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Scott and Priscilla Butler Fraser (#46859858)
 member for 11 years, 1 month
Gay Hobt Morton
Eliah Fain
Thank you so much for all the wonderful work you have done on Find A Grave for the cememteries of Tn, especially Rutherford County. You have helped so many people. I also appreciate your kind transfer for Elijah Fain.

Added by Gay Hobt Morton on Sep 04, 2017 6:23 AM

Virginia Lee Young
I have long had a road block on my 3rd gr-grandmother Sarah Frazier Fanning b abt 1795 North Carolina, d aft 1861 Carroll County, Arkansas. I have. The last name was family information, not sure of spelling. Sarah and John Fanning were married in Tennessee about 1810-12 They were in Illinois briefly and then in Madison County Arkansas by 1834. I have been researching the Fanning's for nearly 40 years, but have never found a single hint as to any thing on Sarah. Will you please email me about your Frazer family.
I would sure like to pursue that Spelling.
Virginia Lee Young

Added by Virginia Lee Young on Aug 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Lana Pendergrass
RE: Nancy L Davenport Dorton
Thanks so much. I got my tree fixed.
Elizabeth Temperance Tollett born 31 Jul 1822 and died 05 Sep 1903 the wife of John Claiborne Davenport Jr (#2)and they had a son that names John Claiborne Davenport making this one number three. The brother Of Nancy L Davenport Dorton.

Do you know where Moses Dorton born 1830 died 1865 and father of Joseph David Dorton is buried? Nancy Ann Brown Dorton wife of Moses is buried in the Grassy Cove Methodist Church Cemetery.

Added by Lana Pendergrass on Aug 02, 2017 3:47 PM

Sue Andrews Sinclair
RE: Fraser Family
My husband was descended from Frasers. He died 6 years ago, no DNA test.

Added by Sue Andrews Sinclair on Aug 01, 2017 2:11 PM

Betty Bost Cecil
RE: Coggin 62782375
Thanks so much for sharing this information. At the Stanly Co. Heritage Center, I found that John Coggin received 100 acres (land grant # 58) in Anson Co in 1783. I found his will, probated in 1793 in Anson Co. that lists Zachariah as one of his sons. I found Samuel living in Montgomery Co on a 1850 census, but have yet to find proof that he is Zachariah's son or that Jeremiah Dumas is Samuel's son. I'm still looking...

Added by Betty Bost Cecil on Jun 29, 2017 5:05 PM

D Wilkes
Dodson Brothers
Good Afternoon,

Thanks so much for taking the photos of William, James & DeWitt Dodson. I would like to use them in my Ancestry Tree (which is public) with your permission of course.

Thanks again,


Added by D Wilkes on Jun 26, 2017 4:00 PM

Tricia Partridge
Thank you for the headstone pictures of the Pearsons.

Added by Tricia Partridge on Jun 21, 2017 3:08 PM

photo of headstone for Margaret Haynes
Scott & Priscilla,
Thank you for your time and effort to post the photo of the headstone for Margaret Haynes (Andrews).


Added by RNHaynes on Jun 20, 2017 11:25 AM

Don Leuty
Probate: 1822 Last Will and Testament, Tennessee, Divorce and Other Records, 1800-1965 extracted from Tennessee. County records. Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm roll numbers 99 to 108, 115, 336 to 337, 428 to 431, 519, A-4098, A-5278, B-1 to B-9, B-44 to B-127, B-314, B-441 to B-445, B-471 to B-473, B-1607 to B-1613, and B-1781 to B-1789.

Added by Don Leuty on May 15, 2017 3:48 PM

Melissa Aldridge
nancy ogilvie
I am finding conflicting information about Nancy. You list her spouse as an Allison, but others list her spouse as a Bailey. Most list her parents as Elizabeth Amis and Harris Ogilvie.

Very confused. Could you help me understand?

Added by Melissa Aldridge on May 12, 2017 11:42 PM

D Wilkes
RE: Diana Lee Donaldson
Good Morning,

As a descendant of the Butt(s) line, I came across something in regards to Diana and would like to pose a question. Could the "Lee" be her maiden name? When her husband Thomas P Butt married Sally Shaddin in 1823, the opposite page shows a Diana Lee marrying an Alfred M Donaldson the previous month. It seems that no one has any specific info on her parents or siblings. There also is a Thomas Lee marrying a Marriette Donaldson listed below Diana's. Could it be that two siblings of opposite families marry the other siblings? Curious as to your thoughts.


David (g-g-g-g-grandson of Frances P Butt(s) )

Added by D Wilkes on Apr 11, 2017 4:49 AM

Dan Davidson
RE: Davidson
You are most welcome! Sponsoring relatives, ancestors, and friends Find A Grave memorials is my way of honoring them as well as supporting Find A Grave.

I am a very distantly related to Gen. William Lee Davidson as I am his 1st Cousin 7x removed according to my genealogical research.

I became interested to know if I was possibly related to him because I happen live in TN and Davidson Co, TN. was named in honor of him.

Gen. Wm. Lee Davidson's first cousin, Colonel William Davidson is my 5th GGF - Find A Grave Memorial # 26573046, NOTE: Col Wm. Davidson birthplace is inscribed incorrectly on his marker as North Scotland and based on historical and genealogical research it is believed he was actually born in Tinkling Springs, Virginia.

Here are couple of web links that are most helpful in Davidson genealogical research should you be interested.

Added by Dan Davidson on Mar 08, 2017 8:36 AM

Robert Foster
RE: Will or William Coughran (Cochran)
This will was found among the Maryland wills that were registered in the Prerogative Court in Annapolis. No county was listed. Assume it was Frederick. His surname is spelled Coughran in the will, but he signs Cochran.

