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Beverly Mahanay~Short❤ (#47149599)
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Bio Photo My first experience with family genealogy was 1978, shortly after my paternal grandfather died. After exploring my family as far as I could and no real knowledge of how to research my family I put it aside for another 8 or 9 years. When Jim and I married in 1986 we began a discussion about genealogy and found we were both very interested in it. By then more and more people were exploring their roots. I'm not sure how we discovered the many wonders the Fort Worth Public Library and Regional National Archives had to offer, but once we did there was no stopping us. Only 30 miles away we made a trip to one of them every weekend for many years. Now we do our research in the comfort of our home, spending many, many hours combing the internet for clues to those elusive ancestors. We have always loved old cemeteries, at one time spent countless hours helping clean the local abandoned cemeteries. We don't do that now that our cemeteries are perpetually cared for by the Johnson County Cemetery Association. During that time my husband and I researched and ordered about 32 CSA tombstones from the government for Balch Cemetery. There are more that have not been added, so let me know if you find one in the cemetery.

Please stop by my mom and dad's memorials:

❤Wilma Leach Mahanay

❤Alvah Brandle Mahanay, Jr


Just lost a dear uncle, please remember him. ❤Francis Earl Walker


Family & friends to remember if you have time

April 5th❤A.B. Mahanay My dad's Angel Day

April 6th❤Elizabeth Johnston My gr great grandmother's Birthday

April 8th❤Benjamin M. Mahanay My 3x great grandfather's Angel Day

April 12th❤Alvah B. Mahanay My grandfather's Birthday

April 15th❤Levicia Gipson My 3x gr grandmother's Angel Day

April 30th
❤Billy Glen Walker My uncle's Angel Day


Angel children from our families to remember;

❤Raymond M. Brown, Jr - Mother-in-law's baby brother

❤David Michael Godi - husband's cousin

❤Dora Dee Leach - my mother's little sister


Two very special children from my hometown that should be remembered, but have been forgotten until now.

❤Unknown Infant Found at Bridge

❤Little Slave Girl Killed by Bear


Two beautiful little girls from our area who were abducted from their homes and murdered. Hope you will take the time to visit their memorials.

❤Amber Rene Hagerman

❤Opal Jo Jennings

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George Powell
Nathanial Powell
I am looking for information on Nathan Powell, Who I think was my the younger brother of my Great Grandfather ( Josephus Irvin Powell) is there an email address or a way to contact you?
Added by George Powell on Apr 18, 2014 5:20 PM
Carol McVay
Cordell Mahaney
I read your page on Cordell Mahaney. He was in my family and your name is unfamiliar to me? Would like to hear from you.

Added by Carol McVay on Apr 12, 2014 1:29 PM
Bob Sebring
RE: Thank you again

Your very welcome, Beverly. It was my pleasure.

- Bob
Added by Bob Sebring on Apr 11, 2014 1:19 AM
Judy Miller
Thank you
Thank you for leaving a token for Donald Bernath. He certainly died too young.
I noticed you had a Virtual Cemetery for those who died on the same day they were born. My grandfather, Carl Fauver, was born Apr. 16, 1882 and died on Apr. 16, 1976. I read an article recently that said this is not uncommon.
Added by Judy Miller on Mar 27, 2014 9:32 PM
Charles Driscoll
Jesse Snoddy
We still have snow on the ground, but when it clears I will get your photo. I have the following information for you.

Jessed died in Candler's Hospital (General Hospital #1, Division #30) on the 17th of February and was buried on the 19th in the Confederate section of Old City Cemetery. (SB0110409 - Jesse A. Snoddy). He was one of 7 who died in Candler's that month and 1 of 115 in Lynchburg's hospitals; Lynchburg was the second largest hospital system in the Confederacy.
He was buried in grave lot 195, Line 1, Column 2. The casket was 6'2" x 18" by undertaker George Diuguid.

Dr. Charles Driscoll
Added by Charles Driscoll on Mar 27, 2014 8:31 AM
Beverly Joe Vaughn
Daddy's memorial page
Bev, Thank you so much for the pretty you left on daddy's memorial page. (Joe W Vaughn)
It always warms my heart to visit him and see that someone's left something for him.
Just curious, how did you happen onto his memorial? I always find the answers to this question interesting.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Happy graving!
Bev ~:}
Added by Beverly Joe Vaughn on Mar 21, 2014 9:39 PM
Mark Wilson
hawkins twins
Hey Bev...researching the Hawkins side of my family and noticed twin boys Commodore and Mac Hawkins who share a double head stone but died 3 days apart. Curious to know how they died. They are buried at the buel cemetary..can you help me? How far is this cemetary from burleson. I am visiting my brother there next month.thanks..
Added by Mark Wilson on Mar 08, 2014 12:49 AM
Robert Norman
Mahaney Family Cemetery
Beverly, thanks so much for the pictures.

FYI, my wife, Molly C Mahana (the one branch that spelled it different), is a cousin to all the people in the cemetery.

Bob Norman
Added by Robert Norman on Oct 28, 2013 10:30 AM
janet donner
amanda truitt
your amanda truitt 108742580 in Balch cemetery was put in 2011 with no stone?
this is my ancestor and in 1900 she was living with her son george and a widow
I found 80118171 in N Mexico with a head stone
with her name and correct dates
I think the obits that were mentioned may have been there because her husband is buried in the Balch cemetery?
Are you close to the cemetery to straighten out?
any help is appreciated if this is a duplicate
would appreciate it being deleted? so as not to confuse
Janet from Illinois
Added by janet donner on Oct 16, 2013 10:07 AM
Ellie Stites-Swanger
Martha Spaulding Mahaney
Hi Bev:
I found your wonderful work on the "Findagrave". You have listed my family as well as your own. I saw that your maiden name was Mahaney and recognized that you connect to Louie Turner who descends from the 2nd wife, Martha Spaulding of Ben Mahaney of Gasconade Co. MO.

Louie and I met when I was living in Hillsboro, TX. As you probably know, Martha was a triplet. I descend from one of her triplet sisters, Mary Lara Ann Spaulding who m. John Thomas Stites. He was killed and is buried at Vicksburg. You and I aren't blood related but I appreciate your work on "Findagrave" and posting it online. Thank you so much for your time. GG granddaughter of John Thomas Stites and Mary Lara Spaulding Stites. Cheers, Ellie Stites Swanger, CO

Added by Ellie Stites-Swanger on Sep 07, 2013 9:35 PM
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