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Mike Gourley (#47400716)
 member for 3 years, 10 months, 4 days
Barbara Campbell
Birdtown cemetery
The 1940 directions are: follow Hwy 19 from Bryson city east to Ela, NC. turn left onto #107 go 3 miles to Echota Church at Bird-town, turn left at church go about 1 mile pass 2 houses 100 beyond the 2nd house a path leads to cemetery. Look for large white pine which stands in cemetery.
I know, 1940's directions. Thank you for your time.

Added by Barbara Campbell on Oct 02, 2014 5:55 PM

Barbara Campbell
Carver cemetery
Greetings, I was looking at WPA records and trying to determine if those memorials were already posted on Find A Grave. I ran across a Birdtown cemetery in which Ida, McKinney and Willie Gipson are buried.The directions also reference Echota church. Is this the same cemetery do you suppose?

Added by Barbara Campbell on Oct 02, 2014 3:02 PM

R & J Black & G Key
Thank you for the kind transfers. All your contributions are most appreciated.

Added by R & J Black & G Key on Sep 01, 2014 9:49 AM

R & J Black & G Key
Mike, thanks so much for the great Millsaps stone photos. Hope you are having a great summer.

Added by R & J Black & G Key on Aug 27, 2014 10:08 AM

Ken Johnson
Mr. Gourley, do you know if maybe a Mr. Daniel Albert Sizemore might be buried in the Sizemore cemetery in Greenbrier? Thanks

Added by Ken Johnson on Aug 26, 2014 2:49 AM

Violet Wiggins
Please add your blog picture of Violet Wiggins headstone taken at Wiggins Cemetery, Hammer Br of Deep Creek to memorial #76851468. Thank you.

Added by Marie on Aug 03, 2014 9:59 AM

Violet Wiggins

Added by Marie on Aug 03, 2014 9:54 AM

Noel Ross
Mac Cemetary
Hi Mike my name is Noel Ross. I have been a member for almost eight years. I have identical interests as you. I was thinking that you may be able to help me with something. I can't find the Mac cemetery and I can't get any info on it except it's approximate location. It is in a difficult location as it is on the North side of the Oconaluftee river. It is a dead zone on my GPS. I have forded the river three times but have had no luck finding the place. If you have any info or pictures I would appreciate anything you could share.
Thank You,

Noel Ross

My e-mail is

Added by Noel Ross on Jul 30, 2014 6:25 PM

RE: Nancy Hopkins-Ford Family Cemetery
Thanks so much, Mike!

Added by andringa on Jun 12, 2014 6:50 PM

Nancy Hopkins-Ford Family Cemetery
Mike -- May I use your photos for her gravestone in a private family tree I'm creating on Ancestry for a friend? Memorial # 15820910

Added by andringa on Jun 06, 2014 10:50 PM

Special Thanks!
Wow, Mike . . . Bless your heart for what you do! I agree, it's so special . . . these folks deserve to not be forgotten!
Nancy in NY

Added by andringa on Jun 06, 2014 10:31 PM

Cassie Clark
Woody Cemetery
I just wanted to say thank you for hiking in to the original Woody Cemetery, photographing the graves, and posting them here to Find A Grave. :)
Cassie Sanford Clark

Added by Cassie Clark on May 16, 2014 5:56 AM

William W. Rolland
Woody Cemetery on Forney Creek
I want to thank you for the cemeteries you have set up in the backcountry of the Smokies. One of those is the ancestral cemetery of part of my family. I too am(was-too old now) an avid hiker in the Smokies, I'm surprised we never ran into each other. The Woody Cemetery you created on Forney Creek is(was) where my Woody ancestors were buried. Recently someone saw that some burials were made in the Woody Cemetery and thought the one on Forney was it, but you and I know that the last burial there was about 1933, before TVA. I have established the other Woody Cemetery which is over near Bryson City, on Shepherd's Creek and is wherre the burials were actually made and I have photographed all the tombstones there. I wonder if you could edit the description on the cemetery on Forney to indicate that it is in the GSMNP and isolated by Fontana Lake so folks won't be tempted to establish memorials there for people buried in the other Woody Cemetery. Thanks Bill

Added by William W. Rolland on May 14, 2014 9:19 AM

Jesse McWhirter
Find A Grave Memorial# 46088961
Mike do you remember when you took this picture if his wife was buried next to him Sarah/ Sadie L. Dunlap Cannon.

