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Dee Burris Blakley (#47047047)
 member for 9 years, 1 month, 17 days
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Bio Photo I've always been interested in cemetery art, and think FAG is a wonderful way to share photographs I've taken over the years. The concept of volunteers helping families in search of loved ones is one I can easily support.

If I have created a memorial for a member of your immediate family and you would like me to transfer it to you, just send me a message. If the memorial is for one of my immediate family members. . .hello, cuz - we probably have a lot to talk about.

If I have photographed your family member's grave, and you want to use the photo for your own genealogy records or online family tree website, you DO NOT have to ask my permission. Just right click and copy the photo to your own computer. If you want a larger photo, please e-mail me, as I use a batch resizer to make photos smaller for posting on FAG, pursuant to the website's requirements. You may wish to take a screenshot of my profile page if you are using one of my photos in order to prove that you have my written permission to freely use the photo for non-commercial purposes.

8/19/12 ETA:
There seems to be some controversy over "written permission" on photographs that appears in the FAG forums but not here on the main site that says you MUST have written permission to use a photo from the photographer. Please consider the foregoing paragraph in my bio your written permission to use my photos. You might want to copy and paste it into some document that you keep forever and pass down to your descendants...

Please note that I do not place the text of recent obits on records to avoid publishing the names of living people on the internet. Yes, I know if the obituary was searchable that their names are out there, but not by me...And if you want an obituary in the bio field of the record, when you send your SAC, please state in writing that you own the copyright to the obituary. If you do not hold the copyright to the obituary, I am happy to add your original biography to the record, as long as the names of living people are omitted.

Some family surnames I am researching include:
Ashmore, Balding, Bowden, Burris, Callaway, Chapin, Chronister, Crites, Duvall, Fairweather, Grooms, Herrington, Lensing, McBrayer, Meek, Parrish, Pettit, Shinn, Strickland, Toomey, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Wingfield and Yeager.

Surnames I research for other families include Barber, Buck, Clark, Engelmohr, Floyd, Gunn, Henrichs, Letterman, Massengale, Owen, Reed, Roach, Southern, Schmiedeskamp, Siebert, Taylor, and Turney.

My Genealogy Blog: Shakin' the Family Tree

My Cemetery Blog: Graven Images

Link to Engelmohr-Reed-Schmiedeskamp family tree:
Clark, Engelmohr, Schmiedeskamp, Southern Family Tree

Link to Massengale family tree:
Descendants of Reddick Massengale

Link to Taylor/Gunn/Buck family tree:

Link to Turney family tree:
Turney Family Tree
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Ronnie & Marjeana
Barbara Williams
Thank You for the information on Barbara Williams.
I transferred her and her husband to you.

Added by Ronnie & Marjeana on Jun 15, 2017 5:18 PM
RE: possible
Thank you for the responses and adding the photo to her memorial! I accepted your edit suggestions, which now link her to her parents. I also convinced another Find A Grave user to connect her son Samuel to her. I am going to stick with the year of birth from her grave marker rather than from her death certificate. Regards, Charlie
Added by cmm945 on Mar 26, 2017 11:39 AM
possible "lost" daughter of Jefferson John Meek
Oops. I looked again and I think you have her as Malsey K Meek, born in 1845. Her death certificate is online here:
Added by cmm945 on Mar 26, 2017 12:19 AM
possible "lost" daughter of Jefferson John Meek
Hi Dee,
I have a memorial for Mary K Meek Allen (Find A Grave Memorial# 152559354), whom I think is the daughter of Jefferson Meek (Find A Grave Memorial# 47717400). Would you be able to verify this relationship? I looked at your blog but I couldn't find her. Nonetheless, her facts seem consistent with being his daughter.
Thank you,
Added by cmm945 on Mar 26, 2017 12:05 AM
RE: Request for Transfers
Thanks so much.

Added by MEdwords on Mar 17, 2017 9:17 AM
Request for Transfers
You created listings for 4 of my paternal relatives (Nellie H Pratt Battle #54331443 - my great-grandmother, Earle Battle #5433110 - her husband and my great-grandfather, Mary Alice Battle #54331078 - my grandmother, and Jasper Battle #54331057 - my grandmother's brother and my great uncle). I would appreciate it if you would transfer those listings to me. I want to add biographical information for each of them.



Mary Edwords
Added by MEdwords on Mar 16, 2017 5:14 AM
m hill
calvary cemetery
I see you did the garibaldi family graves
mem #'s 31797227 31797228 31797229
are you in the little rock area? if you are I have some questions for you.
Added by m hill on Mar 15, 2017 10:39 PM
Leslie T
John Ennis Photo Request
I noticed that you requested a photo for John Ennis, my great-grandfather. In 2000 we walked the cemetery with Leoda Ennis Williams. His grave is unmarked as is true for his immediate family. Grave location -- hoping I can describe this well enough, its been awhile! Turn into the parking, there is a fence with a walk-in gate. Their graves are in the first row and almost immediately right there -- five in row -- Leoda didn't know who was buried in which plot: John, Cora, Nettie, Jessie and unnamed daughter.
Added by Leslie T on Mar 15, 2017 8:38 AM
Randy L. Wilson
Alexander Meek/James Meek
Alexander Meeks/Elizabeth Keys are my 3rd great grandparents. I saw the tintype photo of Thomas Jefferson Meek on " Do you have any photos of Alexander, Elizabeth, or James, his son, you could send me?...I'm interested in any stories about the family too.

My grandmother was Rosa Valentine Meek, a daughter to James Kays Meek and Mary Gipson, son of James Meek (1802-1870) and Sarah Bolton.

Thank you...

Randy L. Wilson
Added by Randy L. Wilson on Jan 22, 2017 11:00 AM
Pamela Perrelli
RE: Patrick McCauley
Yes, I noticed that after I sent my earlier message. So then I guess you and I are related if indeed your grandmother or great-grandmother is Ida May. My great-grandmother Ollie died in her 30s when my grandmother was a little girl so I have no photos or information about her other than her death record and one census record when she lived with her older sister Annie. Do you have other photos of this family?
Added by Pamela Perrelli on Jan 18, 2017 9:09 PM
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