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John Atkins (#47284376)
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Bio Photo 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.



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Mary Taylor
Higdon
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.
Added by Mary Taylor on Jun 26, 2014 7:59 PM
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.
Added by Douglas Walker on Jan 17, 2014 10:55 AM
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?

Best regards,
Debbie Hulsey Zouras
Added by Debbie Z*~ on Nov 30, 2013 12:01 PM
gandj parks
Richardson family
John,
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
county.
Can you provide additional info?
Gordon Parks
glparks@frontiernet.net
Added by gandj parks on Nov 18, 2013 10:57 AM
MGLampkin
Herbert Atkins
I have linked Herbert to his parents - Robert and Beatrice. Thanks for the request.
Added by MGLampkin on Oct 21, 2013 12:39 PM
Mary Enzor Smith
Bythewood Atkins
John, I have linked Bythewood Atkins to his parents. Thanks for this information.
Mary
Added by Mary Enzor Smith on Oct 20, 2013 10:33 PM
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...

Cathy
Added by Cathy Dawkins on Apr 30, 2013 8:22 AM
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Carl Nicholas McCloud
Greetings John,

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.

Regards, Bruce

Added by PictureTaker on Feb 12, 2013 9:18 AM
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!
Added by Ann Parkinson on Aug 28, 2012 3:09 PM
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
Added by Ann Parkinson on Aug 28, 2012 3:05 PM
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