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Gerald Staggs (#20947500)
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Bio Photo I am Gerald Staggs, parents are Ollie Andrew Staggs and Mamie Robb, natives of Maury County and Lawrence county Tennessee.I worked 40 years in the grocery business. I have been married to Reva Eley Staggs for forty years and have one daughter, Kimberly King. Family is known to be buried at the following locations:
Brush Creek, Columbia, Tri-cities Memorial Gardens in Florence Al.and Spencer Hill and Anderson Creek in Maury Co. TN, Walnut Grove in Wayne Co. TN. and Kidd Cemetery, and Lucy Cemetery in Lawrence Co. Tennessee, Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbia,
Arlington, Rose Hill.
I am Reva Eley Staggs, a retired teacher. I am a decendant of the Eley, Spencer and Bearden families in Bedford and Moore Counties. Some of my early ancesters, including a Revolutionary soldier, are buried in the Old Flat Creek Cemetery, some in Lynchburg City Cemetery and others in Booneville Cemetery. The Eley family is mostly buried in Unionville Cemetery. Some of the Spencer family is buried at Lois community.My parents are buried in Tri-cities Memorial Gardens in Florence, Al.
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Kristi Miller
Staggs Reunion
Hello Gerald,

My name is Kristi Miller. My grandmother was Mabel Ellen Staggs and her grandmother was Ellen Blake Staggs. My grandmother was named after her grandmother and was actually delivered by Ellen Blake Staggs. This was not uncommon for that time. This past Saturday we had the Staggs Reunion on the creek bank just down from Shady Grove Church of Christ. It is the creek that Shady Grove would do their baptisms in. I would dearly love to get a copy of the photo of the Staggs Reunion from 1900. Please let me know if this is possible.
Added by Kristi Miller on Jul 28, 2014 3:15 PM
Patricia Elizabeth Hill Dominy
Fred Titus Hill
Hi Gerald, would you please transfer my Father's Memorial page to me, memorial #57746677. Thank you very much, I appreciate what you have done.
Added by Patricia Elizabeth Hill D... on Jun 15, 2014 1:23 PM
Feliciana
Lillie D Stewart
Thank you for posting this memorial! I cannot wait to look at the rest of the cemetery!
Added by Feliciana on Jun 06, 2014 11:51 AM
Melanie Atkins
Mary Wilson's Gravesite
Gerald, I have been researching the Wilson, Staggs, Kyle, Rankin and allied families for a distant cousin of my husband. I have requested that a link be made from Mary Wilson's grave in AR to her husband Michael Wilson in Wayne Co., TN. Mary left Wayne Co., TN, in 1857 with her son James Wilson and she died enroute. She was buried in the original Shiloh-Williamson Cemetery in Pope Co., AR. In 1954, the cemetery was moved to higher ground when a dam was built to form Lake Dardanelle near Russellville. The relocated cemetery still has the same name, and Mary is Memorial #44000159. There are links to two of her son James Wilson's children.
Added by Melanie Atkins on May 23, 2014 10:56 AM
Jim Bennett
Frank G. Crow & Family
Looking for info on my relatives who are buried in the Florence, AL cemetery, I have the following additional information which you may wish to include: Frank G. Crow was indeed married to Gertrude Jackson Crow. They had no children. Frank was an engineer and had a distinguished career for many years as head of the Dept. of Public Works for the city of Florence. His parents were John Franklin Crow and Adah Geise Crow. To the best of my knowledge, Adah Geise Crow (daughter of Mart & India Geise) is buried in this cemetery, but I can find no listing for her. Her dates are Sept. 1883 - Mat 28, 1971. She was my much beloved great-aunt whom I remember well.
Added by Jim Bennett on Mar 18, 2014 9:33 AM
CJSwann
Elizabeth Singleton
http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/pdf/1999-3.pdf

The above address is where I found Elizabeth Singleton's obituary.
Added by CJSwann on Mar 09, 2014 3:55 PM
CJSwann
Elizabeth Singleton
Gerald, I thought you might want to add this to her Memorial Page.



SINGLETON
Mrs. Elizabeth Singleton died at her home at Fairfield last Wednesday night [8 Aug 1900] in
the 83rd year of her age. She was born in Bedford
County and spent all of her life in the locality
where she died. She was the widow of the late Dr.
Robert L. Singleton who for years was the leading
practitioner of medicine and subsequently one
of the county's wealthiest farmers and traders. Her father, the late Major John Scott, was one of
the heroes under Gen. Andrew Jackson in the War of
1812. She was the mother of Robert L. Singleton, county court clerk who when but a boy was a gallant Confederate soldier and lost a leg in the
bloody battle of Stone's River. There was no better mother, friend, or neighbor. -Bedford Co.
Times, Shelbyville, 17 Aug 1900
Added by CJSwann on Mar 09, 2014 3:53 PM
Dr. William McDonald
Richmond Duncan
Gerald

Would you mind entering the following bio/info on the memorial page you created for Richmond Duncan? (Or feel free to transfer his page to me for maintenance.)

The date of death in the dates and places area needs to be changed to 1913. (The headstone is rather illegible.)He celebrated his birthday on Christmas Day.

I am in contact with Richmond Duncan's ggg Grandson. This is where the following info comes from.

Thanks for your help


William McDonald, PhD

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Richmond Duncan, Sr. (1837?-1913) was born a slave in Tennessee. According to the family oral history, Richmond belonged to a family named "Smith." One of the Smith daughters married a man from Alabama by the name of Duncan, and Richmond, who was just a child, was given to the newly married Mr. & Mrs. Duncan as a wedding present (that's right, a slave as a wedding present). That's how Richmond acquired the last name "Duncan."

Mr. & Mrs. Duncan established their home in Lauderdale County, Alabama, outside the town of Florence, and brought their slave boy, Richmond, with them. They had children with whom Richmond grew up, and with whom he played. However, Richmond never learned to read or write. He did not know for certain when he was born (he assumed it was in 1837), and he celebrated his birthday on Christmas Day.

Richmond married Malinda Louise Armstead (1842-1929) and, together, they had 7 children: Louis, Willis, Robert, Barney, Richmond Jr., and a boy & girl who died in infancy. Only Barney (1866-1945) & Richmond Jr. (1871-1972) lived to see middle age and older.

Richmond, Sr. & Malinda Armstead Duncan were buried in Armstead Cemetery in Florence, AL, on land set aside on the Armistead family plantation for the slaves & their descendants.
Added by Dr. William McDonald on Feb 10, 2014 7:45 PM
Barb Sawyer
Cornelius Brewer
Hi, Cornelius Brewer is my gggrandfather by the line of his son Meredith and his son Brownlow. I am curious of you are related to Cornelius and as to information you might have for he and Mary Polly.. I am trying, with little luck, to find history for Meredith Brewer. thanks Barbara Brewer Sawyer
Added by Barb Sawyer on Jan 26, 2014 3:03 PM
M McCombs
Eulalie Gookins Ramsey
Hello Gerald

Can you make a correction to Eulalie Gookins Ramsey no. 52223612, her maden name is Gookin . She is my Great Great GrandMother maternal side.

Thank you
Added by M McCombs on Jan 25, 2014 10:15 PM
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