|Gay Hobt Morton (#47996589)|
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I began with Find a Grave by using it as one, of many tools, to find the graves of Civil War soldiers for the "In Death Not Divided - Tombstone Survey and Burial Places of East Tennessee Civil War Soldiers," the new registry at the East Tennessee History Center. I volunteer there. As I discovered that many of the soldiers did not have photographs of their graves, I began making photo requests. From there my husband and I, or someone else, goes out and takes photos of the old soldiers and adds them to their memorials, or in some cases add the soldier to a cemetery. Once there we fill all current requests. It can be hot, dirty work, or cold and freezing in winter, but I love it. It is my way of contributing. My husband enters this on his Find a Grave page, which is why I have so many photo requests and so few memorials, other than my family. |
From the search for Civil War soldiers, I added trying to find my family and writing their biographies. I use Find a Grave as a way to add photographs and the details of their lives to the people I have researched for over 40 years. My maternal grandfather, Almon James Sims was a professional journalist and a genealogist and published his book, "The Pariss Sims Family and Related Families 1765-1965" long before the internet. I grew up hearing about his discoveries. Through listening in, I learned how to search out the old records. I would encourage anyone to collect their family's oral histories and written records. Most of my family are from Tennessee and Ohio. Some of the names are Clark, Fain, Jackson, Sims, Davis, Hobt, Mullineaux, Watt. It is a wonderful hobby.
I like to help with photography, write biographies, and add memorials when I find new people for Find a Grave. I would encourage others to find a way to get involved in Find a Grave. If I can help you in anyway please contact me.
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Jeff Berry, JIM BROWN, JimM, Joy, Leo York, Leon Graves, Maggie Owen, Marvin & Samme ..., nancy murray, Phillip Graves, Steven Laird
|Messages left for Gay Hobt Morton (227)||[Leave Message]|
|Jean Williams||RE: Thanks again|
Sorry I didn't do the other ones before. I haven't done anything for years and I went back and made sure that I completed all the requests I had gotten. Will be glad to transfer any to you. Thank you.
|Allie Nelson||100305976 William Tilson Gillis|
You placed a flower on this memorial stating he was in the Civil war.
This William T. Gillis was not in the Civil War. I think it was William Thomas Gillis from North Carolina you are thinking of. My great Grandfather was William Tilson Gillis. I'd appreciate it if you removed the flower.
|Jean Williams||RE: Elizabeth Clark Jackson|
Thank you for contacting me, I am always glad when someone in the family picks these up and adds to them. It takes all of us to each history documented. Loved doing this. If there is someone else I can transfer, just let me know.
|Mountain Traveler||George W. Smith|
My fingers got away from me. Sorry for that blank note. George W. Smith https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=70346691
I submitted a new photo for this man. There had been only a chalked photo previously which I have requested to be removed.
|Mountain Traveler||George W. Smith|
|Mountain Traveler||Lewis Bennett|
Do you have this one? Find A Grave Memorial
# 72016110 Took a photo of his CW stone today.
|Kim Smith||RE: Joseph Harrison Wright|
You are so welcome. Photography of old cemeteries is my passion. If I can assist you in anyway, please ask. My time is limited as I work a full time job, but I will help when I can.
|Debbie Gilliam||RE: John Bowman|
I have photographed many cemeteries. Would it help if I let you know which ones I have or can email you the photos if you want. Also I can photograph any you know where they are in my area and send them to you or add to findagrave.
Debbie Grubb Gilliam
|Rob M||Hills - Cave Hill|
Buried with the Hills is Barret Strater Hill, but I didn't add a photo to her memorial. Any added pictures drop her own photo, because of the way the memorial is set up.
Added by Rob M on Mar 15, 2017 5:19 PM
|Kevin Frye Andersonville Historian||RE: Civil War registry|
Im glad to help. I have a copy of the andersonville historic sites database from when i worked there which helps me quickly find answers to mysteries
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