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Sandy Lyle Rakestraw (#47370549)
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Bio Photo In the spring of 2010, I became interested in finding out more about my father's family. My g-g-g-g grandfather, John P Lyle, settled in Paulding Co, Georgia, sometime before 1840. It is thought that he received land in the 1832 land lottery of the Cherokee lands. I worked on the LYLE family tree and then started looking for the graves of my extended family. I spend the majority of my time looking for graves in Paulding County and the counties that surround Paulding, like Haralson, Polk, Bartow, Carroll, Cobb and Cherokee. Now that I am a 'retired' teacher after 37 years of devoting my life to education, this is a great way to fill in those extra hours when I need something to do. I have found it to be very rewarding.
I have to give credit to my brother, Tom 'CC' Lyle, and to my 1st cousin once removed, Dianne Eberhardt, for allowing me to use a lot of their genealogy research information in several of my FAG memorials.
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Eric Brantley
RE: Noble C Holland and his wife
Always welcome. I like to take the marker and the lot itself when I can. If you look behind Noble and a little to the left you see that flat double marker with the urn in the middle. That is Barbara and Jane Holland that I mentioned.
Added by Eric Brantley on Aug 28, 2014 7:03 PM
Craig Burnes
JoeCephus McCurry
If you have a record of my grandfather that I don't have, I would appreciate you sharing it with me. I only met him once. Thanks!

Craig Burnes
Cohutta, GA
Added by Craig Burnes on Aug 28, 2014 6:23 PM
Wes Phinney
Georgia Hendrick
The suggested edits made to entry. The birthplace on the death certificate shows Fannin Co., GA, not Cherokee County, as you provided. Is there proof otherwise for Cherokee ?
Added by Wes Phinney on Aug 26, 2014 1:09 PM
Disregard. I see now that Clifford is a female. It's just a bit confusing but I certainly can't talk about confusing names!

Added by Danelia on Aug 24, 2014 9:03 PM
Hollands in Aragon
Spouses? One of them is female? Not judging but I thought maybe brothers. Are you sure?

Added by Danelia on Aug 24, 2014 9:00 PM
Powder Springs Cemetery
I just posted the image of John and Mary Ingram's grave. Please consider this image your property.

(Did you used to teach at Garrett ?)
Added by bgw on Aug 21, 2014 4:21 PM
Dixie Home Georgia
Pleasant Grove Haralson Co.
Sandy, Thanks so much for your help finding the correct cemetery for Thomas J. Biggers. Hope you and yours are doing well. I also enjoyed visiting your nice Memorials of your Lyle Great Grands at the same Cemetery. God Bless, Cindy.
Added by Dixie Home Georgia on Aug 18, 2014 5:22 PM
Thanks for sharing the cemetery location where Sarrah Conner's parents were buried. Links are wonderful!! Kind regards, Nancy
Added by NGL on Aug 10, 2014 12:35 PM
Tara Wagner Gravseth
curious research
I was doing a little bit of research and discovered that
Gerald Amon Upchurch
Find A Grave Memorial# 100169373

is the father of Lou Diamond Phillips. Just thought I would let you know. :)
Added by Tara Wagner Gravseth on Aug 09, 2014 4:31 PM
Martha Hallett
Andrew Mutzko
His Birth date on the marker is wrong does not agree with his military registration card.
Added by Martha Hallett on Jul 16, 2014 2:08 PM
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