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The Navigator (#47717040)
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I am a native of SC and started genealogy and family research in January 2012.
I joined because of the dedication that I see here for preserving our family information and memories.
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re: deleted memorials
Another side of the story:

A fake cemetery called "Cantrell Gilliand Memoral Garden" was created at Find A Grave and nearly 500 fake memorials were added. It wasn't long before this fake information propagated throughout the internet .... you can search on that phrase and find hundreds of references to this non-existent "cemetery" all using Find A Grave as the "source".

Here is a snapshot of this fake memorial as it existed on February 16, 2015 (although the misrepresentation continued for nearly two more years until Find A Grave deleted the fake memorials and the fake cemetery):

This is was an unethical and irresponsible use of Find A Grave and unfortunately we will never be free from the damaging and permanent repercussions left behind.

Added by Chris on Jun 24, 2017 8:50 AM
Vonnie L Cantrell
Deleted Memorials
I am heartsick. One of my projects is to preserve the integrity of the actual participants of the Battle of King's Mountain. So much misinformation is posted online that needs to be corrected. Many descendants (my cousins included)erroneously claim that ancestors fought in the battle. K.K. White named Patriots in her book, "The King's Mountain Men" who did not fight. In his book, "The Annals of Southwest Virginia", Lewis P. Summers claimed hundreds who did not fight.

I have long term plans for the project, but needed to "park" the information short term. I created memorials for each BKM Hero on Find A Grave, thinking that the perfect forum.

This was not a casual undertaking. The memorials were the result of years of research: Find A Grave Memorials# 143175691 and 141649373 are examples. When someone else created a memorial for one of the Heroes and did not record the fact that he fought at the battle, I sent documentation and request that the fact be added (not all the documentation, just the fact).

Of course, the burial site of the majority of the Heroes is unknown, so I had to use the category "Burial Unknown". Find A Grave deleted the hundreds of memorials I created. Their excuse to me was that they are deleting all memorials with the "Burial Unknown" classification.  That is nothing less than a bold face lie: I find such memorials every day. I don't report them as I don't want them deleted.

The curator of Find A Grave refuses to send me copies of the deleted memorials. She can do this: the memorials still exist. I am not asking that the memorials be reinstated: I am asking that Find A Grave send me copies of the memorials. I have all the information, but it would save me months if they would just send me the memorials.
Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Jun 23, 2017 11:20 AM
Margaret Green
Memorial #134197723
On your memorial post for Hannah Lipscomb Green you quote what is written on her tombstone. In the quote you say "formerly wife of Abraham Green and mother of Eliza and Louvisa Jefferies". This much information on a tombstone is exceptional, and I would like to see the actual stone.

Are you planning to post a photograph of this tombstone at some later date? Also, was she buried near a second "Lipscomb" husband, or was "Lipscomb" her maiden name?

Thanks for any help you can provide,
Margaret Green
Added by Margaret Green on Nov 08, 2014 12:33 PM
Frank Garner & his sister Rhoda
I saw the dialog between you & Jen B. Frank Garner is my great grand uncle, his sister Rhoda Garner Wood is my great grandmother, Find A Grave Memorial# 53034041.
We would like to connect with you.
Deb & Family
The photo you posted of Frank is the only photo of that line we have seen. Do you have any other photos?
Many thanks for contacting us.

Added by Deb on Jun 19, 2014 2:20 PM
Paula Miller
Ambrose Ray
Hello, I am an ancestor of Ambrose Ray, from Cross Keys, Union Co. SC. My 4th great grandmother, was one of his daughters. Her name is Sarah Ray Powers. She was b. 1789 Cross Keys,Union Co, SC. She was married in 1810 in Union Co by the Justice of the Peace there, by the name of Songbird. She married Bradly Powers b. 1750 Virginia and they moved to Buncombe Co NC, near the Black Mountain area. They had 5 children. Sarah died in 1865, and her husband died in 1842. I have names and listings for all their children. I also have a listing for another daughter of Ambrose and Elizabeth Holcombe Ray, by the name of Judith Ray. I am not sure of Judith married but she was born 1790, and died July 3 1860. I was wondering if you had this information and could these children be linked to their parents?

Paula L. Miller
Added by Paula Miller on Mar 09, 2014 1:52 PM
Jen B
Nancy Smith Kendrick
Hey cousin! I replied to your email. Where did you find information on Nancy Smith Kendrick? Have you viewed any church records for Skull Shoals? I'm thinking that is my next venture but I am not sure if it will be in the Gaffney or Union library. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Jen B on Mar 01, 2014 10:24 AM
Jen B
I was reading through some of your earlier posts and I am curious....what is your relation to the Garners? Frank Garner is my great great grandfather. I have a lot of information on the Garners and am currently trying to research the Kendricks and Wilkins line.
Added by Jen B on Feb 23, 2014 7:51 PM
Christin Craig
Skinners & Woods
I am happy to transfer all 4 memorials over to you. I'm glad I could help you out with your wife's relatives. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. Have a great evening!

Added by Christin Craig on Jan 31, 2014 3:06 PM
Fran Bundy
RE: Stacy Byars & wife
It's my guess that Mr. Crocker may have been married before Lucille and had children with them. And Lucille was probably married longest to Stacy, too. Since Stacy and Lucille had no children, Lucille probably wanted to be buried in the cemetery with her 1st husband and parents. Just my guess.
Added by Fran Bundy on Jan 22, 2014 5:06 PM
Fran Bundy
Stacy Byars & wife
I have added the pictures. I want to thank you again.
Also, I did not realize that Stacy's wife, Lucille, remarried after his death.
So.... that is why I could not locate her death information, too.
With Great Appreciation,
Fran Bundy
Added by Fran Bundy on Jan 22, 2014 1:29 PM
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