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John Rush (#46910302)
 member for 9 years, 1 month, 14 days
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Bio Photo I am a retired/Disabled US Marine. Since my retirement; I find that I have more time to do what I love most. Researching my family and assisting others in their research. I orginially got started in the family tree research in Junior High and have never let go. I love discovering the past and were my family comes from. I truly enjoy history which makes my research and photo taking a pleasure for me. I try and keep in touch with the local cemetery directors about when new stones are placed. My wife hates vacation trips with me - I make it a point to copy the list of graves needed for the area we are going to and swing in and get them. My wife is a decended of Elvis Presley and Gen John Bell Hood of the CSA. Which helps to get my kids interested in the family tree.

For those of you wishing to use my pictures on your personal or even online family trees. You are more than welcome to any picture I have taken. It was a honor for me to give your family a chance to see headstones that they may never have a chance otherwise.

I use generic URNS for my cremated memorials in order to place a memorial on this graves.

My current research revolves around the following families and their ancestors:

Dad's Side
Rush's from Texas - Alabama
Simmons' - Texas (van zandt) / Oklahoma
Duke's - Texas

Mom's Side
Simmons' - Texas (collin) / Oklahoma
Smith's - Texas (collin)

Wife's side
Hood's and Kelley's

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hood (15)
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Jim Ogburn M.D.
Sgt James Patterson
Done! Thanks, credit given to you for contributing. Jim
Added by Jim Ogburn M.D. on Jun 27, 2016 6:11 AM
Diana Caldwell
Stokes, David A. #20075669
Hi John, I am helping my sister with her husbands family. His mom is Pruitt, Sarah L. (Hood) #72686160. Her mom Hood, Lucy E. (Taylor). Her mom Taylor, Alice M. ( ). This would be my brother in laws great grandmother. I believe her parents may be Stokes, Willie & Nancy J. (Wilkens) who also had a son David A. born approx 1895. You posted a pic on the above David's memorial - do you know who his parents and siblings are? Any info/help would be much appreciated. Thank you, Diana
Added by Diana Caldwell on May 16, 2016 7:30 AM
Martha Duke
RE: Duke Family
John, Those names are not familiar to me, but since they are buried at Creagleville, there must be some connection.
Do you have any dates for them-- birthdays? Marriage?
Any clue for me to go by? I have a LOT of Duke information & will share.
Martha Duke
Added by Martha Duke on May 05, 2016 8:04 AM
Shannon Shearer
John H Bradshaw
John my name is Shannon Shearer I am Eddie's cousin. I was wandering if you have any more information on John H Bradshaw I think he may be my great,great,uncle any information you have will be greatly appreciated if you want to send info to my email it is
Thanks ever so much
Added by Shannon Shearer on Jul 04, 2015 9:39 AM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
Breva Marcella Dill Rush
Thank you for making the edit.
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Jun 13, 2015 9:22 AM
kalista kennedy
RE: regarding karen sue hilliard kennedy
well thats cool. does that mean we are someh
ow distantly related?
Added by kalista kennedy on Apr 30, 2015 5:24 PM
kalista kennedy
RE: regarding karen sue hilliard kennedy
thank you it means alot to me. how did you find all that information? was it all on ancestry?
Added by kalista kennedy on Apr 30, 2015 3:09 PM
kalista kennedy
regarding karen sue hilliard kennedy (wygren)
hello there I've been trying to reach out to you regarding my mothers memorial her name is karen sue hilliard kennedy that im assuming you helped create. however her last name is wrong she was never married to a man with the last name wygren so i was trying to see how i can get that removed. she would be very unhappy if she knew she was with that guy a long time ago but they never married actually she was still legally married at the time t my dad. :) i want to thank you for your part in my moms memorial it is really nice to know someone was thinking of her.
Added by kalista kennedy on Apr 29, 2015 9:18 PM
Lucy Jane (Sipes) Dunn Smallwood
Find A Grave Memorial# 12691444
The current search mechanisms of FINDAGRAVE do not allow searching for this burial under the name Smallwood is Dunn Smallwood is in the surname box. I had to decline your correction.
Added by RMLeahy on Mar 13, 2015 1:11 PM
MandieRae (Swonger)
Will you please email me
Hugh Fuqua. I have some information of family members with the Hugh you are looking for. I am not sure if you have them.
Added by MandieRae (Swonger) on Mar 09, 2015 9:49 PM
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