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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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Wendy S.
RE: Burton Family Cemetery (Montpelier Estate)
I'm glad it's taken care of. I've been so busy with life that I can't believe how long it's been since I even logged in here. I'm just seeing this message over a year later.
Added by Wendy S. on Feb 01, 2016 7:53 AM
Wilma Younger Norton
RE: Margaret Louisa Younger Tate
Shirley, I just checked and the folks at Find A Grave have fixed our problem and we now have just the one memorial for this lady.
Added by Wilma Younger Norton on Jan 29, 2016 7:08 PM
Wilma Younger Norton
RE: Margaret Louisa Younger Tate
Wow - I don't know what to think. When I tried it said I couldn't delete it because I didn't make it, so I thought you wouldn't have any trouble. I'll send a note to Find A Grave and ask them how to do this.
Added by Wilma Younger Norton on Jan 15, 2016 7:09 PM
Wilma Younger Norton
RE: Margaret Louisa Younger Tate
Yes, I will be happy to manage these memorials. They are relatives, although distant. I have sent a request for you to delete 144821813 (even though you transferred it to me, I cannot delete it) and then we will have one 144820308, which I feel is the better one. Thank you.
Added by Wilma Younger Norton on Jan 14, 2016 9:33 AM
RE: Hosea Preslar 'obituary' from the West TN Whig
Ms. Shirely,
Hi! I am glad you are pleased with Elder Preslar's information.

I am not a Preslar descendant, that I am aware of. I came across Hosea Preslar's obituary while searching for information on someone else. I do not have any other information on the Preslar family.

I can tell by reading his memorial page that Elder Preslar is dear to you, and I am glad I could pass this information along to you.
Kindest Regards, m.g.
Added by m.g. on Dec 09, 2015 10:53 PM
shirley haley
Nancy Haley
Shirley, you and I have visited about our common Nancy Haley Plunk. When I was on this sight before I thought that there was also a photo of the stone of Millie V Clements Plunk, the 2nd wife of joseph Plunk. But, now I can not find it. Was I imagining things?
Shirley Haley
Added by shirley haley on Dec 09, 2015 2:31 PM
Peggy Garrison Thompsen
Hardens at ONeal
Thanks, but the Hardens are very distant relatives. I just enjoy adding additional dates and relationships that I know of to existing listings, especially women's maiden names. May help someone out there.
Added by Peggy Garrison Thompsen on Nov 21, 2015 10:35 AM
David Mayo
RE: New Valley Cemetery
You're very welcome! I was worried about you! Hope you're doing well.

Added by David Mayo on Nov 18, 2015 5:52 AM
Mrs Fenton
RE: Markhams in Clinton Cemetery
You are very welcome! I added the single stone to his...I'm not sure why I uploaded 2 of the same on his memorial, anyway it's corrected now.
Added by Mrs Fenton on Nov 18, 2015 5:46 AM
Pat Sproat
RE: Rose Cemetery Hobart, Oklahoma
I do not know why the records at the cemetery
records office is not the same as at the
court house, but I do know that the records
at the court house are there. The County Clerk
gave them to me. They have them on line at
the court house.
The records at the cemetery house, have had different
people over the years to keep them, so I do
not know if it was just when someone was buried
the record was kept or just how they did their records.
Its just a very small house in cemetery, about
4x6 if I remember correct, and usually no one
there. Their is over 10,000 graves in the
cemetery including the black families that lived there.
I grew up there and know the cemetery pretty
well, my parents and other relatives are buried there. I did on Blanch grave say no marker or
headstone but death recorded at the court house.
When I was growing up in the 1930 -1950 time
frame the little house at cemetery never had
anyone around when I was out there, but that
does not mean they did not record deaths. But
the court house has a good record of ones that
are buried there. You could not just go and
bury any one there without their permission.
They also charged for being buried there.
My grandfather was buried there in 1920 and it
cost my grandmother 150 dollars for his service.
which included the headstone.She also bought
4 plots.
Another thing they had several monument maker
companys in the area 1920 one at Snyder and
one at Frederick, I bet if someone could find
their records for who they made headstones, would
find a lot of information. I don't know what
monument companys are in business today for that
area, but would be a gold mind to find their old
records. If possible. Hobart is in the heart of
the granite mountains, and granite was plentiful
for that area and I guess still is. They got
the granite for headstones from the mountains.

Added by Pat Sproat on Oct 27, 2015 4:45 PM
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