Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Brent Gillespie (#46899345)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 6 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I guess I was about 7 or 8 yrs old when I first remember my dad taking me to cemeteries to trace our roots. Now I am an addict to genealogy and cemetery hunting!!! (I think it is from the Mingo Swamp water!!)
This is a wonderful website it has helped me leaps and bounds in my personal genealogy quest!

I like to transcribe entire cemeteries so loved ones can be found, mine & yours. So most of the memorials I post I am not related to. If you see a relative or someone close to you that I have posted & wish to manage there memorial, please just holler & I can transfer it to you as long as I am not related.

I have posted many photos on this site & anyone may use them for there family tree. If you make a million off one of them, please at least buy me dinner.

If you see a mistake or just have more info just leave me a message or E-Mail me. I will be happy to add the info for any additions or corrections.

A question has been asked several times here lately. "Why do you put 'Bio Info Courtesy of' & link that person to the info?" Well I like to keep track of my sources & who sent me what for whom. Also it gives that person the credit for all the hard work they have done. If you do not want your name attached to a memorial that you have given me info on, please just tell me & I will not attach it.

Please do not get upset if I do not answer your messages & e-mails right away. I get alot of messages & e-mails everyday. I try to answer them all quickly but some take longer than others, but I will get to them!! Currently I am working on messages, requests & transfers from Feb 2013.

Happy Hunting !!
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 18,539 Memorials Added
 • 17,165 Memorials Managed
 • 45 Memorials/Week
 • 6,269 Photos
 • 9 Photo Requests
 • 845 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 148 Virtual Flowers
 • 26 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 1 Fame Rating
 • 60 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
A Garden For Unmarked Gra... (66)
AA - Need Help - Unknown ... (3)
Almost Kin (8)
Aunts & Uncles By Blood (148)
Aunts & Uncles By Marriag... (99)
Centenarians (29)
F1 Gen 1-5 BAG (105)
F2 Gen 6-9 PVG (15)
F3 Gen 6-9 FBB (5)
F4 Gen 6-9 DLC (52)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
A Friend, BBS, BECKIE SHOAF MA..., Becky Willis-Fl..., Bobby Ray Gille..., brenda joyce, Brnc, Cemetery Cop, Chris Mills, Connie Jean, Deanna, Debbi, Debbie, Don Watkins, Ed Cline, Erin Jackson, Forget me not!!, Gina Holder, Graver Gal, Gwen, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Brent Gillespie (95)[Leave Message]
Juanita Smelser
Elizabeth Agnes Smiley
The parents listed for this person are not right. This is my grandmother. She is buried in the cemetery at Bernie, Missouri. Whoever put the names of her parents in, did not have the correct information. Please remove it! Thank you!
Added by Juanita Smelser on Feb 24, 2015 1:39 PM
Bob McLellan
RE: Bell
Thank you very much for the transfer of Richard Bell.
Added by Bob McLellan on Feb 24, 2015 10:34 AM
Ken Buttry
RE: Townsend
Would you like some old photos of Paul and Bernice? Ken
Added by Ken Buttry on Feb 24, 2015 7:09 AM
Keather Thompson
Alean Simmons Page
Sorry, Brent, I made a mistake adding parents to Alean Simmons Page. The spouse was correct. The parents weren't.
Added by Keather Thompson on Feb 23, 2015 8:26 PM
Mike Miller
Frances Viola Isenhaur Henson
Mem # 30737122

If you get back to this cemetary I would like a photo of he grave site. I have been tracking my family history and her family has been hard to track down !!

Thanks for the effort you have put into this so far !!

Added by Mike Miller on Feb 21, 2015 11:47 AM
Shirley Williams Rienecker
RE: Williams Baby in Smith Stevenson
That one is Billy Joe Williams.

Billy Joe Williams
Birth 19 Mar 1927 in Dexter, Mo
Death 19 Mar 1927 in Smith-Stevenson cemetery

The other baby should be buried very near him.
thank you so much Brent. We have over 55 Williams members in the private group at Face book now and growing. Fun pictures, memories, history coming in. Want to join it for your history of the area?
I still appreciate you. Good thing we are all growing "younger" to do all this. Take care. shirley.
Added by Shirley Williams Rienecke... on Feb 12, 2015 4:07 PM
Shirley Williams Rienecker
Williams graves.
Brent, here the location Reva and her brother say are the two graves.
Reva Lintz shirley i just asked my brother bob where our two babies were burded He said on LeeRoy plot just south of his grave names Billy Joe and Ruben Leon
Added by Shirley Williams Rienecke... on Feb 11, 2015 7:39 PM
Shirley Williams Rienecker
Williams Baby in Smith Stevenson
Brent, We have a Family page now on Facebook on Williams pictures and history etc. One or Leroy Williams grandchildren, his sister still living in
Dexter says a baby twin brother died just a few weeks old of Homer Williams (a twin) and was buried in Leroy Williams's plot there. Could you see if anythying shows or matches the facts. I have this on him--

Billy Joe Williams
View relationship to me
Birth 19 Mar 1927 in Dexter, Mo
Death 19 Mar 1927 in Smith-Stevenson cemetery
would appreciate your info. Shirley Williams Rienecker. (Come join us on the family page)
Added by Shirley Williams Rienecke... on Feb 11, 2015 5:42 PM
Francis Boone Butz
Relatives transfer, please
Dear Mr Gillespe,

Would you transfer my great grand parents Bunk Boone #30299968 and Minnie Lee Hoggard Boone Thomas # 30299888.

Thank you so much for the consideration.

God bless ...,
Added by Francis Boone Butz on Jan 28, 2015 8:56 PM
Patricia Clement Baker
(John W. Davenport--# 25947555)
Hello Again, I'm repeating my request for the management of my grand uncle's memorial, (John W. Davenport--# 25947555), As I believe I mentioned before, he is buried in the same grouping as my grandparents and aunt, which you were kind enough to transfer. I appreciate the creation of his memorial, but unless you are related, I can't understand why you seem to be unwilling to transfer his memorial to me. Thanks. Pat
Added by Patricia Clement Baker on Jan 26, 2015 10:55 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service