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Anna (#47329432)
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Bio Photo I am happy to transfer memorials-just ask.

I welcome corrections, updates, links, and additional information on my memorials. Findagrave is a joy when people work together in the spirit of collaboration.
If a fellow contributor takes the time and trouble to send links and updates, please accept them in good faith. Findagrave does not require us to provide documentation at all, let alone several sources.

Thank you to everyone who has cheerfully added the information and links I've asked for, and a pox on those who won't. And thanks to the photographers who go out in the cold and heat to get photographs of stones for us all. Findagrave couldn't exist without the 'boots on the ground' folks.

Thank you to my Findagrave friends who help me with locating burials and stitching my pieces. Without you I'd have a much harder time, make a lot more mistakes, and not have nearly as much fun.

The lines I look for are Worsham and Moody on my mother's side, O'Quinn, Summers, Rentz and Kinard on my father's side.

I stole this from another contributor:
'Much better to be looking for dead people, than to have dead people looking for you.'
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RO Williams
RE: Photo Daniel I R Felder
Added by RO Williams on Dec 25, 2014 3:17 PM
RE: Reckling family
Ella Gertrude Reckling (nee Radcliffe) was born in Columbia, SC on 07 April 1856 and died 1931, buried in Florence, SC. (Her parents were Thomas Weldon Radcliffe (1812, Richmond, VA-1870, Columbia, SC; Rebecca Gray (1820-1898, Columbia).
There is a William A. Reckling (1874-84) buried in the cemetery associated with Ebenezer Lutheran; this is William's 1st son.
Many other Recklings are buried in the cemetery associated with Ebenezer, so it's possible William Augustus Reckling is indeed buried there. However, I've seen the "roster" for Ebenezer and he is not on its list.
If you have an obituary for William A. Reckling, that would be appreciated. There is some "confusion" as to his place of birth between Germany (most likely) and Austria (1880 census), however that may have something to do with politics & foreign affairs.
Thanks, William
Added by William on Dec 24, 2014 7:09 PM
RE: Edit
Dear Ana: I am William Augustus Reckling's great-great grandson. I started doing original research just this year. No one else in my extended family had done so before. I have quite a bit of research from the original documents. Plus W.A. was a noted SC photographer 1874-1914 in Columbia and is mentioned favorably in a book published by the Univ of So Carolina Press "Partners with the Sun" by Harvey Teal.
Although there is a slight incongruity, the 1870 census and other info has W.A. dob as 1849/50 in Friedland, Mecklenburg. His family immigrated to the US in 1854. His father is August DG Reckling (1817-99) & mother Marie Theresa Weirst (1819-1869). Both were members of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Columbia, and are buried in another cemetery in Richlan County as are a number of other Recklings.
W.A. married Ella Gertrude Radcliffe (1856-1931). She is buried in Florence, SC.
My great grandfather is Thomas Radcliffe ("Cliffe") Reckling born Columbia 1878, died in Savannah in 1927. Cliffe and another son Walter Taylor Reckling worked with W.A. in their studio in Columbia. Walter (1883-1939) is buried in Henderson, NC.
William had another son William (1874-1884-buried at Ebenezer), a daughter Rebecca ("Pearl") (1876-1962-Wilmington, NC), and his youngest son is Louis E. (1884-1938).
He also had a brother Charles and 6 sisters, most of whom are buried in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Richlan County, SC.
I have a quite a bit more information, especially about the generations that follow Cliffe.
I am going to Columbia soon to see the photos of "Reckling & Sons" in the archives of USC, and to visit the graves and the places associated with their lives. My brothers & sons have taken an interest and we are collecting W.A.'s photos and I plan to write a "family history."
William J. Reckling III
(my facebook page "William Reckling" has some more information).Contact me anytime at my email address or through facebook Thank you for your interest in my family. William.

Added by William on Dec 21, 2014 8:42 PM
RE: Luther Love transfer
You are quite welcome! I think people should be with family, even if it is distant :-)
Added by Grammyღ on Dec 17, 2014 9:19 AM
Mary Gatch
RE: the Gatches of Colleton county
Hi there...yes me at and I'll send you one. Mary
Added by Mary Gatch on Dec 09, 2014 4:30 AM
James Bellert
Sorry, I meant Perry O'Quinn of course.
Added by James Bellert on Dec 06, 2014 3:53 AM
James Bellert
I transferred his memorial to you. Thank you for the kind words.

All the best,
Jim Bellert
Added by James Bellert on Dec 06, 2014 3:52 AM
Pam Schierberg
RE: Joseph Cooley Johnson 123845809
Anna, thank you for the clarification - very much appreciated. No, I do not want you to remove...always happy to find historical references on my ancestors. I have since found the Tennessee Supreme Court records - thanks to your hint. This explains a great deal, as my mother knows nearly nothing of her mother's family. At the time her mother (my grandmother and daughter of Joseph Cooley Johnson) would have been 16 and I can only imagine what she must have felt realizing that her brother's alleged actions caused the death of her father. Sad, but it's history, and it happened. I am surprised, however, that an article concerning my Tennessee grandfather was found in a Columbia, South Carolina newspaper. I'll do more digging in the SC area - I am fascinated by this field of research. THANK YOU for all you do!
Added by Pam Schierberg on Dec 03, 2014 11:22 AM
Pam Schierberg
Joseph Cooley Johnson
Anna, I would appreciate knowing the source of what appears to be a newspaper article regarding the death of Joseph Cooley Johnson. The article indicates that he was shot by Thomas Woods. The source noted indicates, "The State; Date: 10-05-1945; Page: 3; Location: Columbia, South Carolina", which doesn't appear to be correct. Any help you could provide would be appreciated; Joseph Cooley Johnson is my great grandfather on my (living) mother's side.
Added by Pam Schierberg on Dec 02, 2014 7:36 PM
Monty Chancey
RE: J A Furtick
Good morning Anna and thank you for taking the time to make the requested changes for my great-great-granfather, John Anderson Furtick. I am, by no means, an accomplished genealogist but it became apparent that the site you created was indeed the memorial for our long-lost ancestor.
1. The news story and death certificate information were provided by the Confederate soldier's home.
2. Even though their records indicated that his initials, "J.A.," referred to James rather than John, his application for admittance to the home used the service records for John Anderson. There are no comparable records for a James.
3. The son (Jessie) referred to in the paper corresponds to the sames Jessie who is buried in West End Cemetery and whose FindaGrave memorial includes mention of his father John and grandparents William Furtick and Betsy Spirenger. These are the same parents of John that we have records for.
I guess we'll never know how the name got mixed up - perhaps the fault of John's debility at the time and his being deaf, but many thanks must go out to you for including the newspaper article for "James" - this is what set us on the path of unlocking John's memorial.
I've gone on here for far too long, but I was wondering now how we can go about contacting a sexton for West End Cemetery and marking John's grave. Do you have any contact information?
We live in Florida but visit SC regularly and I'd like to visit the gravesite and add a picture of the marker or have one installed if none exists. We want to do the same for John's wife (Mildred Ott) and the other relatives we've found with your inadvertent help.
Again, thank you for your work. You'll never know how grateful we are for it.
Added by Monty Chancey on Dec 01, 2014 4:44 AM
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