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Lois Ams (#47483870)
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To some extent I have been interested in genealogy for a long time. I went back to college when my youngest daughter started school and became an elementary teacher. One of the lessons in history was about our ancestors - especially when we studied the pilgrims. Although I knew about my mother and father's immediate families, my knowledge of where I came from did not extend much beyond that. After I retired, I got a computer to help make designs for my embroidery machine. I became acquainted with the internet and genealogy took off from there. I have done extensive work on my and my husband's family history. Find A Grave became a great source for connecting families and is a wonderful tool in research.

If you come across any of my memorials and I can be of help to you or if you have information that can be added to any of my memorials, please contact me.

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Angie Johnson
Deck Cemetery
I see you photographed Deck Cemetery near Bethalto in Madison County. Can you tell me where this is located on Culp Road. I will be coming down this spring and would like to photograph this cemetery. I would assume it is on private property.
Added by Angie Johnson on Feb 22, 2014 3:45 PM
Dave Davidson
Moses Harvey Meek - 66654505
Just to let you know, I saw a lot of good info on Moses and his family on Happy hunting.

Dave Davidson
Added by Dave Davidson on Nov 26, 2013 4:32 AM
Jackie Myers
Daniel Herring
Hi Lois,
Well you certainly made my day. This photo request has been hanging out there so long I had almost given up hope of ever seeing the marker. He was my 3rd great-grandfather, and a lawyer. I was not expecting such a rustic marker :o) Thank you so very much for taking and posting this photo!
Jackie Thompson Myers
Added by Jackie Myers on Sep 09, 2013 8:55 AM
Rita Wuehrmann
RE: Gentry Cemetery
Lois, here are directions to the grave of Fulton & Carrie Gentry that we found.

About 2 miles west of Stuart Cemetery that is on State Highway 96 east of Burns, Tennessee, take Spencer Mill Road southwest less that a quarter mile to Gentry Cemetery Road on right side.

That Gentry Cemetery Road accesses only one private residence where it dead-ends in about a quarter mile.

With permission from the property owner, we visited and photographed the lone gravestone that sits above the back yard about 300 feet up the rise behind the house. There is no fence or other indication of a cemetery except for one raw stone that may have "Gentry" and other words scratched into it; that one is basically illegible.

I will try to add my photos to the site.

Thank you for all that you share on Find a Grave.
Added by Rita Wuehrmann on Aug 04, 2013 8:38 AM
Rita Wuehrmann
RE: Fulton & Carrie Gentry
Thanks for your prompt reply, Lois. We have not been to the Gentry cemetery, did not know about it until yesterday and are just passing through the area.
Our direct ancestors are buried in the Stuart Cemetery: Gideon Carr (a Revolutionary War soldier), his daughter Anna (Carr) Gentry and her husband, Thomas Gentry.
We were looking for Gentry park when we saw the sign for Gentry Cemetery Road (not the same one you wrote about).
As I said, it is off Spencer Mill Road, just south of Highway 96. Gentry Cemetery Road accesses only the one residence, and the Fulton/Carrie Gentry stone is on a small hill behind the house (this is the stone you have pictured on Find a Grave). There is only one other marker, a raw stone that has "Gentry" scratched into it, possibly Fulton's & Carrie's original marker.
Added by Rita Wuehrmann on Aug 01, 2013 8:05 AM
Rita Wuehrmann
Fulton & Carrie Gentry grave

We have just left the gravesite of Fulton (1865-1937) & Carrie (Brown) (1873-1944) Gentry. It appears to be a single grave in a residential back yard at the end of Gentry Cemetery Road, off Spencer Mill Road south of Highway 96 in Dickson County, Tennessee.

It is the same stone this site pictures as being in a different Gentry Cemetery on White Bluff Road north of Highway 96 and south of Highway 70. Why does the Find a Grave site show that stone in a different cemetery?

Thank you.
Rita Wuehrmann
Added by Rita Wuehrmann on Jul 31, 2013 6:34 PM
RE: Query
Thanks Lois!
Added by Helen on Nov 09, 2012 1:07 AM
I saw where you have uploaded an image of the Fulton T. & Carrie Brown Gentry headstone in the Gentry Cemetery. Curious as to how you got to this cemetery, the instructions on the internet are so vague and people in the area weren't sure where it was located. There appears to be many people buried there. Is there more than one Gentry Cemetery located in Dickson County? Thanks, Helen
Added by Helen on Nov 07, 2012 3:10 AM
Jan Gibson Frey
RE: Jack Whitley
Hi Lois,
I have a Jacob (Jake) Wheatley in my family research. Born:June 26, 1903, TN, Died:November 08, 1936 buried in New Haven Cemetery, Lake Co, Tennessee.
Married to Gladys Gray born:February 04, 1905 Died:October 18, 1992 Had 5 children all still living as of 2005. If this didn't help hope you make your connection.
Thanks for e-mailing Jan Gibson Frey
Added by Jan Gibson Frey on Oct 01, 2012 5:18 PM
Julie Goheen
Hello... I was wondering if we could chat on the Herring/Matschulat family... My husband's 3rd great grandfather was Jacob Deck. He was married 3 or 4 times (have seen 4 times but only confirmed 3 so far)... From his first wife, one of his children was Catherine Deck Herring and from his second wife, one of his children was Thomas Isaac Deck... I believe Catherine was your ancestor and Thomas Isaac was my husband's ancestor. I would love to share any information with you... The last two days have been filled with the Herring family... I have only mainly gotten through most of John Francis and Mary Ann Robinson Herring's family and some of Sarah Frances Herring Scoggins's family (children of Abram and Catherine Deck Herring)... If you are interested in sharing, please feel free to contact me at

Hope to hear from you!
Added by Julie Goheen on May 25, 2012 8:13 PM
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