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*** All grave site photos may be used if they are properly credited - example:
Find A Grave Memorial # ---------, Photo added by: Camillia --/--/---- (date added) ***
I have been researching my family history for over 18 years and have found quite a few interesting characters along the way... :)
I spend a lot of free time in cemeteries, not only for my research, but because they are peaceful and very interesting.
My family names are: Nichols, Driggers, Dyess, Dias, Shipp, Lanier, Strawn, Henson, Bailey, Bradley, Williams, Peterson, Young, Pendarvis, Hiers, Post, and many more. I am related to everyone buried in Sand Pond Cemetery (Levy County, Florida), I have many relatives buried in Cedars of Lebanon (Levy County, Florida), Dog Ear (AKA Black Dirt) Cemetery (Marion County, Florida) and Red Level Cemetery (Citrus County, Florida).
I am willing to transfer any Memorials that I create, provided they are not my family members, but that depends on which of my family you are willing to claim. :)
With the exception of a few family members and the Florida State Hospital memorials, most of my memorials are created from the photographs that I take. I enjoy adding the photos more than anything. It's my belief that a family member who can't travel will find these memorials and be able to see their loved ones graves.
I have received the following message in regards to the Florida State Hospital memorials:
99060SSA #47215387 (also identified as: Wakulla Families and A98M00J01C03) writes on Feb 08, 2015 9:39 AM:
FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL CEMETERIES 1-4
Why do you list all the people in the above cemeteries with a photo of the current in-use cemetery of today???? It's misleading. Cemeteries 1-4 are 4 separate cemeteries. The people buried there are lost, there is no way to know who is who and posting them with photo's of a clean maintained cemetery is just misleading. The people are not taken care of in cemeteries 1-4. There should be 5 separate cemeteries on Find A Grave for these cemeteries.
Since this member leaves no way for me to respond, I am compelled to add my reply here:
Yes, the cemeteries at Florida State Hospital are separate cemeteries and my entries for Cemetery #3 started as it's own cemetery. However, the decision was made to combine the cemeteries into 1 cemetery due to the fact that it's easier to search the FSH cemeteries as 1 entity rather than 5. The cemetery/grave locations are listed in the "plot" field for each entry I have done. As for the photo, the current photo is shown by default.
Due to me duplicating memorials because of several Burial Unknown's, I have been trying to double check every entry, but some may slip through. Please tell me if I've created a duplicate or if I am in error on any of the memorials I create. & PLEASE don't get upset if I duplicate a memorial that is spelled wrong, or has misinformation on the original, let me know I duplicated and contact the manager of the original for corrections. Since 95% of my memorials are from photos I take, if I duplicate a memorial that is not listed under the same name/information as in the photo of the headstone, please let me know and I will attach the photo to the correct memorial.
Thanks to all at Find A Grave!! Ya'll Rock!!!
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|Gail Patterson||Betsey Williams|
After looking closer at your Betsey Williams, I am inclined to believe this is not the Betsey in our Williams family. My Betsey was born in 1837 in Newberry, SC. Also, I don't find a Franklin Lee Williams. I can tell you I have a direct line back to Roger Williams, if this helps any. If I can help in any other way, please contact me!
|Rob||Jennette C Coleman|
Thanks Camillia for the quick updating on Jennette. FYI, all of the submitted info was from U.S. Census forms tying her, her husband and parents together. Once again, thanks...rob
Added by Rob on Feb 07, 2016 8:05 PM
|Patrivia||James Franklin Tomson|
Thanks, Camillia. You've been a big help.
Added by Patrivia on Feb 06, 2016 4:03 PM
|Patrivia||RE: Magnolia Cemetery|
Thanks so much. This is so helpful. Something like this ought to be on the cemetery sight on Find A Grave. Duncan Donuts will surely show us the way.
Keep up the good work.
Added by Patrivia on Feb 06, 2016 12:52 PM
Thank you for all you do on Findagrave. I noticed that you tried to find some graves in Magnolia Cemetery in Lecanto, Citrus County. We would like to go there next week and visit Great Grandpa's grave, but cannot find a good address or directions to the graveyard. Can you help with that ? We will becoming from our hotel in Orlando. Thank you.
Added by Patrivia on Feb 05, 2016 2:59 PM
|Pamela Bolinda Pate||RE: robin|
I have walked and photographed the whole place. Have some left to down load then compiling a list of those not found which I will gladly share. Should be done about the middle of the month.
|Pamela Bolinda Pate||robin|
you made a duplicate for Find A Grave Memorial# 74559842 find this contributor makes spelling errors and there doesn't appear to be a way t o leave her a message. sorry for continuing to bother you
|Pamela Bolinda Pate||krantz|
You have a duplicate for D I Krantz the original is Find A Grave Memorial# 74541318..
Please don't take offense to my messages. I have just walked and photographed the majority of the cemetery and am trying to double check my work to make sure I have not made duplicates. As a result I have contacted you and others.
submitted with respect
|Pamela Bolinda Pate||Barone and Barrone|
please check your memorial 102051482 with 28535168 both are Marie and have the same dates for birth and death. Could they be combined or 1 deleted??
|Gail Patterson||Williams Ancestors|
First, let me tell you how much your work is appreciated by so many of us.
Second, I noticed you have Williams as part of your family ancestry. I've reached a block with my 3rd great aunt, Elizabeth "Betsy" Williams (SC),dauther of Sheppard Williams of SC. Betsey had 2 sons, John and David. The last information I have on Betsey, while living, she was with her older brother, James in 1900. Sometime between 1900 and 1923, she was admitted to the Florida state Hospital and eventually buried there (although listed as "Bettie", I still believe this is our Betsey. She has the same date of death. She is listed as white though instead of mulatto. All census records list her as mulatto or black. She lived her entire life with her father, Sheppard, from Newberry, SC, until his death. We do believe she may have been a little "off", which does run in the family!, and her 2 children were illegitimate. If these Williams seem to be related, please contact me. I would love to find new relatives and more information on the family. Thanks! Gail Williams-Patterson. Email: Lawdog2705@yahoo.com
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