|Gordon Edwards (#47777570)|
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|Not too much to tell - I'm an amateur genealogy researcher and don't care to help out others with their research if I can. I'm retired and have some time available to do this. I believe that all burial grounds are sacred, and that each and every grave means something to someone.|
I work mostly the western section of Washington County, TN.
My F-A-G work is somewhat limited. It goes in spurts. I enjoy trying to help folks out. It seems hard to get errors fixed, however. I continue to work locally and, if asked, I try to assist researchers. I work more on graveyard documentation, restoration, and preservation. I appreciate those of you who sent thank you messages, I truly do - you account for about 10 percent of the requests that I process. To the others, please think about your volunteers - they research the locations of the markers, often hike to family cemeteries thru brush and briars, we spend hours and dollars fulfilling requests - It is work and we take it seriously.
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|N S Ferguson||RE: Elsea at Maple Lawn|
I agree that Maggie was probably not his first wife. I should have also requested a photo of the marker for "R. M. Elsea," who died in 1927 in that same cemetery. I believe "R. M." was probably Rufus Monroe Elsea, Mahlon's son. In the 1900 U.S. census, a grandchild of Mahlon (now married to Nannie) is listed: Raymond M, age 1. Raymond was b. 18 Jan 1898 and d. 8 Jul 1954, buried in Chattanooga, TN in Greenwood Cemetery. His death certificate lists his father as Monroe Elsea and his mother as Sarah Smith.
Thank you so much for the grave stone photo of Elvira Fox. Is there any way to find a picture of her?
|Gay Hobt Morton||Civil war soldiers|
Wow, you really covered the ground today. Your work confirmed the burials for nine soldiers. Impressive and inportant. Thanks again
|Gay Hobt Morton||Gray Community|
Thanks for those photos of the stones for the three CW soldiers in Gray Community cemetery. Your help with the "proof of burial" photos for the CW soldiers has made a huge difference.
|Jan Morris Makemson||Jesse Hurt grave (Hurdt)|
I was so thrilled to find the info you posted on my GGgrandfather, Jesse C Hurt. (some of his children spelled it with the "d", some didn't. My line didn't). I wonder where you were able to document his wife's name as Johnston. I found a marriage license for them in Burke County with Johnston, but on their youngest daughter's death certificate in California (Mary, known as Mollie), her mother's maiden name is listed as Oday or O'Day. So I am looking for additional documentation on the Johnston surname. Also, I have no clue as to who her father was. So any additional info you might have would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for the help. I wonder how you got those records. I ordered what was supposed to be all of his military records about 20 years ago, and didn't get that one for the marker with the death date.
Jan Morris Makemson
|Gay Hobt Morton||Civil War soldiers|
Looks like you caught a break in the weather. Thanks for all the photos of these photos of our Civil War soldiers
|Gay Hobt Morton||CSA soldier|
Thank you Gordon for the help with the CSA soldiers. There will probably be several more over the next couple of weeks.
|Amanda Hoyle||The Snell-Chrisenberry (aka Harry Slagle)|
During some research today I came across some D.C. for some more people in the cemetery so I added them. Might want to take a look when you get time.