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Phyllis Mitchell Sway (#47588699)
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Bio Photo I'm giving this bio of myself to assist any relatives (nieces, nephews, cousins, etc) in their ancestral search. There are links for many of our ancestors here in FAG, so just type in your parents or grandparents name and go from there! Or, go to one of my Virtual Cemeteries (i.e, Dixon MO Cemetery) to get started!

I was born in Pulaski County, MO and grew up near Hancock. Some of the families on my father's side are: Mitchell and Roberts, Hamilton, Porter, Hancock, Routh, Claiborn(e), Lipscomb, Stewart, Wilson, Collard, Robertson and Cannon. My mother was a Richmond; her mother was a Payne and her maternal grandmother was a Cole. Her paternal grandmother was a Crismon from Maries County, MO. Other names on my mother's side are Eads, Morgan, Hughes, Simpson, Bilyeu, Carmack, Cagle and (maybe) Warren. Many of these are from Maries County, MO.

I found some valuable information on the Mitchell family from my father's 1st cousin, Eulah Quiring, in a book entitled "800 Missouri Families" by Don Vincent. My great-grandfather Martin Mitchell had several brothers, most of whom went on to Oklahoma or other parts of the country. Only Martin and his brother John "Lacy" Mitchell stayed in Missouri (Pulaski County).

The Porters, including my great-grandmother Isaphenia, came to MO from Pike County, IL. Her parents, grandparents and great-grandfather James Howey are buried in the Porter Cemetery in Pulaski County near Hancock. I have visited some of their ancestors' graves in Pike County (Porter, Wilson, Cannon, Collard) at the Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill and the Blue River Cemetery near Detroit, IL. Also my 5th great grandfather James Cannon (Rev War soldier) in Elsberry, Mo cemetery.

I have also visited the grave of my 4th great grandfather named David Robertson in Hugo Cemetery in Camden County, MO. David Robertson was in the War of 1812 (Battle of New Orleans), and his father Jesse Robertson was a Revolutionary War soldier. The Robertsons are the ancestors of my great-grandfather, Martin Mitchell.

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Larry & Helen in Ok.
William Henry Sears
Phyllis, THANK you for the photo of my cousin. Keep up the good photos. We do photo request also
Added by Larry & Helen in Ok. on Jun 01, 2014 8:06 PM
RE: H.E. Mitchell
If you would like to manage the Mitchell's in Bradford Cemetery, just request using the Transfer request under "edit" on memorial. I inherited these memorials, so am not related.
Added by Wanda on May 12, 2014 8:02 PM
mary bown
I will scan the article for you tomorrow,and send it.
What I have is a book put together in 1969.It is called "Dixon,Missouri 1869-1969".It tells a bit of all of the famlies who settled here.
So I will go and read through the book again and compare the names in this book to your names on your contributer page.Who knows you may have some luck.Ignore my spelling,I am tired and I do not feel like correcting myself.But I will scan that article in the A.M.-Mary
Added by mary bown on May 01, 2014 7:14 PM
mary bown
You are very welcome.If you do get to the cemetery,I think I remember where I took the picture so you wont have to hunt.
They are in the section behind the Moving Companies Building.Head towards the back almost to the fence.To the left side.I am pretty sure that is where I was that day.-Mary
Added by mary bown on Apr 30, 2014 2:11 PM
Joseph Richmond

If you will send me your email address, I will send you a copy of the page[s] from the Maries Co Cemetery Book that shows "Mary F. Richmond", died Sept. 16 1893, aged 43 yrs. As Mary is buried in different Cemetery, it was our "assumption" that this was actually Joseph Richmond. Mrs. Mary Richmond paid the taxes on their property in 1890; and it is my opinion that Joseph either died before taxes were due or there were other circumstances such as sickness, etc. I can sent you the email for the Maries Co research room and they can check to see if they have any documentation as to why Mrs. Mary Richmond would pay the taxes instead of Joseph. My email is
Added by Wanda on Oct 11, 2013 11:11 AM
James Crismon
Has been linked to parents - Phyllis: if you would like to manage family members/memorials in this cemetery, just request. I am not related.
Added by Wanda on Oct 10, 2013 6:00 PM
Joe Chrisman
RE: Missouri Chrismans
Phyllis, thank you!
I was afriad I might get some negative feedback by creating the memorials, since I'm not 100% sure this is the cemetery they are buried in. I thought it was important to create the memorials so Chrisman desendants could make their connections.

Thanks again, Joe
Added by Joe Chrisman on Oct 10, 2013 9:46 AM
RE: Joseph Richmond - Jim Crismon Cemetery
Hi - Thanks for keeping in touch. Was the cemetery still in need of some TLC? I was concerned with some of the stones that were about to topple from their base. Wanda
Added by Wanda on Sep 11, 2013 12:11 PM
Randal A. Burd, Jr.
Directions to Porter Cemetery, Pulaski County, Missouri, USA
From Crocker you head out of town on 17 North towards Iberia. You travel 1.9 miles past the city limits sign and make a right on a gravel road named Beaumont Rd. Travel down Beaumont Road another 1.9 miles and you will come to a Barnard Rd. Take a left on Barnard Road and drive the remaining 1.6 miles until you get to the house my great grandfather, Grover Cleveland Smelcer, built in 1918. The Old Porter / Smelcer farm where Porter Cemetery is located is now owned by Gary and Barbara Becker. I'm told the cemetery gets awfully squishy after rain, so you'll want to keep that in mind.
Added by Randal A. Burd, Jr. on Jan 02, 2013 12:52 PM
Kathy Robinson
Lydia Sinklear
I obtained a much better photograph of Lydia Cannon Sinklear's tombstone and placed it on her memorial today. It's amazing what a difference sun position can make!
Added by Kathy Robinson on Nov 17, 2012 6:07 PM
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