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Mary Kirby (#47060304)
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Bio Photo I am an avid genealogist concentrating primarily upon the Kirby surname and whomever the females in that family married. I have worked from my immediate family back to Richard Kirby and Sarah Small from Tennessee and am now working forward from each of their children to the present, a daunting task as my ancestors tended to be very prolific!

My interest in cemeteries started right before I was supposed to retire from the Air Force in 2001 when I took my father to Scottsboro, Alabama to see where his father and grandfather were from and visit his great grandfather's grave. The cemetery where his great grandfather is buried was neglected and in very sad condition. We decided we'd go back there armed with a lawn mower and weedeater and take care of that cemetery at the next opportunity. 9/11 happened so I didn't get out of the Air Force when planned and then one thing after another kept us from going back. Last summer we had planned to revisit the cemetery and do what we could to preserve it. Daddy's health didn't allow us to do that and his death this past September ensured that the two of us would never be able to. I understand now that it may be too late to help that cemetery as loggers have pretty much destroyed it completely. That is very sad considering how long those tombstones had been around (all early and mid 1800's many had even withstood a war) and I am even more grateful for the pictures of them I took when daddy and I were there. Now I'm taking pictures of tombstones for two reasons, one being the obvious, searching for data on ancestors and two being the preservation of history.

Feel free to download any gravestone pictures I have taken and posted.

Please before asking for a transfer make sure you have reviewed the FAG policies on transfers! You can add pictures without a transfer. You can request edits and link creations under the "edit" tab. Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The majority of folks I have added to FAG are actually related to me the exception to that are memorials in the Checotah, Greenlawn Cemetery. Outside of Greenlawn Cemetery if I have added them then they are related to me.

My major research interests are the surnames Kirby, Hamm, Ritchie, Parker, Rogers, Dearmore, Butler, Casey, Miller, Giles.
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Messages left for Mary Kirby (200)[Leave Message]
Hamner G Turner, Sr
Mary- Thank you for the update. You did a great job on the bio.
I also noticed that you added a clipping for Thomas Cave - thank you.
I am a relative for each of these so thanks again.
Added by pz on Mar 23, 2015 8:26 AM
Family - Coughran, Merkel, Weber. Williams
Thank you for all your work and help, Mary. I appreciate everything you do.
Added by DS on Mar 16, 2015 2:30 PM
Mary Ann Weshinskey
Edward Dawson Cameron #20561252
Thanks for the info on Mr. Cameron's parents. The info has been added.
Added by Mary Ann Weshinskey on Mar 14, 2015 4:09 PM
Thank you for accepting my edits.
SDT (#48294079)
Added by SDT on Mar 04, 2015 12:04 PM
Jesse Nelson
Hi. Jesse Nelson was my great great grandfather.
Leslie at
Added by ldnaselis on Feb 05, 2015 8:18 AM
Marianne Caruso
Jesse Nelson d.1913 Checotah, McIntosh County,
I noted all the information & photos that you have for Jesse Nelson Checotah, McIntosh County,

I am related through the 1/2 brother Denison Nelson who lived in Grayson,Dennison Texas .

The lady who created the Find a Grave for Jesse Nelson's father Little Berry " L B " Nelson is a more direct relative . Below is her name as listed on Find a Grave . She might be interested in a grave transfer , if not then I can to add more info. Thanks Marianne Caruso

Created by: ldnaselis
Record added: Oct 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 993187
Added by Marianne Caruso on Feb 03, 2015 2:39 PM
Lissa Taylor
RE: Gravesite picture
Oh, sorry...her name was Ocia Lorraine Southern...her maiden name was Glen...she died June 8 1974...I was 9....buried in Muskogee at Greenhill Cemetary...I just googled her name and found this site and saw a picture of her headstone that said it was submitted by you...I don't have many relatives...she was my dad's mom..he died when I was 18 so there aren't too many people I can ask about the family tree :-(
Added by Lissa Taylor on Jan 05, 2015 9:56 PM
Lissa Taylor
Gravesite picture
I noticed you posted a picture of my grandmothers grave...just wondering how you knew her?
Added by Lissa Taylor on Dec 25, 2014 10:51 PM
Correction please
On the memorial for Lucy Killgore (112328021) and for Alvin J.Killgore (112328010) a Ruth Cobb Smith is listed as a daughter she is not related. Ruth Faye Killgore Lamb Smith is the correct one. I would appreciate your help in correcting this. Thanks Carolyn Bryant
Added by doughbender on Dec 09, 2014 8:52 PM
L Mastan
Oliver & Dorothy Farrimond
Thank you for so quickly accepting the edits for Oliver & Dorothy Farrimond. With much appriciation for all your hard work.
Added by L Mastan on Dec 03, 2014 7:05 PM
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