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Gay Hobt Morton (#47996589)
 member for 2 years, 8 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo I began with Find a Grave by using it as one, of many tools, to find the graves of Civil War soldiers for the "In Death Not Divided - Tombstone Survey and Burial Places of East Tennessee Civil War Soldiers," the new registry at the East Tennessee History Center. I volunteer there. As I discovered that many of the soldiers did not have photographs of their graves, I began making photo requests. From there my husband and I, or someone else, goes out and takes photos of the old soldiers and adds them to their memorials, or in some cases add the soldier to a cemetery. Once there we fill all current requests. It can be hot, dirty work, or cold and freezing in winter, but I love it. It is my way of contributing. My husband enters this on his Find a Grave page, which is why I have so many photo requests and so few memorials, other than my family.

From the search for Civil War soldiers, I added trying to find my family and writing their biographies. I use Find a Grave as a way to add photographs and the details of their lives to the people I have researched for over 40 years. My maternal grandfather, Almon James Sims was a professional journalist and a genealogist and published his book, "The Pariss Sims Family and Related Families 1765-1965" long before the internet. I grew up hearing about his discoveries. Through listening in, I learned how to search out the old records. I would encourage anyone to collect their family's oral histories and written records. Most of my family are from Tennessee and Ohio. Some of the names are Clark, Fain, Jackson, Sims, Davis, Hobt, Mullineaux, Watt. It is a wonderful hobby.

I like to help with photography, write biographies, and add memorials when I find new people for Find a Grave. I would encourage others to find a way to get involved in Find a Grave. If I can help you in anyway please contact me.
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Messages left for Gay Hobt Morton (124)[Leave Message]
RE: CSA Civil War soldiers
Find A Grave rejected the pictures. Now I don't know what to do. If you want to send me your e-mail I will send them to you.
Added by Jim on Jul 29, 2015 6:23 AM
John S. Sims
Photo Request
John E. "Nelson" in D-12874 is really John E. "Wilson" according to the burial register so I changed the surname.
Added by John S. Sims on Jul 27, 2015 3:04 PM
RE: CSA Civil War soldiers
I will post all of the panels on the home page for the cemetery. That way you can see all of them.
Added by Jim on Jul 27, 2015 11:42 AM
RE: CSA Civil War soldiers
There are a total of 4 panels with names of CSA soldiers. I would attach them here but I don't know how.
Added by Jim on Jul 24, 2015 8:47 AM
rebecca sharp
RE: Civil War soldier
Hello and thank you!

I think that it would be wonderful to post the picture! He is a direct ancestor( grandfather) and I would be grateful.

Thanks again,

Rebecca Sharp
Added by rebecca sharp on Jul 17, 2015 12:52 PM
E. L. Smith
Sarah "Sallie" Honeycutt
Just to let you know I added the first name of Sarah to the memorial page with "Sallie" as the nickname. She was my great-great-aunt.
Added by E. L. Smith on Jul 15, 2015 4:23 PM
Matt/Madison Lyle/Lyles
I've added a photo of a marker for Matt Lyle. I don't know if it's the one you are looking for because your birth date is different. There are a couple of other Matt/Madison Lyle/Lyles in New Gray with different dates too. If it isn't, let me know and I will remove it and you will have to resubmit your photo request.
Added by Diana on Jul 05, 2015 5:37 PM
Edward Farmer
James Ingram memorial #87293029
Hi Mr Morton,
I saw your recent post on the above memorial re: the request for his military stone. I have searched for the request but have had no luck and the stone itself has not been located by Findagrave volunteers. The only record I have for his stone shows no date of death. I would be very interested in any info you might have concerning this.
Please feel free to contact me here or via email:

I look forward to hearing from you!
Edward Farmer,
3rd g-grandson of Pvt James Ingram
Added by Edward Farmer on Jun 23, 2015 8:32 PM
Susan "Sue" Meek
RE: John Hicks
I posted a filtered photo just in case this makes sense to you in your volunteer work.
Added by Susan "Sue" Meek on Jun 15, 2015 5:33 PM
Susan "Sue" Meek
RE: John Hicks
You are welcome! John and Mary's monument has his war service inscribed on one side. It is very hard to read - it does include dates and military company information.
Added by Susan "Sue" Meek on Jun 15, 2015 5:30 PM
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