Added by Jesse McWhirter on Feb 25, 2014 11:27 AM

Gloria Jennings Lowrey
Just wanted to let you know that I "moved" the two Enloe memorials which you were kind enough to transfer to me. I moved them to the ENLOE Family Cemetery rather than ENTOE Cemetery where you originally had them. It appears that someone else has inadvertently created duplicate memorials for Abraham and Sarah Enloe. I have notified this contributor of the duplication. She probably wasn't aware of your memorials since she would not have known to look for them in the ENTOE cemetery. I just didn't want you to think that I had deleted your memorials.

Added by Gloria Jennings Lowrey on Feb 05, 2014 8:44 AM

Gloria Jennings Lowrey
Thank you so very much for transferring the memorials of Abraham and Sarah Enloe. I sincerely appreciate it.

Added by Gloria Jennings Lowrey on Feb 05, 2014 7:49 AM

Robert Kuhmann
Memorial# 12453149
Thank you for honoring my request - the portrait and image of his ancestral home (National Registry of Historic Places) have been uploaded, both from PUBLIC DOMAIN sources.

Added by Robert Kuhmann on Jan 18, 2014 3:12 PM

Robert Kuhmann
Memorial# 12453149
Kindly remove the 2 gravestone photos (both duplicate photos which were already uploaded by others), and prevent me from adding: a "portrait" of the gent, plus a vintage "drawing" of his childhood "plantation" home.
I rarely ask that of anyone. Hope you won't mind ...thanks in advance. If agreed, pls let me know once completed.

Robert Kuhmann (#46567652)
Find A Grave member for 10 years, 11 months, 1 day.

Added by Robert Kuhmann on Jan 18, 2014 9:51 AM

Shelley Boring
RE: Headstone photo's
Thank you very much Mike.
Shelley Boring

Added by Shelley Boring on Jan 16, 2014 5:12 PM

Shelley Boring
Headstone photo's
Hi Mike,
My name is Shelley Boring and I am also on I am filling in Burial info and wanted to know if I may use your headstone pics in my info. I do and will give you source credit.
Sincerely, Shelley Boring

Added by Shelley Boring on Jan 15, 2014 7:10 PM

Thank You
you still have my e-mail?

Added by Whaley on Jan 08, 2014 2:25 PM

Alexander Whaley and Mary Boyd Whaley
Hi Mike, I have not heard from you for a while..Ever find anything on Alexander Whaley(birth abt 1813) son of William M Whaley 1788

Added by Whaley on Jan 08, 2014 11:27 AM

Annette Shaw
Lost Tennessee Cemeteries
Hi Mike,
I would like to email you about our Tennessee Gravestones Project.
Will you check it out? Looking forward to hearing from you.
Kindest Regards,
Annette Shaw

Added by Annette Shaw on Dec 24, 2013 10:38 AM

Charles Dean Crosby
Carr Cemetery

I was attempting to fill a couple photo requests for Carr Cemetery in Sevier County. Not until I hiked up to Carr Branch Cemetery, did I realize these are 2 different cemeteries. Carr Cemetery on does not have a map or location. I contacted them, but they had no idea. I also contacted the people who posted a memorial, but have not heard from any of them. Do you know where it might be.?

Added by Charles Dean Crosby on Dec 06, 2013 11:50 AM

Charles Dean Crosby
Green Cemetery
Mike, As I stated in an email to you earlier today, yesterday I hiked Old Settlers Trail. I took the side trail up to Green Cemetery. I took 3 pictures, as there were only 2 readable stones, which were very very new. I was going to put them on findagrave, but did not, because the pictures you have are very different. Your documentation of where the cemetery is located, is where I was. To get to the cemetery, it is about 1/4 mile off Old Settlers trail. The last 100 yards is a steep climb to the hilltop. On Old Settlers Trail, there is a fresh sign on a tree Stating "Green Cemetery" with an arrow. The path to the cemetery is marked with fresh gray markings (simular to what you would see on the Appl Trl). I only saw about a dozen stones, all with no markings, except the two new ones. I do not want to post these unless we are sure they are one in the same Green Cemetery. Would like to email you these before posting. Please email me so I can send to you.
Thanks, Dean

Added by Charles Dean Crosby on Nov 22, 2013 8:59 AM


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