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Debbie (#47077117)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 19 days
RE: Charles Edward Mott
Thank you so much Debby for sharing information & for the time you take to do all the work you have done. I am going on my first outing to post requested information in my area. I am glad to be able to help others as you have helped me. Thank you again.


Added by Becky on Oct 17, 2013 1:41 PM

RE: Charles Edward Mott
Thank you. I just discovered this site last week. I have been researching my family for several years & located information in Charle's obituary of Native American membership that have been searching for since 1989. I have also located family. cemeteries in several states that would have taken years to locate. I am very thankful for this information & the volunteers who have made this possible. I have registered to help other people in their search. Thank you again.

Becky Manley West

Added by Becky on Oct 16, 2013 1:18 PM

Charles Edward Mott
Hi Debbie.
Do you know any Motts from Kentucky? My mother's father was Deller Lee Mott. His father was Charles Edward Mott married to Harriett Burklow both from Crittenden Co, Ky. His oldest brother was Johnny Mott. My mother's mother was Katie Ellen Cordelia Stovall. They moved to SE, Mo &raised their children. I am hoping you may be able to help me connect Native American Ancestry.
With the names & state being in common, do think there may be a family connection?

Thank you for your help.

Added by Becky on Oct 10, 2013 2:59 PM

RE: Julia Grimes Thrasher
Campbell MO area Thrasher burials -

Woodlawn Cemetery
THRASHER ALFRED 13 SEP 1920 16 AUG 2007 wife Mary Neola Reed

THRASHER MARY NEOLA 13 DEC 1921 14 NOV 1986 husband Alfred father Earl Reed mother Jhoncie Iona Parrent

THRASHER FREDDIE EARL 8 APR 1950 12 JUN 1950 father Alfred Thrasher mother Mary Neola Reed

EZELL SHIRLEY 21 JUL 1927 2 DEC 2008 Mereda Mae Thrasher Mike Edward Ezell Ethel May Ligon

MADDOX JOHN DANIEL 6 NOV 1976 27 MAR 1993 father Mr Maddox mother Barbara Elaine Thrasher

MCDANIEL LAURA EUNICE 3 SEP 1923 23 APR 2013 spouses Leon Dow Croom/L T McDaniel father Jim Littlefield mother Myrtle Thrasher

PETERSON BRUCE PERRY 31 JUL 1979 28 JAN 2005 father William Charles Peterson mother Barbara Elaine Thrasher

Gravel Hill


THRASHER GEORGE W 2 FEB 1858 18 MAR 1926 father George Thrasher

THRASHER JOHN A 10 JUN 1891 10 MAR 1947

THRASHER JULIA A JAN 1875 12 FEB 1917 wife of Cicero A Thrasher father Otho D Grimes mother Mary Ann Hankins

Hope this helps.


Added by Debbi on Sep 20, 2013 2:28 AM

RE: Julia Grimes Thrasher
First, thanks for the transfer of Jack Vaughan's memorial. I really appreciate it.

Second, with regard to the Thrasher burial - I have 5 burials in Gravel Hill, they being Alpha, Clarence, George, John and Julia. Of these George and Julia are in unmarked graves. My suggestion would be to see if the other 3 are buried very close to each other if not next to each other. Then see if by chance there are unmarked graves next to them. You can tell by looking at the ground level - sunken means there is a burial. Another way would be to prod the ground. There is always the chance that you might find a gravestone that has sunken to below ground level and needs to be brought to surface for cleaning and/or reading. I haven't done this personally but have gotten lucky by others doing it and ending up finding some who were in my husband's family.

If you ever decide to prod I would suggest you get a 7 to 8-ft length rod and mark each foot so you know how far down you have went. Caskets are suppose to be buried 6 ft below surface and I take that as meaning the bottom of the casket or vault is 6 ft down which would put the top of the casket or vault at probably around 4 feet. Of course going back to 1917 (Julia's death year) she could have been buried in just a pine box which may have rotted through the years and you won't know unless you happen to hit it and break through it. I believe graves were usually 4 x 8 ft which allowed for the gravestone or footstone.

Gravel Hill Cemetery was originally the Gravel Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. The church was in front of the cemetery from what I've been told and after the membership disbanded the church burned. Some say the records were given to the United Methodist Church in Campbell but some years ago I talked to the then minister there and was told they had no records prior to the organization of that particular church. I don't know when the church was organized but if it was before 1917, I would think the records are there and perhaps the minister was not aware of it.

