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Janet (#47382364)
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I've been researching my family for almost 20 years, starting with my maternal grandparents. They were born in Campbell County, Tennessee and migrated by covered wagon to Oklahoma.

I have tried to restrict my memorials to my direct paternal and maternal family lines, the grandparents of various degrees. Then somehow some aunts and uncles of various degrees were included, then a few cousins, then . . .

Of course, Find A Grave requires that we know where are ancestors are buried in order to create memorials on this web site, thus, the further we go back the fewer memorials we each have because we do not know where those early ancestors are. However, there are known burial locations for at least two of my ancestors that go waaaaay, way back. You might want to visit their memorials:
William and Matilda . They are my 28th great grandparents on my paternal grandmother's side of the family. When you get back that far, you have a LOT of cousins.
PS: In April 2015 I submitted DNA to I have a match going back to an ancestor whose ancestry is known to antiquity. In other words, his ancestry is known all the way back to William 1 -- and that means I match too!

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I invite researchers of East Tennessee to the memorial for Peter Graham Fulkerson . The name P.G. Fulkerson is probably more familiar. P.G. was a farmer, lawyer, judge and district attorney general who also had an interest in history and genealogy. He created brief records, perhaps a paragraph or two, of some of the early settlers of Claiborne County. As he created for some of my ancestors, his memorial is my brief record, a paragraph or two, of The Honorable Peter Graham Fulkerson.

Take time to follow the link on his memorial to his answers to The Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaires.

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Messages left for Janet (7)[Leave Message]
RE: Clark Pierce dilemma
Silly But thank you & you're welcome.
Added by Sue on Oct 20, 2016 6:32 PM
Cynthia Kenny
Thank-you for making me aware of this duplication. I will attempt to contact the other contributor and see if he/she would be willing to copy my information and picture before I delete mine.
Added by Cynthia Kenny on Oct 20, 2016 6:25 AM
Kat P. Scent
RE: Hattie Carr 8233689
oh please fix it if you can. i did that research ages ago and didn't know much about her,

if you need me to vouch to anyone i'd be happy to. she was my ggrandpa's "mistress"

he was quite a wonderful artist. i can share with you some of his work if you like.

but please correct hattie's parents. i felt a debt to try and learn more about her, because she was pa ogg's partner lat in his life.

kathi freeman
Added by Kat P. Scent on Oct 19, 2016 2:45 AM
Clark Pierce dilemma
The one with the lower # was the first memorial.

Emma S. Clark Pierce 132101362
Created by: Shawna Landers
Record added: Jun 30, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 132101362

Emma Clark Pierce 132135922
Created by: Cynthia Kenny
Record added: Jun 30, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 132135922
Added by Sue on Oct 18, 2016 5:20 PM
Emma Clark Pierce dilemma
I read the two notes you left for that other lady & I put the memorial # in search. The reason is...One is listed with Clark as the maiden name & Pierce as the last name & the other is listed as Clark Pierce as the last name. Not hyphenated. If you click on find the Clark Pierce's one in that cemetery off to the left, the other one comes up. Hope that helps.
Added by Sue on Oct 18, 2016 5:08 PM
Kat P. Scent
RE: Hattie Carr 8233689
not sure.. maybe. hattie was my great grandfather's house maid and live in girlfriend. if it is the same Hattie. he was a famous photographer. and i've beentold that she worked in the dark room doing some developing with him.
kathi freeman
Added by Kat P. Scent on Oct 16, 2016 1:29 PM
Cynthia Kenny
Emma Pierce
What is the memorial number that you have stated that I duplicated for Emma Pierce in New Liberty Cemetery? I will not delete my entry until I can find this memorial.
Added by Cynthia Kenny on Oct 11, 2016 5:22 AM

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