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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo When I joined Find a Grave it was a good website where a person could find and connect to their past without having to pay an annual fee. As I searched other volunteers home pages, I would read in their bios how they too expressed their support for the website and how it helped them to find a love one. On certain occasions though, I would come across a bio in which the volunteer didn't write a bio about themselves, but they expressed anger about the neglect of other individuals who didn't abide by the website rules. As I continued to read the bio, I wondered why they would choose to express their anger and frustration rather than write something good about themselves. Well after many years of contributing memorials, photos, and flowers, I know now why they wrote those angry words. I have come to realize that when a website offers free membership, it opens the door to every idiot who has nothing better to do than to create frustration and tension for other people. If these trouble causing individuals were forced to pay an annual fee, I believe they would think twice about wasting their money on creating aggravation for other individuals. I am changing my policy, and will be a STRICT keeper of the Find a Grave Rules. This means: Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be YOUR siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If you don't understand this, then go find someone who does understand this statement and can explain it to you. There are many of my relatives memorials that I don't manage and I am quite happy to leave them in the hands of other people. If there is something I want added to the memorial I click the EDIT tab and make my request. This is the correct, by the rules, way for this website. If this rule is not followed, then when I receive your email/request, I will list it as spam and it will be deleted.
Another rule I have found that volunteers are breaking is the photo copyright rule. You CANNOT claim a photo you DID NOT TAKE. I have found many of my photos being copied and pasted on other memorials. This is a serious rule infraction. REMEMBER, IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE THE PICTURE.....DON'T TAKE CREDIT FOR THE PICTURE! Ask for permission.
Finally, Be accurate with your information. When photo volunteers go out to fill a photo request, they are taking their time and money to get you that photo. Don't just put someone in a cemetery because it seems like the right one. Take the time to do some research and get confirmation before you list a memorial. Be Considerate!

There are certain individuals out there (and you know who your are) who have caused me to take these measures and unfortunately for the innocent, I'm sorry but things have changed.



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Jrigdon
Re: Daniel Rigdon
Daniel Rigdon was my 4th Great grand father. He was not from Ireland. However that was also the legend in my family too until I started researching the family. So I'd really like to know where that started!

He was actually born in Barnewell, SC. The son of Thomas Rigdon and Amy O'Neal, married in 1786 in SC.

Thomas was born in St Georges Parrish, Maryland in 1847. Thomas was a private in the South Carolina Militia in the Revolutionary War. He served under Col. Bratton and Gen. Sumter during the 1781 campaigns. Thomas was the grand son of the well known George Rigdon of Maryland and also the first cousin of both Sidney S Rigdon, one of the founders of the Morman Church and John Rigdon, a Baptist evangelist to Ohio, Iowa and Oregon and later a co-founders of the Church of Christ.

Amy was an Irish immigrant. Amy was born in 1766 in Ireland. Her family arrived South Carolina on 15 February 1768, they arrived on the ship "Dungannon", which embarked from Belfast, in County Antrim, Ireland.

I believe they both died in Bulloch Co, Ga in 1810 and 1812 but have not found their graves.
Added by Jrigdon on Jan 25, 2015 10:15 AM
Martha McCorkle
Military Service Ranks
I feel that military service is an important part of a person's bio. However, I feel that it should not be in the name designation unless the individual died in active service. Generally military service is 2 to 4 years of one's life which has lasted more than 60 years. And most are not addressed by their military rank outside of the military. Many of us have fathers who served in World War II and in Korea and some in Viet Nam. And we as their children may be aware of their service, may not be aware of the rank when they departed the military. Military rank does not generally appear on a death certificate or on a birth certificate nor in any other legal documents outside of the military related documents and is not used when addressing the person by name. Therefore it is my opinion, that unless the person used a military designation for a substantial part of his/her life and was know to people a PFC Jones, it should not be in the title. It should be in the bio section. I do appreciate all those who have served in military and I wish to give them homage for their service but in their identification name - it generally just does not belong there. I appreciate all that you do...thanks for listening.
Added by Martha McCorkle on Jan 24, 2015 9:45 AM
Diane Jones
36493928
Van Dorah Collins Hay She was the mother of Carl
Collins Hay, not the wife. It has calculated a
relationship as his wife. She was the wife of
James Henry Hay # 38056433 who is buried at
Bethesda UMC in Meriwether Co., GA. He died in 1892 and she raised the children by herself.
Added by Diane Jones on Jan 12, 2015 10:55 AM
Melba Bergeron
DOUBLE LISTING
WILLIAM R SPEIGHT HAS TWO LISTINGS,105339067 & 15339219. EVERYTHING IS THE SAME EXCEPT A MEMO THAT WAS INCLUDED ON 105339067. BOTH WAS ENTERED ON THE SAME DAY-02/16/2013 CAN 105339173 BE DELETED? WILLIAM R SPEIGHT IS MY FIRST COUSIN

THX
MELBA BERGERON
Added by Melba Bergeron on Dec 13, 2014 5:17 PM
Clent
DOUBLE LISTING
IN ROSEHILL CEMETARY ASHBURN GEORGIA. LOIS WARD SPEIGHT 105339173 HAS TWO LISTING SEE 105339034.
BOTH HAVE THE SAME PARENTS, SAME BIRTH AND DEATH DATES. DOES ONE NEED TO BE DELETED?
Added by Clent on Dec 12, 2014 9:19 PM
Ayanah
Thank you!
Hi Craig and Tonya,

I just wanted to take a second to thank you for your efforts on the website. One branch of my family is entirely based in Georgia/Florida and as I look through F.A.G. I keep seeing your names pop up as the photo volunteer.

Thank you for spending your time helping others. As one who've you've helped immeasurably - I can't thank you enough! (My grandmother also wanted to show her thanks - because of you she got to see her grandparents' grave for the first time.)
Added by Ayanah on Nov 22, 2014 8:24 PM
Tim Day
Kennons
Craig and Tonya. I am fairly new to findagrave, and have been checking it out and looking for graves of a lot of family members. I notice that you manage several of the Kennon graves, specifically Dr. Benning M. Kennon. He was a cousin of my great grandfather. I am trying to compile a family history book, and am wondering if you are related to the Kennons, and if so, do you have some information on the family? Thanks, Tim D.
Added by Tim Day on Nov 21, 2014 5:35 PM
Glenn Massey
Douglas City Cemetery, Douglas, Coffee, Georgia Photo # 34959149
Hi Craig and Tonya,

I know how busy you both are; my family and I are again asking for your permission to use this photo to add to our family tree with Ancestry.com. Full credit would be given to you both along with your F.A.G. # 46890871. Thank you both for all your support with this website.


Thank You, Glenn Massey & Family
Added by Glenn Massey on Nov 16, 2014 10:54 AM
Frankz
Helena Cemetery
Your 3 cemetery photos on this cemetery:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=34459
all mention in their captions that the map is wrong. That map has now been corrected. Can you please remove that part of the captions?
Added by Frankz on Nov 03, 2014 3:27 PM
Suzanne
Mary Davis Bobbitt Burns
I'm looking for people related to my great grandmother, Mary Davis Bobbitt Burns of North Carolina. She was my maternal grandfather's mother but unfortunately died at age 28. If anyone is on 23 and Me or Ancestry.com, please let me know. I am on both of these sites plus GED Match.

Suzanne Alexander
suzannetvls@msn.com
Added by Suzanne on Nov 03, 2014 8:43 AM
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