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Merf (#47064479)
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I live just blocks from Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, FL. It's beautiful, and I'd be happy to take a photo if one is needed. I LOVE going to the cemetery!

I have been actively photographing and documenting the older sections of Greenwood. I am currently going through all their records to make sure we get everyone on findagrave.

I'll gladly transfer management of memorials upon request, no matter what your relation (unless they are my relatives - but I will transfer a relative to a direct descendant if I am not one). I create every memorial with the hope that their family will find them. Every transfer request I receive makes me know its worth it.

Please let me know if you find any errors or I've duplicated a memorial, I'll fix it! It's so important to have dates correct and names properly spelled - but we all make mistakes, and sometimes the markers are very difficult to read.

Feel free to use my photos (with credit to me - Merf works) for your personal genealogical project. My photos are of public places, and of no artistic (I can guarantee that!) merit. I don't believe I "own" a simple snapshot of someone else's grave marker. I volunteer here to SHARE and to make sure memorials are as accurate as possible. HOWEVER, photos of people - such as my relatives that I have posted...I do require permission prior to use or visible credit to me and that they came from findagrave.

My mother and I are researching our family who settled in Lee, Phillips and Monroe County, Arkansas.

In particular, we are desperately searching for parents and siblings of Thomas Trotter Bonner, who settled in Spring Creek, AR. He married Elizabeth Shackelford Bonner in 1834 in Marengo Co., AL.

Current projects:

Assisting my mom and the Annie H. Darracott UDC Chapter out of Lakeland, Polk Co, FL in the documentation of Confederate Veterans.

Completing FAG entries for Greenwood Cemetery using various sources including cemetery records and undertaker records. I'm only concentrating on the lettered, older sections.

Would REALLY appreciate ANY information on Daniel M Bonner (b. 1789), son of Col. Thomas Bonner and Margaret Jones. We think he's the father of our "brick wall" person based on DNA testing.

Family surnames: Allen, Allred, Bonner, Coble, Estes, Gaines, Garrison, Gearhart, Gower, Hale, Harris, Higginbotham, McGee, Mauney/Mooney, Ottertail, Raymer, Redditt, Waldron, Walker, Whitfield
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Laura Kessler Hershey
Asia Clemmans
WOW!! You're terrific!! Thank you for the quickest transfer ever!!!! I really do appreciate it!! Thanks!!!!! Laura
Added by Laura Kessler Hershey on Oct 27, 2016 3:33 PM
RE: My list of graves to hunt for
😊 (That's me, blushing, lol)
Added by Elizabeth on Oct 26, 2016 1:00 PM
RE: My list of graves to hunt for
Slow and steady wins the race! :)
Added by Elizabeth on Oct 25, 2016 4:37 PM
S T :)
Not specific to a particular record, but
Elsewhere, I saw re the deletion of so much of your work, and felt to send a little bit of, I am so sorry that happened ! And, to thank you so very much for being so determined to help people find things. I hope you can feel precious today!
No response needed :)
Best Wishes.
Added by S T :) on Oct 23, 2016 8:57 PM
Carolyn Ellis
Dickson Adams
Thank you very much. I also do what you are doing even when they aren't family. If when I am working and I see a family that aren't linked I take the time to link them up. Just makes the memorial more complete along with tombstone pictures.
However these people come into my family from Dickson's grandmother's side, the McClarrens.
Added by Carolyn Ellis on Oct 23, 2016 11:42 AM
RE: Block 14
I'm still working on 10, but I thought I'd go back and catch up on some of the new ones in block 2 since it's been a while since I did that section.

It's gonna be a little while before I finish 10, but I'll jump over to 14 after that and we can meet in the middle when the time comes, if you don't get it done by then. I'll give a hollar as soon as I'm done with 10. :)
Added by Elizabeth on Oct 23, 2016 10:56 AM
Carolyn Ellis
RE: Jonathan Adams
Sure that would be great. My # 47532205
Thanks, Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Ellis on Oct 23, 2016 10:17 AM
Carolyn Ellis
Jonathan Adams
Thanks for linking his son to him. These people are way out on a limb for me. If you are closer related to them I would be glad to transfer maintenance to you.
Added by Carolyn Ellis on Oct 23, 2016 9:06 AM
sandra evans
Raphael Mott, infant.
Thank you for finding my brothers resting place. He was born two years before me but our Mother talked about him often, especially at Christmas. My Mother called him Sandy and I guess that is why I was named Sandra. Sandy was my name growing up. I'm sure she was comforted by that and as an adult, it was an honor for me.

Thank you on behalf of my Mom, Mamie Lucille Mott, 1924-2008
Added by sandra evans on Oct 16, 2016 3:56 PM
Traci Hall
Alba Tyndall Hall Sr
Hi Merc -

Thank you for posting my grandparents resting place! I live in California and am unable to visit as I would like. Please transfer their site to me.

I appreciate you and your efforts to connect love ones!

God bless you!
Added by Traci Hall on Oct 16, 2016 10:08 AM
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