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Kat (#47460377)
 member for 4 years, 19 days
Libby Hobbs
Shirley Monument Picture request
Hi Kay,

I was in the Oak Forrest Cemetery today. I took pictures of the Shirley headstones, but I am not sure that you can really see much. I will have to download them to my laptop and look through them to see. Are you related to the Shirley's? We are having a difficult time finding the original listing of the individuals that have been buried in the Cemetery. Would you know anything about the original listing of who is buried in the cemetery?

I am very concerned about the cemetery. It appears that the farmers that own the land around the cemetery are encroaching on the cemetery. I found and have a copy of the original cemetery deed and hop to have the cemetery surveyed. In addition, I plan to apply to have Oak Forest Cemetery added to the National Register of Historic Places. If accepted this would allow us to apply for a grant to restore the cemetery and hopefully build a fence and permanent entrance to the cemetery. I found a copy of the original deed where the James Smith family sold 1.5 acres for the purpose of the Oak Forrest Cemetery. Apparently there were a board of directors.
We need your help. If you are interested in getting involved by volunteering or sending donations, please contact me at or Wyn Gardner at Wyn is currently maintaining a checking account to pay for maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery. If you are interested in sending a donation, please send it to: Wyn Gardner, 155 Jaybird Lane, Searcy, AR 72143.
I hope to hear back from you with any information you might have.

Libby Hobbs
2120 Dressler Drive
Covington, VA 24426

Added by Libby Hobbs on Mar 30, 2015 5:50 PM

RE: Jack Gaston
No problem at all, Kat.


Added by Elaine on Mar 12, 2015 8:16 AM

Manning Howard Edwards
Find A Grave Memorial# 10515710
You attached a 1 page photo of a Memorandum of Evidence for Manning Howard Edwards. I am interested in more information on where this image originated. He would have been the brother in law of my great-grand uncle. His sister, Nancy Jane Edwards married my great-grandfathers Uncle, Isaac Franklin Stiles. You can reach me at

Thank you!!

Added by NLathrop on Mar 10, 2015 12:45 PM

James O'Dell
Laura Thompson Memorial
I have transferred ownership of this memorial to you so you can make the necessary links to her family members.


Added by James O'Dell on Feb 20, 2015 2:02 PM

Lewis Bramblett
Find A Grave Memorial# 105924944
Thank you for the info you sent on Sarah; she does not appear to be deceased, and so that info cannot be posted at this time.

Added by RMLeahy on Feb 06, 2015 11:13 PM

Robert Babb
RE: Ella B Jane Duncan
sorry it took so long o answer you back i have been sick would like that thank you so much

Added by Robert Babb on Feb 06, 2015 7:52 PM

Donna Sutiff
Levi Bull
Links to Parents:
Lt Col Thomas Pawling Bull *-# 70131107
1744 1837

Ann Hunter-# 70139777
1744 1817

his sister Ann Bull-# 108379009
married Waters Dewees -# 108378819

There seems to be confusion between her (Ann Bull Dewees) and the wife of Levi (Ann Jacob- # 108379009)

Thanks I should have linked them together, as I had put information on the Memorial a long time ago. I knew about Ann Bull Dewees and Ann Jacobs. I have been on find A Grave for a long time, and I have been doing genalogy for over 20 years. My family is Bull and I have researched them. Where did you get the name of Col. Thomas Pawling Bull???? I have never seen Pawling as a middle name for him. His father was Richard Bull and his mother was Elizabeth Pawling.

Added by Donna Sutiff on Jan 14, 2015 12:43 PM

Sandi Gill
Ann Bull
Thank you for sending updates for Ann Bull.

Would you like me to transfer the memorial to you? I generally don't mind updating a memorial but I am just as happy to transfer.

Are you aware that you can do many of these steps automatically yourself? If you go to the memorial and click on the Edit tab above the photo, there are links where you can suggest changes to the date, name, plot, and more. It is best to do what you can this way, because other members will not take suggestions not submitted using the "auto" methods.

I send many updates because I am adding plot numbers in a large cemetery. When I do, what someone submits goes directly to the memorial when I Agree to the change. (I also have the option to Reject or Ignore, but unless I feel something is incorrect, I would never do that.)

Added by Sandi Gill on Jan 12, 2015 11:52 AM

Angie Palmer
Alice Parks #115817222
Hi :) Check the memorial, and make sure it looks correct for the updates. Have you sent edits for the siblings to be connected to their parents? If you are related, please let me know and I would be happy to transfer. Thanks :)

Added by Angie Palmer on Jan 10, 2015 1:03 PM

D Parks
Tarik Parks links
Thank you for the links to Tairl's parents - Oliver Parks and Lizzie Patton Parks. Just FYI, Cecil Thurman Parks is still living, as are all of the children whose names are shown on Alice's marker.
Thank you for your help.


