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Ray Gatewood (#46978762)
 member for 8 years, 8 months, 4 days
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My wife and I do genealogy so we have been in a lot of libraries, cemeteries, court houses and outhouses all around the USA. At first, I started photographing only my family and friends' tombstones. It therefore became a duty to take pictures of all the markers in the cemeteries throughout Ellis county.
Several of the names and dates which are already listed that do not yet have photos, contain many errors. After taking their tombstone pictures, I have noticed those mistakes when comparing the actual inscriptions with the information that has already been uploaded. I also see a lot of people listed more than once, which throws off the number of graves indicated.
If and when I make a mistake please e-mail me and I will gladly correct it. If the person is a relative or friend and you wish to manage the listing, I will happily relinquish ownership and transfer it over to you. We are members of the Ellis County Genealogical Society which meets the 1st Monday of each month, 7:00 pm, at the Ellis County Woman's Building, 407 West Jefferson Street in Waxahachie, Texas. Meetings are open to anyone interested in family history. If you would like to join us the dues are $20 per calendar year. This includes a subscription to the Ellis County Genealogical Society quarterly publication, Searchers & Researchers.
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Pam Miller💕
Sarah Johnson
Thank you for the transfer of memorial #45739502

Pam Miller
Added by Pam Miller💕 on Oct 05, 2016 4:06 PM
Rick OBrien
M. Griffin memorial
I am no relation to this memorial. May I ask the reason for the transfer?

Added by Rick OBrien on Oct 03, 2016 6:49 AM
RE: James F. Grier #30207766
Thank you!
Added by Terry on Jul 28, 2016 12:54 PM
Zane's Mom
A. J. Crouch transfer
Thank you Ray for transferring the memorial of A.J. Crouch. I will take care of the memorial. I appreciate your kindness. Have a wonderful weekend!
Cecilia (Zane's Mom)
Added by Zane's Mom on Jul 22, 2016 6:02 AM
Kitchens Family
I was wondering if I could get the find a grave accounts of my great grandparents transferred to me. One is Find A Grave Memorial# 50252650 who is Pearson Young Slocum and the other is Find A Grave Memorial# 50252821 Dorenda T Slocum My account number is Kitchens Family (#47887490)
Added by Kitchens Family on May 23, 2016 6:19 AM
James F. Grier #30207766.
He is my 1st cousin 4x removed. May I use his gravestone in my Family Tree? I will gladly give you credit. Thank you so much, Terry
Added by Terry on May 04, 2016 7:25 PM
Elizabeth Childers Info, wife of J O Childers and mother of W M Reilly
Elizabeth Featherston
Previous message was additional info for mother of B W Reilly.
Added by vcudean on Feb 15, 2016 9:55 AM
Bettie R Featherston
Elizabeth "Bettie" R Featherston, mother of W M Reilly , was born in VA in about 1847 to William Booker Featherston and Amanda Talbot. WBF moved to Texas in about 1852 and was associated with the Texas Baptists, in the area of Cleburne. Her death record needs to be found. She had two sisters birthed by Amanda, Susan and Virginia. Susan became the wife of J N Long. Virginia Featherston marriage record not found. A brother Charles H B1845, was killed at Vicksburg and his record is in Find a Grave. WBF remarried Ann Peek and had additional children. RVA
Added by vcudean on Feb 15, 2016 10:14 AM
Louise Huffstutler Vannoy
The Winkles Family
Thank you so much for transferring The Winkles Family Memorials (Jackson Marion "Jack" Winkles, Olive Elizabeth Huffstutler Winkles, and Ozzo Winkles) to me.
It is very much appreciated : )
Added by Louise Huffstutler Vannoy on Feb 13, 2016 6:56 PM
Tommy & Janice Faries
Jiles & Una Stiles
Thanks so much for transferring Jiles & Una Stiles to us.

Added by Tommy & Janice Faries on Feb 09, 2016 1:02 PM
Tommy & Janice Faries
Una Stiles
Hello Ray,

Would you please transfer Una Stiles #47756556, wife of Jiles Stiles to me? I would greatly appreciate her transfer.

Thanks, Janice Faries #47149296
Added by Tommy & Janice Faries on Feb 08, 2016 8:07 PM
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