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Gordon Edwards (#47777570)
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Not too much to tell - I'm an amateur genealogy researcher and don't care to help out others with their research if I can. I'm retired and have some time available to do this. I believe that all burial grounds are sacred, and that each and every grave means something to someone.

I work mostly Washington County, TN and a bit of Unicoi County, TN. I am a member of the Cemetery Survey Team of Northeast Tennessee and serve as the graveyard representative for the Heritage Alliance.

My F-A-G work is somewhat limited. It goes in spurts. I enjoy trying to help folks out. It seems hard to get errors fixed, however. I continue to work locally and, if asked, I try to assist researchers. I work more on graveyard documentation, restoration, and preservation. I appreciate those of you who sent thank you messages, I truly do - you account for about 10 percent of the requests that I process. To the others, please think about your volunteers - they research the locations of the markers, often hike to family cemeteries thru brush and briars, we spend hours and dollars fulfilling requests - It is work and we take it seriously.
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Susan Sparks Leasure
Hi Gordon, thank you very much for the pic of my ancestor. Susan Sparks Leasure
Added by Susan Sparks Leasure on Mar 22, 2017 8:17 AM
Gay Hobt Morton
CW Soldiers
Thanks so much on re-checking on George Hensley and Robert Sams. Recently I had a response from Unicoi Co., which triggered my go through my ledger to recheck on photo requests. I think these were notes I forgot to make, so I was happy to hear from you. I so swamped in Greene Co., just now. Hope you are well.
Added by Gay Hobt Morton on Mar 01, 2017 9:56 AM
Dianne Marks
Lewis Phillips Headstone

I want to thank you so very much for checking on the Gravesite for a picture for Lewis Phllips..We have being trying to find out more information on the family and do appreciate all your efforts..I, too, have taken a few picture requests..And it is, very rewarding but also includes time with finding headstones in various conditions, and sometimes spending time with the Cemetery caretakers to find the markers on a map..Also brushing and trimming around the headstones is sometimes necessary..Thank you so much for doing what you do!!
Added by Dianne Marks on Feb 18, 2017 10:30 AM
Crystal England
photo of my ancestor Joseph Boothe

Thank you for photographing the headstone of Joseph Boothe (61066045).

Crystal Locke England
Added by Crystal England on Dec 26, 2016 5:09 PM
Edgar A. Rice
RE: 94233700
Gordon, you will have to get permission from Giles Shelton to go to the Joseph Ray Cemetery. I haven't had time to clean the cemetery as I spent lots of time in Virginia taking care on my 98 year old mom. You have to cross his land and the cemetery is on his land. The cemetery needs lots of work to make it look presentable. I put an American flag on the graves while I was up there. I am still hoping to go clean it up. We are putting a roof on the Sweetwater Church of God now and Monday I am back to Virginia. I think there are two Civil War Veterans buried there. Edgar
Added by Edgar A. Rice on Oct 28, 2016 10:41 PM
Stephanie Gibson
RE: Mose Tipton in Erwin
Thank you so much Gordon!! I'm a Tipton descendant and hope to get up that way to do some genealogical digging myself, I have found some articles on Moses being fined for moonshine, etc! Ha! :)
Added by Stephanie Gibson on Jul 19, 2016 10:55 AM
Stephanie Gibson
RE: Mose Tipton in Erwin
Gordon: Thank you for your time, I appreciate you trying to locate the burial place. I did not realize that the grave info came from a Bible. Thanks again for trying!
Added by Stephanie Gibson on Jul 17, 2016 5:16 PM
Edgar A. Rice
RE: Joseph Ray
Gordon, this cemetery is on private land and has not been cleaned in years. I hope to in a couple of weeks go and clean it. It is on Devils Fork Road back on top of a mountain. Hopefully you will wait a while until I get it cleaned off.
Added by Edgar A. Rice on Jul 11, 2016 8:15 AM
Maxine McKinnon Maass
Clarrisa Sarah Masters
Thank you for the photos that you took of the foot markers. I didn't know that a tree had fallen in the cemetery and it is very nice that you will go back to take another photo of the head marker. I appreciate the first visit, but to make another visit, well that's so kind of you!! This is my 4x great aunt. Again, thank you!!! Maxine
Added by Maxine McKinnon Maass on Jul 01, 2016 6:31 AM
Edgar A. Rice
Theodore & Martha Harris
Thank you Mr. Edwards for posting the picture of Theodore and Martha Harris.
Added by Edgar A. Rice on May 20, 2016 3:37 PM
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