I'm a native of Virginia and graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. My career brought me from Richmond to Atlanta in the 1980s and Georgia has been my home ever since.
I became interested in FindAGrave.com and my family genealogy after my mother passed away in 2010. She was a proud native of South Georgia. I've posted many photos of my mother, family and friends so their memory will live on.
Major Absolam K Blevins I found an interesting article on Newspapers.com regarding Major Blevins. It relates how his hat was returned to Captain Morton by Absolam's brother, Captain Robert Blevins. I wish I could leave it here but it's a PDF file.
Hollywood Cemetery Thanks so much for all of the excellent photos of Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. I went to school there too in the '70s but only recently found that my G4-grandparents were from Louisa and Goochland counties. I need to go back to research my family tree and your pics have put this cemetery on my bucket list too.
I noticed a map request of the cemetery here. I have been asking Findagrave to add cemetery maps to each cemetery to help families locate grave sites. They have only added street maps so far.
If you have a chance, please send your cemetery map picture to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask them to add it to the cemetery page. It's much more useful than a street map of the city.
RE: map, Tim, I am having trouble with my mail and I did not get it because the letter bounced back to you. My box is empty and sometimes it works and sometimes it don't. If you can turn the map to jpg and add it to the main page of Hollywood Cemetery (Find A Grave) that way I can get it from there. You can try to send it to me again and maybe this time it will not bounce back. Thank you so much for contacting me. Cheryl
RE: Mary McLendon memorial No thanks. I'm not family. I'm a findagrave volunteer with interests in Oakland. I stumbled over this story looking for something else and thought it should be in the memorial. Thanks.