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GMG (#47391530)
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Bio Photo My name is George Muse Gaston and for the last many years I have been tracing my family ancestors by walking through old family cemeteries and checking with county registers where known relatives have lived. It all started when I was nine or ten, helping a 1st cousin on my father's side of the family. For several weeks "Aunt Puddie", as she was known lovingly by the family, and I would head out early in the morning searching for old grave stones from Savannah to Edgefield, South Carolina. I can't remember who we were looking for, but I learned a lot about our family and the social history of the South.

Family ancestors that I am researching are: Gaston, Muse, Devlin, McKell, Bell, Agnew, Bradley, Bigham, Montgomery, Pressly, Alston, Lyon, Glenn, Miller, Flenniken, Moore, May, McDill, Weir, Goode, Greneker, Sligh, Calhoun, DeWolfe, Dickinson, Rosborough, Emory, Service, Barnhill, Boykin, Wilkinson, Nicholson, Hemphill, Howard, Wylie, Strong, Gardiner, Ochiltree, Howell, Ladd, Witherspoon, Schley, Snellings, Lankford, Kyte, Kimball and Kerr. Find-a-Grave has been invaluable with my journey.

You'll see many entries here from the old family church, Cedar Springs Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (1780) in Abbeville County, South Carolina. I have fond memories of going there as a child and having "dinner on the grounds" after Sunday services. Here I have many relatives and always enjoy stopping by and having a long visit when I am in the area.

Since joining "find-a-grave" I have met many wonderful people and appreciate their help in my never ending search of ancestors past. If I can be of help to you in your searches, please email and I will try my best to assist.
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Christine Jones Price
RE: Memorial Edits
If there are any relatives that I have of yours and I am not related to them, I will gladly transfer them to you. Thanks
Added by Christine Jones Price on Oct 20, 2015 8:28 AM
L Ferree
RE: Re: Sarah Hurt Memorial# 153843373
It did occur to me after I sent you the message that if she were cremated, there might not be a record. Perhaps the aunt would know.
Added by L Ferree on Oct 19, 2015 1:00 PM
L Ferree
RE: Re: Sarah Hurt Memorial# 153843373
I am at Oakland cemetery today and checked the burial records for January of 1990, and Sarah's name is not in the record. Her memorial should probably be changed to "burial unknown" until you locate the obituary.
Added by L Ferree on Oct 19, 2015 11:22 AM
L Ferree
RE: Re: Sarah Hurt Memorial# 153843373
I'll be at Oakland tomorrow, and will see if I can get any additional information from the sexton. By the way, the Georgia death index says she died Jan 13, not 23. And Social Security gives her birth date as July 13, not 12. SS often has mistakes, but the death index is usually pretty accurate.
Added by L Ferree on Oct 18, 2015 3:22 PM
L Ferree
Re: Sarah Hurt Memorial# 153843373
Hi! Thanks for your edit to connect Sarah with her son. I'm wondering where you got the information that Sarah is buried at Oakland. She is not listed in the Oakland record book (which has many errors for earlier years, but a 1990 burial should be there). Her ex-husband is, of course, in the records and with a marked stone in the lot. I was curious to see if she was in another lot, but I can't find any record of her at all. I wondered if you have an obituary or other information. I am in the process of documenting the cemetery, and correcting errors, and would appreciate any help. Thanks!
Added by L Ferree on Oct 18, 2015 1:14 PM
Sharon Frank Patrick
RE: Gaston Relations
You are most welcome. If you would like to manage them, just let me know.

Added by Sharon Frank Patrick on Oct 14, 2015 9:46 AM
Stones In The South
RE: Anne Butt Schley
As always you are welcome George ~
Added by Stones In The South on Oct 13, 2015 4:28 PM
RE: Miss Charlotte Wardlaw
Thank you for your kind words! I enjoy adding a few lines of remembrances from my research to remind us that the people on these pages had a life.
Added by MLPBailey on Sep 14, 2015 3:13 PM
Marianne Bradley
William Robertson
Many many thanks for the transfer.
Added by Marianne Bradley on Aug 26, 2015 3:30 PM
Marianne Bradley
William Robertson
Hi George,
Yes, I would be delighted if you can transfer it to me (#46933504). I have many Robertson ancestors there (along with many others (Winter, McKinne, etc). Thank you for being another great Find A Grave contributor. I was just in Augusta and visited Magnolia, Westover and Summerville. A lot of my DNA came from people there!!!
Marianne Bradley.
Added by Marianne Bradley on Aug 26, 2015 9:06 AM
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