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Scott and Priscilla Butler Fraser (#46859858)
 member for 10 years, 9 months, 4 days
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

Holley Izard
Rev. James Williams family
Hi, I am very impressed with your attention to detail on the Williams line I've been working on.

I am helping a Williams descendant with a Daughters of the American Revolution application. I have found 4 proven DAR patriots through the line of James Williams and Sarah Allison, but all 4 previous apps are through their son, Chesley.

Your mention of a Family Bible may be the proof needed to connect Martha Matilda and Alfred Ogilvie Williams to her parents, and hopefully to their son Chesley B. Williams.

If you can help me with these two generations, I would greatly appreciate it. You can answer me through FindAGrave, or directly at

Thank you in advance. Holley Izard

Added by Holley Izard on Jul 29, 2016 7:04 PM

Becky B
Wm Lee Davidson
Hello Scott & Priscilla! I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the outstanding bio on Gen. Wm Lee Davidson memorial #8582004. I am researching the Davidson line for a dear friend, she will be so excited to read this information. I am also sent a note to the original creator. Just wanted to let both 'parties' know you are VERY much appreciated!!! Thank you again! Becky Bare

Added by Becky B on Jul 11, 2016 10:59 AM

Thanks for Henry Bass Information!
My family appreciates the work you did on the Rev. Henry Bass's grave in South Carolina (d. 1860). He was the younger brother of my 4th-great-grandfather. They were born to a veteran of the War of Independence in Connecticut, but moved south when in their 20s.

We had never seen that photo and thank you for publishing it.


Charlie Bass

Added by CFBass on Feb 22, 2016 6:54 PM

RE: Mary Waters (Hogsback)
As Miss Mary Ann Waters, a young lady about twenty years of age, engaged in teaching school in the East part of Town (Martinsburg), was returning home on horseback, June 20, 1829, her horse was startled and stopped by a tree falling across the road in front, and directly after another tree fell and killed both horse and its rider.

A History of Lewis County by Franklin B. Hough
Reprint of the 1860 edition Page 183

Thank you, so much! Pepper

Added by pepper on Feb 14, 2016 12:57 PM

Donna B.
Mary Emaline Mclain Craig
Thank you for linking Mary Emaline to her parents. And thank you for adding her to Find A Grave and all the hard work you do .

Added by Donna B. on Oct 07, 2015 10:59 AM

Don Leuty
RE: Virgil Amelia Chaffin

Also, my aunt's research notes indicate that in an interview with Belle Caffin Ricter named her 2nd daughter, Virgil Amelia Richter after her.

She was the granddaughter of Bat Millhollon, the first Sheriff of Hopkins County, Texas and Elizabeth Lindley, the first daughter of Jacob Marion Lindley and Alsey Ruth Gibson

Added by Don Leuty on Sep 04, 2015 11:05 PM

Martha Churchill
RE: McLean
Martha McLean wrote a letter to her son Francis Lane McKindley on March 9, 1850; here is an excerpt (her spelling was terrible)
"Mary Ann was in good health I belief if my memory write she weighed 1 hundred and sixty and Ebenezar's wife 1 hundred and eighty they have some fat folks their..."
She also wrote:
"Your uncle james [probably James McLean] went to Livingston county michigan."
Martha McLean was very interested in plants, gardens, trees, farm animals, and fruit trees. I got the info on Martha McLean's letters from a cousin, Jack McKindley, a genealogist descended from Francis Lane McKindley. He is my grandfather's second cousin. He is the one who enabled me to identify the tintype of Martha McLean, which came from a photo album that was passed down in my mother's family. I put that tintype on the internet and I am happy to see it is on the Find a grave site for her.

Added by Martha Churchill on Jun 30, 2015 9:09 AM

Barbara Arceneaux
RE: Chevra Thilim Memorial Park
Oh I assumed you lived here in NOLA. I love the Jewish Cemeteries. They remind me of Wisconsin. In ground burials. My goal is to finish them by the end of the year. I have just finished photographing Beth Israel #2 so I am on to that one! I love Find A Grave. I just started doing this and I am sad I haven't started earlier. If I can ever help you out just let me know!


Added by Barbara Arceneaux on Jun 13, 2015 8:42 PM


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