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Dawn Kelley (#47319272)
 member for 4 years, 10 months, 15 days
Allan Thomas
Fred Thomas Sr
Thank you so much for adding my Great Grandfather, Fred Thomas, I've looked for him for years. I hope you will go here
and read the Mother's Day Letter he wrote his Mom

Added by Allan Thomas on May 15, 2015 3:07 PM

Adawehi Layton
Wanting to know more

Hello I am the direct decendant of Margarett and Zachariah West. I am related by their daughter Lucy Virginia West and Samuel McCasland , etc.

I heard that Margaret Elizabeth "Mattie" Martin West and James Henry Martin were adopted by Jessie and Francis Martin. Thats why the marriage and the births do not match. Its just something I have heard over the years on my mother's family. IDK if their is any real proof or not, just thought it might be worth checking into.

You can send me an email :

Angela Layton

Added by Adawehi Layton on Mar 20, 2015 4:00 PM

Neil & Sharon
RE: Prell family of Kansas
Hi Dawn,
I am not related to the Prell family, but was at a flea market this weekend and came across a picture of the Prell family. I bought the picture because I can't stand the thought of a family photo not being with the family! It is a wonderful (good size) photo with 3 boys, a man and woman. I "think" it is your sister in laws family. The back of the photo has some writing on it, the reason I bought it. It says, Mr & Mrs Prell, it lists 1 of the boys as Henry Prell and the other boy is listed as Louis Prell, no name on the other boy. Under the name for Mr. & Mrs. Prell it says, "neighbors in Bremen, Kansas to Fred & Alma Harder & Children". Under Henry's name it says, "died young, killed by", nothing more is written. I think this is Friedrich, Sophia & sons, Friedrich, Henry & Louis. In the 1900 census they were neighbors with Fred & Alma Harder. If you are interested, I will be more than glad to send it to you.
Sharon Saunders Crockett

Added by Neil & Sharon on Feb 08, 2015 2:01 PM

John Kaigler (1777-1843)
Dawn, this is interesting reading. Hope you will share your source. Also hope you didn't get the info from the Kaigler website. I can't vouch for the other info on that site, but I found one huge error about the name of my mother's aunt.

Added by GloriaBee on Jul 18, 2014 7:51 AM

Mark Gaines Miles
Jesse Massey
Hi Dawn,

Truely a quick reply. :) Mary Eliza Coulter was my great grandmother, Elizabeth Agnes Coulter's sister. Mary Eliza was born on her father, James Knox Coulters farm and died there during the 20th century (see family links on findagrave). Elizabeth and Mary Eliza's mother was a Hunt, daughter of James Jackson Hunt one farm over. The Massey's and the Hunts were intermarried and were cousins. Do you have any Hunt relatives?

When Mary Eliza died, her neice whom she raised after the death of her father took posession of the photos and kindly allowed me to photograph them. She died many years ago and I have no idea where the originals are now. Some of the unidentified may include Massey's, Hunt's, and Coulters. Do you have any idea where I could post some of these photos in hopes that someone may be able to identify some of these people? Some of them do have names on the back but I have been unable to locate any descendants.

So good to hear from you.


Added by Mark Gaines Miles on Nov 03, 2013 10:59 AM

Willa Cunningham
RE: Mary Ann Wood Cunningham
Hello Dawn,
Thank you so much for the memorials re my in-laws Herbert Thomas Cunningham Sr. and Mary Ann Wood Cunningham. And I appreciate the death certificate as I will copy it and put it with my records. I was thinking I would have to go to the courthouse in Benjamin Texas and get the certificate but now you have provided it..great!

By the way, Mary Ann was called "Jack" by everyone, not many people knew her real name as Mary Ann.

I will place pictures of Herbert and Mary Ann on their memorials. You may not have gone to Mattie Allene Wood Griffith's memorial as I placed a picture there. Mattie Allene was always thought to be somewhat mentally slow and I felt sorry for her as not having a pictue on her memorial. As far as I know her family never made many pictures of her, I had only one of her as a child so that was all I had.

RE the obituary for Mary Ann Cunningham which I have not been able to find. Thank you for suggesting I go to the library in Munday, Texas.

Thank you for all your hard work!

