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My name is George Muse Gaston and for the last many years I have been tracing my family ancestors by walking through old family cemeteries and checking with county registers where known relatives have lived. It all started when I was nine or ten, helping a 1st cousin on my father's side of the family. For several weeks "Aunt Puddie", as she was known lovingly by the family, and I would head out early in the morning searching for old grave stones from Savannah to Edgefield, South Carolina. I can't remember who we were looking for, but I learned a lot about our family and the social history of the South.|
Family ancestors that I am researching are: Gaston, Muse, Devlin, McKell, Bell, Agnew, Bradley, Bigham, Montgomery, Pressly, Alston, Lyon, Glenn, Miller, Flenniken, Moore, May, McDill, Weir, Goode, Greneker, Calhoun, DeWolfe, Dickinson, Rosborough, Emory, Service, Barnhill, Boykin, Wilkinson, Nicholson, Hemphill, Howard, Wylie, Strong, Gardiner, Ochiltree, Howell, Ladd, Witherspoon, Schley, Snellings, Lankford, Kyte, Kimball and Kerr. Find-a-Grave has been invaluable with my journey.
You'll see many entries here from the old family church, Cedar Springs Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (1780) in Abbeville County, South Carolina. I have fond memories of going there as a child and having "dinner on the grounds" after Sunday services. Here I have many relatives and always enjoy stopping by and having a long visit when I am in the area.
Since joining "find-a-grave" I have met many wonderful people and appreciate their help in my never ending search of ancestors past. If I can be of help to you in your searches, please email and I will try my best to assist.
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|Eva.||RE: John Jackson Kinchley|
Good morning George,
Thank you for the kind and encouraging words this morning ~ they were very thoughtful and meaningful to me.
You are so welcome for the photograph. My purpose for serving on this site gives me great fulfillment and I'm sure my Poppa in Heaven is happy I'm doing this ~ Eva
Added by Eva. on Jun 29, 2015 7:27 AM
|Wes Phinney||William T Logan Linkages|
Thank you for the links, and family connection, in the Logan family. A. W. Gaston has a memorial, but I thought that you might know where Mrs. A. W. Gaston (mentioned in Wm. Logan obit as his sister) is buried ?
|Barry Colbaugh||RE: Samuel E. Taylor|
No Problem My pleasure
|Colleen Russell||Cole/Champion/Kanady line|
I am looking for information on the above mentioned line. I am trying to gain membership in the DAR and need just one more piece of information.
Would love ant information to help.
The pleasure of documenting the Miller family graves was all mine! I found Julian Miller's grandson tending the family plot. The grandson - Jules (son of Robert) - took the time to share much of the family history and walked me through the cemetery. Julian's son, Julian was the first Sardis Presbyterian church member killed in WWII. There was a building that the church used on the property built in memory of Julian Jr. Many years later when the church removed the building, the family put their energy into maintaining the family plot. All is a beautiful memorial to beloved family. On this Memorial Day 2015 - I am most grateful to the service of Julian Miller who died in WWII service.
Added by C Bracey on May 25, 2015 12:28 PM
|Fran Bundy||RE: Jonathan Meyer|
That is my approach, too, George! You and I have more in common than blood! Have a great day!
|Fred Sanford||RE: Charles and Florence [Mayhew] Braund|
Glad you see the effort...
sometimes I take a photo of the area and I did for these 2 cause the flowers and all are in full bloom there. It's gorgeous. Check it out.
Check out Mable Simmons marker photos carefully
and her husband A.R. 'Dick' Simmons...
The grounds crew love these
My favorite at CH or anywhere?
Leave some flowers...
|Barbara Campbell||RE: Gilbreth and Eliza Kerr|
You are welcome! It is so nice to work with good people on Find a Grave. If I can add or improve information on any memorials please advise. Should you ever wish a transfer, I am happy to comply.
|Barbara Campbell||Lawson transfers|
Greetings, I have made the requested transfers. Please leave the note that this information in regardings to burial comes from the WPA records. At least until such time as a photograph of a marker is added. I am happy to transfer generational grandparents.
|BF McLaughlin||Your Knox material|
George ... your material on the Knox family is just simply outstanding work here on Find A Grave. I thank you for it!
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