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L Ferree (#47116659)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 19 days
Linda Stovall
Lillian Lucile Stovall
The person we have listed as her son is not correct.
He is her father-in-law. He is the father to Claud C Arnold (1888-1954. Claud and Lillian named their oldest son after Augustus Milton Arnold.

Linda M Stovall
Stovall Family Genealogist

Added by Linda Stovall on Sep 20, 2017 3:57 PM

RE: Eva Kreis Burckel

Added by Laurel819 on Sep 12, 2017 11:59 AM

RE: Eva Kreis Burckel
I didn't realize how big a project answering my question might be!

I've pretty much exhausted and so far as I have found, all the references other than to just "France" come from Find-a-Grave. Maybe you used a better set of search terms?

Added by Laurel819 on Sep 11, 2017 5:06 PM

Eva Kreis Burckel

Thanks for all your good work.

I note for three of my possible relatives (Eva Kreiss Burkel #106847294, Gorge Burckel #106847271, and their daughter Barbara Kreis Burckel Bender #106847271) their place of birth is listed as Soultz-sous-Forets, Bas-Rhin, France. I was wondering if you have a source for that information because I have not been able to find anything other than "France" in various records.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Added by Laurel819 on Sep 11, 2017 1:27 PM

Dennis York
RE: Miriam Winn
The US Census Report

Added by Dennis York on Sep 11, 2017 6:58 AM

Myrtle Ennis
RE: Espy / Esper
I am glad you checked on this as I found Hannah T Martin Esper in Fairview Cemetery in Warren Co, Ky and did not correct the mistake that I made by changing Espy to Esper-- several trees on ancestry had selected Hannah Espy was Hannah Esper but I was the dummy that changed her name--please correct her name back to Espy--I had the correction on my list today but I got so tired yesterday that I did not correct it yesterday. Sorry I had inconvenienced you M M Ennis

I was tracing the first wife of John W Esper from Bavaria--he came to Georgia and married Hannah T Martin, they move to Warren Co, Ky and Hannah and 3 of her children die of asiatic cholera in Aug and Sep of 1866--she was listed in Fairview Cemetery as Mrs. Esper and 2 children and her date of death 14 Aug 1866--had to follow the clues--day late and a dollar short m m ennis

Added by Myrtle Ennis on Aug 28, 2017 10:47 AM

Wilma Gilstrap
RE: Michael Mineweaser photo
Enjoy doing this - it's my Sunday afternoon gift to you and others. Sorry that the transcription was incomplete.

Added by Wilma Gilstrap on Aug 13, 2017 3:58 PM

Gina Jean
John Piper #73013567
Regarding John.....Someone sent a SAC.

Added by Gina Jean on Aug 10, 2017 3:45 PM

John Greene
RE: John Green Memorial# 114333606
Documentation to support:

The Ancestors and Descendants of John White and Sarah Elizabeth Green With Allied Lines by Anne White Strawn, 1984, Page 77. Sources #133 and #161 in the book validate.
James Green and Jane Futhey were parents of John Futhey Green (B. Nov 1795, D. 1873)married Esther Johnston Shackelford in 1825.Confirmed by DAR records of Mrs. Emmeline Green Walker(DAR#243707,accepted June 21, 1928). John F. Green's date of birth is listed as 1796 on the tombstone. That is the only discrepancy I found.

The Green Family of South Carolina, compiled by William Hughson Green, 1958, page 4, mentions the marriage of James Green and Jane Futhey and mentions children of the marriage.

Mary Jane Green, his daughter, stated that she was born in Georgetown, S.C. There are other cousins to Mary Green thru another of my Green kin who also moved to the Resaca/Dalton area and they all are buried in the same cemetery in Atlanta. Letters are mentioned in Strawns book that connect them.

Added by John Greene on Aug 09, 2017 5:05 PM

RE: Carolina Gordon 131578408
Very Interesting - thanks for the info and research. I will add her as a daughter in my family file.

