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Kenneth Rorie (#47526429)
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Jerri Ritter
Norman and Rorie
Then what you are telling me is that you and I are double cousins!! Morgan Alexander Norman married Hannah Roxanne "Anna" Lawson. My great grandparents are his bro, and her sister--William Albert "Abb" Norman and Matilda Jane "Tildy" Lawson. I just had Hannah's tombstone set in place last year, as hers was stolen and removed. And I replaced the tombstones for her parents and oldest sister, Mary Catherine Lawson, and William M. Lawson and Mahala Mackey. Did you know that several Lawson siblings left AR and moved to TX, buried in Amity Cemetery? Mahaley (Lawson) married a few times, and she is lastly married to James E. G. Thomas, and moved to TX some time after 1880. Her grt granddaughter, Wilma Ivon (Waddill) Turner said she would probably die, without ever knowing when or where Mahaley died and is buried. I found her death certificate in TX this year, and called and told Ivon. She died in 1925, and a few months later, her husband died, and I found his death cert, under J. E. G. Thomas. Her brother, Wm M. "Billy" Lawson, Jr was the informant on her death certificate. John W. H. Lawson, James Ferguson Lawson and wife; William M. Lawson, Jr and his second wife; Mahaley (Lawson) Thomas; Apsela "Selia" (Lawson) Thomas; Are all buried in Amity Cemetery, Amity, Comanche Co, TX, and their sister, Rebecca Ann (Lawson) and husband, Rev. John N. Robison from Big Flat, are buried in Comanche, Comanche Co, TX. Six of the 18 children are buried in one county in TX. John N. Robison's father, William Robison is buried in Big Flat Cemetery. John's sister, Clementine Catherine Robison married Alexander Nathan Davis, son of Green Hill Norman's sister, Frances Marian "Frankie" (Norman) Davis/Harvell. Alex and Clementine are buried in Rosedale Cemetery, in Ada, Pontotoc Co, OK. Like a can of worms, so intertwined.
Added by Jerri Ritter on May 22, 2015 9:31 AM
Jerri Ritter
Rorie Cem
Hi Kenneth,
Thank God for the both of you. Don't understand WHY this means so much to me, but it does, and I appreciate the two of you so very much. Thank you, and please tell Dale he has my undying gratitude also. I just can't stand the thought of someone being left unmarked and forgotten, for they have many descendants who have no idea where their final resting place is. Hopefully next hear, I can get a new tombstone and have it set in place for him. Not my ancestors, but the brother of mine. Doesn't matter, he deserves to be remembered. Again, thank you both, AND the new owners, from the depths of my heart. Just this past year, I have had seven tombstones set in place in Big Flat Cemetery, replacing one that were stolen, and the others were just illegible, or nearly so. And two more in Smith Mills, Henderson Co, KY, in Smith Mills Cemetery. I know who took one of them in Big Flat, but she's a little "off", and there's nothing I can do about it, but this new one replacing that one is set in concrete, in the ground. Don't think it will disappear again. Another one in Nashville, AR was also stolen, so it too was replaced, but not by me. Unthinkable that someone would steal someone's stone grave marker, but it happens. Hogs have buried markers and cattle have destroyed the larger ones in Flat Creek, Bedford Co, TN in the Norman Family Graveyard, on Goose Creek Road, where my 4th great grandmother, her son and his wife and at least two of their sons are buried, and one unknown person. I have that situation to deal with next.
Added by Jerri Ritter on May 22, 2015 4:24 AM
Jerri Ritter
Hi Kenneth,
You and I have duplicates on John Norman b. 1820, d. 1900. Your Find A Grave mem# is 146694474, and mine is 141616601.
Added by Jerri Ritter on May 21, 2015 7:38 PM
Gordon Edwards
RE: Michael Broyles 27455663
Thank you very much. I have added a note. You did not mention if you'd like the memorial back or not - just let me know and I'll send it your way if you'd like. Thanks, Gordon
Added by Gordon Edwards on Oct 06, 2014 5:30 PM
Jamie Ruth Parfitt
Hey, thanks for that family photo.
I was surprised to see that old family photo you put on JE Martin's memorial. Thanks very much. I will try to print it out larger and show my children. I think I see a resemblance between his wife and my grandma, Blanche. In Christ, Jamie
Added by Jamie Ruth Parfitt on Jul 20, 2014 10:57 PM
Sherry Goolsby, Genealogical Research
RE: Ida Rorie
Thanks for the transfer.

Hope U have a great day.

Ur Find A Grave friend,
Added by Sherry Goolsby, Genealogi... on Mar 18, 2014 11:57 AM
John Evans
RE: Alonzo Davis
As long as he is linked I am good with that
Added by John Evans on Feb 21, 2014 11:52 AM
Kevin K. Slatten
RE: Gray Cemetery
Thanks, Wayne! I appreciate you help! :)


Added by Kevin K. Slatten on Feb 17, 2014 11:47 AM
Kevin K. Slatten
Gray Cemetery, Stone County, AR
Hi, Wayne:

I guess I should be contacting you concerning this matter since you maintain management over much of Gray Cemetery in Stone County, AR.

Do you happen to know if Gray Cemetery is located on private property or not in order to take my own photographs? My Church's Youth Group is headed to the Passion Play over in Eureka Springs for Memorial Day Weekend and while they did that, I was going to take pics of my Great-Aunt Indiana Askew-Shannon's family's markers while in the area.

Would appreciate knowing if it would be permissible to take pics for my dad's and my records and Private ancestry tree while in the area. Thank you so much for getting your photos/info out on FindAGrave!


Kevin Slatten
Pearl River County, MS
GG Grandson of Delaney Lavinia Askew-Lewis (Sugartown, LA), dau of Henry Askew
Added by Kevin K. Slatten on Feb 17, 2014 8:22 AM
Kim Mays
RE: Aaron Davis
Thanks for linking his mother. No need to transfer.

Added by Kim Mays on Jan 11, 2014 9:42 AM
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