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Clay Riley (#46855958)
 member for 9 years, 11 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo I am retired from Aerospace and devote my Volunteer time to the new Genealogy and Local History Research branch of the Brownwood Public Library across from the County Courthouse at 213 S. Broadway. Our hours are 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday. I am a past President of the Pecan Valley Genealogical Society here in Brown County, Texas.
Elkin Cemetery was the first of many rural cemeteries I am photographing markers in and updating new internments. I also am working on "lost" cemeteries and cemeteries just across county lines.
I am a member of the Brown County Historical Commission and a Trustee for the Brownwood Public Library System. I volunteer my time to research historical events, people and places for persons with reasonable requests.

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Mary Elizabeth Terry Wells
Thank you for searching. I know that her husband, James Thomas Wells, is buried in the Bangs cemetery and I do not know when he moved to Bangs. It was my understanding that he was living with his son, Thomas (Tom) and wife Selina when he died. Having said this, if he moved there before she died, perhaps she is also buried there. Anyway, I don't know where else to check. Thank you again.
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Added by LaFon Commander on Jun 13, 2016 10:01 AM
clyde fluitt
RE: Eliza Braziel Haynes
Man, you are phenomenal.

Thanks so much.
Added by clyde fluitt on Apr 23, 2016 7:57 AM
clyde fluitt
RE: Eliza Braziel Haynes
Thank you so much. Eliza was my g g grandmother.

Would there be any contextual clues, such as where the photo was found, or the other photos included with it?

Again, thank you
Added by clyde fluitt on Apr 22, 2016 11:08 PM
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Eliza Braziel Haynes
You placed a wonderful picture if Eliza on her Find a Grave page.

I had never seen it. Are you a descendant, or relative? I wondered if you have any more family history pictures like this?

Thank you for placing this picture on the page.
Added by clyde fluitt on Mar 17, 2016 11:14 AM
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Edith Wells
Mr. Riley, Thank you for finding the newspaper article and adding it to her page. She was my mother's sister who died before my mother was born. I have another favor to ask of you, if you can. My great-grandmother, the father of my grandfather, passed away in Brown county between 1910 and 1920; at least that is as narrow as I can go with it because she was alive at the 1910 census and my great-grandfather was widowed at the 1920 census taking. Her name was Mary Elizabeth Terry Wells, wife of James Thomas Wells. She would have been the grandmother of Edith. I have searched everything I could to try to find her death date to no avail. I have been to Brownwood, also, to see if I could find it but was unable to locate anything at the library. Thank you.
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Added by LaFon Commander on Mar 01, 2016 2:57 PM
Levi Coggin
Thank you very much for that obituary. I am always thrilled to find information about my family. That was some good stuff there also.
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on Oct 10, 2015 5:37 PM
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Lucy Chandler Moseley
Please transfer this relative to me. I have more info to add to the Find A Grave site.
Added by Debbie 59 on Apr 17, 2015 10:04 PM
Howard Busch
RE: Elizabeth Isabella Wristen
Thank you for adding the photo. I don't need another one as I have no idea who she is related to.

My husband had a lot of free time that he used entering various memorials and grave photos.

Judy Busch
Widow of Howard Busch
Added by Howard Busch on Sep 19, 2014 7:49 PM
Joseph Moseley
RE: William P. Moseley
Mr. Riley,

Thank you for all that you do!

I'd also like for my grandfather (William Penfield Moseley's son) Joseph Ira Moseley to be linked to William's memorial page.

You can find him in the Moseley Cemetery in Cherokee County Texas. The same cemetery where my great great grandfather Alanson Moseley is buried.

I have no idea how to make that happen!

Thanks again,

Joseph Moseley
Added by Joseph Moseley on Jun 11, 2014 6:54 PM
Hi Clay
Could you please tell me who is on the opposite side of the same tombstone as mittie o gwin
Its very hard to read
here is the memorial number 8894678

Iam thinking its a child of hers and joseph's,looks like the name is Mittie also..but the light reflects on the tombstone!

Thanks so much for taking the tombstone photo
I had orginally thought mittie was the daughter of james gwin but it turns out she was a daughter in law!
Added by barbara on Sep 13, 2013 10:26 PM
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