|Jacki G (#47113731)|
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As an avid family historian living far from my hometown where my ancestors lived and died, most of my research is done via the Internet. I've learned invaluable info about my ancestors because of the time someone else spent photographing graves and posting pictures on FAG. I am most grateful to these people. |
Wanting to "Pay It Forward", when I am researching in a cemetery I try to photograph as many extra graves as possible concentrating my efforts to documenting neglected and abandoned graves, or those that have sunken and deteriorated to the point of almost being lost forever to time and the elements. I post this info for the benefit of others who may stumble across the memorials I have created in their own search.
If you want a posting removed, corrected or transferred to you let me know. If that person is not a direct relative or ancestor to me, I will likely honor your request as soon as I am able. Many of the people I post on FAG are not a direct relation to me.
It is rewarding to know I've helped others in the same way I've been helped.
Family Surnames I spend research most:
Maternal: Aultman, Bryant, Hudson, Jones
Paternal: Bell, Hillard, Raleigh, Simmone
My Husband's & Children's Surnames:
Maternal: Bush, Emfinger
Paternal: Gothard, Morrison
A Tribute to My Granny
My interest in my family history began as a child sitting at the knees of my beloved grandmother, Thelma HUDSON Aultman. I fondly remember being fascinated by the stories of her life growing up the seventh of 8 children to a poor farmer and his wife.
Granny was a kind, loving and selfless person who never sought attention. She was the hardest working person I've ever known, bar none. At age 7 following her mother's stroke, she left school to become the childcare provider to her toddler brother, cook and housekeeper for her 7 siblings and parents. At 13, she started working in the Happ's men's clothing factory and retired from there at age 65. She sewed, gardened, cooked, nursed sick relatives and served others her entire life.
As a teen, Granny was the only person who made me feel loved and accepted unconditionally. She was my "soft spot" in a hard world.
Granny was the closest thing to a saint as anyone I've ever known and I will love and miss her for the rest of my life.
If you are so inclined it would mean a lot to me to have you leave flowers at her memorial.
Frances Thelma HUDSON Aultman
Memorial # 35414062
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|Grave Whisperer||RE: Thanks!|
You are very welcome Jacki. I was happy that it worked out well for you.
|Glenda Smith||Fort Hill Cemetery|
Jackie, I was most interested in the entourage you took into Fort Hill Cemetery. I don't blame you. I may want to borrow "Darth" if I ever get brave enough to go there. I'm sure it all helped, but I'm sure that you were glad to get finished and out of there. I do so agree, it is shameful that one can't go to the final resting places of their loved ones without feeling afraid and looking over one's shoulder all the time. That just should not be. I have been wanting to go into Fort Hill for years, but with so many warnings to not go...I have heeded those warnings. Many years ago, I did drive in there, glanced about and just as quickly made an exit and have not been back. I do so wish Macon would do something about that area. Those old shack looking houses around there do not seem habitable. I wish Macon would tear them down. I have heard that it is a drug infested area and there are shootings there, but as I don't live in Macon, I can't verify that. However, if looks count in that department...it looks as unsafe a place as I remember ever seeing. I do thank you for those wonderful photographs that you probably took while you were glancing over your shoulder. Glenda
|Glenda Smith||Fort Hill Cemetery|
You are to be commended for the remarkable job of photographing and documenting grave sites at Fort Hill Cemetery. You are also, brave, indeed, to have gone there and obviously spent a great deal of time there. I was advised at the Washington Library as well as a monument company to not go there as it is very unsafe. I have kin there, and you photographed a tombstone (Gaudie/Gordy V. Knight) in my family, and I am most appreciative of that. I have others in my family there who do not have markers, yet, due to the warnings, I have been most reluctant to go there. What you have done at Fort Hill Cemetery is a labor of love...and I do thank you for the trememdous amount of time spent as well as the risk you took.
|Katy||RE: Samuel Cain|
Added by Katy on Aug 18, 2012 8:50 AM
I am not kin to the cain. The Cains are my adopted sisters family. She passed away several years ago and I have been working on the Cain family tree for my two neices. Samuel Cain was my sisters grandfather. Are you kin to the Cains?
Added by Katy on Aug 17, 2012 4:58 PM
|Barry Stewart||Memorial Transfer|
Could you please transfer the memorial for Gaudie V. Knight (#50771999) to me, she is my paternal great grandmother.
|David Babb||RE: Judith A. McCurley Bailey # 53637656|
Thanks for the effort. I have her death certificate already but would have to delete other pictures in order to upload it to the memorial. If I can help you with anything, just let me know. Sincerely, David Babb
|Sheila/Aultman/Walton ||Emilu Aultman Walton|
This is my mother, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her brother was Robert Aultman, Lewis Aultman, sister Maggie Aultman Keys and others.
Thanks... Sheila Walton King
|Anita Quarles||RE: Bernice U Hudson 60572643|
Good! I don't get over there as much as I did. Thanks for letting me know.
Thank you so much for leaving a tribute/flag for my Uncle George Pavlyak!
Added by Mary on Nov 21, 2010 12:19 PM
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