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Judy Richards (#47131306)
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Bio Photo I helped co-write state laws to protect our cemeteries here in Texas.
I've been Honored by the Texas State Senate, Texas State House of Representatives, The Dallas County Historical Commission for my work in preserving and protecting our cemeteries. I served on The State Senate Advisory Committee as well as being an Advisor to a number of cities in my area pertaining to cemeteries within their city limits. I have helped in clean ups and restoring a number of cemeteries. I believe very strongly in cemetery preservation. Cemeteries in most cases are the only history of those that came before us. Like rare books in a library once it's lost it's lost forever.
I served six years on the Duncanville City Council, two years as mayor pro-tem.
I've been working on family genealogy since 1976. I'm the wife of Wallace Richards.

Judy Richards

Parents
Emil G. Strange (b. 1907 Texas)
Ottie Orox Ellisor (b 1916 Texas)

Grandparents
James Rudolph Strange (B. 1880 Arkansas)
Willie Bell Cain (b. 1882 Texas
Otho William Ellisor (b. 1879 Texas)
Enolie B. Bennett (b. 1891 Texas)

Great Grandparents
Jasper Rudolph Strange (b. 1849 Arkansas)
Malissa Jane Paul (b. 1852 Alabama)
Andrew J. Cain (b 1844 Arkansas)
Julia Ann Hardee (b 184 Alabama)
Godfrey Calvin Ellisor (b. 1857 Texas)
S. Eunice Ross (b. 1891 Texas)
Francis Marion Bennett (b. 1856 Alabama)
Victoria Lillian Routon (b. 1856 Alabama)

Great Great Grandparents
John Daniel Strange (b. 1811 South Carolina)
Martha Ann Powell (b. 1831 Alabama)
William Marion Cain, Sr. (b. 1831 Tennessee)
Eleandor Jane ? (b. 1823 Tennessee)
John Ziba Hardee (b. 1782 North Carolina)
Mary Tabitha Brooks (b. 1800 Georgia)
Godfrey Thomas Ellisor (b. 1811 South Carolina)
Emaline Frances Ellisor (b. 1827 South Carolina)
Albert Bennett (b. 1810 South Carolina
Sarah Waters (b. 1820 North Carolina)

Wallace Richards

Parents
Wallace K. Richards, Sr.(b. 1912 Texas)
Edna Frances Chapman (b 1918 Texas)

Grandparents
John Thomas Richards (B. 1870 Texas)
Annie Victoria Biggs (b. 1879 Texas
Frank E. "James" Chapman (b. 1885 Tennessee)
Carrie Bell Cook (b. 1890 Missouri)

Great Grandparents
Willis Tiberius Richards (b. 1844 Georgeia)
Martha Elizabeth Dickerson (b. 1849 Virginia)
William Andrew Biggs (b 1858 Missouri)
Liddie Ann Tillman (b 1862 Missouri)
John H. Chapman (b. 1855 Tennessee)
Annie C. Wilson (b. 1860 Texas)
John Cook (b. 1826 Missouri)
Sarah Brown (b. 1848 Missouri)

