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Julane (#47251236)
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I live in Katy TX and research mainly for my family. The names I research Darby, Hudson, Knox, Trammell, Smith, Owen/Owens, Green, Hartsfield, Hollan/Holland, Jordan/Jordon/Jourdan/Jorden, Warren, Wingfield in Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana as well as those that are tied in with them, Van Slyke and Price in Texas, Blakney/Blakeney/Cunningham in Texas and Illinois, Wilson and Tarpley in Illinois, Banks in Georgia, Alabama and beyond.

I was raised by my Grandmother and Great Grandmother and listened to many stories of her home in Magnolia Arkansas and the large family there. She worked with our cousin Ben Warren for many years on genealogy in regards to Hudson and Warren.

I welcome any corrections and additional information.

At times I will add people to the site that I stumble across just so I can help someone else along the way.

Not all my listings are family so ask to see if a transfer is possible.

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Jeffie McMahen Johnson
This is Birdie's sister. Grave 92173614 in Minden with Birdie.
She was married twice. The last time was to Happy Johnson.
Added by Jeff on Mar 02, 2015 2:57 PM
Ivy Knighton
I am going through your work at the Emerson Cemetery. Birdie walked me the cemetery pointing out family graves.
Ivy was a J D McMahen daughter. She died of bone cancer. She had one daughter Don Paula. We have photos of Don Paula.
I'll look for more.
Added by Jeff on Mar 02, 2015 2:39 PM
RE: Jeff D & Sara McMahen
In the next few days, I will sit with my dad it get the details on his McMahen aunts and uncle.

I wonder if you knew that Jeff D's full name was Jefferson Davis. Dad has said some called him, Mac. He was a shoemaker, hotel owner with Sarah and sharecropper.

Sarah was half-Cherokee and my Grandma Birdie says she was the prettiest woman. She would sneak in and just stare at her while she napped, because she was so beautiful. Grandma told me Sarah was from Temple, TX. As yet I cannot confirm that. She died in the Flu epidemic of 1919. She nursed one of her daughters (I'll find out which one)until she passed. She then took to her bed and died soon after.

I neglected last night to mention Aunt Jeffie. She was the next to youngest, Birdie was the youngest. They remained very close all their lives and are buried together with some of Jeffie's family, I think near Minden (I'll confirm).

We have some photos of Jefferson Davis, some of the children, and some of the grandchildren.
Added by Jeff on Mar 01, 2015 9:46 PM
Jeff D & Sara McMahen
I just joined to contact you. Jefferson Davis and Sarah were my Great-Grandparents via my Grandmother and Father. I can provide some information about their other children, Rocky, Ivy, Fannie, Earl, and Birdie (my Grandmother).
Jeff. And perhaps a some more information about them.
Added by Jeff on Feb 28, 2015 9:26 PM
Jefferson Davis & McMahen
Added by Jeff on Feb 28, 2015 9:19 PM
Kenneth & Carolyn
Would you care to transfer Henri Fay Sheats Clark Find A Grave-#66900597
to me at #46788418

Thank you and appreciate your work on Find A Grave.

Kenneth Sheats

Added by Kenneth & Carolyn on Feb 28, 2015 3:20 PM
Sgt Charles H Colley
Thanks so much; I now have a copy of the article written by Steve Libby... Not sure where he got HIS information, but the fact that he was in contact with Sgt Colley's grand-niece tells me this story has deep roots.

Thanks again!
Added by Debi on Feb 25, 2015 5:52 PM
Charles Colley
Although I am still quite curious about the source of your biographic info, I can now conclusively report that Charles Colley's grave in Gray Maine is a cenotaph. I spoke directly with the folks managing Alexandria National Cemetery and confirmed that Charles has never been moved.

I have written to the person managing the Gray Village Cemetery memorial with the updated info.

Added by Debi on Feb 25, 2015 10:21 AM
Charles Colley
I am researching the details of the final disposition of Charles Colley, Gray Maine, who died 20 Sept 1862.

As you are aware, two cemeteries lay claim to his burial.

The biographic information you provide includes quite a bit more detail about the "switched at death" story of Lt/Sgt Colley and Gray's "Stranger". I am curious as to your source of these additional details.

I am in contact with Alexandria National Cemetery, hoping to gain clarification as to which memorial is a cenotaph.


Debi C
Gray Maine
Added by Debi on Feb 25, 2015 10:06 AM
Jeffrey Claytor
Ernestine Murray Watts
Thank you for accepting my recent edit request.
Added by Jeffrey Claytor on Feb 17, 2015 2:03 PM
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