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Tommie Moser Nichols (#47108891)
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Prompted by my father to personally find all family cemeteries in the Monroe Co., TN, area, I learned how addictive "walking on the ground your ancestors walked on" is! An awakening was finding the horrific conditions some cemeteries are in, including those managed by TVA. Finding the Find-a-Grave website will enable me to more readily show the world what can happen when no one cares. I am a UT graduate with 3 grown children. Recently, I became aware of 3 African American Cemeteries in Lonsdale - the middle of the city of Knoxville, TN. Research done by Robert McGinnis proved it to encompass 24 acres, most of which became a dumping ground, was overgrown, and was a location for unspeakable criminal activity. Sheriff J. J. Jones has undertaken the clearing of the worst - Southern Chain and Longview. I am attempting to capture every stone possible and preserve the memories of these special people before they again become victims and disappear. Some photos are very bad, and I apologize. Due to the terrain conditions, I was very limited. My research priorities are Moser, Nichols, Nuchols, Davis, Cook, Clemens, Hurst, and the families involved in the Howard-McGhee-Jones Feud in TN.
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Michelle McCracken Hughes
Memorial# 82701969
Oh I'm sorry for any misunderstanding. I already manage it. I received permissions from Frances Rogers who created it first, super nice lady btw. But yes, I just wanted to thank you for the updated picture of his headstone, much appreciated. I haven't been on here in awhile and wanted to make sure to make contact.

~God Bless
Added by Michelle McCracken Hughes on Jun 01, 2015 11:37 AM
Michelle McCracken Hughes
McKinley Anderson
I wanted to stop in and thank you for the picture you took of my Great Grand Father's headstone. I appreciate it very much so. ~God Bless
Added by Michelle McCracken Hughes on May 25, 2015 10:58 PM
Scott Hill
RE: Edna
Howdy Tommy - thanks and I agree with you since the d/c is the "official" document via the county coroner. I've learned that the stone smiths have a problem after they go "oops"!

Added by Scott Hill on Apr 18, 2015 5:32 PM
Clarence J. DILLION
RE: John Davis
Yes sir. Thanks.
Added by Clarence J. DILLION on Apr 13, 2015 6:08 PM
Clarence J. DILLION
RE: Nancy Bogle
TOMMY-- Sorry, did not mean to be a pain. Did not think about someone (you) having the correct dates. Not related. The wife and I took 3369 photos at Magnolia cemetery, so you may see some info as I go through these photos and try my best to update the cemetery. I just look at the headstones and move on, so please accept my apologies. I think this will take awhile. Still on the "B's".

Ran into Shirley Clowney today at the Blount Historical society, we discussed Hardin cemetery a bit. She has a man, JC, that is going to get over there soon with a mower and I volunteered to help with weed-wacker and rakes. I am retired federal employee so have a bit of time to invest in helping with the cemeteries.
V/r Joe Nash Maryville, TN
Added by Clarence J. DILLION on Apr 02, 2015 4:44 PM
Sonia ღNANCEღ Roberts
RE: P. Sanford Nance
Removed, he's buried:
Crooked Creek Cemetery, Faxon, Benton County, Tennessee, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 34737481
Added by Sonia ღNANCEღ... on Mar 15, 2015 7:20 AM
RE: John Cottrell
He was a cousin. I appreciate you letting me have this memorial. I can add more info and connections. Thanks again.

Added by TexasBluebonnet1953 on Mar 13, 2015 4:59 AM
PJH / Angelbird
Wm Lawson Snyder #27143083
Hi - I saw that you left a flower and bio notes on Mr. Snyder's Find A Grave page. Are you related? I have a short article about his railroad career in a 1955 locomotive engineering magazine. If you would like a copy, let me know. Regards, Phyllis
Added by PJH / Angelbird on Mar 03, 2015 1:57 PM
RE: John Cottrell
Thanks. I would be proud to manage that memorial.

Added by TexasBluebonnet1953 on Feb 22, 2015 3:56 PM
Tommy Wood
RE: Amelia Lauderback
The Lauderback and Louderback markers are in different sections of the cemetery (Crestview). I did not see a metal marker. I suspect one or both markers were added a long time after her actual burial, probably by family members. I will revisit the cemetery and see if I can find where they are. I have a pretty good idea where they are within +/- 100 feet based on looking at the surrounding photos. I will email you a map in a couple of days when I find them.


Added by Tommy Wood on Jan 23, 2015 7:18 PM
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