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Grady Whitney (#47128897)
 member for 5 years, 4 months, 10 days
Barrier Cemetery
Hi, Grady! THANK YOU for YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS, here! They are very much appreciated, Sir.

I see you photographed a tombstone for the Barrier Cemetery in Omaha, Texas.

Was the marker illegible?

I am looking for a relative in this vicinity who passed away in 1879 - Olivia Green Burge - my GG Grandmother; thus, my curiosity.

Beautiful picture, by the way!

Any help you could provide would be much appreciated.


j* (Judith L. Newman - Mesquite, Texas)

Added by j* on Jul 14, 2014 6:24 PM

Minnie B. Pickens
Minnie Randolph married Houston Pickens in 1896. By 1910, they were divorced. He remarried by 1920 to Minnie D. I added a page for his second wife. Would you mind removing the photo from his first wife's page and post it on Minnie D.'s page? I appreciate your help. Thank you!

Added by Geno-seeker on Jun 09, 2014 9:16 PM

Helen Baker Foglesong
Louise Skelton Memorial
Grady,thank you so much for transferring my great grandmother's memorial to me. I really appreciate it, and thank you for creating this memorial so that the other family members and I could see it! Merry Christmas! Helen Foglesong - #47837310

Added by Helen Baker Foglesong on Dec 18, 2013 2:54 PM

Wesley Chamblee
Thank you very much for transferring him to me and thank you very much for all your hard work on his memorial as well!!!

Added by Michelle on Nov 13, 2013 6:48 PM

RE: Hobson
To answer your question truthfully- I don't know!
In this case I assume "Chass" would be referring to his given name Chasten.
With my limited search I was unable to find out anything about the son; we always wonder "what happened" when someone so young dies. There are many more questions than answers although sometimes an obit will give you some insight. Thanks for the link!

Added by McKenzie-Roberts on Oct 08, 2013 7:42 PM

C. C
Ella Woolsey
Thank you so much for the update to this memorial but then a tranfer was beyond kind . cc

Added by C. C on Sep 27, 2013 6:19 AM

Jeff Glazner
Alexander Carter Taylor 1858-1958
Mr Whitney-

Alexander Taylor was my great grandfather. His daughter Nancy Anna Taylor Morton was the mother of Ollie Morton Glazner, my mother.
I am 76 years old and grew up west of Anson, Texas in Jones County. I recall going to east Texas when I was about 8 or 10 years old for Mr Taylor's birthday celebration. (probably his 90th)
It would be interesting to learn how you are connected to him. If you have time, please advise me.
Jeff Glazner
2115 Cherokee Loop
Graham, Texas 76450

Added by Jeff Glazner on Jul 15, 2013 12:21 PM

Gerry Gieger
Sorry, I didn't see yours before I posted the photos of the Markers...

Added by Gerry Gieger on Jul 14, 2013 6:22 PM

Debbie (Burger) Wheeler
James Madison Whitney
Dear Grady -
I was going through Find A Grave to see if there had been any new additions, when I came across -
JAMES MADISON WHITNEY - I have believed for the past 15 years that his wife's maiden name was MARY ANN BURRIS, but couldn't prove it. I also had come across RACHEL POINDEXTER and AARON WHITNEY as his parents, but couldn't prove it either. I see that your posts lists all 3 of these names.
My husband is related to James Madison Whitney through is paternal grandfather. To back date them for you -
Roger Dale Wheeler (My Husband)
Samuel Kendrick Wheeler (Roger's Father)
Samuel Harrison Wheeler (Grandfather)
Bartley Wheeler (Great-Grandfather) married Eliza Ellen Whitney - they had 13 children. I am going from memory here, so hope I have the children correct.
Would you happen to be related to James and Mary? Eliza Ellen (Whitney) Wheeler died sometime between 1890 and 1910 - I have yet to find her grave. I know that some of the Wheeler children stayed in Missouri, Bartley and most of the children moved to Oklahoma - around the Stroud area. Rebecca married a Beard and moved to Nebraska and died in California.

Added by Debbie (Burger) Wheeler on Jun 20, 2013 4:38 PM

Amy Ownbey
You said you wanted to hear from descendants of Alfred Ayers Phifer, etc. Alfred's son, Edward Clarence Phifer, was my maternal grandmother's father. I notice you only have Alda listed as Edward's child. Alda had a twin, Alfred, and another sister, Effie Maurine, who was my grandmother. Hope this helps! I wish there was some way to directly order tombstone pics so that I didn't have to print them out. But thank you for all your work!!

