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Erin Jackson (#47131067)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 29 days
R Long & Family
I sent some updates to Berrong to your Grandpa this week. Are you taking pictures at Berrong? I can send you the Berrong map electronically.


Added by R Long & Family on Dec 06, 2014 2:26 PM

Kerry Steiner
Okay, we can scratch part of my theory on the earlier message :) I still think Martha Abernathy was not Martha E.'s mother due to the birth/marriage dates; however, I don't think the James and Margaret Jackson I found in the 1860 census is our James Jackson because I found him and Martha in the 1870 census with several children. And the quest continues... Don't we just love it?!

Added by Kerry Steiner on Nov 26, 2014 9:07 PM

Kerry Steiner
Martha E Jackson Memorial# 54751378
Hello and thank you for all of the contributions you've made to Find A Grave!! It's people like you that allow us to find those missing pieces or pay tribute to our loved ones who are buried far away.

I suspect that Martha Abernathy was not Martha E's birth mother. Martha E was born in Jan 1870; James Jackson married Martha Abernathy the following April. I believe that Martha E's birth mother may be the Margaret b. 1829 in Ohio that appears with James in the 1860 census, and that she likely died in childbirth, hence the reason James remarried so quickly. Just a theory, but either way, it was not common in those days for the baby to be born prior to the marriage. Times have indeed changed and future genealogists will have their work cut out for them, hey?

Best regards,

Added by Kerry Steiner on Nov 26, 2014 5:32 PM

Ruth Smith
RE: The Porter Puzzle
Well Erin this is a mystery. I called the Russell Heights cemetery office which is at the court house (I think) in Jackson and she could not give me that information over the phone and suggested I drive out there. It will be a while before I can get over there - could you go? How strange that Walter and Virginia Porter are listed at both R.H. and Cape County memorial. I know for sure they are at Cape County and took the pictures yesterday. Why would they be at both places? Strange. Please let me know ok? thanks Ruth

Added by Ruth Smith on Nov 10, 2014 7:15 AM

Ruth Smith
Walter and Virginia Porter
Erin: I have a new mystery for you. I just got back from Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery half way between Cape and Jackson because someone had requested a picture of the grave of Walter Porter. in order to find where it is located in that huge cemetery, I have to go to the Archives in Jackson. Their records show both Walter and Virginia Porter are buried at Cape County Memorial Park cemetery and I took pictures of them. Yet they are also at the cemetery in Jackson and you have pictures of graves for both of them. How can this be? I went ahead and added Virginia Porter to Cape County and put their pictures on but let me know what you think?? Thanks. Ruth Smith

Added by Ruth Smith on Nov 09, 2014 3:01 PM

Ruth Smith
RE: Alice Maze
Erin: You are welcome. You are correct that there is no grave marker for Alica Maze. I should have indicated that on her page so added that . In "row walking" as they call it one can sometimes miss a grave but hopefully all of the graves at Fairmount with stones have been photographed. Ruth

Added by Ruth Smith on Nov 04, 2014 9:16 PM

Lynn B B
Margaret E. Trail Ferrell
Erin, check out David E. Ferrell's Find A Grave memorial for more info re their marriage date and place. I got that info from Jerry Ferrell's tree on He is decended from Paul Postal's brother, Merity Green.

Added by Lynn B B on Oct 02, 2014 10:25 PM

thank you very much, have a great week. Mike in Missouri

Added by JMW on Sep 30, 2014 8:43 PM

Ruth Smith
RE: Okie Kimbrough
Well that is still a mystery. The Social Security death record which I found on has these dates: born Nov. 27, 1892 and died April 1984. So that is different than the cemetery records which state she was born Nov. 27, 1893. It also stated her last known residence was Advance, Stoddard County, Mo. I don't know what to suggest?
But whatever you decide is fine with me. Ruth Smith

Added by Ruth Smith on Jul 06, 2014 4:30 PM

Ruth Smith
Okie Kimbrough
Today at the Jackson Missouri Historical Archives, I looked for Okie Kimbrough at Cape County memorial Cemetery and she is not listed there. There is a picture of her grave at the Balch Chapel Cemetery at Zalma, Bollinger County - are you sure she is not buried there? The dates are the same. I am attempting to take pictures of the 154 requests at Cape County memorial - if you think she is buried there, would you have any idea where? The lady in the office out there told me on the phone that "she cannot look up any burial for me". So what to do?
If your memorial page is a duplicate, could you transfer your information to the one in Bollinger County? Thanks for your help. Ruth

Added by Ruth Smith on Apr 29, 2014 1:44 PM

Ken Buttry
RE: Ida Lemons
Hi Erin, Yes, Greg is a first cousin, once removed. His grandfather, Raymond 'Buck' Buttry, and my father, Willie 'Bill' Buttry, were brothers.


