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Ray (#47097406)
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Bio Photo I live in Central Arkansas. I am doing research into the family tree so this site is invaluable to me. In time I may try to step it up and see if I can contribute photos of local cemeteries. For now though I will simply try and dig into those family roots.
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Jerry W. Ferguson
RE: Mattie McVay
I'm still waiting on the photos of the church where Mattie is buried.
Added by Jerry W. Ferguson on Aug 22, 2014 11:59 AM
Jerry W. Ferguson
RE: Mattie McVay
Great...send photos to
Added by Jerry W. Ferguson on Aug 04, 2014 8:54 PM
Jerry W. Ferguson
RE: Mattie in Young Gravelly
How was Mattie related to the Cloningers? I noticed that name on her photo. My late husband's grandmother was a Cloninger.
Added by Jerry W. Ferguson on Aug 04, 2014 8:50 PM
Jerry W. Ferguson
RE: Mattie in Young Gravelly
When was the photo made that you sent?

No, I'm not too sure about the location. I am going to Upper and Lower Spring Creek Cemeteries near Belleville, AR on Friday and hopefully will know more then. Both these cemeteries on on a creek.

I'm also going to Young Gravelly Cemetery again but I do not recognize the monuments in the background of your photo as being at Young Gravelly. Of the rock photos I took, I don't think they are the same as in your photo. Your rock looks larger and appears to be standing up rather than lying flat on the ground.

There are a number of Knights and Powers in the Danville, Yell Co.,AR area.

I'm still searching.
Added by Jerry W. Ferguson on Aug 04, 2014 7:52 PM
Jerry W. Ferguson
RE: # 106864162
I took photos of rock markers at Young Gravelly. If convenient, send a photo and we might be able to mark the spot. Some cemetery workers are good about leaving the rocks even thought they do not know who they are for.
Added by Jerry W. Ferguson on Jul 12, 2014 6:45 PM
Jerry W. Ferguson
RE: # 106864162
I have nothing on any Powers in Mt. Vernon (or Young Gravelly) Cemetery.

If the Powers were living in the Gravelly area, she could be buried at Young Gravelly. Since they lived at Belleville, I thought she might have been buried in Upper Spring Creek (near Belleville) since that is very close to a creek. I do not research the Powers so I only know what you have written. Wish we could locate and place something with a name on it there. It is sad, but so many of the rocks that our parents or grandparents remember are now forgotten

Most of the graves in Yell County were documented about 1965 by the Extension Homemakers and these are online. Of course without a maker, there would be no record.

If I can help with anything, let me know.
Added by Jerry W. Ferguson on Jul 12, 2014 10:59 AM
Jerry W. Ferguson
# 106864162
McVay, Mattie Martha Powers 106864162
b. 1872 d. 1910

I have been taking photos of monuments in Western Yell County. I've searched online and in the plot book for Young Gravelly Cemetery and have not been able to locate anyone with the name McVay. Do you think she was buried in another Yell County Cemetery?

Added by Jerry W. Ferguson on Jun 23, 2014 7:40 PM
RE: Bessie Suggs
Hello - Please note:
Corrections were made to this page, due to -
12/8/13 - SAC from:

John Norvell #46898219

"This is Bessie Jewell Witherspoon (maiden)

Her first husband was Richard Sexton
Her second was Jennings Bryan Norvell
Her last was Oliver Suggs

Her son with Jennings just died, Jennings B Norvell

John Norvell"

Please check info for your family? and send another SAC, to verify - and rectify my confusion!

Thanx . . .
Added by widow on Dec 09, 2013 12:53 PM
Lynne S
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just let me know which ones you want transferred. May be better to email me because these messages go to an account I use for my junk mail. try
lynneslater66 at
Added by Lynne S on Oct 12, 2013 10:17 PM
Lynne S
RE: Are you still active here?
If you have family memorials you'd like transferred over, I'd be happy to do so.
Added by Lynne S on Oct 12, 2013 12:38 PM
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