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Gordon (#46991584)
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Bio Photo I am semi-retired, again, after having retired once from the Air Force, and have quite a bit more time now to devote to Find-A-Grave network.

I was raised in the Talbot, Marion, Taylor County areas of Georgia.

I plan to busy myself in aiding those requesting photos or other services in my geographic area which will more or less include Newton, Rockdale and Walton counties here in Georgia. These areas are on the eastern side of Atlanta metro.

If I can be of service to anyone, I will do my best to help. Hopefully, in the near future I will have more time to provide.

If I have established a memorial which you wish to be transferred to you to maintain, please do not hesitate to let me know. E-mail me direct if you wish. All photos I have submitted can be considered public domain and reused in the furtherance of ancestral quests.

I have an extensive tree made up of Harts, Hansons, Hays, Cookes, and their lineage into South Carolina. Also a tree made up of Bacles, Parkers, Willis's, Smiths in the Georgia, LA, SC areas.


Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care.
It's much too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died, and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
So many years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder how you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew,
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

...Author Unknown....

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Ricky Morris
Hi Gordon,

I transferred Ricky to your care - he was not known to me, I just came across his final resting place one day and noticed no record of it. I think it's good if everyone has a place to be remembered - I hope you and his family can fill up his bio with wonderful stories and memories.

Added by gazelle on Oct 19, 2014 4:36 PM
The Hart's
Completed the transfer. Have a great day, Gordon
Added by pathfinder61 on Sep 16, 2014 9:59 AM
Brenda A. Darbyshire
Another misspell
I have not heard you admit you misspelled these memorials. I have not had this many changes in 2 years. Maybe I will just delete all of mine in that cemetery.
Added by Brenda A. Darbyshire on Aug 13, 2014 4:06 AM
Brenda A. Darbyshire
I always check before I add a memorial. I have a sneaky suspicion you spelled the name wrong and changed it! I remember this well. I rarely if ever have a duplicate and maybe if you add without a photo you should know how to spell it.
Added by Brenda A. Darbyshire on Aug 12, 2014 5:26 PM
Old Philadelphia Methodist, Marion County
Looking at the directions on this cemetery, I see your note at the bottom:

I don't live in that area, so can't help much, and I see you don't live around there anymore, either. However, going just by the directions:
"Across double bridges, down road from Jim Wiggins", I found a couple of James Wiggins in Marion County tax records online, on Wiggins Rd and Tymes Rd. Just down the road from them, at the end of Double Bridges Rd, I found a cemetery marked on a topographic map at gps coords: 32.224975, -84.589618.
Based on just those directions, that sounds like it might be it. But the map doesn't list a name and I don't find anything else on it, so it'll take someone actually visiting those coords to find out what cemetery it is by verifying any of the names on the headstones.

Added by Frankz on Jul 31, 2014 10:13 AM
rose baggett
RE: Perry Michael Watson

(**) Thank You. I went back after I cut and pasted the Michael Watson Will for you and thought you might like to see where I got it.
Added by rose baggett on May 11, 2014 6:39 PM
rose baggett
RE: Perry Michael Watson
Let me check my files. I have so much in my head but need to make sure before I quote.
Will of Michael Watson

Marion County, GA
Will Book A, pages 1 & 2
Transcribed by Katherine
January, 2000

Georgia Marion County

This is my last will and testament.

I do bequeath to my beloved son, Richmond Watson, one dollar, and to Willis
Watson I give one dollar, and to my beloved daughter Sealy Elkins I give one
dollar, and my daughter Mary Elkins I give one dollar, and to my son Benj. R
Watson I give one dollar, and to Michael Perry Watson I give one dollar and
Arthur A Watson I give one dollar, and to Elendor Watson I give one dollar,
and to my beloved wife Sarah Watson and her four children, Julius More
Watson, and Sarena A. Watson, and Elijah Watson, and Winny Watson, I do give
the following property, "to wit, Lot of land No. 43, and also Lot 53, and the
east half of No 22 all in the twelvth District of old Muscogee now Marion
County and my stock of hogs, and three feather beds furniture and besteads,
and one brass clock, and one loom, and all the household and kitchen
furniture and all my plantation tools, And I leave my wife Sarah Watson, and
my son Willis Watson, my Executors of my Estate and to keep all the property
together until the youngest child becomes of age, and then to be equally
divided which is my will, in God amen. This the twentieth day of November
1844, ane [sic] hereunto I set my hand and fix my seal in presence of us
Michael Watson LS
Thos Burge
William Hurst
Elijah Philip


I cut and pasted this for you. It took me forever to find it. Was not easy this time. Things change. But, records need to correct or you and I will think we are kin to someone we are not or cannot find our ancestors all together because of mistakes. (**)
Added by rose baggett on May 11, 2014 6:27 PM
rose baggett
Name of Parents on Perry Watson
Hi GOrdon,
Thank you for the long service you have given to the FIND A GRAVE and the work that you do.
I was doing research in Taylor County, GA. and found pictures of Ms. Hart's Grave. Then to the FIND A GRAVE. As a quick reference for you to verify that my request to change the Parents of Ms. Hart's Husband's parents name is correct.
Perry M. (Michael) Watson was the son of Michael Watson. Whose WILL is in Marion County ONLINE WILLS. You will find Michael Watson's Will Dated 1844 which lists his children, of which, by his first marriage he had Perry M. Watson. By his second wife Sarah, you will find Julius More Watson, and that is my Great Grandfather who was half brother to Ms. Hart's husband, Perry M. Watson.
I only am trying to help and not being ugly. It is part of my distant family and I have been doing research for 50 years and know how important it is to have things correct. While sometimes the correct info is not available, I know. But this Henry C. and Aner Watson are not Perry's parents. Our Watson Clan has been traced all the way back to Scotland. Thank You, you may contact me but Michael Watson's WILL DATED 1844 Marion County, GA. online will clear that up for you.
Ms. Baggett
Added by rose baggett on May 10, 2014 8:50 PM
Mary Hogan Moore
RE: Regarding Larry's post below
Gordon, sorry it has taken so long to reply, but I just thought about this and you can request from Find A Grave that they transfer the memorial to you and they sometimes will do it. Good Luck!
Added by Mary Hogan Moore on Apr 23, 2014 7:10 AM
D.R. Edwards
Lewis Brown--John Brown
Ada Brown 107227244 is wife of 107228415 Lewis
Father of Lewis 107228415 is 76860361 James M.
Mother of Lewis is 76860368 Tempie

John Henry Brown 107228313
Father is 76860361 James M.
Mother is 76860368 Tempie

Thank you Sonny
Added by D.R. Edwards on Mar 27, 2014 4:02 PM
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