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Linda Davis (#46609907)
 member for 11 years, 6 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo A Southern Family Tree is not a tree but a beautiful Wisteria Vine with many branches going everywhere and a lost root!

NSDAR 1988 Patriots: Rev. Lewis Cookson Davis, John Anderson, Charles Heard, William Hay, Lt. Willis Pope, Nathaniel Jones,John Stovall, Absalom Davis and Owen Griffin. (Only one has a known grave site so the rest do not have memorials on FAG)

Colonial Dames of XVIIC 2009 Colonial Ancestor: Bartholomew Stovall, NC

Amelia Island Genealogical Society~ Corresponding Secretary 2004-2005 and Past Nassau County, FL Genealogical Website Committee member.

Published in the Quarterly magazines of the Southern Genealogical Exchange and Amelia Island Genealogical Society articles on my family and various others of North FL lines.

6th Generation Floridian: Ancestor Florida Pioneer Abner Sweat and son Samuel.

To keep weeds out of the beautiful Find A Grave garden....

First, I don't link to Burial Unknown Site Memorials as BU shouldn't be on FAG according to the guidelines of the website. Do not request relationship edits to a BU as it will be refused. The first criteria for making a memorial on FAG is having the burial site, as this is a grave registration site. When you made a BU, you have a chance of losing the memorial to the member who "Find A Grave" in the cemetery.

Second, I may or may not transfer outside of the guidelines to an established member. It is my choice. Long-time hard working-members, who are busy in surveying cemeteries and taking grave photos impress me more than someone who is collecting others' memorials for their personal goal or waiting for someone to find the burial sites for their numerous memorials made with an "unknown burial site".

Lastly, there are no duplicated memorials on FAG. If I find a duplicated memorial while researching this site, there is 99% chance that it will be deleted or merged eventually.

You may disagree with the guidelines but remember the guy who started Find A Grave wrote them. He is the boss.

Many of the memorials transferred to me were done without my request for them. These memorials have found a home and will be nurtured.

Also, thank you for all the flowers and tokens left on my family's memorial. They are all sincerely appreciated by me and my family.

Remember to check on the Discussion Forums here. They are very newsy, helpful and interesting!

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Anna Popejoy
Headstones that are not readable, yes I will chalk the stone so it can be read. Any person that works for hours on end, adding pictures to graves, should be thanked, not ??? . I will watch with care for your requests and not fill your request for pictures. Anna Popejoy
PS I did not chalk that one.
Added by Anna Popejoy on Oct 01, 2015 1:35 PM
Sybelle Ortega
Thank You
Thank you so much Linda for updating my parents profiles... your the best :)
Added by Sybelle Ortega on Oct 01, 2015 7:49 AM
Cynthia Farmer-Nold
Cemeteries on the ground
I participated in my first old cemetery survey 11 and 12 years ago. Later I did a feature story for the Johnson County, Mo. daily paper on a Find A Grave volunteer who, with help from a soon-to-be Eagle Scout and Scout volunteers, restored the old Smyrna Church cemetery. I learned a lot on the ground from them. The forum I participate in is the Cemetery Fix forum. Too often people add a cemetery without doing enough research. They get the name wrong or fail to realize cemeteries may have more than one name through long periods of time. Sometimes cemeteries wind up in the wrong county, and that has to be fixed. I have a new list of fixes to send when I have time. I like to refer to old plat maps and to the U.S.G.S. topographical information. My cousin and I added an old pioneer cemetery to the U.S.G.S. list that the farmer/owner was trying to make disappear. I got Find A Grave and the U.S.G.S. to correct the spelling of a place name/cemetery in Osage County, Mo. I am so unhappy about destruction of old cemeteries, and I work some on that, including listing a small pre-Civil War cemetery that was destroyed in this county several years ago. There was news this year about developers in Cole County, Mo. making the Dixon pioneer family cemetery disappear. Google search it. For non-deed protected cemeteries, Find A Grave may be the best option to preserve the cemetery or at least the record of it. I have also been working on post-Civil War cemeteries and burials in my county since that aspect is under served. I do work from death certificates and related information. I have not started with a photo of the tombstone first, although I have taken photos and plan to do more.
Added by Cynthia Farmer-Nold on Sep 29, 2015 8:50 PM
Cynthia Farmer-Nold
Find A Grave and genealogy
I saw your post on Steve Beaty's page and decided to chat. Burial location is the founding of Find A Grave, and it has been fascinating for me to see cemeteries as a proxy for settlement and westward migration of families in the USA. Although Find A Grave started with listing burial places and information on very important people, it now serves everyone regardless of significant accomplishment. I appreciate seeing on-the-ground history. There seems to have been a change in focus since Ancestry bought Find A Grave. The first change they made to posting information is to facilitate linking family members. It is now so much easier than it used to be. Ancestry with their focus on genealogy has given Find A Grave additional depth and seems to be encouraging a genealogical use. One of the best things I have experienced with Find A Grave is that it is public. If there is a problem or error in family genealogy on the private websites/sources, it is hard to address and correct. With Find A Grave, anyone whether contributor or non contributor can input information.
Added by Cynthia Farmer-Nold on Sep 28, 2015 8:19 AM
Amanda H.
Lewis Cookson Davis
Hello, Linda!
I hope you are doing well.
Thanks so much for the encouragement :) I will send you a detailed email soon. I'm sorry it has taken me a little while to respond, but I haven't forgotten you. I'm on the way out of the door to try to visit a few of my families' graves on both sides.
Have a wonderful day!
Added by Amanda H. on Sep 21, 2015 9:06 AM
carolyn kraus
RE: post script
I looked for Beth Tampien today when I was at Evergreen. she is not there either. She is not listed at View Crest Abby. I will get with the maintenance guy next week if possible and look some more.
Added by carolyn kraus on Sep 17, 2015 6:05 PM
carolyn kraus
RE: Thanks for the photo
I believe her name was Ann Elizabeth Leckenby Tampien. do you know when she died?
Added by carolyn kraus on Sep 13, 2015 7:58 PM
carolyn kraus
RE: Thanks for the photo
I did not notice who was next to him, but they seem to be by number not name. The pic I took was of the box his remains are actually in. He is in vault 3 which is accessed from the roof. I was glad to have done it. if you have any other requests let me know. thank you.
Added by carolyn kraus on Sep 13, 2015 7:41 PM
Amanda H.
RE: Rev Lewis Cookson Davis
Wow!Thanks so much for your fast reply! I'll be sending you an email soon with more details of my DAR application adventure..
Blessings to you and yours!
Your distant cousin,
Amanda :)
Added by Amanda H. on Sep 13, 2015 6:53 PM
DeCody Brad Marble
Another Buried FL Patriot
Joab Horne of Stewart Cemetery, Okaloosa County, Florida
Added by DeCody Brad Marble on Sep 13, 2015 2:42 PM
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