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Tommie Moser Nichols (#47108891)
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Prompted by my father to personally find all family cemeteries in the Monroe Co., TN, area, I learned how addictive "walking on the ground your ancestors walked on" is! An awakening was finding the horrific conditions some cemeteries are in, including those managed by TVA. Finding the Find-a-Grave website will enable me to more readily show the world what can happen when no one cares. I am a UT graduate with 3 grown children. Recently, I became aware of 3 African American Cemeteries in Lonsdale - the middle of the city of Knoxville, TN. Research done by Robert McGinnis proved it to encompass 24 acres, most of which became a dumping ground, was overgrown, and was a location for unspeakable criminal activity. Sheriff J. J. Jones has undertaken the clearing of the worst - Southern Chain and Longview. I am attempting to capture every stone possible and preserve the memories of these special people before they again become victims and disappear. Some photos are very bad, and I apologize. Due to the terrain conditions, I was very limited. My research priorities are Moser, Nichols, Nuchols, Davis, Cook, Clemens, Hurst, and the families involved in the Howard-McGhee-Jones Feud in TN.
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Rick Kauffman
RE: Barbara Inez Tipton Voth
No. I am not related. I just found the headstone while walking the cemetery one day. I am sure you have some great stories!
Added by Rick Kauffman on Oct 12, 2016 10:24 PM
Carol Shaffer Cecil
RE: Margarett Davis
regarding death cert-they got the mother right on the death certificate as Shelley but the father was Jacob Miller Shaffer, also the birth year is wrong, hard to dispute the death year on a state's death certificate
Added by Carol Shaffer Cecil on Oct 09, 2016 3:19 PM
Carol Shaffer Cecil
RE: Margarett Davis
I put the death certificate on Memorial #
Find A Grave Memorial# 81266589 Margaret D Davis
Added by Carol Shaffer Cecil on Oct 09, 2016 3:14 PM
Carol Shaffer Cecil
RE: Margarett Davis
Am I confused I was talking about memorial
Find A Grave Memorial# 81266589 Margaret D.Davis, I will put the death cert up at that page, which grave memorial are you talking about
Added by Carol Shaffer Cecil on Oct 09, 2016 3:11 PM
Carol Shaffer Cecil
RE: Margarett Davis
Margaret D. Shaffer who married Wm Henry Davis, I put here death cert photo on her grave memorial, you decide, it says 1916, stones have been known to have wrong dates many times. but you make the decision, I just noticed the difference, it also says she was born 21 Sept 1856, but one census says 1851. All facts from
Added by Carol Shaffer Cecil on Oct 06, 2016 5:59 PM
Clarence J. DILLION
RE: Minnie Borden
Tommie---our pleasure. A bit more info coming your way. The wife and I photographed a few of the memorials @ Piney Level yesterday hoping to find some of the photo requests.
Maryville, TN
Added by Clarence J. DILLION on Sep 13, 2016 8:10 PM
Lance Shelby
Edgar Lewis Lambert stone photos
May I please use the photos that you uploaded for Edgar Lewis Lambert, Find A Grave Memorial# 5756404, on my page? I will give you credit on the photo snip when I use it.
Added by Lance Shelby on Sep 13, 2016 1:47 PM
Ms. Clyde
Henry Burgins
Your memorial for Henry is 72922716

There is another (in another cemetery) created earlier, which doesn't have a pix of his headstone; see 21907775

Please coordinate getting these merged. Thanks
Added by Ms. Clyde on Aug 22, 2016 2:17 PM
L.A. Cartledge
RE: John Simmerly
Really?! Wow, that is disturbing.

Bleach, chalk rubbing, scrubbing, acid rain, all of it is horrific for the old stones. We need to photograph as many as possible, before there is nothing to find. Here in the South many poor people used cement to create their stones. Mercy, that stuff gets horrible in a very short time. Marble "melts" with the acid rain, and the slate used up North does not carve well and splits open when moisture seeps in and the ice expands. Granite, if carved deeply enough, seems okay, and bronze is great (but often pried off and stolen!).

Thanks for your prompt reply, LAC
Added by L.A. Cartledge on Aug 09, 2016 6:28 PM
L.A. Cartledge
FaG# 42180983

In looking at the 2 photos on his page I notice that they do not appear to be the same stone. One is carved in, and the other carved out. Are they back and front, or foot stone and head stone, or 2 stones, or 2 people?
Can you help? Thanks, LAC
Added by L.A. Cartledge on Aug 08, 2016 6:17 AM
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