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t. stephens (#47344353)
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Bio Photo I enjoy researching my own families as well as helping others research theirs. My own family includes Stephens/Stevens, Ferrell, Christenbury, Ross, Smith, House, Richardson, Broom, Starns, Black, McCall, Elrod, Cartee-Mostly from Charlotte and the surrounding area. Ross' are from South Carolina. The Smiths, Elrods and Cartees are from Anderson, SC. My grandmother, Charlene Dumont, was from Belgium.

Adding grave photos...
I appreciate very much when someone adds a grave photo to my memorials that do not have them, but if a memorial already has a perfectly good, legible grave photo, please do not add another simply because you have it. This is a chance we take when we walk randomly around cemeteries taking pictures. I happens to me all the time.
Keep in mind that only 5 photos can be added to a memorial without sponsorship. I would rather save that space for family to add personal photos, and every memorial I create is with hope that a family member will find it.

Transferring memorials...
I am very happy to do it. It makes me happy when someone in my memorials is found by a family member. I am also happy to transfer any memorial of someone who is of special interest to you whether you are related or not, as long as your intentions fall within FAG guidelines AND you plan to work with the memorial. If you don't plan to do anything with it, then there is no need for a transfer.
I WILL NOT TRANSFER FAMILY, I do not mind at all if you ask, but please don't be angry if I decline, as I likely will no matter how I am related. I have worked very hard on many of these memorials and I am always going back to research different family members and trying to add new information. So, I consider these memorials MINE. I am open to adding any information you have and I encourage photos, as long as they are accurate and within FAG guidelines.

My favorite contribution to this site is adding photos to memorials that do not have them. Most of my memorials come from the random pictures I take at cemeteries. I try to find some sort of information to add to every memorial I create. If I create a duplicate, just let me know and I will delete it and offer any information and photos to the original memorial.

I am noticing more and more contributors who send edit requests and messages who have no way to be contacted in return. If I can't confirm your request with a quick search, I will simply "decline" it. So, if you receive a "decline", or see no change per your request, perhaps it was because I had no way to contact you to ask for sources. I feel that if you opt to receive no messages, then you should not be able to contact anyone else either.

Please, be nice:-)
I will likely ignore bully demands and opinions. Making a suggestion is one thing. Badgering someone to do things your way is completely different.

**Please, when you can, take a minute to clean off grave markers covered in dirt or grass so that they are not buried forever:-)


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Messages left for t. stephens (556)[Leave Message]
Martha Mitchem
RE: 85814400, Grace Willis Hilderbran
This genealogy bug is one of the most enjoyable addictive hobbies I can think of. I've been doing it since 1983.
Martha Mitchem 47991656
Added by Martha Mitchem on May 02, 2015 3:43 PM
Martha Mitchem
85814400, Grace Willis Hilderbran
THANK YOU so very much for the great photo. It is much appreciated. They were/are a great family.
Martha Mitchem 47991656
Added by Martha Mitchem on May 02, 2015 11:47 AM
Thanks for the great photos!
Royal Chapel Church of God
Marshall J. Berry
Added by Michael on May 02, 2015 10:02 AM
Bette Ward
Minna E Meikel Weill
Thanks for your help.
Added by Bette Ward on May 01, 2015 9:16 AM
Bette Ward
will weill sr 1874-1948
thank you for your help.
Added by Bette Ward on May 01, 2015 9:10 AM
Oaklawn mausoleum
Thanks for the exterior photos for Lucy & Otho Ross' memorials. I've re-posted requests specifying the crypts inside the mausoleum. I realize this requires making arrangements with the association for access, so if you're unable to do so, just leave the requests for someone else. Again, thanks for the exterior photos.
Added by OBXr on May 01, 2015 8:18 AM
John F. Hamilton
RE: Hamiltons at Oaklawn
Thanks much!!
Added by John F. Hamilton on Apr 30, 2015 9:19 AM
Tom Sidbury
George Cobb
Thank you for checking for George Cobb's gravestone and for posting the photo of the plot area.
Added by Tom Sidbury on Apr 30, 2015 6:05 AM
E. Speed
RE: Oaklawn cemetery
I took photos of all in Section 11 and have posted them. That particular section doesn't have alot of them and they are sporadically placed. There may have been some markers that are now buried under grass/dirt that I wouldn't have found.
Added by E. Speed on Apr 29, 2015 6:10 PM
John F. Hamilton
Picture of JF Hamilton
Thanks much. I will be on the east coast next week to visit the cemetery.
Added by John F. Hamilton on Apr 29, 2015 10:47 AM
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