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JimM (#48074543)
 member for 2 years, 7 months
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Bio Photo I live in north Knox County TN and photograph in nearby areas of Anderson, Campbell, Union, Claiborn, Grainger and Knox County. All my FaG photos can be copied and used as needed. If the option is available, use e-mail to communicate with me instead of FaG messages.

In conjunction with my FaG photography, I am currently (2013-15) helping with a project to document the location and condition of East Tennessee Civil War soldiers' graves and markers.

I want all my photos to have legible inscriptions. I brush away dust and grass and remove (and replace) decorations. If still not readable, I brush away loose moss and lichens and will occasionally 'wash' molds from a stone (welcome to East Tennessee). I do nothing to fragile markers and vow to do less damage to stones than chemicals in rain, mold, moss and lichens do.

To Photo Requestors: I try to note and comply with instructions you addd to photo requests. If I don't, let me know and I will retake the photo. I don't photograph plot corner and 'Mom' and 'Dad' markers unless requested. I will search for graves In small cemeteries - they don't have formal plot locations nor a cemetery office anyway. I won't attempt to search a mega-cemetery - plot location is needed and you should provide it.

To other photographers: Sometimes I take a 'bad' photo but don't realize it till I get home. Feel free to post a better photo over any of mine. You are FAG's feet-on-the-ground. I admire your will to do whatever it takes to find and gain access to cemeteries; face sunbaked, frozen and wet conditions; combat bees, wasps, ticks, spiders and snakes; placate curious, dubious and occasionally irate people; and, with with your brushes and digging and pruning tools, cut or dig out a photographable view of markers. It is a job for determined workers. (Did I mention mosquitos, chiggers and poison ivy?)

To Memorial Creators and Managers: I note differences between the memorial and marker surname using the 'edit' page of the memorial. Fixing surnames makes the memorial findable.

Sometimes I 'survey' an entire cemetery. If I find graves that are not in FaG, I create memorials. Provided a 'good' reason, I will transfer memorials. Provide no reason and I will follow FaG guidelines.
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Messages left for JimM (39)[Leave Message]
Diane Pedersen
Hutson, Allred, & Higginbotham Headstones
Thank you for all the headstone photos in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. I really appreciate you taking time to do this for me.
Added by Diane Pedersen on Aug 27, 2015 11:22 PM
Mary Baumgartner Headstone
Thank you for your effort. It is possible she could have been buried with her maiden name Foust or married name first husband Webber.The obit i have for her gave her 2ND husband's name. She has a son last name Webber buried there and a brother Foust.

The grandchildren i asked couldn't remember where she was buried so i sent for an obit. to get the info. where i was able to connect her the cemetery.


Added by DeBO on Aug 27, 2015 9:46 AM
Dana Harding
photo request for Avery Brock

Thank you so very very very much for this photo! It really and truly means the world to me! He is my grandfather and I have not been able to see his grave since before I moved away a while back. Thank you ever so much!! I am eternally greatful!!


Added by Dana Harding on Aug 27, 2015 7:09 AM
Tombstone photos for Ruby LAW
hi jim, Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the photos that you posted of my mom's tombstone. They are wonderful and so clear. And thank you also for taking a photo of the back of the tombstone that included the names of her children. You are doing a great job !!!
Vivian L. England
Added by Vivian LAW ENGLAND on Mar 19, 2015 12:30 AM
Lori Kessler
thank you
Thank you for going and taking a photo of Hobert L DeMarcus and his wife Naomi Juanita Graves head stone. It was very kind of you to use your time to help me out on my family search!
Added by Lori Kessler on Feb 16, 2015 8:31 AM
Cindy Elliott
Cora Shumate
Thank you for taking the time to get the great picture.
Added by Cindy Elliott on Jan 23, 2015 9:59 PM
Joseph G. Ryan
Thank you Jim, I'll do that.
Added by Karat57 on Jan 20, 2015 11:11 AM
Joseph G. Ryan
Thank you so much for the lovely photo of Joseph's gravestone that you posted on his memorial page! It looks
terrific & it's wonderful to see little Joseph duly 'recognized',
Sincerely, Karen
Added by Karat57 on Jan 19, 2015 9:46 PM
sara m
Reynolds Memorials
Thank you so much for the photos of Nancy & John Reynolds headstones. This is wonderful! I really appreciate your doing this.
Added by sara m on Nov 23, 2014 4:25 PM
Deborah White
Hannah Daugherty
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph the gravesite. It's truly appreciated.
God Bless,
Deborah Maher
Added by Deborah White on Nov 23, 2014 2:34 PM
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