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Craig & Tonya Banks (#46890871)
 member for 10 years, 2 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo When I joined Find a Grave it was a good website where a person could find and connect to their past without having to pay an annual fee. As I searched other volunteers home pages, I would read in their bios how they too expressed their support for the website and how it helped them to find a love one. On certain occasions though, I would come across a bio in which the volunteer didn't write a bio about themselves, but they expressed anger about the neglect of other individuals who didn't abide by the website rules. As I continued to read the bio, I wondered why they would choose to express their anger and frustration rather than write something good about themselves. Well after many years of contributing memorials, photos, and flowers, I know now why they wrote those angry words. I have come to realize that when a website offers free membership, it opens the door to every idiot who has nothing better to do than to create frustration and tension for other people. If these trouble causing individuals were forced to pay an annual fee, I believe they would think twice about wasting their money on creating aggravation for other individuals. I am changing my policy, and will be a STRICT keeper of the Find a Grave Rules. This means: Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be YOUR siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If you don't understand this, then go find someone who does understand this statement and can explain it to you. There are many of my relatives memorials that I don't manage and I am quite happy to leave them in the hands of other people. If there is something I want added to the memorial I click the EDIT tab and make my request. This is the correct, by the rules, way for this website. If this rule is not followed, then when I receive your email/request, I will list it as spam and it will be deleted.
Another rule I have found that volunteers are breaking is the photo copyright rule. You CANNOT claim a photo you DID NOT TAKE. I have found many of my photos being copied and pasted on other memorials. This is a serious rule infraction. REMEMBER, IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE THE PICTURE.....DON'T TAKE CREDIT FOR THE PICTURE! Ask for permission.
Finally, Be accurate with your information. When photo volunteers go out to fill a photo request, they are taking their time and money to get you that photo. Don't just put someone in a cemetery because it seems like the right one. Take the time to do some research and get confirmation before you list a memorial. Be Considerate!

There are certain individuals out there (and you know who your are) who have caused me to take these measures and unfortunately for the innocent, I'm sorry but things have changed.

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Alice M. Henneberry
Harriett Brown Brizzee
I just found Harriett's death certificate. It states that her father was Judson Brown, born in Painted Post, NY. Just thought you may wish to correct this for her on Find A Grave. Thank you in advance. Alice M. Henneberry
Added by Alice M. Henneberry on Apr 22, 2017 7:11 PM
Deb Allen
Bethel R. Allen
Could you please transfer my Dad, Bethel Allen's Memorial to me? Memorial #69765200. Thank you so kindly for all the hard work you've done on findagrave. God Bless you.
Sincerely, Deb Allen- Member #47640160
Added by Deb Allen on Apr 20, 2017 8:58 PM
Thomas Bobbitt, Sr
He is on 1850 census in Twiggs County, GA. The family used the same names, so it is confusing, but Thomas, the son of Drury, Sr Bobbitt of NC, died in GA. Other sons of Drury moved west rather than south and named sons Thomas. Prior generations used Thomas. There are living direct male descendants of Thomas and Louise still in GA. DNA would be nice.

Thomas Bobbitt's sons, including Thomas, Jr appear on the census. So we know Thomas, born in Warren County, NC about 1776, and Louise remained in GA and were alive in 1850 living next to son James Bobbitt and family. I see no evidence he would have been buried out of GA. The old cemetery on family property may not exist.

Our family is Drury Sr, Thomas, James, Felix and James 1885-1950. James had males and their sons and grandsons are still in GA. We decend from a daughter of James and Vicky Bobbitt and remain in GA. I would appreciate help separating our Thomas from this grave if anyone has a better idea.
Added by Patsy on Apr 19, 2017 9:36 AM
Louisville Cemetery
in Jefferson County, Georgia. I have a death certificate for Phillip Harloam, an infant, showing his burial in this cemetery but there are no Harloam graves listed there on Find A Grave. If you see this marker, please write. Thank you.
Added by Jim on Apr 02, 2017 7:26 PM
Hiram L BLAND Find A Grave Memorial# 13979329
Is there a memorial marker in this cemetery for him? His body was stolen.
Added by Yvonne on Mar 28, 2017 8:28 PM
Alan Humphrey
Annie Coleman Williamson
Find A Grave 78532339 and 11444079 appear to be for the same person in Mt. Shady cemetery in Treutlen Co. Georgia. Just thought I would advise. Thx for all your work on Find A Grave. Alan Humphrey Vidalia, GA.
Added by Alan Humphrey on Mar 25, 2017 1:42 PM
Phyllis Dixon
Can you tell me where I can obtain information on this ladies murder? He son was murdered also. Madison Dixon Jr.
Added by clotelle on Mar 22, 2017 9:31 PM
Richard A. Padgett
Dave Padgett
pleas transfer my grandfather Find A Grave Memorial# 14083231 Thank you for all the great work you have done.
Added by Richard A. Padgett on Mar 16, 2017 8:08 PM
Judith Folsom
#83599057 Julia Stephens LLoyd
Hello, I wanted to make a correction for Julia Stephens Lloyd. Julia is the daughter of Jeremiah W. P. Stephens and Sarah Meeks Stephens. Julia's brother, A.V. Stephens and his wife, Mary Stevens (sic) are buried at Providence-Pullen Cemetery. Julia Stephens married Drury Lloyd 10 April 1872, Washington Co, Ga. Drury Lloyd is also buried at Providence-Pullen. July Ann/Julia is listed in her father's household for 1850 Emanuel Co., and the 1860 Johnson County. I do not know the burial place for Jeremiah and Sarah Meeks Stephens. I appreciate all the work you do for Find A Grave. Thanks, Judith Folsom
Added by Judith Folsom on Mar 14, 2017 5:12 PM
Mark Williams
please add CW vet
can add # 168660983 to your Civil War vets? Daniel Samuel Williams was my GGGgranfather, fought with Pulaski Light Artillery out of Hawkinsville, GA.

Mark Williams
Added by Mark Williams on Mar 08, 2017 6:05 AM
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