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jrpv (#46972216)
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Bio Photo Social Life is the aggregate of all the individual men's Lives who constitute society; History is the essence of innumerable Biographies.

- An oft-quoted "admission" by Thomas Carlyle in his 1830 essay On History

Dear Folks,

Originally, the Christian names, maiden names, surnames and dates which appear as titles for these Find A Grave cyber-memorials, and by which these entries are indexed, were as they appear on the stones and, in some instances, on undertaker markers (because, ordinarily, inscriptions are primary evidence for the individuals memorialized in these cemeteries, at least when placed by contemporaries).

Over time, I've begun to enter the transcriptions, so that now, many memorials include maiden names and full names (and additional dates and places) where they can be added with a high degree of confidence. The "Bio" sections may include genealogical deductions which are based on a number of documents, including both primary evidence and secondary sources.

The on-line availability of Georgia death certificates from 1919-1930 allows us to add memorials for burials for which no stone or marker was found in a cemetery (more than a hundred such entries), and allows us to supplement the information for burials which do have extant stones or undertaker markers.

Inevitably, mistakes occur; I very much appreciate your leaving me a message, via the Edit tab, when you notice misreadings, misidentifications, or other errors in the memorials, including misdirections for the embedded links. I will do my best to make corrections promptly and, when practicable, to verify the information. To the extent possible, I ask that you use the Edit tab with EACH memorial; those requests are already linked, so there are no extra steps nor misunderstandings about which memorial is involved (it has happened). For transfer requests, I can only ask that you refer to the FindAGrave guidelines (Example: Direct relatives within four generations; this would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren).

May God Bless Each of You and Your Families

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Philippians 4:4-9 KJV

NOTICE: My years of care for my father are at an end; we've buried his body, he has gone on to Glory. As related affairs are settled, I turn more of my attention to FindAGrave. Some folks have requested edits, additions, corrections, &c. The number of such requests was not quite "legion," but it was getting there (again, the Edit tab is quite helpful). Please understand that your aid is valued and will get consideration in due time. I thank many of you for your patience, and now for your understanding. For the very few with that snide attitude that requires pointedly commenting yet "AGAIN," I apologize for your extreme anguish and have reason to regret your inability to realize that life exists beyond FindAGrave, that there are "seasons of life" (your pastor can help you with that concept), and that we gravers and genealogists are sometimes reminded that the living (and the dying) most likely should come ahead of the dead.

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Memorial number 89893512
Would you please share with me the sources used to compile the family history for William Henry Brigdon, in the above memorial. He is my 2x great Grandfather. We're trying to peice together the family history and any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help.

Henry E. Brigdon
Added by JimB on Aug 21, 2015 9:40 AM
Jessie Beard Taylor
Just stopping by to let you know I have sent you some edits in Find A Grave. Thank you.
Added by Jessie Beard Taylor on Aug 17, 2015 3:51 PM
Jean Sutton
Please transfer the page for Jno J Brown in the Brick Church, Screven County Cemetery to me. His memorial number is 26518976. I am a direct descendant. Thank you.
Jean H. Sutton
Added by Jean Sutton on Jul 26, 2015 7:18 PM
I would like to ask if you would transfer management of my grandfather, Fette Morris, my great grandmother, Eliza Smoak, and my great grandfather, Richard Charles Morris to me. Thank You, Bonnie
Added by Bonnie on Jun 29, 2015 4:32 PM
Transfer of management
Could you please transfer management of John W. Smoak Memorial# 31271216 to me. He was my 2nd great grandfather. Thank You, Bonnie (#48696107)
Added by Bonnie on Jun 25, 2015 10:27 PM
Adrian V LaRoche
thank -you,so much for the photo of his headstone,you are the bestest..
Added by Eileen on Jun 06, 2015 10:28 AM
John Mikell Lucas
Dear jrpv, I desperately need to understand the source of the certificate that lists all the names of John M Lucas children that you have added to the Find a Grave page showing his tombstone.
Is it a bible page or something else.
This is the only source where I can identify Elizabeth born Jul 1827 as his daughter, and I need to substantiate the source of this document.
Regards, Dan Heidt
Added by Dan on May 13, 2015 4:54 PM
Carole Drexel
Mary Ann Young Henderson Cameron
Hi Bob. Could you please turn over Mary Ann's Find A Grave entry to me? I need to update it and add a good bit of information. Thanks!
Carole Farr Drexel
Added by Carole Drexel on Apr 13, 2015 7:48 PM
ethan dixon
I am looking for the parents of William sikes father of Amanda and James Arthur sikes james married sallie kate sikes of burke county Georgia james was born in screven county Georgia William married alice?
Added by ethan dixon on Feb 21, 2015 1:13 PM
Robin Cargile Royals
Nancy Pitts Edwards
I am looking for Nancy husband grave. his name was James Madison Edwards and they were my Gr Gr Gr Grandparents. I have found on here James Madison Parents and they are Obediah Edwards 54249673/Tabitha Pitts 54249463. THANK YOU for any other information you could help with James Madison Edwards.
Added by Robin Cargile Royals on Feb 12, 2015 12:22 PM
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