Added by plyce on Aug 04, 2017 12:38 PM

A. Liles Hok
Find A Grave Memorial# 133640870
Find A Grave Memorial# 133640870
Pardon, I requested a double-check on this date, but realized I'm looking at both Atlanta and Savannah and mixing families. Disregard, thanks.

Added by A. Liles Hok on Jul 28, 2017 1:00 AM

Carolina Gordon 131578408
What is the source of the name of the infant buried in # 131578408. John Brown and Fannie did have a daughter named Caroline Lewis Gordon that was born in 1872 and died in 1943. She married Orten Brown. I think that her parents would not have named another child Carolina having one living named Caroline.

Added by plyce on Jul 25, 2017 4:06 PM

Garry Smith
RE: Marcus Smith
Marcus Smith was my gg grandfather. His full name was Marcus De Lafayette Smith, he married Mary Puckett, she drew a Confederate widow pension. Marcus died from measles at the Empire House Hospital in Atlanta.

William Smith, his father married Meredy Gamage in Coweta County in 1835, said to be his second wife. In 1837 they had twins, Marcus and Elvira. Elvira's full name Elvira Jackson Smith, (Andrew Jackson was president at that time).

William was 86 years old, however his wife was just 37 years old. William must have enjoyed good health, he lived to be 101.

The Oct.12,1880 issue of The Newnan Herald, a Newnan Georgia newspaper tells of the death of Elvira Smith, daughter of William "Hell Nation" Smith and Meredy Smith.

In the book "The Georgia Frontier", by Jeannette Holland Austin there is information on William Smith, his widow Meredy and children Lafayette and Elvira.

This is the documentation I have discovered so far. I think it is strong proof of the relationship between Marcus and William. The Confederate marker for Marcus in Oakland was placed there by me in the late 1980's. The marker before this one was inscribed "D.F. Smith". My grandfather always told me that he went by that name "D.F."

Hope this info helps.
Garry Smith

Added by Garry Smith on Jul 16, 2017 11:57 AM

RE: Eden Cemetery - Parrish
I want to thank you for the research you have done in getting the Parrish family memorials corrected and up-dated.

Added by BLV on Jul 12, 2017 10:05 PM

RE: J. J. Richards
1st Richards interment reference (first wife) is in a cache of HATHAWAY documents, letters, photos owned by descendant in AZ; I'll try to get it. JJR/SMH had three children; 1st died in Athens 1849 before Oakland established, 2nd died in NYC in 1853 (mentioned in same line as mother's interment). 3rd child (Annie Hathaway [Richards] LIVELY) survived; buried in Westview Cemetery with husband, child. No greater impetus for plot purchase than child mortality, so IF you have purchase records, JJR would have purchased Section 8, Lot 427 abt. 1853-1859. Only you would know if this fits interment patterns there or if this is in error. I do see many Richards child mortalities you manage so they are clues as to whom, etc. Do give consideration to enhanced transcripts by you or those transcribing your photos. In the new F-A-G format preview, transcripts take center stage and photos back because they increase advertising reach for F-A-G. The owners of the only two Hathaway caches of docs I know of found me by F-A=-G, not Ancestry, etc. So I'm sure there are lots of docs re: Oakland in attics out there and it takes strategic text leads to scare them out in Google scans.

Hope this helped.

Philip in NYC

Added by pkarchs on Jul 09, 2017 3:39 PM

Jennifer F
RE: Robert Fuller
Thanks for your help!

Added by Jennifer F on Jul 08, 2017 5:23 PM

RE: J. J. Richards
No problem - accuracy is a worthy goal we share. But I don't understand "willing to" as you manage these memorials (which are not records but I assume you have access to the actual cem records). As a 30 year Hathaway researcher, I merely corrected one whose dates seemed by your own stated admission in bio to be census supposition (not cem record derived, i.e not documented or "what Oakland has recorded"). His first wife is extremely well documented, especially via Hathaway and Stoddard genealogies. In fact all his five wives' marriages/deaths are extremely well documented and nothing I sent you previously was incorrect. The "Mrs. J.J. Richards" marriage linked in 1872 was established by someone else and wishing to also link her parents, it would not let me overide the incorrect year, apparently.

