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Gina Townley Swinburn (#46543340)
 member for 14 years, 7 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo updated:
Sept 19, 2016 Back to School :)
NOBODY panic!! I do have a life. I have 30 days to respond to your edit requests, AND I LOVE GETTING THEM, but please, it's summertime, funtime for LIVING family. If you don't see your request being handled, PLEASE don't hesitate to send it again!
One of the most remarkable people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing I met right here, on FAG. My friend Bud was definitely one-of-a-kind. The kind of mentor anyone would be proud to have. Sadly, he has passed away, but his legacy of friendship and human kindness can never be erased.
Please, drop by and leave one of FAG's best Bud a token.

Just a side note to the thanks below. PLEASE, make your edit requests through the edit tab whenever possible.

For you guys who are BLOWING up my account with additions, edits and bio information.......Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. FAG is made greater each and every day due to the tireless efforts of those willing to give of themselves.

Hi, I'm Gina, born 1955 to George and Margaret Maddix Townley. I've always lived on the TX/LA state line at the coast. All my relatives are in Alabama and Georgia as my father saw fit to move to see "the cowboys" after his service in the Air Force in WWII.
I've been a FAG member over 12 years! If you think there is anything I could help you with or help contribute to your search, all you need to do is ask.
I have been willingly helped at every task, and I am more than willing to re-pay and pay that forward.

   The family memorials are created by myself and my husband under my name and are already set up to pass to my designated child when both of us are unwilling or unable to continue. By combining our efforts our children's ancestors will all be managed by the same person.
Please, think ahead! Designate someone to continue or maintain your work!

Transfer guidelines are posted in FAG's FAQ. ALL transfer request should come through the edit tab. Be respectful of creators. REMEMBER to be willing to give MORE than you RECEIVE.
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Any information on my pages credited to myself, is freely available for ANYONE'S use. Please feel free to incorporate anything that belongs to me into anything you wish. You do NOT have to link my page or credit me. My only request is that you use the information correctly and respectfully. UPDATE 12/2/2012 Because of some ill intentioned people I have decided to make things even easier. Every one of my photos will now have the COPYRIGHT and the RELEASE on the photo itself. You will never be asked to account for it's origin or your permission as it's already there! Hope this helps.

WOOHOO!! We can upload up to 8mg pictures now! What a remarkable site. HOWEVER, I'm NOT going back to repost photos, so from 2014 forward you will get 5m pictures, but, the offer still stands for the old ones, just let me know what you want and I'll be happy to give it to you.

@@@ The most simplisticly honest approach to dealing with gravestone images use came to me from a FAG newbie. Shouldn't we all take this sentiment to heart? All I'm asking is that you think about it.@@@@

   ***** "I don't ask a deceased individual's family member if I can photograph their loved one's grave so I don't expect them to ask my permission to use the photo on another website."-Sonia Sanchez*****
The idea is to get as much information available to the general public as possible thereby creating more interest in preserving our ancestry. Information posted by me showing source documents is being used under Section 107, fair use, of the Copyright Act of 1976 generalized for "information, teaching and genealogy". If an ANY TIME you feel as there has been a copyright infringement, contact me for immediate removal, until a decision can be made.
Please feel free to share with me anything you wish, ask anything you like. My opinions are my own and I will honor yours as well.
I respond to all e-mail and all messages (although I'm sometimes slow and don't mind being reminded).


While I respect FAG's mission of grave registration, MY mission is to provide genealogical information for those registrations. The two do not need to be mutually exclusive. I am truly thankful for those who have the time and energy to register multitudes of grave for the rest of us to find.


OH, and ANOTHER thing!!
Please, add anything you like to pages created by me in the photo section that you think needs to be there. I don't care what it is. I don't OWN these memorials, I created them to be shared. Use you own best judgement about what's relative. I am SICK of creators hoopla about "don't add this or that"! Really? Add anything. Most say "you are using up a photo space"... WELL, if you use up all the photo space on memorials that I MADE, I'll sponsor it so you can add more. If we come to that 20pic wall limit, THEN we will address it. Try not to post anything that would be offensive to family, for if they ask, I will have it removed.. but let's face facts folks, NONE of us is perfect and ALL of this is history.

I hope your ancestral journey proves as entertaining and worthwhile as mine has proved to be.

Gina Townley Swinburn

My favorite quote, paraphrased, from Maya Angelou:
"People will forget what you did, forget what you said, but they will never forget the way you made them feel."

No truer words were ever spoken. My own personal quote is,
"Nothing happens in this life that cannot be fixed, forgiven or forgotten."

Be kind. Be Gentle. Make it a way of life to commit a random act of kindness as often as possible. Smile. Be happy. Life is short. Enjoy it.

