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Bill T. Whitis (#48066287)
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Bio Photo A native-born resident of Marshall, Texas, I have begun researching my family's gravesites in the surrounding areas. From Avinger to Upshur County to sites all over Marshall and towns in and around Harrison County. I work full-time, so I do this research when I can.

I have walked and photographed all the markers in and around Harrison County at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Grange Hall Cemetery, Marshall Hebrew, Andrews Cemetery, Macedonia Cemetery, Saint John Cemetery, Woodley Cemetery, Crockett Cemetery, Grover Cemetery, Marshall Cemetery, Berea Cemetery, Wiley College Cemetery, Gill Community Cemetery, Blocker Cemetery, Ebenezer, Crossroads, Algoma North and South, and others. If the markers are legible, I have photographed them and added them on here if missing.

I am currently working in Colonial Gardens and Powder Mill Cemeteries taking photos of all the headstones, and adding GPS coordinates when the wireless networks are available in the field (the signal can come and go if the wind is blowing too hard or a cloud is overhead sometimes out here in East Texas).

I also on occasion photograph cemeteries not as close to home like Tatum Cemetery, DeBerry Cemetery, Grace Hill Cemetery (in Longview) and Oakwood Cemetery (in Jefferson).

I want the memorials for cemeteries in my area to be as complete as possible for future generations.
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Gerry Hill
For your work in findagrave. I don't have a lot of family in Tx, but appreciate what you have done, all the same.
In my old age, most of what I contribute, was done before findagrave was thought of! Can't travel the rows, like I once did. Back then, I surveyed a lot of cemeteries (Every one I passed and some I did not!) for our Genealogy Society.
I would like to use the grave of Wingate Hall Woodley in my research in Elysian Fields, Harrison, Tx. Thanks, Gerry Hill in Albany Ga,
Added by Gerry Hill on Sep 16, 2014 5:27 PM
Dianne Wylie
Lucile Busby Turner - Marshall Cemetery
Lucile was the wife of my Uncle Joel B. Busby, KIA, WWII. I appreciate the picture of her grave. There is a small marker next to her's that I cannot read. By chance, do you know the name on it? I was so happy to finally start finding traces of her. I now know she remarried and had at least two children. Still trying to make more connections. Your help is appreciated with the name on the marker.

Thank you.
Added by Dianne Wylie on Sep 12, 2014 3:05 PM
Rickey Boult
Thank you so very much for the headstone picture of Jason Bolt.

May I use it in my BOLT family tree.

Rick B.
Added by Rickey Boult on Sep 09, 2014 9:07 AM
Wendy & John Corcoran
3 Moseley's at Oakwood
Thank you, Bill, for photographing our family. Nice color and clarity. Bug hugs of gratitude, Wendy and families
Added by Wendy & John Corcoran on Aug 21, 2014 12:17 PM
Sandy Whittington
Mary Burnett Neal
Thanks for pointing out the duplicate burial record in the Neal cemetery. I've deleted it this morning.
Added by Sandy Whittington on Aug 16, 2014 6:51 AM
Charles Lokey
Burress Gravesites
Dear Sir,
I am a descendant of Allen Dale Burress a pioneer from your community. His son William Dobson Burress is buried in the Marshall Graveyard. His wife is buried somewhere in Marshall. Her name was Eveline Burress. She was buried in a cemetery that Allen donated to the community. She died on Aug 6th, 1850. I have wondered where her grave is. If you have any clues I would appreciate the help.
On another note Allen was murdered in June of 1860 on a trip to Sulphur Spings to buy a plantation for his son Erastus. He was buried there somewhere and I don't believe that he was ever returned to Marshall. It was believed that his 3rd wife and her 2 brothers were responsible for his death. Any help with these locations would be appreciated. Have a nice day.
Charles Lokey
Added by Charles Lokey on Aug 14, 2014 12:17 PM
Tricia the Spirit Chaser
Ebenezer - Marshall
I am soooo glad you are finishing this cemetery. Last time I was there, which was my second time there a man who lived in a house that borders the cemetery told me to leave in a not friendly tone of voice. Kinda scary. So I never returned.
Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser on Aug 08, 2014 8:38 PM
Denise Lumpkin
Collins Family-Oakwood
I was so delighted to see that you had added my families headstones from Oakwood Cemetery in Jefferson. Thank you!
Added by Denise Lumpkin on Jul 28, 2014 5:55 PM
Clara SoRelle Perry
RE: Pink Chambers SoRelle's mother
I got what little info I had from Olidyne SoRelle and she has since passed away.
her mother was Pink Chambers SoRelle and Pink was married to my great uncle WIley. They lived in Dangerfield,Texas and are buried at the cemetery there. you should check that out. wish I could help you more .
Added by Clara SoRelle Perry on Jul 22, 2014 9:40 PM
Sue Thompson Patterson
RE: Lela aycock
Glad to help.
Added by Sue Thompson Patterson on Jul 11, 2014 12:35 AM
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