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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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Kym Adams
Death date error

My G-Grandmother Mary Haseltine Chandler Adams died on October 5, 1963. The photo of the grave marker is a little hard to read, but it is correct.

The site lists her date of death as September 5. She was the sweetest lady, and I bet she would like to see the date changed. Me too.

Thank you,
K. Adams

Added by Kym Adams on Jan 15, 2014 10:18 PM
Lois Buck
Hello Laura,
My husband's family are descendants
of the Venables. Our family records
go back to James Duncan Venable and
Catherine. I don't have much more
than what is on their memorial pages,
but the Norwood Family Tree on
Ancestry. com has William and Sarah
(Pinson) Venable as James' parents.
Maybe I have jumped the gun to assume
this to be true, but if incorrect I
certainly need to change information.
More research is in order!
Hope to hear from you.
Lois Buck
Added by Lois Buck on Nov 26, 2013 9:51 PM
William Henry Patterson
I am working on Johnson Chapel Cemetery and just finished taking all photos of markers.
There is listed William Henry Patterson in Johnson Chapel, but there is no stone.
I see you have a memorial at Patterson Cem 47493347 also. Also noticed you took some photos there.
Did you find a marker for William Henry there? And should the Johnson Chapel one be removed? The McEvoy records states Johnson Chapel and his death record states Jackson Cem.
Any info would be appreciated.
Maybe I need to go to Patterson Cem next to take more photos. It is on my side of town. Is it easy to get to?

Susan Stewart
Paris, TN
Added by Sujava on Sep 08, 2013 5:52 PM
RE: Thank you
You're welcome!
Added by MusicMan on Aug 07, 2013 2:13 PM
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.

Added by Julie Nathanson on Dec 27, 2012 5:10 AM
Kathy Thompson
Nope not related. My mother was an Eldridge. Good luck in your search.
Added by Kathy Thompson on Dec 22, 2012 10:46 PM
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.
Added by Kathy Thompson on Dec 22, 2012 1:04 AM
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
Hi Laura;
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.
Added by Robert Libby on Dec 08, 2011 5:21 AM
garry schulze and sandra
Hello Laura
Thank You for the photo.
Added by garry schulze and sandra on Oct 17, 2011 8:36 AM
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