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Pat Thomas (#47094871)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 3 days
RE: Simon Lakey, Sr 1828-1913
I love sharing family history. As a matter of fact I am going to the Library in Independence MO to do more research. I was just in Ava MO this summer and visited with some cousins. Do you have a account? Please let me know what you would like to know and if I have the info I will be glad to share. You are the first cousin I have been in contact with from the Wheeler side. Simon Lakey/Sarah Love's daughter Sarah Lakey is my Great grandmother married to William Hartley.

My email is

Best REgards,
Nell (Hartley) Beckman

Added by PurpleRosenb on Oct 09, 2014 4:35 PM

Family connections
I was wondering if you are on ancestry? I am researching my family heritage and it looks like we have two family lines in common - Lakey and Wheeler.

Added by PurpleRosenb on Oct 05, 2014 8:02 AM

Simon Lakey Sr.
I uploaded a photo of his headstone. I am his Great-great-great gandaughter. I found the photo on in the Lakey Family Tree.

Nell (Hartley) Beckman

Added by PurpleRosenb on Oct 05, 2014 7:55 AM

Theresa Brown
Kezziah Romines Lakey
Morning Pat;
As to what page that query was on all was remember
it was in the back.What got my attention was the name Caroline. Now I've done my fair share all seeing the research & I don't recall seeing the
name of Caroline with any of the Lakey men.Could be wrong tho lol.

Added by Theresa Brown on Jun 02, 2014 9:03 AM

Theresa Brown
Brushy knob Cem
Hey girl was wondering if you might help me. You see Brushy Knob Cem. isn't any where near Vera Cruz,Mo. It's in Brushy Knob,Douglas County,Mo.So how can I get it changed?


Added by Theresa Brown on May 04, 2014 9:53 PM

Theresa Brown
war records
yes I did. They had some useful info.


Added by Theresa Brown on May 04, 2014 11:44 AM

Theresa Brown
Dora M McBride Moore
Hey lady how are you? I've got some paper work on the Strongs & the man you put in as Dora's husband is not the one they have down for her. They have that she is married to a Harvey Moore.


Added by Theresa Brown on Apr 30, 2014 1:26 PM

Mark Gaines Miles
RE: Providence Church Cemetery
Good Morning Pat! The Methodist Church has not heard of this site because it was so long ago. A friend who lives here in Lowndes County, Mississippi found the deed for Providence Methodist Episcopal Church, I located it on the county maps by meets and bounds description. It is on the land owned by Rev. Nathaniel Lawrence who settled here in the 1820's and is behind his once plantation home. Also, I have a narrative written by a family member in the 1940's who said his father told him to "bury me up yonder in the old Providence Graveyard". I still have more research work to do before I can be absolutely sure. There are over 100 graves in this cemetery but only about 20 stones. More work has to be done on this.

Added by Mark Gaines Miles on Nov 16, 2013 8:01 AM

Theresa Brown
RE: Kasiah Romines Lakey correction
Hey Pat, I found where John Burcham Lakey is buried quiet by accident. He is buried in the Lakey cem, along with a Hartley. You know there is two Lakey cemeteries. The one where John is buried & one that has literally been destriyed. That really ticks me off when people do that.


Added by Theresa Brown on Aug 15, 2012 3:15 PM

Theresa Brown
Kasiah Romines Lakey
Hey lady how are you doing? As for myself to shabby. Question: what do you know about this lady? All I can find on her is that she was born in Ark.Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Added by Theresa Brown on Aug 15, 2012 11:53 AM

Theresa Brown
Nettie J.Rogers
I will give you some information on her.Her name is Phonetta Jane Robertson.She is the daughter of Malacca & Sarah Ross Robertson.She is
buried beside her husband William Henry Holman.She m/1 to John Jennings,m/2 to William Henry Holman,m/3to Samuel Privett,m/4 to Ambross Rogers.She had children by three of her marriages.By John Jennings,William Henry Holman & by Samuel Privett.She was already in find a grave when you put her in.


Added by Theresa Brown on Oct 05, 2011 12:13 PM

RE: John Scott Levan
Hello, we use a high res digital slr camera, sometimes with a large flash depends on the circumstances. they are scaled to meet findagraves size requirements and uploaded. We are different than many people, we record the entire cemetery by photographing it and reading it from the photos. If we have a reference such as written transcriptions or ones on find a grave many times they will fill in the blanks as long as part of the stone is readable. There were several there like this stone that were very hard to make out this one photographed very well. The only think we do is remove grass from a stone so it can be photographed, I don't like touching the stones at all and as with many of these older cemeteries time has damaged the stones as well as vandals.

