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Born in Southern Taylor County, Texas, (West of Tuscola about 3 miles) & lived here over 68 years. Worked with Find A Grave over 4 years, but worked in Genelogy over 40 years. Attended & graduated from Jim Ned ICSD @ Tuscola, was 2nd graduating class of Jim Ned, before consolidation with Lawn, Texas, elementary school was in Ovalo and high school in Tuscola called South Taylor ICSD.
Really enjoy entering obits from newspaper which I feel helps preserve our history of this Southern Taylor County. The newspaper obits contain so much information about the person & family.
My main gold is to completely enter all memorials at the Tuscola, Tx, Cemetery, then work on other South Taylor Cemeteries one at a time to complete them. There are so many unmarked memorials to identify locations.
Am always looking for Wilder, Gladden, Bryant Blankenship, Papasan, White, Cleveland, Edward, Harrisson (Harison) lines.
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Patricia Harrison Armstrong
Mary Elizabeth Harrison Porter
Dear Wanda! Thank you so much for approving the edits that link Mary Porter to her parents and siblings. I am most grateful! Pat
Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Jul 31, 2015 8:55 AM
Donna Shortridge
Edit for Eugene Whitehurst
Eugene Whitehurst is my uncle I would like to connect him to his family. Thank you.
Added by Donna Shortridge on Apr 28, 2015 8:40 PM
Susan Farrar Martin
Martha Lou Cochran
Sorry, I guessed the wrong year for Martha Lou's youngest daughter. I knew she was just a little older but.... Ellen Kay was born in 1947 not 1948.
Added by Susan Farrar Martin on Mar 19, 2015 9:43 AM
Susan Farrar Martin
Martha Lou Tucker Cochran
Martha Lou was my mother's sister. Her children are: Martha Nell McCollum, 2/15/1935; James Wesley Cochran, 1/7/1942; Ellen Kay Cochran Dietrick, 9/21/1948. I just got the dates from her youngest daughter, Kay. Martha Lou is buried in McBee Cemetery in Tuscola.

Thank you,
Susan Martin
Added by Susan Farrar Martin on Mar 19, 2015 9:14 AM
Paul Armstrong
Gerome Benton Tate (48988876)

We don't know the locations of Gerome's parents' graves, but I do have links to some of his siblings. If you'll cut and paste the verbiage below into his bio, he'll be linked to them. Thanx so much!

Paul Armstrong
(gg nephew of Gerome)

Brother of Ebenezer Alexander Tate, Jesse Patrick Tate, Bayliss Snipes Tate, Jacob Bonaparte Tate, , and Mary Elizabeth Tate Johnson.
Added by Paul Armstrong on Dec 02, 2014 4:27 PM
Charles Clark
Find a Grave Edit
Did you receive my request to edit your Memorial on Peggy Sides, Memorial # 86539365?

I had made the following suggestions.

Date of Birth - 5/12/1922

Father - John Ellinger, Memorial # 53278180

Mother - Dana Young Ellinger, Memorial # 53278239

First Spouse - Grover Oliver, Memorial # 122550099, don't know when they married but it was around 1945

I had amtsunshine add the photo of her marker.
Added by Charles Clark on Oct 01, 2014 10:14 AM
James Floyd Wheless
His date of death should be 1993 not 1998 please change. He was my uncle. Thank you, Joyce Wheless Kidwell
Added by Joyce on Sep 28, 2014 6:08 PM
Charity Chmielewski
Dewey Cemetery

Here is the contact information for Dewey Cemetery:

Dewey Cemetery Association
PO Box 97
Lawn, TX 79530
325-518-4583 (Charity Chmielewski)
We also have a facebook page under Dewey Cemetery.
Email is

Meetings are first Tuesday of the month at the Cook Mayfield Library in Lawn and work days are first Saturday of the month at the cemetery.
Officers are:
Johnny Hudson - President
Sherry Gilmore - Secretary
Charity Chmielewski - Treasures/record keeper

I did contact the Montgomery's about there questions from February.


Charity Chmielewski
Added by Charity Chmielewski on Sep 02, 2014 1:58 PM
Moore-Casey famlies
Thank you for the memorial transfers. I appreciate your work on this site.
Thanks for the information about your connection with the Floyd family.
Added by Randall on Aug 28, 2014 9:44 PM
Nancy Hawkins
family Hawkins/Northington/Cook
Thank you for all you are doing. I love Lawn, ovalo, area and have many fond memories of the area. I am sad since my Grandmothers passing, I am nolonger able to visit the area anymore.
I have many relatives buried in McBee, Rogers and in Buffalo Gap...
Thank You !
Nancy Hawkins
Added by Nancy Hawkins on Aug 05, 2014 8:16 AM
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