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Gay Hobt Morton (#47996589)
 member for 3 years, 8 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo 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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Sheri Deburcheo
RE: William Monday
You are very welcome!
Added by Sheri Deburcheo on Aug 16, 2016 6:48 PM
M Gibby Lanig
L C (Lycurgus) Smith
Find A Grave Memorial #127137397

"Note: Pvt. Co. D, 16th Regt. Inf., Confederate States Army"

This man is my great-grandfather. I cannot find any documentation for the military data. ???

Added by M Gibby Lanig on Jul 14, 2016 3:10 PM
Susan Graham
Joseph gardenhire quarles
This man is my great grandfather. My grandmother, his daughter, Annie lee quarles gaddes passed away a few years ago and my mother, annelle gaddes Tubb has all of the family photos from his line back to his great grandparents. If you would be interstellar I can fill in forward family info but my mom knows all the back history.
Added by Susan Graham on Jun 27, 2016 6:07 PM
Ken Burress
RE: Yeisers
Glad to help, Gay.
Added by Ken Burress on Jun 09, 2016 1:29 PM
RE: Family
Thank you for the kind words. Have a wonderful day. Liberty40
Added by Liberty40 on Jun 01, 2016 6:16 AM
Linda Hagedorn Finley
John W. Willhite #136373862
Please delete the flowers and information on this memorial. It is a different person than the John Wiley "Doc" Wilhite #84703114. Thanks very much for all your work on Find A Grave.

Added by Linda Hagedorn Finley on May 31, 2016 3:45 PM
RE: F Johnson
You are welcome. If I can help in any further manner, let me know.
Added by Guntergirl on May 22, 2016 3:57 PM
Don & Mary Cavender
RE: Lamb Family
You're very welcome.
Added by Don & Mary Cavender on May 19, 2016 9:30 PM
Mountain Traveler
RE: Lots of questions
I requested a military marker for John W Byerly late last year. I had all the requested signatures. They told me I had to prove he was in that cemetery with cemetery records and that they would not place a marker if there was already a private marker. So...I was out of luck. The local camp of the Sons of the Confederacy have the marker made, we just have to place it and have a dedication ceremony as well. I would have never thought about sending the information to our Congressman. Great suggestion! If there is ever a next time I will do that. John's marker was legible on the top but death date was broken off at the bottom. It would not be long before this marker will be gone & apparently I am the only one interested at this time in his grave. I am a cousin 4x removed or some such, but Byerly was my maiden name. Thanks for your help! I will pursue it harder next time!!!!!!
Added by Mountain Traveler on May 10, 2016 2:55 PM
Mountain Traveler
My ancestor
I probably should have given you the name & link to my very distant ancestor that fought in the Civil War. His name was John W. Byerly at this link:

Are you only doing the state of Tennessee or what? My gt grandfather also does not have a CW marker and he is in IL is why I ask.
Added by Mountain Traveler on May 10, 2016 1:49 PM
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