Maryland Prerogative Court Wills
Bk WD3, p. 619
Will abstract of William Coughran
In the Name of God Amen September the twentieth one thousand seven hundred & seventy one, I William Coughran of Carrols Burgh in the County of York & Province of Pennsylvania Being Sick and Weak of Body; But of Perfect Mind & memory Thanks be to God.
(Standard religious wording of the day, debts tb paid.)
To wife Sarah 100 pounds.
To son Andrew 50 pounds.
To son James 50 pounds.
To son James daughter Sarh 20 pounds.
To son William 50 pounds.
To William's daughter Sarah 20 pounds.
To son John 50 pounds.
To son John's son William 20 pounds.
To daughter Margaret 50 pounds.
To daughter Margaret's son William Amon 20 pounds.
To daughter Sarah 50 pounds.
To daughter Sarah's son William Moore and her daughter Sarah each 20 pounds.
Appoints wife Sarah and sons James & William Coughran to be executors.

signed William Cochran (seal)

John Erskine
John Robinson
John Brandon

executed on the 15 January 1772.

Added by Robert Foster on Feb 13, 2017 9:49 AM

Robert Foster
Will or William Coughran (Cochran)
I accidentally came across the will of your William Coughran/Cochran of York Co., PA among the wills of the Maryland Prerogative Court. It's dated 20 Sept 1771, probated 15 Jan 1772. If you haven't seen it I can send you what I transcribed. Or you can view the original (PDF) at the Maryland State Archives website:
Bk WD 3, p. 619

(Link to index:

The will lists his wife Sarah and children Andrew, James, William, John, Margaret, Sarah.

Added by Robert Foster on Feb 12, 2017 10:04 AM

Barbara Arceneaux
RE: Kerner Memorial
Sounds great to me!

Added by Barbara Arceneaux on Feb 05, 2017 2:45 PM

Helms Cemetery
Are there any graves in this cemetery that have readable markers? I have been looking for a Helms, my gg grandfather that died in 1890 and have had no luck so leaving no stone unturned.

Thank you,
Beth Helms Swain

Added by Beth on Feb 04, 2017 10:03 AM

Judith Johnson
David Rankin Grave
Wow!!! Thank you so much! I'm sure I am just one person of so many who will appreciate this. :)

Added by Judith Johnson on Jan 19, 2017 11:49 AM

David Coleman
RE: Bobby Rivers
I had the opportunity to visit the Bobby Rivers cemetery again over Thanksgiving. I went specifically to see if I had missed this grave stone on my initial visit. This headstone doesn't exist at the site. The only other possible location would be at the New Smyrna Methodist
Church in Hancock County GA. While there are some field stones there next to William Jackson, Philip's grandson, there are no headstone markers so I think the final resting place for Philip will have to remain a mystery for now. If you do find out any additional information, please let me know, and I'll do the same.

Added by David Coleman on Dec 01, 2016 1:36 PM

David Coleman
RE: Bobby Rivers
I pulled it from a member tree in Ancestry. I've reached out to them for information as I would like to know where they found it as well. If they reply, I will forward to you. Thanks

Added by David Coleman on Nov 02, 2016 10:27 AM

David Coleman
RE: Bobby Rivers
I did and was wondering the same thing. I expected to find it when I went to the Bobby Rivers site but I couldn't find it. If you do determine it's location, and are able to verify that it is the correct one, please let me know so I can update my documents in Ancestry, etc.

Added by David Coleman on Nov 01, 2016 12:21 PM

David Coleman
RE: Bobby Rivers
Unfortunately no. More than likely though, they are either buried there or in the cemetery at the New Smyrna Methodist church in Hancock County Ga. as there is room next to William T Jackson for both of them and at least one field stone. I hope this helps you. Thanks for adding the information to Find A Grave. As stated, I have additional photos to post when I get time. May God bless you both.

Added by David Coleman on Nov 01, 2016 4:16 AM

David Coleman
RE: Bobby Rivers
I've included a link to the cemetery from google maps which should help you.
The cemetery is easy to find and is located just off Barnesville Rd, Griffin, GA. Its about a mile south of the intersection of Barnesville rd and
Rehoboth Church rd on Barnesville rd and will be on your right side. If you get to Sanders rd you've gone too far.
There are only a few remaining headstones there now but the site is kept in excellent condition. If you have any specific questions, please let me know and I will try to answer them for you. I also have additional photos if you can provide an email address where I can send them.,-84.1437413,3a,75y,270.26h,66t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swhPpRvXhbqwFOMOaYKU-Cw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1

Added by David Coleman on Oct 31, 2016 6:47 AM

Marilynn Jackson
RE: Bobby Rivers
It has been so long ago, that I hardly remember… I do remember the Rehoboth Baptist church in our search, and think it must have been down Barnsville Rd from there going west. It was located on the right just after a driveway and there was a house further back . This may have been the Robt Rivers property at one time. I tried to look on Google street view, but couldn’t find it.

Added by Marilynn Jackson on Oct 30, 2016 12:43 PM

Tamara Bigham Riggs
Sarah Freeman Bigham Ladd, McLemoresville, TN
Original memorial is missing. Links are missing. (?) If you will kindly transfer management to me, I would appreciate it. Have been working and un-tangling these lines for 25 years Thank you. Tamara Bigham Riggs

Added by Tamara Bigham Riggs on Oct 21, 2016 4:12 PM

Betty Venable Phillips
Venable/Jefferson Memorial Gardens
Thank you for the connections of my Venable ancestors. I am submitting the wife of Aubrey Venable via edit tab. This completes this family and I am most grateful for all your hard work on Find A Grave. God Bless.

Added by Betty Venable Phillips on Oct 06, 2016 9:29 AM


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