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LaDon Brennan (#46902635)
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Bio Photo "Do not regret growing old. It is a privilege denied to many."

I grew up in central Missouri where my ancestors settled, most from KY; I often return and photograph country cemeteries and haunt the library reference departments. Looking for gravestones for my Wells, Lane/Lain, Hazlewood/Hazelwood, Bellamy/Bellomy, Thoroughman/Thurman, Stayton, Pullen/Pullin/Pulliam, Gregg/Gragg, Rigg, Page families; others include Dunning, Gant, Payne, Settles/Suttle(s), Sudduth, Stoneking, Stewart, Shelten, Stoll.

A goal is to ensure there are memorials for all known burials in the "country" cemeteries in the Bates/Cass/Henry counties where my ancestors lived and are interred, and am photo indexing as many as I can - some are in woeful condition. Too many are now in cow pastures, vandalized or stones used in barn foundations. May those with so little respect for our ancestors be haunted by their ghosts.

Corrections, updates and link requests are welcomed so "our" memorials are informative and accurate -- please send maiden names if you know them. Every person has a story - hopefully memorial managers who prefer not to update or correct their memorials will transfer them to the requesting family member/friend to maintain and add the story -- or there will be a software update that allows third parties to contribute to memorials. Thanks to all the administrators who make the site available and user-friendly, and to the many great volunteers who make "finding Grandma" possible. Special thanks to photo volunteers who spend hours searching for lost grave markers, sometimes in overgrown, tick and snake infested, unkept, unmarked cemeteries.

You are welcome to use information or grave marker photos I have entered. If you do a copy/paste of a memorial with a bio, please copy the entire memorial which includes my name, date entered and the memorial number at the very bottom -- a LOT of time and research has gone into many of these memorials. Please do not copy/post my "people" photographs on sponsored pages.

Please make your edit/transfer requests from the "edit" link of the memorial and not from the profile page which I don't view often. I generally don't transfer memorials with researched bios, nor do I transfer to requesters who are rude/demanding, have no profile, have two or more times memorials managed as entered, (some contributors claim an astonishing number of "grandparents") or who are collectors -- but I'll always update and link memorials within a day or two if not traveling. While I don't acknowledge edits to add links, dates/places, I do appreciate receiving them, thank you for taking the time to improve the memorial.

Note - Had nerve injury in left arm/hand, 2010 surgery; smashed left hand in door 2011, broke two fingers; broke left wrist in 2012 - typos during each recovery process - please call them to my attention. 2013 - nerve damage prevents holding a camera, so my enjoyable hobby of photo-indexing cemeteries is over. Am using that time to enhance and link memorials.

When entering information from census records I use the spelling as it appears, even knowing it is wrong -- those aren't typos.
Happy graving - and remember to thank our Veterans and Active Service men and women.
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D. L. Lee

Thank you so much for transferring the memorials of my great-great-grandparents. I appreciate your kindness and generosity.

Again, thanks for all of your amazing work on this site.

Also, I photographed at Gordonsville Cemetery in Logan County last weekend, but the only DeWitt marker I located was for "Julia, wife of Rev A. C. Dewitt." Sorry that I was not able to fulfill your request. D. L.

Added by D. L. Lee on Oct 20, 2014 4:08 PM
Brandy Wells Murray
RE: Felix Wells
I have possibly found him and went back to check your dates on Felix and thought I had lost my mind!! I never thought about them placing a marker OVER his name. That is brilliant!!! Check this out...
Brunswick Memorial Park
Glynn County
Georgia, USA

Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

Created by: David Woody
Record added: Feb 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34018447

Let me know if you think this is the right one.
Added by Brandy Wells Murray on Oct 19, 2014 1:10 PM
Cecilia Williams
Dr. Charles Remmick Stewart
Hello LaDon,

I would appreciate any help in finding out more info on Francis S. "Frank" Stewart b. 1862 Son of Dr. Charles Remmick Stewart and Delilah Bales.

I have reason to believe that "Frank" is my biological grandfather.

My father was given up for adoption in the early 1900's.

Thank you, Cecilia
Added by Cecilia Williams on Oct 17, 2014 7:20 PM
RE: Joyce Geraldine Hall
The only thing that makes it a bit easier to find GERALDINE' S
Mother, MARY LOONEY is that she went by the nickname "POLLY".
Added by Roisin on Oct 08, 2014 9:22 AM
Henry Co Facebook page
Thanks for the heads up on the new Facebook page. I look forward to learning from fellow researchers.

Hope that your research is going well.

Added by Goddess on Oct 08, 2014 6:41 AM
Henry County, Missouri
"Henry Co. has a new facebook page -- created today, would you "like" please and thanks."

Thanks for the information, good to know. I did LIKE it.
Added by SMG on Oct 08, 2014 1:58 AM
Richard Parker

I will be glad to look for obits for you. What I need is the names of those you want. Inclue the death date. I won't have the time to look through a whole year of newspapers to find someone with only a death year. I need at least the month.

It will probably be November or December before I began this project.

Added by Richard Parker on Oct 07, 2014 7:38 AM
Richard Parker
Henry Woolard

Just added the tombstones photos for Henry and his wife.

Added by Richard Parker on Oct 06, 2014 12:08 PM
Chris Hines
Do you have any idea who might be in charge/care of the Pemberton Cemetery near Latour in Johnson County, MO?
I have someone who would like to find a plot map of this cemetery. Thank you, Chris Hines
Added by Chris Hines on Oct 03, 2014 6:50 AM
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We just transfered a few memorials your way
you can not delete therm so you are stuck with them ..

And as for the family of the Hurst we transfered all the Hurst to them as well as a fwew more ..

Again we would like to thank you for your kind words & intrest in the matter between another member & us.

Please feel free to add your opition at any time

Added by Member #47614207 on Oct 01, 2014 5:51 PM
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