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Ernest Rucker (#47197764)
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Bio Photo All photographs accredited to me are merely visual representations of various tombstone listings, and, as such, are available for use by anyone, for any purpose, on any other site or publication with the understanding that the user need not gain my express permission for such use; however, credit to the photographer must be given.

The son of a career US Air Force pilot (KIA Vietnam), I am a retired US Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer, and a retired Contract Administrator/negotiator/writer for the nuclear power industry.

My interest in family research and cemeteries goes back to my teen years and my mother's interest in the subject. Every summer was spent in Mississippi at the old (ca. 1835) plantation home owned by my grandmother and her brother.

My goal here is to document, through personal visits and photography, all known cemeteries in a two county area in Mississippi. I will also include cemeteries that were at one time surveyed along with the recorded graves, but that I cannot (and others) locate after diligent search.

I gladly will transfer memorials to family members within FAG Guidelines, and may also consider transfer requests from others with a pressing need. I also solicit any and all corrections and expansion of the data I enter (I am not a perfect typist).
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Rebecca Hynum
William Shaw
Ernest, have you acquired any more Scottish history on William Shaw, such as his parents, grandparents, etc. Online records reflect his father was also William, but state he was born in 1720, 20 years after our William was born. I would just like more info on what this family was doing in Scotland, info on their clan, etc. There is so much on the Cromarties and hardly anything on the Shaw side. Would appreciate you sharing any additional info you might have. Thanks, Becky
Added by Rebecca Hynum on May 29, 2015 2:15 PM
Dougald G McCall # 49880596
Hello ...

Dougald is double linked to his wife Susan. One entry is the correct original memorial and is the one he should be linked to. The other is a duplication and should be unlinked and ignored. The creator of the duplication has also done several more and it has caused much confusion.

He should be linked to # 110828219, Created by: avis walton ....not the other one.
Added by Deb on May 20, 2015 9:31 PM
David W. Herr III
Ward B Mower
Thank you! Ward is my wife's Grand Uncle with a colorful past and we lost track of him after 1935.
Added by David W. Herr III on May 16, 2015 4:59 PM
S. Scott
Scott Family Cemetery

I am the grandson of Stewart Scott listed in the Scott Family Cemetery in Rodney, Mississippi and a neophyte genealogist. Thanks so much for documenting this.

This cemetery is supposedly the 2nd family cemetery located in the area. There is from family oral history a much older one somewhere in the area.
Added by S. Scott on Apr 18, 2015 6:28 PM
Mellisa L Phillips Johnson
Memorial # 51112496. The siblings connected with her memorial are Full blooded siblings Not half siblings. You can find them listed on the 1860 Covington County Mississippi census with their parents and the 1870 Johnson County Texas with their father and his 2nd wife (no children were born to this marriage).Mellisa's parents were married in Rankin County Mississippi 30 Nov 1847, they are listed on the 1850 Rankin County Mississippi census. All of George and Elizabeth Phillips were : Cecicity Ann 1848, Harriett Josephine 1850, Mellisa 1852, C. Phillips 1854 (male) died by 1870, Cornelia Larcenia 1856, George Preston 1858, P. H. Phillips 1860 (male)died by 1870, Jane 1864, Mary Elizabeth 1866. I am directly related to this family, Harriet Josephine was my great great grandmother. Thank you, Joyce
Added by Joyce on Mar 18, 2015 10:34 AM
Tamatha Castle
Torrey Cemetery
Mr. Rucker
I am letting you know that I got
the direction to the Torrey Cemetery south
of Hermanville. Mr. William Sander Has a
book called Carved in stone and he had put
the directions in his book.

I do need to ask about one more cemetery
that you had added someone in. It is Harrison
Cemetery in Harriston, Jefferson Co. You added
a James G Harrison. Like Torrey it does not
have good directions, it said off Hwy 61 on old road going to Alcorn A&M. I was hoping that you may know where this cemetery is located with better directions.

Thank you for your time
Tamatha Castle
Added by Tamatha Castle on Feb 02, 2015 3:17 PM
Tamatha Castle
Torrey Cemetery in Elmo
Mr Rucker,

I am looking for a Torrey Cemetery south of Hermanville. It Has 4 headstones in it. David Davenport, Hester Davenport, John Rail and Obedlance Rail. A ms Added this Cemetery in 2009.
A Mr William Sanders added a Torrey Cemetery with 17 headstones near Pattison and a Torrey Gravesite that had one headstone with two names on it and the one that you added in Elmo with 7 headstones. I don't know the Hermanville Area and local folks didn't know where the cemetery was located. And I didn't know if its part of the other Torrey cemeteries or if its a different one altogether. If you have any information or a better location other than south of hermanville that was added by ms it would be greatly appreciated. The Davenports are part of my family line and I would love to visit the site.
Thanks again
Tamatha Castle
Added by Tamatha Castle on Feb 02, 2015 9:43 AM
RE: Leonidas Oldham
Oh wow, Thank you for cleaning the stones. I tried to rub some of the lichen off of my Great Grandfather Leonidas Oldham's stone but had no tools but my fingers.
Added by Uluwene on Jun 15, 2014 1:41 PM
Leonidas Oldham

In February of 2013 I was at the Evergreen Cemetery in Port Gibson, Mississippi to visit the grave of my Great Grandfather Leonidas Oldham. In March you added the photograph of the original head stone that is now a foot stone. I completely missed that stone the month before. Thank you so much for finding what I missed. I am very unhappy that I did miss it, though I had no idea that I should look for such a thing.

Added by Uluwene on May 06, 2014 8:44 AM
Frances K
Yes am am kin,through the Meadows . Her Father Henry David Meadows is my GG-uncle Am trying to get all the family together. Have found most of them. I sent you two message but they came back. Frances
Added by Frances K on May 04, 2014 2:27 PM
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