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Virginia Brown (#47053782)
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Bio Photo I was born in Ardmore, Carter Co, OK where my husband jokingly says that I thought Noah's Ark had landed.

For thirty plus years I have been involved in genealogy. When my mother died, she left some notes about a few ancestors she had uncovered and hoped I would continue her research. That was the hook-in-the-jaw that changed my life. I only regret that I have missed out on so many years that I could have used. Alas, all those family stories that went in one ear and out the other, and all those family members who took so much information to the grave with them.

I am, however, thankful for the tools that are now available and for FindAGrave, a platform that I have spent many hours gaining from and contributing to.

If I have created a memorial for a member of your family, who isn't related to me, and you can add a biographical sketch I will be glad to transfer it to you. However, many have received a transfer/transfers & have never added anything. This isn't fair to kin who may come along later who can do so.

An exception to the above are my Pearson, Ward, Bell, Dodson, & Love ancestors & kin, most of whom have numerous descendants. Much of the information contained in their memorials is the result of many years of tedious research, and as new information comes to light, I would like to be able to make those changes. For these memorials please follow FindAGrave guidelines for transfers.

Instructions for ALL REQUESTS for corrections, additional information, or transfers:

1. Go to the memorial page, which has an "Edit" tab located on the upper right side of the memorial.
2. Click on the "Edit" tab, then click on the Suggest a correction or provide additional information link, which opens a message page.
3. Type in your message.

Making a request this way insures that no mistakes are made, because it takes me to the exact memorial.

Thanks for your understanding.
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G. Mounger
RE: william Leeper

Virginia, I found this last night, had not seen it before, but apparently Pauline had applied for Andrew J. Leeper pension from the Indian Wars in Texas.

As you can see from what I found on the record, this was done in June 1903, and applied for in the Indian Territory.

I also found the marriage of their son John Witsel Leeper to Minnie M. Chisenhill, in Carter County, OK, in April 1906. Another brother Isaac married in Carter Co. in 1902, but he was in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, for 1900 cen. Did not find parents in that cen living close, so I don't know If I am missing them, with a spelling or transcription problem or not. I also know that their sister was in OK in the year of 1900 as her children were born there according to census records. So I believe that I have established that the family was in OK by at least 1902 or so time frame.

Name Andrew J Leeper
Event Type Pension
Event Date 26 June 1903
Event Place Indian Territory
App # 9418 Cert #CT13
Spouse's Name Polina Leeper
Fitzhughs Co D Mt. Batt, Texas VOL Indian Wars

Thanks again.
Added by G. Mounger on Jul 29, 2016 11:08 AM
G. Mounger
RE: william Leeper
Thank you for your help. According to family he might have died in Cooke County, TX, ca 1899, but cannot be certain that he died there or in OK.

Most of his children I have found in either Johnson or Carter County. If he is buried there he does not have a marker.

Since Ok is not good for having death certificates and other primary sources, and or easily found or obtained easily, it makes it hard to research. The family was in Cooke 1880, 1900 did not find in Tx or in IT. 1910 Pauline was in Johnson County, Ravia Twp.

Anything you might find is appreciated.

Thank you again for all you do.


Added by G. Mounger on Jul 28, 2016 5:37 PM
RE: Robert Lemon
You are more than welcome. I like when memorials are in the hands of family or friends. ;-)edie
Added by Edie on Jul 26, 2016 4:36 PM
Michele Taylor
Pierce/Conn Families
Good morning Virginia,

Nancy E. Pierce was married to James Madison Conn who had a son by the name of James Howard Conn who married Beulah Mobley who had a daughter by the name of Stella Maxine Conn who married James Calvin Dodson, Jr.

If you have not gone back that far is there anyone that you know who has?

Nancy E. Pierce-Conn is my husband's great-aunt, who was a sister to my husband's great-grandmother.

Any help would be appreciated. Have a great day.

Added by Michele Taylor on Jul 24, 2016 8:17 AM
Dollie Richardson Edit
Hello Virginia,
Thanks so much for the speedy edit request to link Dollie to her hubby. Am trying to help a friend untangle the Richardsons in that area..some spread out and went West, so it helps to have the spouses linked so you are not chasing them too!! :) :)

Have a terrific week-end....and thank you again.

Added by Rebeltem on Jul 22, 2016 3:32 PM
Michele Taylor
Pierce/Conn Families
Dear Virginia,

I am researching my husband's paternal side of the family which includes Nancy E. Pierce-Conn. I would like to communicate with you in a more private setting. Do you have a tree on Ancestry or a private e-mail address on Find A Grave?

Looking forward to hearing from you.


M Taylor
Added by Michele Taylor on Jul 22, 2016 2:46 PM
Charles E. Carroll
H.O. Hannah
Obituary added. Thank you for your contribution!
Added by Charles E. Carroll on Jul 19, 2016 8:57 AM
J H Precht
Thank you for the transfer of J H Precht...very much appreciated.
Added by Marty on Jul 18, 2016 7:56 PM
Edward Everett Hawkes - Memorial# 113792844
I just transferred his memorial to you. In addition I added information on your "kin." You will find the "Hawkes Nest" newspaper items of interest. Glad to aasist you in your family research.
Added by Thomas on Jul 17, 2016 7:28 PM
R. Jeanne Moran
RE: Rosa Jane Evans Jeffries
I am delighted! Thanks. Jeanne
Added by R. Jeanne Moran on Jul 17, 2016 4:09 PM
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