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Jan Breshears Thomas (#47101985)
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Bio Photo Hi,

I got into this research as a personal and final request for my mother just before she died. She had worked many years on the family history research and had done it with paper and pen. I promised her I would work to get it on the computer. Well you guessed it, I am now hooked as well.

I use FAG as a means of communicating to others the information I accumulate. I appreciate your postings on my memorials, but please, no death certificates. When I find a memorial created by someone else, and I have information that will enhance the memorial, I send a SAC to that person with the information. Each SAC I send is sent with love and a desire for valuable information to be shared. The only negative thing I have to say is that if you respond to me abusively, I will send your message, in its entirety, on to FAG, for appropriate action.

The surnames I am interested in are Breshears, Blackwell, English, Carter, Gantt, Tuckness, Arnold, Cooper, Hogg, Harden, Sherertz, McNair, Sims, Butler, Gallaher, etc.

I'll be happy to transfer records to you if you are relatives of those I have management of. Please let me know if you have corrections or additional information that you would like posted. The proper way to request these changes is not here on my profile page in the comments. To request changes of any kind, go to the memorial in question, click on the [edit] at the top right of the memorial and then select the first option. That will give me a link to the proper memorial. Changes requested here on my profile page will be deleted with no action.

I create memorials for anyone that has a headstone in the cemeteries I survey. If there is no date of death, I am uncertain as to whether they are deceased or not. As a result, I create the memorial and connect them to the spouse that shares the headstone.

I post pictures of the persons based on what I have available. If you have better pictures, feel free to post them and send me a note so I can decide if I want to remove the one I have posted.

I have no desire to amass high numbers in any of the categories that FAG tracks. I hope you don't either.

I have added a link to my local Genealogical Society here in Polk County. You will enjoy our site. It is not my personal web site.
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Gordon Edwards
RE: Gallaher in Wash County, TN
Jan, do you know about the Bennett books and/or our survey team work? We have those resources available if you've not used them before. BTW, where your people Brethren, by any chance? The burial ground at Wash Coll Station is a Brethren burial ground. Salem has the Presbyterian background. Although, in both cases, I'm sure folks outside the denominations could have been buried there. The "J H C" that I was referring to is at Salem. It is a foot marker, but it has a related head marker broken base which is the Collom lineup that I mentioned. The Salem cemetery would support death dates that you are researching, also. Washington College Station is newer. Also, is there any possibility that these folks were buried on their farm? What source data is pointing to the Salem area graveyards, in particular. You've got me interested in a puzzle now - I love to solve these kind of things. I also am a member of the Heritage Alliance and serve as their "graveyard guy". Hope I can be of some additional help. Are you living around here, or just visiting? Gordon (CSTNET)
Added by Gordon Edwards on Dec 27, 2014 8:27 AM
Gordon Edwards
Gallaher in Wash County, TN
Jan, I believe that you are correct in assuming that these folks are at Salem. Here on F-A-G and at other sources, the one property is called both "Salem" and "Old Salem Presb". (They need to be merged on F-A-G). It has even sometimes been referred to as "Washington College", as that is where it is located - on the campus itself and adjacent to Doak's church. Washington College is also a regional area, if you will, and the "Washington College Cemetery" is a few miles away and is quite small. It is usually called "Washington College Station", as it's by the tracks. The "J H G" that you mention is actually "J H C" and in the Collom family row. I can send a photo to you, if you wish, but it is quite well established as John Collom and there is no Sarah adjacent to it. Salem is well kept, has several hundred graves, many of which are either unmarked, marked with fieldstones, or markers too spalled to read. I have worked this burial ground extensively, and I have even tried to find Gallahers throughout Washington County for you, but have had no luck. If you would like to PM me with additional info, I'd be happy to try to assist you. I just don't believe that we'll ever find the exact location of these two graves for you. Gordon (CSTNET)
Added by Gordon Edwards on Dec 27, 2014 6:58 AM
James G. Crabtree
Hi. Could you please transfer James G. Crabtree # 41609782 to me? He is my 3X Great- Grandfather. Thank you very much. Donna
Added by DonnaB on Dec 22, 2014 10:46 AM
David Reese
RE: Segroffenzeier Family
I don't think Massie was married to anyone else other than Mr. Roark.
Added by David Reese on Dec 19, 2014 8:51 PM
David Reese
Segroffenzeier Family
Jan, I found an 1880 Polk County Census that has me asking whether is is possible that Massie Ann DeGraffenreid Roark
may have also married a M. Segroffenzeier and had six children?
I can't find anything other than the Census report with Ann, but thought you would be the one to ask. Massie is one of my great grand aunts.
Added by David Reese on Dec 19, 2014 6:22 PM
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Gemmell Family
The Gemmell Family was killed in Maryland when the plan crashed into their house.

We have created memorials for the mother & two children.

The mother was found shielding the two children from the fire & smoke.

Please help us pass the word to have other Find A Grave member show their support & stop by the memorials.

Thank you
Find A Grave Member #47614207
Added by Member #47614207 on Dec 10, 2014 1:00 PM
Paulette Rakestraw
RE: Carter/Breashers
That's great, so my mom and you were 1st cousins. Have a great day @ work. :-)
Added by Paulette Rakestraw on Dec 09, 2014 10:40 AM
Paulette Rakestraw
I am Shirley Barclay's daughter, and Hazel (Carter) Barclay's grand daughter. We are probably related. Thank you for all your hard work. I have enjoyed looking through my relatives.
Added by Paulette Rakestraw on Dec 09, 2014 10:03 AM
Gay Hobt Morton
Wiley Bailey
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I did have a duplicate entry for this soldier, and so this will help to clean up his place of burial a the ETHC. So I have deleted the memorial in Anderson Co. Thanks for you attention to detail.
Added by Gay Hobt Morton on Nov 16, 2014 8:47 AM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
A Arlene Dummermuth
Thank you for making the edit.
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Nov 11, 2014 10:28 AM
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