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Tangent (#47280236)
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Bio Photo I'm a fairly recent enthusiast of cemetery photography. I suspect becoming a site contributor and photo volunteer was inevitable.

I live in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. My involvement in the Society for Creative Anachronism (the "SCA") means that I travel to other states - notably Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

When possible, I now "fit in" cemetery photography sessions while away from home.

Most of the memorials I have made are for people I am not related to. They've come about from picture-taking adventures and subsequently learning that no memorial existed. When appropriate, I add photographs to existing memorials.

A good number of the memorials I manage but did not make are my family. Some were created before I came along and were kindly transferred to me by other contributors who are not related to them. Others originated from the U.S. Veterans Affairs Office and were transferred to me by Find A Grave Administration.

A couple of memorials I now manage are of non-relatives for whom I suggested rather extensive editing based on information I had gathered ... and the non-relative originator chose to transfer management to me.

If you find that one of your relatives has a memorial made by me, I'll be happy to transfer management - WITHIN the 4-generation direct relationship guidelines as given in the Find A Grave FAQ. --->> Please do specify your exact relationship in the SAC! <<---

FAQ #162 states that the 4-generation direct relationships are as follow: "This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren."

Kindly DO NOT copy my photographs for use on other websites. Yes, I ***REALLY*** DO mean: DON'T post photographs that I have taken to or to any other site.

Copyright for images posted to Find A Grave remains with the photographer, who in this case reserves the right to not permit further sharing on the Internet.
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Lisa G
Anthony Paul Kirkland
Inforation obtained from MMP Cemetery burial records.
Added by Lisa G on Jul 03, 2015 3:30 AM
RE: Sarah Bethune
You are very welcome. There already was a headstone photo, but you wanted a photo of the surrounding area as I recall. Glad you liked it. Leon
Added by Leon on Jul 02, 2015 5:55 PM
Gusta Johnson
Yes we are good
Added by MN on Jul 02, 2015 4:41 PM
Gusta Johnson
The edits I requested were made, one for maiden name and one for places of death and birth. That is what the SAC was for, to verify what I had ask for in the edits. I guess I should have and I usually do explain the purpose of the SAC.
Added by MN on Jul 01, 2015 5:57 AM
Gusta Johnson
The only thing I wanted you to do was add the maiden name. The SAC was just to prove the maiden name. Had nothing to do with you linking to the Father or anyone else. I did not ask you to link to anyone just add the maiden name and thank you for doing that. If I want a link made to anyone I use the edit tabs.
Added by MN on Jun 30, 2015 3:08 PM
The reason I send the SAC is because if I don't I usually get a request from the manager for proof. Most managers appreciate this . Sorry you don't. I have no idea which memorial you are referring to as you did not bother to give the name. So I suppose no matter what is ask you will just accept the edit. They are usually to prove name of parents or wife. Evidently most of them do not see it as additional work, you are the only one out of the many edits I have sent that Have complained when I send proof of parents.
Added by MN on Jun 30, 2015 2:56 PM
Brenda Black Watson
RE: Elisabeth Dunn #55566195
This is one of about 35,000 people I watch, all members of my family, and in abt 7 databases. My goal in life, after researching for years, is to connect all I can on findagrave. Thank you to Find A Grave!
Added by Brenda Black Watson on Jun 24, 2015 3:54 PM
Brenda Black Watson
RE: Elisabeth Dunn #55566195
Sources: Marriage & son's death data.

Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
Birth, Marriage & Death
Name: Elizabeth Holly
Spouse: David Dunn
Marriage: date - Blount, Alabama
Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties)
Birth, Marriage & Death


Alabama Deaths 1908-1974
Name: M. V. Dunn
Event Date: 03 Jun 1933
Event Place: Blountsville, Blount, Alabama
Gender: Male
Race (Original): W
Race: White
Age (Original): 64y 6m 27d
Birth Date (Original): 07 Nov 1868
Birthplace: Blount Co., Ala.
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Lela Dunn
Father's Name: David Dunn
Father's Birthplace: Blount Co., Ala.
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Holly ****
Mother's Birthplace: Blountsville, Ala.
Occupation: Farmer
Residence Place: Blountsville
Burial Place: Graves Cem.
Burial Date: 04 Jun 1933

