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Mike Gourley (#47400716)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 8 days
Toni Marie
Thank you!
Thank you so much for adding my family's memorials to the site. Also, thank you for maintaining them for all of this time. I appreciate you transferring them my way as I start to create a digital family tree for my nephew. Thank you, again. Take care!

Added by Toni Marie on Mar 23, 2015 6:13 PM

Troy Lee Conner
Conner Family Cemetery # 1 and #2
Connor Family Cemetery
Swain County Are these listed in another way I can not find them on line?

Added by Troy Lee Conner on Jan 12, 2015 5:26 AM

Troy Lee Conner
Jacob Conner
Mike I am trying to find where
Woolworth hunting Lodge use to be and connor cove. Maybe you be able to help me. Trying to find where Jacob Connor is buried I do know he died in Jackson County County. I be glad to take any conner memorial you do not wont. I am always trying to link all of the conner and connor which is the same

Birth: 1776
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1862
Jackson County
North Carolina, USA [Edit Dates]

Jacob Conner is beleive to be buried in the same Home Cemetery as his son Rev William Henry Conner. His grave would be unmarked and still in question that he is buried here ?
Another source say he was born in 1783 and born in Rowan County

Another source states that Jacob was more than 80 years old and moved to Jackson County to a farm on highway # 10 (portion of which is now occupied by the new Woolworth hunting Lodge) which in the old days was known as Conner's Cove,after Massey Swearingen Conner died in Buncombe County.

Added by Troy Lee Conner on Jan 12, 2015 4:54 AM

Penny Alexander
Badgett family
I see you have taken pictures of the headstone of the Badgett family in Magnolia Cemetery. Would you mind if I use the photos on my family tree on They are ancestors of mine.

Penny Alexander

Added by Penny Alexander on Jan 08, 2015 4:33 PM

Barbara Schell Snyder
RE: 53474208 Beck Cemetery Cherokee NC
Thanks again for the info.

Added by Barbara Schell Snyder on Jan 06, 2015 3:42 PM

Barbara Schell Snyder
RE: 53474208 Beck Cemetery Cherokee NC
Thanks for reply looked at site and it looks promising.
I really wanted any info on the Beck Cemetery Cherokee NC that you took pics. of if you have any more ??
or if anyone has any info. on this Beck family please contact me

Added by Barbara Schell Snyder on Jan 06, 2015 1:29 PM

Barbara Schell Snyder
53474208 Beck Cemetery Cherokee NC
I am interested in this cemetery and instructions to it . John Beck i53474208 is my husbands direct ancestor and we plan to be in NC in the next 6 months and wish to visit this cemetery. Would also like to correspond with anyone interested in this family.

Added by Barbara Schell Snyder on Jan 06, 2015 1:49 AM

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


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