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Syd Gardner (#47902230)
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Bio Photo I'm a dedicated & fanatic family historian & have been on THE QUEST since 1955. I can concentrate on my ancestors but get easily side-tracked by in-laws & the cousins of cousins of cousins, if you know what I mean, & if you love family history as much as I do, then you do know!


"As we think well of ourselves, let us remember that we are standing on the shoulders of the generations before, for if they had not come, we would not be here."



"A US military veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'"


By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.


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Betty Brown Brock Richardson
Nannie Brock

Where did you get my step great grandmother death certificate? I can not find it on Ancestry.

Betty Brock Richardson
Added by Betty Brown Brock Richard... on Nov 21, 2015 4:23 PM
Beth Ellis DeMarco
RE: Five Miller memorials transferred ~
Thank you so much. I found the death records for his parents and siblings, but after the 1910 census he just disappeared, so finding your memorial was a great breakthrough. I am very grateful.

Added by Beth Ellis DeMarco on Nov 19, 2015 1:56 PM
Beth Ellis DeMarco
RE: Five Miller memorials transferred ~
Thank you very much. One last question for you. What is the source for Henry Miller's (108274084) date of birth/death, and burial?
Added by Beth Ellis DeMarco on Nov 19, 2015 1:00 PM
Beth Ellis DeMarco
RE: On the Millers in that small cemetery ~
Yes, I would like that. Thank you. Also thank you for the additional information on the location.
Added by Beth Ellis DeMarco on Nov 18, 2015 6:09 PM
Beth Ellis DeMarco
John and Wilhelmina Miller Cemetery

My question is in reference to the cemetery described below. Can you tell me anything else about it? I am trying to locate it on Google Maps and I have found the general area, but am not able to tell exactly which group of little dots is the cemetery.

Do you think a volunteer photographer would be able to find it?

Any help is greatly appreciated.


Montgomery County
Tennessee USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:

This very small cemetery is located in Montgomery County on the 41A By-Pass (just south of Cumberland Drive on Ashland City Road) next to Gary Mathew Motors at 1100 New Ashland City Road, Clarksville TN 37040.
Added by Beth Ellis DeMarco on Nov 17, 2015 8:27 PM
Cindy Coffell
Jesse Deason, Jr.
Thank you for the link to Jesse's parent. I appreciate you!
Added by Cindy Coffell on Nov 16, 2015 2:41 AM
Joshua Johnson
Transfer Request
Hi Syd, please transfer Charlie and Bertha Batson to me. 115869093 115945871 They are the grandparents of my grandmother (who's still living!). Thank you very much!
Added by Joshua Johnson on Nov 12, 2015 9:13 AM
RE: Eva & Ray Jackson
Thanks so much for your response and the transfer of my Aunt and Uncle's memorials. I've already filled in a few missing dates and will try to take a photo of their graves when I'm back in TN. Thanks again! Linda
Added by LindaLou on Nov 03, 2015 1:02 PM
K Sanchez
RE: Henry Hugh Thomson #153021009
Thank you for the quick transfer!

Added by K Sanchez on Oct 22, 2015 3:29 PM
K Sanchez
Henry Hugh Thomson #153021009
This is my great-great grandfather. If you are not related, I would like to request the transfer of his memorial, along with my great-great grandmother, Molly Blackwell Thomson.
His Find A Grave #153021009
Her Find A Grave #153021648

My Find A Grave number is #47719650.

I would also like to thank you for creating their memorials. I did notice that they were very recently added. I have pictures of the couple that I will also be uploading.

Thank you,
Kim Thomson Sanchez
Added by K Sanchez on Oct 22, 2015 10:14 AM
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