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MsMarion (#47087574)
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Bio Photo My name is Shannon Gorman. I was a "Navy Brat". My dad graduated from Ole Miss and went into the Navy to fly fighter jets. I married into the Navy, a Navy submariner, so I spent the first 40 years of my life moving from duty station to duty station. My summers were spent with my grandparents in Gulfport and Columbia, Mississippi. Home to me is Mississippi.

I am the publisher of the website and the Mostly Mississippi database, with over 97,000 files. This database is free and can be found at

I have a Masters Degree in Business Education and have taught in high schools and junior colleges. For genealogy education I completed the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Consultant Genealogist course, and have 17 proven American Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestors, with others in process. I have helped 20 other people join DAR by working on their lineage with them. I have completed the BYU South Eastern United States genealogy course, and am currently enrolled in second course.

I have photographed over 5000 funeral home records. I published the Colonial Funeral Home Records 1913-1915, and have two more sets of funeral home records in the publishing process. The first volume can be found in the DAR Library in Washington, DC. If you have guestions about the Colonial Funeral Home Records, ask them. I am not doing this to make money. There is no charge for communicating with me!

I have been photographing tombstones for longer than Find a Grave has existed, but do not intend to compete with, or duplicate work other people are now doing or have done. I am happy so many people are participating in documenting cemeteries.

I do not want to manage any more memorials. I ask questions about some of them, but that does not mean I want to manage them, it only means I had a guestion. Thank you in advance for not making me the manager of any memorial unless I expressly asked to manage it. I consider it a big responsiblity to manage the memorials and it is very time consuming to get them right. I am not someone who wants to have the most memorials entered, I want to be the person who is willing to document the source and provide correct lineage information on the memorials I manage.

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Nancy Kaszynski
Mary Hart
I added your suggestion. I too descendant through daughter Sarah Francis Hart married Stephen Sasser.
I joined DAR about 2006 through another Rev Soldier another state. Jacob Rich NC died in Franklin Co TN.

Stephen Sasser's son William married Eleanor Stewart-- her father was John Stewart a soldier also,(listed as pensioner in 1840 Census Lawrence Co I believe it was) but I have not been able to prove. I believe he served SC, but there are other John Stewart's. I believe he came from Barnwell Co which was Old Orange District and Winston I believe it was.
Any suggestion on how to go about checking into the many John Stewart's that served in SC?
This would be a new patriot if I could prove him.
Thanks for all your hard work.
A cousin, I'm sure...

Oh, my Navy Submarine son now lives in Bay St. Louis. I hope to visit him soon and dig into my roots from MS.
Take care.
Added by Nancy Kaszynski on Jul 30, 2015 8:06 PM
AZ Susi
Harriett Perkins - Capay Cemetery
Shannon, I got your message about Harriet - Find A Grave Memorial# 66624162. I am not related to her but I am happy to fix her memorial. Would you like me to add her maiden name Woods and find her parents to link them? :-) You can reach me off F-A-G at thx.
Added by AZ Susi on Jun 27, 2015 10:37 AM
Christopher Beard
Barbara Alice Johnson Ratliff
Hi. Glad you wrote about this, because I have been confused on this family for some time. I worked on it a couple of years ago, but can't remember why I gave up or what I found. Let me research a little and get back to you. I believe there were some inaccurate dates/info provided years ago that have made for confusion. Either the info that Joshua Lott was the first to be buried in the cemetery, or death date of Eliza Lott was wrong. We need 1860 and 1870 censuses.
Added by Christopher Beard on Jun 16, 2015 8:07 AM
Denise Bowman Flynn
Walter Dickerson
I'm still looking for the correct information.
Added by Denise Bowman Flynn on Jun 14, 2015 1:06 PM
Correct Information
I commend you for wanting to get the correct information. I cringe when I see information posted on a loved one that I know is incorrect.
Thank you, Vivian Runnels
Added by Vivian on Jun 12, 2015 12:34 PM
Denise Bowman Flynn
I will get back with you asap.
Added by Denise Bowman Flynn on Jun 11, 2015 9:34 AM
Brenda Jones Drawhorn
birth 19 Apr 1829
Birth: Apr. 19, 1884
Pike County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1884
Pike County
Mississippi, USA


Full name, birth and death information, and parent links submitted by; Shannon Gorman

Family links:
Daniel Quin (1777 - 1859)
Keturah Deere Quin (1789 - 1851)

Victoria Sparkman Quin (1837 - 1917)

George S Quin (1853 - 1854)*

Mary Laura Quin Ellzey (1809 - 1886)*
Franklin Murray Quin (1884 - 1884)
Added by Brenda Jones Drawhorn on May 20, 2015 7:30 AM
Kathy W. Johnson
RE: Joseph Willoughby #17832052
How ironic that you messaged me today as my ancestry DNA kit arrived in the mail! I understand it takes about a month to get the results so please stay in touch. After many years of research I look forward to uncovering more information, proving or disproving what I have learned.

Added by Kathy W. Johnson on May 05, 2015 5:48 PM
Pat Arnold
RE: R. R. Albritton
You are very welcome
Added by Pat Arnold on Apr 30, 2015 2:09 PM
Pat Arnold
R.R. Albritton
OBIT ADDED, BURIED AT Mt Pleasant in Lincoln County, MS. Year 1913
Added by Pat Arnold on Apr 30, 2015 12:44 PM
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