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Sue (#46943101)
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Bio Photo I have found Find-A-Grave very helpful in my research. I wanted to help others find their families. I try to put as much info. as I can, I take information from death cert. I belong to site groups, I share their families information. I believe our lost Loved ones should be remembered and honored.

I do appreciate all the help I have gotten from everyone on this site.

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Jeannette "Bardwell" Buris
RE: Ruben/Reubin Burrus
From Reuben's son Martin then Martin's son Luther Bell, Luther's son Lindel Wayne
Added by Jeannette "Bardwell" Bu... on Feb 10, 2016 8:22 AM
Jeannette "Bardwell" Buris
Ruben/Reubin Burrus
I was wondering where you found the information on Ruben,Reubin Burrus Find A Grave # Memorial# 149896288. He is my husband like 4th grand father.
Thank you for all you do for find a grave.
Jeannette Buris
Added by Jeannette "Bardwell" Bu... on Feb 06, 2016 5:09 PM
Hi Sue, I think I have the right cemetery listed for both Herman and Katherine. Thank you for letting me know so I could correct this
Added by Roberta on Jan 31, 2016 12:29 PM
Marian Brune McCreary
RE: Herman H. Dickbernd
Herman H. Dickbernd is my uncle Elmer Dickbernd's grandfather.
Added by Marian Brune McCreary on Jan 24, 2016 4:07 PM
RE: Mollie Hitch
Hi Sue,

Nice to converse with you. Thank you for creating Mollie's page. Garner B. Hitch (born to another G. B. Hitch and a Mary Barbee) married his first wife, Mollie T. Hand, on October 16, 1856, in Lincoln County, Missouri.

"Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920," , FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 August 2015), Garner B. Hitch and Mollie T. Hand, 16 Oct 1856; citing Lincoln,Missouri; FHL microfilm 973,688.

As your grave photo shows, Mollie died on November 11, 1859. A year and a half later on May 8, 1861, Garner B. Hitch married his second wife, Alice Griffin (a great-aunt of mine), in Louisville, Kentucky.

"Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," , FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 August 2015), G. B. Hitch and Alice Griffin, May 1861; citing Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, reference Bk 8 P 54; FHL microfilm 482,709.

A book published in about 1875 called LOUISVILLE PAST AND PRESENT contains a chapter on Josephus F. Griffin, father of Alice Griffin. It reads:

"Mr. Griffin was married in 1831 to Miss Eliza, daughter of Capt. Jacob Funk. By her he had nine children, six of whom are now living, viz.: Dr. Hamilton Griffin, Medora (wife of Howard Miller, Esq.), Alice (wife of G. B. Hitch, Wentzville, Mo.), Hon. Gilderoy W. Griffin (ex-United States Consul to Copenhagen), George Griffin, and Belle Griffin."

The "R" instead of "B" for Garner may be the result of the grave appearing worn. I can't really make out the writing in the photo. Also his year of death may be 1902 instead of 1907 based on info from

The second wife, Alice (Griffin) Hitch is in the same cemetery:

Her death certificate can be found here:

Another of my grant aunts (the Belle Griffin mentioned above) rests in the same cemetery, Linn Cemetery in Wentzville, St. Charles County, Missouri:

Also Belle's husband Albert Franklin Winn:

Albert Winn and Belle Griffin were married in 1877. I can't really tell if the "C" in "Alice C. Hitch" should actually be a "G" for her maiden name of Griffin.

"Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920," , FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 August 2015), Albert F. Winn and Belle Griffin, 06 Sep 1877; citing St Charles,Missouri; FHL microfilm 968,519.

Sisters Alice and Belle lived together with their husbands in the 1900 U.S. Census (but they have transcribe "Garner" mistakenly as "James").

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 August 2015), Albert Winn in household of James B Hitch, Cuivre Township (west part), St. Charles, Missouri, United States; citing sheet 15B, family 292, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,886.

I hope that what I wrote makes sense and I gave enough for you to provide an explanation - maybe more! ;-)

Best regards,
Added by LearningHistory on Aug 16, 2015 8:51 PM
Larry E. Wright
RE: William
The maiden name of Grandma Bess is "White." Her first husband (Jett) died and then she married my grandfather (Wright). I've traced her family back several generations.

I'm new to findagrave and still trying to figure it out. Also my computer went down this past week and it's in for repair. All my data (years of research) is backed up, so I should be OK. Just slow with this lap top.

I'll look into the transfer process when I get back with my "real" computer. You are correct on my family members that you found at the Edgewood Cemetery.

Thanks again for your work on this.
Added by Larry E. Wright on Aug 15, 2015 3:53 PM
Larry E. Wright
RE: William
Sue We don't have a clue. I've done a lot of research on our Wright family. No mention of Champ anywhere in the history I have. I called some of our family members and they had never heard of Champ being used. I guess we will never know.

Thanks again.
Added by Larry E. Wright on Aug 14, 2015 1:39 PM
Larry E. Wright
RE: William

William Charles Wright is my Grandfather. Mrs. Ed Elliot was my aunt -- she has now passed. I got 1866 from his tombstone and from his obituary. I have the original hand writer obituary. I can't be 100% sure of 1866. His children, were all alive when he was buried(my Aunt LaVon, my Uncle Paul Wright, and my father Robert Eugene Wright).

None of the Grandchildren remember the use of the word "Champ" referring to our Grandfather and it is not in any documents I have. I changed it to a nickname, but I don't think that is correct either.

I have added several other Wrights that are buried in the Cyrene Antioch Cemetery. I plan to get up there fairly soon and take digital photos to add to findagrave. I have photos, but want to get better ones.

Thanks for the work you do!
Added by Larry E. Wright on Aug 14, 2015 12:57 PM
Deb (McEntire) Williams
RE: Wells
Sue, Thanks for all your help.

Added by Deb (McEntire) Williams on Jul 23, 2015 12:55 PM
Deb (McEntire) Williams
RE: Duplicates of Henry F. Wells and Harriet E. (Gilmer) ((Wells))
Hi Sue

THANKS so much for finding the duplicates for Henry and Harriet’s memorials I’d created. I SO appreciate it. I have written to amym asking to add the info to her memorial so I can delete mine, or if she knows of any other way to ‘merge’ them. I’ll let you know when it’s resolved.

The bonus was finding Harriet’s ‘link’ to her mother…and William Loving Wells maternal grandparents. Thanks again.

Deb (McEntire) Williams
Added by Deb (McEntire) Williams on Jul 21, 2015 2:45 PM
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