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John Knight 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. There are American Revolutionary War, American Civil War (both sides), WWI and WWII veterans in our heritage.

My ancestors are probably all English, Scots, and Scots-Irish heritage (with a dash of Eastern Cherokee). My wife's ancestors are English, German, Welsh, Irish, and American Indian (Virginia Chickahominy).

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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Jimmy Morris
RE: Roneys, Richardsons
I am not related, please follow the steps below:

1. Go to the memorial you want transferred.

2. Go to the Edit tab.

3. Go to suggest a correction tab.

4. State that you want ownership of the memorial.

Note: Find A Grave will automatically send me an e-mail with all the Id#'s.

Hope this is helpful

Added by Jimmy Morris on Jan 08, 2015 6:38 PM
Lawrence Higdon
Can you email me? I think I have a photo of Lawrence Higdon, Sr., taken in the early 1900's. Wanted to make sure it's the right Lawrence Higdon before posting it here.

Added by Kim0811 on Oct 17, 2014 3:12 PM
Mary Taylor
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
You seem to have a lot of info about the Richardson family while they lived in Whitfield county.
The ones you have listed in are relatives.
My Richardson ancestors also lived in Whitfield
Can you provide additional info?
Gordon Parks
Added by gandj parks on Nov 18, 2013 10:57 AM
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.
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 .

I'm curious about both your Richardson and Atkins connections...

Added by Cathy Dawkins on Apr 30, 2013 8:22 AM
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 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
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