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Teresa Calley (#46929324)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 19 days
Cathy Anderson
Burgess Ancestors

I am a Burgess descendant too. William Burgess 1839 to 1904 was the brother to my direct ancestor, James "Robert" Burgess, 1838 to 1904. Both were the sons of King N. Burgess (1803-before 1860) and Martha Bass Burgess (1816 to before 1860). They also had a brother Jessie Burgess (1844 to 1900) whose first wife Mary Martha Eslinger was the sister to William's wife Sarah "Sallie" Eslinger.

You have done a wonderful job documenting the Burgess line of William and Sarah "Sallie" Burgess. I would just like to thank you for all your hard work as I can only imagine all the hours you have spent searching and research.

Cathy Anderson

Added by Cathy Anderson on Jul 01, 2014 6:41 PM

Betty Judy
RE: Clarence & Lillian Vaughn Roy family
Thank You.

Added by Betty Judy on Aug 07, 2013 12:34 PM

Betty Judy
Clarence & Lillian Vaughn Roy family
Hi Teresa,
You have done a wonderful job listing the family names with their information.
I am a cousin to Clarence Roy and was hoping I could use your pictures for my tree.
MORROW Family Tree
You are welcome to use my pictures and information if interested.
Thank you, Betty

Added by Betty Judy on Aug 07, 2013 7:42 AM

Mary Russell
Wilford Conner
I am sorry there was a duplicate request for this burial. Can you tell me where I went wrong? I did a search for another burial on this so not sure if there was a duplicate burial. Thanks

Added by Mary Russell on Jun 13, 2013 4:45 AM

I was wondering is Winchester Cemetery in Fayette Co has a list of names buried there but not photographed by findagrave I am looking for a husband and wife by the last name of Smith who died in the 1900's or perhaps in 1890's when death records were destroyed in that Kansas City fire back then.

Added by BlowingBubbles on May 17, 2013 11:09 AM

Billy Blair
Wallace photo
Hello Teresa,

I would like permission to use your photograph of Grandison Royston Wallace from the Val Verde cemetery in Milam county, Texas. He is my direct ancestor and I'd like to include the picture in my family history blog at

I would give you credit for the image and the date you posted it on "Find A Grave". I appreciate your wonderful efforts in preserving family history and memories. Thank you for your consideration.

Billy Blair

Added by Billy Blair on May 11, 2013 7:27 AM

Kelley McNabb
William Short--Waelder City Cemetery
Teresa: I finally got to Waelder to take the picture of the surroundings of William's plot. As you can see, it is very close to the front gate of the cemetery, and there is no marker for his wife.

Added by Kelley McNabb on Oct 17, 2012 6:48 PM

Kurt Carroll
RE: Arthur Parisher
Hi Teresa, glad I could help. Feel free to download.

Added by Kurt Carroll on Jul 30, 2012 9:28 AM

Kelley McNabb
RE: William and Susan Short
Yes, Teresa, Waelder's about a 20-minute drive from where I live. Both my daddy's and mother's family are from Waelder, and my grandmothers lived in Waelder most of their lives; I used to spend summers with my grandma on my daddy's side, and I still have family living in Waelder, so I'll be going back.

Thanks for the additional information about where Susan's final resting place is; however, that's also bad news, as I'm sure that there was not a marker for her next to William, and therefore, you're most likely correct when you say that Susan did not have a headstone. What a shame; I'm sorry I wasn't able to get a picture, but I will take an area photograph of William's and post it on his page.

Let me know if there are any others in Waelder that you need photos of...

Added by Kelley McNabb on Jul 02, 2012 2:03 PM

Kelley McNabb
RE: William (and Susan Calley) Short
You're welcome, Teresa, and yes, I did look for a marker for Susan Calley Short; however, I was unable to locate her final resting place anywhere in the cemetery.

I don't know if you can tell from the picture of William Short's marker, but Mr. Short was buried close to the front gates of the cemetery, just outside the curbing of another family's plot (I can't at the moment recall if Mr. Short was another family member of this plot, but I don't believe he was).

I do know that Susan Calley Short's marker (if she does in fact have one) was not near William Short's marker. It could be, however, that one was there and has since been destroyed or damaged, etc.).

