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Jim Savage (#47868251)
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When I was growing up, I was always told that I descended from John Savage, a Revolutionary soldier who fired the first shot at the Battle of Cowpens, and from James Savage, a Confederate soldier who was killed at the Battle of Boonsboro, MD.

My research (and that shared by others) has allowed me to confirm both of those family stories.

I was also told that I was related to numerous other individuals, but was seldom given adequate explanations as to exactly how we were related.

My research (and that shared by others) has allowed me to clarify some of those relationships. Evidently, some of the stories that I had been told when I was a child were judiciously and/or conveniently edited.

I quote from the character Mrs. Gardner in the television series "American Gothic" episode entitled "Ring of Fire":
". . . the secret history of the South is hidden in blood.
Genealogy.
Family."

And from the character Julia Sugarbaker in the television series "Designing Women":
"This is the South, and we’re proud of our crazy people. We don’t hide them up in the attic. We bring them right down to the living room and show them off. No one in the South ever asks if you have crazy people in your family. They just ask which side they’re on."

It is my sincere hope that my research will assist others in their efforts to uncover their perhaps-secret history and to bring out their possibly-hidden relatives and show them off.
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Rob Riley
RE: Howard Dearl Brown
You are welcome. Many people did the same for my ancestors. Rob
Added by Rob Riley on Jun 04, 2017 5:30 PM
Keith and Linda Robertson
RE: Linda Frances Attaway Ross transfer
you are welcome anything we have you want let us know
Added by Keith and Linda Robertson on May 18, 2017 7:56 PM
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Patricia Seymore
Thank you for your generosity in transferring Patricia's memorial.
It is appreciated more than you will ever know
Linda
Added by Keith and Linda Robertson on Mar 09, 2017 9:17 PM
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James
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=177150542

thank you for the transfer .
IT is very much appreciated.
Linda
Added by Keith and Linda Robertson on Mar 09, 2017 9:14 PM
Havis McDonald
George William Brown
Thank you for the Obit, I reposted it on face book GLS church site.
Added by Havis McDonald on Mar 03, 2017 3:58 PM
Bill ~ Mabel
RE: Bessie Bagwell Henderson
Welcome
Bill
Added by Bill ~ Mabel on Feb 25, 2017 8:40 PM
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Terry Addis
Thank you for transferring the Terry Addis Memorial
All the great work you do on findagrave is appreciated.
Added by gravefinder on Feb 05, 2017 8:04 PM
Stones In The South
RE: S. Frank Logan Find A Grave Memorial# 113000664
Thank you Mr. Savage. Mutual respect just can't be outdone :) I wish you a great day & week!
Added by Stones In The South on Jan 16, 2017 6:33 AM
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Robert "Bob" Cantrell
Thanks for the heads up about the errors in his obit. They have been corrected. Hope all is well with you and hopes for a great 2017, regards.
Added by Record Hunter on Jan 08, 2017 5:24 AM
Keith and Linda Robertson
MerryChristmas
Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and let you know i like working with you on findagrave.
Thanks for the time and effort you put into this great work
Linda
Added by Keith and Linda Robertson on Dec 23, 2016 12:48 PM
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