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I've been researching my family for almost 20 years, starting with my maternal grandparents. They were born in Campbell County, Tennessee and migrated by covered wagon to Oklahoma. |
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 the fewer memorials we each have because we do not know where those early ancestors are. 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.
PS: In April 2015 I submitted DNA to Ancestry.com. I have a match going back to an ancestor whose ancestry is known to antiquity, including William and Matilda. His name is Owsley. He has descendants of that surname from the early 1800s in Campbell County.
Find A Grave statement regarding headstones:
How do I clean a headstone or grave marker?
Unless you are related to the interred on the headstone in question, DO NOT do anything to the headstone.
Never clean gravestones with anything but water and a soft brush. Slate gravestones from the Revolutionary era and Pre-revolutionary era are best left alone due to their delicate nature and tendency to erode.
Never apply bleach, ammonia, shaving cream, chalk, flour, baking soda, cornstarch, firm pressure or use anything abrasive. Do not post photos of recently chalked or shaving-creamed headstones.
Consult a professional before any attempt to clean a headstone is made.
Do not post photos of recently chalked or shaving-creamed headstones.
Find A Grave statement regarding unknown burials:
Never create a cemetery by the name "unknown" or any variant. Burials where the interment is unknown may be added using the 'Other' burial option, then 'recent death, location of body unknown'. Location of body unknown must be used for recent deaths where the disposition is not currently known. FINAL DISPOSITION MUST BE DETERMINED AND UPDATED WITHIN 30 DAYS.
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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|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?
|Conservative Patriot||Greenbrier, West Virginia|
Greenbrier HS was not aware.
Tactic 2. Find news obits with brush church as burial location. Find stones. Found two. Both at Neal Chapel, Frankford District, Greenbrier County.
Tactic 3. Ask Neal Chapel old timers on Sunday (services moved down road to new building) about other names for Neal Chapel.. Brush Church and Brushy Creek Church cited by several persons.
Conclusion. Brush Church cemetery is known today as Neal Chapel and cemetery...named after the man who donated original land in 1850.
We also learned the cemetery has pauper section for those who could not afford stones.
Updating cem description to reflect alternate names and history details.
|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.