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|When I began searching for relatives it started with a few long lost cousins and a half brother. Once I found them, I was already connecting to a larger tree with branches which extend all over the place. What I thought would be a few months worth of work on this project has now turned over 5 years; 3 of them at Find A Grave. I simply wanted to trace roots and understand the background of my family which now has led me to connect to such wonderful people who are doing the same. This is an ongoing project and family puzzle being reconstructed piece by piece. I realize I could not do it without the fine people at FindAGrave and those who utilize this site to register graves aiming for accuracy when it's all to easy to find errors and oversights by those maintaining our ancestors.|
A couple of years ago I would never have realized how excited one can get when opening an email to discover photos of tombstones of their ancestors! Even better is finding that distant relatives have actual photographs never before seen. Without having a site such as this along with Ancestry.com and Fold3.com would one ever imagine connecting with close & distant relatives or volunteers with sources for further documentation of our kinfolks. This is a great networking effort by all who have been bitten by the genealogy bug.
Thanks to all of you who have contributed and continue to help advance my never ending story.
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|C Wilson||RE: Penina Martin ~ Peerless|
You're very welcome ... happy to do it.
That's a very nice portrait you have of Olive Dixson Martin. Old photos have a way of making one's past come to life.
Added by C Wilson on Jan 06, 2014 11:19 AM
|C Wilson||Penina Martin ~ Peerless|
FYI ... the stone marker for Penina (Peny)Jane Martin is in a group of three. The other two are:
Thomas Martin (1875 - 1911)... and
John Ellis Martin (1910 - 1913)
She is enumerated as "Permora Martin" (a widow) with Robert G Martin, her son, in the 1900 Census ... which you possibly know already; but the entry also indicates that she is the mother of six living children (out of seven born to her).
In view of the proximity of their resting places at Peerless, Thomas Martin was likely one of her children; however, Thomas had married Johnie Ellen Orr in 1897; and he was no longer a member of her household in 1900.
Added by C Wilson on Jan 05, 2014 6:32 PM
|J. D. McConnell||Robert Oral Killingsworth|
You posted a photo of Sheriff Killingsworth leading the parade on horseback. You label it as TOWN SHERIFF. It should be Dade County Sheriff. Also add the photo credit to Cletis McConnell, Greenfield Advertiser Photographer.
|A Walk Through Time||RE: Clada Chadwick Christopher #75157283|
You are welcome!
|Maureen Keillor||Wm. Dent|
This is probably a cenotaph memorializing Congressman Dent. I have added a note accordingly to the memorial I created.
|John Awbrey||Hittie Belle Moore|
You are welcome to use any of my photos.
|John Awbrey||Hittie Belle Moore|
I have some more information on Hittie Belle Moore that you may want to add to the memorial. you can email me at email@example.com
|Judith Nan Lewis||Moore|
I didn't know she was related to you, so I transferred her, so that you may care for your loved one.
Until Later.....God Bless,
|Judith Nan Lewis||RE: Find A Grave ID#88754482|
Mrs. M. W. M Moore 1862 - 1927
Her headstone information was recorded in the Cemetery Survey of Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL; LDS Survey; on page 410.
This Survey can be found at the Gadsden Public Library in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.
She had a grave marker, with the above information on it, at the time of the LDS Cemetery survey.
Her grave marker maybe as a few of the other markers were in Forrest Cemetery, hidden under a bush or shrub, or grown over by grass. The first photo vol.'s said they had no record and they could not find them, but the markers were finally found by other photo vol.'s who put an extra effort into finding them. One marker was completely hid under a huge flower bush, and I found my Grandmother's sister's flat marker completely grown over by grass, except for about an inch of one corner of her marker. If my Father and I had not known exactly where her marker was, we would not have been able to find it.
Hope this may help.
Until Later......God Bless,
|Ray Beamer||You're very welcome!|
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