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John S. Sims (#47168005)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo I am a retired Lutheran minister living in metro Chattanooga, TN (Hixson). The Chattanooga National Cemetery is my favorite place to go for Find A Grave and I feel honored to be a data manager for it. Where you see "[jsims]" it is data that I have entered on a given memorial that I do not manage. In addition to having three family members at Chattanooga National, I simply consider it sacred ground and am pleased to help in honoring the memory of all the veterans there. I will gladly consider the transfer of "ownership" for any memorial made by the request of a family member.

My current research focus is on a graves registration project for the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans. I welcome any inquiries or correspondence on 1898-1902 veterans. I am also just beginning as a volunteer at the Medal of Honor Museum located near my home and I'm enjoying all the new things I'm learning about those MOH recipients.

Some of my friends have asked me why I research and memorialize "Yankees" and especially USCT. I have also been asked why should I or anyone memorialize the German POWs in Chattanooga Natl. To all who wonder, I direct you to the hymn, "In Christ There Is No East or West."

I give general permission for the use of any photographs that I have taken in non-profit heritage projects or family trees. It would be "nice" to hear where this happens and to be given credit.
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Jessie and Shirly Garth Marker Photos
Thanks a great deal to taking time out of your day to gather the photos for both. Appreciate it.


Added by JabberJest on Mar 30, 2015 9:18 PM
Spanish American War
All the Spanish American veteran marker photos are greatly appreciated as they honor the memory of each one.
Added by Spanish American War on Mar 27, 2015 9:32 AM
Susan Jenkins
Clay Cook
I am researching the my family line of the Cooks from Roane County Tennessee and was wondering if you have any information on my ggreat uncle Grover Clay Cook 1889-1926 ?
Added by Susan Jenkins on Mar 26, 2015 11:28 PM
Gary G Sellers
Otis Russell
Thank you for the great picture, John.
Added by Gary G Sellers on Mar 26, 2015 9:24 AM
Jeffrey L Sumner
photo for Archie Poole
Thanks so much for filling this photo request of Archie's headstone. We are in NC so we are very greatful for your help. Also, per your note, I just submitted a request for a photo of Ruby 's headstone.

Thanks again,
Jeff Sumner
Added by Jeffrey L Sumner on Mar 24, 2015 2:19 PM
James Hampton
Floyd Wade
Thank you John for the Grave Photo.
Added by James Hampton on Mar 24, 2015 2:05 PM
Carolyn Sebastian
Robert Harvey Miller
Hi John,

Thanks for transferring Mr. Miller to me, I will maintain it. I checked to see if Mrs. Miller has passed away, but I am assuming she is still living. I like to get the families associated with others, I started checking Mr. Miller's parents, etc. so maybe this will help his children if they are interested in genealogy.

Thanks again!!

Added by Carolyn Sebastian on Mar 23, 2015 8:48 PM
Tracie Thomas-Pouch & Mike Pouch
Porter Thomas # 137869544
The photo is beautiful, thank you so much.
Added by Tracie Thomas-Pouch & Mik... on Mar 23, 2015 8:42 PM
Lonnie Hoover
Archie and Grace Lawrence:
Thanks for the Photos.
Added by Lonnie Hoover on Mar 19, 2015 8:23 AM
James Hampton
Elihah Seymour
John thank for the grave stone photo but most of all thank you for all you do.
Added by James Hampton on Mar 18, 2015 8:05 AM
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