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Shawn The Grave Hunter (#46481676)
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Bio Photo I am a man who loves history and in my time have seen some very old tombstones in my travels and when researching my family history. There have been some interesting finds in my time. I am a writer and poet and I plan on designing my own monument to leave my mark upon the world when I die. I have found many old markers in Texas and Iowa in the northern part of the state and Minnesota. Having an interest in the funeral industry I am always researching cemeteries. It was because of my Grandpa that I have such a love for history. Recently while visiting a cemtery in Falls County, TX I discovered about twenty tombstones that were inscribed in German. This was the first time I have ever seen any markers written in another language. As far as the future, who knows where my travels may take me. God is my guide and it certianly will be an adventure! Every one has a right to be remembered. I am a voice for those who do not have anyone to do this for them. I do not only my family and friends but I often walk local cemeteries and add information online to aid researchers in their family history research. If I have made a mistake or if you have something for me to add please get in touch with me and I will take the appropriate action. I am willing to do photo lookups in Lubbock as well as other places. Contact me if I can help. However do bear in mind that I am unable to drive but will do my best to assist in any way possible.

***** I really hate to do this, but from now on, I WILL NOT do any transfers or updates that come to me on the message board. I've had too many requests that have errors in them and this just slows everything down. Please, please please use the EDIT tabs on the memorials. This is what it was designed and set up for so please use it. Also, it has gotten to the point that I will no longer respond to transfer requests or up-date requests that are sent to me here on the Message Board or by e-mail. I will only make changes that come to me via EDIT/SUGGEST A CORRECTION. Thanks.****

Many thanks for the words of encouragement and support about my contributions on the site. It has been a godsend for me in doing my genealogy and it is my hope that my work will do for others what others work has done for me.
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Desertthorn
Jacksons 40751847
I've sent you some changes for the Clyde Jackson family. I got the information from the wife Florence's obituary. She and Clyde had two sons Bobby and Bruce and also listed were her two brother Orin and J. J Driver.
Added by Desertthorn on Dec 18, 2014 11:22 AM
Bill Holder
RE: Martha Josephine Holder Austin
Shawn,

I have been collecting ALL Holder data I can find since about 1995. I have a huge file, over 137,000 people, and a lot of errors in it. I do not publish my data because of the errors that seem to only multiply if I post. Find-a-grave seems to be the perfect vehicle to do verifications, double checking information. If other facts I have agree, then I consider it good information.
Added by Bill Holder on Dec 10, 2014 6:16 AM
Bill Holder
RE: Martha Josephine Holder Austin
Shawn,

I have been collecting data for all the
HOLDER lines for the last 20 years. I am now in the process of matching my data base to the Find-a-grave information. I use my data base, find a grave information and census data for verification. I probably have the largest collection of HOLDER data, and I refuse to give my information to Ancestry.com because they are nothing but profit motivated, and family information should not be sold. It seems as Find-a-grave is a good place to share the information, and unlike Mormon information in Salt Lake City, any errors can be easily corrected.


