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jrpv (#46972216)
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Bio Photo Social Life is the aggregate of all the individual men's Lives who constitute society; History is the essence of innumerable Biographies.

- An oft-quoted "admission" by Thomas Carlyle in his 1830 essay On History

Dear Folks,

Originally, the Christian names, maiden names, surnames and dates which appear as titles for these Find A Grave cyber-memorials, and by which these entries are indexed, were as they appear on the stones and, in some instances, on undertaker markers (because, ordinarily, inscriptions are primary evidence for the individuals memorialized in these cemeteries, at least when placed by contemporaries).

Over time, I've begun to enter the transcriptions, so that now, many memorials include maiden names and full names (and additional dates and places) where they can be added with a high degree of confidence. The "Bio" sections may include genealogical deductions which are based on a number of documents, including both primary evidence and secondary sources.

The on-line availability of Georgia death certificates from 1919-1930 allows us to add memorials for burials for which no stone or marker was found in a cemetery (more than a hundred such entries), and allows us to supplement the information for burials which do have extant stones or undertaker markers.

Inevitably, mistakes occur; I very much appreciate your leaving me a message, via the Edit tab, when you notice misreadings, misidentifications, or other errors in the memorials, including misdirections for the embedded links. I will do my best to make corrections promptly and, when practicable, to verify the information. To the extent possible, I ask that you use the Edit tab with EACH memorial; those requests are already linked, so there are no extra steps nor misunderstandings about which memorial is involved (it has happened). For transfer requests, I can only ask that you refer to the FindAGrave guidelines (Example: Direct relatives within four generations; this would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren).

May God Bless Each of You and Your Families

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Philippians 4:4-9 KJV

NOTICE: My years of care for my father are at an end; we've buried his body, he has gone on to Glory. As related affairs are settled, I turn more of my attention to FindAGrave. Some folks have requested edits, additions, corrections, &c. The number of such requests was not quite "legion," but it was getting there (again, the Edit tab is quite helpful). Please understand that your aid is valued and will get consideration in due time. I thank many of you for your patience, and now for your understanding. For the very few with that snide attitude that requires pointedly commenting yet "AGAIN," I apologize for your extreme anguish and have reason to regret your inability to realize that life exists beyond FindAGrave, that there are "seasons of life" (your pastor can help you with that concept), and that we gravers and genealogists are sometimes reminded that the living (and the dying) most likely should come ahead of the dead.
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Name of Church
Harmony Methodist Church Cemetery, Screven County, GA, has the word Methodist mispelled, making general Find-a-Grave searches void. This is true for Ira Franks' burial and apparently for others. Thanks for making the correction.
Added by Elhura on Oct 12, 2016 1:25 AM
Vivian Grace Parker Norman Russell
Vivian was my Aunt, my mother's sister. Could you please transfer to me so I may keep them all together with the family memorials I have created? H

Feel free to reach me at DOVINSCOVE@AOL.COM
Added by H on Oct 05, 2016 1:44 PM
William Hobson Norman
Bill was my Uncle, married to my mother's sister, Vivian. Could you please transfer to me so I may connect them all together in the memorials I have created? Thanks H

Feel free to reach me at
Added by H on Oct 05, 2016 1:39 PM
Catherine Carter
Isaac Morris & Family
I was wondering if you had any further information on Isaac Morris (89893869), his wife, I believe is Sallie B Morris (89893840). Their children were Lewis A "Sandy" Morris (43302989) and Haley L Morris Sr. (43302464). Are you related? How did you get the photos?

His brother, we believe is Richard Charles Morris (1857-1932) (26738999).

We have been looking for Isaac's parents for quite awhile.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Added by Catherine Carter on Oct 05, 2016 11:37 AM
Virginia Williams
RE: ARCHER Screven County, Georgia
Thank you.
I see somebody has listed my father as a son of Homer and Essie, he is actually a grandson. He is the son of Fred Lamar Archer and Ada Mae Bates, She is from CT and my father, Wesley Fred Archer was born there. I have a copy of his birth certificate and name is Fred, not Fredrick.
Added by Virginia Williams on Sep 22, 2016 6:13 AM
Virginia Williams
David I. Archer
Good morning,
Are you related to David Archer (24842694) ?
He is my grandfather through his son Homer. Homer married Essie McKinney, they are buried in the Ridgefield Cemetery. Their son Fred Lamar Archer is my grandfather, he is buried in the Beaufort National Cemetery. I haven't been able to find any information on David's parents.
Virginia Archer Williams.
Added by Virginia Williams on Sep 15, 2016 5:06 AM
sheryl Livingston
John Joyner
There is some confusion about his middle initial.I have only seen it in one place and it could either be a A or an R. Those letters in script or print are very similar. My uncle, John R. Joyner, was his grandson. He told his son that he was named for his grandfather. John R. was very close to his grandfather. He took him to Civil War reunions when he could.The John associated with this grave is my great great grandfather. Does anyone have proof as to his middle initial? Thank you, S
Added by sheryl Livingston on Jul 27, 2016 6:06 PM
Ida Durden
add on for 82934360
Go to and you will find Ralph Brannon's death certificate - he was single - died from car accident

Thanks, Ida
Added by Ida Durden on Jun 16, 2016 2:10 PM
Ida Durden
Ralph Brannon grave
If he was only 42 - he must be the child of Ralph Brannon and Lucina Mock. Ralph Sr - husband was born 1850. Lucina was born 1859. Could you please re-verify? I am a Mock and her dad was my great grandfather. Thank you
My personal email is
Added by Ida Durden on Jun 16, 2016 2:03 PM
Cosmo R. Boston
I went back through some family history records on North Carolina Digital Archives and found that Cosmo R. Boston was the son of John Boston that you made the memorial for. Could you please add him as a child of John's. Cosmo's memorial is 161986666.

Mary Owen Boston
Added by Mary on Jun 09, 2016 7:32 PM
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