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LaDon Brennan (#46902635)
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Bio Photo "Do not regret growing old. It is a privilege denied to many."

I grew up in central Missouri where my ancestors settled, most from KY; I often return and photograph country cemeteries and haunt the library reference departments. Looking for gravestones for my Wells, Lane/Lain, Hazlewood/Hazelwood, Bellamy/Bellomy, Thoroughman/Thurman, Stayton, Pullen/Pullin/Pulliam, Gregg/Gragg, Rigg, Page families; others include Dunning, Gant, Payne, Settles/Suttle(s), Sudduth, Stoneking, Stewart, Shelten, Stoll.

A goal is to ensure there are memorials for all known burials in the "country" cemeteries in the Bates/Cass/Henry counties where my ancestors lived and are interred, and am photo indexing as many as I can - some are in woeful condition. Too many are now in cow pastures, vandalized or stones used in barn foundations. May those with so little respect for our ancestors be haunted by their ghosts.

Corrections, updates and link requests are welcomed so "our" memorials are informative and accurate -- please send maiden names if you know them. Every person has a story - hopefully memorial managers who prefer not to update or correct their memorials will transfer them to the requesting family member/friend to maintain and add the story -- or there will be a software update that allows third parties to contribute to memorials. Thanks to all the administrators who make the site available and user-friendly, and to the many great volunteers who make "finding Grandma" possible. Special thanks to photo volunteers who spend hours searching for lost grave markers, sometimes in overgrown, tick and snake infested, unkept, unmarked cemeteries.

You are welcome to use information or grave marker photos I have entered. If you do a copy/paste of a memorial with a bio, please copy the entire memorial which includes my name, date entered and the memorial number at the very bottom -- a LOT of time and research has gone into many of these memorials. Please do not copy/post my "people" photographs on sponsored pages.

Please make your edit/transfer requests from the "edit" link of the memorial and not from the profile page which I don't view often. I generally don't transfer memorials with researched bios, nor do I transfer to requesters who are rude/demanding, have no profile, have two or more times memorials managed as entered, (some contributors claim an astonishing number of "grandparents") or who are collectors -- but I'll always update and link memorials within a day or two if not traveling. While I don't acknowledge edits to add links, dates/places, I do appreciate receiving them, thank you for taking the time to improve the memorial.

Note - Had nerve injury in left arm/hand, 2010 surgery; smashed left hand in door 2011, broke two fingers; broke left wrist in 2012 - typos during each recovery process - please call them to my attention. 2013 - nerve damage prevents holding a camera, so my enjoyable hobby of photo-indexing cemeteries is over. Am using that time to enhance and link memorials.

When entering information from census records I use the spelling as it appears, even knowing it is wrong -- those aren't typos.
Happy graving - and remember to thank our Veterans and Active Service men and women.
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Sharon Wallen
Jamie Church
Thank you for Jamie Church's information!
Added by Sharon Wallen on Sep 18, 2014 4:18 PM
Memorial# 122055130
From the notes (below) on this memorial 122055130. I wanted to let you know there is only 1 cemetery at Freedom Church. It is Peden Cemetery 3 at Freedom Church. Lydia is there because Lydia lived near there and she and her son attended church at Freedom. She lived on Hacker's Branch Road, probably 1 to 2 miles from the cemetery.

"Memorial originally entered in the Freedom Church Cemetery. Moved to Peden Cemetery May 2014 at request of a descendant. The small Peden cemetery is beside the Freedom Church, which also has the larger Freedom Church Cemetery on its grounds, and appears to be a Peden family plot with burials before 1900. Unclear why Lydia would be there. There is no marker for her at either cemetery."
Added by Drich on Sep 13, 2014 9:15 AM
John William Dunning
John William Dunning married his cousin Sarah Isabel Dunning.
Added by Kyle on Sep 12, 2014 3:09 AM
Nikki Partain Ramsey
RE: Lewis L. Burgess
Yay this is the man I'm looking for! He's called Lewis in my family, funny how that goes huh? Thanks.
Added by Nikki Partain Ramsey on Sep 11, 2014 12:34 PM
Fred Bradley
RE: Grant Edmondson
No, I didn't spend any more time on Grant's request and I thought it was a probably a result of the problem you had recently.
Added by Fred Bradley on Sep 09, 2014 7:02 PM
Almost a fit
G'day once more, in the end three things just didn't quite fit . . . her first name was recorded as Joyce, the mother's middle name is Elizabeth and telling one, the dad's first name was wrong. =)
Added by Tony60 on Sep 08, 2014 5:50 PM
RE: Sister Emerich
The graves that were moved to Resurrection belonged to the Sisters buried at Villa Gesu. The Sisters weren't able to keep that cemetery after they sold the property. The Motherhouse cemetery is still an active cemetery and is where all the Sisters are being buried these days. Annie (PS Do you know you can contact the archivist at Ripa about your relative?)
Added by AnnieSings on Sep 07, 2014 12:09 AM
Gary Hurst
RE: Sipes
you are correct, sadly. Yes they were next to each other.
Added by Gary Hurst on Sep 04, 2014 7:33 PM
Thank You !!
I wanted to thank you for approving the Hayes edits. I sure do appreciate it. Take Care.
Added by Veda on Sep 04, 2014 11:04 AM
Sue Tanner
Riverside Memorial Park
Hi LaDon, The proper name for the Cemetery is above. Riverside Memorial Park. As you can see, I found all of your Joyce's. So, obviously they are buried there. No more wondering now. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Aug 21, 2014 12:41 AM
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