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Linda Gray (#48144413)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Shelbyville, Tennessee. The names in my family are: Melson, Patterson, Gilliland, Farrar, Moore, Russell, and Claxton. I am retired from the State of Tennessee Department of Health after 30 years working with vital records, data collection, vital statistics data systems and data quality. I only recently become interested in our family history when one of my grandchildren asked where our family originated. I was ashamed that I could not answer his question. So my journey has begun and I am enjoying every minute. If I am visiting a cemetery where your loved one is resting, I will be happy to make photos for you.
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minpar
Thank You
For the kind words.
It is not about us.
It is about those who made us possible.
Carl
Added by minpar on Sep 13, 2015 9:20 PM
C. Bennefield
Webbs
I love the pic you put up of your 3 x's great grandmother. She is the daughter of my I believe 3 X's great grandfather; John Marshall Webb. I'm trying to figure a way for me to get a copy of her pic. Also do you have any pics of John Marshall and or Jane Quinn Webb. I would love to have pics of any of them. I'm working on my family tree and gathering info. It's more than names and dates to me but that's where I start so I can get there personal story. Anything you could share would be appreciated. You can just email me if you like. Thanks
Added by C. Bennefield on May 14, 2015 9:10 AM
Dorothy Flannery
Webbs
Hi,
I am doing research on my Webb family...I have noticed that at least 2 of my Webb family members married Gilliland boys.I am the great-grandaughter of Susan Catherine Webb who married Duncan Jackson.Susan is the Dau. Of Lewis R., son of John Marshall Webb and Jane Quinn.Thanks for the info. You have put here,it really helps.
Hugs,Dorothy
Added by Dorothy Flannery on Mar 27, 2015 9:34 AM
Floydster
James Franklin Farrar
James was one of my ancestors - I descend thru Junius Henry Farrar, he was my GG Grandfather on my dad's side.

Could you add his war service to his bio? Thanks.. and THANKS for the headstone pix.. I NEVER knew where he was buried.. I hardly get back to the midwest or south anymore.. age and senior citizen hood (drat) ..


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The oldest son of John H. Farrar was James Franklin Farrar. Born Oct 4th 1819 in North Carolina. He enlisted as a private on Nov 26, 1861 at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee in the 41st, Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Company K, Confederate States Army, and was forty years old at enlistment. James had medical problems and applied for discharge as a non-conscript on Dec. 1, 1862 and was discharged on March 18th 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana. He lived in Flat Creek, Tennessee before and after the war. He built a house there in 1840 that still stands. His great great-grandson Ike still lives in the house.

My Cousin Joseph V. Farrar later confirmed this information in 2004. James Farrar died on 16 March 1904 in Flat Creek TN

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Floyd Farrar, Sons of Confederate Veterans of the Civil War,
Capt. Cameron E Thom, Camp 2007, Long Beach CA.
Added by Floydster on Nov 21, 2014 12:14 AM
Sue
RE: Lillian Beatrice Gilliland Blalock
I am friend of family. Suggest you contact a family member for more information.

I also found this:
http://www.woodfinchapel.com/sitemaker/memsol.cgi?page=profile§ion=info&user_id=1334728

Sue
Added by Sue on Oct 26, 2014 11:27 AM
Faye Jackson
RE: Mary Crowell
Always looking for more info! Genealogists are crazy people..........oh no, I am talking about me!!
Added by Faye Jackson on Sep 09, 2013 1:28 PM
Faye Jackson
Mary Crowell
Linda,
I keep watching for the additional info on Mary Crowell. Hope you have time to post it soon.
Faye
Added by Faye Jackson on Sep 09, 2013 10:40 AM
Loretta Russell
Farrar family
Hi Linda, thanks for inguiring about the fmily. I am not related directly to the Farrar's but to his 1st wife Rebecca Floyd who was a 1st cousin 5x's removed.To be honest I don't remember how I got the photo, I have aquired so many from other relatives.
My Russell line is through my dad, born in Massachusetts so I don't think there is a Russell connection.
My mom was a Partain from southern Illinois and most of my tree is her line.
I really enjoy tracing my family history and finding out new things about them.
If you need any info on the families let me know Regards Loretta
Added by Loretta Russell on Aug 28, 2013 10:30 AM
Jana Thompson #47477910
Family
Hi Linda. You and I are 7th cousins, once removed. I think that is the "farthest" cousin I know, who is living, and on my tree. Nice to meet you Cousin.
Added by Jana Thompson #47477910 on Aug 27, 2013 11:00 PM
Melanie Metcalf
RE: Transfer of Memorial
Linda,

I have transferred Mary Ann to you. She is also my 2nd great aunt. My great-grandfather was John Christian Moore.

Melanie
Added by Melanie Metcalf on Aug 27, 2013 9:15 AM
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