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debbie smith ricker (#47276437)
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Bio Photo I just started researching family background in March 2010. So fun and frustrating and challenging. I am researching ancestors in Lincoln/Franklin/Copiah Counties of Mississippi -- Smith ("Nathan Smith Settlement" Smiths), Wilson, Wiltshire. Currently most stuck on trying to find any any info on Andrew Jackson Stephens, 1833-1863, died of illness after the battle Corinth, husband of Elizabeth Penelope Holland. Who were his parents/siblings?? And, like several others, I am searching for parentage and date/place of death for William Holloway Barker.

You are welcome to use any tombstone or personal photos that I have affixed -- as long as it is for strictly personal genealogical purposes (adding to or Family Tree Maker family trees, for example). I am happy to transfer management of most memorials I have added, unless they are direct ancestors. Please let me know if you find an error that needs correction.

Find-a-Grave is great, and I appreciate that members have been kind enough to post photos of my ancestors and their tombstones. I hope to be able to return the favor by posting tombstone photos from the Lexington, KY area (where I currently live) and Southern and Central Mississippi (when I am able to get down there). I apologize for my sometimes less-than-stellar photographic skills.
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RE: Robert Blake Landrum Transfer
Thanks Debbie for the transfer. I create a few memorials and I can only imagine the time it takes to create many, not to mention the taking of photos also.. Thanks for adding the photo, I now live in Florida and can't go by and pay respects.. Being someone that has moved away from there home area the being able to see a memorial still keeps you connected to your past. So again thank you for what you do and thanks for the transfer.. Anthony
Added by Anthony on Jun 21, 2015 7:26 AM
Pat Arnold
RE: Betty Jean Smith Starling
Obits, sent to your e.mail, courtesy of a Genealogy team player.
Added by Pat Arnold on Nov 11, 2013 1:07 PM
Pat Arnold
RE: Tombstone for Houston & Inez Smith
This is the info, with help of others, able to locate.
Betty Jean, married Henry Starling Jr. 5-21-1955
Betty Smith Starling, is buried at Easthaven in Brookhaven,Ms.
I have added her marker photo to Find A Grave memorial.
She is buried next to her parents, and her daughter is buried by her, Sandra Starling Morrow.
I have added her marker photo to Find A Grave memorial.
Hope this is helpful.

Added by Pat Arnold on Nov 10, 2013 3:00 PM
Pat Arnold
RE: Tombstone for Houston & Inez Smith
Your welcome, that is a great photo you added. I will try to find a answer to your question.
Added by Pat Arnold on Nov 09, 2013 8:47 PM
Pat Arnold
Houston Smith
Added photo of marker
Added by Pat Arnold on Nov 09, 2013 7:07 PM
Wendy Cabler
RE: Incorrect Photo on Memorial 5431023

Obviously someone else removed the photo I incorrectly placed on here because I can't find it to remove it. I merely attached it from and that is the information it had imbedded in the photo.

Sorry to have confused anyone.
Added by Wendy Cabler on Nov 09, 2013 6:47 AM
Sandra Weak Linton
Leslie Lyle Linton
P.S. As far as I have ever heard, Leslie was not adopted by Mamie's husband, although they did live down the block from each other in Memphis after Leslie married Mary Evelyn Powers.
Added by Sandra Weak Linton on Jun 30, 2013 7:51 AM
Sandra Weak Linton
RE: Leslie Linton Griffin and Robert L. Linton
Hi Debbie,
Thanks for emailing me. You do have the right person. My husband, Robert Lee Linton, born 1936 was the only son of Leslie Linton and his wife, Mary Evelyn Powers. Leslie was born October 6, 1913 in Brookhaven, MS.
Nobody seems to know the story of Mamie Coleman, or how or why she got to Arkansas with her new husband.

Willie died September 29, 1933 in Melville, Louisiana, of heat stroke. He seems to have been married, or lived with a woman named Maggie May Crenshaw and worked and lived at a place called Swayze Lake but we couldn't find any further record of his wife, nor any children if they had any. We could not find a grave for him. We traveled to Louisiana from Georgia where we live, in search of records but that was all we found.

My husband, Robert, passed away in 2008 and is buried in Horn Lake, Mississippi, close to his mother and father in Hinds Chapel Cemetery.

If you would like to email directly, my email is
So good to hear from you.
Sandy Linton
Added by Sandra Weak Linton on Jun 30, 2013 7:48 AM
Carol Dunaway
RE: Alcus Dunaway Photo Request
Thank you for your efforts.
Added by Carol Dunaway on Jan 04, 2013 2:00 PM
corinne flowers
Thanks, Debbie for all your hard efforts. It is much appreciated. Happy New Year!

Added by corinne flowers on Jan 03, 2013 5:20 PM
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