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LisaBee, Texas (#46562919)
 member for 14 years, 10 months, 26 days
Alice Hester
RE: James Y McKinney
The middle name is given on his WW I draft registration card.
My great grandmother was Beulah Thomasson Stinnett. My research shows she is an aunt to James. Are you related?

Added by Alice Hester on Mar 23, 2015 4:12 PM

Tom McCoy
Mary Jane Beaird Price
Hi, I am researching my maternal grand mothers family. Her name was Jennie M Beaird, I think that Mary Jane Beaird Price was her aunt, her father was Ulysses Grant Beaird and from research done by my Uncle Mary Jane was his sister. I see you posted a photo of Mary Jane, it looks like it was part of a family photo do you have the complete photo? If you have the complete photo could you possibly email it to me? Thanks, Tom McCoy

Added by Tom McCoy on Feb 17, 2015 4:00 PM

kathy armstrong
Stiles Cemetery
I came across a message you left about the Stiles Cemetery in Thrall, TX. One of my daughters is married to a Stiles whose ancesters lived on their ranch there. Before the town was named Thrall after a Methodist minister, the site was known as Stiles Switch due to a RR depot stop on the Stiles Ranch.
Who is your relative buried in the Stiles Cemetery? I don't know if the cemetery is located on land still owned by the Stiles family. I might be able to find out more information about it.

Best regards,
Kathy Armstrong

Added by kathy armstrong on Jan 09, 2015 7:47 PM

Kevin Eaton
Cemetery Access
Lisa, i live in Missouri and i know here it is state law to allow family access to cemeteries on private land. in fact here they are not allowed to block roads, install locked gates unless hours are posted and they must remain unlocked during those hours. i would check Texas law too. i hope its the same!

Added by Kevin Eaton on Oct 10, 2014 1:52 AM

Lester Van Huss
Access to cemeteries
Lisa, google Texas Cemetery Laws and it will bring up a lot of resources to answer questions about access to cemeteries on private property. They actually cannot refuse but they can require certain set hours for access or even require you to set up an appointment for access. However, I do not believe they are allowed to forbid access. These are usually governed by the County level jurisdiction laws. I have a friend who has helped co-wright laws into legislation on these types of issues for the State of Texas. She as well has been honored by the Texas State Senate for the work she has done for the preservation of our cemeteries and the upkeep for them. I have an Aunt and Uncle buried in Stiles, Texas. Possibly a different location but there is not much there. I am still scratching my head wondering why they were buried there in the first place. They actually lived outside of Big Spring, Texas. I hope on your next visit the cemetery will be cleaned up. I find it very disgraceful for land owners to allow these historical landmarks to deteriorate the way some do. I just wanted to give you a lead on what your rights are. Hopes for a better world of respect for our deceased, Lester (#47859148).

Added by Lester Van Huss on Oct 06, 2014 11:28 PM

John Christeson
Stiles Cemetery, Thall, Texas
I see that you have been to this cemetery and took a number of photos. Did you reach it by taking the private road by the Stiles Cemetery Sign on Highway 79? I found a locked gate and a no trespassing sign.

Who did you contact to gain access to the cemetery. Their name and telephone number would be appreciated.

I have learned that the cemetery is on land owned by Frank Stiles whose property adjoins that of Steve Stiles. I think that the private road leads to Steve Stiles' land.

Thanks in advance

John J. Christeson

Added by John Christeson on Oct 01, 2014 8:13 PM

Kerry Steiner
RE: Joshua Seale Memorial# 7068404
Great, thanks for the info!

Added by Kerry Steiner on Jul 18, 2014 7:01 AM

Kerry Steiner
Joshua Seale Memorial# 7068404

Just a quick question about Joshua's year of birth if I may. I see the headstone says he was born in 1775 (per the census) but the memorial says 1765. A 10 year difference is somewhat significant so I'm wondering as his descendent if can tell me which one is closer?

Many thanks!

Added by Kerry Steiner on Jul 15, 2014 3:33 AM

Grave of Thomas Martin Ball
Since he died in San Francisco, it's probable he was buried in Colma, just south of there. San Francisco has had no active cemeteries since the late 1800's and Colma is where most people from there are interred. I found a grave of my great aunt's there after calling numerous cemeteries in that town.

Added by Jon on Oct 26, 2013 5:45 AM

re: florence ford
thank you SO VERY MUCH for these photos--they are wonderful! (isn't that an interesting gravesite? did you read the bio on the memorial page?) i really appreciate you going out there and getting these pics.

