|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.
|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.
|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
|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
|L.A. Cartledge||FaG# 42180983|
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
|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.
|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|
Would you please transfer Elizabeth Curtis Cook (131460932) for me to manage? She is the sister of my great-great grandfather.
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