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Nancy G. (#47257848)
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I first found this web site about 2 years ago when I "googled" the name of an uncle who had been killed in WWII, and who was buried in France. Well, a miracle appeared before my eyes; his name was on a site called After entering it, I scrolled down and saw that I could leave some "virtual flowers" and a note on his memorial page, which I did.

Until about 4 or 5 weeks ago, I didn't think of it again, until his memorial page was transferred to me whatever that meant. When I figured it out, it was exciting that I could edit his name, add information - everything! Two war grave commissions - CWGC/ABMC - are responsible for this transfer; I will find out how to thank them.

I got hooked, and I've hardly come up for air since - listing the virtual graves of my very large extended family, and doing everything else possible. My goal is to get us all linked.

Many thanks to all of you who have helped me along the way as a new member of Find A Grave. You have been gracious and kind; my hope is that it will come back to you a hundred-fold. I'm pushing 72, but even at this age, I'd like to give back to others - might even try a little photography at some tucked away cemetery or two.

These are the family lines I have been working on for about 20 years (+ or -):
Batte, Hunnicutt, Hughes, Philips (Phillips), Boirum/Boirun
White, Reynolds, Sheridan, another Hughes line, Hawthorne, Taylor
Graves, Hite, Bandy, Lanius, Harvill

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Margaret Maulin
Harriet Jane (Bandy) Davis #88438230
Edwards H. Bandy (1827-1850) is obviously NOT her child.
He is listed as her sibling also, which is correct. She did have a son named Edward born 1858. He is buried in Gallatin City Cemetery, I believe.
Added by Margaret Maulin on Sep 01, 2015 8:32 AM
Mary Graves
I've transferred Mary to you. Sorry it took so long, somehow your email ended up in my spam folder.
Added by sjs953 on Jun 10, 2015 4:37 PM
Mary Lanius 140658918
I prefer not to transfer at this time. However I am capable and more than willing to add the information that you say you can add.
"so that I can amend, add to, and connect Mary Jane Lanius to others in my family."
That is what the edit tabs are for and if they don't cover what you want you can send an SAC. I usually do edits within a few hours of receiving them.
Added by MN on May 25, 2015 5:12 AM
Stone Branches
Lanius Family
I have transferred several members of this family to your care. Please let me know if I have forgotten any other family member memorials you are interested in maintaining.

Added by Stone Branches on May 24, 2015 8:23 PM
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Lanius Family
Added by Stone Branches on May 24, 2015 8:21 PM
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James Curd Lanius
Hi Jack,
With regard to James C Lanius, it's believed that he is buried in the Leeville Cemetery near spouse Mary Jane Wadkins Lanius #140658918. We have not found his headstone yet. Burial in this cemetery has not yet been confirmed, therefore the "unknown" for his burying grounds. Over the years, much of the information has been given to me by other volunteers.

I have no connection with the Lanius family and will be very happy to transfer to your care. The more families that get involved, the more accurate the information.

I was in Tennessee (Pleasant Hill, Putnam CO, McMinnville , Cookeville, Silver Point, Lebanon, Dechard, etc. 2 years ago and finally (after 30 years) found many of my ancestors.

Happy hunting!
Added by Stone Branches on May 24, 2015 8:13 PM
RE: Bandy Graveyard

Email me at

I worked in a job in the past where I kept email open all day and communicated that way constantly, so now that I'm out to pasture, it is sometimes several days before I check for messages.

Yes, any information you have about the Bandy clan in Wilson County, TN would be appreciated. I hope to put together something to help the scouts and visitors to Boxwell to understand those who were a vital part of the property.

Good to hear. Thanks again.

Mark Davis
Added by Anonymous on May 07, 2015 3:23 PM
Bandy Graveyard
Nancy and other interested parties,

My name is Mark Davis. I am retired and live in Wilson County, TN. I have a burning addiction to tracing my ancestry, and often get sidetracked learning about those who are not my relatives.

My son-in-law, Robert Ward, is the Head Ranger at the Boy Scouts of America's Boxwell Reservation in northwest Wilson County, where the Bandy Graveyard is located. Recently, he and I got on the subject of the three known cemeteries on the Reservation. The Bandy Graveyard is located near his house. I'm sorry to say that the cemetery has not been maintained as well as the ones we see in our towns, however, a few years ago, a group of Boy Scouts took on a project to build a rail fence around the graves, which made it look more cared-for. To my surprise, there are more graves there than the ones inside the fence. So very many are only marked by field stones. I counted as many as 70. Odds are that there are many more that are unmarked. Still, it is a pleasing and peaceful place.

The subject of the persons who were early settlers of this area is of great interest to my daughter, son-in-law and me. In April, my daughter and I took pictures of all the tombstones that were readable in the graveyard. I later realized I had missed P.P. Crutcher's stone, and yesterday, May 2, 2015, I took a photo, and today, added it to the info on Find-A-Grave.

I hope to collect all the information I can about the previous owners of the Boxwell Reservation property and make it available in a convenient location in order to kindle appreciation for those families. They were real people who worked very hard for their survival. They had happy times and sad times. Most were good and a few were not, but they were real, just like we and all the people we know are.

Best wishes to you in your endeavors to bring life to your ancestors, even if it's only in your heart and on paper.

Mark Davis
Lebanon, TN
3 May 2015
Added by Anonymous on May 03, 2015 2:10 PM
Bandy Graveyard
Added by Anonymous on May 03, 2015 1:41 PM
John Hawthorn
You got it! Let me know if there are others.
Added by MollieD on Apr 28, 2015 4:06 PM
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