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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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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
Thank you for adding Williamina Julia Boston to the list of children for her father, John Boston. I am checking to see if Cosmos R. Boston is also his son.
I feel certain that he was.

May I ask where you got documentation that John's father, James Boston, was a Major. I have not come across that information in any detail.

Thanks again,
Mary Boston
Added by Mary on Jun 07, 2016 6:12 PM
Please add child to parents memorial
I have recently determined that Williamina Julia Boston, #161986668, is the daughter of John Boston, #44211179, whose memorial you created. I would appreciate your adding her name to his memorial. I tried to contact the creator of her memorial but he has disabled messages. This is my husband's family. Julia passed away after John had purchased a lot by a different number. I don't know if the vault was built by the time of her death. Thank you.

Mary Owen Boston
Added by Mary on Jun 06, 2016 9:08 PM
Catherine Carter
RE: Re: John SMOAK
Thank You Robert so much. My cousins and I are having a heck of a time finding John's parents. We also believe in most of the records his last name is spelled Smoke. The john Smoak related to John Samuel Smoak was married to a Elizabeth Ayers and then her sister after elizabeth passed confusing with the name changes.

Bless you and yours, Cathy
Added by Catherine Carter on May 20, 2016 11:15 AM
Catherine Carter
Memorial# 31271216 John Smoak
Hi, I do not believe that the parents are correct. This John Smoak died in 1905, whereas John William Smoak (son of John Samuel Smoak) died in 1868. Can you please delete the parents relationship. My cousins and I are still hunting for his actual parents.

Thank you, and sorry for any hassle.
Added by Catherine Carter on May 17, 2016 9:15 PM
Gail and Scott Hannah
Brick Bethel Church
FYI- check out great website" Historic Rural Churches of Georgia" for great article on this church. gail
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Apr 30, 2016 6:39 PM
Daniel Lee

My wife and I live in an old farmhouse outside of Newington and I'm trying to find who the original owner was, when it was built, info on the families that lived here and maybe old pics of the house. My research leads me to believe that Daniel Lee (son of james Lee) built the house in the early 1890s. This is based on an 1899 document showing the division of the estate with a plat indicating a "residence" at the location of our house. Can you shed any light on who I may contact for information and pics of our house?
Added by Nbsbbaker on Feb 15, 2016 1:35 AM
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