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Marian Presswood (#47361548)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I'm a retired educator, the official County Historian & Archivist, Pres. of the 400 member Polk County Historical & Genealogical Society, founder/editor of the PCHGS Quarterly, and the History of Polk County, and 4 day a week volunteer at the little genealogy library I established here in Benton 18 years ago. I'm the heritage columnist for the local newspaper, the 'Polk County News', and help numerous people to 'find their Grandpa'!

Although I am not related to the majority of families whose memorials, pictures, or bios I post, I do maintain a lot of them on behalf of close family members who do not 'do' Internet. We have fairly large family files, pictures, and obituaries and I love to share those as I have time. And anyone is welcome to use the bio info and pictures, both markers and people, that I add.

My basic family surnames are Ansel and Rutha Tipton Bailey from Buncombe County, North Carolina; Revolutionary War Patriot Col. William Porter who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain and was in the NC Legislature for many years after the War (wife Mary Gilkey); The Holdens, Garrisons, and Owenbys from NC to Fannin County, Georgia; and John M. and Jane Ann Rogers Griffith, NC to GA.

Hubby James' side of the family is Jonathan Presswood, Esybous Maynor, Womac, Buckner, Clayton, William and Sophia Moore Dennis, and the 'brick wall' we all have, Harrison and Thaney Clayton Hughes. Harrison married 2nd Elmira Silcox in Polk Co. TN then moved to Arkansas by 1880 with his 2nd family, Price, Burt, Lafayette, Byrum and Sis.

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Elizabeth Shoemaker Kirkpatrick
I have transferred management of Elizabeth's memorial to you. I am not related. I appreciate all you do to honor and preserve the memories of our ancestors in Polk County.
Added by Chuck on Apr 23, 2015 12:04 AM
D T Brumby
Photo of L. C.'s grave
Thank you so much for taking the time to post the photo of L.C.'s and Bonnie's graves in Benton. It means a lot to me.
Added by D T Brumby on Apr 18, 2015 2:03 PM
William Dodd
Thanks for the great photo of William Dodd's grave. I appreciate all your time and effort!
Added by Kay on Apr 16, 2015 4:06 PM
Wayne Officer
Arthur Franklin Curbow & Blanche Coleman
Marian, thank you very much for the headstone photos of Arthur Franklin Curbow 1913-2001 and his wife Blanche Belle Coleman 1916-1996. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
Added by Wayne Officer on Apr 06, 2015 8:16 AM
betty clark
Thank you for taking the time to get this picture. SEM-SC
Added by sem on Apr 06, 2015 7:58 AM
Charlene Sinclair
Sam Parks
Thanks so much for getting this great headstone
photo of Sam. I really appreciate it.

Added by Charlene Sinclair on Apr 04, 2015 9:53 AM
Dolores Sinram
Grady Lee Mashburn
Hi, I have downloaded a photo of the headstone of your requested person. There were other Mashburns in this small cemetery - if you are interested in them please let me know. (Lloyd L., Ruth J., Mary Alice M. McClelland, Zona and Carl, Jr. Since this is my first time contributing I don't know if this shows my email - if not will send 2nd email.
Added by Dolores Sinram on Mar 29, 2015 10:45 AM
Frances Rogers
Nathan DeHart
Thanks for letting me know about the memorial merge. I hadn't checked, but never did hear anything from the creator of the other one. I'm guessing she went ahead and did the merge because I didn't contact Find A Grave, just her.
Added by Frances Rogers on Mar 28, 2015 6:11 PM
Betty Andrews
Louisa Jane McJunkin Carney
Marian, Thank you for adding the picture of Louisa McJunkin and A.J. Carney to find-a-grave.
Added by Betty Andrews on Mar 10, 2015 4:54 PM
Louis Starritt
Thank you so much for the info on Louis Starritt. I have added it to his memorial and will also add the info to my family tree.

Deb Starrett
Added by DebStarrett on Mar 10, 2015 4:33 PM
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