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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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Green Lawn Cemetery
If you would like a hand finding headstones at Greenlawn, I would love to help. I tried tackling that one last fall. It is giant and the staff are unhelpful.
Added by ItsAllGraveE on Apr 15, 2014 7:43 PM
C. Harris Collier, III
RE: Oglethorpe County Vaughns
Great question, where I'm going to have to investigate. Thanks again!
Added by C. Harris Collier, III on Mar 26, 2014 4:50 PM
Johnie Johnson
Roger Allen
Thank you for taking and posting a picture of his headstone on
Added by Johnie Johnson on Mar 25, 2014 3:03 AM
C. Harris Collier, III
Oglethorpe County Vaughns
Many Thanks to you, Kate, for inputting as well as allowing me to manage my Vaughn ancestors' graves. If I can ever be of help to you, please let me know. Thanks again!

Take care and God Bless!

Added by C. Harris Collier, III on Mar 24, 2014 2:40 PM
Terry Echols
Echols Memorials

I was wondering if you are connected to the Echols whose memorials you manage. I'm trying to get this cemetery cleaned up of the duplicates that exist. If you are not connected to them would you mind transferring them to me so I can merge them with the duplicates.

I am connected to them all and I want to add bios and link all the family members and take care of any confusion all the duplicates will cause future researchers.

This will show you the Echols memorials that you currently manage.

Terry Echols

My ID is: #47657482
Added by Terry Echols on Jan 27, 2014 10:56 AM
Alice Fanning Granade
Good Morning.
She is now in your caring hands.
Happy Researching, Bud
Added by Bud on Jan 14, 2014 4:54 AM
JoAnn HAGANS Harris
Dorothy Virginia ORR Young
I have transferred her to you. Take good care of her.
Added by JoAnn HAGANS Harris on Jan 06, 2014 4:06 PM
Hi there.
I added two others hoping that you will care for them also.
Happy Researching, Bud
Added by Bud on Jan 06, 2014 3:37 PM
JoAnn HAGANS Harris
Dorothy Virginia ORR Young
There is a reason behind why I put the info they way I did and that info is from her obit.

If there are any more questions about Dorothy, please feel free to contact me.
Added by JoAnn HAGANS Harris on Nov 21, 2013 6:21 PM
L Ferree
Columbus Granade
Info added. Thanks for the portrait add. I am not related; if you are and would like to manage this one, let me know.
Added by L Ferree on Nov 18, 2013 6:15 AM
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