. It contains one HALEY name, Nancy Haley born TN abt 1810-1812.On Family Tree Y-DNA web-sight , we were able to make a connection for our direct line. I knew back to a certain point and the Haley researchers had carried forward to where I left off!!! I am Shirley Frances Haley, my Dad was Eric Francis Haley, his Dad was Arty David Haley, B KY his Dad Zachariah Francis Haley B 1847, TN, and his Dad was Richard Haley/Hailey B VA abt 1784 and he married a Nancy Wilson. His Dad was Thomas Haley/Hailey, but other than that I know nothing else about Richard. I have found A George Washington Haley, B 1808 TN do not know who his parents are (neither does anyone else) but he also shows up as "extremely High possibility" of being kin. My G G Dad Zachariah Haley had a brother names George Washington and his first sister was named Nancy.(for his Grandmother Nancy Wilson).I believe, but can not prove that this George Washington Haley B TN 1808 and possibly this Nancy Haley B TN abt 1810 could be siblings of Wilson F haley or at the very least cousins. This Nancy Haley was married to Joseph Plunk in the trees I have looked at. Now there is another Richard Hailey, B va around the same time as my Richard, he came through Tn then went on to Georgia then to Texas and bought much land there has been much research on his and his direct line. He is a relative to my line. Thanks, Shirley Haley
Added by shirley haley on Aug 15, 2015 3:06 PM
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