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Shirley Stewart Milford (#47645504)
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Bio Photo I live in Memphis, TN. Both my parents were born in the area around the very small town of Finger in McNairy County in West Tennessee. I became interested in my ancestors in January 2010, when a church friend sent me an old family photo which was taken about 1892. Her great grandmother was in the picture and she thought one of the younger brothers in the photo might be my grandfather. He was!

The photo was my great-grandparents and their 10 children (before the 11th was born) and all the names had been written on that old photo! That photo really got my attention and I wanted to find more about each one of my grandfather's siblings. Sadly, I did not get to visit with my grandparents very often and I am the only OLD person left in my family : ) so there is no one to remember, no one left to ask questions. So I started researching. I am so thankful someone had the wisdom to write all the names on that old photo. Without those names I would have had no place to start.

It is so important to write names and dates on your photos!! I have tried to do this through the years – regretfully I have missed many and have had to estimate or guess about them. I am in the process of scanning all my pictures to make a ‘family photo journal' CD so each of my children and grandchildren can have a copy. Now I will add our family genealogy records so they will know about their ancestors.

I was excited to learn about Findagrave where I can make lasting memorials to my ancestors so they will not be lost and forever forgotten to the ages. I am thankful for Findagrave and Family Search especially, and all their wonderful volunteers who have helped so much in my research.
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Sharon M. Bledsoe
Ollie Brown Mealer
Shirley, Sorry Robert Jackson Mealer is buried at Shiloh but his wife Maude is buried at Mount Carmel cemetery with her two sons Willie Rueben and Ollie Brown
Added by Sharon M. Bledsoe on Apr 25, 2015 7:58 AM
Sharon M. Bledsoe
Ollie Brown Mealer
His parents are Robert Jackson Mealer (1883 - 1935) and Maud Chandler Mealer (1883 - 1966) They are buried at Shiloh Cemetery in Benton Co, TN. If you go to the memorial you can see the link and go to their memorials. His brother Willie Rueben is also linked in same cemetery, but have not found his sister Viola.
Added by Sharon M. Bledsoe on Apr 25, 2015 7:55 AM
Sharon M. Bledsoe
Ollie Brown Mealer
shirley, I have corrected his memorial with dates and locations from my tree and linked him to his parents

thank you for letting me know the error
Added by Sharon M. Bledsoe on Apr 24, 2015 8:16 PM
william tate
Added bio. .. If there's anything else I can do .. just let me know ... hoping you're having a good week, Sue
Added by Sueღ on Apr 20, 2015 8:34 PM
Michelle Hamlin Peterson
RE: Duplicates
LOL No worries!! I am middle-aged and forgetful. lol If I kept records, I wouldn't remember where I put them, so it's all good! :)
Added by Michelle Hamlin Peterson on Apr 16, 2015 3:50 PM
Michelle Hamlin Peterson
I've received a couple messages from you about creating duplicate memorials. The memorials I added to Old Hepzibah Cemetery were the ones you sent me a list of and asked me to add. I'll just transfer them all to you and you can do as you wish with them.
Added by Michelle Hamlin Peterson on Apr 16, 2015 3:32 PM
Lynette Groves
W I Phillips 65800124
I added his head stone picture the same time I add it for his wife.
Created by: Scott and Priscilla Butl...
Record added: Feb 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65800124

Michelle Hamlin Peterson
Record added: Mar 12, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 143656995 created a duplicate memorial for W.I. Phillips, I have brought Michelle's duplicate memorial to her attention and have asked her to delete it.


Added by Lynette Groves on Apr 15, 2015 7:23 PM
Jean Bower
Cornelia "Necie" Forsythe
Thanks for the additional info. On 1900 McNairy county census, she's listed as Necie w/her parents and a week later listed as Cornelia w/her husband. I know, stranger things have happened :-)

Added by Jean Bower on Apr 14, 2015 9:53 AM
David Mayo
Yes, I've learned it's easier to find a grave when you know some of the ones around it! And yes ma'am there are Mayo's there. My G and GG Grandfather are there.
Added by David Mayo on Apr 14, 2015 5:52 AM
Terry P
RE: Willie T Jackson Oakwood Cemetery
Sure, happy to!
Added by Terry P on Apr 10, 2015 7:49 AM
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