My ancestors are almost all from the lower Georgia and South Carolina areas and came here in the 1700s or earlier. I love learning more about them and end up dragging my poor kids to cemeteries to look up tombstones.
I mainly have my own relatives' pages (my cousin passed down some to me as well), but I try to add graves for strangers too when I find them. If they aren't my relative or you are more closely related than me, I would be glad to transfer their page to you.
UNFORTUNATE FINDAGRAVE BULLIES.... If someone who very politely asks to update an ancestor's page that has been prior to the request left virtually blank or politely points out a duplicate causes you to make false accusations against the original page maker and that person through numerous bullying tirades.... please go outside and get some fresh air and take a break....maybe some wine or Xanax?
I found this poem on Sherry Leverett's page and since I have spent the last few years desperately trying to connect with older relatives and scan their photos and negatives, it resonated with me. My aunts and I sit around a table trying to figure out who the cute kids are from 1910 and other mysteries.
Strangers in the Box By Pamela A. Harazim
Come, look with me inside this drawer, In this box I've often seen, At the pictures, black and white, Faces proud, still, serene. I wish I knew the people, These strangers in the box, Their names and all their memories Are lost among my socks. I wonder what their lives were like. How did they spend their days? What about their special times? I'll never know their ways. If only someone had taken time To tell who, what, where, when, These faces of my heritage Would come to life again. Could this become the fate Of the pictures we take today? The faces and the memories Someday to be tossed away? Make time to save your pictures, Seize the opportunity when it knocks, Or someday you and yours could be The strangers in the box.
I found this cemetery intrigueing, as I visited it with my mom. A few of my pictures appeared to have orbs, which my mother quickly questioned.
It is located out of Empress, Brooks Co, Ga and I was shocked to find out it was not in Georgia, but Florida.
I found your bio comment about "bullies" interesting, and have to wonder if we have encountered the same. The latest confrontation does not have a public profile for her messages to be viewed at this time, but I have come across her comments on other pages. Sad.....
Thank you for the invaluable information listed on my relatives find-a-grave page. This information has been extremely helpful as I am tracing my family tree! (Marshal Columbus Newman m/t Sarah Etta (Tucker) Newman; Nathan Newman m/t Mary Laura (Anderson) Newman)
RE: John McElveen 81397077 Since this is a family member of yours, I have transferred the memorial to you. I'll let you make the corrections. If I've created any other memorials for your family members, just make a request on each memorial page and I'll be glad to make the transfers.
SARAH HUNTER BOWEN GROOVER, # 138206548 REFERENCE: SARAH HUNTER BOWEN, B. 27 DEC 1807, BULLOCH COUNTY, GA, D. 04 DEC 1881, BULLOCH COUNTY GA., BURIAL: GROOVER CEMETERY. (age 73, 11 months, 7 days).
I called our ELISHA BOWEN, B. 19 JAN 1778, D. 1826 AND PENELOPE EVERETT B. 19 OCT 1782, D. DEC 1849 family genealogist, Frances Caroline Dean McKinley, originally of Savannah, Georgia, who lives with her husband in Brandon, Mississippi to be near her only son, and only grandson to verify the source of this death date which has been in the Bowen Family Record for many years, she said. She is currently working on it, as time permits. My cousin, Julianne, spent a few days, and many hours, cleaning up the overgrowth at the Groover Cemetery, this past year. If you can, and are related, please furnish you email address so we can correspond with you. We've been seeking, several direct descendants of my great aunt, Sarah Hunter Bowen,Groover, and her husband.