Added by orleans on Oct 20, 2013 5:35 PM

RE: Our Ripley Family
Sounds good. Life has been crazy here the last few weeks, too. I'm ready for school to start back next week! :)

Added by KA on Aug 24, 2013 3:59 AM

Debbie Way
Gustavus W Thomasson
Could you please add parents to Gustavus memorial?

Louvina : 32647195
George W: 32647289

Added by Debbie Way on Aug 10, 2013 10:00 AM

RE: Ripley, Green
Thanks so much Lisa,
I sent you an email. I have found lots of records you have put together.
Have you ever been to Comanche? I remember most every summer up until 1986 (was the last one I went to) going to my Grandmothers family (Ripley) reuniun. I was held outside of Comanche. Just wondering if you ever attended one?
I always consider Comanche like my hometown.
Thanks so much for bringing back so many memories.
Kelley :)

Added by KA on Aug 02, 2013 5:09 PM

Thanks LisaBee for all your work. John Ripley would be my Great Grandfather (I believe). My Grandmother is not listed as a child for him. Her name was Audie Ripley-Green. She would have been the youngest child of John and Sarah Caroline Ripley. Kelley Green~albright

Added by KA on Jul 25, 2013 2:14 AM

RE: Perry Surname
No, just curious of your connection. Ms Mattie was my 1st cousin 2x removed and I am always interested in connections.

Added by CajunPaul on Feb 10, 2013 9:29 AM

Perry Surname
What would be your connection to Mattie Elizabeth "Canter" Perry ? She is a 1st cousin 2x removed to me.

Added by CajunPaul on Feb 07, 2013 4:14 AM

Brenda Allen
RE: Duh! Never Mind
I have lots of mornings like that! ;-)

Added by Brenda Allen on Jan 13, 2013 12:39 PM

John Adam Farris
RE: Adam Memorials
Hello LisaBee,

Thanks so very much for transferring John Matthew ADAM & his wife, Ellen Johnson, to me. I appreciate everything you have done to set up these two memorials. I have just connected John Matthew ADAM with his parents. My next step will be to expand the bios for them both. Thanks again,
Cordially, John Adam FARRIS

Added by John Adam Farris on Nov 11, 2012 10:06 PM

Nancy Hutzler
Martha Rebecca Perry Barker
Looks like you and I are kin through the Perry line. Martha and my great great grandmother, Cornelia Ann Perry Collins, were sisters.
I have worked on cleaning up the gravesite for Martha at Mahomet Cemetery since I have numerous ancestors buried there. I will continue to try and keep it clean for you.
I have lots of information on the Perry and other lines that are married into the Perry line. I'll be glad to share. Nancy Hutzler

Added by Nancy Hutzler on Jul 19, 2012 11:41 AM

Michael Norton
Hey Lisa
Is everything OK? I sent you an email awhile back about updating a memorial and haven't heard back from you. I'm hoping everything is alright.

Michael Norton

Added by Michael Norton on May 18, 2012 5:00 PM

First Families of America
Edna Dawkins Mize Moore 36550311
If you have not read her obit posted to her memorial would you please do so.
I'm a little confused about the obit saying her mother is Mary Catherine (Dawkins) Mize. Her mother is not stated on Edna's obit to be Mary Jane Cooper or Mary Elizabeth Stanberry two woman stated to be the wife of Ulysses Grant Mize on family tree maker and Possibly Ulysses Grant Mize was married twice?

Added by First Families of America on May 05, 2012 2:42 PM

Johnson children
I have made all the connections required. I agree it must have been so terrible to have lost so many.

Are they in your family tree?


Added by Elizabeth on Dec 03, 2011 2:03 PM

Stone Hunter
RE Pic of Charlie Mayhall
You are more than welcome to use the pic on your website! I wish others would share as exasperating to be on and come across a relative only to find the photos are marked private. I have the original photo. It is a tin type and it is just as you see it. E A Davis photo tent is inscribed in the board backing of the picture. The faded writing on the back of the photo reads about 1895 Mr & Mrs Charlie Mayhall (Charlie & Liza) mothers sister.

Added by Stone Hunter on Jul 18, 2011 5:32 PM

Michael Norton
RE: William P Norton
Thank you so much! I can't express how grateful I am, if there is any way I can assist you please don't hesitate to ask.


Added by Michael Norton on Jul 17, 2011 7:44 PM

Michael Norton
William P Norton
With your permission, I would like to add the picture of my Great Grandfather William Patton Norton to my family tree on

Thank You
Michael Norton

Added by Michael Norton on Jul 15, 2011 7:05 PM


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