Added by Amy Ownbey on Jun 04, 2013 2:37 PM

Cecil Brittion Presley
Also could you put Mr Presley's nick name on his memorial ? Every one knew him as SKINNY Thanks

Added by PATTIE STORY HACKLER Mc... on May 16, 2013 8:38 AM

53756627 is the Find A Grave number for Katherine Presleys husband, Cecil Brittion Presley. Please link the memorials. Thanks hope you are well. I am better, been a long 2 years since my husband died and I have been in grief counceling. My son, Mike and his wife just had a baby boy so I am excited about that. Love ya friend. Take care. Pattie

Added by PATTIE STORY HACKLER Mc... on May 16, 2013 8:36 AM

DNA rocks!!
Lisa R Franklin
Admin, Franklin Y DNA Project

Added by A on May 01, 2013 1:28 PM

Michael "Mike" Lockett
RE: Jame Trawick
Hi, Thank you for your email. And you are certainly right. Yours was earliest. I didn't even look since neither were mine and, well, I just didn't look. The other one was right about the name. Maybe a coin toss. But I appreciate your spirit of Find-a-Grave. You just deleted yours and went on. I mean that. This is for the ancesters, and some for us. To me I honor them by linking family together, maybe one last time. In any case, I really thank you. Mike Lockett

Added by Michael "Mike" Lockett on Apr 27, 2013 3:24 PM

Nancy Jane Faulk White Adams
Ethel Marie Wilborn
Do you mind if I use the picture in my tree?
Thanks so much for taking it.

Added by Nancy Jane Faulk White A... on Jan 07, 2013 7:20 PM

RE: Marion Carter
Thanks so very much for transferring this memorial to me. It's very much appreciated!

Added by daveandlibby on Dec 15, 2012 7:08 AM

Sharron Stroud Brittain
Burial: Wards Creek Cemetery Simms (Bowie County) Bowie County Texas, USA
Do you know if someone in this area can go take pictures of the Brooks family graves please.

Added by Sharron Stroud Brittain on Dec 14, 2012 12:29 PM

Lillie E Harris #53756368
Thank you for creating the Memorials for this Cemetery. Do you think everyone has been indexed? Do you live in the area to take photo request?

Would you mind linking Lillie with her parents, please and adding her maiden name, Robinson? Thank you!

Mother is Eliza Hamiter Robinson #31121714
Father is Dr. David T. Robinson #31121713

Added by Paula on Dec 04, 2012 10:41 PM

W.G. Pitchford weds Laura Harlan, Allen County KY
Hi Grady,

Yes to your question. William George Pitchford married Laura Harlan. The Pitchfords and Harlans came from Kentucky. Do you live in Avinger?

William G and Laura had 4 kids. 3 of which are buried in Avinger Cemetery; Maude Pitchford McCain and husband, Ruth Pitchford Bridge and husband, and Harlan Bridges Pitchford ( his wife, Mary Margaret, may be in Avinger as well, just haven't found her yet). Their son Hall Gatewood Pitchford is buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Tyler County. There are Harlans in Tyler County.

Harlan Bridges had a son, Harlan Bridges Jr. and the son was a post master there. Their initials are H.B.!

Homer King (a Harlan) and I (a Pitchford) are realted distantly and have worked on the Harlan/Pitchford connection. Anything else you know tell us.

Thanks so much for the transfer, I like to work on families and bring them back together. I'll be putting some more updates on Ruth shortly.


Added by BLPitchford on Aug 06, 2012 6:02 PM

Tricia the Spirit Chaser
RE: Jacob G. Rhyne
So sorry, as the young folks say "my bad"....I meant his wife Susan's parents were Cloningers. Sorry, please remove that information from Jacob Rhyne/Avinger Cem/Avinger, Tx.

Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser on Jul 23, 2012 3:46 PM

Edward L Strother
Use of photos
Hi Grady,
I was delighted to find your photos of the tombstones for Nancy C. Greer and her husband Thomas J. Greer on the Find A Grave Web site. May I have your permission to use the photos on another Web site?

I am a member of the William Strother Society and responsible for maintenance of their Web site at . Nancy Greer is a Strother descendant (my great grandaunt). I would like to include your photos with the personal information for Nancy that is included in the Strother family database on that Web site. Of course, we would note that the photos are provided "Courtesy of Grady Whitney at Find A Grave."

Added by Edward L Strother on Jun 12, 2012 10:02 AM

Maredia Haddock
Clonis and Dora Smith are my husband's great uncle & aunt. Tell him to request from me if closer related. I am working on our tree. So I will know.

You might just forward this message to him.

Thanks for your help. Maredia 47027498

Added by Maredia Haddock on May 04, 2012 7:38 AM

Maredia Haddock
Is the other person closer related? It is not my husband requesting. I only requested Clonis Edward Smith and his wife, Dora Smith.

Thank you, Maredia 47027498

Added by Maredia Haddock on May 03, 2012 6:03 PM

Heartland Volunteer
Andrew Carroll Whitney
Regarding Andrew Carroll Whitney, buried in Oak Park Cemetery, Chandler, OK: thank you for verification of his middle and last names. And no, I do not know any Whitneys. Sorry I can be of no assistance...

Added by Heartland Volunteer on Apr 08, 2012 2:18 PM

Bobby Freeman
Memorial Transfer
Can you please transfer F.A.G. Memorial # 53756358, Gary Hardy to me? I am his cousin on his Mothers side. Thank you for your help.

Added by Bobby Freeman on Apr 08, 2012 9:50 AM


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