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Edith Blankenship (#46894126)
 member for 9 years, 9 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo My husband and I are both retired and enjoy researching family. We have photographed many grave markers in the Southeast and are willing to help others who want pictures of their ancestors' graves. Our families are names Blankenship, Cameron, Ellison, Whitman, Bolan, and Mitchell plus other related families. Both of us were born and grew up in Alexander City, AL where we still live. We have 4 sons and 11 grandchildren.
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Orval Hodges
Hi Edith, thanks for the correction of Elizabeth Denise Yost.
Added by Orval Hodges on Oct 30, 2016 4:08 AM
Orval Hodges
Hi Edith, thanks for the correction of Elizabeth Denise Yost.
Added by Orval Hodges on Oct 30, 2016 4:08 AM
Michelle Carter
Family Tree Beginner
Hi Edith! I'm new to ancestry and just started making my family tree tonight. It's so exciting to find information and pictures! Some of the information given to me from years of family doing research was incorrect, mostly birth and death dates. Without this site and some of your contributions, I would not have been able to get as far as I have. I am a Blankenship, and thought it was so neat to find another Blankenship! I would love to talk and find out how we are distantly related! Thanks so much for everything!
Added by Michelle Carter on Oct 13, 2016 10:43 PM
Flora Edna Lester Lusk
Dear Edith
Thank you so much for letting me know the cemetery that Flora was buried. I am glad you took the time to message me. Your hard work on find a grave is very much appreciated
Added by THE BONZ on Sep 18, 2016 8:23 PM
Kentucky Hill Hunter
Thank You
thanks for making me aware of aunt Malinda Blankenship's memorial, Edith, I appreciate it. It's been taken care of.
Added by Kentucky Hill Hunter on Sep 06, 2016 10:12 PM
John Mallory Land
Edith Thank you very much for your message. I must say I am puzzled, as I do not use my phone for anything Internet related, in addition to which my phone account is suspended while I am switching services. The email I sent you was originated from my home computer. I just re-checked my email account, and I cannot find an email message from you (either a reply to my message or a new thread) in my inbox, nor in my spam file. I hate to trouble you, but I would appreciate it if you would attempt to send me the information again, and you might want to double check the email address, as I find a very common error folks make with mine is to spell it with an extra e, newsomepage, rather than the correct But it may just be that there was some glitch with the email system. I do apologize for the inconvenience, and I really appreciate your help with this project. - John
Added by John Mallory Land on Aug 24, 2016 8:36 AM
John Mallory Land
Hi, Edith - I sent you an email on Monday evening regarding the application for George's grave marker from the VA. I just wondered if you had received it - if not, I can try resending it. Thanks so much! - John
Added by John Mallory Land on Aug 23, 2016 2:26 PM
John Mallory Land
Mem. #67770666
Hi - Thank you for your contributions to the BLANKENSHIP postings at Linwood Cemetery. According to my research, George W. BLANKENSHIP, who is the son of W. H. H. & Josephine (HOLLENBECK) BLANKENSHIP, served as drummer for Company E "Muscogee Rifles," 12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, CSA. Because he is known to be buried in Linwood Cemetery and his grave is not marked, he is eligible to receive a military grave monument free of charge from the Veterans Administration, as a benefit of his service (this is assuming I am able to confirm his service, which I should easily be able to do at the Columbus Public Library). In order to apply for the grave marker, I would need authorization from a relative, since I am not kin to him that I know of. Would you be willing to authorize me to make application, or do you know of someone who would? It doesn't matter how distant or indirect the kinship is, and the VA doesn't require documentation of the kinship, only a letter of statement of how the individual is kin to the candidate soldier and that I am authorized to apply on behalf of the family. I can compose the letter and email it to you (or whatever family member) to print, sign, and mail, if you are willing. The VA pays for the manufacture of the grave monument and the shipping; the Columbus Sexton's office receives it and holds it until our volunteers can place it on the grave. I do this as a community service. I have successfully applied for and placed around 30 of these locally in the last few years. You can see an example of one I ordered & placed in Linwood Cemetery pictured at Memorial #116649406 for Francis G. WILKINS. The one for George would also be upright white marble with the pointed top and bearing the Southern Cross of Honor emblem. If you like, you can message me back here on FindAGrave or you can email me at newsompage[at]yahoo[dot]com. Thanks - John P.S. The marker would be placed in the J. BLANKENSHIP lot in the Old Cemetery section (Section G, Lot 26 in Dolores Aurty's "Historic Linwood Cemetery" book), since this is where his grave evidently is. - jml
Added by John Mallory Land on Aug 19, 2016 7:15 PM
Dana Cook
RE: Apeachy Carter
Hi Edith,

Thank you for contacting me to meet. I'm going out of town in a week until Labor Day. I would like to meet after Labor Day if that's okay. I will call you to set up a meeting. Have a blessed day.
Added by Dana Cook on Aug 13, 2016 8:24 PM
carol ritter
RE: father
Thank you so much for your response Edith. i appreciate the work you do. Your information about the roots of James Mikel gave a huge boost to my geneological research.
Added by carol ritter on Aug 11, 2016 8:22 AM
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