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Vernon Gibbons (#46917479)
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Bio Photo I have been working on genealogy for about 25 years. I just found out about Find A Grave a few months ago. What a handy tool this is. I enjoy going around to different cemeteries looking at all the old headstones, and taking pictures for people who might not every see the headstonesof there ancestors if someone didn't take pictures for them.

If anyone finds an error, please let me know and I will correct it. Also anyone who would like to add something, I can also do that for you.

For over 15 years I have been seriously researching my Gibbons family, with a beginning origin in South Carolina (Joseph Franklin Gibbons 1839 and still searching for information prior to that), also researching the Paris family (Rhoda Catherine Paris) from Spartanburg, South Carolina and the Giles families from that area.

From there the search has taken me into Harlan and Bell Counties in Kentucky, and surrounding counties in VA & TN, later on to Rockcastle and Lincoln Counties in KY also. In KY families that connect with our Gibbons are: Fee's, Green, Burkhart, Hensley, Wynn, Wilson and more.

My grandfather Andrew Jackson Gibbons was born in SC, was raised and married Margaret Fee in Harlan County KY. They raised their family in Lee Co. VA. Andrew Jackson Gibbons brothers are, James Giles, John Giles, Spurgeon Gibbons, Willie Gibbons, Campbell Gibbons, Frank Gibbons II and Nathan Gibbons. No known sisters.

If anyone has information of any of these families I would be very appreciative of anything you are willing to share.

I am also working on a register for Rose Hill Cemetery in Robinson, Kansas.

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Mary Ann Loss
Hi there, Would you kindly consider using your weekly allowance of photo requests on Leavenworth National Cemetery? Please say yes. Happy Thanksgiving, Mary Ann
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Nov 29, 2015 7:31 PM
Mary Sue Porter Ewing
There is any existing memorial for this person.
Added by Jerry on Nov 23, 2015 7:52 AM
Don Bedwell
Herbert Jerry Givens photo
Vernon, you put a photo of him on his memorial. May I use this photo in my genealogy program?
Added by Don Bedwell on Nov 20, 2015 11:32 AM
Rick McMillian
RE: Mrs Griffin
Dear Mr. Gibbons

Did you call or contact J.L. Robertson from Rupp's Funeral Home in St. Joseph? There is a Modena located up near Bethany, perhaps it is that one, but I have a feeling it is the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Fairfax Mo, in Atchison County. Ms. Griffin's maiden name was Ball and there are several people by that name buried up there. Please do the research and please change your memorial to the correct cemetery. Please delete it from the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in St. Joseph.

Thank You

Rick McMillian
Added by Rick McMillian on Nov 13, 2015 8:51 PM
Nancy Berntson
Lola Marguarite Hiebsch Ross
You posted a picture of her on Find A Grave, so I was wondering if you are related to her?
Added by Nancy Berntson on Nov 12, 2015 6:57 PM
Rick McMillian
RE: Mrs Griffin
Please contact J. L. Robertson in charge of the Rupp Funeral Home in St. Joseph. He should be able to give you the information that you require. I believe it is a small community up by Bethany, but I am not for sure. All I know is that she is not in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in St. Joseph, so you can delete her from there.

Thank You
Added by Rick McMillian on Nov 11, 2015 12:10 AM
Susan Hinkle
Reba Flemings Donahue
Please delete the entry you made yesterday for Reba. I have made a post linking her to her family which her daughter will take over after the funeral. I am her cousin and would appreciate your consideration in this matter. Thank you.
Added by Susan Hinkle on Nov 10, 2015 10:28 AM
Rick McMillian
Mrs Griffin
Mr. Gibbons, I am the sexton for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in St. Joseph. Mrs. Griffin is NOT buried in our cemetery.. She is buried in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Modini.
Please delete..

Thank You
Rick McMillian
Added by Rick McMillian on Nov 08, 2015 5:49 PM
Sharon Auxier
R D Gibson
You have him shown in Agency Mo cemetery. This is NOT correct He is not buried there. Please transfer it to me so I can delete I have him shown in the correct cemetery. Second request
Added by Sharon Auxier on Nov 08, 2015 1:27 PM
Thank you so much for the transfer of Edwin Simpson. Have a great day !!
Added by gardengirl on Nov 06, 2015 9:33 PM
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