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Denee Ray (#47263960)
 member for 7 years, 1 month, 25 days
Linda Davis
Florida State Hospital
I saw that you requested a photo for a grave in Cemetery #4 at the State Hospital and thought I would share this information.

Just posted a cemetery description on the Find A Grave cemetery profile page. It is an overview all the areas of the graves on the hospital's campus.

Almost all the graves in cemetery #4 are unmarked and there is difficulty even getting to this without a 4-wheeled vehical.

Added by Linda Davis on Jul 04, 2014 8:08 AM

Cornelia Jane Johnson
I sent the first message before finishing, sorry. The photo isn't the best quality, it was taken in 2006 with my older camera. I can try to find time to get a better quality photo if you want one for your personal use.

Added by C on Apr 19, 2014 10:36 PM

Cornelia Jane Johnson
I uploaded the photo of Cornelia Jane Johnson. Unlike the reported problem on the photo request from the other contributor, it's in the section I have listed and she is indeed buried in that cemetery. :-)

Added by C on Apr 19, 2014 10:34 PM

Dan Convery #46800076
Duane Rowley
Hi Denee,
Thanks for the great pictures of Duane Rowley's marker. It is appreciated.
Dan Convery

Added by Dan Convery #46800076 on Jan 25, 2014 9:10 PM

Dan Convery #46800076
Rosilla Tenney
Hi Denee,
Thanks for the great pictures of Rosilla Tenney's marker. It is appreciated.
Dan Convery

Added by Dan Convery #46800076 on Jan 25, 2014 9:09 PM

Linda Lennard
Florida State Hospital
My name is Linda Adams Lennard and I am a contributor of I am writing you because you had requested information for a person buried at the Florida State Mental Hospital's cemetery in Chattahoochee, Gadsden Co., FL.

My husband's grandfather died there in 1926 and we have been searching for years for his grave. I chanced upon a study that was done in 2011 by the Chicora Foundation ( They are a non-profit that does cemetery surveys and are based in South Carolina. Chicora's specialty is in cemetery preservation. The Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Department of Children & Families of Florida, requested the survey be done after learning about two cemeteries that are not being maintained and are in a wooded area. These are cemeteries #3 and #4.

Dr. Trinkley of Chicora and his team have done an excellent job in filing a report on, not only the current cemetery #5, but the lost cemeteries #1 through #4. To access the report and save a copy to your file go to: Go to Publications along top bar. Click Research Contributions. Click Research Publications (451+). Scroll to #537. The report is a 243 page PDF file but can be saved to your file. It is one of the most thorough reports and has one of the most complete listing of burials in all 5 cemeteries.

Dr. Trinkley has also given data on grave preservation and maintenance for each cemetery. The property that #3 & #4 cemeteries is on had been leased to the Department of Corrections but in the last few weeks has been turned backed over to the Department of Children & Families who is responsible for the Florida State Hospital. I have been in touch with Mr. Bill Bridges, Senior Architect, Department of Children & Families
Office of General Services Design & Construction to find out plans for preservation and maintenance. And, of course, as we all know it boils down to money. I am in the planning stages of contacting our representatives on the state level to, not only make them aware of the cemeteries and the condition, but to propose some sort of assistance in providing funding for their care.

I also will be attending my local genealogical meeting this Saturday (April 13) to drum up support for contacting representatives. If you are interested in joining this endeavor please contact me either by replying to this message or by my contact info below.

Linda Adams Lennard
850-585-0173 (mobile)

Added by Linda Lennard on Apr 09, 2013 10:49 AM

James Rhodes
Lillian Marie McAllister Jones
Hi Denee Ray,
I was doing a little research into Lillian Marie McAllister Jones to find her grave for you. Apparently she remarried to a Dowling. Her full name would have been Lillian Marie McAllister Jones Dowling. She was known as Lillie. She was born Mar. 26, 1926 and died Feb. 17, 2001. Her grave is in plot 185-3 next to that of Nolan P. Jones in Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick Ga under the name of Marie Jones Dowling. There is already a photo of her headstone on there thanks to James Smith.

Added by James Rhodes on Apr 03, 2013 11:27 PM

Nolan Jones in Palmetto Cemetery
Nolan Jones is buried in Section 185-3. There are only two other people buried in that section.

John Thomas Jones
Aug 22, 1944
Dec 20 1944

Marie Jones Dowling
March 26, 1926
Feb. 17, 2001

Added by Carol on Sep 16, 2012 11:14 AM

Donna Chisum Fountain
RE: Joicy Cornelia Snowden
I don't have an obit for her..have one for Belle Snowden???

Added by Donna Chisum Fountain on May 18, 2011 4:51 PM

Dylan, Rebecca, David & Josephine

Thank you so very much for the excellent beautiful photos for the above people. I really appreciate you going and taking them for me.....Thanks!

God Bless You,

Added by Sharla on Jan 27, 2011 4:46 AM

Karen Baker Fisher
RE: Ever been to the wing cemetery?
This cemetery is actually on my "top 10" list to visit in person. I live in Atlanta but travel to southern Alabama when I can to continue research on our family roots. Whenever possible, I will inventory the entire cemetery. I'll definitely keep an eye out for your relative! I don't know exactly when I'll make it down, but I hope it will be within the next few months.

Added by Karen Baker Fisher on Dec 03, 2010 11:39 AM

pictures of my grandmother
Thank you so very much for taking these photo's of Anna Weissert. I was able to attend my grandmother's funeral, but never saw her gravestone. This means very much to me. What a nice surprise right before the holiday too.

Added by TLWeissert on Dec 01, 2010 8:37 PM

Dennis Gebhardt
RE: J.Johnson
I'm sorry about that. There is information concerning the organization. Unfortunately I did not find anything on the Sanford Chapter either. I did find a website that was in the northeast. In Philidelphia I believe. Today I sent them an email to find out if they know if any records survive for Sanford. There were no listings for any chapters in Florida on that site. When they respond I will let you know what they say. You have gotten me curious about J.J. Johnson. I started looking through the census records. I found a James J. Johnson with a different spouse but did find a John J. Johnson married to an Emma born about 1876 & 1880. At the museum today we found a John J. Johnson in the 1913 and 1915/16 city directories with John Johnson with wife Emma that lived in the part of Sanford that was Goldsboro. If you would like to email me my address is The curator of the museum wanted me to give you her information. Also I'm willing to do some leg work here with a little more information if you would like. Glad you like the photos. I learned alot today about my own town. Dennis

Added by Dennis Gebhardt on Nov 30, 2010 10:18 PM

RE: Anna Mary Share Weissert
Hi Denee,

Thank you for your time in helping me locate a photo of my grandmothers grave.

She was buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery [Country Club Drive and Brown Road?]

Teri Weissert

Added by TLWeissert on Nov 22, 2010 3:37 PM


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