Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Linda & Joe Richards (#47486036)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 14 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
I have been working on my family genealogy only since the spring of 2010. I wish I had started decades ago when I would have been able to gain first-hand information from my parents and grandparents. Now I only have bits and pieces of first-hand information to build on. I have discovered more than I ever thought possible.

I am working on my New York paternal side: Wightwick, Collins, Thornton, Dolan, Sweeney, O'Mahoney.

Also my Mississippi maternal side: Barlow, McWilliams, Thompson, Shepherd, O'Neal, Guynes, Quin, Green, Perryman, Beeson/Beason, Dalrymple and BEYOND. Based on mitochondrial DNA, I have been able to add Diamond, Jones, and possibly Smith to my direct female line.

My husband, Joe, is now interested in finding his ancestors, since I have done a lot of research on his side of the family. That side starts with Richards & Ward in Alabama. It includes: West, Ray, Guy, Hart, Daniels, Parker, Jones, Stuart (or Stewart) and others to be discovered.

Joe will now share this site with me, so that we can work together. I have found Houston County in Alabama to be a treasure chest of information. Other researchers there are the most helpful and are probably related, too.

We also enjoy visiting other cemeteries to take pictures and help others with their family search. We live in Douglas County, GA, so if anyone needs assistance nearby, just contact us.

WE HAVE ADDED MEMORIALS THAT ARE NOT RELATED TO US. We visit cemeteries to take volunteer photos and sometimes add other photos and memorials. We do this especially for family names that we are related to. If you find a memorial that is a direct ancestor or a close family member, you may request a transfer to you. We will do this if you make the request through the edit function, suggest a correction, give your contributor #, and tell us how you are related. We will transfer the memorial if we are not also related. We have taken a lot of photos over the last year and a half that we have not yet added. It is time consuming, but we will add more memorials and photos as time permits.

PLEASE NOTE: The McWilliams Family in Clifton Methodist Churchyard in Panthersville, GA. and family members linked to them have NO KNOWN RELATIONSHIP WITH US. Their son, George W. McWilliams IS NOT the George W. McWilliams whom Linda is descended from.

PHOTOS WE TAKE MAY BE USED FOR FAMILY OR GENEALOGY PURPOSES ONLY (NO COMMERCIAL USE.) WE WOULD APPRECIATE JUST SHOWING ON THE PHOTO "COURTESY OF LINDA & JOE RICHARDS." As other photo volunteers know, finding these cemeteries and the graves in them is time-consuming and hard work, as well as the process of adding them to findagrave; therefore, just acknowledge that we provided them. Thank you.
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 361 Memorials Added
 • 404 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 1,510 Photos
 • 12 Photo Requests
 • 148 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 922 Virtual Flowers
 • 4 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 1 Fame Rating
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Joe's distant cousins (43)
Linda's Distant Cousins (333)
Messages left for Linda & Joe Ric... (159)[Leave Message]
Heartbroken Daddy's Girl
RE: Your edit request for Doris Fite

Rosehaven Funeral Home - Douglasville

Added by Heartbroken Daddy's Girl on Sep 21, 2017 8:23 AM
Jennifer Eckman
RE: Noah Thompson's parents burial locations
Added by Jennifer Eckman on Mar 13, 2017 4:23 PM
Jennifer Eckman
Noah Thompson's parents burial locations
Hi Linda,

Do you know from which source the information came that listed Noah Thompson's parent's burial location?

Father-Smith Co., MS
Mother-Beeson Cemetery, Lauderdale Co., MS

I am sure there is a book with this information, but I haven't laid my hands on it.

Thank you so much for your help.

Added by Jennifer Eckman on Mar 11, 2017 3:05 PM
Richard Thompson
Thomas Thompson
I am the great grandson of Thomas Thompson My grandfather was Milton A Thompson Sr. his son.

My Father was Milton A Thompson Jr.

My name is Richard L. Thompson I have all of the family paperwork. I would like to establish contact with my family if any are still alive. if you would like to get in touch with me here is my email address:

Thank you,

Richard Thompson
Added by Richard Thompson on Feb 10, 2017 2:08 AM
John M. Scroggins
RE: John Diamond Tombstone
The photo we've been discussing, and that I put on John's page, is at the front of the cemetery. He apparently has another, individual, stone in the cemetery. I'll add that to his page. There are also pictures for a Samuel, Nancy, and Robert Diamond, one or more Watsons, and several Reddicks, as well a numerous unreadable stones.
Added by John M. Scroggins on Jan 17, 2017 12:07 PM
John M. Scroggins
RE: John Diamond Tombstone
I think my son has additional pictures taken in the Diamond Cemetery on August 28, 2016. He's going to look for them in the next few days (he lives about 55 miles from me). The cemetery was not easily accessible, about a half mile from the end of the nearest road, and was overgrown with a lot of poison ivy. The Robert Diamond, born 1837, buried there was the husband of Margaret Adams, whom I believe (but cannot absolutely prove) to have been my first cousin four times removed.
Added by John M. Scroggins on Jan 16, 2017 5:26 PM
John M. Scroggins
RE: Tombstone of John Diamond
Added by John M. Scroggins on Jan 15, 2017 5:45 PM
RE: Byrds in Mill Creek Cemetery
Yes, You are more than welcome to use any of my photos. As they are there for all to see, some do not follow the guidelines for giving credit. Thank you
Added by Penny on Jan 14, 2017 7:35 PM
Faye Nations McCardle
Joseph Howard Barlow #5766720
I have corrected link to parents
I'm connected to Sally Barlow Nations

Added by Faye Nations McCardle on Oct 20, 2016 8:55 PM
Barbara Kobres Hill
RE: Campbell in Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery
Yes Martha Elizabeth Lizzie Hammond is my Grandmother I would like to have her transferred as well thanks #48945371
Added by Barbara Kobres Hill on Oct 03, 2016 6:09 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service