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Ella Rains (#46863069)
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I have been trying to find my great grandfather's (Sherrod Siler's) tombstone for quite a few years now. So when I visit a cemetery I try to take most if not all of the stones in a cemetery. So if I find someone looking for a stone in a cemetery that I have photograhed I try to to put it on for them.My families are Siler, Kerr/Carr,Faulkner and Mason. Mostly from Kentucky.
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This is the Pete Gilly Cemetery on Baum Hollow Road. It is also known as the Irondale Cemetery. It is back behind the Comfort Suites in Big Stone Gap. If you click on the Gilly Cemetery from his memorial, you will see a map tab. Click on that and you will see how to get there. It is on private property but very close to the road. We spoke with a couple of the men who live there. Very nice people. Chandler is their name. They own and operate a logging company on the same property. I would just speak to them and ask permission to visit the cemetery. They told us they had to put no trespassing signs up because they were having issues with teenagers/young adults stealing things off of their property. They believe they were finding things they could sell for drug money. I'm sure they would be happy to accommodate you!
Added by hgilly on Jun 17, 2015 8:16 AM
Catherine Reed Sears
Hi Ella,
I have that Catherine (Reed) Sears was the mother of Juda (Sears)Hamblen Croley (Memorial# 21741203). Do you know who Catherine's parents were?
Added by April on Mar 03, 2015 6:17 PM
Catherine Reed Sears
Added by April on Mar 03, 2015 6:16 PM
Please keep my family in your prayers following the loss of my uncle Franklin Rogers, who passed away yesterday from cancer. If you have time I would appreciate virtual flowers for his Find A Grave memorial 128627148. I am very blessed to have my friends on this site. Thank you,
Added by Cadmus on Apr 28, 2014 10:41 AM
Sherrod Siler
Thank you for writing me back, I included a photo on J.M. Siler's memorial page (J.M. stands for James Mode as Mode was his mother's maiden name)the photo is an Interment Control Form that shows his death date as 1901 & when I saw an 1850 census record with this J.M. Siler's name on it there was also a son listed as age 1, born about 1849 & the son's name was Sherwood Siler though the alternate name for Sherwood was Sherrod then I saw an 1860 census record & the info was the same so I thought it was the Sherrod Siler you were looking for plus the Ancestry family trees that I saw also had this same J.M. Siler as Sherrod's father, and I noticed that James Siler is listed on Sherrod's death record as his father but if you say this J.M. isn't the right person then I guess I made a mistake, I'm sorry to have bothered you.
Added by Denise51977 on Sep 18, 2013 8:26 PM
Father of Sheord Siler?
Hi, I was wondering if you could take a look at this memorial and see if this is the father of Sherod Siler as I have alot of surname Siler in my ancestry and I am trying to document Siler family members as I find them though I have had some difficulty with some of the military stones.

Find A Grave Memorial# 80230712 - J. M. Siler
Added by Denise51977 on Jul 23, 2013 12:48 PM
Blair Wheeler
Thank you for putting extra information on some of the Siler family.

Blair Wheeler
Added by Blair Wheeler on Aug 31, 2012 8:22 AM
Blair Wheeler
Thank you for putting extra information on some of the Siler information.

Blair Wheeler
Added by Blair Wheeler on Aug 31, 2012 8:21 AM
Gayle Schiller
RE: James Finley photo
Hi Ella,

A clearer picture would be wonderful.

I understand that the DAR person only has 20 minutes to vertify the documents that are sent in with the application, so clearer the better.
I was surprise that the headstone is so clean and clear for the age.

Thanks you so much.


Added by Gayle Schiller on Sep 26, 2011 7:01 PM
Gayle Schiller
James Finley photo

Thank you so much, you help me great deal with that picture of the James and his wife Keziah.
Isn't it wonderful that they place maiden names and dates on the old stones.
Thanks again.
Added by Gayle Schiller on Sep 25, 2011 9:15 PM
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