Great Great Grandparents
John J. Richards (b. 1815 Georgia)
Eliza T. Willingham (b. 1824 Alabama)
George William Dickerson (b. 1814 Virginia)
Francis A. Ruley (b. 1814 Virginia)
Andrew Allen Biggs (b. 1834 Tennessee)
Catherine Jane Rector (b. 1835 Tennessee)
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Donna Sprague
RE: JAMES WASHINGTON PERKINS
THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME KNOW. I WILL TRY SOMETHING ELSE BEST REGARDS 339759932
Added by Donna Sprague on Sep 18, 2014 7:13 PM
Lester Van Huss
Hello Judy
I read your bio trying to find out how and if you knew a Great Uncle of mine which I remember well while growing up. You placed a memorial flower on his memorial profile Find A Grave Memorial# 65884157. I wanted to say thank you. I am referring to Melvin Isaac Green who is buried in Belvedere Cemetery in San Angelo, Texas. We always called him uncle Bill. He was one of the last siblings of my Grandmother Ruth Green Petty who I was having trouble getting facts on until I ran down the list of burials and glad I did. Lately I have been making it a habit just to scroll through each cemetery list I may be looking through while working on someone else. I have found several relatives simply by doing just that. I was in San Angelo only about a month ago doing my own research and getting pictures to set up memorials here on findagrave. I had no idea that was where my Uncle was buried. I have recently volunteered to help others with photos of their family's graves due to inability to travel great distance or just physically unable to do so. The primary reason I sent you this message was to find out if you actually knew him (Melvin I "Bill" Green). I also want to inquire about a cemetery in San Angelo which, in my opinion, has just been forgotten, fenced up and has the appearance no one cares enough to take better care than what is being done at present. I refer to Ben Ficklin Cemetery where I have several ancestors buried. You cannot even get into it without climbing over a fence to even place flowers on graves of family members. For many years it has been closed and since the 1950's or there bout, no one was allowed to be buried there. I see it as a historical monument to those who pioneered that part of Texas. When people are trying to save and preserve a cemetery, who and where is the direction you would first recommend us as general public to initiate the upkeep and reopening of a cemetery. Thank you for your time and all your have done for others. Lester W Van Huss
Added by Lester Van Huss on Sep 18, 2014 1:41 PM
Donna Sprague
JAMES WASHINGTON PERKINS
YOU MAY BE MY ONLY HOPE: HERE GOES DURING THE CONFEDERATE WAR THERE WERE 2 JAMES WASHINGTON PERKINS. MY GGRANDFATHER IS BURIED IN HOLLY SPRINGS CEMETERY AT MONTALBA HE WAS BORN IN AUG 1836 AND DIED MAR 21, 1918. THE OTHER ONE IS AT LIBERTY HILL CEMETERY IN FRANKSTON, TEXAS AND ON THE FIND A GRAVE SITE HE HAS AN EXACT MARKER ON THE BOTTOM AS MY RELATIVE. THE ERROR IS MY RELATIVE WAS NOT BORN 2/22/1942 BUT AUG 1836 THERE IS SOME KIND OF MIXUP IN THE TWO GRAVES, CAN YOU HELP. THANK YOU THIS HAS CAUSED MANY PROBLEMS IN RESEARCHING OUR FAMILY RECORDS. WHAT ARE THE ODDS ON HAVING TWO WITH THE EXACT NAME IN THE CONFEDERATE WAR.
Added by Donna Sprague on Sep 17, 2014 2:36 PM
Michael Upchurch
William Reese Franklin Bowen
Thank you for transferring the care of the memorial of William Reese Franklin Bowen to me. Thanks for creating and managing the memorial.

Michael L. Upchurch
#47515708
Added by Michael Upchurch on Sep 15, 2014 3:52 PM
historylover4ever
Benjamin Theron "Ben" Roberts
Find A Grave Memorial# 42680956
I can transfer this memorial to you if you want
Added by historylover4ever on Sep 04, 2014 2:31 PM
MMM
Abner M Carroll
Thank you for the transfer. I appreciate it very much. MMM
Added by MMM on Sep 03, 2014 12:55 PM
Donnie Ruyle
James A Mayberry
Judy: Thank you for connecting James to his parents.
Added by Donnie Ruyle on Sep 02, 2014 9:41 PM
shirley patchen
Robert Newton Colville
We are working on a Memorial WWI Memory Book for the Soldiers of Hopkins County, TX.

I am needing an obit for Robert Newton Colville.

Can you help.

Shirley
Added by shirley patchen on Aug 26, 2014 8:17 PM
mike k
family
I have noticed that you have some last names listed in your family that are also names in my family such as the Richards and also Chapman that was born in Tn. not to mention the fact that my mother was also a Richards from Elkhart. Just wondering if there is connection.
Added by mike k on Aug 20, 2014 10:21 PM
Rae Conway
RE: James H Lambert
Yes, it looks like my grandparents are buried together.
My grandfathers name is Lawrence Everett Gudgel
1867-1940. my aunts and uncles are buried in Oklahoma.

I just joined Find a Grave yesterday so I don't know how it works but in the same cemetery ( Shannon), the names of
My grandmothers mothers father and brother are there.
James H. Lambert 1867-1940, Lucy Steagall Lambert
1848-1913 and T.D. Lambert 1975-1909.

Thank you for your work

Rae Conway
Added by Rae Conway on Aug 08, 2014 2:18 PM
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