Hello, Teresa and I have been friends for years but only in the last couple of years did we discover our "unnatural" obsession with cemeteries. Our families think we are nuts and maybe we are but we LOVE being able to help people connect with their loved ones who have passed on. We think that Find A Grave is one of, if not THE best site for family researchers. Each memorial, if you are lucky, has the deceased name, birth and death dates, place of birth and death, place of burial, parents, children, siblings, and can help complete someones family tree. It helps loved ones who live thousands of miles away to be able to see the headstone and/or final resting place of their ancestors. We have made it our goal to find, document and photograph each and every cemetery in Choctaw Co. MS. (where we live), the ones that are known and especially the ones that are abandoned and forgotten. It doesn't matter how far back in the woods we have to hike, nor the millions of virgin thorns we seem to attract, all the mud, water, chiggers, snakes, rain, snow, sleet or hail.......ok maybe not so much the last five things. We are dedicated to our "passion" and plan to venture out to other counties that need our attention. God Bless all of our fellow "Find A Gravers" for all that you are doing for Find A Grave.
Note: In light of some "negative" messages we have received lately I would like to make something clear.............Teresa and I are NOT in this for the number or memorials added, or the number of memorials managed, or the number of photo requests fulfilled or the number of photos we take. We are also NOT in this for the credit or the recognition. We are in this simply and more importantly to help people who are doing their family history, to find their ancestors to help complete their family tree for themselves and their future family. We are also in this to make sure that people who have passed on have something to show they were here, their life was important and they are remembered..........When we post a memorial or a photo we go to the cemetery they are listed in and make POSITIVELY SURE they are where they are listed. So many times we have photographed someone's headstone only to find out they are listed in the wrong cemetery. If someone lives out of town, state, or even the country and go to the cemetery that their loved one's are listed in, only to be disappointed because they can't find their stone anywhere. We have also noticed that sometimes even the obituary is wrong, so we never list someone until we have gone to the cemetery and checked it out for ourselves. We take a lot of pride in what we are doing and it is important to us that we do it right. When we get an e-mail or message of thanks it makes all our hard, but very rewarding work, worth it........
Stevenson I noticed you added David (Davis) Potts Stevenson and his wife Mary Jane. I am wondering if you actually went to the cemetery as these are my gg grandparents and I am absolutely heart broken that they do not have headstones. I have heard the cemetery is very hard to get to. Thank you so much for the pictures you did get. I look forward to hearing from you.
Evelyn Prescott Brewer You have a picture for this woman in Hebron Cemetary in West point.....her husband just died...and i have added his obituary and created his memorial..........Could you please add picture to his memorial...Thanks
Greene Cemetery - Clay County, Mississippi Pam, You and Teresa have done a wonderful job taking the photo's, and transcribing the Greene Family Cemetery. I really do appreciate you both, helping with the cemeteries in Clay County, Mississippi. Thank you for all your help, and hard work. You don't know how much this means to me, and so many other's seeking their Anscestor's. Have you visited the Cedar Bluff Cemetery, just a few miles out of Cedar Bluff, Miss.? I have Miller, O'Brian, Tribble, and Hamilton families buried there.
Additional information My name is Anna aka(Annie) Mae (Gibson) Neal. I was married to one of Josh/Sallie's sons during the second ww. I have additional information on my in-laws and wondered if you also do re-search I have a census on Sally Gibson as being a Choctaw Indian by Marriage. This begs the question "if" my father in law Josh Gibson belonged to the Philadelphia Tribe that is located in Philadelphia Ms. I think the tribe has changed their mailing address to "Choctaw Ms." lately, not sure, plan to look this information up. Also, Josh Gibson's father's name was Sam Gibson. There are Sam Gibson's name on the tribal roll of the Choctaw Indians,not far from Noxapater, Ms. Also, my mother in law, Sally Gibson, was a cherokee Indian. She had features like cherokees, not choctaws. Therefore, listing Sally as "Choctaw" by marriage could be a possibility therefore the possibility that Sam ibson and Josh Gibson, his son, were members of the Philadelphis MS Choctaw tribe. Let me hear from you. Tel (909) 613-9017 email@example.com.
Adam Shaffer Pam, If you ever go back to the Shaffer Cemetery, please make some photo's of Adam Shaffer grave. He was my 3'rd Great Grandfather's brother. I made photo's of his marker back in the 1990's, but it wasn't very clear? I should have brought some chaulk. I sure would appreciate a really good photo of his gravestone. He was buried on the bank, near the front corner of the cemetery, next to his wife Louisa C. Russell Shaffer. At the foot of his grave was a Thomas Smith grave! His grave was a very large flat marker, it hard to see, unless you are standing right upon the grave. Thank You.