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Patsy Gadberry (#48005194)
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Bio Photo The photo image is of my paternal grandmother whose facial features came down to me through my father. I have to think some unfortunate personality traits came that way also, as I find some in me that my father also shared. The sharing of her genetically transmitted intelligence I gladly own, however. Thank you, Grandma.

Genealogy, learning about my family and my family tree, has become a passion for me.

I have Littrells, Searses, and Silverses from my father's side who lived in Harlan, Whitley, Pulaski, and other nearby Kentucky counties. Some farmed in Oklahoma and mined coal in Harlan, Kentucky; Fork Ridge, Tennessee; McAlester, Oklahoma, and in the Shirley Hill mine in Sullivan County, Indiana.

On my mother's side Prevetts and Blackwells came from North Carolina, first settling in Randolph and Lawrence Counties in northeast Arkansas, with some moving on to Okfuskee, Okmulgee, and other exotic-sounding areas in Oklahoma, where they thrived and multiplied.

There are Morrises, Whites, and Westmorelands, who lived in Laclede and Moniteau Counties in Missouri, moving into Randolph County, Arkansas. They had previously resided in South Carolina, Texas, Illinois, Iowa, and Tennessee.

My relatives include Shipps and Drivers, who came from Missouri, and some of whom lived for a short while in the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma, where my paternal grandmother was born.

Their stories fascinate me.

I love exchanging information with family and anyone else who has an interest in learning more about their ancestors.

The information provided on the Find A Grave site continues to be very helpful to me. I like being able to track down where family members are buried, putting a finishing touch to their stories. I enjoy writing about as many of their lives as I can. I am still learning more about the people who came before me.

If you want to manage a memorial I have entered, please send a request for a transfer via the Edit button on the memorial site.

Please let me know of errors that need correcting or additions that need to be made. Thank you!
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Elizabeth Meece
Thank you for the info. I added it to her memorial.
Added by L & R on Jan 29, 2016 1:44 PM
Frances LaVerne Isbell Hawkins
Thank you for alerting me to my big mistake!
Added by efwrsm on Dec 12, 2015 10:44 AM
Karen Farris
Littrells Sears
We are related.

My great grandmother was Maggie Etta Littrell, daughter of Zachariah Littrell and Nancy Jane Farmer
Added by Karen Farris on Oct 27, 2015 8:09 PM
Ella Hanson
I transferred Ella's memorial to you... Best in control of family..

Have a great day..


Ken Bower
Added by K.B. on Aug 29, 2015 11:54 AM
RE: Van Hook Cemetery

Thank you so much for the info!!

Added by Diane on Aug 23, 2015 9:27 PM
Van Hook Cemetery

Hi - Can you tell me anything about the Van Hook Cemetery in Pulaski Co, Kentucky? I see you have 3 graves showing.

I have a relative, Martin Van Hook whose military headstone record says he was buried in the "Family Cemetery, Pulaski, Pulaski County KY" - Do you think this would be it??

Any info would be helpful!

Thanks -
Added by Diane on Aug 19, 2015 9:16 PM
B Powell
RE: John Lee Nichols
Thanks for your response. I might agree with you about the 1880 census; but I think we have two separate "Johns" confused. Where did you get your source on John Lee Nichols "Son of James W and Henrietta Nichols; husband of Mary Frances Nichols"?

The only death certificate I have found (#53774) states the following:
Name:John Nichols DOB: 6-27-1871 Place: Burleson Co. DOD: 11-20-1937 Place: Burleson Co.; Buried: Chriesman Chapel, Caldwell, Burleson Co, TX;
Father: Jim Nichols; Mother: Henrietta McElroy
Widow: Mrs. Minnie Nichols Informant: Mrs. Fannie (Nichols) Maddox (sister) -- this information lines up more with John A Nichols, Memorial #63261439.

Things that throw a kink are the widow name, "Minnie", who is this? And why would John (Lee) Nichols that lived and died in Texas be buried in Oklahoma?

Thanks for your resources and input.

Added by B Powell on May 29, 2015 9:52 PM
RE: Mabel M. Medder
Thanks, very much appreciated.
Added by MyGrandmaAnne on May 19, 2015 4:46 PM
RE: Mabel M. Medder
Yes I am related, and I would like a transfer.
Added by MyGrandmaAnne on May 18, 2015 9:39 PM
FAG memorial--Thomas W. Brock
I have submitted parental links for Thomas W. Brock (Find A Grave memorial #108398610)at White County Memorial Gardens. His father was James J. (Jack) Brock (Find A Grave memorial #40185000) and his mother was Josephine E. Nelson Brock (Find A Grave memorial #40185747). They are members of my family and I would like to link them together. Thank you very much. MVC
Added by MVC on Mar 29, 2015 4:07 PM
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