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Gail Fisher Walker (#47571214)
 member for 5 years, 9 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo My husband, Kevin, and I have been pursuing genealogy since 2010. What fun! It has changed our lives and lead us down many paths. Our families, in the 19th century, mostly came from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania. Find A Grave has been a great tool. Who knew people spend so much time in cemeteries?
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Sheila Nimmo
RE: May "Mae" Eliza Rutherford Stewart
I have no stake in whether her name is spelled May or Mae, since I'm not related to her. I usually use what's on the gravestone so that there's less chance of someone making a duplicate memorial because they are looking for the spelling on the stone and not considering the other ways the name might have been spelled. It's not so bad with the spelling of May and Mae because both would be listed with the M first names. However, consider a name such as Cathy, which could also be spelled Kathy. Someone looking for one spelling might not see the other spelling because they could be several pages away from each other in a listing of a very common surname, such as Smith.

I would also consider who might have provided the information for that gravestone. If family members buried the deceased and commissioned the stone, shouldn't they know best how to spell his or her name?

In the case of one of my ancestors, he was named Lewis, after his uncle of the same spelling. However, sometime during his lifetime, he started spelling it Louis, possibly because that was a more popular spelling as time went by.

Information about other spellings and what documents they appear on can be detailed in the bio section.
Added by Sheila Nimmo on Apr 22, 2017 9:08 PM
Barbara Wiley Hamby
RE: Pvt Ambrose F Ranson # 114331285
Hey Gail i went back and looked at all the kids....could not see the spouse stone to tell..but i see that all the kids names end in N too....Ranson...and i think you own all of them too..Might want to change them too.
Added by Barbara Wiley Hamby on Feb 12, 2017 6:56 PM
Barbara Wiley Hamby
RE: Pvt Ambrose F Ranson # 114331285
your very welcome...i looked at it at first too....i had to search just looking for RA in monroe county to find it and it was one of the ones that came up...just glad i was able to find it so that we could add that to his memorial. There was two deaths and three weddings and yours was the only one i could find lol..
Added by Barbara Wiley Hamby on Feb 12, 2017 5:22 PM
Donna Hale
RE: Rev Turner Saunders # 114573122
This is where I got the information -
Added by Donna Hale on Jan 02, 2017 6:18 PM
Paul Armstrong
RE: Thank you for your Contributions
You're welcome, Gail. Happy New Year to you, as well!
Added by Paul Armstrong on Jan 02, 2017 2:47 PM
Stephen McBride
RE: Sarah Connor # 132189600
Thanks for the response, good to hear from you again. Happy Thanksgiving to you too.
Added by Stephen McBride on Nov 19, 2016 8:20 PM
Kristen Harpole Allen
RE: Carrie Lee Lewis Walker # 113066213
SURE! Thanks so much
Added by Kristen Harpole Allen on Sep 22, 2016 2:14 PM
Joe Roberson
for transferring Robert Hedgepeth
Added by Joe Roberson on Aug 29, 2016 7:10 PM
Joe Roberson
Dear Gail, I used the wrong number for possible transfer. My contributor number is 48033486. Thanks again. Joe
Added by Joe Roberson on Aug 22, 2016 7:25 AM
Joe Roberson
You listed Robert Monroe Hedgepeth 132649470 buried in May Cem., Lawrence Co., TN. I am a great grandson of Robert and Amanda and have notes for both. If you are not a descendant, would you consider transferring to me? Joe Roberson 104160322
Added by Joe Roberson on Aug 22, 2016 7:08 AM
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