***A special thank you and hug goes to all the sweet people who have left tokens for my beloved daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Hafford. It means so much to me. Reading the messages and seeing the lovely tokens helps brighten my day. Every visit to her memorial, every token and message left, means that someone has thought about Lauren and remembered her.***
***Note added 2 February 2015: Another special memorial I've created is the one for Aaron Doty. Aaron was only 20 years old when he was brutally murdered here in Highlands County. I would appreciate any tokens left in his memory. You can google his name and our location to read about this heartbreaking story. Two of his murderers were found guilty today.
Find A Grave is a wonderful resource, and I am so happy to have "found" this website. I have been doing family history research on and off since 1970. It is time consuming, as well as a labor of love, and extremely rewarding. Now that I have retired, I am able to spend more time on my favorite hobby.
I am researching these names (ancestors and descendants):
In TN and NC: Sharp/Sharpe, Cooper, Welch, Hatmaker, Duke, Hafford, Tinsley, Tucker, Farbridge, Burton, Mosier, Jarnagan/Jarnagon/possibly Jernigan.
In VA and GA: Watson, Halburt, Burdyne.
In Glamorgan, Wales, UK: Greenberry or Green Berry Hill.
In Kent, UK: John Stevens.
In UK: Thomas Fay/Faye; Margaret Maiter/Maher/Maier, Ellen Lynch, David Lynch, Bolling.
In NY: William Henry Stevens & Maggie/Mary/Mae Fay(e).
In Arkansas: Garrett, Wilson, Calhoun, Farbridge, Hamilton, Hafford.
In VA, GA & FL: Hill, Callahan, Cain, Bradford, Power, Sims, Caraway/Carraway/Cariway, Grisham/Gresham/Grissom.
In VA and OH: Moon.
In GA, AL, FL, TX and OK: Zellner.
I manage the memorial sites for several family members and ancestors, as well as some very dear family friends.
A special place in my heart is held for the FAG memorial # 26414618, that of my beloved daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Hafford .
If you visit her memorial, please leave a remembrance so I will know you have visited.
Here is a wonderful quote by a man I had the pleasure of hearing in person when I was a university student many moons ago: "I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love." Leo F. Buscaglia
I love my FAG friends, and have met some wonderful people associated with this website. I enjoy getting emails from fellow FAG members and visitors. You may want to leave a token at a memorial created in tribute to Fallen Gravers. These people have passed on, but were a part of our group when they were living.
One of my favorite things to do is leave flowers for infants, children or young adults who have been taken from us too soon. It makes me feel sad when I see a memorial that has been created and no one has left a flower for that person. I feel everyone should have a flower at their memorial site to show that someone remembers them.
If you see a memorial for one of your family members that I have created, please let me know how you are related to that person. I will happily transfer them to you, unless they are also a relative of mine. I feel the memorials should be with loved ones (family) whenever possible.
To request transfer:
Go to the person's Memorial Page, Click on the _Edit_ tab at the top of the page, then "Make A Suggestion" and request the transfer, including your name, reason requesting the transfer and your FAG ID number.
I take great care with the memorials I create, and I like to include as much information as I have available. If you have a picture, information to add, or a correction, please let me know via the _Edit_ tab at the top of the memorial page. (Thanks.) I feel the memorials are not only a lasting tribute to the person, but they are a very valuable resource for fellow genealogists and family historians.
I never intentionally create duplicates or place someone in the incorrect cemetery. If I have made an error, just kindly point it out to me, please. I'm human, I do make mistakes.
Gwen Sharp Hafford