Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Brynn Edwards (#48198700)
 member for 3 years, 2 months, 18 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I am Brynn Edwards! Born and raised in Southern Illinois with a strange upbringing. I grew up in cemeteries, libraries, and courthouses as I come from a line of genealogists. There is a big fascination with history especially local or military history. The "Anna State Hospital" cemetery I have added interments to is located on Choate Mental Health Facility's grounds where many of my family members have worked so I have a bit of attachment to this particular ground. I feel that everyone should be remembered and honored. While I am working on Choate's cemetery, I am also working on putting death records onto here as far as vital information. If you see a interment I have posted outside of Choate's then there is probably a death record at Union County Courthouse. If you feel that some information is wrong or would like to contribute information on an interment, please feel free to contact me! Genealogists talk and share information. If there is information I have found then I gladly share it. If you happen to find a family member I manage please send me a message telling me a bit about you and your connection with a request for transferring the memorial with you ID# then I'd be more than happy to transfer. If you are interested in Union County or Southern Illinois history please feel free to contact me!
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 727 Memorials Added
 • 743 Memorials Managed
 • 4 Memorials/Week
 • 180 Photos
 • 5 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 29 Virtual Flowers
 • 2 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 3 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
12th Armored Division 494... (3)
My Family (1)
Find A Grave Friends
Katie, Melissa McCord..., Walter Smith
Messages left for Brynn Edwards (27)[Leave Message]
Walter Smith
Stella (Evannie's sister)
Two Bachelor's Degrees!!! Wow, your plate really was overflowing. Congrats, once again. Thanks for trying to find Evannie. After all this time I would imagine her grave is long gone.

I left a message on two years ago for a family who had been looking on my father's side. Turns out he was related to my Father's sister and have now renewed family ties with cousins I haven't seen in 60 years. They sent a photo of grandfather and wife Stella who I never knew. I added it to Amos Smith on my tree. May hopefully find Moses someday.

Recently found a Military marker for Ralph Knupp (a cousin) that's been buried over 40 years, thanks to a diligent Find A Graver. (the marker, not Ralph). The Saga is in my Find A Grave messages.

Thanks, cousin.

Added by Walter Smith on Jul 13, 2016 8:14 PM
Bucky Hydal
RE: Cerney
Louie & Virginia

Great story!

Thanks for refreshing my memory.

Added by Bucky Hydal on Jul 12, 2016 7:58 PM
Bucky Hydal
RE: Cerney
Louie and Virginia's memorials.

Hey, Brynn,

It was my pleasure.

I looked them up on your managed memorials and re-read my flower notes. I can't recall how I initially found them in 2014, probably while looking for my people (TRIPLETT) in Pope and Johnson counties in southern Illinois. (I'm especially looking for the grave of my gg-grandfather James Moffitt Triplett (1798~1885) who, by all accounts, died in Grantsburg, Ill.)

Please refresh my memory on Louie's "devotion" to Virginia. It sounds like a wonderful love story.

Thank you for the nice note.

Bucky Hydal
New Bern, North Caronlina
Added by Bucky Hydal on Jul 11, 2016 4:01 AM
Walter Smith
Your ears must have been burning. Was thinking of you today and hoping everything was ok. Knew your plate was very full, so wasn't too worried. Didn
't know about graduation though, congratulations are in order. Holidays were good, but alas, I'm in remiss for not sending Valentine's wishes. Please forgive.
Cuz'n Walter
Added by Walter Smith on Feb 26, 2016 7:47 PM
Russell Thompson
RE: Juanita and Daniel Thompson
Hi Brynn,

Thanks for posting the grave info for Daniel Joseph Thompson (Memorial# 136895785) and Juanita Pearl Graves (Memorial# 136895859). However, at the same time of Oct 13, 2015, I sent several edits for both memorials including birth/death places, and Daniel's parents, etc. Could you please apply these updates?

In order to find and apply the updates:
1. Go to your member record
2. Click the "Edits" tab
3. In the "Display:" drop down box select "Edits sent to me that I need to review"
4. There should be a list of four edits for these two memorials.

Thanks for helping to get these updates in place.
Added by Russell Thompson on Oct 20, 2015 1:12 PM
Ann Harmon Govers
RE: William McNair
Thanks for copying info.. I deleted William McNair Memorial that I had.. He is a very distant relative.
I rather you keep him, am sure some relative will ask you for transfer... Ann
Added by Ann Harmon Govers on May 04, 2015 3:13 PM
Jean Thomas Morrison
RE: James Elam
I am not sure if you got my other message or not so I will send it again. My lineage to James Elam starts with my Grandmother, Mary Prickett Stansell. James Elam is my 11th ggrandfather. If I can be of further help, please contact me at With ancestors that far back, we would be not too close but still cousins.

Added by Jean Thomas Morrison on Mar 17, 2015 7:48 PM
Jean Thomas Morrison
James Elam
He is my 11th gg grandfather. Our line comes through his son Robert Elam.
You man contact me at my email address if you care to talk.
Added by Jean Thomas Morrison on Mar 17, 2015 7:15 PM
RE: Misty
So very sorry for your loss...
Added by Carmian on Dec 13, 2014 10:19 PM
Eileen M.
RE: family
He is one of the computer people in the Bursars office. I forget his "official" title. Wow it is a small world. Yes Jim is Jamie's father.
Added by Eileen M. on Dec 05, 2014 9:07 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service UPDATED