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Randy & Jannette West Thompson (#47446854)
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Bio Photo I have only been using Find A Grave for a short time, but have been working on my family tree for years. I have enjoyed finding my ancestors final resting place. I recently found my 3rd grandfather's grave in Tennessee and was so excited to find it. I live in Dallas Georgia and I am only interested in maintaining my ancestors. All of my memorials are family however I don't mind taking pictures for other memorials.

My family ancestors are, West, Baxter, Stafford, Lankford, Canup, Burney, Rudeseal, Hoyle, Blackwood, Porter, Cole, Thompson, Sinyard, James, Story.
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Susan Bailey
RE: Cordelia Blackwood
One more item on Leonard Bailey. He appears on the 1910 Major Co Oklahoma census age 75.
Added by Susan Bailey on Sep 02, 2014 10:26 PM
Susan Bailey
RE: Cordelia Blackwood
Hi Jannette, this is a date given to me by my great aunt, Grace Bailey Edwards, (grand daughter of Leonard). Grace started researching the family history in the 70's but has since passed away. Leonard was incarcerated in 1880 at Joliet Prison for one year and after his release moved to Oklahoma, while Cordelia remained in Illinois. These two remained separated until their deaths and various records for each report widowed/married intermittently throughout that time. I'm convinced that they remained in communication with each other as Cordelia collected his Civil War Pension, purchased land in Oklahoma (as Leonard's widow in 1915) and someone arranged for the military headstone in Oklahoma for Leonard. At some point I will order Leonard's Civil War records from the national archives and hopefully nail down some information from their records.

How are you connected? My family has been unsuccessful moving past Leonard in our search, if you have any information, we would appreciate it. Grace always said that Leonard's mother's name was Mary Moore and she was a Delaware Indian, this is entirely unsubstantiated. However, if you look at the photo that I posted on Find A Grave of his daughters, Minnie does have native american features.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Added by Susan Bailey on Sep 02, 2014 4:00 PM
Sharon McMillen
Photo for Charlie Blackwood
If you go to, you'll find photos of all gravestones in Sparrow/Mt Caramel Church Cem. You'll see one there for Charlie and Nonie Blackwood.
Added by Sharon McMillen on Apr 05, 2014 12:40 PM
C & C Hallman
RE: Alfred (Alford) Blackwood
Thanks for the info regarding the children of Alfred Blackwood. I'll see if the owners of the children's memorials can add them.
Added by C & C Hallman on May 05, 2013 6:23 PM
C & C Hallman
Alfred (Alford) Blackwood
Hi, would you mind adding the following memorials to the children of Alfred L. Blackwood, memorial #88653467?

Luther Weldon Blackwood - memorial #84141650
Houston C. Blackwood - memorial #0765201
Leona J. Blackwood - memorial #84141633

Alfred and Mary Margaret had two additional children but I haven't found their grave sites yet.

Thank you!
Charlene Hallman
Added by C & C Hallman on May 01, 2013 6:43 AM
tony wood
Mrs. Savage
The transfer has been made. Have a great day,
Added by tony wood on Mar 03, 2013 12:16 PM
tony wood
Josephine Canup Savage
I have created a Memorial for Mrs Savage. She is the Daughter of Virgil Canup. Do you want me to transfer. Thought I would ask.
Have a great day, Looking forward to hearing from you,
Added by tony wood on Mar 01, 2013 6:25 PM
Jane Ayres
RE: Garland Allen Page
Take a look at my home page, especially the messages from Katie Grimmett. I just went back into Find A Grave and added back the family members that had either been deleted or their photos deleted. Did you see that Katie added back Garland and Lilly Rudeseal photos? She is a gem.
Here in Athens, I found a headstone that had sunk and been covered with dirt through the years. The wife's headstone was barely visible. The caretaker removed the dirt so that the headstones looked nice and I was able to get good pictures. I'm a novice at this but get tips that help. Katie's tip of looking at the hardy url helped me locate several family members. Thanks for adding the info to Garland.
Jane Baird Ayres
Added by Jane Ayres on Feb 17, 2013 3:44 PM
Jane Ayres
Garland Allen Page
I have one more request. Will you please add Tabitha Hope Baird Page to Garland? Her Find A Grave is 105017342. I haven't located her husband's burial. His great grandparents are also buried in Shiloh. Jane Baird Ayres
Added by Jane Ayres on Feb 12, 2013 11:50 AM
Jane Ayres
RE: Garland Allen Page
Garland was married to Lily Mae Rudeseal. Check out Arkansas I think I saw their joint headstone picture on that website. It's such a shame for someone to remove all that info or not transfer the account to a relative.
Added by Jane Ayres on Feb 11, 2013 5:58 PM
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