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Leon Graves (#47197296)
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Bio Photo I am a native of California and moved to East Tennessee in 1997 after I retired. My paternal family line goes back in this area before their was a Tennessee. I am pictured here standing at the grave of my 5th great-grandfather Johann Sebastian Graff, aka John Graves. I have been doing family research for many years. I am a member of both the Union County Historical Society and the Union County Cemeteries Association. At the present time several members of the UCCA are working towards having available through our website, links to all of the information with pictures of the headstones of all those who are buried in Union County and some of the nearby surounding counties. This is an very active ongoing project. Please feel free to email us with pictures, obituaries and any personal information on individuals buried in Union County and we will endevor to have it added to their memorials.
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Jana Thompson #47477910
Chuck Swan area
I am working on linking families in Union County from the UCHS's publication I found at the Chuck Swan WMA. Many of my ancestors are buried in the 50+ cemeteries in the area, starting namely with Henry Rice, Tennessee Pioneer and father of the builder of the Rice Grist Mill, which of course, is featured at Norris Dam State Park. Henry and James were my 6th and 5th Great Grandfathers. John Rice Irwin is my 4th cousin, twice removed. Side note: do you have access to a copy of the Rice Grist Mill narrative that is featured in the gift shop at the state park?

Anyway, I wanted to know how things were coming along with adding all the names from the publication to Find A Grave? Is this something else that I can help with? I have sent you some suggestions for my cemetery research, Albright.

Thanks for any information you can provide.

Jana Thompson
Added by Jana Thompson #47477910 on Jul 07, 2014 7:48 PM
Not Forgotten
Browning Cemetery
Any way to find out what graves "weren't" removed by TVA concerning the "Browning" cemetery? Would you know of any Browning family members that the information might have been passed down to? I checked with TVA and they didn't keep a record of those not removed:(
Added by Not Forgotten on Apr 23, 2013 5:47 PM
Emit Williams
Thank you for adding the links to his parents.
Added by kiwi3129 on Feb 26, 2013 2:01 PM
Leo York
W M Turner Cemetery
Thirty names and fortytwo photos have been added to the W M Turner Cemetery. There is a rather large 'chicken fighting ' industry in the neighboring lot. Fear of being shot loomed. I photographed the whole cemetery yet some headstones were not properly cleared of debris…needless to say I was in a hurry. There are several graves marked with fieldstones only…no names. The satellite photo will show the "chicken farm'. Enjoyed!
Added by Leo York on Nov 26, 2012 11:26 AM
Ingeborg Barr Gore
Leon, It was great talking with you. Thanks for all the work you are doing.

My Find a grave name and number is:
ruagore (#46892557)

The person I want you to transfer is:
Ingeborg Barr Gore, Find A Grave Memorial# 65888921

She is the wife of my brother,
William Earl Gore, Find A Grave Memorial# 32637795

Jim Gore

Added by ruagore on Sep 16, 2012 1:03 PM
nancy murray
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Mr. Graves we must be related as I am also descended from Johann Sebastian Graff/Graves through Boston Graves. Did you receive my email on Archibald M. Meltabarger? I sent information obtained from his pension file. Nancy Murray
Added by nancy murray on Jul 28, 2012 1:46 PM
nancy murray
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I duplicated A.M. Meltabarger. I have deleted mine and would like to offer the following information for you to add. It was taken from his pension file obtained at the National Archives. :Died June 21, 1893. Married Barbara Foust July 12, 1849 In Knox County, Tennessee. She filed her widow's pension from "near Graveston, Union County, Tennessee." (Graveston is usually considered to be in Knox County.) He served in the lst Tennessee Infantry companies D and A. They owned "a rolling ridge farm of about 112 acres. Very poorly watered, only one spring at one Sie of it. It is thin land..,.has two dwelling houses and out buildings. The place is not in good state of cultivaytion. The rental value of it would be worth Some fifty dollars per year....I own one horse worth about $60 to $75.00, no cow or cattle nor sheep. I have a few chickens. I have Some two or three dollars coming to me on note and two dollars for pasture. I owe a right smart Doctor bills and the like. I have paid some of the doctors bill for waiting on my said deceased husband and I owe some on it yet. I have no income whatever only the product of said land and I only have a homestead right on it. My children ae all married and I have no one legally bound to support me. " This man gave his all for our freedom and suffered greatly from illnesses occurred as a result of the soldier life then.I hope you are willing to add this information. Nancy Murray
Added by nancy murray on Jul 28, 2012 1:44 PM
Sue Reneau Damewood
Elbert Wyrick Cemetery
Bob Damewood is still alive. Should he be listed in Find A Grave?
Added by Sue Reneau Damewood on Mar 08, 2012 5:45 PM
Charles Lafayette Munyon
Hello Leon, I have just looked at your memorial for my husbands(Marvin Thomas Munyon) Great Uncle Charles. Beings I didn't create or manage this memorial I can't edit the family. Would you add Charles's fathers findagrave # so it will show on both memorials? The number is 22275155. His name is William Allghn Munyon which you don't need just the number above. Thanks so much. Sandra Munyon
Added by SandraMunyon on Nov 26, 2011 1:35 PM
Anita Wages
Effler-Sharp cemetery
Could you tell me if you know who the parents are for Charles W. Effler 1948-1970? He is buried in the Effler-Sharp Cemetery in Knoxville, TN. I am an Effler Family Researcher.
Thank you.
Added by Anita Wages on Oct 15, 2011 5:02 PM
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