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|When I began searching for relatives it started with a few long lost cousins and a half brother. Once I found them, I was already connecting to a larger tree with branches which extend all over the place. What I thought would be a few months worth of work on this project has now turned over 5 years; 3 of them at Find A Grave. I simply wanted to trace roots and understand the background of my family which now has led me to connect to such wonderful people who are doing the same. This is an ongoing project and family puzzle being reconstructed piece by piece. I realize I could not do it without the fine people at FindAGrave and those who utilize this site to register graves aiming for accuracy when it's all to easy to find errors and oversights by those maintaining our ancestors.|
A couple of years ago I would never have realized how excited one can get when opening an email to discover photos of tombstones of their ancestors! Even better is finding that distant relatives have actual photographs never before seen. Without having a site such as this along with Ancestry.com and Fold3.com would one ever imagine connecting with close & distant relatives or volunteers with sources for further documentation of our kinfolks. This is a great networking effort by all who have been bitten by the genealogy bug.
Thanks to all of you who have contributed and continue to help advance my never ending story.
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I think you sent me a request regarding the photo I took for W.L. Morgan. Somehow I inadvertently deleted it. But yes, please use my photo's for genealogical purposes.
Added by chmpjf on Jun 24, 2014 10:18 AM
|chmpjf||RE: William Lewis Morgan (W L Morgan) FindAGrave#47491715|
You are welcome. Their headstone is right in front of the cemetery along Hwy 39 and almost sits in the center of the cemetery. I also added photos of some off their children's grave markers which sit next to them. You might want to check them out.
Added by chmpjf on Jun 24, 2014 10:08 AM
|Yellow Bird||Infant Brown|
Concerning you photo request for Infant Brown's stone possibly at Maness cemetery, or possible at 'Elen Springs Cemetery', I think you are right about there being a mistake in the transcript. There is no Elen cemetery in Neosho, but there is an Elm Springs Cemetery there. I would like to claim that photo request, whether the stone be at Maness or Elm.
Just thought this information would be helpful!
Have a great day,
|G. W. Pratt||The two Thomas Hardin Lairs|
You placed a picture of the jailer, Thomas Hardin Lair, on the on the Find A Grave memorial of
Thomas H. Lair
Birth: Feb. 18, 1816
Death: Apr. 15, 1901
Find A Grave Memorial# 65143724.
That's the wrong Thomas Hardin Lair. The photo goes with the memorial of his nephew,
Thomas Hardin Lair
Birth: Dec. 26, 1849
Death: Nov. 3, 1922
Find A Grave Memorial# 106878255
He's buried in Alexander Cemetery in Monticello, KY.
|C Wilson||RE: Penina Martin ~ Peerless|
You're very welcome ... happy to do it.
That's a very nice portrait you have of Olive Dixson Martin. Old photos have a way of making one's past come to life.
Added by C Wilson on Jan 06, 2014 11:19 AM
|C Wilson||Penina Martin ~ Peerless|
FYI ... the stone marker for Penina (Peny)Jane Martin is in a group of three. The other two are:
Thomas Martin (1875 - 1911)... and
John Ellis Martin (1910 - 1913)
She is enumerated as "Permora Martin" (a widow) with Robert G Martin, her son, in the 1900 Census ... which you possibly know already; but the entry also indicates that she is the mother of six living children (out of seven born to her).
In view of the proximity of their resting places at Peerless, Thomas Martin was likely one of her children; however, Thomas had married Johnie Ellen Orr in 1897; and he was no longer a member of her household in 1900.
Added by C Wilson on Jan 05, 2014 6:32 PM
|J. D. McConnell||Robert Oral Killingsworth|
You posted a photo of Sheriff Killingsworth leading the parade on horseback. You label it as TOWN SHERIFF. It should be Dade County Sheriff. Also add the photo credit to Cletis McConnell, Greenfield Advertiser Photographer.
|A Walk Through Time||RE: Clada Chadwick Christopher #75157283|
You are welcome!
|Maureen Keillor||Wm. Dent|
This is probably a cenotaph memorializing Congressman Dent. I have added a note accordingly to the memorial I created.
|John Awbrey||Hittie Belle Moore|
You are welcome to use any of my photos.
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