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Joseph Farmer (#47742307)
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Bio Photo I am 22 years old and I have been interested in my family history for quite sometime now. I am especially interested in the Farmer, Porter, Danley, Pitt, Hulsey and Woodard familes in Robertson County, TN and the Reid and Eden families which were more concentrated in Macon County, TN. I will be glad to help anyone in any way I can. I love to go to cemeteries and take photos. It's not work for me, but a hobby so feel free to ask me to go find a grave for you. Also, if anyone knows anything on the listed families above in the listed locations above, please let me know!

I am currently working on cemeteries in Houston County, TN ever since I found and bought a great big cemetery book at a Goodwill in Clarksville. If you have any questions concerning someone buried in Houston County, I may be able to help you.

Mangement transfer should happen for three reasons and three reasons only (in my opinion):

1. Deceased is a direct realtive within four generations (children, grand-children, great-gradnchildren, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, spouse).

2. If the deceased was family (aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles) or if the deceased was very much LIKE family.

3. If extensive information is needed to the memorial.

However, the contributor only HAS TO transfer the memorial (per FAG guidelines) if the deaceased is a direct relative within four generations. So be nice and the contributor might just transfer the memorial regardless.

Also, just for those who do not know, if you create a memorial and click on the "Create Memorial" button more than once, it will duplicate the memorial however many times you click. I learned this the hard way when I saw that I had created five memorials for the same person.

If you have a picture of a tombstone that I already took a picture of, and your picture is clearer and more legible, please let me know and I will delete my pic ASAP. Also, feel free to copy any pictures that I took and use them for your own needs.

If a contributor will not respond to your suggestions or will not transfer management, please do not create another memorial for the person that the inactive member has created. Rather, contact FAG at edit@findagrave.com with memorial number and contributor number and they will take care of it in due time. This way, everyone will be happy :)

I really, really, REALLY can't stand when people create memorials from obituaries and from funeral websites and they don't include any information presented in their bio or obituary. This dosen't honor the deceased at all. It just gives you a larger number on in your "memorials created."

I have currently had the displeasure of dealing with a contributor who is far too serious about this website. Do not get me wrong, creating accurate memorials for the deceased is a very serious matter. What bugs me are the contributors who are overly UPTIGHT and PICKY about everything here on FindAGrave and on their profile bio has a list a mile long of rules (a lot of times not even in compliance with FindAGrave's rules) in which they have created. Yes, there are certain rules which should be followed on this website in general but sometimes contributors display senseless behavior over stupid little things. Let me clarify.

First off, just because a person does not use the edit tab on the memorial to suggest changes doesn't mean you have the right to ignore the request. If you do, you dishonor the person for whom you have created the memorial by not posting legitimate information about their lives on their page all because somebody didn't follow "the rules" and use the edit tab. If you receive information about a memorial you manage over anything but the edit tab (in an e-mail or over the message board for example) please don't ignore it. Simply look up the name in your records and add the information. And if you don't like the person sending information that way, please kindly ask them to use the edit tab next time so that you don't have to look the person up. I mean really, how much effort does it take to look up a person in your records?

Secondly, NEVER give a single contributor a limit to how many requests they can make per day. You should be glad to receive such a bulk of information for the sake of accuracy on your memorials! Per FindAGrave rules you have 30 days to complete requests. There is a reason they allow contributors a month to fulfill requests. If you can't handle receiving several requests on memorials you created, then you do not need to bear the responsibility on managing memorials. AS A CONTRIBUTOR, IT IS YOUR DUTY AND OBLIGATION TO FULFILL REQUESTS WHEN INFORMATION IS ACCURATE AND LEGITIMATE PERIOD. On that note, I would like to give a shout out to LesaK who has happily made additions and corrections to many of her memorials without complaint that I have requested information to be added or changed. Thank you Lesa!