Added by D Parks on Jan 09, 2015 9:55 AM

Leidon West Eames
Creek Family
I have noticed on some of the Creek Family memorials you have posted photos. Are you related? I am Thomas William Creek's (12 APR 1846) 3rd great granddaughter. I'm interested in his first wife Martha Jane Hiatt (If my info is correct). She seems to be the mother to Rosetta/Rosa. I would appreciate any info you may have. Thanks

Added by Leidon West Eames on Jan 08, 2015 5:31 PM

Thomas Higgerson
Thank you
Thank you for the information concerning William Ferguson and his family. It is a considerable body of information, and it will take me a day or two to go through it, but it will be a valuable addition to my family tree. Thanks again, and I hope I we can be in touch again.
Thomas Higgerson

Added by Thomas Higgerson on Jan 05, 2015 2:14 AM

teri wix
stin duncan
Hey Kat, can yoy tell me who the baby is on Stin,s lap? Thanks! Teri williams/wix

Added by teri wix on Jan 03, 2015 7:11 AM

James M. Parkhill III
Lottie Lee Price
Lottie Lee Price, daughter of John james Price, married James M. Parkhill. Her Memorial is listed below

Find A Grave Memorial# 54983877

Added by James M. Parkhill III on Jan 02, 2015 5:00 PM

David Victor Styers
Hi, Kat,
Thanks for the information regarding David Styers; we've incorporated his children, and connected to his parents. Some differences on birth and death: His stone shows death as 1985; U.S. Social Security Death Catalog gives his birth as 27 Oct 1900, death as Sep 1985 in Union Bridge. 1910 and 1920 U.S Census list him in North Carolina with his parents, with birth given as North Carolina in both cases. We won't be changing those parts. Thanks for your help, and have a Happy New Year.

Added by TerriwithaC on Dec 30, 2014 9:51 AM

Alta Marie McKinley
Hello Kat. I recently ran across your memorial for Alta Marie McKinley (Find A Grave Memorial# 81729723). I see that you have her maiden name as Barrow. I have always thought that Alta Marie was the daughter of Wiley P King and his wife Mary. Marie is listed in the 1920 and 1930 census as their daughter. Then in 1976 one of Wiley and Mary's sons James Elmer King listed a Marie McKinley as a surviving sister.
I'm afraid that James Elmer King's obituary may have lead me down the wrong path to the wrong Marie McKinley. If you can shed any light on Alta Marie's parentage, please let me know. I would appreciate any help you can give me.


Added by okfever on Dec 30, 2014 5:25 AM

Timothy Reach (Rich)
My husband descends from Jeremiah Rich (Reach). I have done a lot of research on this family. Would love to correspond with you or others of this family. Still have a lot of questions and missing people. thanks. Dontia

Added by Donik on Dec 27, 2014 5:56 PM

Sherlocks Cousin
Sophia Updates
Added all the updates and found "Lanie" created a duplicate of her. Sent 'Lanie' a msg about the dup. Thanks for all the info.

Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Dec 07, 2014 2:45 PM

Michele Simmons Lewis
Caroline Casey
I was able to link Caroline Rebecca Harriss to her husband Henry Rozier Casey but I can't link Caroline to her daughter Frances Birth Casey. The person that control's Frances' memorial has to do that :)

Added by Michele Simmons Lewis on Nov 18, 2014 2:32 PM

Pam Rowland
My name is Pam Rowland and my GGGrandfathet was Squire Blevins. We don't have many pictures of his family. Do you have any that you could email me? Thank you for any help!!!

Added by Pam Rowland on Sep 19, 2014 8:16 PM

RE: Mary Esther MOON Davis Loving
You are more than welcome....I just did not understand what you wanted at the time. I have a friend in Texarkana that is working on the Loving line and would probably have more info, if you would like to send me an email to link her.

Added by Sheila on Sep 16, 2014 9:51 PM

Lee and Barbara Waters
Marion Waters Spivey
Located in the Gladewater Memorial cemetery is My Great-Great Uncle Albert Charlie Waters (Find A Grave memorial 48202517) with his second wife Marion. Marion's name on the double stone is identified as Marion Waters Spivey (born 1905 - no death date). I wanted to know if you knew if Marion's maiden name was Spivey or if she married a Spivey after Charlie's death in 1953? There does not appear to be a Find A Grave memorial created for Marion.

Added by Lee and Barbara Waters on Sep 07, 2014 5:10 PM

Chet Walker
Geraldine Hearne Watkins-Old Albemarle Cem
I noticed that last year you posted a note about this person indicating burial place unknown. I recently found markers for her and her spouse- William Watkins. Both are in Old Albemarle Cemetery. Photos are posted.

Added by Chet Walker on Jun 22, 2014 4:54 AM

nancy spivey
family info
Thank you for all the time you have invested in this ongoing blessing of learning our roots. Please forward me all the info. And pics you have, thanks again, this is a true treasure.


Added by nancy spivey on Mar 02, 2014 12:25 AM

J Vogel
Find A Grave Memorial# 71598207

Could this be a child
Father-# 99048311
Dr. John H Murphy
Birth abt 1838 in Muhlenberg,Kentucky
Death in Cooke County, Texas, USA/

Mother-# 99048429
Cordelia A Roberson
Birth 30 Nov 1839 in McLean County, Kentucky, USA
Death 17 May 1919 in Greenville, Hunt, Texas, /

Added by J Vogel on Jul 14, 2013 9:18 AM


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