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Gay Hobt Morton (#47996589)
 member for 2 years, 5 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo I began with Find a Grave by using it as one, of many tools, to find the graves of Civil War soldiers for the "In Death Not Divided - Tombstone Survey and Burial Places of East Tennessee Civil War Soldiers," the new registry at the East Tennessee History Center. I volunteer there. As I discovered that many of the soldiers did not have photographs of their graves, I began making photo requests. From there my husband and I, or someone else, goes out and takes photos of the old soldiers and adds them to their memorials, or in some cases add the soldier to a cemetery. Once there we fill all current requests. It can be hot, dirty work, or cold and freezing in winter, but I love it. It is my way of contributing. My husband enters this on his Find a Grave page, which is why I have so many photo requests and so few memorials, other than my family.

From the search for Civil War soldiers, I added trying to find my family and writing their biographies. I use Find a Grave as a way to add photographs and the details of their lives to the people I have researched for over 40 years. My maternal grandfather, Almon James Sims was a professional journalist and a genealogist and published his book, "The Pariss Sims Family and Related Families 1765-1965" long before the internet. I grew up hearing about his discoveries. Through listening in, I learned how to search out the old records. I would encourage anyone to collect their family's oral histories and written records. Most of my family are from Tennessee and Ohio. Some of the names are Clark, Fain, Jackson, Sims, Davis, Hobt, Mullineaux, Watt. It is a wonderful hobby.

I like to help with photography, write biographies, and add memorials when I find new people for Find a Grave. I would encourage others to find a way to get involved in Find a Grave. If I can help you in anyway please contact me.
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Clarence J DILLION
RE: Civil War soldiers-HACKNEY
Our pleasure.

Just by odd coincidence, my wife and I photographed all of WOLFENBARGER cemetery in Hancock, county, TN (this is on the way to my father's family cemeteries in Scott co, VA) and sorry to report did not see any marker for HIRAM DALTON-CSA.

As you know, he may be there, we just did not see a visible marker. There are a lot of DALTON cemeteries in the area if there is ANY chance he is in another location. I will keep my eyes open on our next trip that way. V/r Joe Maryville, TN
Added by Clarence J DILLION on May 15, 2015 6:39 AM
Della Phillips Harper
RE: Phillip Seiber
So glad I can be a small part on this project.
Added by Della Phillips Harper on May 07, 2015 4:31 PM
Clarence J DILLION

Don't know if you have this one. A friend of my wife in Friendsville, TN asked us to get this photo last month when we were in Scott county, VA visiting family cemeteries there. At the time, I did not know of his sacrifice. V/r Joe Nash Maryville, TN
Added by Clarence J DILLION on May 04, 2015 5:26 PM
Clarence J DILLION
RE: McNeilly
It is our honor.
Joe and Kathy Maryville, TN
Added by Clarence J DILLION on May 04, 2015 5:20 PM
Martin B Burnette

Wrong Martin B. His wife was Sarah Jane Jones, the other Martin was a cousin :)
Added by lrinkel on May 02, 2015 11:02 PM
The Bull
RE: Civil War soldiers
Glad I could help, it was my pleasure.

You're welcome,

Added by The Bull on Apr 27, 2015 8:27 AM
The Bull
RE: David Foster
I am more than glad to provide the proof you need. Finns Point is my favorite cemetery to visit.

You're welcome,

Added by The Bull on Apr 26, 2015 1:32 PM
RE: Squire Runion
You are very welcome. So glad that I could be of some help.
Bob Hubbard
Added by arrowkeeper on Apr 26, 2015 1:15 PM
RE: Civil War soldier
You are very welcome.
Bob Hubbard
Added by arrowkeeper on Apr 26, 2015 1:14 PM
RE: joshua Collins
you're welcome
Added by Ruth on Apr 26, 2015 12:09 PM
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