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Mike Burson (#47140546)
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Lora Peppers
Briley's book
Here is what the Piney Woods Journal Site says: Nightriders: Inside Story of the West and Kimbrell Clan
By Richard Briley III, Commentaries by Loyd J. Harrison and P.C. Lang
First published by the author in 1963, the book was reprinted by Dogwood Press, Hemphill, TX. The story recounts the bloody reign of the post-Civil War gang in the area of North Central Louisiana along the east-west route leading to Texas. Available at Pea Patch Gallery in Winnfield and other locations, around $20 per copy.

Added by Lora Peppers on Jul 05, 2013 8:22 AM

Lora Peppers
Briley's book
Just checked this website: and it states they are about $20 per copy in various stores in Winnfield. If you can't get to Winnfield, I'd suggest trying to find an address for Gregg Davies, one of the descendants of the Nightriders. If anybody would know, Gregg would! He lives down there.

Added by Lora Peppers on Jul 05, 2013 7:24 AM

Iris Meshell
Charlene McBroom Fairris (#112812970)
Mike ... Everything looks great on her obit; only thing I noticed was the spelling of her half-sister Melba's last name. It should be "Hartzell". This was LaJoy's daughter by his first marriage.

Added by Iris Meshell on Jun 24, 2013 8:55 PM

Iris Meshell
RE: Mr. Shaw at Strong Cemetery
Hmmm ... You probably need to ask Big Boy Bender or Jeane about this. They would know for sure, and also exactly where his grave is.

Added by Iris Meshell on May 22, 2013 8:26 AM

Iris Meshell
RE: Ronnie McClendon (#110340729)
De Nada!

Added by Iris Meshell on May 20, 2013 9:41 AM

Iris Meshell
Mr. Shaw at Strong Cemetery
Mike ... He must not have a tombstone. My son and I took photos of every stone we could find.

Added by Iris Meshell on May 19, 2013 6:16 PM

Iris Meshell
Ronnie McClendon (#110340729)
Mike ... I pulled up Ronnie's memorial and the creator had already posted his photo. I found links for his parents (Leo & Edrie) and sent a S.A.C. for these to be added.

Added by Iris Meshell on May 19, 2013 5:30 PM

RE: Frank Duvall
You're very welcome!

Added by shangreer22 on May 16, 2013 6:35 PM

Kenneth Hockin
Ronald Leo "Mac" McLendon
Hi Mike, I have updated Ronald Leo "Mac" McCLendon on Find A Grave Memorial# 110340729 with the information you gave me. Thanks very much, I think it's important that we make these memorials as correct as possible for future generations.

Ken Hockin
Alvin, Texas

Added by Kenneth Hockin on May 14, 2013 11:59 AM

Iris Meshell
RE: Oscar Robert Peachy
He could be in an unmarked grave, or perhaps in another cemetery???

Added by Iris Meshell on Apr 30, 2013 8:02 AM

Iris Meshell
RE: Oscar Robert Peachey
My son and I took photos of all the graves at Rest Haven that didn't have them. With info from the photos I created the new memorials. I can understand someone not being able to find a stone there. It's a very large cemetery.

Added by Iris Meshell on Apr 29, 2013 7:21 PM

melody ackman
Both Lydia and Jonathan were the children of Joseph Burson Jr and his father was Joseph Burson married to Rachael Potts. I can go back any farther on the Burson side but Rachael Potts parents were Jona and Mary Thomaston Burson. Both of them immigrated from Whales. Jona died in Virginia and Mary in Philly. Rachael and Joseph Burson both died in Virginia. If this sound like your ppart of the family I saw Welcome to the family cousin so may times removed. LOL

Added by melody ackman on Apr 27, 2013 4:04 PM

melody ackman
Burson family
My great grand mother 4x removed Mahely york was married to John R williams. Her father was William York and he was married to Lydia Burson. She was the daughter of Jospeh Burson. He was the son of Joseph and Rachel Potts Burson. Lydia Burson was the sister of Jonathan Burson who was the father of Isaac Burson. Isaac was the father of David Lawson Burson. If that makes any sence to you.

Added by melody ackman on Apr 27, 2013 3:52 PM

melody ackman
Burson family
I dont know if you knew this or not but your grandfather David was my second cousin 5 X removed. Just a little information you could add if you like

Melody Ackman

Added by melody ackman on Apr 27, 2013 12:00 PM

Steve Howe
RE: Mary Duvall
You are very welcome!

Added by Steve Howe on Apr 10, 2013 6:34 PM

Steve Ingram
RE: John Lewis Bundrum
your welcome

Added by Steve Ingram on Mar 25, 2013 9:40 AM

Iris Meshell
RE: Pennington
I was up to: linking the Penningtons' daughter (buried at Fredonia) to them; I had a hard time finding John W. because of that "dot"!

Added by Iris Meshell on Mar 13, 2013 9:51 AM

Gayle Dawkins
RE: Donna Tucker
No I did not. I will have to look that up. Thanks so much for that info.

Added by Gayle Dawkins on Mar 09, 2013 1:14 PM

Iris Meshell
RE: Caroline Rawles Wheelis
You were probably in a hurry.

Added by Iris Meshell on Mar 04, 2013 10:37 AM

Iris Meshell
RE: Lola Ford
Just a little help from Ancestry ..... this is a HUGE cemetery, and I'm trying to link kinfolks on all of the memorials I created there. Mrs. Lola was a spouse of one of mine (I think). I went back to Sweet Home yesterday and took a few pictures.

Added by Iris Meshell on Feb 24, 2013 10:49 AM

Ania Sumbry
RE: John Lee McVicker
Thank you so very much for updating my Grandfather's information; you have no idea how this means to me.

Can I ask you how you know my Grandfather & Grandmother?

About Love Lee McVicker's Death. I'd have to speak with my mother. I was 15 at the time and truly don't have much to go on. What exactly are you looking for?

Added by Ania Sumbry on Feb 15, 2013 1:20 PM

Iris Meshell
RE: Johdded to his name as requestedn Pennington
Neat ... Thanks. What happened to this subject line?

Added by Iris Meshell on Jan 10, 2013 1:43 PM

Coid Castleberry
When I found this stone , it was a single , there is still a empty plot next to him. Thought you his wife might be beside him. Someone keeps fresh flowers on his grave. Not sure if this can help you find his wife.

Added by S.E.M. on Jan 08, 2013 12:32 PM

Iris Meshell
RE: Joe B. Murphy
We've just been taking pictures at Rest Haven for the past week or so. My son is helping me; this cemetery is much larger than I ever thought!

Added by Iris Meshell on Jan 04, 2013 3:00 AM

Miller Krause
Hi Mike Burson,

My name is Miller Krause and I found you through Find-A-Grave. I can't help but to believe we are relatives.

My maternal grandmother's name is Jane Pearson Miller (birth name Paulina Jane Melissa Pearson). Her mother's name was Calesta Pearson (birth name Mary Calesta Burson). Calesta's mother was Sarah Pearl Albritton Burson, who married Joseph Milton Burson. My maternal grandmother, Jane, is still alive and well at 87 and has a lot of family memorabilia, they were a very close family.

Let me know,

Miller Krause of Dallas.

Added by Miller Krause on Dec 11, 2012 5:24 PM


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