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Ray Gatewood (#46978762)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 10 days
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My wife and I do genealogy so we have been in a lot of libraries, cemeteries, court houses and outhouses all around the USA. At first, I started photographing only my family and friends' tombstones. It therefore became a duty to take pictures of all the markers in the cemeteries throughout Ellis county.
Several of the names and dates which are already listed that do not yet have photos, contain many errors. After taking their tombstone pictures, I have noticed those mistakes when comparing the actual inscriptions with the information that has already been uploaded. I also see a lot of people listed more than once, which throws off the number of graves indicated.
If and when I make a mistake please e-mail me and I will gladly correct it. If the person is a relative or friend and you wish to manage the listing, I will happily relinquish ownership and transfer it over to you. We are members of the Ellis County Genealogical Society which meets the 1st Monday of each month, 7:00 pm, at the Ellis County Woman's Building, 407 West Jefferson Street in Waxahachie. Membership is open to anyone interested in family history. Dues are $20 per calendar year and includes a subscription to ECGS quarterly publication, Searchers & Researchers.
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Laura Grover
Carberry graves
Hi Ray! Thanks for all you do for Find A Grave. I am dropping this note to request that you transfer my great grandmother and her son to me. She is Cathern Carberry, #47993272, and he is Ed Carberry, #47993227. They are in Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cedar Hill.

Thanks again,
Laura Grover, #47059053
Added by Laura Grover on Aug 22, 2015 11:16 PM
Thank you for the transfers! Bobbie
Added by Bobbie on Jul 20, 2015 9:17 AM
I was wondering if you wouldn't mind transfering over my 2nd great grandparents, William M. Teafatiller #47792734 & Liddie Brannon Teafatiller #47792688? Thank you, Bobbie
Added by Bobbie on Jul 20, 2015 6:38 AM
Harriett Holder
Thank you so much for the transfer.
Added by Highsteppers on Jul 10, 2015 8:33 AM
Michael Davis
Patsy Ann Blocker Ratliff
37887087, Palmer
Please transfer this or delete it. Patsy is my cousin. I entered a memorial for her just after you entered yours.

Mike Davis
Added by Michael Davis on Jun 25, 2015 6:25 PM
Michael Davis
Patsy Ann Blocker Ratliff
Added by Michael Davis on Jun 25, 2015 6:23 PM
Schelle Taylor
Louisa Jane Turner Keller
#48225960 You have someone named Alabaina Keller listed as her spouse. Her husband was James Austel Keller. I've never heard of Alabaina Keller.
Added by Schelle Taylor on Jun 20, 2015 6:58 PM
Monroe Marion McDowell
I made a BIG mistake and ended up having him as his own spouse TWICE. I have sent request for corrections. I had the incorrect number on my Ancestry page. Alice Desiretta Rodgers was married to Monroe Marion McCowell at the time of her death, but the family buried her with her former husband that she had children with and did not put her legal name, at the time of her death, on her headstone.

This happens more often than people realize. The same thing was done with my mom when she died a couple of years ago. She is buried with my father and he is buried with his first wife. It is a researchers nightmare when this happens.

Thank you for helping me fix this memorial.

Added by Ancestry-Detective on Jun 15, 2015 10:14 AM
Shirley Sanders
Thank you so much for transfering my Bradburrys to me.
Shirley Drake Sanders
Added by Shirley Sanders on May 03, 2015 8:29 PM
Shirley Sanders
Sir: Would you please transfer these three Bradburry's to me. They are my Uncle, Aunt and cousin.
Anna Lee 84285418
James W 84285486
William 84285355
Thank you so much:
Shirley Drake Sanders

Added by Shirley Sanders on May 02, 2015 6:20 PM
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