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Linda Leake Amerson (#46774350)
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Born 12-15-1950 in Titus County, Texas to Robert Lowell and Dorothy Pauline Lunsford Sellers Leake.
Paternal Surnames: Leake, Simmons, Dillard, Bryant, Jones, Grizzle, Chandler, Humphries, Tignor, also Burkham, surname of my father's first wife.
Maternal Surnames: Lunsford, Bassett, Hefner, Coffman, Landrum, Smith, Bass, Collier, Challis, Wimbish also Sellers, surname of my mother's first husband.
I'm also researching my husband's families:
Amason, Whittington, Robertson, Conaway, Mitchell, Condry, Amerson, Grigsby and extended families.
If anyone would like transfer of any memorials with the intention of enhancing them, making links to other family members and adding info, etc. and are closer related than I, I am most happy to transfer. Just ask. I'm not into number collecting at all. If there's one I don't want to transfer, I'll let you know the reason why.
I also try to make corrections etc. as quickly as possible when you send them to me via the edit feature at the top of the memorial.

Courtesy of Tim and Grace #46907821 ..a GREAT idea!
If you are afraid of making transfers (I guess in the old days people would delete the transferred memorial) there is an alternative to the long and tedious process of having the other contributor "spoon feed" the information to you. Do a "temporary transfer". This is done the same as a normal transfer, but with the understanding that once the updates and links are made, it gets transferred BACK to the creator. This involves TRUST. It is best to do just one memorial at a time. If it doesn't get transferred back... NO MORE SOUP FOR YOU! "Fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me!" Please, give it a try. There are so many "inactive" volunteers these days, the rest of us need to be able to work together and not bicker. When you click on [Transfer Management] the instructions state: "This action is PERMANENT and can not be undone." This is misleading. The PERMANENT implies that it will be lost to you FOREVER. That is true only if it NEVER gets transferred back to your control. The other aspect of TEAMWORK TRANSFER is that the person who contributes the research can add their name in the bio or notes with an embedded link. Contributors who say they will add information that you send to them don't always credit their source. They don't want others taking credit for the photos they post, but they don't think twice about taking credit for other people's research. Just pass it off as their own.

I have been working on families in Maine in the early 1800s, about the time that Maine became a state separate from Massachusetts. Many of these people seem to have gotten "lost in the shuffle", so I am trying to find where they are buried and link the families together.

I also have a "permission slip" from the Public Affairs office at Togus to take photos of the gravestones of the Disabled Volunteer Soldiers from the Eastern Branch of U.S. National Home that are buried in Togus National Cemetery.

Some people won't link to "unknown burial locations". A lot of old gravestones are "lost" in old cemeteries that have been neglected over the years. "Roots" helped to renew interest in cemeteries back in the 1970s. Old "lost" cemeteries are still being discovered as old family homesteads are being sold in this depressed economy. The families who lived there may have known about the old cemetery, but nobody else did.
Many of those old timers passed away long ago. We often know when and where they lived and died, but just don't know where their gravestone is. It is irresponsible to just stick them in any old cemetery in the town that they died in. It is a sure bet that SOMEBODY will request a gravestone photo and then someone else will go off on a "wild goose chase" looking for the gravestone.
When "unknown burial location" is used, there is always a risk of "duplication" if the gravestone is ever found in the real world.

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Jewell Bell Yancey May
Thanks for the info and the links. I couldn't find either of her other 2 husbands, and yes, I believe the last one was totally correct.

Added by MSL on Jun 24, 2014 12:55 PM
RE: Jewell Bell Yancey May
Thanks so much. I have added her information, and linked her to her parents.