I plan to go to Waelder this month, and I will look again and keep looking until either I find her or I'm sure that I've looked at every marker out there.

Added by Kelley McNabb on Jul 02, 2012 1:24 PM

James Lee Hayes
Just to inform I have uploaded photos for this family & siblings.

Added by AOPatton on Jun 10, 2012 8:02 AM

R Harvey
RE: Bessie Harvey
Yes, I'm Robert, her son. I have some pics of Uncle Sid and Aunt Merle's headstones that I'm trying to post.


Added by R Harvey on Jun 01, 2012 9:01 PM

Mary Parker
Hi Teresa,
Thank you so much, you have helped me more than you know. If it were not for volunteers, like youself, there wouldn't be findagrave.

Added by Jewell on May 03, 2012 12:29 PM

RE: High Valley Cemetery
Hi Teresa,

Thanks so much for the advice, I will try and do that so you won't have to find them for me.
Thanks so much,

Added by Jewell on Apr 19, 2012 11:38 AM

RE: High Valley Cemetery
Hi Teresa,

I don't know if you would be willing to track down a few Parkers for me but here are the names of Parkers that my genealogy says they are buried in the High Valley Cemetery, San Saba, Texas.

Edwin Juhan Parker 1898-1985
Estelle Parker 1897-1988
David Worth Parker b. 1949
Edwin Worth Parker 1920-2004 Mary Jean Parker (Mays?) 1924-1974

Or any other Parkers you find. It is a lot to ask, I know, and if you can't, I will understand.
If it were not for people like you, there would not be a findagrave. Thank you for your volunteer work,
Jewell Albright
PS These folks are uncles and cousins of mine.

Added by Jewell on Apr 19, 2012 8:15 AM

Parker family
Hi Teresa,

Can you tell me if there are more graves than there is on findagrave for the High Valley Cemetery? I have several relatives that are supposed to buried there but I can't find them.

Worth Parker is one of the ones I am looking for and his father Edwin Parker who died in 1985.

Jewell Albright

Added by Jewell on Apr 18, 2012 2:40 PM

Lillie Ratliff
Thank you for sending her parents Find A Grave numbers for Lillie. Are you related? I am not, however, she was the mother of a very dear friend of mine in Austin. If you are related I will transfer her to you.

Added by Crackers on Mar 08, 2012 12:55 PM

Maggie Mac
George A Schatz
Thank you so much for stopping by my Uncle's memorial. It is much appreciated. Kind regards.

Added by Maggie Mac on Mar 02, 2012 10:18 AM

Donald Glover
Thank you for the token you left on my Father's memorial.

Love & Light,

Added by L.Glover on Feb 22, 2012 4:56 AM

Thank you very much for leave tokens for Judy Moore and Jacob Rogers. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!

Added by Cally on Dec 12, 2011 9:34 PM

John A Reeves
Juanita Reeves
I will take the transfer of Juanita Reeves. I am related to her husband. My member # is 47606147. Thank you

Added by John A Reeves on Dec 02, 2011 10:44 PM

Leatrice Z. Erfurth
RE: Juanita Reeves
No, just fulfilling a request.

John A. Reeves requested "Gaston Homer Reeves" and I discovered the wife of Gaston Homer Reeves on the back side of the headstone, which I fulfilled also in good faith for him.

Thank you for all that you do.

Added by Leatrice Z. Erfurth on Dec 02, 2011 8:42 PM

Linda Davis
Thank you for leaving the flowers on Melanie and Jason' memorials. Their families will appreciate them.

Added by Linda Davis on Nov 22, 2011 5:26 AM

Kathy (McPhaul) Cather
PRICE cousins!!
Hi Teresa!! I saw your posts about the PRICE brothers...Sons of James F. Price and Sallie Gray. I'm related to them through Sallie Price, her mother was Martha Julia McPHAUL Gray. I assume that you are kin through the CALLEY line? I would love the opportunity to talk to you further.

Added by Kathy (McPhaul) Cather on Oct 28, 2011 12:30 PM

Ghost Town Gal
Carol Ryrie Brink
Oops, I accidently left you a blank message...please delete...I'm tired after a day of Thank you for the heads up about Carol Ryrie Brink's parents. I love to connect family members!
With appreciation.

Added by Ghost Town Gal on Oct 01, 2011 9:11 PM


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