|Shannon Criswell Peck (#47348445)|
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I grew up in the small central Texas town of Marlin and spent lots of my childhood going to cemeteries! It is not as strange as it sounds, though.|
My grandmama, Sidney Kindred Harper, would take my sister & i to the close cemeteries where she or my grandaddy, Roy lee Harper, had family buried.We would go to Stranger Cemetery, Mustang Prairie, & Kosse Cemetery.
She called it "fixin up the graves" & we would weed, hoe, rake, etc. She would often notice an untended grave of someone she may not have even known, & "fix it up" too!
MY daddy, Thomas McKinley Criswell was active in keeping up the Criswell cemetery & old school/ church in the Criswell Community. We would go in the hot month of June,the adults would have a meeting & we'd all have a "singing" with Great old familiar hymns. We would also feast on the dishes everyone brought for the meal. I remember walking up and down those long wooden tables filled with so much good food that I would always stuff myself.
My aunt. Lena Stone Criswell is a great historian of this area (her people are all from here) & has helped me with lots of family information. She did all her work Pre-internet & has inspired me to be more active in recording history. The photographs are my favorite thing next to "real" stories, not just facts.
Lastly, my husband Ted peck, enjoys riding through the countryside & looking at old cemeteries....he encouraged me to make it more personal.
I live in San Antonio, Tx now, but try to get to Marlin to visit & would be glad to help find photos for anyone in this area or in San Antone! I am rather proud of having found a headstone for someone on Find a Grave all the way up in Long Island...in the oldest cemetery on that island!
I give permission for anyone to use any photo I contributed myself, or took for another F.A.G. member. Please use it for family or genealogical purpose .....don't screw with it and make it look silly or disrespectful. I would appreciate my name and date taken be shown on photo.
ALSO, if i have misused or misappropriated anyone else's images or stories, i apologize & would be grateful if informed.
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I would like to use a photo that you posted of the Old Burying Grounds of First Presbyterian Church, Southold, NY. Is that okay with you, and if so, how would you like to be credited?
|Robert Hague||Amanda Erskine Bell|
Would you be kind enough to remove the photo of the Garrett Cemetery entry from the Amanda Erskin Bell memorial #6660678 since she is buried in the Lynden Cemetery in Washington state. There is a cenotaph marker for her in the Garrett Cemetery #111121536 if you would like to post the photo of the Garrett Cemetery entry on that memorial.
Thank you for your help!
|Jimbob BillyJoe||Griffings in Old Burial Grounds|
Shannon, just wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put in to get the photos for me. I do really appreciate it!
|Mary Ann Tarkington Johnson||Denton at Hillcrest Cemetery|
In looking at the photo I noticed it is of a Denton, but not Billy Daniel Denton who died in 2006.
|Janie||Opal Blanton Harden|
Thank you so very much for the pictures of Opal Blanton Harden. If you would please attach the double gravestone picture to her husband, Farris William Harden #71688952. Thanks for helping to make this site possible. Janie
Added by Janie on Jun 20, 2011 6:22 PM