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Johna Johnson Armistead (#46925134)
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Bio Photo I am a wife and stay at home mom. I started researching my genealogy in 1996. Using Find A Grave to locate some of my ancestors has been very helpful. I have just begun working on linking my family.

A big "THANK YOU" to all the Find-A-Grave volunteers who have taken tombstone pictures for me. My goal is to get a tombstone picture of all my relatives and with the help of FAG I am well on my way. Thanks so much.

I am happy to transfer any memorials I have created that are not within my extended family. Please use the "EDIT" tab on the memorial to make your request.

Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder as you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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John McKennon
Just googled it

Plus those photos the other guy posted look so odd.

Wetumpka, Cantrell Gilliand Memorial Garden, Elmore Co, Alabama, Southeast USA, USA, World

Is there more than one Cantrell Gilliand Memorial Garden?

I just have asked for proof that there is a memorial/cenotaph and am not getting any from anyone.

Added by TheBlueJar on Sep 04, 2015 6:54 PM
John McKennon
and his cenotaph

The original memorial maker placed this in his bio

"While the actual burial site for John McKennon remains unknown, there is a cenotaph in his honor in the Cantrell Gilliand Memorial Garden. May this memorial serve as an expression of the gratitude we owe him for risking his life and braving the unknown to help build a new country: our America."

Why is there no photo? Why would it be on private property? I'm going to google it and see what I can find

Just wondering
Added by TheBlueJar on Sep 04, 2015 6:42 PM
Elizabeth Turney
Hi Johna -
I am a McKennon descendant and saw some of the virtual memorials. I live within a couple hours of Maury Co. TN, so I plan to drive up this summer and see if I can find any actual cemeteries. Any information would be helpful, since I have not really done a lot of research in this area. I will let you and others know what I find, and post on FindAGrave.
Elizabeth T.
Added by Elizabeth Turney on Jun 11, 2015 1:48 PM
Beth Davis
Margaret Henry Hughes Stephenson
Look at the memorial for Margaret. We just found a family photo. This picture is cropped from it.
Added by Beth Davis on May 30, 2015 2:08 PM
Dennis Brandt
RE: Request for David Woodmansee transfer
I am not.
Added by Dennis Brandt on Apr 09, 2015 5:42 AM
Dennis Brandt
Request for David Woodmansee transfer
I must respectfully decline but will be more than happy to work with you in getting the data for David Woodmansee correct and as thorough as reasonably possible. I have updated his record with additional data, a task that was overdue.
Added by Dennis Brandt on Apr 08, 2015 12:54 PM
Elizabeth McKennon

She is in my direct line as well.

So no, on the transfer.

Sorry about that


Mine is

Daniel b 1791
Gideon Blakely
Laura May McKennon Freeman Clark
My grandfather
Added by TheBlueJar on Mar 23, 2015 4:08 PM
Mariette Clarke
I checked the paper to see if anything was mentioned about her death since you provided edits. The note in the paper says she died in Irvington, no idea what state so I did not put her death place to O'Brien County. I did accept your edit on her birth place though. If you know what state Irvington would be in I'll happily add it.

Added by nicki on Feb 24, 2015 7:06 PM
RE: Elva Wardlaw Picture
You are very welcome.
Added by Bill75773 on Jan 31, 2015 4:12 PM
Re: Eliza
You are welcome, Im happy it helped. No I'm not related, I love finding old obits and adding them, some people get upset, Ill remove them but I certainly think it is an asset to genealogist and welcome anything like that on my memorials.
Added by WichitaFalls on Dec 16, 2014 8:41 PM
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