GS Film number: 1908509 , Reference ID: cn 10657

"Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974," Database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 June 2015), Elizabeth Holly in entry for M. V. Dunn, 03 Jun 1933; citing reference cn 10657, Department of Health, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1,908,509.
Added by Brenda Black Watson on Jun 21, 2015 4:13 AM
infant Clemons #128279715
Linda said she found an unreadable stone that could be Infant Clemons and posted it.
Added by dhintx on Jun 20, 2015 9:22 AM
RE: Infant Clemons again
Here is the rather lengthy email I sent to Linda to help her locate the burial. I do find it strange that she couldn't locate the burial because she said she was the one who had taken the photo that I refer to as the "pillar tombstone with 3 names on it" that was probably on one side of the infant Clemons gravesite. If someone else claims the photo request, please feel free to pass this on to them in hopes it might help them find the spot. There is no numbered marker. The entry in McGinnis' book just has (no dates) (numbered marker only) and see below in my email to Linda where I reference that source. I decided to put through a photo request myself, since I'm already pretty well invested in this adventure. I put a fairly lengthy description of the possibly known facts about the tombstones that may be on either side. We'll see what this might get us. Let you know. --donna


"Took a bit of searching, but I finally found the record. I made my entries based on a book I purchased compiled by Robert McGinnis on Knox County cemeteries and there are over 60 pages for Edgewood.

I guess I didn't put the section, but according to the McGinnis book, the burial is in Section 1, but that's a fair-sized section. There aren't many photos for the half-a-dozen records that I created on either side of the infant. Unfortunately the child does not appear to be buried next to any other Clemons.

But someone found the 3 (probably) children that were listed on one side of the infant Clemons. It's a tall pillar-type marker, so maybe that will help get in the right area, perhaps. Allie Mae Nichols #97437426, Ruben Anderson #97437432 & Rosa Anderson #97437444.

If you look at that photo, it also shows a couple of markers in other rows, so maybe that will help also.

I was trying to see when McGinnis did Edgewood and I guess he started back in 1985 and then did some photographing and updates in 2008. His book was published in 2010.

I also see this note "Those listings which contain the notation of (numbered marker only) comes from a list of persons buried in Gallaher's View Cemetery kept by Edward Walker until his death in 1955." Guess the cemetery was named after the adjoining church and then some time in the 1900s changed to Edgewood.

So there may not be an actual marker. But I suppose if the Nichols/Anderson marker can be found and there is nothing on one side and a small flat marker for Bitha Day #77648598 on the other side, then the blank space might be where the infant Clemons would be. Bitha won't be as easy to spot from a distance because it's a small flat marker.

And of course, I have no idea if these burials are in a nice straight row! I did a cemetery in Dearborn County, Indiana and they liked to do round sections! Usually a big family marker in the center and then other family members in circles around the big marker. That was hard to follow and even worse if someone asks me who is buried next to someone because I didn't always click a ground spot when I switched rows as I was photographing. I tried to remember to do this, but some of those circles were large sections and of course 5 years have gone by and I don't remember whether I started on the north, south, east, or west side of the circle when I began photographing. Hey! I know the section, go hunting!

Ah, the joys of photographing a cemetery.

I will list the records as they are in the book, of course I don't know if they are in the same row, or not. McGinnis doesn't give row numbers.

Carolyn & Charles Courtney - may be a fairly new marker because they are both born in the 1940s and no death date inscribed, so I didn't add them since they probably are deceased.

Belle Nichols - 1897-1993
Ada & Arthur McDaniel
Sarah Houk
Willa Bell Houk
Joseph Morley
David Morley
Emily Morley
twin daughters of J H & C A Haun
infant Clemons
Allie Mae Nichols/Ruben Anderson/Rosa Anderson ***marker***
Louis Luttrell
Nannie & William McDaniel
John McDaniel #29039995 ***marker***
(oooh! another one with a photo of the marker)

I certainly hope this helps you find the area for the infant Clemons. And you might just snap tombstones as you walk trying to find them since there appears to be a lot of burials and few photographs of stones in that area. We can just cross our fingers and hope there are some stones and you don't find yourself in a section like the IOOF at South Park and just a nice grassy area.

Happy Hunting, and let me know if you need more info, I'll try to comply."
Added by dhintx on Jun 11, 2015 4:13 PM
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