Added by mark on Dec 29, 2010 7:04 AM

Charles W. Sanders
George L. Sanders
Hi Pat,

I went and made a memorial to him, as the easiest way to let you see the picture, I now know the picture came to me through a cousin Gary Sanders. I George is more closely related to you, I will transfer the memorial to you, and you can even delete it and re do it if you want.

Added by Charles W. Sanders on Aug 05, 2010 9:46 PM

Charles W. Sanders
George Lafayette Sanders
Hi Pat,

I was told that George was buried in the cemetery where you have his daughter Blanch, but I see you don't have a memorial to him there. Is he not buried there? Do you have a picture of him? I do, but don't know where I got it.

Added by Charles W. Sanders on Aug 01, 2010 9:06 PM

RE: 34695017 Solomon Lakey
You are quite welcome hon, anytime i find a obit for someone on here already i will send them the obit so it can be posted. I love to read the old ones.. it tells at times so much about them. enjoy

Added by JHarrison on Jun 29, 2010 2:32 PM

Theresa Brown
Alice Lakey
Good evening;

I just Alice Lakey's memorial you put in.
Honey child this lady had 10 children of her own,plus she raised one from Thomas's first marriage.If you don't have them let me know.But please don't put just two of the ten children in.

Theresa Brown

Added by Theresa Brown on Apr 09, 2010 10:23 PM

Theresa Brown
RE: John Scott Levan & Mary Emaline Lakey
Good Morning Pat:

I just read your message & yes I'd like to have all that you have on John & Mary Levan Thanks.

Theresa Brown

Added by Theresa Brown on Feb 19, 2010 10:37 AM

Theresa Brown
I left you a message concerning the Schudy's but now I'd like to talk to yoy about your research on the Lakey"s Romines,etc.I haven't found squat on Keziah Romines other than she was born in Ark.Sue has my Lakey book.I'm bringing
it home tomorrow.Has she been any help to you concerning the Lakey's? I have a colored copy of the Lakey coat of arms.I also have one or two pictures of James Thomas & Alice Dennis Lakey with their children as young & as adults.What Lakey's in perticular are you looking for?

Theresa Brown

Added by Theresa Brown on Jan 21, 2010 11:13 PM

RE: Mary Golliver
Thank you Pat, glad I could help add more info to her page..

Added by JHarrison on Dec 26, 2009 10:43 PM

No, I did not know them, but usually do some research on all whose graves I search for; the four Pegaus are all in the same row so if you want all and request the other three, it will be easier for me to post shots for each.

Do you have any idea what month Mary Levan Pegau died in 1963 as the "search" function is not returning any results for her, but I could probably find her obit by calling up dates around the time she died.

Added by CryptoGrammy on Dec 26, 2009 6:06 PM

obituary not online, but death record found here:;searchType=standard;placeId=55;surname=pegau;eventPlace=New%20Mexico%2C%20United%20States

Added by CryptoGrammy on Dec 26, 2009 12:30 PM

Mark and Kay
RE: Mary S
Talked to Kay, she said that the lady that is in charge of the Ava cemetery gets so much money a year from the city to replace the older headstones.
Maybe this is what has happened, I will find out Monday if possible.

Added by Mark and Kay on Sep 20, 2009 7:40 AM

Mark and Kay
RE: Mary S
Pat, Kay and I are happy to have been able to get Marys headstone picture We know the lady that takes care of all the records for the Ava cemetery, if you would like we can call her and see if she might be able to fill in the blanks.

Added by Mark and Kay on Sep 19, 2009 9:48 AM

Mechelle Wallace
Hello Pat...
I tried emailing you and it was returned. Thank you for the additions/corrections, and I will get them changed asap.
I am only half finished adding the names/plots
from the list that I have. It was made in the 1940's by Charlotte Wallace Murray.
I am in touch with Wallace & Buchanan family members. I would love to hear from you.

I am Nathan Earl Wallace's g-daughter, his father was Sebastian "Streeter" and mother was Martha Emeline Buchanan Wallace.

Fresno, CA.

Added by Mechelle Wallace on Jun 15, 2009 10:50 AM


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