Added by Debbi on Sep 17, 2013 5:25 AM

Shirley Wadell
Thomas Blackwell - Pollard Cemetery - Poor House
Thank you for all the information. I did check out the Find a Grave posting you put up for Thomas Blackwell and you should add the names of his parents: Eli Walker Blackwell and Lucretia Lucy Bruce.
All I know about Thomas's wife Sarah is she was b. about 1869 KY according to the 1920 census. The 1940 census shows her as b.1863 KY, but I truly think that is too early for her. I tried to find her death certificate for Missouri but could not find it.
And I did check out the Poor farm in Stoddard County site but Thomas Blackwell is not listed among the names.
Thank you so much! Shirley :)

Added by Shirley Wadell on Aug 13, 2013 6:35 PM

Shirley Wadell
Pollard Cemetery
Debbie: Hi. I'm trying to find someone buried in Pollard Cemetery. This person is Thomas Blackwell b.Dec 2, 1867 d. Jan 29, 1943. On the second page of his d.certificate, he states: "This man was an inmate of the County Poor Farm and very little was known of his past, therefore it was impossible to complete the death certificate. He was buried by the manager of the institution thus leaving no necessity for embalmer and undertaker's statement".
What does it mean about "inmate of the County Poor Farm"?
Thanks, Shirley :)

Added by Shirley Wadell on Aug 12, 2013 3:34 PM

Oscar Barnes family links
Thanks Debbie! That was quick! How appropriate that the fireman's pole is attached to the memorial. It's magnificent. My dad worked with Mr. Barnes at the KFD for 40 years, and he also had the "fireman's funeral".
Thanks again!
Tom in Memphis

Added by Tom on Jul 04, 2013 5:13 PM

Tom Fenton
I am the eldest son of Thomas Fenton and Elsie Sheehan Fenton. I would like to exchange information with you about your Dad and Grandmother.
Tom Fenton

Added by Tom Fenton on May 09, 2013 8:10 PM

Debi Burgess
RE: virginia
She was a very sweet woman. I am so sorry for the loss your family has experienced.

Added by Debi Burgess on Apr 06, 2013 10:32 AM

Mr. Day
RE: Larry Reed Emerson
Oh thank you so much Debbie. That is very kind of you. :-)

Joe Day

Added by Mr. Day on Mar 11, 2013 9:33 PM

Brent Gillespie
8-2-12 Additions
Thank you for the link to the death cert for Lou Emma Bell Williams in Essex Cemetery. It has been added. And yes I am very behind again.

Added by Brent Gillespie on Feb 20, 2013 2:59 PM

Scott Beacham
Peck Pelts
Thanks so much for creating the memorial for my Uncle Peck and for the transfer and link to his parents. Thanks for all your efforts.

Added by Scott Beacham on Feb 14, 2013 8:18 PM

New England Family
Thank You Debbie!
You are so kind to take the time to do this.Its really is nice to see evidence of our ancestors.Thanks to people like you.Terri

Added by New England Family on Feb 06, 2013 5:41 AM

Everett Mefford
Steven Albert Harmon 17804271
I am sorry I said my cousin's father was Sr however he is Jr and the memorial number I gave you is correct.

Added by Everett Mefford on Feb 05, 2013 10:11 PM

RE: Jamie Byrd
You are welcome, please do the same for me if need be. God bless you also. Jo Ann

Added by jograndma on Feb 05, 2013 8:04 AM

"William Altom m Pearlie
Do you know who has the death cer # 7303 I would love to know who his parents are.
Thank you Angie

Added by angelfish on Dec 01, 2012 10:03 AM

Thank you
Thank you so much for the lovely momentos you left on my Daddy and Granny's sites. Your kind words warmed my heart. You are very caring and kind. It's so wonderful to find people like you on Find A Grave.
Rebecca B

Added by Rebecca on Nov 18, 2012 12:00 AM

Arthur Read
RE: transfer
Thank You Debbie I wish more people viewed it like that and same here if I can help you in any way feel free to ask .

Added by Arthur Read on Oct 29, 2012 12:07 AM

Arthur Read
Debbie I'm Judy Reads husband can you transfer her Find A Grave account to me as so I can complete it please. Her # is 65073816. Thank You

Added by Arthur Read on Oct 26, 2012 11:13 AM

Rick Sturgis
RE: William Chapman
I always look for and photograph a spouse's marker if I receive a single request. I did not see a marker for Lizzie so if her grave is next to William it is unmarked

Added by Rick Sturgis on Aug 02, 2012 8:04 PM

RE: Lizzie
I'm sorry, I sure don't. On Facebook, I am in touch with her grandson to see if he knows. I hope to fill in some blanks, including Lizzie's burial site.

Added by manchaca on Aug 02, 2012 2:51 PM

RE: Caroline George Walls
she will not be forgotten and thank you! I am sure there are alot of people that are forgotten though. I have a friend that wants to do some of that at local graves.

Added by debi on Jul 29, 2012 4:28 PM

RE: Caroline George Walls
thanks for transferring her to me - she was my grandmother.

Added by debi on Jul 27, 2012 9:00 PM

James Robert Weidman
Waldron Family
I am James Robert Weidman, son of
Robert Simmons Weidman, the son of
Anna Virginia(Hutton) Weidman, the sister of
Frances Lucille (Hutton) Waldron.

Added by James Robert Weidman on Jul 18, 2012 11:15 PM


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