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John Burgess (#47495171)
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Bio Photo I have been involved in genealogy research on my family tree for many years. I gathered a lot of information from visiting cemeteries and found Find A Grave a great place to share. I finally realized that I was visiting cemeteries multiple times because of new discoveries. That is when I decided to map entire cemeteries by photographing all readable markers and providing links to families if possible. The cemeteries that are listed below have been completely photographed and uploaded in 2011-2013.

Anderson County, South Carolina:
Barkers Creek Baptist, Honea Path
Beaverdam Baptist, Williamston
Belton Cemetery, Belton
Cedar Grove Baptist, Belton
Cedar Grove Methodist, Townville
Mountain Springs Baptist, Piedmont
Nichols Family Cemetery, Belton
Pendleton Presbyterian, Pendleton
Smith Chapel, Townville
Townville Baptist, Townville
Union Grove Methodist, Belton
Zion Methodist, Anderson

Abbeville County, South Carolina:
Lindsay Cemetery, Due West
Little River Baptist, Level Land

Laurens County, South Carolina:
Allen Family Cemetery, Laurens

Oconee County, South Carolina:
Duke Cemetery, Westminster
First Baptist Church, Walhalla
Flat Rock Baptist, Walhalla
Old Madison Baptist, Westminister
Poole Cemetery, Westminster
Pitts Family Cemetery, Westminster
Saint Mark Baptist, Westminister
Toxaway Baptist, Westminster
Tugaloo Presbyterian, Westminister
Tugaloo Baptist Church, Westminister

Pickens County, South Carolina:
Mt. Airy Baptist, Easley
Woodland Cemetery, Clemson

Swain County, North Carolina:
Truitt Cemetery

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Geoffrey Browne
Amos Tollison
Hello John,
I thank you for your work on Find A Grave. I noticed the Death Certificate of Elijah Tyler Tollison that his father was Amos Tollison. Do you have any information on him or his wife, Mary Eskew? Thank you again.
Added by Geoffrey Browne on May 21, 2015 11:27 AM
Ancestral Elusions
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 73570401
Thanksabunch! Woof!
Added by Ancestral Elusions on May 17, 2015 6:31 PM
Ancestral Elusions
Find A Grave Memorial# 73570401
Samuel "Sam" Arve is my 1st Cousin 2x twice removed. May I have a copy of the photo of his gravestone? Thank you.
Added by Ancestral Elusions on May 14, 2015 10:43 PM
Diana Malley
Margaret Elizabeth Armstrong
Was she ever married to James R. Harmon in Tenn.
Added by Diana Malley on Apr 23, 2015 2:02 PM
Polly Wardlaw Balentine
Thank you John for linking this one !
Added by smith-adkins on Apr 16, 2015 7:34 AM
K. Chris Vickery
Tullulah B. Powell
I was wondering if Thomas Almon and Mary Elizabeth Hall had a daughter by the name of Tullulah "Lula" B. Powell [1874-1945] who married Francis Marion Vickery [1870-1940]?

Thanks In Advance,
K. Chris Vickery
Added by K. Chris Vickery on Apr 14, 2015 5:45 AM
Jim Savage
Sara Brown Wooten (1910 - 1996) edits
Thank you.
Jim Savage
Added by Jim Savage on Apr 06, 2015 8:31 AM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
RE: surname
Unfortunately it does interfere with the by-maiden name search, unless the person searching knows to check both the boxes for maiden name AND to do a PARTIAL name search.

Knowing we are discussing Mattie Satterfield Kay Galloway, I just tried to search for her memorial.

I searched site wide with Mattie as first name and Satterfield as maiden name (by checking the box next to "include maiden name in my search") - it did NOT return this woman in the search.

It was only found when I checked both the maiden name AND the partial name boxes:

Because of the way her headstone is listed, both of her married names would go in the surname field, unhyphenated - not ideal in this case but it follows what the site asks us to do - but there's never an instance where a married name goes in the maiden name field.

I hope you will reconsider and list the entry by the established naming conventions.
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Mar 28, 2015 5:11 PM
Eleanor Morrison Lawson
Photos of markers
John first of all let me say that what you are doing and have done for Find A Grave is greatly appreciated. For many years I was able and did visit and photo grave markers of my own family.
At the time, I did not realize how many of those same graves I saw were really extended families.
Now I am unable to go to the cemeteries and Find A Grave is such a great source of comfort to me. I can still feel through it that I have seen the graves. Thank you for your time and effort. Would it be all right with you if I make copies and attach them to my family files on Ancesty and Family TreeMaker? I am in the process of putting as much of my extended family on Ancestry so that all of my families now and future will have access to these records. Our heritage IS IMPORTANT.
Thank you,
Eleanor Morrison Lawson (
Added by Eleanor Morrison Lawson on Mar 09, 2015 4:46 PM
Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
Meredith Hunt Brock # 89862246
Please state in your bio if Find A Grave members can use your headstone photos of their family. Really would like to know it is OK without having to bother you each time. Thank you for all you've done to help those family members who do not live in the area or haven't been able to find their family member's resting place.
Added by Janice (O'Bryan) Byington on Feb 24, 2015 11:37 AM
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