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Janet Deck (#47382364)
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Bio Photo 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 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 to the present day.


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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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Messages left for Janet Deck (9)[Leave Message]
RE: Vincent Jessee # 121058747 and Elizabeth Candler Jessee
There's probably alot of people listed in the wrong cemeteries. Cemeteries with the same name and unmarked graves don't help. I'll remove the edit.
Added by Mike on Apr 19, 2017 5:11 PM
Larry & Edie Doepel
RE: 11541766 Mary Glandon Snavely
You are very welcome dear heart!
Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on Apr 19, 2017 3:35 PM
RE: Elizabeth and Vincent Jessee
Hi Janet
I don't know if they are there. My wife has Jessee's in her tree and I just try to connect family members. You might try the people who created the memorials for that cemetery.
Added by Mike on Apr 10, 2017 11:32 AM
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.

Added by Emily Jordan on Mar 02, 2017 8:25 PM
RE: William B. #5559090 and Sarah Butler
your wwelcome. just continueing my work to give these great veterans families a location so they dont have to search the whole cemetery.
Added by Souza on Feb 25, 2017 11:44 PM
Shawna Landers
Christian Neiderhauser
Thank you for letting me know his complete name. The only one I could find was just Chris. I like that he has his complete information now.

Shawna Landers
Added by Shawna Landers on Feb 22, 2017 10:23 AM
Larry & Edie Doepel
Gladys Russell
You are the first person who noticed out loud that I try to match the virtual flowers with what's on their headstone at picture time.

Of course, this gets all messed up when I go back a few years later and get a better photo, with different flowers! LOL

You wouldn't happen to have a memorial number for the Russell hubby, would you? I didn't see him in a quick glance of the Russell's in Woodlawn.

I sort of remember a hoo-ha about this particular grave, but oh good grief that was before breakfast today, so I've pretty much forgotten what it was all about. Probably the name thing.

I'll put the Russell photo on the Butler memorial and delete the excess....probably good to leave some sort of explaination as well.

Life's fun, aint it?

Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on Jan 23, 2017 11:30 AM
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.

kathi freeman
Added by Kat P. Scent on Oct 19, 2016 2:45 AM
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.
kathi freeman
Added by Kat P. Scent on Oct 16, 2016 1:29 PM

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