Added by Willa Cunningham on Sep 02, 2013 11:20 PM

RE: Birth announcement
Claire has a beautiful memorial. Thank you for adding the note. Barbara

Added by Barbara on Aug 20, 2013 5:59 PM

Barbara Tynes Claiborne
Rogers in Texas
Thank you so much for your contributions to our Rogers family, especially the photos. I spent years looking for Mary Katura Rogers Moore. I'm no longer able to travel to Texas to search for myself, so your service is invaluable. And thanks to you, not only is the Rogers family reunited in death, but living survivors are finding each other! Barbara Tynes Claiborne

Added by Barbara Tynes Claiborne on Aug 17, 2013 5:33 AM

Robert Henry Felder
Bio added as requested. Thank you for the time and effort you make to ensure the preservation of history in Mississippi.

Added by MsMarion on Jun 16, 2013 8:02 PM

Jeanene Stermer
RE: Warren Wagner, Memorial# 104080508
How great! Both very interesting men! With both dying at same age and buried in same cemetery, the shooting sounds like a "soul contract" to me. Your work on Mr Wages was thoughtful and it is appropriate he is given credit for helping our country.

Added by Jeanene Stermer on Jun 16, 2013 7:20 PM

Jeanene Stermer
Floyd Holmes #104129514
Just to acknowledge you on the beautiful memorial! You handled the "big one" with grace...good job! Was fun being a part of it....feel like he is almost family. Jeanene Stermer

Added by Jeanene Stermer on Jun 16, 2013 9:38 AM

Vickie Nelson
Col Adolphus Philip "A.P." CanslerFind A Grave Memorial# 41706166
I went to Brownsville Cemetery today. I took more pictures of my ggg grandfather's grave stones. I was pleased that there was a flag on his grave in honor of memorial day. I wanted to see if I could take a better picture than was on the Find A Grave memorial. There was stone at the foot of
his grave that was pretty much in the clear. In other words it was not sunk into the ground, etc.
I turned it over and saw his initials. I thought it might be his footstone, so I added the picture. I left it where it was, but it is not attached or stood up like a footstone usually is. There was already what I thought was a footstone behind his gravestone, but I did not dig to see. It looked like someone had put it there to hold the stone up and in place. I looked for Sampson, but could not find a graveston. There is, however, beside AP a base of a stone that looks pretty old, but there was no sign of what might have been once in it. Once I got them on his memorial I could not rearrange them so that his stone was showing first. Please, rearrange or feel free to take them down, whichever you wish to do.

Added by Vickie Nelson on May 27, 2013 3:07 PM

Jim Massey
Massey Family
Just wanted to day hello and thanks for a wonderful job!
Im Jimmy J Massey, GG grandson of James Foster Massey, G grandson of John W Massey. I visited the Jacobs Well and Phillips cemeteries this past March.
I currently live in Virginia but look to retire in the Dripping Springs area of Texas.

Added by Jim Massey on Apr 06, 2013 1:38 PM

Allan Thomas
Correction needed
Thank you for the work you have done on the bio's of our kinfolks. Needham Holmes. However the map is to the wrong Conerly Cemetery. I think this Conerly Cemetery is located near China Grove, Walthal County formerly part of Pike Co. The Conerly Cemetery on the map is some of our black cousins that I grew up with. I just posted our other Cullen Conerly Cemetery. I see in your bio you are interested in the Massey's and Gerlines. As a child I attended Holmesville Baptist. I remember a Mrs. Massey and Mrs Gerline. I think Mrs Massey was my sunday School teacher. Mrs Gerlene's house was in front of the old brick jail, only thing left of the courthouse. She raised camillia's. Would walk me around and her yard as a child and tell me stories about my family. We traded plants til about 1980.

Added by Allan Thomas on Apr 05, 2013 2:06 PM

Connie WEEAKS Pace
Jane "Jincy" Wood
I did a photo request for Jincy and they could not find a grave for her in Greenleaf. I went to the library and looked at the Greenlead Cemetery book and I could not see a listing for her. I have left it so, I can see if she is buried elsewhere. Do you have any suggestions? I have not been able to locate James Wood's grave. Connie

Added by Connie WEEAKS Pace on Apr 03, 2013 7:30 PM

Patricia Thrasher Waller
Jack Sneed Barton
Thank you so very much! I hope someone will pick up the others there. Thank you again! A Barton cousin!

