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William Sanders (#47277092)
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Bio Photo I have been involved in cemetery research since 2004, concentrating on old sites in Claiborne County, Mississippi. I love the peace and solitude that comes with surveying an old site and discovering whose name will be on the next stone. I have been very fortunate in getting the cooperation of hunters and land owners in gaining access to so many of the sites in the county, and my good fortune has resulted in a couple of published books, namely, Carved in Stone: Cemeteries of Claiborne County, Mississippi, and Whispers in the Cedars: Port Gibson, Mississippi's Wintergreen Cemetery.
I get a thrill out of being able to put people in touch with their long-lost ancestors and will always be happy to transfer any memorials to their relatives or other loved ones. And despite my e-mail address, I do NOT dig up bones!

by Irwin Russell

I stand within this solemn place
And think of days gone by;
I think of many an old-time face;
Here's where those faces lie.
I think of when, what time God please,
The hour shall come to me,
That, covered by the clay, like these,
My face shall masked be.
No marble monument will rise
Above that grave of mine;
No loving friends will wipe their eyes
When life I shall resign.
But when I leave my life-have left
My every present care-
I'll find a home of care bereft;
My friends are living there!
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Lorrahhamah Currie
Once again I am thanking you for another marvelous photo of a relative's gravestone! This one's inscription has me a bit perplexed, so I will have to continue researching her!Thank you so very much for taking the time to search her stone out!
Added by Magnolia on Mar 18, 2017 4:51 PM
Julian ( Jay ) Weber Carson Carstrom
Marion Ben Tierce
thank you, I have gotten him connected to family all the way back to 1700's
Added by Julian ( Jay ) Weber Cars... on Mar 12, 2017 1:00 PM
Mamie Bridgeman
Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to photograph her headstone for me. I appreciate it greatly. It clears up the correct spelling of her name as I have also seen it spelled Bridgman. Thanks again.
Added by Beeswax on Mar 11, 2017 12:33 PM
George Bragg
Sherry Family
Thanks for all the photos you took of the Sherry Family and also the Fousse family. I started with Matt Fousse and his first wife Lillie Voeinkle and Walter Salassi's tombstone database and you and I have added quite a few names to Cedar Hill Cemetery and I imagine even more remains to be done. Thanks again for all the great photos. The overview of the Sherry plot is very interesting. Now thar higher resolution photos are allowed it makes you feel like you are standing in the cemetery.
Added by George Bragg on Mar 10, 2017 2:45 PM
Northern Neighbors
Seth Earl grave photo
Hi Will
I just received notice of the photo request being fulfilled. Thank you so much for your time and effort- it is appreciated very much!
Added by Northern Neighbors on Mar 09, 2017 11:10 AM
S H Stricker photo
Thanks SO much for posting the pictures of my 3rd Great Uncles marker. I have visited the cemetery and battlefield twice BEFORE I knew he was buried there. I feel so badly I didn't know when we visited that he was there. I WILL be coming down again to visit. Again, thank you! Deb Thrower
Added by deb on Mar 08, 2017 2:47 PM
George Bragg
Headstone photos
William, once again I owe you for your excellent photos of the headstones of the Garvey and Rodge Families. Thanks for all that you do. You are appreciated.
Added by George Bragg on Mar 04, 2017 9:03 AM
Beverly Harris
Thanks for the edits
Added by Beverly Harris on Feb 18, 2017 7:49 AM
Mary M. Birchett
Once again I owe you a big heartfelt thank you! Thank you for taking not just one, but multiple photos of the stones in her plot. This adds so much information to her memorial page. It also give those people living far away a feeling of what her plot looks like - not just her gravestone.
Added by Magnolia on Feb 17, 2017 12:52 PM
Cory (CSC)
Great job!
Hi William,

Just wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you have taken to add to this website! I am especially speaking about so many great photos you have taken! Great job.

Added by Cory (CSC) on Feb 12, 2017 8:09 PM
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