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Bill Foster (W.L.Foster ) (#47029276)
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Bio Photo I was born & raised in the Smokie Mountains & foot hills of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina & South Carolina.
I'm one of the Original Participants @ the FosterFTDNA project with tested DNA markers up to 67.
I use Find A Grave as a research tool to connect family members of Families related to my Foster Surname and related Surnames. Foster , Minnick, Markland, Davis, Combs, Markland, Myers, Rumbley Zimmerman, Orrell, Tucker . Also the surnames from my mothers side of the Family Braswell, Ratcliff / Ratliff, Henson / Hinson, Diggs / Degge, Myers, Pistol / Travis, Boyette / Boyet,Keen, others . My wifes family surnames Rice , Franklin, Wallin, Shelton, Tweed, Sevier , Chandler and others.
I believe in linking family members with the tools given to us in the Edit Tab Section. Many of my memorials are created by finding the burial Locations listed on Death Certificates.
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Lewis Brent Hill
I dont think he's at Trinity Cathedral churchyard. There is the Trinity Methodist cemetery, which is more likely. I'll try to get his obit, and I'll check the Trinity survey.
Added by Anna on Jan 28, 2015 10:31 AM
Sheltons, Chandlers, Franklins, etc
Dont mean to mislead you, I'm only distantly related to them. One of my mother's Worsham GGaunts married Stephen Franklin, who died in Waynesville around 1917 or 1909, I forget when. That's my Chandler/Franklin connection.
Added by Anna on Jan 27, 2015 7:17 PM
Lewis Brent Hill
I originally was messaging you to ask about this memorial you have in Trinity Cathedral churchyard in Columbia, to ask you if you are sure he is there, because I have been all over that cemetery several times in the last couple of weeks and I am not finding him. That does not mean he's not there, only that he's not findable by me. Can you tell me how you know he's buried there?

then I read your bio and see that your wife and I have some of the same names in our family trees, Franklin, Shelton, Chandler. My mother's side are from Madison county and from there spread into eastern tennesse. I'd love to kick that around with her a bit.
Added by Anna on Jan 27, 2015 9:43 AM
Kathye Snyder-Knight
Alice Abigail Leonard Foster
Thanks Bill! It's good to hear from you!
Added by Kathye Snyder-Knight on Jan 23, 2015 8:42 PM
Carolina Caswell
Johnnie Ray Foster
Please send link(s) in support of the edit. I have not been able to find any other info other than what is already on the memorial. Thank you.
Added by Carolina Caswell on Jan 15, 2015 10:07 AM
Donna Brummett
RE: your photos on #72971901
OK photos removed.
Added by Donna Brummett on Jan 14, 2015 6:49 AM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
RE: Blanco & Wife
Bill, if the grave photo she posted on your entry in NC is actually of the unused grave plot in TN where the wife is buried, the photo needs to come off your NC entry and a new photo request made so someone can photograph what the actual grave looks like in NC. The actual burial location in NC should not have the picture of the TN unused grave marker on it...

The Find A Grave FAQ's cover what a cenotaph is, and if there's an unused grave marker for Blanco in TN, the memorial needs to be designated as a cenotaph; it can stay as can that photo of the unused grave, under the following rules:

What is a cenotaph? How do I have a memorial designated as a cenotaph?

A cenotaph is a tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of persons whose remains are buried elsewhere. It can also be the initial marker for a person who has since been interred elsewhere.
To add a cenotaph, create a memorial just like any other. Then email with a link to the memorial and a message to mark it as a cenotaph.

I have several of these, two quickly come to mind:

I'll submit her TN entry to be made a cenotaph, could you ask her to remove the TN grave photo off your NC entry? I've already put in a photo request for your NC entry so we can hopefully get a photo of his grave in NC posted by a photo contributor in that area once the weather clears/warms up.

Thanks, Karyn

Thanks, Karyn
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Jan 13, 2015 4:24 PM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
More on Blanco Franklin
The other problem comes from the same photo being on both the NC and the TN entries.

If Bessie's grave is in TN and Blanco is not buried with her but has a marker in TN, that entry needs to be marked as a cenotaph. I can take care of that.

If he is buried in NC, the photo of the TN grave marker needs to come off that memorial because it is a different grave.

thanks, Karyn
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Jan 13, 2015 3:29 PM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
RE: duplicate
Where are the actual graves of Blanco and Bessie?

If they are in Tennessee, hers are not the duplicates as they were placed in the correct cemetery first. Your NC entry would be the one to be deleted or merge even though it was created earlier..

If they are in NC, her TN entry for Blanco should be deleted and her TN entry for Bessie needs to be moved to the correct NC cemetery.
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Jan 13, 2015 3:26 PM
Donna Brummett
RE: Blanco Franklin
Bill, I have the two memorials cross referenced so that kin who are looking for Blanco can find him. Thanks for your additional information.
Added by Donna Brummett on Jan 13, 2015 2:02 PM
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