*and remember, at the end of the day, it's about what we leave behind*
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DK Moen
Memorial 116782584
Please correct/disconnect the parents of Willis D Slauson. While he is buried in his uncles plot (George Slauson) his parents are actually James and Sarah (Dikeman) Slauson who are buried in Lot 136 Block 5 of Mound Cemetery, Racine WI
Added by DK Moen on Jan 01, 2017 10:18 AM
Corrine Harrison-Horn
Mackster Stone
Please remove this name from Liberty Cemetery, this plot is located in the McGowen cemetery off from the church not Liberty cemetery. Any questions or concerns please contact me I am the chairperson of Liberty cemetery in Point Blank. thanks
Added by Corrine Harrison-Horn on Dec 16, 2016 8:41 AM
Bill Kitt
Gina, Thanks for all.
I am a nefew of Andy (156436231) Brooks. Andy and his wife Pearl had two children Shirley and the Curtis Brooks. Would you add "Curt" to your memorial.

Bill Kitt
Added by Bill Kitt on Nov 21, 2016 11:22 AM
John Henry Morris Townley
I am researching in order to add a Patriot to my membership to NSDAR. The Find A Grave information is very different from what I have through a family book and information on Would you be able to let me know where you found your information, as this is what I have:

JHM Townley - Birth 23 July 1757 in Johnston, Edgefield, SC
Death - 14 Apr 1818 in Anderson Co, SC.
Married to Agnes 'Peggy' Rich
In addition to other children, they had a son, Daniel M. Townley - 1782-1848, married to Mary Elizabeth Lollar.

Daniel M. and Mary Elizabeth Lollar had a son - David William Townley - 1819-1856, married to Mary Boshell.

David William and Mary Boshell had a daughter - Sarah Townley - 1848-1892, married to John Benjamin Myers.

Sarah and John Benjamin are my great grandparents - the parents of James William Myers, who is the father of Jocelyn Aileen Myers Holman (my mother.)

The Find A Grave info also lists two brothers both being married to Elizabeth "Betty" Gaunt/Gant. I believe this is incorrect.

If you could please email me at, I would be grateful. It is important that I have exact information, and what I have is very different. I especially would like to know about the Revolutionary War service.

Thank you so much!
Barbara Holman Doores
Added by BarbaraHolman on Oct 01, 2016 12:41 PM
Shirley Vail
Luther Lorenzo Vail #91031044
Delighted to get some of the info in his bio on the Find A Grave page you created. I am a 3rd cousin 2X removed of Luther's and am researching my own Vail ancestors for my father's line. I am now able to make sense of Luther's father's two wives and the children of each marriage as well as the children and husband of Luther'stepmother's first marriage. Thanks for the help!
Added by Shirley Vail on Sep 25, 2016 9:28 AM
RE: Antioch Cemetery
I can put my photo's on again if you are able to keep your memorials. Just let me know.
Added by Spear on Sep 19, 2016 9:33 PM
RE: Antioch Cemetery
If you get in touch with the other person and you are closer related they might delete some of theirs. It's worth a try.
Added by Spear on Sep 19, 2016 9:30 PM
Antioch Cemetery
Gina, you have memorials 135393076,135392920,135393024,135393103,135392924,135393098,135393057 listed in Antioch Cemetery Tallapoosa County located on Antioch road(listed this way on find a grave)
In doing memorial photos these people are already on and they are buried in Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery, Camp Hill on Roxana Road. Could you please delete your Memorials or contact the other person and maybe combine yours with theirs. I live within 8 miles of this cemetery.
Added by Spear on Aug 31, 2016 11:23 AM
Jeremy P. Phillips
RE: Dora Crook Champion
Gina, Thank you for the sending me the obituary transcription for aunt Dora last year. I would have updated her memorial sooner, but I accidentally archived your message before reading it. Thank you also for the offer to photograph her gravestone, but be aware that it may be missing. I don't know if it's vandalism, accident or natural disaster, but many of my family's gravestones have either disappeared completely or are in pieces. My great grandmother Dollie's gravestone was replaced a couple of decades ago (Find A Grave Memorial# 13792953). Dora may be buried near her. Thanks again for your help. Take care!
Added by Jeremy P. Phillips on Aug 30, 2016 12:04 PM
Eric Baker
Robert Hall Baker
Thank you for your fine work on

I am writing to request that you transfer to me the page for my cousin Robert Hall Baker #116623261
who is buried in Mound Cemetery in Racine, Wisconsin. I wish to add extensive biographical information to this page.

Many thanks,

Eric Baker
Durham, North Carolina
Added by Eric Baker on Aug 27, 2016 7:20 AM
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