Also, don't be the "documented information" tyrant. There is nothing wrong with asking someone where they received their information (in fact, I encourage it) but if someone is sending you additional information, obviously they learned it from somewhere. Even learning information from older members of the family is legitimate. In fact, it is often more dependable than most documented things.

One more thing, information that is on the gravestone isn't always correct information. Sometimes the funeral home makes a mistakes and other times the informant of the death certificate is wrong. If the person who requests change has legitimate proof that what is on the gravestone is not correct, then please change it (there are few cases where what is on the stone is what the deceased wanted on the stone, so that is an exception).

One thing that I have thought of lately is what is going to happen to the many hundreds of thousands of memorials after we all die off? There are many elderly on this site and all of the younger contributors will get old and die like everyone does. I wish there was a way to distribute management of memorials that deceased and inactive members have made, while still being able to give them credit for creating the memorial. I mean, let's face it, it gets really aggravating having to take a chunk out of your time to send an e-mail to edit@findagrave with a list of links and names and then the inactive/deceased member's contributor number and then your own contributor number. Really, the best solution would be for FindAGrave to take management of the memorials. I mean, they become the managers of the memorials anyways after the person dies or becomes inactive. It would be so much easier if they just took actual management of the memorials instead of us having to e-mail them every time. It is just a thought.

Whether you have 10 memorials or 10,000 memorials does not matter. Please remember the main reason why we create memorials. We create memorials so the people who have gone on before us will not be forgotten. This is why we spend hours searching through cemeteries or cemetery books adding memorials for people we have never heard of. While our family is important to us, no one person is more important than the other. All deceased deserve memorials.




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don sanford
Margaret Elizabeth Shaw Sanford Powell Crocker
Joseph, All set, Thank You!
Added by don sanford on Apr 15, 2014 8:08 PM
don sanford
Harriet Porter
Links added, Thank You
Added by don sanford on Apr 09, 2014 4:05 PM
don sanford
Marcus D Lafayette Porter
My G.G. Grandfather, Children's links added, Thank You
Added by don sanford on Apr 09, 2014 6:00 AM
Susie Bullock
Nola Brummitt
Thank you I have added link to father
Added by Susie Bullock on Apr 04, 2014 11:38 PM
Cally ♥
Stephanie Bilyeu
I have created the relationship link for Stephanie and her Father.
Added by Cally ♥ on Mar 31, 2014 3:37 PM
C. ♥
Thank You
Hi Joseph, Thank You for all you do on Find A Grave. How inspiring to know one of your age interested in Family Genealogy to assist other's as you do. Blessings, Carolyn
Added by C. ♥ on Mar 31, 2014 11:27 AM
C. ♥
Thank You
Hi Joseph, Thank You for all you do on Find A Grave. How inspiring to know one of your age interested in Family Genealogy to assist other's as you do. Blessings, Carolyn
Added by C. ♥ on Mar 31, 2014 11:26 AM
D. L. Lee
Lillie Phillips
Thanks for catching my duplication. I welcome all additions and corrections. D.
Added by D. L. Lee on Mar 29, 2014 10:17 PM
SLW
James Hulsey
Hi Joseph,
Got your message about his birth year being different than the headstone according to census records. I think I will leave the memorial dates the same as the headstone though and any researcher will conclude that the family, or James himself, could have been off on the year. They often didn't keep up with birthdays as well as we do now and James may have used this year for his birth his whole life. Thanks for all the work you do on this website!!! You always amaze me with the amount of time, effort and photos you contribute!!

Happy Spring,
Sylvia
Added by SLW on Mar 26, 2014 5:25 PM
Danna Sanders
Missouri Calhoun
First--love your bio! It is refreshing to see someone of your generation so interested in preserving information for generations to come.

I added the links you provided for Missouri's parents. If you are a relative, I would gladly transfer to you. Like you, I love to visit cemeteries & take pictures to add memorials; this cemetery happens to be near where my son lives but I don't have any family ties to anyone in it--just wanted to record the markers while they are still readable.
Added by Danna Sanders on Mar 26, 2014 4:48 PM
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