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Ed Elam (#46629771)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my own family tree since about the Fall of 1999. I started this project by doing transcripts of my own family's cemeteries and taking photos of the stones. I am sure this is how most folks get started doing this kind of thing.

On my father's side, I am researching these names; Campbell, Clouse, Donalson, Edwards, Elam, Engle, Faris/Farris, Gillum/Gilliam, Harris, Hodge/Hodges, Hutton, Keck, Owsley and Riddle at this time. These surnames are from Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas, with ties to England, Germany and Scotland.

On my mother's side, I am researching these names; Cantley, Clay, Gibbs, Rorrer/Rohrer and Turner at this time. These surnames are from Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, with ties to Switzerland, Germany and England.

You have my permission to use any photos posted here as long as it used for research and not for profit.
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Rev. John Surratt, W.VA
thank you very much for adding (very promptly) too, the information I sent for his memorial.
Appreciate all your work on Findagrave.
Added by wvy on Aug 21, 2014 6:10 AM
daughter of Challas Cleo Harper Massey
Thank you
I will be using your photo of the Fitzhugh Cemetery posted on findagrave memorial # 65043855 Sarah Lucindy Jordan to post on her page on It is a wonderful photo. Thank you again.
Added by daughter of Challas Cleo ... on Aug 02, 2014 7:01 PM
Melinda Armitage
RE: Prewitt/Cory
It looks like I have requested that William Bead Draper be added as Cora's father. Once that happens, I believe that will eliminate the half-sibling relationship.

Thank you again for your help!
Added by Melinda Armitage on Jul 15, 2014 7:19 AM
Melinda Armitage
RE: Prewitt/Cory
I will have to look at them again and see what's going on. I have requested a couple of different edits and it seems they are all being dealt with at once!

I will get back with you when I figure out which edit I requested of you.

Added by Melinda Armitage on Jul 15, 2014 7:17 AM
RE: Elam photos
Not sure if you noticed, but I also posted photos for Mary Louise Elam and Margaret Daigle who are buried in the same lot. I also located burial site for Lula's parents, Charles & Martha Albrecht, and posted photo's for them as well.
Added by FJReck on Jul 14, 2014 8:26 AM
James Coston
Lena Wilson, Mexia Cem.
Morning Ed.
The surname Wilson appears 11 times on the cemetery registry, unfotunately, Lena is not one of the them.
I also searched for "1952" in case she was listed by another name, still nothing.
Can U give me another Wilson in Mexia to associate her with, that may be the key to the puzzle.
Later, James Coston
Added by James Coston on Jun 28, 2014 6:38 AM
Kendall Vance
RE: Turner's - Barber Cemetery
I do plan to take photographs of it all and post them, hopefully in the not too distant future. There are several Turner's in that cemetery, all in a big group together. So, till then!
Added by Kendall Vance on Jun 08, 2014 11:04 AM
Robin Bradford
RE: Nellie A Rorrer Richmond
You are welcome. I will be adding more interments in the Rock Creek area in the next few days just in case you are looking for someone else.
Added by Robin Bradford on Jun 04, 2014 5:06 AM
Kendall Vance
RE: Andrew W Turner
You are very welcome! If there's anything else I can help out with from up here, please feel free to ask!
Added by Kendall Vance on Jun 01, 2014 10:54 PM
Handwork/DeHaven/Balentine/Parker/Plankinton-PA Ja
Memorial# 15970905 Willie Ruth (nee Boggs) Dixon
Thank you so much for the wonderful photos on willie's Mem. Page! She is the 2nd Maternal GGM of my Great Granddaughter, who will be six this August. I'm making a Family Tree for her birthday. She'll really enjoy seeing these photos! Thanks for all you do at Find A Grave! Janet Handwork Spencer ~ Dallas, TX ID# 47018983
Added by Handwork/DeHaven/Balentin... on May 20, 2014 10:41 AM
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