|Laura N. (Garner) Masten (#46596470)|
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|I am past president and historian of the National Association of Swor Families. I am trying to help save the Garvin Memorial Cemetery in Dallas, Dallas, TX as it has been rezoned as commercial property with multi-families owning it one of which is buried there Mr. Mathis! As in most old cemeteries the black families were buried outside the now fenced in area. The land around the cemetery is for sale! I don't know for sure who is behind the selling of the land and are trying to move the graves! This is outrageous as the land was donated by Mr. Garvin to be a cemetery for all time and he is buried there with other members of his family. The name of the Garvin Cemetery was called Smith Hall Cemetery at first. Please help us protect our ancestors and their resting place!|
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|Julie Nathanson||Bettey Pearce|
I had added the links you requested. Have you searched for Rebecca (Wood) Simmons in Bristol Co., Mass? RI borders fluctuated early on and she might have been buried in an area that is now part of MA. Seekonk, Swansea and Rehoboth might be a possibility.
Nope not related. My mother was an Eldridge. Good luck in your search.
|Kathy Thompson||Dorcas Swor|
I dont have a clue if she was married to a Hendricks or not. I transcribed this info from the Callowy Co. Cem Book.
|Tony||RE: Robert Summers|
Hi Laura: I'm not familiar with Alta Pearce. I have a Robert Summers in my genealogical files. He was from Webster County, Missouri, and I do not know if he is living or not.
Added by Tony on Aug 03, 2012 11:53 PM
|Robert Libby||Rhoda Ouick Patton parents|
I cannot do your request to link Rhoda # 80853997 to her parents as I am not the owner of her memorial only the owner of Rhoda's memorial can do this. You will have to contact him/her for that. I can build a link to her memorial in her parents memorials if you wish but it will not show her parents in Rhoda's memorial.
Best of luck.
|garry schulze and sandra||Huey|
Thank You for the photo.
|Charlotte Hardamon Coble||old cemeteries in Texas|
Laura, I have worked on committees to save old family cemeteries.... the ONLY way to get this cemetery preserved is to get a historical marker designation from the State of Texas. Call your local historical society and they will help you. Mansfield Historical Society in Mansfield, Tarrant, Texas has knowledge of this procedure. It is worth saving. Without it, new land owners can bulldoze the land without penalty. Good luck!
|Carolyn Tredwell Hargrove-Hooten||RE: Answer|
Thank you for the explanation. Sometimes the graves I that photo seem just that--a grave. But I always remember that this person lived and had a life just like I do and wonder about the story of this person's life.
|Carolyn Tredwell Hargrove-Hooten||RE: Thank you!|
You're very welcome! Question: I looked at Hallie's family and they are buried in so many different places. How did she come to be buried way out there in Forrester Cemetery in Terry County all alone? I've lived in Brownfield most of my life and never knew that cemetery was there until we went searching for it.
|Sue Reed||RE: Thank you!|
You are very welcome Laura. Always glad to make a transfer to someone who cares.
Added by Sue Reed on Apr 04, 2011 1:55 PM
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