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Jan Breshears Thomas (#47101985)
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Bio Photo Hi,

I use FAG as a means of communicating to others the information I accumulate. I appreciate your postings on my memorials, but please, no death certificates.

I'll be happy to transfer records to you if you are relatives of those I have management of. To request changes of any kind, go to the memorial in question, click on the [edit] at the top right of the memorial and then select the desired option. That will give me a link to the proper memorial. Changes requested here on my profile page will be deleted with no action.

I post pictures of the persons based on what I have available. If you have better pictures, feel free to post them and send me a note so I can decide if I want to remove the one I have posted.
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Cheryl Johnson
I got your response. I have another question. Do you know how the Breshears and Murrays are related?
Added by Cheryl Johnson on Mar 13, 2015 10:50 AM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
A Arlene Althoff Dummermuth
Thank you for making the edit.
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Mar 12, 2015 10:31 AM
Cheryl Johnson
Jasper Murray
Jasper Murray
L P Union Cemetery
Benton County
Missouri, USA

Is this Jasper Murray the Willis J. (Jasper) Murray the father of John William Murray B. 1861 and was married to Adeline Gipson?

My great-grandmother was Dicie Adeline Murray and she was some how connected to the Brashears family. Mary Ellen Brashears raised her son Roy Eugene McGee who is buried out at Spring Branch outside of Wheatland.

Please email me if you can help me.

Cheryl Johnson
Added by Cheryl Johnson on Mar 02, 2015 8:24 PM
marie higgins
malvern ray bragaw
this is extra info regarding finding info on his relative hazel Helen bragaw-tilford-strange.....about 1947 she may have been admitted to the fulton state hospital in Missouri....I cant find an obit or death certificate on her.....the hospital had a fire that destroyed most records....please email me at
Added by marie higgins on Feb 28, 2015 2:04 PM
Sharon Wallen
William Ralph Button
I was just wondering if you realized that you had added the tombstone picture for William when there had already been one on his memorial? I wouldn't want the space used up if I had personal pictures to add. I just found it while doing my genealogy today.
Added by Sharon Wallen on Feb 19, 2015 4:42 PM
RE: Sarah J Breshears
Hi Jan,
Please email me at
I will send you what I have found.
It might be a little easier to clear things up that way.
Added by Greene-Shemwell on Feb 10, 2015 12:58 PM
RE: Sarah J Breshears
Glad to get that cleared up. Now looking at James Knox Polk Breshears and his second wife, we all have Virginia P. Baker, but she had Virginia Baker and William T. Baker before she married James. So I was assuming Baker was her married name and she was widowed. Looking for a Virginia marrying a Baker, I found, Virginia Byrn she married George W. Baker on 02 Apr 1857 in Polk Co., MO. I can't find anything on Virginia and James after the 1870 census where they are with James. I looked into it a little more, James married Margaret Ann Byrns after Virginia's death, I went up the line for Margaret A. Byrns Breshears and found out her father was James Byrns and mother was Sarah Vaughan. James and Sarah had a Virginia Byrns in 1838. Our Virginia P. Baker Breshears was born in 1838. I think Virginia P. Baker Breshears is actually Virginia P. Byrns Baker Breshears, daughter of James & Sarah Byrns, wife of George W. Baker & James K. P. Breshears. That may be how Margaret and James met.
Let me know what you think and if you have a lead on Virginia's children, Virginia and William Baker.
Added by Greene-Shemwell on Feb 09, 2015 7:42 PM
Linda Dukes
Brashers/Brashears/Breshears ETC
I work on family in Lawrence Co MO, because that is where my Mother was born, and I have many family members buried there. I am also related to the Breshears from Benton Co MO. Recently I found a large family named Brashers, with many different spellings...I noticed that they came via Lawrence Co TN, just like the Breshears in Benton Co MO. Are you familiar with this line?
Added by Linda Dukes on Feb 09, 2015 7:34 AM
RE: Sarah Ann Franklin Cooper
A little more on this. It appears that the photo I added is a replacement for the older original.
You may be able to see them together at this link

Or #19 at this link
Added by Ann on Feb 04, 2015 11:59 AM
RE: Sarah Ann Franklin Cooper
I removed the photo of this headstone that I added in 2008 because there is a discrepancy with the original that you maintain. Perhaps my photo was of a different Sarah Cooper. The photo was taken at Union Baptist (Old Quaker).
Added by Ann on Feb 04, 2015 11:57 AM
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