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Tommie Moser Nichols (#47108891)
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Prompted by my father to personally find all family cemeteries in the Monroe Co., TN, area, I learned how addictive "walking on the ground your ancestors walked on" is! An awakening was finding the horrific conditions some cemeteries are in, including those managed by TVA. Finding the Find-a-Grave website will enable me to more readily show the world what can happen when no one cares. I am a UT graduate with 3 grown children. Recently, I became aware of 3 African American Cemeteries in Lonsdale - the middle of the city of Knoxville, TN. Research done by Robert McGinnis proved it to encompass 24 acres, most of which became a dumping ground, was overgrown, and was a location for unspeakable criminal activity. Sheriff J. J. Jones has undertaken the clearing of the worst - Southern Chain and Longview. I am attempting to capture every stone possible and preserve the memories of these special people before they again become victims and disappear. Some photos are very bad, and I apologize. Due to the terrain conditions, I was very limited. My research priorities are Moser, Nichols, Nuchols, Davis, Cook, Clemens, Hurst, and the families involved in the Howard-McGhee-Jones Feud in TN.
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Clarence J. DILLION
RE: Minnie Borden
Tommie---our pleasure. A bit more info coming your way. The wife and I photographed a few of the memorials @ Piney Level yesterday hoping to find some of the photo requests.
V/r
Joe
Maryville, TN
Added by Clarence J. DILLION on Sep 13, 2016 8:10 PM
Lance Shelby
Edgar Lewis Lambert stone photos
May I please use the photos that you uploaded for Edgar Lewis Lambert, Find A Grave Memorial# 5756404, on my Ancestry.com page? I will give you credit on the photo snip when I use it.
Added by Lance Shelby on Sep 13, 2016 1:47 PM
Ms. Clyde
Henry Burgins
Your memorial for Henry is 72922716

There is another (in another cemetery) created earlier, which doesn't have a pix of his headstone; see 21907775

Please coordinate getting these merged. Thanks
Added by Ms. Clyde on Aug 22, 2016 2:17 PM
L.A. Cartledge
RE: John Simmerly
Really?! Wow, that is disturbing.

Bleach, chalk rubbing, scrubbing, acid rain, all of it is horrific for the old stones. We need to photograph as many as possible, before there is nothing to find. Here in the South many poor people used cement to create their stones. Mercy, that stuff gets horrible in a very short time. Marble "melts" with the acid rain, and the slate used up North does not carve well and splits open when moisture seeps in and the ice expands. Granite, if carved deeply enough, seems okay, and bronze is great (but often pried off and stolen!).

Thanks for your prompt reply, LAC
Added by L.A. Cartledge on Aug 09, 2016 6:28 PM
L.A. Cartledge
FaG# 42180983
JOHN SIMMERLY

In looking at the 2 photos on his page I notice that they do not appear to be the same stone. One is carved in, and the other carved out. Are they back and front, or foot stone and head stone, or 2 stones, or 2 people?
Can you help? Thanks, LAC
Added by L.A. Cartledge on Aug 08, 2016 6:17 AM
Les Byrd
RE: Julie Laura Moser Lankford
I have no other ideas. The cemetery photo is now showing on Julie's memorial.
Added by Les Byrd on Aug 01, 2016 3:51 PM
Charles McDonald
RE: Mary Polly Wear/ Col. Samuel Wear
Tommie, changes made. Thanks for your help.
Charles
Added by Charles McDonald on Jul 25, 2016 11:30 AM
W girl
RE: Lee Hitch
I am not interested in managing Lee's memorial. I am not family and you are.
Added by W girl on Jul 03, 2016 9:38 PM
W girl
RE: Lee Hitch
Lee was dating my roommate, Rosie, in Jackson, MS., and I was dating his roommate, who later became my husband. He was a fine person, and it was very tragic when he was killed. His plane stalled, and he didn't have enough altitude to recover. Rosie has never married. I remember he drove a Volkswagen Karmenn Ghia.
Added by W girl on Jul 02, 2016 7:38 PM
Dawn Curtis
Elizabeth Curtis Cook - Corinth
Hi Tommy,

Would you please transfer Elizabeth Curtis Cook (131460932) for me to manage? She is the sister of my great-great grandfather.

Thank you!

Dawn Curtis
Added by Dawn Curtis on Jun 10, 2016 8:58 PM
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