Here's my prior note with wives' names now in caps but since you also declined my Hathaway transcriptions last week, I cannot assume that my Hathaway desires beyond accuracy (max google reach in text searches for all things Hathaway) will meet your needs so she has a new memorial based on what I know is documented. I'm happy to consider removing it if what you had previously in one of yours is updated to reflect what is, again, known via Hathaway records regarding her interment. It's great you are taking on an entire cemetery and can comp aginst the cem records - great. As you know, cemetery records, let alone transcriptions, aren't always the best place to derive the facts. Takes many pieces. . . . the more Google reaches, the greater potential access to deeply hidden fact sources (family letters) beyond your Oakland Cem records and my genealogies of a century ago. My goal is to scare out those family letters of long ago by increased search exposure.

Here you go, now with names in [ ]:

"True - J.J. Richards was not married in either 1860 or 1870, yet was married 5 times. I know from my Hathaway family records that first wife [Sarah Maria Hathaway] died 07 Jul 1859 (married 26 Dec 1846), 2nd [Stella L. Wheeler] died 13 Feb 1863 (married 16 Jun 1860), 3rd [Louisa V. Soullard] died 31 Dec 1869 (married 19 Dec 1864), 4th [Martelia Martha Griffin] died 23 Oct 1873 (married 05 Jan 1872), 5th [Julia Frances Clarke] died 05 Feb 1885 (married 08 Sep 1874). I know for a fact that my Hathaway ancestor was the first interment in the Richards plot so have made corrections and links here accordingly since your dates for this memorial are supposition recognizing that only the married name is in cemetery records. You are going to find that all the families for all these wives have them exactly."

If some of the wives aren't here, they may be with family. As you realign these, I'll add facts if I have them.

Most all the Hathaways in 19th C. Georgia are related and from Hudson, NY - and fought for both sides (if fought at all).

Hope this helped, Philip in NYC

Added by pkarchs on Jul 08, 2017 3:39 PM

Lyndon Comstock
RE: Photo permission
Thank you!

Added by Lyndon Comstock on Jul 07, 2017 3:05 PM

Lyndon Comstock
Photo permission
May I have permission to use your photo of Peter Bruner's gravestone for a book I'm finishing up about black people from Clark County, Kentucky? Of course, I would credit you as the photographer.

Thanks very much for considering my request.

Lyndon Comstock

Added by Lyndon Comstock on Jul 07, 2017 2:12 PM

Joe Chando
RE: Albert Benze
I have posted it to the memorial.

Added by Joe Chando on Jul 06, 2017 7:12 PM

Find A Grave Memorial# 103524959
Please tell me your source(s) for reporting the bio of Margarett S (Morrison) Osborn? Thank you in advance for your assistance.



Added by DavoFlorida on Jul 03, 2017 2:48 PM

Frank Freeman
Re: Charles Juhan
I will ask my cousins about Charles' older brother, Alexander, and furnish his birth / death dates.

Added by Frank Freeman on Jun 23, 2017 8:49 AM

RE: Theresa Brown

Thank you. Theresa is my 3-gr. Aunt. Her younger brother Victor (b.1852) is my 2-gr. Grandfather. So I've been working on filling in the family tree and trying to find everyone & get them connected on Find A Grave.

(Kinda FUN! ... but also time-consuming) -Jeannie

Added by JHFleck on Jun 14, 2017 3:12 PM

Sarah Sharpless
RE: Fannie Lowe
Thanks! I looked and looked at the stone for Fannie Douglass Lowe & it's so hard to read. I think the initials of her mother (R. D.) have worn away.

Added by Sarah Sharpless on Jun 03, 2017 5:00 AM

Wilma Gilstrap
RE: Kiehl photos
My pleasure. Glad I could fulfill your request.


Added by Wilma Gilstrap on Jun 01, 2017 7:04 AM


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