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Gay Hobt Morton (#47996589)
 member for 1 year, 7 months, 27 days
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I began with Find a Grave by using it as one, of many tools, to find the graves of Civil War soldiers for the "In Death Not Divided - Tombstone Survey and Burial Places of East Tennessee Civil War Soldiers," the new registry at the East Tennessee History Center. I volunteer there. As I discovered that many of the soldiers did not have photographs of their graves, I began making photo requests. From there my husband and I, or someone else, goes out and takes photos of the old soldiers and adds them to their memorials, or in some cases add the soldier to a cemetery. Once there we fill all current requests. It can be hot, dirty work, or cold and freezing in winter, but I love it. It is my way of contributing. My husband enters this on his Find a Grave page, which is why I have so many photo requests and so few memorials, other than my family.

From the search for Civil War soldiers, I added trying to find my family and writing their biographies. I use Find a Grave as a way to add photographs and the details of their lives to the people I have researched for over 40 years. My maternal grandfather, Almon James Sims was a professional journalist and a genealogist and published his book, "The Pariss Sims Family and Related Families 1765-1965" long before the internet. I grew up hearing about his discoveries. Through listening in, I learned how to search out the old records. I would encourage anyone to collect their family's oral histories and written records. Most of my family are from Tennessee and Ohio. Some of the names are Clark, Fain, Jackson, Sims, Davis, Hobt, Mullineaux, Watt. It is a wonderful hobby.

I like to help with photography, write biographies, and add memorials when I find new people for Find a Grave. I would encourage others to find a way to get involved in Find a Grave. If I can help you in anyway please contact me.
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David E. & Kathleen G. Paxton
RE: Civil War soldiers - Longfield
I am sending you an email to your address listed on this site in just a minute..
Added by David E. & Kathleen G. Pa... on Jul 22, 2014 3:42 PM
David E. & Kathleen G. Paxton
RE: Civil War soldiers - Longfield
Charles Duncan Taylor is on our list - We noted that we did not find his grave. We do have his birth date but we have his date of death as December 1916 We have him listed as a Captain in the Army - Civil War

We will be doing some searching to see if we can find his grave. Is it possible He may not be buried in Longfield? We have a list of all graves in the cemetery and he is not on it. I do not remember where we found his name. Where did you find it?

Do you live near Longfield cemetery?
Added by David E. & Kathleen G. Pa... on Jul 22, 2014 3:11 PM
David E. & Kathleen G. Paxton
RE: Civil War soldiers
Could you send me the list you have so I can compare it with mine?
Added by David E. & Kathleen G. Pa... on Jul 22, 2014 12:04 PM
David E. & Kathleen G. Paxton
RE: Civil War soldiers
No I am sorry I do not. Wish I did. Best chance of finding that might be the township trustees if they have such an entity in that county. You may want to check with the Anderson County Courthouse to see if they can direct you to who may have that information. I am afraid they probably don't have records that far back. If you find out, please let us know.

Thank you. We will add the name and see about placing a marker somewhere in the cemetery next time we go down there. Hopefully this September.

David E. Paxton
Allen County Veterans Memorial Foundation
PO BOX 5134
Lima, OH 45802-5134

Allen County, Ohio
Added by David E. & Kathleen G. Pa... on Jul 22, 2014 12:01 PM
RE: Lillian Lowe Colby
You are most welcome, and thank you for what you are doing. I also took the rest of the ones in the family plot and posted them. If you want I could transfer them to you, just let me know.
Added by SteveL on Jul 16, 2014 12:52 PM
Sandy Dyke Smith
RE: Civil War Soldier
Gay, His name is: Phillip Davis
b. 1848, d. 1927 He is suppose to be @ Fairview Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery & he was a Civil War Soldier. My husband & I wish we could have done more, but the churches records just weren't as good as they needed to be to find a row or anything! If there is anything @ all that you might need us to do to help anymore with this soldier, or any other soldier please feel free to just ask!! We are only mins from this church & it would be no trouble @ all. We feel what you are trying to do for these soldiers is a blessing; they deserve to be found. God Bless
Added by Sandy Dyke Smith on Jul 12, 2014 7:28 PM
Sandy Dyke Smith
Phillip Davis
My husband & I searched the cemetery & couldn't find his marker. I contacted several #'s that were listed on the gate of the cemetery, but they say there were not records kept on what row or anything. There are several stones that are unreadable its possible that its one of them. So sorry I couldn't find it for you
Added by Sandy Dyke Smith on Jul 11, 2014 12:12 PM
RE: Civil War registry
Thank you for the information. I will get into it!
Added by missylou40 on Jul 07, 2014 1:57 PM
Civil War registry
Hello. I'm glad to help with taking photos. I was not aware of the Civil War soldier's registry. I will try to be more aware while I am in cemeteries---I'm happy to help.
Are you only interested in headstones in Tennessee? I live in Ohio, but visit Tennessee on a regular basis---and visit cemeteries along the way. Regards, Linda Hollen
Added by missylou40 on Jul 06, 2014 7:51 PM
RE: Wylie Daily
You are welcome. There are some headstone that were very old and unreadable. One of them could have been his.
Added by steph7896 on Jul 01, 2014 2:25 PM
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