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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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Janet Johnson
RE: Nettie Preslar Brookins

I have and found the death certificate. As for the grave marker I'm still looking. I live in Arkansas and did go through the images that another researcher and I compiled several years ago. So hopefully I'll find the image in website
Added by Janet Johnson on Jul 16, 2014 7:44 PM
Charles Stewart Willis
RE: Charles Stewart Willis
No, he was born in 1880
Added by Charles Stewart Willis on Jul 15, 2014 7:36 PM
Linda Claxton
RE: Willard and Gail Latham
You're very welcome.
Added by Linda Claxton on Jul 14, 2014 11:07 AM
Charles Stewart Willis
William R. Stewart
His grave number is 46931844
He is buried in New Hope Cemetery, Winn Parish, La
Born 1840, died Sept 23, 1925
Married Elizabeth Mooney
Added by Charles Stewart Willis on Jul 12, 2014 4:49 PM
Charles Stewart Willis
Charles Stewart Willis
I am grandson of Thomas Jefferson Stewart, who was son of William R. I live in Hardin County, Ky close to where Alexander was in early 1800s I believe.
Added by Charles Stewart Willis on Jul 08, 2014 1:29 PM
M Burress
There is 2 graves there with M C Burress & M. E. Burress.

There is only the name, no dates The tompstone is only about the size of a small brick
Added by Anonymous on Jul 04, 2014 7:52 PM
Edward Harrell
Raymond McCombs
Sorry, but I can't copy the picture to Raymond McCombs memorial. I have attempted to do it, but just can't.

You are welcome to try it by copying, then pasting, which is what I tried to do. I can erase the memorial I posted if you like.
Added by Edward Harrell on Jun 26, 2014 4:16 PM
Walter Schley
RE: Bernard Callaghan in Saint Patricks Cememetery
No problem. It was different but I'm glad he is alive. Have a great day.
Added by Walter Schley on Jun 25, 2014 7:06 PM
David Agnew
RE: Mt. Pleasant in McNairy County
Hello Shirley

Thanks for the reply. I have family still living in Bethel Springs and around the county. I have been gone for over 30 years but still consider it home.... I knew of Jewell Milford from Bethel. My uncle was principal at Bethel. I too have family all over McNairy County. Until last week, I had not been to the Chapel Hill Cemetery in about 40 year. I am going to check out the Facebook page for McNairy county history. Thanks for the lead.

Added by David Agnew on Jun 23, 2014 4:35 PM
David Agnew
Mt. Pleasant in McNairy County

I think i just saw that you had requested a photo from Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in McNairy County. Just so happens that I was in the area last week and looking for that cemetery, but never got to that cemetery. May be back in the area in a few weeks.... I also visited Chapel Hill Cemetery, also in McNairy County and saw some Milfords.... I just became a member of this site and find it to be very interesting and I really appreciate all the work that so many others have done. If I get back in the area will try to get picture you requested. I am originally from Bethel Springs.
Added by David Agnew on Jun 20, 2014 11:58 PM
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