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Shirley Stewart Milford (#47645504)
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Bio Photo I live in Memphis, TN. Both my parents were born in the area around the very small town of Finger in McNairy County in West Tennessee. I became interested in my ancestors in January 2010, when a church friend sent me an old family photo which was taken about 1892. Her great grandmother was in the picture and she thought one of the younger brothers in the photo might be my grandfather. He was!

The photo was my great-grandparents and their 10 children (before the 11th was born) and all the names had been written on that old photo! That photo really got my attention and I wanted to find more about each one of my grandfather's siblings. Sadly, I did not get to visit with my grandparents very often and I am the only OLD person left in my family : ) so there is no one to remember, no one left to ask questions. So I started researching. I am so thankful someone had the wisdom to write all the names on that old photo. Without those names I would have had no place to start.

It is so important to write names and dates on your photos!! I have tried to do this through the years – regretfully I have missed many and have had to estimate or guess about them. I am in the process of scanning all my pictures to make a ‘family photo journal' CD so each of my children and grandchildren can have a copy. Now I will add our family genealogy records so they will know about their ancestors.

I was excited to learn about Findagrave where I can make lasting memorials to my ancestors so they will not be lost and forever forgotten to the ages. I am so thankful for Findagrave and Family Search, and all their wonderful volunteers who have helped so much in my research.
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RE: David and Ophelia Sipes - Fairview Cemetery
Dear me! I am so sorry. My brains got ahead of my hands. The photo is added now.
Added by Kathy on Sep 20, 2017 10:35 AM
RE: David Sipes - Fairview Cemetery
Hi Shirley. I just took these photos today and I do not think there were other Sipes nearby. I will double check within the next few days. I added Ophelia's stone to her Memorial. The stones are quite old, wish they would have photographed better.

Best wishes
Added by Kathy on Sep 18, 2017 7:34 PM
Kristen Coulson
RE: Susan Jane Derryberry Hohmann
Thank you! I am so happy to help!
Added by Kristen Coulson on Sep 18, 2017 4:36 PM
Matt Fletcher
RE: Hurricane Hill Cemetery Grave Photos!
And again you're very welcome. If there are anymore I can help you with that are in or around the Dyer County area just let me know.
Added by Matt Fletcher on Sep 11, 2017 12:21 AM
Linda Abelli
Leo and Grace Robbins
I have their obits, if you would like a copy.
Added by Linda Abelli on Sep 10, 2017 2:01 PM
Pauline Vass
Gosh you seem to have known her. Let me transfer she and her husband to you?????
Added by JEF on Sep 06, 2017 11:55 AM
Matt Fletcher
RE: Noah Sipes - Hurricane Hill Cemetery
You're quite welcome. I'm glad I could help.
Added by Matt Fletcher on Sep 03, 2017 3:22 PM
RE: Michael Wesley (M W) Derryberry.119416589
After loading the page, scroll down to:

Roster and short biographies FOR THE 7th TENNESSEE

----and click on :

Surnames beginning with:

Added by G-Man on Aug 30, 2017 6:05 AM
Jan Heller
RE: Michael Wesley (M W) Derryberry.119416589
There are hundreds, if not thousands of headstones that say "Unknown" in the cemetery. His name may also be misspelled.
Added by Jan Heller on Aug 30, 2017 3:04 AM
RE: Michael Wesley (M W) Derryberry.119416589
Michael's gravesite is a best-guess as he was probably buried in an unmarked grave at the Savannah prison site and later moved to Beaufort Na'tl along with many other Union remains from prisons and battlefields in the area.

William's burial is in the same vein as his father - probably buried in an unmarked grave at the prison and later moved to Florence Na'tl when other Union remains from the surrounding area were reinterred there.

Here is the link for the source material that I used to create the 7th virtual cemetery:
Added by G-Man on Aug 29, 2017 8:12 PM
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