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Help with photographing the Taylor-Mumford Cemetery
Posted by: Steven Scott (ID *****5112) Date: August 09, 2010 at 16:51:35
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I am a direct decent of the Taylors and Mumfords and I live in Oregon and can't make it out there to photograph the cemetery myself and was hoping that someone could go to the cemetery and photograph each stone and the cemetery as a whole for my genealogical research. There are only about 20 known graves there so it wouldn't be very difficult to do the whole cemetery. It is however reported that the cemetery is in great disrepair and in briars and vines. If you are able to go there and there are broken stones, I would appreciate it if the pieces are lying on the ground like a puzzle, if you could fit them together before taking the photograph. If you could take the best quality photographs possible i.e. getting the detail and allowing for them to be blown up (using a larger file size on your camera), that would help very much.

The written direction are:

Located in the western portion of Milam County on Farm to Market Road 437 between Davilla and the Val Verde Community on the Old Ed Wilson Place, approximately 2 miles southwest of Val Verde on west side of the road near Donahoe Creek or about 3 miles northwest from Davilla on the west side of the road.

From Davilla, travel to just short of Donahoe Creek and on the left side of the road, a gap fence will appear. Follow the dirt road to the northwest until the second gap in the fence. Pass through the fence gate and turn to the left and proceed until the dirt tank. (I am not local and have only viewed the area from satellite views, the tank does show up but I am not sure if it would be full or not). On foot go up a slight incline and after about a quarter of a mile, the cemetery can be seen among the trees and it is covered in brush and briar vines. If it has rained, the walk up the incline may be difficult.

I also have 2 aerial maps that could help if you want them. Just email me and I can send them to you as I don't see a place to attach the files here.

If you are able to do this for me, I would appreciate it if you would email me the photographs.

If you have any questions,feel free to email me.

Thank you for your help,


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