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Gordon Edwards (#47777570)
 member for 4 years, 10 months, 18 days
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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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Alice Leet Lam
RE: Keck at Oak Hill
Thanks so much for adding the photos. Lois was my mom's 1st cousin and I remember seeing their family at reunions in Iowa.

I added Thomas
Find A Grave Memorial# 176771372
I'm not sure if he is still living. I need to ask my cousin in Iowa who may know.

Added by Alice Leet Lam on Feb 26, 2017 7:38 PM
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
Gay Hobt Morton
Unicoi Co. Civil war soldiers
Thanks for all the CW soldier grave photos. I had no idea you had so many. I do not have any additional information on James Carter, Memorial #141701834, other than what I found on Find A Grave. I double checked my ETHC resource to see if I coud turn up a request for a gov't stone, but did not find one. As you probably know lots of those records were lost in a fire long ago, so he still could have a VA stone. Sorry I can't tell you anything else.
Added by Gay Hobt Morton on May 04, 2016 6:53 AM
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