Added by Ken Buttry on Feb 24, 2014 4:38 PM

Lynn B B
Margaret E. Trail Ferrell
Also, her death cert. #7191 says she's buried at "Sands Cemetery". ???? Under cause of death, it says something like "this party had no physician and facts are stated by son" Hmmmmmm......

Added by Lynn B B on Mar 31, 2013 1:56 PM

Lynn B B
Margaret E. Trail Ferrell
Hi, Erin. I noticed there are 2 Find A Grave memorials for her--yours and # 97100869, created later. Yours says she's at Memorial Park Cemetery; the other one says she's at Dogwood. Which is correct? The other one also has her son William Fred Ferrell listed... will you let me know how this is resolved, so I can let other relatives know? Thanks. Lynn

Added by Lynn B B on Mar 31, 2013 1:54 PM

R Long & Family
Esther Gregory Shirrell
What was Esther's middle name? There is an Ester V. Gregory on the Berrong Cemetery map. Could this be the same woman?

Added by R Long & Family on Mar 10, 2013 4:33 PM

Larry Johnson
RE: Joseph Looney
Looks good and thanks for the additional links to family members. The headstone of his wife was apparently added much later than at the time of her death. I knew a couple of descendants of Joseph Looney and they looked long and hard trying to figure out his ties to the extensive Robert and Elizabeth Looney family of 1742 Botetourt Co, Virginia. As far as I know they still have not figured it out. Thanks for the update.

Added by Larry Johnson on Jan 25, 2013 4:52 PM

REYNOLDS headstone
Hi Erin,

I have been out of researching genealogy for months due to ongoing family health problems. However, I am getting back into it.

I have a photo request for you, if you have the time: My great-great-grandfather James Reynolds, buried at St. John's United Church of Christ in Fruitland. (

Thanks, and hope you're doing well.

- Jordan

Added by Jordan on Aug 05, 2012 11:02 AM

R Long & Family
surnames: Long, Talley, Abernathy
I have these in my family tree.

Have you checked the "Shoe Cobbler's Kin" books by Lorena Shell Eaker? If you're near Marble Hill, MO you can look at one at the Bollinger County Library. If you already know this, my apology.

Added by R Long & Family on Jul 17, 2012 10:56 AM

Pleze Randolph
I just visited Hall Church cemetery. It is much more overgrown than the picture on the website.
I was able to get the birth and death dates off of Pleze's stone.
5 Jun 1912
11 Sept 1934

Added by Randi on Jul 13, 2012 4:49 PM

Brent Gillespie
Additions & Links 5-20-12
Thank You for the additional info & links for James Corzine in Dudley Cemetery & Fern Corzine in Amrstead Dowdy Cemetery. All has been added.

Added by Brent Gillespie on Jun 15, 2012 3:44 PM

Graver Gal
RE: Thank you!
Thanks, messages like yours make it all worth it. I'm glad I could help.

Added by Graver Gal on May 20, 2012 11:15 AM

Sonja Turner
Susannah Hunsucker Drume tombstone
Thanks, Erin! I have placed the photo on my site giving you full credit for the photo! It is greatly appreciated :)

Added by Sonja Turner on Mar 08, 2012 8:40 AM

Sonja Turner
Find A Grave Memorial# 74834432
Susannah (Hunsucker) Drum's Memorial
Erin, I was so delighted to see a picture of my husband's 3rd great-grandmother's tombstone that you placed on Find-A-Grave! May I have your permission to use this photo on my site? I will give you credit for the photo. This is so exciting and so appreciated :) Sonja

Added by Sonja Turner on Mar 07, 2012 4:16 PM

Brent Gillespie
Morgan Memorial Park
Thank you for the info for Martha Caroline (Pixley) Poe. It has been added. You might want to double check me on the links & other info I posted for Martha & her husband Willie. I didn't have any real good source. If I am wrong please tell me so I can correct it. Hope all is going well!! Good to hear from you.

Added by Brent Gillespie on Dec 09, 2011 7:55 PM

Memory Keeper
Erin, thanks for linking Jackson &Anna.

Added by Memory Keeper on Nov 24, 2011 8:49 PM

Henry Steele
Erin, I'm so sorry that you did not have an "AH-HA" moment with Henry's stone. Well, 1833 was a long time ago and generally headstones were of soft stone back then and they didn't wear well. I feel strongly that Snider was his final resting place but I doubt that more searching would turn up anything positive. Thank you for searching. Sam Steele

Added by samsteele on Nov 09, 2011 8:17 PM


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