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Linda Weatherford (#46889122)
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I have been doing genealogy for more than thirty years. On my side of the family most of my research is done in Southern Illinois, but maternal family history does go back to KY, TN, NC and Virginia. My paternal family history goes back to Germany to early 1500's.

My husbands family history is Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee and Virginia.

Always interested in helping someone with their research. Contact me with any questions.
Linda in KY
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Greg Miller
Helms in Helm Cemetery
You placed flowers on the pages of three of the family.
Added by Greg Miller on Feb 10, 2017 7:22 AM
Greg Miller
Helms in Helm Cemetery
Are the Helms in Helm Cemetery in McCracken County, Kentucky related to you? I have been out there a couple of times to find veterans. I still cannot find the brother-in-law Wm. B. Harper.
Added by Greg Miller on Feb 07, 2017 10:06 AM
Shirley Wadell
RE: John James Beadles
Will do. Thanks Linda!!
Shirley :)
Happy New Year!!
Added by Shirley Wadell on Dec 31, 2016 12:43 PM
Shirley Wadell
RE: John James Beadles
Linda: Thank you so very much for transferring his memorial to me. I have moved the photo of his tombstone to this memorial and deleted the other one.
Thanks, Shirley :)
Added by Shirley Wadell on Dec 30, 2016 2:38 PM
Shirley Wadell
RE: John James Beadles
Thank you for pointing this duplicate out to me. My husband and I, back in 2014, took pictures of every single tombstone in Lebanon Church of Christ Cemetery. I then posted them. If you want to transfer Memorial 67194005 to me I will then add the information and photo I have for Memorial 127608259. Plus after that is done, I will delete Memorial 127608259.
Thank you!! Shirley :)
Happy New Year!!!
Added by Shirley Wadell on Dec 30, 2016 10:22 AM
Jerry Coffman
William Holman 1809--1885
Linda, I am helping my step daughter with her tree and would like to know if you have the name of his wife and any other info/pictures you would share with us?
Jerry Coffman
PS: You can contact me at
Added by Jerry Coffman on Dec 16, 2016 11:25 AM
Brian Gallagher
RE: Susan Smith Gillum
I think that I found a reference to her maiden name in an search. But, I can't find anything that I trust now so I removed the maiden name.
Let me know if you want James and Susan's memorials transferred to you, happy to do it.

Added by Brian Gallagher on Oct 26, 2016 11:37 AM
RE: Finding Cemetery
Thanks again Linda. I know he owned property on Whites Creek Pike. I will try to find a deed. He speculated in land, so I suspect there will be many properties associated with his name. But, I'm on a quest. All the best, John
Added by JohnR on Oct 14, 2016 5:04 PM
Finding a cemetery
Linda, I apologize for the length of this message, but you will understand.

In the fall of 1983, about a year after my mother died, I traveled to Nashville to visit my father. During that visit, he took me to a family cemetery where his grandfather, Jesse Lobban Coles, was buried. I had just begun my interest in family history and didnít pay any attention to where he drove us that day. We were on a modern divided highway, then a country road. Then, we turned down a smaller road. There were no houses on it. At some point, we came to an old house trailer. I donít know if it was occupied, but we saw no one there. Behind the trailer was a very large pile of aluminum dinner trays like the kind from TV dinners, before plastic. We walked about twenty yards toward a line of trees. We made our way, maybe another twenty yards, through the trees to a clearing.
The clearing was about half an acre, as I recall. It was grown up to my knees in grasses and weeds. Barely visible was a tombstone. My dad pulled ways some of the tall grass and it was the gravestone of his grandfather. There were other gravestones there, but I donít remember any of the names. I think they were all Colesí markers. Perhaps, there were six or eight gravestones. I canít remember anything my dad told me that day. I canít remember where the cemetery was located or how we got there. My dad died the following year.
Now, I would think the graves were those of Jesse Lobban Coles (1865-1901), and his young son, Samuel Ray Coles (1895-1897). The other graves are unknown to me. I suspect the cemetery was on property owned by Jesse Lobban Coles, when he died, in 1901. The 1899 Nashville City Directory says he lived ď3 miles out Whites Creek Pike.Ē That is very likely where the cemetery is located. I am sure this is now privately owned property. It is possible that the gravestones are now gone. It is possible the entire cemetery is gone. It was barely visible when I was there thirty-three years ago. It is not on any of the lists of old cemeteries in Davidson County.
Only one Coles from that branch of the family is still living in the area. Roland W. Coles, born in 1935, lives in Gallatin, Tennessee. He is the son of Jesse Eugene Coles and his second wife, Teddie Wilson Ricketts and my dadís half-brother. I talked with him about a year ago and he has no recollection of the cemetery.
I would be willing to pay for a photograph of the gravestone of my great-grandfather, Jesse Lobban Coles. I would pay someone for a survey of the other grave markers in that cemetery. I am not interested in the cemetery in any way other than preserving the information on those grave markers. To my knowledge, no one, other than me, is interested in the cemetery. I would like to know where it is located, just for my family history records.
I know that is a lot of information, and not much information, at the same time. What can I do? Do you have any idea how I might proceed? Do you know anyone who could locate this old, small cemetery and photograph any markers that remain?
Thank you so much, John
Added by JohnR on Oct 13, 2016 2:02 PM
RE: Gillum-Rogers Cemetery
Thanks Linda, My line is through Mary Ellen Gillum (1836-1895). She was my g-g-grandmother. She was the daughter of Henry Livingston Gillum and Nancy Lobban. She married Isaac Gears Coles. On another note, my dad took me to a Coles cemetery in Davidson County in 1983. I wasn't really into the family history then. Didn't pay attention. Now, I could cry. My dad passed the following year. Now, I have no idea where that cemetery is located. My g-grandfather, Jesse Lobban Coles (1865-1901) is buried there with other relatives. It was off a little road in a clearing in the woods. All overgrown even then. I suspect now it is lost to time and the elements, if not to the developers. So sad when one of these family treasures is lost. Thanks for the reply. Best wishes always. John
Added by JohnR on Oct 02, 2016 6:09 PM
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