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Gay Hobt Morton (#47996589)
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I began with Find a Grave by using it as one, of many tools, to find the graves of Civil War soldiers for the "In Death Not Divided - Tombstone Survey and Burial Places of East Tennessee Civil War Soldiers," the new registry at the East Tennessee History Center. I volunteer there. As I discovered that many of the soldiers did not have photographs of their graves, I began making photo requests. From there my husband and I, or someone else, goes out and takes photos of the old soldiers and adds them to their memorials, or in some cases add the soldier to a cemetery. Once there we fill all current requests. It can be hot, dirty work, or cold and freezing in winter, but I love it. It is my way of contributing. My husband enters this on his Find a Grave page, which is why I have so many photo requests and so few memorials, other than my family.

From the search for Civil War soldiers, I added trying to find my family and writing their biographies. I use Find a Grave as a way to add photographs and the details of their lives to the people I have researched for over 40 years. My maternal grandfather, Almon James Sims was a professional journalist and a genealogist and published his book, "The Pariss Sims Family and Related Families 1765-1965" long before the internet. I grew up hearing about his discoveries. Through listening in, I learned how to search out the old records. I would encourage anyone to collect their family's oral histories and written records. Most of my family are from Tennessee and Ohio. Some of the names are Clark, Fain, Jackson, Sims, Davis, Hobt, Mullineaux, Watt. It is a wonderful hobby.

I like to help with photography, write biographies, and add memorials when I find new people for Find a Grave. I would encourage others to find a way to get involved in Find a Grave. If I can help you in anyway please contact me.
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 • 245 Memorials Added
 • 362 Memorials Managed
 • 2 Memorials/Week
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Clark (10)
Copeland (4)
Davis (5)
Day (2)
Ebersbach (1)
Fain (9)
Hobt (7)
Jackson (1)
Mullineaux (7)
Sims (10)
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Sandy Littlejohn
Ruphama Watt
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Added by Sandy Littlejohn on Nov 13, 2014 6:47 PM
Bruce Williams
RE: Civil War soldiers
How can I get involved with ETHC? (Or is it ETHS?) I would love to contribute in my spare time.
Added by Bruce Williams on Oct 28, 2014 3:19 PM
Della Phillips Harper
RE: Civil War soldiers
So glad I could do it. He was a distant relative of mine.
Added by Della Phillips Harper on Oct 28, 2014 2:32 PM
Bruce Williams
RE: Civil War soldiers
It's actually not too bad. All the Civil War pictures you've requested have included the locations of the graves. It's just a matter of taking the time to walk to each one.

I also want to let you know that in my spare time, I am photographing section A of the cemetery. Many of the graves have already been photographed, but no one has gone through the section to systematically photograph every single one.

The following are pictures (and in two cases whole memorials) that I have added in the past few days: 137766154, 137767276, 927527, 798143, 1063819, 455876, 816277, and 763885. All of those might be Civil War soldiers.

I'm also creating a spreadsheet as I go through the section, and I'm including in it both memorials for which I've added grave photos and those that already have grave photos. Do you want me to send you a copy when I'm done?
Added by Bruce Williams on Oct 27, 2014 4:27 PM
Della Phillips Harper
RE: Wilson Walker
This cemetery has a lot of unmarked/unreadable stones. They mow the grass there but there is no consideration to the stones/markers. Sorry I could not find it for you.
Added by Della Phillips Harper on Oct 26, 2014 4:04 PM
brenda rushing
Morrison
This is wonderful what you are doing, I have just located this site and so glad I did. I found where my Great grandparents & GG grandparents are buried. So excited it is Richardson Cemetery in Claiborne County TN I believe it might be Old Tazewell. I saw where there was a request to take Richard Morrison's photo he was a civil war vet. I believe. I would loved to see photos of his grave but I will be taking a trip up that way soon and need to know where this cemetery is located. Thank you again for you labor of love. God Bless.
Added by brenda rushing on Oct 26, 2014 3:16 PM
Stacie Massengill
RE: James Hunley
I am so glad to hear he will be added to the registry! Maybe he has family out there that will be happy to hear that news also :)
Added by Stacie Massengill on Oct 25, 2014 7:59 AM
Bruce Williams
RE: Civil War soldiers
You're welcome! I find it fun to fill photo requests in my spare time. I don't have much time right now, but I'd love to do more work for you in the future. I'm a full-time professional student, but I might have time to take photos over my winter break.
Added by Bruce Williams on Oct 08, 2014 2:30 PM
Jean Stewart
RE: Gallipolis, Ohio
You are so welcome! We were out that way and wanted to see the cemetery because of the view and history. I don't know if you're familiar with the location and surrounding area but I can send some other pictures to your regular email box. Also, I think that was where one marker was missing and we took a picture of the blank placeholder. Glad we could make your day!
Added by Jean Stewart on Oct 08, 2014 1:25 PM
Phillip Graves
Prospect Cemetery
Check out William McCarroll in Prospect Cemetery. His veteran marker not only has the dates which is somewhat rare but also the masonic compass and square and the oddfellows three link chain.
Added by Phillip Graves on Sep 22, 2014 6:46 PM
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