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b9britain (#48354446)
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Bio Photo Appreciations: Thank you so much for your volunteer headstone photos, ancestor photographs, relationship links, bio(s), transfers, and corrections. Thank you to the editors at find-a-grave. Seriously, Thank You!

Please use the edit tab on Memorial Pages for communications, as a link to the Memorial Page is included with your note.

If you are a direct line male Britain, of any spelling, then please have your yDNA 12 checked. The unique STR string for descendants of John is "13, 24, 14, 12, 11-14, 12, 12, 12, 12, 13, 28." Thank you to two cousins for this valuable information.

On a side note: The time stamp on messages I've sent is off by two hours.

"Full, accurate source citations....." I respectfully disagree and finger-point at the Board for Certification of Genealogists...citations (and those who reiterate it to Family Researchers), with a sigh. The purpose of a reference is so others may find where you got your information. That's it; nothing more; and, nothing less. Family researchers not only do not have to follow the rules for citations found in either the publishing world of academia or the requirements for accepting payment for services, but they shouldn't annoy the reader with having to read through a paragraph of "Oh look how smart I am!" just to find the place where the information may be found again (i.e. Oh! 1850 MO Greene Co census!). The rule for citing a reference for Family Researchers is simple, direct, and informal. Just step-over the finish line and get it communicated. [Just get the reference communicated, by B9Britain, 2016 Feb, #48354446, find-a-grave.]

RIP means Rest in Peace. Wonder if our ancestors knew that? I sure didn't. Wonder if I'm using abbreviations that baffle others.

Did you ever consider that you might be copying the fun of a child whose parent bought a subscription and said, "Follow the leaves and let's see what you find."
[Didya ever consider, by B9Britain, 2016 Feb, #48354446, find-a-grave.]

Had the computers and internet of today been available when my kidlets were growing-up, you might have heard me ask, "It's time to rack the leaves. Who wants to?" And, I might have asked, "Any new headstones?" Also, too, I might have sung-out, "Who wants to make a headstone?" (Of course 'we' would not have placed those crafty-little-art-projects on find-a-grave.) [Had computers of today been yesterday, by B9Britain, 2016 Feb, #48354446, find-a-grave.]

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Lyla Jensen
William Jackson b 1780
please contact me rlbeagle71@gmail to discuss research. He was my 4x greatgrandfather
thanks Lyla
Added by Lyla Jensen on Aug 24, 2016 9:36 AM
Rita Filler
George Wolfe Sr.
Hi B9Britian!

Thank you for the wonderful memorial to George Wolfe Sr. He is kin to me. I am not asking his memorial be transferred, I am just wondering where you got all your wonderful information? I will go look at the Tennessee wills and probates you so kindly gave as reference, and hope to grow more branches on my tree from there. I am actually on a quest to find Elizabeth Wolfe, whom I THINK is a niece of George's, but that' what I'm trying to prove. She may have been raised by other than her parents, so I'm looking at siblings to her father, Ludwig/Lewis Wolff/Wolfe/Woolf. Maybe her name is in George's will!! Anyway, thank you again for a wonderful memorial!

Rita Wolfe Filler
Added by Rita Filler on Mar 13, 2016 1:28 PM
RE: 40543164
Thank you for responding but I am still confused. I know the definition of the words so your answer was really not what I was asking. I am sorry I did not state my question correctly. I will try again…
What I am wondering is WHAT you are saying is fictional/mythical about this memorial?
There is not a cemetery listed so the burial can’t be fictional even if it is a bit strange to have this type of memorial on Find A Grave, on a site that about documenting burials and cemeteries. Is this what you are meaning in your comment?

Are you stating that this person (Parks Brittain) is fictional? There are 2 other Find A Grave memorials for Parks Brittain with the same dob and dod as this memorial; # 69195222 and # 80151056…are these also fictional?

I have heard that there is some confusion about this wife (Sarah Price). Is this what you are referring to as fictional?

Or are you referring to the children listed as fictional?

I am so confused! I am only a hobbyist looking for my family and trying to weed through all the different information about this Parks Brittain. I am not meaning any disrespect nor am I trying to state/claim any facts about this person or this memorial…just looking for answers.

I also want to say that I understand the attitude about Ancestry and other sites being full of incorrect/misleading/fictional information…I wade through it all the time. All I can do is to try to get the “facts” for myself and that is why I asked your meaning…just trying to find the truth.

Thank you for your time and trouble,
a "cousin" from the Brittain line
Added by JoEllen on Feb 26, 2016 2:07 PM
Parks Brittain comment
On the Find A Grave memorial #40543164 for Parks Brittain you left this remark..."Fictional/mythical families belong on World Connect (Ancestry), not on find-a-grave.
- b9britain
Added: Jan. 5, 2016"
What do you mean by this? What are you questioning when you said fictional/mythical families?
I am just looking for clues about Parks Brittain and wondering why you said this. Please help!
Thank you,
Added by JoEllen on Feb 22, 2016 6:18 PM
You asked if this was me. I do not understand your question as I am alive.
Added by ACS on Feb 03, 2016 8:32 PM
Rich H.
Elihu Brittin
Hi, I transferred him to you since you know so much about him.
Added by Rich H. on Jan 14, 2016 7:54 PM
Rich H.
Elihu Brittin
Is Elihu Brittin the cabinet maker interred there as well?
Added by Rich H. on Jan 13, 2016 6:49 PM
Your Message:

The headstone image and the death date on the memorial do not match. Sorry, but I don't know on which memorial page the 1812 should go.

Also, I enjoyed reading your bio. One question: What do those initials mean? Would you please spell them out in your bio?


Actually, they do match. Please open the image I posted. If you do so, you will see my notation that the photo refers to the headstone in the BACK, not the front. In other words, it refers to the older stone. Please note D.O.D. on older stone.There is another memorial for the younger William Britton, the one who served in the War of 1812. Why did someone put one headstone in front of another when the headstones refer to two different people? I have no idea. I'm just the tombstone reporter.

What initials are you referring to?
Added by TomKat on Jan 11, 2016 6:33 AM
Judy K. Roberts
It is not nessecary to transfer back, if they are your family!
I will transfer the remaining one's that I have to you, if you want to keep them! Just let me know! Have a great day
Added by Judy K. Roberts on Jun 13, 2015 7:19 AM
Judy K. Roberts
RE: Thomas Hagewood
Thomas Haguewood is in my family tree as well
Added by Judy K. Roberts on Jun 12, 2015 4:52 PM
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