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S Barger (#47414911)
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Bio Photo I recently read on another bio, "our ancestors can't tell us where they are buried, we have to find them." So true. I'm so thankful to all the volunteers that have registered the graves in their areas. My personal goal is to help register graves in my area that will hopefully help others locate the final resting places of their loved ones.

Please remember that while FindAGrave is a great tool to use in genealogy research, the clear mission of FindAGrave is to register the graves. If you are new to FindAGrave, please click on the "Help with FindAGrave" menu selection and read the FAQ before starting.

Yellow daffodils I've placed on a memorial usually signifies a connection to me in some way.

I'm happy to transfer memorials within the FindAGrave guidelines found in the FAQ (and I'm somewhat flexible on that). To request a transfer, click the "Edit" tab on the top right of the memorial and then "Suggest a Correction" tab to send me a note requesting the transfer, indicate HOW you are related, and don't forget to provide your Member ID. I'll consider all requests, but you might want to consider building a Virtual Cemetery (see FAQ).

I'm also more than happy to provide links where the final disposition is known or add additional information. Again, click the "Edit" tab and "suggest a correction" to send this information.

A word about photos I've placed on memorials. I'll gladly give you permission to use my photos if you ask me, indicate that I have granted you permission, and provide a link to their FindAGrave memorial. I have found several of my photos posted in family trees on the web without my permission and without a source to FindAGrave. This is a copyright violation and poor research sourcing. Again, please just do the right thing and ask if you'd like to use anything I have posted on any of the FindAGrave memorials.

To all the volunteers that walk through long forgotten, overgrown, tick and snake infested cemeteries, taking photos of all gravestones (even broken or half buried ones), and create memorials, thank you. Those gravestones may disappear or become completely unreadable in the future. For your efforts in registering the graves, thank you for all you do.

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Erin and Sharon Moore
John Brandon 1848-1878 and James Brandon 1843-1863
Thanks for posting the info on subjects. I have been chasing the sons of John Brandon and Elizabeth Brixey trying to locate a living male descendant who could do DNA test which might help locate the ancestors of James Brandon- grandfather of subjects.
I have tracked their widowed mother,Elizabeth Brixey Brandon to Pushmataha OK in 1910 where she is living with youngest son George Brandon b. abt 1853 AR. In the census record, Elizabeth says that she had 6 children and that 5 are still living in 1910. This would imply that either James or John were still living in 1910. Is it possible that the death date on the hard to read stone for James could be after 1910?
Also possible that Elizabeth at age 82 has just miss counted- although she is very consistent on her birth info and birthplace of parents.
Elizabeth is buried in Pushamata OK; unknown where son George Brandon died.
I welcome your comments.
erin moore
Added by Erin and Sharon Moore on May 21, 2015 1:11 PM
Stephen Schneider
J D Hall
More information on your post at the Patrick Cemetery for J D Hall:

# 118980720 J D Hall (Patrick Cemetery)
J D is for Jefferson Davis Hall
Birth March - 1-1877 in Illinois Death 12 Dec 1952 in Madison, Arkansas

His wife is
# 118979674 Mary Hall (Patrick Cemetery)
Her maiden name Mary Angeline Patrick
Birth 2 October 1879 in Patrick, Arkansas
Death 26 December 1961 in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Source is our family tree. Relations of my wife.
~ Stephen
Added by Stephen Schneider on May 17, 2015 2:05 PM
Gary Stanford
RE: James C. Westerfield
Apology accepted. I have now created a Find A Grave memorial for the mother of James C. Westerfield. Hannah Hale Westerfield #146445193. I created her memorial because a Merced County, Kentucky petition of her husband's will states that she died in 1823 in Daviess County, Kentucky. I happen to now know that they all lived in Daviess County, Kentucky at that time. I am currently working with two distant Cousins (in Kentucky) to try and locate her exact burial location. We have two possible locations that we are investigating right now. I will certainly update Hannah's Find A Grave memorial if we find it. Back in the early 1800's they sometimes laid the bodies to rest on family farms and their whereabouts have been forgotten over time. Death/Cemetery records were almost nonexistent. Generations later, it is almost impossible to locate family members. Other resources are available but they tell our family members very little prior to about 1850 or are incredibly inaccurate. It's frustrating when people have inaccurate information from generations ago (like James' middle name). I received no response from another family member when I challenged his middle name as "Cozine" and not "Cicero". I was able to challenge that because I knew the Cozine family were close friends to the Westerfield family. Furthermore, I have never heard the name Cicero used anywhere in our family. I will however continue to research this further so right now we'll just leave it as "C.". Please know that I know what great lengths you went to in order to create this memorial for James C. Westerfield and I do appreciate your efforts. I ask that you please be patient with me regarding corrections/additions/requests as Westerfield family information around Kentucky continues to trickle in. My main concern is accurate information of any Find A Grave memorial and I will always strive for that.

