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Dawn Kelley (#47319272)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my family's genealogy since the 1980s. My research focuses on the Kelley, Renshaw & Latimer families in Texas and the Girling, Quin, Kaigler, Massey, Cansler, Bobo & Herrington families in Mississippi.

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Louise Huffstutler Vannoy
Virginia Lee McMillian Belmont
Hi!, Dawn, The Find A Grave Memorial you have listed on:
Virginia Lee McMillian Belmont, Find A Grave Memorial #129406733 at West Park Cemetery, Hereford, Texas was my paternal 1st cousin. Recently, I requested a Headstone Photo to be entered on her Memorial Page.
Today, I received the notice from the volunteer, telling me the Cemetery Office has no record of this person, in fact, there isn't any Belmont's in this cemetery So they removed my request until the problem has been corrected. Maybe it is another cemetery in Hereford, Texas.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Added by Louise Huffstutler Vannoy on Jan 19, 2015 11:47 PM
John Kaigler (1777-1843)
Dawn, this is interesting reading. Hope you will share your source. Also hope you didn't get the info from the Kaigler website. I can't vouch for the other info on that site, but I found one huge error about the name of my mother's aunt.
Added by GloriaBee on Jul 18, 2014 7:51 AM
Mark Gaines Miles
Jesse Massey
Hi Dawn,

Truely a quick reply. :) Mary Eliza Coulter was my great grandmother, Elizabeth Agnes Coulter's sister. Mary Eliza was born on her father, James Knox Coulters farm and died there during the 20th century (see family links on findagrave). Elizabeth and Mary Eliza's mother was a Hunt, daughter of James Jackson Hunt one farm over. The Massey's and the Hunts were intermarried and were cousins. Do you have any Hunt relatives?

When Mary Eliza died, her neice whom she raised after the death of her father took posession of the photos and kindly allowed me to photograph them. She died many years ago and I have no idea where the originals are now. Some of the unidentified may include Massey's, Hunt's, and Coulters. Do you have any idea where I could post some of these photos in hopes that someone may be able to identify some of these people? Some of them do have names on the back but I have been unable to locate any descendants.

So good to hear from you.


Added by Mark Gaines Miles on Nov 03, 2013 10:59 AM
A AAA American at Find A Grave
Dear Mrs. Dawn Kelley,

Thank you Maam for what your doing, have done, and shall do. It is well.

On Massie's too have you gone to Virginia and New Jersey?

That lines follows hundreds of years of kin.

Please add me as your friend on Find A Grave now too.


Jonathan Robert De Mallie
Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Sep 27, 2013 2:48 PM
Willa Cunningham
RE: Mary Ann Wood Cunningham
Hello Dawn,
Thank you so much for the memorials re my in-laws Herbert Thomas Cunningham Sr. and Mary Ann Wood Cunningham. And I appreciate the death certificate as I will copy it and put it with my records. I was thinking I would have to go to the courthouse in Benjamin Texas and get the certificate but now you have provided it..great!

By the way, Mary Ann was called "Jack" by everyone, not many people knew her real name as Mary Ann.

I will place pictures of Herbert and Mary Ann on their memorials. You may not have gone to Mattie Allene Wood Griffith's memorial as I placed a picture there. Mattie Allene was always thought to be somewhat mentally slow and I felt sorry for her as not having a pictue on her memorial. As far as I know her family never made many pictures of her, I had only one of her as a child so that was all I had.

RE the obituary for Mary Ann Cunningham which I have not been able to find. Thank you for suggesting I go to the library in Munday, Texas.

Thank you for all your hard work!
Added by Willa Cunningham on Sep 02, 2013 11:20 PM
RE: Birth announcement
Claire has a beautiful memorial. Thank you for adding the note. Barbara
Added by Barbara on Aug 20, 2013 5:59 PM
Barbara Tynes Claiborne
Rogers in Texas
Thank you so much for your contributions to our Rogers family, especially the photos. I spent years looking for Mary Katura Rogers Moore. I'm no longer able to travel to Texas to search for myself, so your service is invaluable. And thanks to you, not only is the Rogers family reunited in death, but living survivors are finding each other! Barbara Tynes Claiborne
Added by Barbara Tynes Claiborne on Aug 17, 2013 5:33 AM
Robert Henry Felder
Bio added as requested. Thank you for the time and effort you make to ensure the preservation of history in Mississippi.
Added by MsMarion on Jun 16, 2013 8:02 PM
Jeanene Stermer
RE: Warren Wagner, Memorial# 104080508
How great! Both very interesting men! With both dying at same age and buried in same cemetery, the shooting sounds like a "soul contract" to me. Your work on Mr Wages was thoughtful and it is appropriate he is given credit for helping our country.
Added by Jeanene Stermer on Jun 16, 2013 7:20 PM
Jeanene Stermer
Floyd Holmes #104129514
Just to acknowledge you on the beautiful memorial! You handled the "big one" with grace...good job! Was fun being a part of it....feel like he is almost family. Jeanene Stermer
Added by Jeanene Stermer on Jun 16, 2013 9:38 AM
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