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Mike & Nancy Ridgdill (#47585642)
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Bio Photo My philosophy about F/G is really simple. Treat me like you want yourself to be treated. Very simple. If I see a memorial that I'd like to have transferred to me, I'll simply ask for it. Likewise, if you see a memorial I've submitted that you'd like to have transferred to you, just ask for it. I could care less if the person is related to you, or not. If you want it, and there's no reason for me to keep it, you can have it. It's just that simple. I do this because I love it. A lot of people just don't have the time to do this. In reality, I have no connection to at least 90% of the memorials I submit. I submit them because no one else has.

I know, there are those out there that claim they adhere to all rules, and will make no exceptions for anyone for any reason, whatsoever. You know the ones I'm talking about. We've all had to deal with them at one time or another. Guess what, they don't adhere to all the rules, either! I guarantee if you look at their totals, most of them manage a lot more memorials than they've ever added. I find it hard to believe all those extras adhere to the rules for relationship.

That, my friends, is why I'm not about numbers, and I really don't care about the persons relationship to you. Look, every memorial I create then transfer to someone else, will forever have my name as the original creator. So, don't be so possessive of the memorials you create. This is not a competition folks, as much as some try to make it be. This could be one of the best sites ever for genealogical research if only everyone would work together, show a little understanding, a little courtesy, and throw in just a little bit of good old common sense.

Like all of us, there are some memorials I won't transfer. But, the only time I won't transfer a memorial is when the person is in one of my direct ancestry lines, my aunts/uncles, a few cousins, and a handful of friends I hold dear to my heart. As for the information I post, feel free to use any info I submit. You do not need my permission. That's why I put it on there in the first place.

Now, since I've been so nice to you, I expect the same considerations given to me. If I request a memorial to be transferred to me, it is usually a direct ancestor, or a very close aunt, uncle, or cousin. On rare occasions, I may even request a memorial of a very dear friend. The only deviation from this is that from time to time I may request the memorial transfer of a Confederate soldier, if it's apparent the soldier is probably not related to the submitter. But, no matter who's memorial I request, I always stipulate, "unless this person is your relative." However, if you don't want to make the transfer, at least give me a good reason why you won't. Don't just keep putting me off, and don't start ignoring my requests completely. Common courtesy is all I'm asking for, and expect. But, don't come on here and complain about things that just don't matter. If you absolutely can't help but complain, then complain about things that really matter, like elder abuse, children having to go to bed hungry, or our returning military personnel having to live on the streets. Please, complain about those things, LOUDLY!

Now, that said, I do have one pet peeve on F/G, but it's only a common sense thing. Please, if you're going to take the time to create a new cemetery, make sure you have the correct name, provide the complete address, accurate written directions, and the correct map. It doesn't take much time, and can ensure future submissions are added to the right cemeteries.

Otherwise, I have been researching my family genealogy for over thirty years. I have published three books so far, Confederate Graves of Emanuel County, Georgia, in 2009, a color edition of the book in 2010, and The Ridgdill Genealogy, in 2011. All are available online.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mike
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Carol Payne
Thomas Oscar Wicker
Read your bio so don't know if you know if you know anything about this Confederate Soldier. I'm looking for, I guess his grandfather, Thomas Oscar Wicker (same name) and his wife Mary Hester Wicker. Thomas and Mary had a daughter, Temperance Wicker, who married Joseph Sullivan. Anything you could tell me would be appreciated.

Carol Petty Payne
Added by Carol Payne on Jul 25, 2014 7:40 PM
Little Marie
RE: Daniel Coleman
Thank you so much for the explanation. I will pass this along to my dad and I am sure that he will be very interested. Little Marie
Added by Little Marie on Jul 21, 2014 6:16 PM
Little Marie
Daniel Coleman
You left a message on the memorial for Daniel Coleman Find A Grave #26855271 that says:

" Private, Capt. Moring's Company, Emanuel Troops, GA Infantry, Confederate States Army."

Where did you get this info? My dad is Daniel's great grandson and he says that he has never heard of that before. Please tell me your source for this info. Thanks Little Marie
Added by Little Marie on Jul 21, 2014 8:03 AM
Tony Middleton
Re: John W Sherrod
Hi Mike,

Thanks very much for your response. I was very interested in the relative positions of the two markers, and you've enlightened me on that.

I want to give a more considered response, but before doing so I want to revisit my tree entry for John William Sherrod, the husband of Elvira L. Martin. And before I revisit my notes etc, I am doing a road trip today to Emanuel County to bury my nephew in Swainsboro City Cemetery. It may be that I have time to scoot over to Cross Cemetery #2 and see things firsthand.

My gut tells me it's two markers for one grave. But I'm puzzled by why they'd be so far apart.

When I return tonight I'll do some more study of Mr Sherrod and give you a shout within a day or so.

Regards
Tony
Added by Tony Middleton on Dec 28, 2013 5:02 AM
lillian gregory
Henry Kemp
Looking for my third great grand father born 1820 ,died 1859,Emanuel county Ga.son of John A Kemp.
Added by lillian gregory on Nov 23, 2013 6:05 AM
D.J.
RE: markin
I appreciate this proof from DeKalb but no one knows anything about this person,i suggest looking at the 1920 census and see if they are recorded in Lithonia at this time,i firmly believe that is is hard proof of a burial,maybe searchomg obits from that area also.usually all this information is available at your local library I will continue to help you. D.J.
Added by D.J. on Nov 19, 2013 4:02 PM
D.J.
markin
there are o markers with this name but there is a lot that has unknown family could this be this family its in the oldest part small cemetery but 500 feet from my house,i could ask the church,they may know,even in franklin garrets necrology they are not listed here can you post a copy of the certificate.D.J.
Added by D.J. on Nov 19, 2013 5:24 AM
Rita Goss
RE: Henry Adkins
I spoke with one of the Board of Directors for the cemetery today and he told me that he has a partial layout of the cemetery that he is willing to share with me. The layout is about 30 years old. It'll be a couple of weeks before I will be able to get due a medical issue with a family member of his. I'll hang on to your request and see if it gives me any more info.
There is a large section in the middle of the cemetery with absolutely no grave markers. He advised that there are certainly burials in there but they were never identified. I'll let you know what I find out from the layout.
Thanks,
Rita
Added by Rita Goss on Aug 01, 2013 5:11 PM
Joyce Mize Worsham
Moody Cemetery
Only info I have for Henry, see below:

Name: Henry Adkins
Titles:
Titles & Terms - Prefix(standardized):
Death date: 08 Oct 1937
Death place: Trussville, St Clair, Alabama
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Race or color (expanded): White
Age at death: 76y
Estimated birth year: 1861
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Acmar, Als.
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Isbell France
Spouse's titles:
Spouse's Titles & Terms - Prefix(standardized):
Father's name: Jim Adkins
Father's titles:
Father's Titles & Terms - Prefix(standardized):
Father's birthplace: Alabama
Mother's name:
Mother's titles:
Mother's Titles & Terms - Prefix(standardized):
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation: Coal Miner And Farmer
Street address:
Residence: Trussville, St Clair, Alabama
Cemetery name: Moody'S Cem.
Burial place:
Burial date: 09 Oct 1937
Funeral home:
Informant's name:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 1908558
Reference number: cn 24784
Collection: Alabama Statewide Deaths 1908-1974

Happy Hunting!
Added by Joyce Mize Worsham on Aug 01, 2013 1:32 PM
Billie Lumley
your work
Mike & Nancy -- thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to Find a Grave memorials. You set the example of how good this site can be. Thank you for every time I've made a request.
Added by Billie Lumley on Jul 19, 2013 7:43 PM
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