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Backwoodsman (#47350746)
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Bio Photo I've discovered several forgotten graves and small family cemeteries over the years, while involved in my work or hunting, and wanted to list them on Find A Grave. Many of the people buried in these graves are some of the earliest settlers in north Louisiana and deserve our respect and admiration. I'll do my best to see that they are not forgotten.
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Re: David Smith
Thank you for the photo!!
Added by JR on Jun 08, 2014 5:54 AM
RE: Hamil Pictures
Your very welcome.
Added by Jodel on Jun 03, 2014 5:37 PM
Toni Holstien
I am Toni Holstien and I noticed you have taken over the Thrift line on find a Grave. Gertrude Pardue Thrift doesn't have her DOD. It is January 26, 2009. Thought you may want to enter it.My great grandfather was Judge John Henry Thrift.

Added by Toni Holstien on Jun 02, 2014 8:12 PM
RE: Nena Barnwell
Corrected, thanks to let me know.
Added by JR on May 18, 2014 6:06 PM
RE: Burr Sells Watters (1301663)
Sorry, I have no idea what happened to him. I didn't even add this memorial - it was transferred to me without my asking when I asked the maintainer to link to his father (whose memorial I did photograph and add here). I do a news search in Google for that time frame and nothing shows. I see a Burr S. Watters IV wrote a paper for the University of North Florida - I assume it's the same as this Burr Watters on LinkedIn: Maybe you can try to contact him there.
Added by ColbyFarrington on May 17, 2014 7:00 PM
Judy Telford Crawford
Thanks so much for the correct cementary info.
The Funeral home info is misleading.
Added by KL on May 16, 2014 9:11 PM
RE: Thomas Youngblood
I'll contact them and see what I can do. Thanks.
Added by DBlake on May 13, 2014 1:16 PM
RE: Thomas Youngblood
I'd be happy to. I'm new to this, though. Could you tell me how to do that?
Added by DBlake on May 13, 2014 5:40 AM
Shirley Burks Wells
Re: Christan
Sounds good! Christan's great-grandfather, Claude Vail, was my mother's first cousin. I really enjoy going to both of those cemeteries. I have grandparents in West and great-grandparents in East.
Added by Shirley Burks Wells on May 06, 2014 4:15 PM
Shirley Burks Wells
Re: Christan
You're most welcome! East and West Mt. Olive is where dozens of my ancestors, aunts, uncles and cousins are buried. They are Vail, Coleman, Lewter, Asken, etc.

Christan is buried next to her great-grandparents, Claude and Polly Vail (said that earlier, I think!) I think they are buried near the cyclone fence on the right side as you drive up to the gate. It has been a while since I was out there - 6 yrs. to be exact!
Added by Shirley Burks Wells on May 05, 2014 5:58 PM
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