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Ray Gatewood (#46978762)
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My wife and I do genealogy so we have been in a lot of libraries, cemeteries, court houses and outhouses all around the USA. At first, I started photographing only my family and friends' tombstones. It therefore became a duty to take pictures of all the markers in the cemeteries throughout Ellis county.
Several of the names and dates which are already listed that do not yet have photos, contain many errors. After taking their tombstone pictures, I have noticed those mistakes when comparing the actual inscriptions with the information that has already been uploaded. I also see a lot of people listed more than once, which throws off the number of graves indicated.
If and when I make a mistake please e-mail me and I will gladly correct it. If the person is a relative or friend and you wish to manage the listing, I will happily relinquish ownership and transfer it over to you. We are members of the Ellis County Genealogical Society which meets the 1st Monday of each month, 7:00 pm, at the Ellis County Woman's Building, 407 West Jefferson Street in Waxahachie. Membership is open to anyone interested in family history. Dues are $20 per calendar year and includes a subscription to ECGS quarterly publication, Searchers & Researchers.
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Michael Davis
Patsy Ann Blocker Ratliff
37887087, Palmer
Please transfer this or delete it. Patsy is my cousin. I entered a memorial for her just after you entered yours.

Mike Davis
Added by Michael Davis on Jun 25, 2015 6:25 PM
Michael Davis
Patsy Ann Blocker Ratliff
Added by Michael Davis on Jun 25, 2015 6:23 PM
Schelle Taylor
Louisa Jane Turner Keller
#48225960 You have someone named Alabaina Keller listed as her spouse. Her husband was James Austel Keller. I've never heard of Alabaina Keller.
Added by Schelle Taylor on Jun 20, 2015 6:58 PM
Monroe Marion McDowell
I made a BIG mistake and ended up having him as his own spouse TWICE. I have sent request for corrections. I had the incorrect number on my Ancestry page. Alice Desiretta Rodgers was married to Monroe Marion McCowell at the time of her death, but the family buried her with her former husband that she had children with and did not put her legal name, at the time of her death, on her headstone.

This happens more often than people realize. The same thing was done with my mom when she died a couple of years ago. She is buried with my father and he is buried with his first wife. It is a researchers nightmare when this happens.

Thank you for helping me fix this memorial.

Added by Ancestry-Detective on Jun 15, 2015 10:14 AM
Shirley Sanders
Thank you so much for transfering my Bradburrys to me.
Shirley Drake Sanders
Added by Shirley Sanders on May 03, 2015 8:29 PM
Shirley Sanders
Sir: Would you please transfer these three Bradburry's to me. They are my Uncle, Aunt and cousin.
Anna Lee 84285418
James W 84285486
William 84285355
Thank you so much:
Shirley Drake Sanders

Added by Shirley Sanders on May 02, 2015 6:20 PM
Marilyn Solari
William Frank Stovall
Ray - on your Memorial #47791072 created in Feb 2010 for William Frank Stovall in Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Ellis Co., TX, I note you show 2 wives for him, one being Cleopata Brown [correct - 2nd wife] and the other being Margaret Vaught 1869-1919.

What is your source for Margaret as a wife of William Frank Stovall? She couldn't possibly have been a wife of his. For one, the 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1940 census all show his wife as Cleo. For another, she couldn't have been a 1st wife as she ws only 12 years old when his first child was born in 1881.

I am not related to William Frank Stovall but am working with a very close friend of mine who lives in Texas and is related to him. Thanks for your input! Marilyn R. Solari
Added by Marilyn Solari on Apr 25, 2015 12:08 PM
Charles S
Just saying hello. I saw your last name and location and was reminded of a GG uncle who is buried at Myrtle in Ennis - namely Berry.

Added by Charles S on Apr 21, 2015 3:43 PM
Michael Thompson
William Hampton McKeever (McEver)
William Hampton McKeever (McEver) 38389133 I don't think Andrew J McEver is his father, he's his brother... I'm sure Robert Collins McEver is his father...

Andrew married Delphia on 22 Oct 1835 and William was born 25 Jan 1835... Andrew is my 3X Great Grandfather and in the documents I have from my grandmother, there is no mention of William Hampton in the list of Andrew's children...
Added by Michael Thompson on Apr 09, 2015 12:32 PM
Love Always, Renee
Samantha Nance
Thank you for the transfer. I was happy to sponsor her page and surprised to get the transfer. I recently saw her story on Dateline and decided to look to see if she had a memorial page.
Added by Love Always, Renee on Mar 19, 2015 1:29 PM
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