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Janet (#47382364)
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I've been researching my family for about 15 years, starting with my maternal grandparents. They were born in Campbell County, Tennessee and migrated by covered wagon to Oklahoma.

I have tried to restrict my memorials to my direct paternal and maternal family lines, the grandparents of various degrees. Then somehow some aunts and uncles of various degrees were included, then a few cousins, then . . .

Of course, Find A Grave requires that we know where are ancestors are buried in order to create memorials on this web site, thus, the further we go back the fewer memorials we each have because we do not know where those early ancestors are. However, there are known burial locations for at least two of my ancestors that go waaaaay, way back. You might want to visit their memorials:
William and Matilda . They are my 28th great grandparents on my paternal grandmother's side of the family. When you get back that far, you have a LOT of cousins.
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I invite researchers of East Tennessee to the memorial for Peter Graham Fulkerson . The name P.G. Fulkerson is probably more familiar. P.G. was a farmer, lawyer, judge and district attorney general who also had an interest in history and genealogy. He created brief records, perhaps a paragraph or two, of some of the early settlers of Claiborne County. As he created for some of my ancestors, his memorial is my brief record, a paragraph or two, of The Honorable Peter Graham Fulkerson.

Take time to follow the link on his memorial to his answers to The Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaires.

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Bruce D. Rutherford
William Lane
Yes, it is hard at times deciding which date to use. I had one from that same cemetery the other day were they carved a 5 and then later a 7 or "vv". I searched for a long time trying to decide which one was correct.
Added by Bruce D. Rutherford on Oct 21, 2015 4:26 AM
C. Koty
RE: Frank E Pierce
You're very welcome.
Added by C. Koty on Oct 02, 2015 4:21 PM
BJ Shuey Schulz
RE: Levi Lee (128847770)
Thank you for the info!!
Added by BJ Shuey Schulz on Oct 02, 2015 4:01 PM
D Swix
RE: Franklin F McGraw #88222138
Hi Janet
Our Franklin was married to Rose Gertrude Coon McGraw Robbins. She passed abt 1934 in Buffalo, Erie, New York. His children was Fredrick C. McGraw and Helen Neva McGraw VanBlaricom.(My great grandmother) His parents was William McGraw II. findagrave memorial # 8822207. and Arminda Mosher. William II was a shoe maker in Hamilton, Madison, New York. William II's parents was William McGraw I and Ruby Bushnell. Both were from Connecticut and moved to Hamilton New York. William I's father was Christopher McGraw of Norwich Connecticut. Later from Mohawk, Montgomery, New York. He possibly married Ann Purnell of Somerset Maryland.I hope this helped you out some. Message me if you have more questions. I'll try my best to help.
Douglas Swix
Added by D Swix on Sep 30, 2015 9:23 PM
C. Koty
RE: Frank E Pierce
Frank E. Pierce is buried in Melendy's Prairie Cemetery located on the outskirts of Eagle, Wisconsin. A picture of his headstone (which also includes information about his 3-day old son) is on his memorial page in
Added by C. Koty on Sep 30, 2015 9:40 AM
BJ Shuey Schulz
Levi Lee (128847770)
Would you know how to contact Duane Hall of Goshen, IN regarding the pictures of the grinding stone sculpture you posted on Levi Lee's memorial? Hoping to work out an agreement to use/buy copies for a family history book I'm working on for my father-in-law. Thanks in advance.
Added by BJ Shuey Schulz on Sep 29, 2015 5:09 PM
Judy Curnell
Thank you
Janet, Thank you for visiting my son Virgil! Judy
Added by Judy Curnell on Aug 24, 2015 10:44 AM
Geraldine Barnett
Elliott's memorials
Please contact me, as his site states to receive
SAC's. I will be more than happy to transfer any of his memorials to you that you have an interest in & make corrections. I have limited management so direct to or member # 47309755, thanks, geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Aug 20, 2015 9:10 PM
Lu Kljun
John Pierce
Thank you Janet, for clearing that up!
Added by Lu Kljun on Aug 10, 2015 2:20 PM
Lu Kljun
John Pierce
Hello, are you sure the Muster Card for John V. Pierce, that is attached to John Pierce b.1772-North Carolina, d. 1865-Speedwell TN. is correct? John Pierce would have been too old.
He is my 5X Great Grandfather.
Thank You!
Added by Lu Kljun on Aug 10, 2015 12:55 PM
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