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Helen L. Smith Hoke (#46540075)
 member for 15 years, 4 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo 2017 season is going slow. Just got back from NC where I had a really hard time finding headstones in the big cemeteries. I got a few of my JORDANs but wanted to find more. May have to go back next year. Here in Ohio it's too hot to grave but in the fall plan on doing more in Westville.
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Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhimer
Ellington Walburn FAG#134260732
Just wanted to let you know that Ellington is buried in the Salem Cemetery with his wife Caroline Lantz. I noticed you did not have a cemetery.
Added by Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhim... on Oct 17, 2017 4:28 AM
Linda Bratcher
memorial # 7220512
Hi, Would you mind transferring this memorial # 7220512 to me? This is my great grandmother. Thank you in advance, Linda
Added by Linda Bratcher on Oct 05, 2017 7:34 AM
Military Blood Banker
RE: Sparks Family Cemetery
I am not related. I work on cemeteries in Harlan and Bell Counties and a few others. I recently added a memorial to the Sparks Family Cemetery and would like to put it on my list to visit and do a complete inventory with photos. I visit twice a year. It will not be this year but most likely next Spring. Thank you for responding. A GPS would help if your cousin has one.
Added by Military Blood Banker on Sep 06, 2017 8:19 PM
Amos McNew
Hi Helen,
Just found your write up on Amos McNew. His birth date and death date would make him 9 or 10, not 5 as you suggest. Also, if someone is buried in a crypt, is it a false crypt? Not sure about the terminology.
Added by Glenda on Aug 31, 2017 2:45 PM
Sharon Ingram
Gulielmus Smith
Hi Helen,
I really appreciate all your work here!! Thank you! I, too, am a descendant of Gulielmus through Robert's daughter Nancy. I have the same question about Gulielmus' wife's name and another. Nancy married Thomas Hope and had a daughter, Tabitha Emily. Emily's name shows on the 1850 census, but her father died in 1844. Therefore, Nancy is the head of the house on the 1850 census. I haven't been able to find PROOF that Emily is Nancy AND Thomas' daughter.
Has anyone else following this info found it? I know Gulielmus Smith is a Revolutionary Patriot. But without THAT proof, I cannot apply. Anyone??

Thank you,
Sharon Ingram
Added by Sharon Ingram on Aug 31, 2017 6:29 AM
Cheryl Cook Singleton
Clardy Lester Knowles 1881-1906
Hi Helen -
You added a fabulous picture of Clardy Knowles in 2005 to his Memorial that you originally prepared. Clardy is the son of my husband's gg-grandmother, Sarah Catherine Tinnin Knowles (1854-1884). Would you by chance have any other pictures of this family and especially of Catherine?
Thank you so much.
Cheryl Cook Singleton/San Diego, cA
Added by Cheryl Cook Singleton on Jul 29, 2017 9:26 AM
Rebecca Watson
McCarty Family Tree
From LaFollette/Campbell County, Tennessee:
Eddie McCarty and Pauline (Davis) McCarty are my paternal great grandparents and my dad is Phillip McCarty. I know my aunts/uncles from my dad's family but have lost touch from them for quite a few years and I know almost no one beyond that. I'm trying to do a family tree for McCarty/Davis. If anyone can help me with this, I would truly appreciate it and I would like to connect with you, too.
Thanks so much!
Rebecca "Becky" (McCarty) Watson
Added by Rebecca Watson on Jul 11, 2017 9:46 AM
Ali Smith, Memorial# 105124807
Hi Helen,

Looking at my ancestor Ali Smith of Campbell Co., I’m finding it a bit difficult to tell exactly how Find A Grave operates. Most of the memorials show entries for the creator of the memorial and the manager, if these are different. For Ali Smith, you are given as the creator, but no separate manager is listed. I assume this means that Find A Grave still carries you as the manager of this memorial.

Since that appears to be the case, will you kindly transfer management of Memorial# 105124807 for Ali Smith to me since I am one of his direct descendants and seem to be the most active researcher on this particular Smith family? Now that DNA has become the newest standard of proof for our ancestors, it seems important that an actual descendant be listed as a contact for researchers who wish to know if they might descend from Ali Smith and Jane Denny. In addition to my online trees, I do have a DNA project set up to assist those researchers who need an answer to this question. As you certainly appreciate because of your own Smith lineage, research on a very common surname can be difficult – any concrete help that can be offered to newer researchers is a boon to genealogy.

Haven’t talked to you for a while – hard to believe that we’ve corresponded over our two Campbell Co. Smith families for 20+ years. Thanks for your attention, and here are my wishes for good luck with research on your Gulielmus Smith family.

A continued thanks for all of the work you do,

Leslie Smith McConachie
Find a Grave member #47632613
Added by lesliemac on Jul 10, 2017 10:51 AM
ds crowe
Cyrus Randall
Do you have any family connection to the Randall Family? My g.g. grandmother was Margaret Gallion. Margaret was Chester Randall Mother. Any information you are willing to share would be great! Thank you in advance!
Added by ds crowe on Jun 09, 2017 9:37 PM
Marsha Miller
James H Miller
I believe that James Miller is my husband's great great grandfather. I see that he is buried in the Miller Cemetery in Campbell County, Tennessee. Can you tell me if this is a private family cemetery or if we were to travel to Tennessee that we would be able to visit his grave. We were recently in Marshall, Missouri where his son, Jesse C Miller (husband's great grandfather)and wife Nancy Narron Miller are buried. I research stops with James and I would like to find out if his parents are possibly buried there as well.

Thank you, Marsha Miller
Added by Marsha Miller on May 07, 2017 2:12 PM
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