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Don Gillam (#46970999)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 7 days
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Genealogy is one of my favorite "hobbies" --- yet it is more than just a hobby --- it is something that tells me who I am, where I came from, and, to a certain extent, where I am going. Find A Grave is another means of helping with genealogy --- helping me and helping others. I wish I had more time to visit cemeteries and take pictures. I keep trying to do that as much as possible. I do appreciate those who work so hard to do that. Without this and other types of research, our history will continue to fade into obscurity...
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Eric & Tami Lowery
Ann Aingell
Evening Don, I did pic for you on a memorial in Gillum Cemetery , you also had a Elizabeth Aingell as a Memorial. I've went to a small cemetery called Fosters and found a Ann Aingell. Was just wondering if they could be related? Memorial # 119913127 Eric
Added by Eric & Tami Lowery on Nov 06, 2013 6:59 PM
Eric & Tami Lowery
RE: Gillum Graveyard
Don you are welcome to look at our Memorials, there is a Gilbert the husband of Elizabeth, some Prices and maybe a Perry. Eric
Added by Eric & Tami Lowery on Sep 24, 2013 8:44 PM
Eric & Tami Lowery
More Gillums in Gillum Cemetery
Don, Eric has four more Gillums from the Gillum Cemetery that he has made Memorials for. They are:
Charles Gillum, Memorial #117502162
James T. Gillum, Memorial #117502301
Judith C. Gillum, Memorial #117502247
Luther V. Gillum, Memorial #117502373
If you find they are related, let us know and we will transfer them to you. Eric & Tami
Added by Eric & Tami Lowery on Sep 24, 2013 8:33 PM
Eric & Tami Lowery
RE: Elizabeth P. Gilbert
Don, We are planning on going back there. It is just a few miles from our home. On the same road even and we never knew it was there. We plan on taking weed killer and finding what others that are there that we couldn't find before. Maybe even something to repair what we can. The Young Cemetery is almost across the road from this one and it is in a jungle at the moment, but one at a time. Our son seems to be interested so maybe we can get some more help on board. Eric & Tami
Added by Eric & Tami Lowery on Sep 24, 2013 8:20 PM
Eric & Tami Lowery
RE: Elizabeth Gillum
You are so very welcome and I got Nancy Bailey fixed, sorry about that. Eric was probably working on them when he should have been sleeping or .....maybe he was
Eric said to tell you that he thinks he has found so more Gillum's in some other cemeteries in the same area. When we can get to them, we will let you know. Eric & Tami
Added by Eric & Tami Lowery on Sep 24, 2013 7:49 PM
Eric & Tami Lowery
John Gillum
Don, Eric and I have found the Gillum Cemetery and we have alot of pics for you. I have one that seems to be matching but I think maybe we have some messed up dates. Can you check it out before I claim and fulfill it. It would be John Gillum, born Aug. 10th, 1760 & his stone says died June 11 or 17, 1845. Your memorial has a different death date so any help would be appreciated. I can let you know the pics we have that are not on your list. We have pics of all that is on your request list that I will put on this week for you. Thanks, Eric &Tami Lowery
Added by Eric & Tami Lowery on Sep 15, 2013 8:34 PM
Ed Sansing
RE: Luther A. Cleaveland
You're welcome. I was there looking for a relative's grave and took as many as I could between rain showers.

Added by Ed Sansing on Jan 15, 2013 8:17 PM
Elizabeth Carr Dunphey
RE: Louisa (Cleaveland / Rowzee) Johnston
We brought a bucket, water, liquid dish soap and a scrubber. I could not believe how much difference it made when I was done cleaning the grave stones. I must have looked very odd as it is right on the main highway going through Decatur! When I was done I had spots of bird poop and dirt and whatever else was in the dirt, all over me, even my tennis shoes! My husband was racing up and down the stones trying to find the ones we were looking for. We underestimated the driving time and it was almost getting dark. I missed a couple of the most important stones and we will be going back soon to do the same thing again. This time we have to go to three Cemeteries, Decatur, Beulah Church Cemetery and Oakland Cemetery. They are all in Newton County, and this time I will be better prepared. I am in the DAR and trying to prove this family line. It's hard. Thank you so much for your appreciation! Liz Dunphey
Added by Elizabeth Carr Dunphey on Dec 15, 2012 12:27 AM
RE: Ezekiel Thacker
I did my very best. Went back and washed all the memorials I wasn't sure of. They are probably buried there. There are three field stones in the Thacker section and these must be theirs, but they have no markings.

I've really enjoyed doing this.
Added by Patti on Jan 27, 2012 7:09 AM
RE: Daniel Cleveland
To answer your earlier question Don, no I have no Cleveland relatives. Both sides of my family were in the county here early on and tie in to a number of families, but no Clevelands that I know of.

As to the question of the three names on the tombstone, every instance I have seen previously has been of a man and his two (not simultaneous) wives. If that's the case here, he married Donie who died in 1903. He then married Alma, he died in 1930, and Alma died in 1960.


Added by BParks on Jan 11, 2012 8:35 PM
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