Added by Patricia Thrasher Waller on Mar 31, 2013 9:17 PM

Tom Fagart
George Swart
George Swart, Find A Grave #77411321.

Thank you for this contribution! George Swart is the G-G-Grandfather of my wife Toni Trump Fagart.
I work on all the genealogy on her side of the family and was very happy to find your contribution.

Could you please send an email with an attachment of the artist drawing of George Swart?

Thank you,

Added by Tom Fagart on Mar 12, 2013 2:40 PM

Pat Brasfield Simmons
Lura Hart Kuykendall
Thank you so much for the information on Lura Hart Kuykendall. Lura and her husband, James Frederick Kuykendall are my husbands great grandparents. Their son, Theron was his maternal grandfather.

Added by Pat Brasfield Simmons on Mar 10, 2013 9:46 AM

Samuel Keen
RE: Marvin Keen
Thank you for posting the photos. I've yet to do so, and I'm glad that someone beat me to it. Marvin Keen went by his middle name (Lee) and I knew him well. he was my great-uncle. I didn't know Aunt Nita (Anita Herrington), but everyone spoke very highly of her.

Added by Samuel Keen on Mar 06, 2013 8:39 AM

Skip Farrow
RE: Thomas Townsend at Old LaGrange
Dawn, actually there are two memorials for Thomas Townsend created by two different people. Although he died in Lagrange it is very possible that he was buried on private land somewhere. On a lot of our family, the notes are: Buried under the large oak tree, or buried in unmarked grave beside the road (if they were on a journey). The next time I am at the courthouse, I will look at any records I can find for Thomas. I note your last name is Kelley - my first husband was a Kelley so a lot of family is Kelley. Do you mind telling me where your Kelleys are from? Texas?

Added by Skip Farrow on Nov 25, 2012 10:23 AM

Ann-Marie Meyers
Nathan Worley Grant
Thank you for the photo of my late husband's great-great grandfather's tombstone. If you hadn't taken it, I would probably be searching all over Limestone County for it, as that is where family history has it he is buried.
I am trying to find out as much as I can about my husband's Texas roots for my children. His mother was North Shore Chicago all the way, and denied to her dying day having had anything to do with Texas, although she spent much of her childhood in Dallas, and both sides of her family were from here.
When my husband and I moved down here 15 years ago because I had two sisters here and I missed them, we found all kinds of Texas relatives he had, who welcomed us with open arms.
They were with me throughout his illness and death, took care of me in the southern way, and made a Texan out of me, too.
I want that heritage for my kids, and kind people like you and Find-a-Grave are helping me.
I will be exploring Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas next month, where my husband's grandparents are buried, and I will be sure to announce it here on Find-a-Grave, so I can help someone, too.
Ann-Marie, widow of Philip Grant Meyers

Added by Ann-Marie Meyers on Aug 30, 2012 7:59 PM

S F Pence
RE: Lattimore at Oakwood
You are welcome, it got hot early! FYI, I found no family members nearby, empty plots on either side and in front, although she is near a former governor of Texas and president of Baylor. I could not make out the verse on the bottom of the marker.

Added by S F Pence on Aug 07, 2012 1:34 PM

D. W. Short
Eva Young
I'll try to get over to the mausoleum soon.Thank you for getting Eva's location. Sparkman-Hillcrest is very hard if you're not family.
-Dianne Short

Added by D. W. Short on Aug 06, 2012 9:14 AM

janine mcquiston
Nathaniel Collins
Hi Dawn,
Yes, I agree that this is a dup, but he actually is buried in this field behind my cousin's house. The lady that entered the memorial in Cedar Grove just added him to the nearest cemetery. Thanks, Janine

Added by janine mcquiston on Jul 24, 2012 9:07 AM

Re: Spiveys
Sorry I was unable to find your requests. You could try calling the cemetery and finding out if they are unmarked. I could have missed them, sometimes when you walk the sections looking and it is hot, you can miss them. I have done that before, and then come back later when it is not as hot and wow, there they are and you wonder, I did I miss them! So you may want to put the requests back up. Sorry for any problems, K.L.W.

Added by RUBY RED* on Jul 15, 2012 3:40 PM


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