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Caryn Shill-Ayscue (#47005497)
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Bio Photo I started researching my family when I was still a teenager and was staying with my grandparents during the summer. Our family bible showed 5 generations of names with some dates and siblings of my ancestors. This was work started by my grandmother. I did help a few years while on vacation with them. I loved getting dragged to cemeteries. My first genealogy report listed only 81 names. I now have linked over 4,000 and those are just the ones that I have proven are related. With the help of Find A Grave I can pay my respects to my ancestors that I have found and share their memorials with other family members. And thanks to Find A Grave I have found the wife of one I have been searching for. Her husband, my great grand uncle Larry (Lawrence) Shill still eludes me. So thanks to all of you for making this site so succesful. If I have posted any of your family or research I will be more than happy to transfer them to you.
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Robin Knowles Miner
28406082 Elizabeth Gornto
Thank you so much for listing Elizabeth's grave. She was my 2nd cousin, 5x removed. I have been working on my Gornto Family tree for years and you have helped me so much with this listing and the rest of her family. Many thanks for your hours of documentation and the wonderful stories you include with your entries. They are a treasure to all of us!

Robin Knowles Miner in Alabama
(my grandma was a Gornto)
Added by Robin Knowles Miner on Jul 18, 2014 7:01 AM
Julie Coley
RE: Cleveland/Beasley
I photographed the cemetery back in 2006, but here is the order of the burials around Cleveland. I don't know if they are in the same plot of not, but maybe you would recognize names. You can also go to the City of Wichita Falls and look at the entire burial list.

RV2474 Neal Happy Jack Feb. 9, 1914 July 22, 1974 Sgt. US Army WWII
RV2475 Johnson Olivia Sept. 2, 1869 Dec. 8, 1919 Wife of H.J.
RV2476 Honaker W.P. Jan. 28, 1870? Feb. 11, 1919
RV2477 Beasley Arrilla Mae 1921 1936 Stone broken
RV2479 Cleveland T.B. 1883 1918
RV2480 Cass Mary Hammond Jan. 15, 1860 Nov. 11, 1918
RV2481 Sherwood Lena Cass Oct. 5, 1886 Apr. 30, 1984
RV2482 Sherwood Frank Marion Sept. 3, 1874 Oct. 18, 1958
RV2483 Sherwood Cecil Earl June 27, 1910 Apr. 9, 1931
Added by Julie Coley on Jun 09, 2014 6:18 AM
Kris Groff
Your Mother
Very nice pic of your mother. I am glad you got her in with Justin, the stone looks great. Such a beautiful area the cemetery is in.
Added by Kris Groff on Dec 02, 2013 6:12 PM
Hello Caryn,

I noticed a public discussion you had regarding the Wright family. My grandmother was Halcy Pearl Wright Conyers. Her parents were James Knox Wright and Carrie Lynam Wright. I too have numerous photos, many unidentified. I am trying to find a confirmed picture of Carrie Wright. (I may have one and not know it.) I am posting many of the Conyers photos that I have. Any information would be appreciated. I will also leave a note for Randy.

Added by CAD on Nov 29, 2013 7:37 PM
Donna McPherson
RE: Mitchem
I am so thrilled the stone is still there. And God Bless you for your time and effort you spent finding it. Thanks so much.

When we would come from Jax to Fort Meade where my parents were and I was born and raised I always knew when we got on Blanding we were back home.
Added by Donna McPherson on Oct 13, 2013 3:54 AM
Donna McPherson
Bless your heart, thanks so much. I will let you know when I come up there. I lived not far off Blanding Blvd.

Thanks so much.
Added by Donna McPherson on Oct 12, 2013 5:39 PM
Donna McPherson
Thanks so much for the photo and I am worried about the other stone that was just like the one of Patricia's. I also noticed the vase on Patricia's gone. Again thanks so much and I will be getting someone to take me to Jacksonville as soon as possible.
Added by Donna McPherson on Oct 12, 2013 4:04 AM
Cordelia Pearce Warren
Hi, I looked at every headstone in the cemetery, it's not very big so it wasn't hard, but did not find her. I didn't find any Warrens, but there were a lot of Rays which I noticed was the last name of the informant. Possibly she is in an unmarked grave?

About a mile away is another New Light Baptist Church, I looked there too, but didn't see her there either. That one is historically black and most of the burials were much later than Cordelia's.

Pearce is an old family name around here, roads named after them etc. I'm certain they have family cemeteries too, maybe she is in one of them?

I'm assuming you have or have seen the picture of her and Walter that is on Ancestry? If you can think of another place she could be I'll be happy to go get a picture.
Added by MollyBailey on Oct 10, 2013 2:45 PM
Donna McPherson
RE: Moore Family Cemetery
I am descended from John.

My 5th Great Grandmother was Hannah Gornto who married Daniel Burnett. Growing up I had two Great Uncles I always thought had strange names they Uncle Burnett and Uncle Gornto, Until I got into genealogy I found out where the names came from.

Recently I found a Gornto Avenue a cemetery was located in Brandon, Florida and there were Gorntos there, Started seaching them and they are part of ours.

Be glad to share any of my info on the Gorntos.
Added by Donna McPherson on Sep 20, 2013 4:49 AM
Donna McPherson
Moore Family Cemetery
You have done a fantastic job with the info on the Moore's buried her. I am part of the Gornto lines. Elizabeth is a sister to to my 7th Great Grandfather. It is so exciting to find ancestors and again you did a wonderful job.

Thanks, much
Added by Donna McPherson on Sep 19, 2013 11:36 AM
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