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Currently residing in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (go MTSU Blue Raiders!), but I make trips to other parts of the state fairly often. I grew up in the rural areas outside Memphis, and now have family members strewn across the state of Tennessee from Memphis to Kingsport, and all in-between. |
I am Co-Historian of the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association. If you are looking for info on someone buried there, chances are I can provide it, or at the very least point you to someone with more specific knowledge than I.
Photographed all the headstones I could find in:
Mount Sinai Cemetery (Dec. 2013)
Gilfield Cemetery (Jul. 2014)
Galilee Cemetery (Jul. 2014)
Gillin Cemetery (Jun. 2015)
Hammond Grove Cemetery (Oct. 2015)
Bethlehem Church Cemetery (Jan. 2016), Wesley Cemetery (Sept. 2013/Feb. 2016 [two trips]),
& Teague Cemetery (Oct. 2016)
I'm happy to provide a transfer or add additional info to a memorial. If you're related, let me know; the memorial is all yours. Even if it's someone in my tree, I'll transfer it over if you are a closer relative (it's happened more than once). I love linking family members and am currently in the process of linking as much of my family tree together as I can find.
Also, feel free to use the headstone photos I've added to memorials for your Ancestry.com tree or similar. What's the point of having a photo if you can't use it? Most of the portraits that I've put on here can be found on Ancestry.com without much difficulty. If you want to use a picture that I've added—other than one of a headstone—just let me know. (If it's a headstone picture of someone that's also in my tree, it's already uploaded to Ancestry. My tree is public, so you can find it there; no need to upload duplicates)
Family lines include, but are not limited to:
Collier, Heimann/Heyman/Heymann, Hooker, Hoppers, Lawrence, Leak/Leake, Malone, Moore, Purcell, Schwan, Teagarden, Walpole, and Yates.
Addison, Bell, Byram, Damon, Fisk/Fiske, Goddard, Gorham, Porter, Raney/Riney, Reilly/Reily/Riley, Smith, Whitney, and Wilcutt.
Links point to the oldest confirmed ancestor I've found on Find A Grave (not including "burial unknown" memorials) from the given line.
"You hear the song of birds, cross a small stream, and are with Nature in the grand old forest graveyard, so beautiful that almost any sensible person would choose to dwell here with the dead, rather than with the lazy, disorderly living."
— John Muir
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Thank you for the Christine Dockery grave photo.
|E. Robert Malone||RE: Mansfield Cemetery Teagardens|
I rechecked the location -- the lot has a big monument for WALTERS, also buried there are ALLWINE (these families appear maybe to be connected to Teagarden, somehow). At the big monument is a plaque for "G.A.R. 1861-1865"; as none of the other marked graves in the lot could be a Civil War veteran, there is a possibility this was placed there for Albert Teagarden, so I have placed a photo of it on his F.A.G. memorial.
|Brian V Brunner||Infant Son Rowlette in Dilton Cemetery|
Thank You very much fort attempting to locate and and photograph a marker for the baby boy Rowlette in the Dilton Cemetery. I guess there is no marker or the death certificate is wrong.
Brian V Brunner
|Carolyn Gregory||James Bridges "Doc" Lawrence|
Do you have any additional information on Mr. Lawrence. Just today I found a handwritten letter from him dated June 13, 1931 that was written to my husband's great-grandmother. The letter is about a medical concern, but it so vague that I can't tell definitively what the medical concern is.
|Robby King||Re: Rev. Dr. Smith William Moore|
I work at Athens State University (formally, Athens Female College) Dr. Moore was a president here in 1852 -1853. I would love to add a young picture of him on our wall of presidents. If you have or know someone who has a high resolution picture of him please let me know I would love to have a copy of one.
|Ted Pinson||RE: Sgt Webb|
Mitch, I had done some extensive research on Thaddeus Webb and his service record indicated that he died on June 17th, I should not have been too anxious to identify that SGT WEBB as Thaddeus, I agree. I dismissed Henry W as the one interred there as Henry did die at a later date. I only assumed (and we know what that does for us) that Thaddeus was the only Sgt Webb that died on the 17 of June and thought all the soldiers put in the mass grave came from the Battle of the 17, and not the December battle.
Again, I probably should not have assumed Henry was buried in the mass grave.
I didn't realize how the mass grave was created. I assumed that it was created after/during the June battle.
|Ted Pinson||Sgt Webb|
Mitch, thank you for posting the picture of the headstone depicting Thaddeus Webb as being interred in this cemetery
|Anonymous||James W LeSueur, Green Hill Cemetery|
Hi Mitch-- I believe you recently uploaded a photo of James A. LeSueur's headstone to the Find A Grave site for James W. LeSueur.
It's kind of a complicated story, but they were two entirely different people.
|Tom Burks||RE: NF Cates|
You award winning bio photo is very good. You may want to look at my bio photo which to me is very interesting.
|Tom Burks||RE: NF Cates|
Thanks for the info. He did not die before his mother, but in some southern cultures I learned not too long ago in M'boro, Mamma can mean wife.
Middle Tennessee, compared to West Tennessee where I grew up in Memphis, has the Mamma reference as well as calling a garden hose a "hose pipe."
Do not have a DOD for his wife.
Thanks again and best regards,
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