Added by MSL on Jun 19, 2014 10:29 AM
debbie steinman
Arthur reynolds
you have 2 memorial pages for him...i have a headstone but not sure which page to add it to
Added by debbie steinman on Jun 14, 2014 6:13 PM
Shultice in Hickory Hill ????
I am SO Confused about your message of the Shultice Cemetery across from Hickory Hill Cemetery. I added the 2 Shultice graves to Hickory Hill BECAUSE I visited their graves there and wrote down the inscription on their stones. I have NEVER been in the Shultice Cemetery. I am going to have to go BACK out there and get this all straightened out. It may be a few days before I can go but I will. I have been meaning to take my camera out there and do some photos anyway. As I said I am totally confused now... but these days it doesn't take much to do that ! LOL I will get back with you after I drive out there in a few days. Thanks for the information. Pattie
Added by PATTIE STORY HACKLER Mc... on Apr 02, 2014 8:23 AM
Little Marie
Samuel Micajah Landrum
I looked at your memorial to Samuel Micajah Landrum buried in Yellow Creek Church Cemetery in Hall County, Ga #17389726. My husband is G. Landrum, a direct desc, of Monroe Micajah Landrum interred near Rome Georgia, and I think Monroe Micajah is the son of this Samuel Micajah Landrum. Is there really a stone in the church yard for Samuel or did you find the record of his interment in church records or elsewhere? If there is a stone in the church yard I will make a trip there ( when I can) to take a picture and post it to this memorial. What can you tell me about Samuel and any wives, parents or children that would help me with my husband's tree? Hope to hear from you. Thanks LIttle Marie
Added by Little Marie on Feb 25, 2014 2:08 PM
Carol Cotton
RE: Benjamin Franklin May
Thanks so much for correcting my error. I really appreciate it!
Added by Carol Cotton on Feb 10, 2014 12:25 PM
R W Boyd
RE: Mary Frances 'Mollie' Lunsford Boyd 116095649
When I replied to you earlier today, I forgot to thank you for reminding me that you had included the 1910 census location for Mary Frances Lunsford in your comment. I have added this information to my tree, and I will update the Find A Grave memorial to add the 1910 residence.
I also just realized that you are a resident of Titus County, Texas. I live in California. I would be most grateful if you could determine whether Mary Frances is really buried in the Old Union Cemetery, as her death certificate states. If so, a gravestone photo for confirmation would be much appreciated. If not, can you check whether she is buried in the Center Grove Cemetery in Titus County with her parents?
Thank you!
Richard Boyd
Added by R W Boyd on Jan 31, 2014 7:40 PM
R W Boyd
RE: Mary Frances 'Mollie' Lunsford Boyd 116095649
Unless I am overlooking the obvious, there is strong evidence that Mary Frances Lunsford is the biological child of William Robert Lunsford and Anna "Annie" J Coffman. The 1900 census listing for William and Annie lists their marriage year as 1865. William and Annie are in the 1870 census in Titus County, Texas. The household includes William (26), Annie J (21), James B (3), and Mary M (i.e., Mary Frances "Mollie") (1). Is it plausible to imagine that Annie J is the step-mother of Mary Francis, then age 1?
Also, I cannot find a marriage record for a William R Lunsford and Annie Coffman in 1871 in Batesville, Arkansas in either or An unsourced family tree lists a William R Lunsford as marrying Cynthia Melvina Meeker in Batesville, Arkansas on 1 Jan 1871, but this William R is not likely the same William R that married Annie Coffman. William R Lunsford and Annie Coffman were born in Texas and lived there all their lives. Why would they marry in Arkansas?
Added by R W Boyd on Jan 31, 2014 10:19 AM
J. Faulkner
Henry Sherrod
I appreciate the obituary for Henry Sherrod.


Added by J. Faulkner on Jan 20, 2014 3:15 PM
Bradley Grantham
RE: Artimetia Leake Loftis 23357902
Linda, Artimetia is my 3G grandmother. I visit her and her husband, James Powell Loftis, at Casey Hill cemetery in Atlanta regularly. She was a strong woman in early Atlanta, as the obit clearly states. I have some information on the Leake and Loftis families. Mostly of Artemitia's descendents. Look on my ancestry tree if you have access. It is the McDougal Grantham families.
Added by Bradley Grantham on Dec 15, 2013 8:03 PM
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