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L Ferree (#47116659)
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Bio Photo Please use the SAC function (edit button on memorial) to request transfers, and be sure to let me know specifically how you are related.

I volunteer at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, and am working on photo-documenting the whole cemetery. In addition, I am helping to research some of the burials, and correcting records where possible. It is a huge and time-consuming job, and memorials that I manage get attention first because it's easier. At this point, I prefer not to transfer memorials for this cemetery (other than mandatory transfers, of course) because my research is ongoing. In the meantime, please feel free to send me as much additional info as you wish via the edit button on the memorial.

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NOTE on obituaries: Please don't waste photo space with obits that simply contain info available elsewhere on the memorial - such as name, dates, burial location. Also, please don't post multiple photos of obits + death notices, choose the best, and be sure to document source. Also, make sure it is ONLY the obit for the person memorialized - not a long list of local deaths, and make sure it is legible. I still prefer to either transcribe or simply glean facts from obituaries and save the photo space for faces and graves. If you don't want to transcribe, send me a note that you've uploaded an obit; I'll transcribe it and send you a note when I'm done, and you can then remove the photo.
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Wilma Gilstrap
RE: Michael Mineweaser photo
Enjoy doing this - it's my Sunday afternoon gift to you and others. Sorry that the transcription was incomplete.
Added by Wilma Gilstrap on Aug 13, 2017 3:58 PM
Gina Jean
John Piper #73013567
Regarding John.....Someone sent a SAC.
Added by Gina Jean on Aug 10, 2017 3:45 PM
John Greene
RE: John Green Memorial# 114333606
Documentation to support:

The Ancestors and Descendants of John White and Sarah Elizabeth Green With Allied Lines by Anne White Strawn, 1984, Page 77. Sources #133 and #161 in the book validate.
James Green and Jane Futhey were parents of John Futhey Green (B. Nov 1795, D. 1873)married Esther Johnston Shackelford in 1825.Confirmed by DAR records of Mrs. Emmeline Green Walker(DAR#243707,accepted June 21, 1928). John F. Green's date of birth is listed as 1796 on the tombstone. That is the only discrepancy I found.

The Green Family of South Carolina, compiled by William Hughson Green, 1958, page 4, mentions the marriage of James Green and Jane Futhey and mentions children of the marriage.

Mary Jane Green, his daughter, stated that she was born in Georgetown, S.C. There are other cousins to Mary Green thru another of my Green kin who also moved to the Resaca/Dalton area and they all are buried in the same cemetery in Atlanta. Letters are mentioned in Strawns book that connect them.

Added by John Greene on Aug 09, 2017 5:05 PM
RE: Carolina Gordon 131578408
Very Interesting - thanks for the info and research. I will add her as a daughter in my family file.
Added by plyce on Aug 04, 2017 12:38 PM
A. Liles Hok
Find A Grave Memorial# 133640870
Find A Grave Memorial# 133640870
Pardon, I requested a double-check on this date, but realized I'm looking at both Atlanta and Savannah and mixing families. Disregard, thanks.
Added by A. Liles Hok on Jul 28, 2017 1:00 AM
Carolina Gordon 131578408
What is the source of the name of the infant buried in # 131578408. John Brown and Fannie did have a daughter named Caroline Lewis Gordon that was born in 1872 and died in 1943. She married Orten Brown. I think that her parents would not have named another child Carolina having one living named Caroline.
Added by plyce on Jul 25, 2017 4:06 PM
Garry Smith
RE: Marcus Smith
Marcus Smith was my gg grandfather. His full name was Marcus De Lafayette Smith, he married Mary Puckett, she drew a Confederate widow pension. Marcus died from measles at the Empire House Hospital in Atlanta.

William Smith, his father married Meredy Gamage in Coweta County in 1835, said to be his second wife. In 1837 they had twins, Marcus and Elvira. Elvira's full name Elvira Jackson Smith, (Andrew Jackson was president at that time).

William was 86 years old, however his wife was just 37 years old. William must have enjoyed good health, he lived to be 101.

The Oct.12,1880 issue of The Newnan Herald, a Newnan Georgia newspaper tells of the death of Elvira Smith, daughter of William "Hell Nation" Smith and Meredy Smith.

In the book "The Georgia Frontier", by Jeannette Holland Austin there is information on William Smith, his widow Meredy and children Lafayette and Elvira.

This is the documentation I have discovered so far. I think it is strong proof of the relationship between Marcus and William. The Confederate marker for Marcus in Oakland was placed there by me in the late 1980's. The marker before this one was inscribed "D.F. Smith". My grandfather always told me that he went by that name "D.F."

Hope this info helps.
Garry Smith
Added by Garry Smith on Jul 16, 2017 11:57 AM
RE: Eden Cemetery - Parrish
I want to thank you for the research you have done in getting the Parrish family memorials corrected and up-dated.
Added by BLV on Jul 12, 2017 10:05 PM
RE: J. J. Richards
1st Richards interment reference (first wife) is in a cache of HATHAWAY documents, letters, photos owned by descendant in AZ; I'll try to get it. JJR/SMH had three children; 1st died in Athens 1849 before Oakland established, 2nd died in NYC in 1853 (mentioned in same line as mother's interment). 3rd child (Annie Hathaway [Richards] LIVELY) survived; buried in Westview Cemetery with husband, child. No greater impetus for plot purchase than child mortality, so IF you have purchase records, JJR would have purchased Section 8, Lot 427 abt. 1853-1859. Only you would know if this fits interment patterns there or if this is in error. I do see many Richards child mortalities you manage so they are clues as to whom, etc. Do give consideration to enhanced transcripts by you or those transcribing your photos. In the new F-A-G format preview, transcripts take center stage and photos back because they increase advertising reach for F-A-G. The owners of the only two Hathaway caches of docs I know of found me by F-A=-G, not Ancestry, etc. So I'm sure there are lots of docs re: Oakland in attics out there and it takes strategic text leads to scare them out in Google scans.

Hope this helped.

Philip in NYC
Added by pkarchs on Jul 09, 2017 3:39 PM
Jennifer F
RE: Robert Fuller
Thanks for your help!
Added by Jennifer F on Jul 08, 2017 5:23 PM
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