I have explored the history of my family for more than twenty five years. I am fortunate that my grandparents saved pictures, shared many stories and had an appreciation for the past. Credit also goes to Great Aunt Lucile for getting me started on serious research. It is a treasure hunt that never ends!
I will be happy to transfer family members to you, if they are not a family member of mine.
April, 2012-- I have completed the addition to Find A Grave, all graves not already listed for Rice Cemetery, Dade County, Missouri, based on the roster from 1974. I have added some that were overlooked in the roster, or were buried later. I tried to find information about every person, and hope I have made a meaningful tribute to each of them.
Winter, 2012-- Cousin Roberta McReynolds and I have completed the addition to Find A Grave, all graves not already listed for Long Cemetery, Dade County, Missouri. Roberta also searched Missouri Death Certificates to document burials without gravestones. We believe we have photographed and added all stones with names on them to Find A Grave memorials.
Fall, 2014-- Roberta and I have completed grave photographs for Shiloh Cemetery, Dade County, MO.
RE: Homer Musgrove If you would like to transfer both Homer and Helen's memorial pages to me, that would be great. I have more info I can add for Homer, not so much for Helen, but I'll do my best. Thanks.
Homer Musgrove Find A Grave #148460880 Are you related in some way to Homer Musgrove. He is my ancestor my marriage. A small bio is on his memorial page, so am wondering if there is more info about his wife that is listed (Helen Hudson Musgrove). A son is also mentioned. He had a son with his first wife. This first wife is my ancestor.
Re: Martha Spivy Dodson Yes, thanks. I have used the Missouri record site in the past, and I had already seen the certificate for Martha after reading your info. I'm still doing a bit of research as the only Matthew close enough was born in 1812. That is only 11 years older than Martha. That Matthew is shown on several ancestry records as her brother. I'm sure we'll get it figured out. 😊 Thanks so much. Pam
Martha Black Spivey Dodson I also wanted to know where you found the info for Martha's father being Matt Spivey. Do you have any records? I found it hard to nail down, and eventually located Henry and Lucy Spivey, who appeared to be her parents.
Martha Black Spivey Dodson Hello. I wanted to thank you for your hard work on Ancestry. I, too, have done research on family and for friends for the past 40 years. I came across my 3x great grandmother's profile, #116779196. I'm glad to see where she and Willis G are buried, as I hadn't found that before...thanks for the info.
Also wanted to point out something regarding your additional written info. On the 1870 census, the domestic servant listed is not Habrina, it's Alabama C. Davidson. The "C" does not mean colored. On this particular census, "B" is used for black. She is marked "W" for white. Thanks, and keep up the work.
Barbara Ellen Wilson Shane I am inquiring about the gravestone for Barbara Ellen Wilson Shane. I believe the gravestone just says B.E. Shane. This stone has been used for many years as her stone, but I have now found her in the 1900 census with her husband and son and also on two land deeds with her husband buying land from their son in 1897. So the death date of 1891 would not work. I wish I could know what else is on that stone to know how they connected this to her.
RE: Susan Thomason You are welcome. Her oldest step-daughter Emily Ann Thomason is my g-g-grandmother. She was married to Edward M Simpson, who was the minor childrens' guardian. They had two children, my great-grandmother Margaret Elizabeth Simpson and Willie M Simpson. Willie is buried with his father in Pippenger Cemetery in Dade County.
The Civil War pension solved many genealogical mysteries on my mother's paternal side. Glad to share it with the rest of the Thomason/Langston family.