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William Sanders (#47277092)
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Bio Photo I have been involved in cemetery research since 2004, concentrating on old sites in Claiborne County, Mississippi. I love the peace and solitude that comes with surveying an old site and discovering whose name will be on the next stone. I have been very fortunate in getting the cooperation of hunters and land owners in gaining access to so many of the sites in the county, and my good fortune has resulted in a couple of published books, namely, Carved in Stone: Cemeteries of Claiborne County, Mississippi, and Whispers in the Cedars: Port Gibson, Mississippi's Wintergreen Cemetery.
I get a thrill out of being able to put people in touch with their long-lost ancestors and will always be happy to transfer any memorials to their relatives or other loved ones. And despite my e-mail address, I do NOT dig up bones!
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Julie Coleman
Thank you
Thank you so much for posting the picture of my grandmother's headstone.
Added by Julie Coleman on Dec 01, 2016 4:21 PM
Gravesite Photo 155612789
Thanks so much for the excellent photo. I really appreciate your prompt response.
Added by Gayle on Nov 24, 2016 8:46 PM
Edward R. Smedes
Thank you so much for taking a picture of Ed Smedes'gravestone. Happy Thanksgiving.
Added by Magnolia on Nov 22, 2016 8:46 PM
Hazel Smedes Crampton
Thank you so much for taking a picture of the gravestone of Hazel Crampton. You did that so quickly!
Added by Magnolia on Nov 22, 2016 8:42 PM
George Bragg
William, Thank you for the photos of headstones of the Voeinkle family, Jacob, Mary, Nina, Barbara,Lillie, and the Jones's that 2 of them married. I found them in the tombstone database last night after previously finding newspaper articles on their deaths on Jacob's brother, Edward W Wallin was adopted by my maternal GG father Eric William Wallin on the death of his and Jacob's parents when Edward was young. I struggled with Edward for quite awhile until I found Jacob's obit (posted on Find A Grave).
I do not know why John Ohland was living with Jacob at his death but the were both "engineers" , John at the Anchor Line elevator and Jacob with the fire department.

I really appreciate the photos.
Added by George Bragg on Oct 22, 2016 6:48 PM
George Bragg
J Lynch Memorial
William, thanks for the photo for this Memorial. I found a newspaper article that I thought was for Mrs. J. W Lynch because the date of death matched but I wanted to be sure before submitting a change. Mrs J. W is actually Emma Lynch wife of J. W. She was from Kentucky but lived near Raymond most of her life before coming to Vicksburg to live with her children. She had 5 children 3 boys and 2 girls.
Added by George Bragg on Oct 20, 2016 9:34 AM
George Bragg
Photos of Memorials
William, thank you so much for the photos of the Headstones of Marther S Green, Susan Crump Tappan, and Delia Crump all are defendants of John S Green & Lavinia Jett Green according to my research on the Decendants of Duff Green. I appreciate your photos and hope to meet you the next time I get back to Vicksburg.

Added by George Bragg on Sep 17, 2016 2:20 PM
Ron Collins
Lillian F Bryant Donovan
Thanks for the marker photos of Lillian F Bryant Donovan !!!


Added by Ron Collins on Sep 17, 2016 11:54 AM
H.D. Decker
Thank you, William, for the tombstone picture for Mr. Decker. Blessings :)
Added by Ronnie_B on Sep 17, 2016 10:27 AM
Diane Yocom
Walter and Eva Pittman (Cedar Hill Cemetery - Vicksburg, MS)
William...thank you so very much in all of your time and effort in finding Walter and Eva's graves. I really appreciate all of your beautiful photos of their headstones and especially the photo of their graves beside each other! They are from my hometown and I remember their hardware store being operated by their son up until it closed (1980's?).
Added by Diane Yocom on Sep 17, 2016 9:40 AM
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