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jim (#47508519)
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Been into genealogy research about 20 years. I am a member of the TN Gen. Soc. Find-A-Grave seemed like a natural fit. I already had the info. for my ancestors with records in FAG and have loaded most of them and just provided info. to managers on others. Really enjoying the efforts. Family names are Neeley, Ryan, Tigret, Allen, Arrons/Arrans/Aaron, Ratliff, Riddle, Miller, Lesley, Massey, Woodruff, Campbell, Kerby, etc. I am amazed at the attitude a few members exibit when being requested to transfer a relative's record for Mgmnt. Providing DNA is not always possible.
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kenneth holley
jim. my grandfather was william anderson neeley. my mother marie holley (neeley) didnt know where he was buried or when he even died. this info u have posted was very informative. i saw pictures of my great grandparents and great uncles i have never seen before. i made copies of some of the pics for mom. thanks a million.
Added by kenneth holley on Mar 09, 2015 11:27 PM
Cheryl Moore
RE: Melinda Rebecca Ratliff
I'm glad you are on the mend.
Here (briefly) is a run down of Becky's family.

Mother and Father: Malinda/Melinda Knowles bca 1830, d. before 1875 in Mississippi.
Stephen Calvin Ratliff, bc 1830 Ala, died between 1880 - 1900. They married 27 Dec 1855 in Ponotoc Co Miss.
Their Children:
Amanda L. J., Elijah (died young - was probably named after Melinda's step-father: Elijah Head)
Mary A. Elizabeth, Melinda A. Rebecca, J. Emma S.P.,
Stephen Calvin, Jr.

Melinda's parents were: Joseph Knowles 1808 GA and Mary Raynor/Rainer bca 1818 Ga.
Their children: Melinda, Hardy, Rebecca, Thomas, Jane, Nancy, Joseph, Mary, William, Sarah Emma Paralee (probably who JESP above was named for) and James. There was another son enumerated in the 1840 Autauga Co Ala census who was not on the 1850 census.

I believe Joseph's father to also be Joseph and Mary's father to be Hardy Rainer.

If you ever come across any evidence to support the Smith birth name theory - I would love to hear it!

If you are interested in any more detailed information on the above, I'd be happy to share.Are you the designated family researcher

Have a great weekend -
Added by Cheryl Moore on Feb 14, 2015 6:40 PM
Cheryl Moore
"Becky" Ratliff Allen
Jim -
I checked your messages just to make sure I haven't talked to you before.
I have information on Becky Ratliff Allen. I'm intrigued by the mention that her birth name was Smith. That is the first I've heard that.
Can you elaborate?

I have that she is the daughter of Stepen Calvin Ratliff and Malinda Noles/Knowles. I do find it strange that of all her siblings she is the only one born in Illinois. Malinda's family - brothers and sisters started migrating to Illinois from Mississippi, after recently moving from Alabama somewhere between 1855 and 1865. As far as I know Malinda is the only one who remained in Miss, where her mother died. Malinda Knowles and all her 11 siblings where born in Alabama.I descend from her younger sister, Rebecca.

Any information you could share would be greatly appreciated!

Added by Cheryl Moore on Feb 07, 2015 7:27 PM
Private Eye
Sarah Jane Thompson
Thank you for all your hard word in preserving family history. Thomas Alexander and Sarah Jane Thompson are my 2nd great grandparents. I have a private comment. Please contact me directly Thank you. Kim Zimmerman
Added by Private Eye on Jan 11, 2015 8:52 AM
Ann Greer
Your memorial #77513285 is a duplicate of Hart's 76423153. These need to be combined.
Added by Ann Greer on Jan 10, 2015 10:59 AM
Mavis Clemmer
Thank you so much for adding the children of Sarah and Russell Hankins to Find A Grave. Mavis
Added by Mavis Clemmer on Dec 31, 2014 3:57 PM
Ann Greer
M.A.E South Dillard
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Jim, You have listed Mary Ann Elizabeth South Dillard, my 3ggmother, in the Sherman Cemetery but I cannot find her grave stone. Will you let me know what proof you found to list her? Her husband James Willis Dillard is there all right but I can find no evidence that she was buried there (or anywhere else). Since you posted a photo of the cemetery gate, Find A Grave will not allow me to request another photo.
Added by Ann Greer on Dec 30, 2014 6:36 AM
Samuel B. Tigrett
Thanks to your excellent information, I have been able add information to my 2nd Great Grandmother, Mary Jane Hurley Tigrett Edwards, first husband's family tree. In addition, I am excited to have additional Cumberland Presbyterian information. Chesterfield Tigrett's estate inventory included a Confession of Faith. Samuel's son, Chesterfield Tigrett married Mary Jane Hurley in Gibson County, Tennessee. They had two sons to be listed on the census: Andrew Burton Tigrett and Samuel King Tigrett. Samuel King Tigrett's biography in Goodspeed's states that his father was a devout Cumberland Presbyterian. Samuel King Tigrett's son is the railroad tycoon, I.B. Tigrett of Jackson, Tennessee. I.B.'s nephew is the I.B. Tigrett who is one of the founders of the Hard Rock Cafe.
Added by Gwen on Nov 19, 2014 5:51 PM
Sue Moore-Hardy
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I want share some very Confidential Information with you that I do not care to make public just yet that would over ride Find A Grave's actions.

Thank You Very Much. Keep up the Good Work you have been doing on Find A Grave.

Sue Moore Hardy
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Added by Sue Moore-Hardy on Oct 04, 2014 3:00 AM
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