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John Knight Atkins (#47284376)
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Bio Photo I live in NE Alabama, USA and am semi-retired. I made several starts and stops with genealogy over the years, collecting paper from relatives. With the advent of digitized records, it is much easier to locate documents than going through microfilms at a central location.

In addition, my grandmother had a "magic" trunk of pictures and news clippings that I inherited. This trunk and its treasures became the spark that got me working in 2009.

Since then I've made on-line friends and met distant cousins. There are American Revolutionary War, American Civil War (both sides), WWI and WWII veterans in our heritage.

My ancestors are probably all English, Scots, and Scots-Irish heritage (with a dash of Eastern Cherokee). My wife's ancestors are English, German, Welsh, Irish, and American Indian (Virginia Chickahominy).

Find-A-Grave helped me find more about direct and indirect ancestors and learn about their lives.

I hope that you also have a positive experience with your journey into the past.

PS, the photo is Lt William Newton Swift, 34th Georgia Inf Rgmt, my gg-grandmother's brother. Captured at Champion's Hill, near Vicksburg, MS, he died in Johnson's Island US POW camp January 1, 1864.

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Sherry Winchester
New Hope Grave yard, Marion Co. TN

Do you know a care taker for the Grave Yard that I might be able to contact about getting info on when someone was buried there??

Thanks Sherry
Added by Sherry Winchester on Aug 20, 2016 11:33 AM
RE: Memorial# 61585842
Very interesting! I knew that TN was split, as was KY, I believe. I guess pretty much all the states on the Mason Dixon line were split. Thanks for the info!
Added by rhondajo on Feb 17, 2016 11:09 PM
RE: Memorial# 61585842
Thank you for the correction. I had no idea that AL had Union troops!
Added by rhondajo on Feb 17, 2016 6:42 PM
Debbie Z*~
RE: Memorial# 61585842
Thanks for letting me know. He's in my family tree.
Added by Debbie Z*~ on Feb 17, 2016 5:30 PM
ive added a few more with photo a few I still have to add , nice country surroundings beautiful homestead
Added by D.J. on Dec 10, 2015 4:32 PM
I transferred to you since im not family ,im only about 30 miles from that location I in the future can go down and take pictures also farm bureau in newton county should have all the information since it is family that started and some of them still work there
Added by D.J. on Nov 14, 2015 10:23 AM
RE: more info
Added by D.J. on Nov 14, 2015 7:48 AM
RE: Mrs W M Harwell
I just transferred both Addie and W. M. Thank you for contacting me about them. Glad they are with family. Any others you may have information about or are related to please let me know.
Added by Donna on Nov 13, 2015 11:09 AM
RE: Mrs W M Harwell
After reading your message and the note I left on her memorial, I do agree with you. I have changed the name on her memorial to Addie Lunsford Harwell.
Do you know if H M Harwell is indeed Wilbur? I will change the name on his memorial also.
Since they are related to you, please let me know if you would like a transfer, then you could add any other information you might have.
Added by Donna on Nov 13, 2015 7:00 AM
more info
Parents (currently not in Find A Grave)
Alexander Bennett Lunsford (1827-1893)
Mary Elizabeth Marks (1833-1883)- died in a carriage accident.

any idea where they may be buried
Added by D.J. on Nov 13, 2015 5:03 AM
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