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Phil Ray (#47110013)
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Bio Photo Searching the hallowed grounds to solve mysteries, to answer the questions that arise in seeking truth in family history.
Attempting to enter all known graves for Lowndes County, Georgia, that have not been downloaded to Find-A-Grave, goal is get all done as time allows.

My main area of focus is south of US 84 in Lowndes County, Georgia will do area north of US 84 later. My family is more concentrated in the southern part of the county.


If any image on any of the profiles I have added to Find-A-Grave is needed for anyone's research, please feel free to use them. NO CREDIT needed nor my name mentioned.

Genealogy is all about the sharing of information, I know I would not be where I am today if someone had not been willing to share.

Small COMPLETED cemeteries:
Belote (Newsome Rd)
Berry Wells Family (Shiloh area)
Bevill/Bevel (Loch Laurel Rd)
Boyd (also called Wisenbaker-Belote)
Crawford Family cemetery (Skipper Bridge Rd)
Dasher (African-American)
Dasher-Ulmer (Valdosta)
Franklinville settlement (off Cat Creek Rd)
Ford (Clyattville)
Herring (Jennings, Hamilton County, Florida)
Hunter Family (3d great grandfather)
Lane Family cemetery (Jumping Gulley Rd)
McIntyre Family
Old Folsom
Old Lake Park
Newsom Family (Ben Lyn Circle)
Payton A.M.E. (Clyattville)
Redland (Knight's Ferry Rd)
Strickland cemetery (African-American)
Sunshine Plantation (also called Zeigler Family)
Taylor (off Knight's Ferry Rd)
Wigelsworth (Old Clyattville Rd)
Wisenbaker (Industrial Blvd)
Zeigler #2 (off Lake Park-Bellville Rd)
Zipperer (3rd & 4th great grandfathers)
COMPLETED cemeteries:
Lake Park Memorial
Working on:
Beck Street/Pallbearer #3 (African-American)
Concord Baptist (African-American)
Francis Lake A.M.E. (Lake Park)

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barbara cochran
RE: Ray Family
Yep, we're related for sure - thank you for the update, Phil - My brothers, Stanley and Willie, and I have been wanting to go up for a visit to the cemetery and also to visit with Bud and Barbara Ray, our other cousins - will let you know when we are up that way - again, thank you for your contribution to this site and allowing us to get more info on our ancestors - take care and God Bless -

Added by barbara cochran on May 29, 2014 6:59 PM
barbara cochran
Ray Family
Also, I wonder if you know Bud and Barbara Ray? If you are going to this cemetery then you must have seen Talmon Ray (not sure of the spelling) He was the third child of my Grandparents, John and Lillie Ray, and he died when he was very young - he is buried next to James Nathaniel Ray and close by to John Ray in the same cemetery - any info would certainly be appreciated, My Friend - thank You -
Added by barbara cochran on May 27, 2014 11:33 AM
barbara cochran
Ray Family
Hey Phil, I suppose we are distant Cousins - My Grandfather was John Ray, the first Child of the second Family of Thomas Ray. Who were your Parents?
Added by barbara cochran on May 27, 2014 11:31 AM
RE: Duke Family
Thank you for that info and I'll go another direction.
Added by Jerry on Mar 28, 2014 11:31 AM
Duke Family
Hi Phil,
I have located one lone grave in Screven Co Ga with a teenage girl named Elizabeth (126983257). Bottom of old stone is hard to read but looks like father was a William Green Duke (35973720) that you manage. Do you happen to know if William & his wife may have lived temporarily in Screven Co and had another daughter? Just curious as I am trying to piece together who her family is/was. I am not related to any Duke. Thx for your time sir.
Added by Jerry on Mar 28, 2014 6:40 AM
Ed Hightower
Sorry about the "partial" message. I am trying to work too fast this morning. Please delete it.
Added by Ed Hightower on Mar 16, 2014 8:03 AM
Ed Hightower
RE: Emeline Smithwick Crosby
Thanks. All clear. I am connected to Emmaline via her son William Peter Crosby. Do you have any info or have you done any research on Emmaline's siblings i.e. Robert, Amelia, Alice, Harmon? That is where more work is needed.
Added by Ed Hightower on Mar 16, 2014 8:01 AM
Ed Hightower
RE: Emeline Smithwick Crosby
No trouble at all. I am descended from her on my mother's side and have done some research on the Smithwicks but would like to know more. Just thought I would ask about the place of birth. There were many Smithwicks is Cherokee County but it is my opinion Emeline (Emmaline) was born in Florida. She listed Georgia as her place of birth on many Census Reports but I believe that was more for convenience than fact? If you are descended via one of her sisters would like to know which one. I am assuming it might be Alice?
Ed Hightower
Added by Ed Hightower on Mar 15, 2014 7:51 PM
george(jody)r pasalich
RE: David Howell
Added by george(jody)r pasalich on Mar 04, 2014 6:49 PM
Judith Fowler
Anthony Drew
Where is he buried? Thanks.
Added by Judith Fowler on Feb 07, 2014 2:36 PM
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