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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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Teddy Burt
RE: Re: Lester Stewart Memorial - 3 Stewart Brothers
Hi Shirley, You and my husband are cousins Send me an e-mail: - and I'll give you all the info. Teddy
Added by Teddy Burt on Jun 29, 2015 12:55 AM
Teddy Burt
Stewart/Bullman Connection
Shirley, Could you please send me your e-mail address. I've got info for you. Thanks Teddy Burt
Added by Teddy Burt on Jun 25, 2015 7:32 AM
Teddy Burt
Lester Stewart Memorial
The picture of the 3 Stewart Brothers that is on Lester's memorial are the sons of a distant cousin of my husband. Would you mind if I copy it to my records? Thanks Teddy Burt
Added by Teddy Burt on Jun 24, 2015 5:03 AM
Roger Gant
RE: Re: Lola Meadows (or Meadors)
BTW, you can browse through the photos at Shady Grove and see some of my other work. I think I am at somewhere over 35 markers that I have made and put out on unmarked graves and have about a dozen or more that I have info on that I would like any clue as to where they are buried. I am hot on the trail of a set of 4 or 5 family members that I have just had contact with a descendant, that I have never heard of that family being buried there before, but like most facts, eventually you meet the right people with the right info to bring it to light. I am always anxious to solve the "mysteries of history". I have put out 4 with the Meadors name, all of which are related to the "Meadows/Meadors" family. Two, I ask a descendant a "curiosity" question, as to why the mother was buried at the foot of the husband instead of next to him. That produced a story that provided the location of one daughter that I had found the death certificate on plus a younger son that I didn't have a clue about. They are now marked and flowers have been placed by relatives every year since.
Added by Roger Gant on Jun 23, 2015 10:58 PM
Roger Gant
RE: Re: Lola Meadows (or Meadors)
Thanks for the compliments on what I do. Being the "caretaker" for a small country cemetery like this can vary greatly in the scope of my "job". I do get paid for the mowing and trimming that I do but personally I take it much more to heart than just a mowing job. I have repaired old and toppled markers over the years for just the cost of the materials needed (sometimes and sometimes out of my own pocket). About 3 years ago I started a personal project to take all the info that I had gathered in 1000's of hours of research and started making markers for the unmarked but "known" locations. This one for Lola N. I just recently did after talking with a descendant from Texas who told me that she was near her grand mother who died just a couple of days before Lola, and I had a fieldstone that met the description. I already had the death certificate for a year or two just didn't have a clue as to where to put a marker. Yes, I make them myself out of Corian (like the counter-tops)and sell them direct and through ebay for $78.50. As for the spelling, they are both "right" although I choose to use what is on the document most of the time. Nine of the 10 at Shady Grove are spelled Meadors and 1 Meadows (William T)who is related but a couple of generations back. Riley signed his name on Lola's death certificate as Meadors and spelled her name that way also. So, ?"right"?, they all are, its just that with literacy, census, courthouses etc, name spellings seemed to change now and then for some reason. I was surprised that the rest of the family went back to that spelling to tell you the truth, from what I see at Shady Grove. Just like Leona's "Eubanks" and "Hubanks". I see the Eu spelling on Lola's death certificate so that is what I used since that was directly from Riley (who may or may not have know how to spell it. LOL) Thanks again, and I will get the marker replaced and new photo put up as soon as I can work it in.
Added by Roger Gant on Jun 23, 2015 10:47 PM
Roger Gant
RE: Re: Lola Meadows (or Meadors)
Hi Shirley,
Thanks for catching that mistake on Lola Meadors headstone. I actually had it correct as 1922 in my database but made the headstone from the find-a -grave date that was put on the memorial in 2013 when my friend Bob McWilliams and I worked together to create a full set of memorials for Shady Grove. I have submitted an edit request for the 2013 memorial that we created and have deleted to photos until I can remake the headstone with the correct date and get it replaced. I didn't realize that I had put up the second picture because I didn't realize that there was a duplicate memorial that had been created for her. I had place the headstone just before decoration day and thought that I just forgot to upload a photo. If you would like you can contact me at
Added by Roger Gant on Jun 23, 2015 9:35 AM
Jackie L. Wolfe
Ha Hary Moiser
Thanks very Much was Able to find Parents & Gr Prents
Added by Jackie L. Wolfe on Jun 19, 2015 2:53 PM
Lawrence E. Smith
RE: Jenna Earl Mosier - Jake Mosier, Sun City AZ
No I am not related at all. When I volunteer to do a photo request, I research as much as possible about the person. I also add any photos or certificates to the memorial that I find. Sorry I could not be of more help.

Added by Lawrence E. Smith on Jun 16, 2015 7:41 AM
RE: Harvey Moser
In the cemetery records there is a Heatha E. Moser listed, buried in Blk 14, Lot 360 rock #285, no tombstone. It says she died Feb. 2, 1929, no date of birth listed but age 70 years.
Added by Lorraine on Jun 15, 2015 11:24 PM
Harvey Moser
I went to the office at the Winton Cemetery today. There is no stone for Harvey Moser, buried in Blk 14, Lot 360, Rock #336. The rock numbers were not assigned in any order in the old sections.
Added by Lorraine on Jun 15, 2015 2:11 PM
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