Direct Descendants of Jesse Holder

1 Jesse Holder b: 1781 SC : of Stewart Co., GA 1840
. + Dorcas Holder b: Bet. 1780 - 1786
2 Malachi Holder b: 06 Sep 1802 SC d: 09 Nov 1866 Roanoke, Randolph Co., AL
.. + Mary Ledbetter b: 17 Dec 1811 m: 22 Jun 1828 Carroll Co., GA d: 02 Aug 1833 Troup Co., GA
3 Malissa Ann Holder b: 05 Mar 1829 Carroll Co., GA d: 1895 Carroll Co., GA
3 Elihue L Holder b: 19 Apr 1831 GA
d: 02 Oct 1831
3 Nancy E Holder b: 27 Oct 1832 GA
d: 24 Mar 1896 Randolph Co., AL
.. + Colin Pope b: 05 Sep 1812 NC m: 16 Mar 1834 Troup Co., GA d: 15 Nov 1895 Cedarwood Cem., Randolph Co., AL
3 Joseph Holder b: 12 Dec 1834 Troup Co., GA
.. + Harriet A Nichols b: 26 Dec 1838
d: 01 Nov 1907 Clay Co., AL
4 Martha Josephine Holder b: 1856 GA
d: 09 Apr 1909 Lineville City Cem., Clay Co., AL
4 David Franklin Holder b: 20 Jul 1859 Randolph Co., AL d: 27 Jul 1940 Lineville City Cem., Clay Co., AL
3 Dorcas Caroline Holder b: 1837 GA
3 John Holder b: 31 Oct 1837 GA : of Bursons, Randolph Co., AL d: 22 Jul 1894 Randolph Co., AL
3 Mary Adaline Holder b: 12 Oct 1838 GA
d: 24 Apr 1915 Randolph Co., AL
3 Asbury Holder b: 09 Mar 1840 Heard Co., GA d: 01 Oct 1891 Ceaderwood Cem., Randolph Co., AL : Confederate Iron Cross
3 Theophilus T Holder b: 28 Feb 1843 Heard Co., GA d: Civil War
3 Julia Ann Holder b: Jun 1845 Heard Co., GA never married d: Aug 1921 Randolph Co., AL
3 James Dickason Holder b: 27 Feb 1847 Heard Co., GA d: 17 Apr 1904 Wehadkee Primitive Baptist Church Cem., Randolph Co., AL
3 Jefferson Taylor Holder b: 04 Apr 1849 Heard Co., GA 4 Jan 1849 d: 18 Jan 1915 Hulaco, Morgan Co., AL
3 Zilla Marie Jane Holder b: 25 Oct 1850 Heard Co., GA d: Bef. 1870
3 George M Holder b: 14 Aug 1852 Heard Co., GA d: 11 Jun 1923 Randolph Co., AL
3 William McGee Holder b: 17 May 1855 Randolph Co., AL d: 23 Feb 1935 Randolph Co., Al
2 Anna Holder b: 1810 Ga d: May be wrong parents
2 Israel Holder
Added by Bill Holder on Dec 02, 2014 11:27 PM
Mary Jane Hobbs Pattillo
Claude & Bess Maloney and Cloe Maloney Taylor
Thank you very much for taking and posting the photos of the tombstones of Claude and Bess Maloney and Cloe Maloney Taylor You are very much appreciated!

Mary jANE
Added by Mary Jane Hobbs Pattillo on Nov 04, 2014 3:11 PM
Nena Smothers
Nance
Thanks so much for the photo, great! happy trails
Added by Nena Smothers on Nov 04, 2014 3:33 AM
Patty
Roberts Headstones
Thank you very much for photographing the Roberts' headstones in Goree Cemetery.
I appreciate your help very much!
May I have your permission to use copies of the headstone photos in my tree on Ancestry? I will give you credit.
Patty
Added by Patty on Nov 03, 2014 4:54 PM
Jugbandman
JOHN TURNER'S GRAVE PHOTO
Thank you for this photo. John Turner survived World War 1, but for some reason, committed suicide a few years later at age 22.

There are now many medical definitions of mental and emotional illnesses that afflict returning soldiers from Viet Nam, the Gulf Wars Iraq and Afghanistan. However, no one knew much about the demons that afflicted shell shocked survivors of those earlier wars. I'm not related to John, but I feel for him and his short life and wanted his grave stone to be seen by others.

Thanks for your help!

Tom Galloway
Added by Jugbandman on Nov 03, 2014 12:25 PM
DON SHARP
Isaac P. Rosser
Shawn,
Many thanks for fulfilling my photo request. I appreciate your efforts.
Many thanks!
Don
Added by DON SHARP on Nov 03, 2014 10:16 AM
Ray
Maud Isbell
Thanks for posting the photo, Shawn.
I appreciate it.
Added by Ray on Nov 03, 2014 9:28 AM
Pat Berel
Beason Markers
Thank you for adding the photos for Thesil and Myrtle Beason. I think it almost completes a memorial when the photos of the headstones are added. The photos are really good ones.
Added by Pat Berel on Sep 22, 2014 6:40 AM
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