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Jan Breshears Thomas (#47101985)
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Bio Photo Hi,

I use FAG as a means of communicating to others the information I accumulate. I appreciate your postings on my memorials, but please, no death certificates.

I'll be happy to transfer records to you if you are relatives of those I have management of. To request changes of any kind, go to the memorial in question, click on the [edit] at the top right of the memorial and then select the desired option. That will give me a link to the proper memorial. Changes requested here on my profile page will be deleted with no action.

I post pictures of the persons based on what I have available. If you have better pictures, feel free to post them and send me a note so I can decide if I want to remove the one I have posted.
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Sharon Wallen
William Ralph Button
I was just wondering if you realized that you had added the tombstone picture for William when there had already been one on his memorial? I wouldn't want the space used up if I had personal pictures to add. I just found it while doing my genealogy today.
Added by Sharon Wallen on Feb 19, 2015 4:42 PM
RE: Sarah J Breshears
Hi Jan,
Please email me at
I will send you what I have found.
It might be a little easier to clear things up that way.
Added by Greene-Shemwell on Feb 10, 2015 12:58 PM
RE: Sarah J Breshears
Glad to get that cleared up. Now looking at James Knox Polk Breshears and his second wife, we all have Virginia P. Baker, but she had Virginia Baker and William T. Baker before she married James. So I was assuming Baker was her married name and she was widowed. Looking for a Virginia marrying a Baker, I found, Virginia Byrn she married George W. Baker on 02 Apr 1857 in Polk Co., MO. I can't find anything on Virginia and James after the 1870 census where they are with James. I looked into it a little more, James married Margaret Ann Byrns after Virginia's death, I went up the line for Margaret A. Byrns Breshears and found out her father was James Byrns and mother was Sarah Vaughan. James and Sarah had a Virginia Byrns in 1838. Our Virginia P. Baker Breshears was born in 1838. I think Virginia P. Baker Breshears is actually Virginia P. Byrns Baker Breshears, daughter of James & Sarah Byrns, wife of George W. Baker & James K. P. Breshears. That may be how Margaret and James met.
Let me know what you think and if you have a lead on Virginia's children, Virginia and William Baker.
Added by Greene-Shemwell on Feb 09, 2015 7:42 PM
Linda Dukes
Brashers/Brashears/Breshears ETC
I work on family in Lawrence Co MO, because that is where my Mother was born, and I have many family members buried there. I am also related to the Breshears from Benton Co MO. Recently I found a large family named Brashers, with many different spellings...I noticed that they came via Lawrence Co TN, just like the Breshears in Benton Co MO. Are you familiar with this line?
Added by Linda Dukes on Feb 09, 2015 7:34 AM
RE: Sarah Ann Franklin Cooper
A little more on this. It appears that the photo I added is a replacement for the older original.
You may be able to see them together at this link

Or #19 at this link
Added by Ann on Feb 04, 2015 11:59 AM
RE: Sarah Ann Franklin Cooper
I removed the photo of this headstone that I added in 2008 because there is a discrepancy with the original that you maintain. Perhaps my photo was of a different Sarah Cooper. The photo was taken at Union Baptist (Old Quaker).
Added by Ann on Feb 04, 2015 11:57 AM
william T Sherman
Hi I recently asked for transfer and I didn't realized there was a memorial for him before Jan opened one. So now I have two same memorial for William.. I was wonder does it bother ya if I delete the one Jan made since Mardi made her two months before Jan's.

Added by PamJlnKnab on Jan 07, 2015 1:32 AM
Daniel Hubbard
RE: Washington College Cemetery
My photos are of the graveyard at washington college academy in Limestone Tennessee, my mother lives on the old campus right behind the graveyard and yes there are hundreds buried there. I may have just assumed that it was called Washington college graveyard but after review on google earth I see a sign called salem cemetery for the Salem Presbyterian Church that is close by......guess its a good lesson for me to never assume. Good Catch!! I am assuming you have already updated photos??
Added by Daniel Hubbard on Jan 04, 2015 6:46 PM
Paulette Bass Rakestraw
Happy New Year
Jan, just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year, so glad we found each other on here. Take care
Added by Paulette Bass Rakestraw on Jan 01, 2015 9:05 AM
Gordon Edwards
RE: Gallaher in Wash County, TN
Jan, do you know about the Bennett books and/or our survey team work? We have those resources available if you've not used them before. BTW, where your people Brethren, by any chance? The burial ground at Wash Coll Station is a Brethren burial ground. Salem has the Presbyterian background. Although, in both cases, I'm sure folks outside the denominations could have been buried there. The "J H C" that I was referring to is at Salem. It is a foot marker, but it has a related head marker broken base which is the Collom lineup that I mentioned. The Salem cemetery would support death dates that you are researching, also. Washington College Station is newer. Also, is there any possibility that these folks were buried on their farm? What source data is pointing to the Salem area graveyards, in particular. You've got me interested in a puzzle now - I love to solve these kind of things. I also am a member of the Heritage Alliance and serve as their "graveyard guy". Hope I can be of some additional help. Are you living around here, or just visiting? Gordon (CSTNET)
Added by Gordon Edwards on Dec 27, 2014 8:27 AM
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