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LaDon Brennan (#46902635)
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Bio Photo "Do not regret growing old. It is a privilege denied to many."

I grew up in central Missouri where my ancestors settled, most from KY; I often return and photograph country cemeteries and haunt the library reference departments. Looking for gravestones for my Wells, Lane/Lain, Hazlewood/Hazelwood, Bellamy/Bellomy, Thoroughman/Thurman, Stayton, Pullen/Pullin/Pulliam, Gregg/Gragg, Rigg, Page families; others include Dunning, Gant, Payne, Settles/Suttle(s), Sudduth, Stoneking, Stewart, Shelten, Stoll.

A goal is to ensure there are memorials for all known burials in the "country" cemeteries in the Bates/Cass/Henry counties where my ancestors lived and are interred, and am photo indexing as many as I can - some are in woeful condition. Too many are now in cow pastures, vandalized or stones used in barn foundations. May those with so little respect for our ancestors be haunted by their ghosts.

Corrections, updates and link requests are welcomed so "our" memorials are informative and accurate -- please send maiden names if you know them. Every person has a story - hopefully memorial managers who prefer not to update or correct their memorials will transfer them to the requesting family member/friend to maintain and add the story -- or there will be a software update that allows third parties to contribute to memorials. Thanks to all the administrators who make the site available and user-friendly, and to the many great volunteers who make "finding Grandma" possible. Special thanks to photo volunteers who spend hours searching for lost grave markers, sometimes in overgrown, tick and snake infested, unkept, unmarked cemeteries.

You are welcome to use information or grave marker photos I have entered. If you do a copy/paste of a memorial with a bio, please copy the entire memorial which includes my name, date entered and the memorial number at the very bottom -- a LOT of time and research has gone into many of these memorials. Please do not copy/post my "people" photographs on sponsored pages.

Please make your edit/transfer requests from the "edit" link of the memorial and not from the profile page which I don't view often. I generally don't transfer memorials with researched bios, nor do I transfer to requesters who are rude/demanding, have no profile, have two or more times memorials managed as entered, (some contributors claim an astonishing number of "grandparents") or who are collectors -- but I'll always update and link memorials within a day or two if not traveling.

Note - Had nerve injury in left arm/hand, 2010 surgery; smashed left hand in door 2011, broke two fingers; broke left wrist in 2012 - typos during each recovery process - please call them to my attention. 2013 - nerve damage prevents holding a camera, so my enjoyable hobby of photo-indexing cemeteries is over. Am using that time to enhance and link memorials.

When entering information from census records I use the spelling as it appears, even knowing it is wrong -- those aren't typos.
Happy graving - and remember to thank our Veterans and Active Service men and women.
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Sue Tanner
Riverside Memorial Park
Hi LaDon, The proper name for the Cemetery is above. Riverside Memorial Park. As you can see, I found all of your Joyce's. So, obviously they are buried there. No more wondering now. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Aug 21, 2014 12:41 AM
RE: Mrs.
Know it looks funny on the links but the rule is no prefixes in the first name field - no exceptions. So how you been?
Added by GerbLady on Aug 18, 2014 6:58 PM
Margaret Kerns
Mary Jane Page Parker-Gregg Cemetery
On the memorial page, you have taken a picture of a possible burial site for Mary Jane Page, who married John Flint Gregg.
John Flint Gregg is buried under the cedars, to the north of his parents, Nathan and Susannah (Roughton)Gregg. His stone is so worn now that you cannot really make out the inscription (his name was on top). I visited the cemetery several times when I was first starting in on genealogy, about 1970. At that time, the name was clear.
John Flat Gregg is also buried in Parker Gregg Cemetery. His stone gives his military unit, and is on the outside of the road, rather than in the middle of the circle.

According to John Flint Gregg's grandson, George Alpha Gregg, John Flint got sick just before the end of the war. He was told to go home to recover, and report back for duty when called. In the interim the war ended, and he was never called back. Thus, no discharge, and no pension for Mary Jane and her family.
Added by Margaret Kerns on Aug 15, 2014 6:27 PM
Farm Girl from MO.
RE: Henry Prather
Thanks for making the changes that I requested. Yes, I was raised on a farm and still living on one & help my husband with our beef cattle and crop farm. It is a slow day due to the rain we are having. Hope you have a nice evening.
Added by Farm Girl from MO. on Aug 15, 2014 6:26 PM
Fred Bradley
RE: Keller markers
LaDon....I also posted a photo for Wallace & Martha Keller. Didn't know if they were related. Next to Virginia's stone was a stone inscribed "Anna Laura E. Dew 1890-1961" but she doesn't seem to have a memorial. She must have been a sister-in-law to Dorothy (Dew) Keller who was the informant on her (Anna's) death certificate. I have a photo of her stone in case you create a memorial for her. Fred
Added by Fred Bradley on Aug 12, 2014 7:26 PM
RE: Corsicana/Old Corsicana
Which headstones are you searching for?
Added by GotAClue13 on Aug 12, 2014 2:02 PM
Larry Boyd
RE: Mary J. Deluce Gamblin
I would love to have her memorial LaDon. She was a high school classmate of mine. Thanks!
Added by Larry Boyd on Aug 09, 2014 12:02 AM
Ted DeLozier
Artie Bailey
Thank you for the updates on Artie Bailey. Opal Bailey Harris and Roger E. Winn...Appreciated...
Added by Ted DeLozier on Aug 08, 2014 8:21 AM
Vicki Bishop
George Gossage
I will gladly add it if you write it up. Or I would be happy to transfer the memorial to you if you like. Just let me know what you want to do.

Vicki Pennington Bishop
Added by Vicki Bishop on Aug 05, 2014 1:53 PM
Karen Lee
126779969 Sarah E. Peyton
LaDon, I was curious as to where your burial record came from? This cemetery adjoins my property and I have maintained it for many years. There is no marker for Sarah but there are Peytons also buried in Shaler cemetery just up the road. Thanks for any info you can provide.
Added by Karen Lee on Aug 04, 2014 9:07 PM
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