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John Rush (#46910302)
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Bio Photo I am a retired/Disabled US Marine. Since my retirement; I find that I have more time to do what I love most. Researching my family and assisting others in their research. I orginially got started in the family tree research in Junior High and have never let go. I love discovering the past and were my family comes from. I truly enjoy history which makes my research and photo taking a pleasure for me. I try and keep in touch with the local cemetery directors about when new stones are placed. My wife hates vacation trips with me - I make it a point to copy the list of graves needed for the area we are going to and swing in and get them. My wife is a decended of Elvis Presley and Gen John Bell Hood of the CSA. Which helps to get my kids interested in the family tree.

For those of you wishing to use my pictures on your personal or even online family trees. You are more than welcome to any picture I have taken. It was a honor for me to give your family a chance to see headstones that they may never have a chance otherwise.

I use generic URNS for my cremated memorials in order to place a memorial on this graves.

My current research revolves around the following families and their ancestors:

Dad's Side
Rush's from Texas - Alabama
Simmons' - Texas (van zandt) / Oklahoma
Duke's - Texas

Mom's Side
Simmons' - Texas (collin) / Oklahoma
Smith's - Texas (collin)

Wife's side
Hood's and Kelley's

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Judy Murphy
RE: Wesley Harvey Witt
I just posted a photo of Wesley & Meta's headstone along with their picture. Meta's obit was in the Lufkin Daily News just this morning. Her Find A Grave # is 142207187.

If you will provide me the names of the WITTs you are looking for, perhaps I can be of help.

They are buried in numerous cemeteries throughout Trinity County.
Added by Judy Murphy on Feb 05, 2015 10:32 AM
Judy Murphy
RE: Wesley Harvey Witt
It was just a coincidence that I was at Mt. Zion last Thursday, 1/29, and picked up a few more pictures.
Added by Judy Murphy on Feb 05, 2015 8:34 AM
amanda allen
Grandparents were Talmedge Carnelius Arnold Jr (T.C.) and Patsy
I have many pictures of them and other family as well as video compiled from reels I found and had put on dvd.They were a huge part of my life and raised me for years when I was young. They were the best people in the world <3
Added by amanda allen on Nov 28, 2014 11:09 PM
Sheryl McNeely Shaw
RE: George Mcneely
John, George was a brother of my great grandfather, James William McNeely (J.M. or Jim). I have years of research with a cousin's wife and other relatives on the McNeely side. If you or your mother-in-law is interested. I also have the Bible of George's parents. Without that information, I might have remained totally confused for many more years on this family. If I can find a way to send you a private message, I will send my contact info to you.

Sheryl McNeely Shaw
Added by Sheryl McNeely Shaw on Nov 16, 2014 9:39 PM
John, please check your edit tab, and your email for recent suggested updates to memorials you maintain in assorted cemeteries I've visited lately and have added photos to.

Added by Deb on Oct 06, 2014 9:14 PM
Maxine Gaddy
RE: Waggoner
I can't remember if I answered your question,
if not I apologize, if I did forgive me for repeating myself. Viola and Berlina were just 2 of Wiley Ledbetter Lunsford's children, Wiley was a brother to my great grand father, James Pierce.
I still can't find Viola's grave site.
Thanks, Maxine Gaddy
Added by Maxine Gaddy on Oct 06, 2014 2:00 PM
Luteen Carroll
Rena Pierson
John aunt Rena is one of my direct line. Do you transfer. Thanks Luteen
Added by Luteen Carroll on Oct 01, 2014 10:50 AM
Terry and the Pirates.
Sarah Annabelle Sorrels
Thank you John for this wonderful photo and your help.

Semper Fi
Terrill Parrish.
Added by Terry and the Pirates. on Aug 12, 2014 10:34 PM
Maxine Gaddy
RE: Waggoner
Thank you for your reply. Viola was the daughter of Wiley Ledbetter Lunsford, whose brother James Pierce Lunsford is my great grandfather. I have also been trying to find out how he,Wiley was killed. All I can find out is he was killed in a tragic accident leaving a wife,Augusta and 9 children. Then Augusta was sent to Terrill State Hospital and her parents raised the children.I have searched every cemetery that I can think of and can't find Viola. Any help you might be able to give will be greatly appreciated.I am disabled so I have to do all my searching on the computer. Thanks, Maxine
Added by Maxine Gaddy on Aug 11, 2014 7:34 AM
Maxine Gaddy
Would you happen to know where John Lee Waggoner 1879-1950 wife is buried. Viola C Lunsford is my cousin, I have found all of her siblings, but have not been able to locate her burial place, 1887-1935. Any help would bee appreciated. My e-mail Thank you, Maxine
Added by Maxine Gaddy on Aug 10, 2014 1:00 PM
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