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Glenn Railsback (#47295740)
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Perfield Girl
Rev. Joseph A. Dickson
Hi, and thank you for this memorial. it looks to me like you have researched the life of your church's former pastor in order to create this memorial, and so I have a question to ask.

It appears that after the death of his first wife, the Rev. Mr. Dickson married "Venia". They are together in Hot Springs Arkansas on the 1900 census. I don't know anything about her.

He then married one Mary J Smith, about 61, on 11 May 1904 in Lafayette County. The Rev. Mr. Dickson's stated residence was Camden, Quachita, Arkansas. His bride's was Lewisville, Lafayette, Arkansas.

I believe this Mary J. Smith to be Mary Jane Elliot Smith, who was first married to Volney Smith, a controversial political figure in Arkansas. He died in 1897. Mary Jane Smith was given an appointment as a postmaster following her husband's death. She appears on the 1900 census in New Lewisville, Lafayette County.

I suspect Mary Jane had a very strange life, married to Volney. Her subsequent marriage to Joseph may have been a great gift in her life.

I would like to find out where Mary Jane is buried. She may have predeceased Joseph and be buried wherever he was living in Arkansas at the time.

Am curious to know your thoughts on this matter, and hope this message isn't too long and rambling. Thank you, Sharon
Added by Perfield Girl on Sep 01, 2015 10:22 PM
Howard Curran
Rev. John Ivy Boozer
Thank you for posting the bio and the photos of Rev. Boozer and his stone, that he shares with his daughter. May I use both in my personal genealogy file? If I should publish, I will make sure you are credited.

Howard Curran
Oviedo, FL
Added by Howard Curran on May 26, 2014 10:50 AM
Barbara Barker
Dr Edmund Alva Jackson
Hello Glenn. love the work you have done on the memorials. Thank for the photos and info. Could you please clear up a little confusion for me. James Polk Jackson is obviously the son of Edmund Alva Jackson. James if my husband's great grandmother's father. We want to follow Dr Jackson's roots a little further back. Is George Jackson married to Elizabeth Brake the father of Edmund Jackson? I can't find his name attached to any of these Jackson's. All other ancersty site are showing a James K Jackson who died in Texas on the same dates and James Polk.
Many thanks for helping me with this little road block.
Barbara Barker
Added by Barbara Barker on Feb 20, 2014 7:34 PM
Joe Stoner
Lands in Westview
According to Cemetery Management, John, Sarah and Alma Land are buried in the Land plot, but there are no individual markers for their graves.
Added by Joe Stoner on Feb 27, 2013 8:05 PM
Boyce M. Lawton, III
Bryan Mendenhall Railsback
Hi Glenn,

I've been working on increasing my Mendenhall relatives on my family tree, and I just came upon Bryan Mendenhall Railsback. I wanted to say thank you for posting a photo and a brief biography. It is always nice to see a brief glimpse of distant relatives.

Bryan was my 3rd cousin twice removed. We both shared James W. Mendenhall (1772-1861) as a common ancestor. I'm not sure of your relation to Bryan, but I assume we are related as well.

If you are interested, I would be happy to share my family tree with you on I have just over 3,600 relatives listed.

No matter what, thank you for sharing a little of your family.

Boyce Mendenhall Lawton, III
Spartanburg, SC
Added by Boyce M. Lawton, III on Sep 17, 2012 6:48 PM
Kim White
Marion Mitchell
Hello Glenn,
I too was wondering about the Marion on this headstone as there is no memorial set up for him in Moon Cemetery. I attached photos for the others listed on the stone. As you will see, there is a tree trying to eat this stone.
Added by Kim White on Jan 21, 2012 8:07 AM
Robert Mitchell
Elizabeth Railsback Mitchell/Moon Cemetery
Hello Glenn,

I have a question about the picture you posted for her headstone. I notice the name Marion on the headstone also, was this a child of Elizabeth & Lewis Mitchell? Boy or Girl? Also do you happen to know if they had more children?
Added by Robert Mitchell on Dec 29, 2011 2:23 PM
Bonnie's Daughter
Have a safe, warm and very Merry Christmas with many blessings for the New Year. God bless.
Added by Bonnie's Daughter on Dec 17, 2011 1:30 PM
Brady Kerr
Rev. Evander McNair
Dear Mr. Railsback,

I was delighted to find all the information and photo you have on Rev. McNair. He was a son of my 4th great grandfather John McNair. Are you related to Dr. McNair in any way? Hope I have found another McNair relative.

I am trying to get this McNair family linked together in hopes in years to come it will be a wonderful tool for those to follow to us in helping find out about their ancestors. Again thanks for posting all you knew about Evander.

Kindest Regards,
Brady Wooten Kerr
Added by Brady Kerr on Nov 06, 2011 6:32 AM
Hank Rogers
Rev. J. I. Norris
Thank you for the correct info. Do you happen to know if he is buried in the same grassy plot the cross is in or if he is buried elsewhere in the cemetery? Thanks again.
Added by Hank Rogers on Sep 08, 2011 6:51 AM
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