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Kate Messer (#47451562)
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Bio Photo I was born Elizabeth Kate Orr (always gone by Kate) to Webster Thaxton (Web) and Josephine Marie Wilson Orr in Rayle, Georgia. I would say that the majority of my family are from Wilkes and Oglethorpe County, Georgia. I no longer live in Rayle, Georgia, but Roswell, Georgia with my husband, Clay, and our two dogs. The house where I grew up is still in my family and I try to get down there every few months to visits cousins, do research, etc. I started doing genealogy research where my mother left off (she and my father are both deceased). She had researched both her and my father's direct lines fairly far back and she had some information on the siblings of my direct ancestors, but I wanted to learn more so I've been collecting more information on both my direct and indirect ancestors. Who they were, what they did, what they looked like, where they are buried. So most of the cemeteries I have entered into Find A Grave are those I have gone to in search of my ancestors. I'll often take a picture of the gravestone, enter it into my Family Tree Maker and figure out the connection. Which is why when I upload the information to Find A Grave, people may wonder why only pictures of select graves were taken and not all of them, also why everyone buried in the cemetery is not listed. There are times when others are owners of information they submit, I try to only ask for my direct ancestors to be transferred to me, but there are also times when I ask for my aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. to be transferred to me. Many times people enter information into Find A Grave from books, etc. and once they've entered the information they no longer really maintain the record, how could they, they don't even know the person. Even if I've never met the person, I know them from my parents research or from the records they saved, etc. So I really appreciate it when these records get transferred to me.
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Anne Wagner
RE: Andrew Burr Wilson
I got the information from some old books about cemeteries in Cooper County. I'll try to track down that info and send it to you.
Added by Anne Wagner on Mar 09, 2016 11:11 AM
Undertaker's Gr-Granddaughter
RE: Ann M. Wilson
Check the caption of the group picture, one with Ann and 1 without Ann. The picture without Ann has all their names listed from left to right. :o)
Added by Undertaker's Gr-Granddaug... on Mar 09, 2016 8:05 AM
Ed Hooten
RE: Hooten and Thaxton
I know some Thaxtons but not through any relations. A guy I worked for had Thaxton's for relatives and this area is covered up in the critters

Added by Ed Hooten on Mar 08, 2016 10:25 PM
Ed Hooten
Good morning Miss Kate,(HOOT) Hooten here, 47100978. I'been doing a lot of photos at Carter's Cem. and you and I have a duplicate there. #93131142 Evelyn Nash you did not photo but #93131195 Evelyn Nash you did. I had a trip to Augusta and was passing Carter's on the was back to Athens so I ran a list of burials with no photos, was 140+ so thought I try to get as many of those as I could.
Good Hunting. HOOT
Added by Ed Hooten on Mar 07, 2016 12:36 AM
William Harper
Royal Stokley Harper Sr.
Was my great-grandfather. I am Robert F. Harper's grandson.

I was wondering if you had any more information on the Harpers. I know Royal's father was William F Harper, and that HIS father was Green(e) B. Harper, and the furthest back I can trace him is to the 1860 census in Oglethorpe.
Added by William Harper on Feb 24, 2016 7:13 PM
Jenny Ledford
Terrells of Atlanta
Hi Kate,

I'm am curious if you are related to the Terrells of Atlanta? I found another post where you may have mentioned the name Minnie Dee. She was my Grandmother's sister.
Added by Jenny Ledford on Feb 04, 2016 10:20 PM
C Odum Gaskins
Callaway Relatives
Hi. You contacted me, but I don't seem to be able to directly reply regarding your questions about Elmore Callaway. I have added the info to his memorial. Hope it helps. His # is 34198149. I am afraid that folks have contributed the incorrect parents to Elmore in a number of locations. Are you a member of the Callaway Association? Google it. Lots of good info there, and a family tree on Rootsweb that has been carefully compiled with paid genealogists. Thanks for contacting me.
Added by C Odum Gaskins on Jan 21, 2016 2:14 AM
Brad and Lyn
RE: Grave Marker of George Messer
You are so welcome! We enjoy helping!
Added by Brad and Lyn on Jan 13, 2016 12:40 PM
RE: Find A Grave #130149687
This change has been made. I'm not sure why I declined it. I'll blame it on a slip of my finger!
Added by ogleCounty on Dec 26, 2015 9:48 AM
Brian K. O
RE: Josias Payne Skillman #31606485
Josiah Skillman and I would be 2nd cousins, 5 times removed.
Added by Brian K. O on Dec 04, 2015 1:06 AM
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