Added by Gary Stanford on May 16, 2015 8:03 PM
Gary Stanford
RE: James C. Westerfield
Ref: James C. Westerfield (#126437410)

I have requested this Find A Grave memorial be transferred to me as I am a family member, but you have refused my request. Instead, you chose to attempt to belittle me as someone who has no knowledge of this person, their life or their family. You have accepted a few minor requests and continue to deny transferring this memorial to me. I have management of an earlier Find A Grave memorial for this person created by another family member, #100423776. You have suggested that we "merge" this memorial but continue to decline my requests for a transfer as a family member. You ARE NOT even remotely a family member! How dare you disregard the wishes of TWO family members and simply refuse to release this memorial to us! Now, today I receive a message that you declined my correction and state it is "fraudulent and needs to be reported! Your accusations continue to be OUTRAGEOUS! This memorial is very old, so the immediate family members have all passed on. It has been amazingly difficult for us to gather few facts surrounding James' family and life. Myself and the other family member are distant family members but none the less....FAMILY MEMBERS! Below is my Westerfield line. Please note that James C. Westerfield's father is James Jacobus Westerfield (#24357836). James Jacobus Westerfield's brother is my 5g-grandfather, Samuel Leander Westerfield (#140685559). My mother was born Loretta Frances Westerfield in Shelbyville, Indiana (near Kentucky). Below is my Westerfield line and I respectfully request the transfer of this memorial for James C. Westerfield. Thank you, Gary W. Stanford

Father, Jacobus Westerfield (141718166),
Son, Samuel Leander Westerfield (140685559),
Son, John Monfort Westerfield (140456893),
Son, Andrew Jackson Westerfield Sr. (140453088)
Son, Andrew Jackson Westerfield Jr. (a.k.a. Ding) (140452348)
Son, Andrew Jackson Westerfield III (14925409)
Daughter, Loretta Frances Westerfield Stanford (68113602)
I am the son of Loretta Frances Westerfield Stanford born in Shelbyville, Indiana on August 10, 1930.

I am: Gary Wayne Stanford

James C. Westerfield's father is John D. Westerfield (#3017507). He is the son of James Jacobus Westerfield (#24357836).
Added by Gary Stanford on May 16, 2015 5:00 PM
RE: Howard Lee Gray Sr. and Jr.
Thanks so much! I will put their findagrave information next to the photos.

Added by Katsot on May 14, 2015 9:02 AM
Gary Stanford
RE: James C. Westerfield
Yes, this is in fact the correct James C. Westerfield who married Nancy Hopper Westerfield in Mercer, Kentucky. There is recent disagreement between myself and another family member as to his exact middle name. I believe it is Cozine but another family member created his Find A Grave memorial using the middle name of "Cicero". I informed him that I had never even heard the name Cicero in the Westerfield family but that Cozine was very often used (especially as a middle name). We are actually emailing privately to clarify his middle name. As far as the mother, his mother is Hannah Hale Westerfield who died when James C. Westerfield was age 11 in Mercer, Kentucky. We will create another Find A Grave memorial for her as soon as we know her exact place of death and burial. Feel free to leave the mother space blank and I will send you a correction later once we create a memorial for her. Again, information is still being gathered about the Kentucky branch of Westerfield's. This was my reason for the earlier comment to expect changes to this memorial. This is also the reason for the transfer request to me of this memorial.
Added by Gary Stanford on May 13, 2015 8:58 PM
Gary Stanford
RE: James C. Westerfield
Thank you as I believe your solution is best. I agree that your memorial was created and actually referenced the Cemetery, which should in fact be considered as original. I believe these two should be merged but please be aware that there may be some minor corrections needed in the future as I am still doing some research on the family of James C. Westerfield.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Gary W. Stanford
Added by Gary Stanford on May 13, 2015 6:39 PM
Gary Stanford
James C. Westerfield
It was recently discovered that your memorial for Dr. James C. Westerfield (Find A Grave #126437410) is a duplicate of an earlier memorial (Find A Grave #100423776) created by another family member. Also, as a family member (my mother was born Loretta Frances Westerfield in southern Indiana near Kentucky), I have requested that both Find A Grave memorials be transferred to me so that I could consolidate so as to keep the original Find A Grave memorial. Finding James C. Westerfield was not easy as he was born in Kentucky, raised in Tennessee and Oklahoma, and settled in Arkansas in the mid to late 1800's. To complicate matters, both he and his wife were buried using initials, J.C. and N.H. Westerfield. Several family members have been searching for there whereabouts for years. All of their children and grandchildren are now deceased and all that are left are a few distant relatives. I now maintain the original Find A Grave memorial and am respectfully requesting that you please transfer the duplicate Find A Grave memorial to me so I can consolidate the two memorials, add all children and a bio for James C. Westerfield. I would also request permission to add the three photos that you have already posted for James C. Westerfield. Prior to me seeing your memorial for James, all the family had ever known was that he died somewhere in Arkansas. Thank you for the great work on his Find A Grave memorial and the nice photos as well.

Gary W. Stanford
Find A Grave #48432959
Added by Gary Stanford on May 13, 2015 5:35 PM
Howard Lee Gray Sr. and Jr.

I would like to request your permission to use your photographs of Howard Lee Gray Sr. and his son in my online family tree. I also believe you have taken more Gray family photos too. If you grant me your permission, I would credit your name for taking them and for the use of them.

Thanks so much,
Katie :)
Added by Katsot on May 04, 2015 5:21 AM
I am sorry to bother you again
We have another duplicate. This time I am sending you the request to move the pictures before I ask the other person to delete the duplicate.

Created by: ctwardo
Record added: May 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52882526

Created by: Freda
Record added: Sep 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41739079

Thank you.
Added by Freda on Apr 27, 2015 12:26 PM
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