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Fran Henderson (#45760836)
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Bio Photo Here I am with my happiest find ever. It's my GGGGgrandfather Michael, the Revolutionary War ancestor. Thanks especially to Donna M. and Jo K. for the help.

My sister started ancestor hunting in the 1960's and I picked it up in the 1980's. I'm mostly interested in my father's Burrell family along with Bowers, Billingsley, James and others and my mother's Lear family along with Michael and Nelson. The Burrell crowd is mostly in NE Georgia while the Michael, Nelson, Lear crowd is mostly in Harford County, Maryland.
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Meg S.
RE: Morrisons at Oak Grove
Hello Fran,
I don't know if I ever got back to you in this regard. I haven't been on this site for a few years now. I deeply apologize if I neglected to follow through on my end when you were so kind to take picture for me. Please let me know if you still need my contact information, other than our link here. Thank you so much!
Added by Meg S. on Apr 15, 2016 8:39 PM
L B Lynn
Geter Verlon Owens
Thank you for submitting the data for all that you have done. Mr. Owens middle name was correctly spelled VERLON as can be seen on the picture of his stone. The header on the form is misspelled.
Added by L B Lynn on Jan 22, 2016 2:04 PM
Connie Nichols Williams
Jemina Denton
I believe Jemina Denton was the wife of John Jr., not John Ten Shilling Chastain. Do you have records of her being married to Rev. John Ten Shilling? Thanks.
Added by Connie Nichols Williams on Oct 18, 2015 5:39 PM
Thanks for checking Fran! That rules this family out-possibly.

Thank you
Added by Annette on Jun 19, 2015 7:31 PM
Jacob Michael

Hi Fran. Trying to find my Michael descendants. Hope you can help. Can you send me the line of Jacob Michael or check your tree? I'm looking for a Jacob Michael born around 1790, served in War of 1812 and married in Preble Co, OH.
Find A Grave Memorial# 42128491

Hope to hear from you. Can send info to my profile or

Thank you
Added by Annette on Jun 19, 2015 6:40 PM
Jack Eslick
Prescott Family Cemetery
Hello Fran, I can not thank you enough for taking all the photos you did of this cemetery. My 4th great grandmother was Salatha Prescott daughter of Willis Prescott and she was married to my 4th great grandfather Isaac Eslick. They owned this property from about 1778 to 1808 owning a total of 430 acres. They sold 46 acres to Willoughby Prescott before they migrated to Tennessee in 1808. Some of our old family records say that some of the Eslick and Prescott family are buried on that property during the years they owned the property. I am sure the headstones are long gone. I was hoping you might have ran across some of their graves. Also do you have a high resolution picture of the big headstone "Willoughby Prescott" as I can not read the inscription on it in the photo you have posted. Once again thank you from the bottom of my heart for your pictures! Jack Eslick
Added by Jack Eslick on Jun 13, 2015 7:45 PM
Whitewater BCC vs. Montvale-Whitewater
Hi! We took pix at Whitewater Baptist Church Cemetery, and found 2 profiles.

Whitewater has over 80 graves.

Montvale-Whitewater has on 24 graves.

They are both the same place. You have some memorials at:

which you may want to consider moving to the Whitewater collection:

The actual cemetery was known as Montvale, because that was the name of a community at one time. Don't think it exists now. Anyhow, the cemetery has a sign with the older name. Since there are 4x more memorials in Whitewater, I'm putting any new ones I found there.

Thanks, Fran!
Added by PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & ... on May 03, 2015 6:31 AM
Are you a DAR?

My daughter just helped me get my membership. Our patriot is: Henry Rock, 1735-1815, Quincy, Franklin County, PA, Find A Grave Memorial# 145481071

If you are not now a DAR, my daughter helps people get certified. She just became a certified genealogist with DAR :)

Write back, and I'll send you her e-mail if you need it.

Added by PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & ... on Apr 29, 2015 3:52 PM
Hi! You may want to move any memorials and cemetery profile photo to:



Montvale-Whitewater Baptist Church Cemetery

I put in a few new ones, and just now transferred them to Whitewater. I wrote an e-mail to FindAGrave, but they may not get around to it for centuries :)

Added by PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & ... on Apr 29, 2015 3:48 PM
Ruth Hedden #81164629
Please remove the chalked headstone from this memorial. Chalking is detrimental to headstones and is not allowed per Find a Grave guidelines.
Added by LostGeneration on Aug 29, 2014 2:37 PM
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