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Tommie Moser Nichols (#47108891)
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Prompted by my father to personally find all family cemeteries in the Monroe Co., TN, area, I learned how addictive "walking on the ground your ancestors walked on" is! An awakening was finding the horrific conditions some cemeteries are in, including those managed by TVA. Finding the Find-a-Grave website will enable me to more readily show the world what can happen when no one cares. I am a UT graduate with 3 grown children. Recently, I became aware of 3 African American Cemeteries in Lonsdale - the middle of the city of Knoxville, TN. Research done by Robert McGinnis proved it to encompass 24 acres, most of which became a dumping ground, was overgrown, and was a location for unspeakable criminal activity. Sheriff J. J. Jones has undertaken the clearing of the worst - Southern Chain and Longview. I am attempting to capture every stone possible and preserve the memories of these special people before they again become victims and disappear. Some photos are very bad, and I apologize. Due to the terrain conditions, I was very limited. My research priorities are Moser, Nichols, Nuchols, Davis, Cook, Clemens, Hurst, and the families involved in the Howard-McGhee-Jones Feud in TN.
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Dawn Curtis
Elizabeth Curtis Cook - Corinth
Hi Tommy,

Would you please transfer Elizabeth Curtis Cook (131460932) for me to manage? She is the sister of my great-great grandfather.

Thank you!

Dawn Curtis
Added by Dawn Curtis on Jun 10, 2016 8:58 PM
Walter Balmer
Brother in Law
Dear Sir.

I have an obituary of LeRoy Riley,past away in 2008 August,15.Live at Hillcrest North Nursing Home.

On August 19,2008 or about,lay to rest at Mountain View Cemetery.I hopeful that I could attain a copy of his grave and others information of those of family,other who may have know him.

You may contact me at ,,,,phone # 1-520-836-5366,

I Thank You and ,my step sister Carol Rosch,his first wife.,she past away in 1980. ,there in Saint Louis.Missouri,
Walter H Balmer Jr.
Added by Walter Balmer on May 24, 2016 1:30 PM
Kathy Arnold
RE: Matthias Whitehead
no thank you required...hope some of the info on the duplicate was helpful...
Added by Kathy Arnold on May 03, 2016 9:12 PM
Kathy Arnold
RE: Matthias Whitehead
Hey Tommy...I transferred my memorial to you just in case there is some info there that you don't have on yours...thank you for bringing this to my attention...have a great night...Kathy...
Added by Kathy Arnold on Apr 26, 2016 9:54 PM
Bekah Myers
Russell Cemetery
Thanks for making the correction to Dora Alice Russell Goddard. She has often been confused with my GG grandma, Dora Lou Russell Freshour. I may have more corrections in that cemetery, as that is the area of my research at the moment. Hope I wont be too much of a bother. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you out. And, thanks for creating all of my ancestors memorials at the Russell cemeteries.
Added by Bekah Myers on Apr 08, 2016 4:41 PM
William Prodical Waters
Tommie, I believe there is an error in his bio on FindAGrave. It states that he is the Son of Mary Waters; Husband of Mary "Polly" Waters. aren't these the same person? It also shows 3 spouses none of which are Mary "Polly" Waters.

Also, do you know if Elizabeth's middle name was Josie? I have found that in some places, but nothing for sure.

I am having a great time filling in the blanks in the branches of my tree. Thanks for all your help.

All the best to you, and thanks so much Micki
Added by micki on Mar 30, 2016 3:25 PM
RE: Nuchols family
just following up on this family, did you find the info from your grandfather re: Elizabeth and Prod ? I am so excited to find out about this mystery in our family. I had wondered about the name issue for quite a while, and I told my aunt about it and she chuckled as well. Funny the things that happened in "our family" !! Makes genealogy more fun.

thanks again for the additional info.

Added by micki on Mar 17, 2016 2:07 PM
RE: Houser/Waters family
Tommie, look in the Halstead,Kansas cemetery for gravestones of Edward Glee (son of William and Mable Houser), Ethel Pearl and husband Frank Howard Fisher (my grandparents), Gladys Marie and third husband Tom Schmidt, Alta B and husband Oren Artz, William Thomas (the baby born 1908, died 1909).
Peter had 3 children with first wife Sarah Ann Coulter - John R, James Alexander, and Anna Catherine. Peter had 10 children with his second wife Elizabeth J (Josie?) Waters.
I am nissing info on Peter's early years. His father, John Houser was born in Bedford Co. Pa in 1789 and died in Blount Co. Tenn in 1871. Peter was born in Washington Co, Tenn 19 Dec 1822.
I do have quite a bit of family history of the Housers if you are interested. Am I remembering correctly that Elizabeth J Waters was a great aunt of yours? Appreciate your help, Micki
Added by micki on Mar 10, 2016 4:27 PM
RE: Nuchols family
Tommie, thank you so much for the additional info on the confusion of Elizabeth J Water (my 2 great grandmother. If you would like photos of the gravestones I could make a trip to Halstead and send them to you by snail mail. I have been there many times as my great grandparents and grandparents, as well as a great uncle (sad story- Edward Houser) and 2 great aunts are in that cemetery. Let me know. I have a pretty extensive history of the family of Peter Houser done by a great aunt and uncle, if you are interested.

thanks so much for the info.

Added by micki on Mar 09, 2016 8:07 PM
Najiyah Kelly
Thank you very much for helping me find my grandparents' grandparents and great grandparents in the Longview Cemetery!!! :)
Added by Najiyah Kelly on Mar 05, 2016 7:22 PM
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