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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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Jan Breshears Thomas
RE: Gallaher in Wash County, TN
Gordon, I live in Roane County. The next time I come up to Washington County, I plan to spend at least one night. Driving 250 miles round trip in one day and working cemeteries just doesn't work. I am not sure what denomination they were. Looking at their entry on my tree, I just don't see nything about their beliefs, but his will mentions Almighty God, so I assume they were Christians. His will is recorded in Washington County, Volume 1-2 Date August 1779-Oct 1889 roll #169. As for the books you referred to, I've not heard of them. How about we take this to email. Mine is jsbthomas@gmail.com
Added by Jan Breshears Thomas on Dec 27, 2014 9:03 AM
Jan Breshears Thomas
RE: Gallaher in Wash County, TN
I spent a couple of hours at the cemetery on Washington College Station Road yesterday. I saw the stone with the "JHG" or "JHC". I agree with you that it appears to be JHC. I will remove that note from James' memorial. I took pictures of everything I could find there after using my muffins to remove the likens. The pictures turned out pretty good, but it will take a couple of days before I can get them all posted. I definitely appreciate your help in finding James' memorial. I met the couple that live across the street from the cemetery and the lady, Patty, has said she will search through "Salem" to look for both of them. She wants the recipe for my muffin, and plans to use it at Salem on those stones that are really black. It will take that to be able to read them for sure. I look forward to this research, as I really want to find their graves, if they are marked. If they are not marked, then we will help hundreds of others that want to know where their loved ones are buried as well. Right now there appear to be only a few of those graves identified. I'll have to check out what you have mentioned in your posting. Thanks so much for your help. Jan
Added by Jan Breshears Thomas on Dec 27, 2014 7:19 AM
Rob Decker
RE: Sophia Decker
the unknown grave #6 maybe Charles Jr wife Lydia she died Nov 27 1940 and is buried in that cemetery according to her death certificate.
Added by Rob Decker on Dec 23, 2014 1:30 PM
Rob Decker
Sophia Decker
Thank you for the photo. Even though the marker is gone. The photo gives me good reference.
Thank You
Added by Rob Decker on Dec 23, 2014 8:45 AM
Aline Burdette
RE: Northington-Carathers
Thank you Gordon! I'm looking forward to seeing them :)
Added by Aline Burdette on Dec 18, 2014 5:55 PM
Mountain Traveler
RE: Duplicate photo
I know some cemeteries in Find A Grave are my work that has been checked. Of course someone may have changed something. So I was looking at that. I do have Excel, don't even know what Open Office is.
I fiddle with Excel, but honestly don't know how to really use it. I know I don't know Betty. I've only lived in Greene County for 5 yrs. I lived in Madison Co., NC also for 5 yrs. I am from Illinois. As far as do I want to be a TNGENWEB person. I don't know. When I did the cemeteries only one of them did I bother with stating what section the markers were in, otherwise they usually don't even have sections. So I feel like I'd have to backtrack if TNGENWEB wants location.

When I started working in Greene Co. I inherited a lot of memorials to maintain on Find A Grave from a lady who got booted off due to her errors and duplications, etc. I spent one winter getting the obvious duplicates fixed and merger duplicate cemeteries, etc. It has been a job. Then I started doing entire cemeteries because it was actually the best way to find missing markers, etc.

So, I guess I need to think on it. I live near Rheatown and have done most of the cemeteries close to me and some farther away.
Added by Mountain Traveler on Dec 13, 2014 2:13 PM
Mountain Traveler
RE: Duplicate photo
I cannot figure out how you get your file from Find A Grave imported into TnGenWeb. It's a mystery to me.
Added by Mountain Traveler on Dec 13, 2014 10:53 AM
Aline Burdette
Elizabeth Northington Carathers
Thank you very much for the photo of Elizabeth Northington Carathers headstone. She is one of my third great grandmothers on my mother's side of the family. I live on the other side of the country and would rarely, if ever have the opportunity to take a photo myself. I appreciate your hard work and dedication!
Added by Aline Burdette on Dec 11, 2014 8:56 PM
Mountain Traveler
RE: Duplicate photo
You are way ahead of me. I know the website you are talking about, but didn't even think about putting anything on it. You are also a lot more active than I am. I do this when I find the time away from the farm and in good weather, meaning spring and fall mostly. I will keep your note in case I have some questions.
Added by Mountain Traveler on Dec 10, 2014 8:07 PM
Mountain Traveler
RE: Duplicate photo
Thanks so much Gordon. I am attempting to get all cemeteries here in Greene Co. surveyed again, but I am just one person. I just keep plugging away at it. I didn't take the photos at Lovelace. Another lady is doing it and she is chalking a lot of stones, yet it is helping.
Added by Mountain Traveler on Dec 10, 2014 4:46 PM
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