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I've been researching my family for almost 20 years, starting with my maternal grandparents, James Samuel Butler and Sallie Moss Pierce. They were born in Campbell County, Tennessee and migrated by covered wagon to Oklahoma where they first appeared in the census in 1900. |
I have tried to restrict my memorials to my direct paternal and maternal family lines, the grandparents of various degrees. Then somehow some aunts and uncles of various degrees were included, then a few cousins, then . . .
Of course, Find A Grave requires that we know where are ancestors are buried in order to create memorials on this web site, thus, the further we go back in time, the fewer memorials there are for our family because we do not know where those early family members are interred. However, there are known burial locations for at least two of my ancestors that go waaaaay, way back. You might want to visit their memorials:
William and Matilda . They are my 28th great grandparents on my paternal grandmother's side of the family. When you get back that far, you have a LOT of cousins.
In April 2015 I submitted DNA to Ancestry.com. I have a match going back to an ancestor whose ancestry is known to antiquity, which includes William and Matilda. His name was Thomas Owsley, born about 1658 in Somersetshire, England. His descendants were in Tennessee from the early years of Tennessee's formation and I am sure there are some living in Campbell County today.
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I invite researchers of East Tennessee to the memorial for Peter Graham Fulkerson . The name P.G. Fulkerson is probably more familiar. P.G. was a farmer, lawyer, judge and district attorney general who also had an interest in history and genealogy. He created brief records, perhaps a paragraph or two, of some of the early settlers of Claiborne County. As he created for some of my ancestors, his memorial is my brief record, a paragraph or two, of The Honorable Peter Graham Fulkerson.
Take time to follow the link on his memorial to his answers to The Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaires.
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|DM Scott||RE: 150348098|
You are so welcome. I try to look every day if I'm home because I know it's important to all of us who make these memorials
Added by DM Scott on Sep 02, 2017 2:17 PM
|Cynthia Farmer-Nold||New format maps vs. Google w/satellite|
I have some real estate background so I understand the land survey system used in rural areas. I put several small cemeteries on Find A Grave for Saline County, Missouri and one for Pettis County. I have used old plat maps to help find them. Saline County 1876 and 1896 plat books on line mark most of the old cemeteries and rural churches. I run a plat map and a Google map at the same scale to find a previously unlisted cemetery. Google sometimes already has an old church location marked on a map, given enough enlargement. Of course, being able to switch to satellite is very helpful. I have tried the new Find A Grave map format, pulling up a little, rural cemetery on one tab in new format and then the current Find A Grave Google map for the same cemetery on another tab - just to compare. I don't see an option on the new map format for satellite image. (Also enlarge/reduce is awkward in new format.) When someone gives directions to a little, old cemetery that says to drive down the farm lane past the barn, satellite image is the way to find it. When someone says the little cemetery is in a small grove of trees in a plowed field, satellite is the way to find it. GPS may be handy, but Township, Range, Section, part of section information remains fundamental if researching old mapping. Being able to compare with Google satellite for this part of the world, one can see where most of the section lines are because they are the dividing lines between fields, between farm owners, etc. Pick out a little cemetery you know and pull the map up for it on two tabs, one the Google current map and the other in the new format. See what you think. I believe the new format map "improvement" is quite the opposite. I like to look for pioneer cemeteries or post Civil War African American cemeteries and list them.
|Larry & Edie Doepel||RE: Margaret Carr pic|
There you go Miss Janet.. Have a great 4th!
|Emily Jordan||RE: obituaries|
The early ones from all over OK are through the Oklahoma History Center:
The ones from the OKLAHOMAN (Oklahoma City) are from the Archive database which is free if you have a library card for the OKC libraries.
|Kat P. Scent||RE: Hattie Carr 8233689|
oh please fix it if you can. i did that research ages ago and didn't know much about her,
if you need me to vouch to anyone i'd be happy to. she was my ggrandpa's "mistress"
he was quite a wonderful artist. i can share with you some of his work if you like.
but please correct hattie's parents. i felt a debt to try and learn more about her, because she was pa ogg's partner lat in his life.
|Kat P. Scent||RE: Hattie Carr 8233689|
not sure.. maybe. hattie was my great grandfather's house maid and live in girlfriend. if it is the same Hattie. he was a famous photographer. and i've beentold that she worked in the dark room doing some developing with him.