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Merf (#47064479)
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I have been actively photographing and documenting the older sections of historic Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, FL. I am currently going through all their records to make sure we get everyone on findagrave.

I'll gladly transfer management of memorials upon request, no matter what your relation (unless they are my relatives - but I will transfer a relative to a direct descendant if I am not one). I create every memorial with the hope that their family will find them. Every transfer request I receive makes me know its worth it.

Please let me know if you find any errors or I've duplicated a memorial, I'll fix it! It's so important to have dates correct and names properly spelled - but we all make mistakes, and sometimes the markers are very difficult to read.

Feel free to use my photos (with credit to me - Merf works) for your personal genealogical project. My photos are of public places, and of no artistic (I can guarantee that!) merit. I don't believe I "own" a simple snapshot of someone else's grave marker. I volunteer here to SHARE and to make sure memorials are as accurate as possible. HOWEVER, photos of people - such as my relatives that I have posted...I do require permission prior to use or visible credit to me and that they came from findagrave.

My mother and I are researching our family who settled in Lee, Phillips and Monroe County, Arkansas.

In particular, we are desperately searching for parents and siblings of Thomas Trotter Bonner, who settled in Spring Creek, AR. He married Elizabeth Shackelford Bonner in 1834 in Marengo Co., AL.

Current projects:

Assisting my mom and the Annie H. Darracott UDC Chapter out of Lakeland, Polk Co, FL in the documentation of Confederate Veterans.

Completing FAG entries for Greenwood Cemetery using various sources including cemetery records and undertaker records. I'm only concentrating on the lettered, older sections.

Would REALLY appreciate ANY information on Daniel M Bonner (b. 1789), son of Col. Thomas Bonner and Margaret Jones. We think he's the father of our "brick wall" person based on DNA testing.

Family surnames: Allen, Allred, Bonner, Coble, Estes, Gaines, Garrison, Gearhart, Gower, Hale, Harris, Higginbotham, McGee, Mauney/Mooney, Ottertail, Raymer, Redditt, Waldron, Walker, Whitfield
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Betty Jo, Betty Jones Mik..., Carol S, Charmaine Bonne..., DD, Donna McPherso..., Elizabeth, F.F. Williams, In Memoriam, janet rn, JoLinn, Kenicoca, Leah Wilson Gre..., Lyn Chilton, NLDC, Rebecca Adams M..., Scott Hutchison, VirginiaSholinS..., Wanda Ridge, William Morgan
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Tamela Ashlock
RE: Lucy Thomas 130146784
Merf, Thank you so much! Thank you for all that you do in bringing our families back to us! With warmest regards, TJ Ashlock
Added by Tamela Ashlock on Sep 05, 2017 8:00 PM
Carol Hudson
William Warren Barber Memorial 8702158
Hi Merf - Thank you so much for your hard work and generosity. I will gladly credit you for the beautiful photo you took of my 1st cousin's headstone.

Thanks again for your contribution to the Find a Grave community. It is much appreciated.

Carol Barber Hudson
Carol Barber Family Tree
Contributor 48963249
Added by Carol Hudson on Sep 02, 2017 3:06 PM
Tamela Ashlock
Lucy Thomas 130146784
Thank you, Merf, for all the work that you do for our families. Would you be so kind as to transfer to me my Aunt's memorial? I am trying to tie the family together on findagrave. Thank you so much for considering this request. Of course, if you are a family relative, I would love to communication with you. God bless you and your family for all the family history work you do. Best Regards, TJ Ashlock
Added by Tamela Ashlock on Sep 01, 2017 6:15 PM
Family Finder
RE: Alonzo Thompson #14783097
Not a problem. Thanks for all your work.
Added by Family Finder on Aug 31, 2017 8:19 PM
Family Finder
Alonzo Thompson #14783097
Thank you so much for the added information. Do you happen to know anything about Annie? I have always wondered about these two memorials. They are so different than any others in the cemetery.
Added by Family Finder on Aug 30, 2017 2:40 PM
Debbie Hartman
Catherine Brenner
Thank you for the info I have added it to her bio and linked her parents. Debbie Hartman
Added by Debbie Hartman on Aug 30, 2017 2:25 PM
Howard Curran
Elizabeth A. Williams memorial
I put your information in the Bio section, and linked her parents, who are also buried at Drawdy Rouse Cemetery.

Added by Howard Curran on Aug 28, 2017 12:32 PM
Dan Oh
Maurice Michener

Your recently sent me a link request for this burial. I've added the obit.
Added by Dan Oh on Aug 24, 2017 7:37 AM
Patty Foster
RE: Infant Barber
I was born in 1952 and my family is alive and still kicking. Thanks for making me feel old :)
Added by Patty Foster on Aug 24, 2017 3:01 AM
Patty Foster
RE: Infant Barber
That's not necessarily true. Family can go to court and ask that private info. not be released. My brother filed paperwork to keep my parents info. private & is assured by HIPAA.
Added by Patty Foster on Aug 23, 2017 4:27 PM
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