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Vernon Gibbons (#46917479)
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Bio Photo I have been working on genealogy for about 25 years. I just found out about Find A Grave a few months ago. What a handy tool this is. I enjoy going around to different cemeteries looking at all the old headstones, and taking pictures for people who might not every see the headstonesof there ancestors if someone didn't take pictures for them.

If anyone finds an error, please let me know and I will correct it. Also anyone who would like to add something, I can also do that for you.

For over 15 years I have been seriously researching my Gibbons family, with a beginning origin in South Carolina (Joseph Franklin Gibbons 1839 and still searching for information prior to that), also researching the Paris family (Rhoda Catherine Paris) from Spartanburg, South Carolina and the Giles families from that area.

From there the search has taken me into Harlan and Bell Counties in Kentucky, and surrounding counties in VA & TN, later on to Rockcastle and Lincoln Counties in KY also. In KY families that connect with our Gibbons are: Fee's, Green, Burkhart, Hensley, Wynn, Wilson and more.

My grandfather Andrew Jackson Gibbons was born in SC, was raised and married Margaret Fee in Harlan County KY. They raised their family in Lee Co. VA. Andrew Jackson Gibbons brothers are, James Giles, John Giles, Spurgeon Gibbons, Willie Gibbons, Campbell Gibbons, Frank Gibbons II and Nathan Gibbons. No known sisters.

If anyone has information of any of these families I would be very appreciative of anything you are willing to share.

I am also working on a register for Rose Hill Cemetery in Robinson, Kansas.

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Bryan Anderson
John H. Rausch
Dear Vernon,

I am researching my paternal grandfather's WWI army unit, Company B, 355th Infantry, 89th Division. According to the History and Roster of the 355th Infantry, 89th Division, John H. Rausch, of Humboldt, Nebraska, belonged to this unit.

I noticed on that you provided a photograph of the cemetery where John H. Rausch is buried. I would like to ask a huge favor, if it's within reason, and that is to photograph the grave of John H. Rausch and upload it to Many men from this area belonged to this military unit and I'm trying to find their graves.

I appreciate your help!


Bryan Anderson
Added by Bryan Anderson on May 22, 2015 5:29 PM
Donnie Ruyle
Wiliam Charles Wheeler, III
Vernon: Thank you very much for the transfer.
Added by Donnie Ruyle on May 16, 2015 9:13 AM
G. Lester
Mary Ann Devereux McClelland
I found the above memorial you created and I'm wondering about the note you added "Her husband was John Knox "Polk" McClelland." I'm wondering where you found the info for the note?

I found this item some time ago:

Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935 No Image
Groom's Name: James K. P. Mcclellan
Groom's Birth Date: 1847
Grooms' Age: 24
Bride's Name: Mary A. Devereany
Bride's Birth Date: 1847
Bride's Age: 24
Marriage Date: 21 Mar 1871
Marriage Place: Doniphan, Kansas
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M73493-1
System Origin: Kansas-EASy
Source Film Number: 1787694
Reference: P 79

The above James McClelland was my great granduncle, also known as James Knox Polk McClellan or K. P.
Added by G. Lester on May 09, 2015 8:36 PM
Sherry (Payne) Weir-Tuggle
Please correct
Mary F. (Stretch) Graves # 14288138 mother is Mary A. Stretch # 35922263. Please correct.
Thanks Sherry L. (Payne) Weir-Tuggle
Added by Sherry (Payne) Weir-Tuggl... on Apr 30, 2015 8:02 PM
William Eads
RE: Tursty
Who is Jerry Allen, your son-in-law, what is his relationship to Leroy and Clara Trusty?
Added by William Eads on Apr 25, 2015 8:50 PM
Mary Escher
fag 29295081
You created a Find A Grave for James L. Wilson in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Robinson, KS. Can you tell me are you related to him?

Reason for my asking he is a brother to my gg grandmother - Jane Wilson Duncan Smith. I'm trying to locate where she is buried and have been unsuccessful. Jane's first husband was Thomas J. Duncan, then she married Daniel Smith. Daniel Smith is buried in Tarkio Chapel and William Wlson and Mary Ann Varner Wilson are the parents of James L. Wilson and Jane Wilson.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Mary Escher on Apr 14, 2015 11:58 AM
John Page
Bonnie "Page" Judy

Thank you very much for the transfer.

Added by John Page on Apr 10, 2015 4:54 PM
John Page
Bonnie "Page" Judy

Would you please transfer mem 107754222 to me, this is my sister.

Thank you

Largo, Fl.
Added by John Page on Apr 10, 2015 9:45 AM
RE: Ray Moman
Thank you Vernon! And thanks for the other one that you had posted & all you do for all of us Find A Grave folk!
Best regards,
Added by Sue on Apr 08, 2015 8:34 PM
Cynthia Kenny
Billy King
Thank-you Vernon for deleting duplicate on Billy King, This is a wonderful website when we all work together to remember the deceased. Thanks for all you do!
Added by Cynthia Kenny on Apr 07, 2015 11:26 PM
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