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Merf (#47064479)
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I live just blocks from Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, FL. It's beautiful, and I'd be happy to take a photo if one is needed. I LOVE going to the cemetery!

I have been actively photographing and documenting the older sections of Greenwood. I am currently going through all their records to make sure we get everyone on findagrave.

I'll gladly transfer management of memorials upon request, no matter what your relation (unless they are my relatives - but I will transfer a relative to a direct descendant if I am not one). I create every memorial with the hope that their family will find them. Every transfer request I receive makes me know its worth it.

Please let me know if you find any errors or I've duplicated a memorial, I'll fix it! It's so important to have dates correct and names properly spelled - but we all make mistakes, and sometimes the markers are very difficult to read.

Feel free to use my photos (with credit to me - Merf works) for your personal genealogical project. My photos are of public places, and of no artistic (I can guarantee that!) merit. I don't believe I "own" a simple snapshot of someone else's grave marker. I volunteer here to SHARE and to make sure memorials are as accurate as possible.

My mother and I are researching our family who settled in Lee, Phillips and Monroe County, Arkansas.

In particular, we are desperately searching for parents and siblings of Thomas Trotter Bonner, who settled in Spring Creek, AR. He married Elizabeth Shackelford Bonner in 1834 in Marengo Co., AL.

Current projects:

Assisting my mom and the Annie H. Darracott UDC Chapter out of Lakeland, Polk Co, FL in the documentation of Confederate Veterans.

Completing FAG entries for Greenwood Cemetery using various sources including cemetery records and undertaker records. I'm only concentrating on the lettered, older sections.

Family surnames: Allen, Allred, Bonner, Coble, Estes, Gaines, Garrison, Gearhart, Gower, Hale, Harris, Higginbotham, McGee, Mauney/Mooney, Ottertail, Raymer, Redditt, Waldron, Walker, Whitfield
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Tina Adams
RE: Nelson Stevens
Thanks very much for checking.
Added by Tina Adams on Nov 26, 2014 4:58 PM
You are fabulous!!


Added by MamaHicks on Nov 26, 2014 3:05 PM
Tina Adams
RE: Nelson Stevens
Is there by chance a listing for his ex-wife Anna C Johnson Stevens or Violet or Pearl or Ruth Stevens?

Thanks for checking.

Added by Tina Adams on Nov 26, 2014 2:02 PM
Tina Adams
Nelson Stevens
Thanks very much for checking for a marker for Nelson Stevens. Your time is much appreciated!
Added by Tina Adams on Nov 26, 2014 12:49 PM
Douglas C. Johnson
Baby Walls
Thankx for the excellent image of the grave if the infant male Walls child. It must of been extremely hard to find. I added the location information that you supplied to the memorial so that it can be located in the future.
Thanks again,
Added by Douglas C. Johnson on Nov 26, 2014 11:36 AM
RE: Charles Eugene Kennedy
Gracias. You earn your wings every day. How did you ever get his mortuary info sheet?

I'm not sure we have the correct John Thomas Coughlin (Estella's husband). Very confusing when there's two of the same name in the cemetery, but the headstone looks similar to Eleanor's. I think Maybe Estella may be buried in Poughkeepsie. By November of 1961, my father had moved to California and I was away at school.
Added by MamaHicks on Nov 25, 2014 4:46 PM
Charles Eugene Kennedy
Thank you so much for your work and for the document you uncovered. You are an angel!
Added by MamaHicks on Nov 25, 2014 4:11 PM
Sandra Adams
RE: Section Q
I filled it back in but there is definitely something down there. I just couldn't go any more. I will take a little spade and little dust broom next time. Also I didn't find my grandfather. I walked until about 5:30 and called it quits for the day. I appreciate all of your help!

Added by Sandra Adams on Nov 24, 2014 10:04 PM
Sandra Adams
RE: Section Q
Ok will do. If you would call me in the morning at 407-504-9791 then I can call you when I am on my way there.

Added by Sandra Adams on Nov 23, 2014 8:44 PM
Fred Seaver
Thank you for a great photo of Fred & Hortense's grave marker... Rick
Added by rickb on Nov 23, 2014 8:02 PM
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