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Ray (#47188697)
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Bio Photo Feel free to use any of my photos in any way that you wish, especially the older ones. My only purpose in posting them is to share them with those who want them and to help preserve them for posterity, just as many of these were gifts which others (long dead, for the most) once shared so generously with me. History is not for hoarding or profit but for preserving and passing on.

All of my memorials are works in progress, so I'm continually tinkering with them, researching, editing or expanding them. Additions, comments, corrections, criticisms and suggestions are always welcome and considered.

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Rob Johnson
Riley Crittenden and Isbell Family Question
Dear Ray: I am a distant cousin of yours. My great-great grandfather was William F. Crittenden, who was the brother of your Clarisa Crittenden Isbell. William dies in the Civil War. Do you know anything about him, or where he was buried? He was married to America Morris Kirkland. They lived in Franklin and Colbert County. America was a widow in 1866 Alabama State Census. I would so appreciate any information or clues that you could give me. I am going to Alabama this summer, and would love to visit the cemetery where Riley, Marth, Clarisa, and James are buried. Rob Johnson, Urbana, IL
Added by Rob Johnson on May 24, 2016 7:04 AM
Monica Elizabeth
Michael Kelly Selvige/Selvage
Hey Ray. I am a distant cousin of your's via the Walls/Wright branches and am currently working on the family of Mary Ann Celeste Selvage. I have read so many confusing things about her father, Michael Kelly Selvige/Selvage. Do you know if he is the same Michael K Selvage that died in Dallas, Texas? Thank you also for all the hard work you do of putting the pieces of our families together.
Added by Monica Elizabeth on May 19, 2016 8:55 PM
need assistance
How did you get a hold of Bill Deyo? Needing to trace Indian heritage. Thank you for your time.
Added by Talex on Apr 29, 2016 12:33 PM
Joseph Mann
RE: Isbell, Mann

You're very welcome. I am glad i could have been of help.

I did include a photo for everybody listed as buried in that mausoleum. If you cannot read the names, let me know and I will send them to you.

Added by Joseph Mann on Apr 16, 2016 11:57 AM
Amos Dowdy memorial #103779815
In the Bio you make mention of a Dowdy family bible in the possession of Julia Kellett. I have tried to locate her or the bible she has on the web and have had no success. Could you let me know how I might obtain a copy? Also, do you have source documentation of the 1820 marriage date to Effie Carlton? Thank You!
Added by rhess on Apr 07, 2016 1:11 PM
Lea Nall-Williams
Jonh Pitts memorial 148158180
Thank you for such a detailed bio on my 5 time great uncle. I would love to learn more about this family. This family married into my Canady family of Missouri who's surname has change at least 15 times. Missouri digital heritage is a great site especially for death certificates from 1910 to 1964 if you know the correct spelling. Many thanks for all you have done! May you be blessed. Lea Ann Nall Williams.
Added by Lea Nall-Williams on Feb 19, 2016 6:16 PM
Bobby Upton
correct Cemetery for Mexico Massengale/Upton
Thanks much for the correct church My ggreat grandmother is moved to--a lot of folks including me could not find where cottonville baptist cemetery was--We appreciate your input-I searched 8 years finding who she was-she did have other siblings a sister Louisiana Massengale/Dunn and a brother John we can't locate--last I found he went to Tx. with her grandfather(Allen B Massengale after his Dad David got killed
Added by Bobby Upton on Feb 15, 2016 7:43 PM
Jason Isbell
I will have to take some time to study out your request. This may take awhile :) What you have written seems good. Maybe I can add something to mine line as well. I appreciate the work you have done on the Isbell tree!
Added by Odette on Feb 15, 2016 5:35 PM
RE: Broadwaters
You're welcome. Are you related to the Broadwater family as well?
Added by Audrey on Feb 10, 2016 6:51 PM
John Awbrey
Crestwood Cemetery
If you will call the Crestwood Cemetery office (256-492-5430)and get the grave location, I will fulfill the photo request. The cemetery office charges non-relatives $20 for a location or I would ask them myself. You can email me at when you get the Section number and lot number.
Added by John Awbrey on Dec 17, 2015 5:40 PM
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