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Syd Gardner (#47902230)
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Bio Photo I'm a dedicated & fanatic family historian & have been on THE QUEST since 1955. I can concentrate on my ancestors but get easily side-tracked by in-laws & the cousins of cousins of cousins, if you know what I mean, & if you love family history as much as I do, then you do know!


"As we think well of ourselves, let us remember that we are standing on the shoulders of the generations before, for if they had not come, we would not be here."



"A US military veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'"


By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.


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Terri Tait Noelle
RE: If you are going to ask me ~
John M Tate is John Milton Tate or "Milton Tate"
So the father is the same as you have, I just added the identifier number.

Also, Rev John Calvin Tate's mother is Rachel Booker, who married William Davis after Milton Tate. So her grave number is correct, which you have as his mother, but it reads Davis since that was her married name at her passing.

I hope this helps clarify. Please let me know if it doesn't, I'll try to help any way I can.

Thank you,
Terri Tait Noelle
Added by Terri Tait Noelle on May 27, 2017 4:54 PM
Charles R. George, Sr.
Find A Grave Memorial# 147220208
Sorry, wrong ID cited for Mike Pruitt.

Correct ID is: Find A Grave Memorial# 147220208
Added by Charles R. George, Sr. on May 19, 2017 7:25 AM
Charles R. George, Sr.
Memorial 47902230 data update

Obituary for Michael D. Pruitt (ID# 47902230:

Survived by daughter, Brittany Whitaker; mother, Loyce Knoblauch; brother, Grayling Pruitt; and several aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 11a.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, 3620 Nolensville Road, by Rev. Roger Eakin. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers: Bennett Pruitt, Albert Lee, Alvin Lee, John Murphy, Jack York, Mike Patterson, Danny Lowe, Randall Grisham, Murray Thompson, Daryl Bryant, Thomas Meadows, Marcus Tribble & Tony Watson.

Visitation Monday 4-7 p.m. and Tuesday 10-11 a.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Directors, 615-832-1948. Still Family Owned.

Published in Tennessean on May 31, 2015
Added by Charles R. George, Sr. on May 19, 2017 7:23 AM
Laurel (Murphy) Smith
Trice-Leigh Cemetery

My name is Laurel Smith and in 1982 my grandparents made a book of genealogy for their grandchildren. (My father, Jeff Murphy, had a long interest in genealogy and even helped develop websites to work on it. Unfortunately I did not take advantage of his knowledge and resources while he was alive.) In the book, my 4h great grandparents are listed as being buried at the Trice-Leigh Cemetery. Their names are:

William Henry Smith b. 14 Jun 1836 d. 3 Oct 1907
Debora Davis b. 3 Jan 1836 d. 27 May 1892

I found your information as someone who had previously photographed graves at this cemetery and was hoping you could locate these graves for me. I don't know if this is a strange request or if their graves are marked.

I appreciate your time in this matter.

Thank you,
Laurel Smith
Added by Laurel (Murphy) Smith on May 18, 2017 12:52 PM
Robert Morris
Thank You for the quick transfer and cooperation.
Added by Robert Morris on May 17, 2017 7:24 PM
Robert Morris
Hello, would you please link or connect my GF to his father that you show as Memorial #113327794

One of his sons is Find A Grave Memorial# 89432184

Also note that the name Alexander on Memorial #113327794 is a mistake. I have my GGF as ANDREW Jackson Morris born 10 Jan 1837. Numerous census indicate this as well as his Civil War records. In fact he was a POW in the Civil War. The mistake seems to have come from his name being incorrect on his Cert of Death. After that a Clarksville Newspaper transcript showed him as "Morris, H. J."

Or if you are not local to or related to Andrew you could transfer the memorial to me Robert Morris on Find A Grave.
Added by Robert Morris on May 17, 2017 10:48 AM
Hi - I've deleted my 2 and submitted an edit to link their daughter to your versions. take care, B F.
Added by BF on May 16, 2017 5:19 PM
Brenda K. Thom
RE: Much appreciated ~
Sure, that would be awesome! If you would insert the following before or after my last name, "Warren-Flippen family", then folks would see how I am connected.

Thanks for taking care of her for me. She was a very sweet woman.

Added by Brenda K. Thom on May 15, 2017 7:52 PM
David Wallis
Mary Frances (Brazzell) Irwin
Thank you for making the maiden name correction. It looks like you did a little more research and found names of her other husbands. There were 2 more. Unknown Vaughn and Robert Lee Abel. Robert has been linked.
Thanks Again!
Added by David Wallis on May 15, 2017 9:46 AM
Harriet W. Berry
Turner cemeteries
FOUND IT!! More, later. --H
Added by Harriet W. Berry on May 13, 2017 9:45 PM
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