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John Burnett (#47419684)
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Bio Photo John Burnett got the genealogy addiction in 1976 during the United States Bicentennial celebration and after watching the TV mini series "Roots" based on Alex Haley's novel. This started a fantastic journey that has crossed generations, the country and involved countless family members and helped make many new friends.

He completed his Ph.D. in History from Florida State University in 2001. His publications are: Families Remembered: The Burnett, Prevatt, Walker, Stonecypher, and Other Allied Lines of Northeast Florida and Georgia. (1989) and The Life and Career of Methodist Bishop Edward J. Pendergrass, 1900- 1995. (2001).

He is a founding and life member of the Baker County Florida Historical Society, member of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), past member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and holds many Florida Pioneer certificates.

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J Burch
RE: Thank you!!!!
You are very welcome. It was my pleasure.
Added by J Burch on Mar 29, 2016 3:01 PM
RE: Thank you
An absolute pleasure! I've been attending Meeting for Worship at Upper Dublin, so it was easily done.

There are quite a few Houghs in the graveyard, and a few current members of the Meeting are related to the Hough family. Are you familiar with/related to the Bartholomew family?

My grandfather was good friends with Izzie (sp) (Israel Ely Hough) (1895-1977). Was he related to your Great Aunt Jane?

I'm new to Find A Grave, so the answers to my questions might be found on the site, but I figured it was more interesting and faster to just send a note.

ANYWAY - again, John, a pleasure!

Susan V
Added by S.Vorwerk on Jan 12, 2016 5:29 AM
Leona Gustafson
RE: Thank You!!
Happy New Year, John! You're welcome! I gotta admit we didn't brave the cold or the rain (no snow yet) -- the picture was taken in April 2010 when we photographed the whole cemetery.
Added by Leona Gustafson on Jan 03, 2016 11:52 AM
Elaine Wilson Toomey
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John has your email address changes? Sent you a message that was returned.

I see by the headstone that Abraham Register Find A Grave 26624566 was born Mar 13 ,1886 and William Charles Register Find A Grave 10998608 was born Jan 22 1886 which I impossible as they are brothers! There is a note in William Charles bio that states his DOB was listed as Jan 22, 1885 on his WWI draft records. Do you by any chance have death certificates for them? If not, can you tell me the easiest way to obtain them.

Added by Elaine Wilson Toomey on Nov 04, 2015 4:03 PM
Wyndy South
RE: Rewis cemetery #1
Here is some more.
Hi Wyndy,
I forgot to put my phone number in the other email.
Do you have a phone number for John Burnett?
Renee Johnson

If John Burnett will get in touch with me, I can put him in contact with Don Kennedy in Metter.
Have John Burnett call me and Iíll see if I can get something going.
Don can have the stone made and will put it at the grave.
Iíve just finished for a while on Rewis families research.

Hope this is helpful to you.
Added by Wyndy South on Oct 31, 2015 10:39 AM
Wyndy South
RE: Rewis cemetery #1
Hi Mr. Burnett. I have included some correspondence from two researchers in Georgia. I will keep you I wonder if there is a place nearby that he could send the money and have the stone made locally

From: []
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 8:22 AM
Subject: Re: Rewis Cemetery

Dottie & WYNDY there are two REWIS cemeteries near Collins in Tattnall County. When we did these cemeteries the Rewis Family Cemetery on Ray Lively Road had only 4 names in Find A there are 41, most created by us (you & Janice). One grave with name JOHNAS REWIS 1853-1912 is marked by a metal funeral home marker. JOHNAS (JOHN ? ) is likely the grave that John Burnett is interested is easily identified and there is more than sufficient space to place a stone. (see photos of grave marker & plot on Find A Grave.

The second Rewis Family Cemetery near Collins is on Lee Tidwell Road. We also did this cemetery and found no JOHN REWIS markers. I think Renee would be best bet to receive and place a small stone...I could do it if she can't

-----Original Message-----
From: Dottie Gilder
To: Wiley
Sent: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 3:43 am
Subject: FW: Re: Rewis Cemetery

-------- Original message --------
From: Wyndy South
Date: 10/30/2015 9:31 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Dottie Gilder
Subject: Re: Rewis Cemetery
John Burnett from Brownsville PA. It was a marker for John Rewis. He said that someone had placed a metal market there for John Rewis.

He said he remembered that there were not many marked stones and he wanted to place a remembrance stone there.

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 28, 2015, at 2:51 PM, Dottie Gilder wrote:
Wyndy whose grave was it that the man who contacted you want to put a stone on do you recall ?
Added by Wyndy South on Oct 31, 2015 8:26 AM
Elaine Wilson Toomey
RE: Mary
John give me a memorial number.
Added by Elaine Wilson Toomey on Oct 22, 2015 8:39 AM
Cathy Urich
Edward Carter Request at Head of Tennessee Baptist Church
Hi John: Edward Carter doesn't have a headstone. Records indicate that he is in front of his son Jesse. A huge tree is in front of Jesse's grave. There are some weathered stones in the trunk and one just to the left. The one to the left has two initials carved in the back...IC. Edward's second wife was Isabella Grocey Carter. It is my personal belief that a tree was planted in his honor and it grew into the grave.
Added by Cathy Urich on Oct 12, 2015 8:20 PM
Wyndy South
Rewis Cemetery
Here is what One person stated.
Looking at the #1 Rewis cemetery, I donít see a known grave for John Rewis (1770-1843).
It is an old cemetery. Would the fellow know where in the cemetery John Rewis is buried?
If unknown, maybe a memorial stone.
Iíll get back on this.


Added by Wyndy South on Oct 09, 2015 3:15 PM
Wyndy South
RE: Rewis cemetery #1
I sent out a plea to find out an answer to your request. I'm in MS and they are in GA. Here is the thread of conversation. Please feel free to email Renee.

Wyndy South.

From: John Johnson []
Sent: Friday, October 09, 2015 10:14 AM
To: 'Dottie Gilder'
Subject: RE: Renee can you help with this

I called Faye Kennedy and she said they havenít buried anyone out there in years.
It is possible no one is in charge. Tried to call Danny Rewisóno answer. Dannyís sister Hazel----she gave me a nephewís number to call who might know.
So far I havenít heard back on FB.

From: Dottie Gilder []
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2015 5:41 AM
To: Renee Johnson
Subject: Renee can you help with this
Added by Wyndy South on Oct 09, 2015 3:12 PM
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