|John Atkins (#47284376)|
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I live in NE Alabama, USA and am semi-retired. I made several starts and stops with genealogy over the years, collecting paper from relatives. With the advent of digitized records, it is much easier to locate documents than going through microfilms at a central location.|
In addition, my grandmother had a "magic" trunk of pictures and news clippings that I inherited. This trunk and its treasures became the spark that got me working in 2009.
Since then I've made on-line friends and met distant cousins. I found the descendants of my gg-gf and his second wife. (All because of an obituary in THE trunk.) There are American Revolutionary War, American Civil War (both sides), WWI and WWII veterans. Although my family are probably all of English or Scots heritage, there is English, German, Welsh, Irish, and American Indian heritage in my wife's family. As Will Rogers said, "My relatives weren't on the Mayflower, but they met the boat."
Find-A-Grave helped me find more about direct and indirect ancestors and learn about their lives.
I hope that you also have a positive experience with your journey into the past.
PS, the photo is Lt William Newton Swift, 34th Georgia Inf Rgmt, my gg-grandmother's brother. Captured at Champion's Hill, near Vicksburg, MS, he died in Johnson's Island US POW camp January 1, 1864.
|Messages left for John Atkins (18)||[Leave Message]|
Hi John. Are you related to JD and Bettie Higdon, buried in TN? I am trying to find out who their parents were, if you happen to know anything. I added my great grandmother, Lilly Henderson, as their daughter.
|Douglas Walker||RE: Floyd Webster Yancy d 1971|
I have been to so many cemeteries in DeKalb County that it is hard for me to remember where a grave was located at. But trying to picture the cemetery, I believe it was near the very back. I believe that from there you can turn and look out off of the mountain into the valley below. I hope that this is of help to you.
|Debbie Z*~||RE: Hulseys in Winston Co, AL|
I had added her from her obituary. After your message I did some more research on the family and have added & linked some more memorials. She is now linked to her husband. Are you descended from them?
Debbie Hulsey Zouras
|gandj parks||Richardson family|
You seem to have a lot of info about the Richardson family while they lived in Whitfield county.
The ones you have listed in findagrave.com are relatives.
My Richardson ancestors also lived in Whitfield
Can you provide additional info?
I have linked Herbert to his parents - Robert and Beatrice. Thanks for the request.
|Mary Enzor Smith||Bythewood Atkins|
John, I have linked Bythewood Atkins to his parents. Thanks for this information.
|Cathy Dawkins||RE: Richardsons in Whitfield Co GA|
John - I see you all the time on Ancestry. You can email me at CathyMDawkins@gmail.com .
I'm curious about both your Richardson and Atkins connections...
|PictureTaker||Carl Nicholas McCloud|
I came across you from a message you left for Marianne (#47286597) relating to the Elks Cemeteries.
There is a "new" Elks cemetery on the grounds of the Elks National Home in Bedford City, Virginia.
"Elks Rest" is part of Oakwood Cemetery, Bedford City, Virginia and has all the Elks that passed away from 1905 to 1980.
You can check out my Elks Virtual Cemetery for some history of Elks Rest.
You can also go to http://www.map.ramaker.com/bedford2/ to get a searchable list of all the burials in Oakwood Cemetery and her sisters, Longwood Cemetery and Greenwood Cemetery which are all contiguous with each other.
|Ann Parkinson||Melvin Baxley|
WOW, John!! I just saw the photos you added. FABULOUS! Thank you so VERY much!!! will copy and have prints made. WONDERFUL!
|Ann Parkinson||Melvin Baxley|
Hi John. I wrote you directly but it bounced. So, I'll post it here:
Oh, John, how very kind! THANK YOU! I will view soon. I haven't worked on this for ages as I now care for my 84 yr old widowed Uncle. I will make time, though, and thank you again for your thoughtfulness! Best regards, Ann
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