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Sandy Lyle Rakestraw (#47370549)
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Bio Photo In the spring of 2010, I became interested in finding out more about my father's family. My g-g-g-g grandfather, John P Lyle, settled in Paulding Co, Georgia, sometime before 1840. It is thought that he received land in the 1832 land lottery of the Cherokee lands. I worked on the LYLE family tree and then started looking for the graves of my extended family. I spend the majority of my time looking for graves in Paulding County and the counties that surround Paulding. Now that I am semi-retired, this has been a very rewarding experience.
I have to give credit to my brother, Tom 'CC' Lyle, and to my 1st cousin once removed, Dianne Eberhardt, for allowing me to use a lot of their genealogy research information in several of my FAG memorials.
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Eliza Maddox Blissett
Do you know why Caroline Motier isn't listed as her mother on her death certificate?
Added by a_rainey9348 on Apr 08, 2014 6:34 PM
Lisa Callaway McClain
Mary Rainey
This headstone is easy to miss under a little tree but my husband found it...the cemetery is pretty far out from where we live but if we are out this way again...I will try and get a better photo.
Added by Lisa Callaway McClain on Apr 05, 2014 10:08 AM
James Coston
James & Lucinda Prather, Georgia
Evebubg Sandy,
I am here from Texas visiting some friends in Pickens County Ga. and am an active findagraver.
The cemetery in question, Bethel Christian Church, is only 4 miles from their house so I ran over today to "attempt" to fulfill your requests.
Very small cemetery, only took an hour or so to walk around in sequence and verify each readable stone, only problem, there are lots of unmarked and/or rocks for markers, many of them are in the section that houses the Prather family(s).
The bottom line, I was able to identify and photograph some real old and damaged Prather stones which I will post later but I never located neither of your choices.
The best I can tell ya, there locations are lost to Mother Nature & Father Time.
Sorry, I tried, later, James Coston
Added by James Coston on Mar 26, 2014 5:58 PM
Annette Daniel Winningham
Cecil Guy Morris
Link to parents made, thanks for the information.
Added by Annette Daniel Winningha... on Mar 21, 2014 4:48 PM
Patricia Farmer
William Blackmon
I made changes to the memorials. So it took so long.
Added by Patricia Farmer on Mar 19, 2014 10:00 AM
Patricia Farmer
Elizabeth Blackmon
I linked Elizabeth to her parents. Thank you for the info. Sorry it took so long. I couldn't do it at the time you sent the message and then forgot.
Added by Patricia Farmer on Mar 19, 2014 9:56 AM
Patricia Richardson Tillman
I greatly appreciate all the work you did on my grandparents memorials and then being so kind to transfer them to me. Have a blessed day, Patricia
Added by Patricia Richardson Tillm... on Mar 03, 2014 7:40 AM
Patricia Richardson Tillman
I appreciate the memorial and information you have done on my grandfather, Barney Osbourne Casteel at Zion Baptist Church. I have a question about the two documents you have posted. He did work for the Textile Mill in Porterdale and that one looks accurate but I don't see a connection for the article on the right which is dated 7/12/18. His father Jonah (James) Casteel and mother Martha Long are different. There are 4 of us in the family researching our Casteel roots and as of today have not been able to get past Jonah (James) Casteel. Don't even know where he is buried, we have hit a dead end. Also wondering if you are a relative and could furnish any additional infomation on the Casteel family. I have connected all of grandpaw and granny's children to your memorial. Would appreciate any additional information you might have. The information I have came from a Family Record book my mother had done and she had Barney's middle name spelled Osborn instead of Osbourne. Thanks so much and happy searching, Patricia
Added by Patricia Richardson Tillm... on Feb 22, 2014 7:18 PM
M G Embry
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by M G Embry on Feb 18, 2014 3:43 PM
David K. Lyle
Outstanding Work
Hi Sandy, my name is David Lyle. i have been studying the Lyle story and I must say you have done a great job.

My father was David D. Lyle from Griffin, Ga, passed in Chattanooga, TN 2013. His Father was Ray R. Lyle from Paulding cty GA 1901-1980. His dad was Thomas Lyle died 1910....all the way back to David Locke Lyle and Mary Blair.

My special interest is gathering all the data I can about all the Lyle's who fought in the Civil War, dates, battles, stories, etc. If you know of any good links/sources, please advise. Thanks David
Added by David K. Lyle on Feb 16, 2014 9:31 PM
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