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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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ethan dixon
I am looking for the parents of William sikes father of Amanda and James Arthur sikes james married sallie kate sikes of burke county Georgia james was born in screven county Georgia William married alice?
Added by ethan dixon on Feb 21, 2015 1:13 PM
Robin Cargile Royals
Nancy Pitts Edwards
I am looking for Nancy husband grave. his name was James Madison Edwards and they were my Gr Gr Gr Grandparents. I have found on here James Madison Parents and they are Obediah Edwards 54249673/Tabitha Pitts 54249463. THANK YOU for any other information you could help with James Madison Edwards.
Added by Robin Cargile Royals on Feb 12, 2015 12:22 PM
transfer request
Hi, will you please transfer Luna Chance Godbee Mobley, memorial # 42232825. She is my great-aunt.
thanks so much, Melinda
Added by msgs on Jan 15, 2015 11:17 AM
James Rhodes
Hodges Family of Screven County GA
I was trying to research my great uncle, Linton Hodges, and his family. I see that you researched the Hodges families of the area. Do you have any information about him?

Many Thanks,
Added by James Rhodes on Jan 10, 2015 11:58 AM
From Jennifer
As per our conversation.
Added by Jennifer on Jan 03, 2015 11:10 AM
P Sherman
Herschell Southwell White
Herschell, 1875 - 1933. He is buried at Sylvania Cemetery. Do you know anything more about him? Was he a judge or an attorney? Are you related to this line? Any help would be appreciated, Pat
Added by P Sherman on Oct 16, 2014 4:03 PM
Tom & Gloria Smith
I believe this is a duplicate of Elis C. Lynch, his actual name. He was my daughter's great grandfather. His obituary listed his name incorrectly.
Added by Tom & Gloria Smith on Sep 18, 2014 6:13 PM
Scott Christie
Christie at Evans Cemetery
Would you be able to help me contact descendants of Christie family members from the Evans Cemetery?

Added by Scott Christie on Sep 08, 2014 1:57 PM
Janet Preston Parker
RE: Thomas ELKINS 1783-1854
Hi, I still transfer if not related to me. With that being said, answer to your question is: 2nd great grandfather

Added by Janet Preston Parker on Sep 07, 2014 9:12 AM
Margaret Groover 40520454
Hi, Findagrave did indeed do a correction for me, something kind of new to the website. I requested it last week, but I also like to mention it to the page owner as well. The spouse link was corrected by them for me. Luther Groover married Margaret and John David Groover married the four I mentioned but previously Margaret wasn't connected to Luther. It is correct now.
Added by Ronnie on Aug 29, 2014 5:20 PM
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