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Judy Richards (#47131306)
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Bio Photo I helped co-write state laws to protect our cemeteries here in Texas.
I've been Honored by the Texas State Senate, Texas State House of Representatives, The Dallas County Historical Commission for my work in preserving and protecting our cemeteries. I served on The State Senate Advisory Committee as well as being an Advisor to a number of cities in my area pertaining to cemeteries within their city limits. I have helped in clean ups and restoring a number of cemeteries. I believe very strongly in cemetery preservation. Cemeteries in most cases are the only history of those that came before us. Like rare books in a library once it's lost it's lost forever.
I served six years on the Duncanville City Council, two years as mayor pro-tem.
I've been working on family genealogy since 1976. I'm the wife of Wallace Richards.

Judy Richards

Emil G. Strange (b. 1907 Texas)
Ottie Orox Ellisor (b 1916 Texas)

James Rudolph Strange (B. 1880 Arkansas)
Willie Bell Cain (b. 1882 Texas
Otho William Ellisor (b. 1879 Texas)
Enolie B. Bennett (b. 1891 Texas)

Great Grandparents
Jasper Rudolph Strange (b. 1849 Arkansas)
Malissa Jane Paul (b. 1852 Alabama)
Andrew J. Cain (b 1844 Arkansas)
Julia Ann Hardee (b 184 Alabama)
Godfrey Calvin Ellisor (b. 1857 Texas)
S. Eunice Ross (b. 1891 Texas)
Francis Marion Bennett (b. 1856 Alabama)
Victoria Lillian Routon (b. 1856 Alabama)

Great Great Grandparents
John Daniel Strange (b. 1811 South Carolina)
Martha Ann Powell (b. 1831 Alabama)
William Marion Cain, Sr. (b. 1831 Tennessee)
Eleandor Jane ? (b. 1823 Tennessee)
John Ziba Hardee (b. 1782 North Carolina)
Mary Tabitha Brooks (b. 1800 Georgia)
Godfrey Thomas Ellisor (b. 1811 South Carolina)
Emaline Frances Ellisor (b. 1827 South Carolina)
Albert Bennett (b. 1810 South Carolina
Sarah Waters (b. 1820 North Carolina)

Wallace Richards

Wallace K. Richards, Sr.(b. 1912 Texas)
Edna Frances Chapman (b 1918 Texas)

John Thomas Richards (B. 1870 Texas)
Annie Victoria Biggs (b. 1879 Texas
Frank E. "James" Chapman (b. 1885 Tennessee)
Carrie Bell Cook (b. 1890 Missouri)

Great Grandparents
Willis Tiberius Richards (b. 1844 Georgeia)
Martha Elizabeth Dickerson (b. 1849 Virginia)
William Andrew Biggs (b 1858 Missouri)
Liddie Ann Tillman (b 1862 Missouri)
John H. Chapman (b. 1855 Tennessee)
Annie C. Wilson (b. 1860 Texas)
John Cook (b. 1826 Missouri)
Sarah Brown (b. 1848 Missouri)

Great Great Grandparents
John J. Richards (b. 1815 Georgia)
Eliza T. Willingham (b. 1824 Alabama)
George William Dickerson (b. 1814 Virginia)
Francis A. Ruley (b. 1814 Virginia)
Andrew Allen Biggs (b. 1834 Tennessee)
Catherine Jane Rector (b. 1835 Tennessee)
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Michael Upchurch
William Reese Franklin Bowen
Thank you for transferring the care of the memorial of William Reese Franklin Bowen to me. Thanks for creating and managing the memorial.

Michael L. Upchurch
Added by Michael Upchurch on Sep 15, 2014 3:52 PM
Benjamin Theron "Ben" Roberts
Find A Grave Memorial# 42680956
I can transfer this memorial to you if you want
Added by historylover4ever on Sep 04, 2014 2:31 PM
Abner M Carroll
Thank you for the transfer. I appreciate it very much. MMM
Added by MMM on Sep 03, 2014 12:55 PM
Donnie Ruyle
James A Mayberry
Judy: Thank you for connecting James to his parents.
Added by Donnie Ruyle on Sep 02, 2014 9:41 PM
shirley patchen
Robert Newton Colville
We are working on a Memorial WWI Memory Book for the Soldiers of Hopkins County, TX.

I am needing an obit for Robert Newton Colville.

Can you help.

Added by shirley patchen on Aug 26, 2014 8:17 PM
mike k
I have noticed that you have some last names listed in your family that are also names in my family such as the Richards and also Chapman that was born in Tn. not to mention the fact that my mother was also a Richards from Elkhart. Just wondering if there is connection.
Added by mike k on Aug 20, 2014 10:21 PM
Rae Conway
RE: James H Lambert
Yes, it looks like my grandparents are buried together.
My grandfathers name is Lawrence Everett Gudgel
1867-1940. my aunts and uncles are buried in Oklahoma.

I just joined Find a Grave yesterday so I don't know how it works but in the same cemetery ( Shannon), the names of
My grandmothers mothers father and brother are there.
James H. Lambert 1867-1940, Lucy Steagall Lambert
1848-1913 and T.D. Lambert 1975-1909.

Thank you for your work

Rae Conway
Added by Rae Conway on Aug 08, 2014 2:18 PM
Rae Conway
James H Lambert
Thank you
He was my great-grandfather


Added by Rae Conway on Aug 06, 2014 2:42 PM
Carol Johnson Hoch
The Wilsons
Click on the picture. Then you can see it better.
Added by Carol Johnson Hoch on Aug 05, 2014 2:43 PM
George W. Kirk
I've researched this Kirk family thoroughly, because of my indirect relation to Sgt. Andrew Kirk. I've never been able to find a military record for his brother, George 11394239 (although he may have served). I did, however, find this George W. Kirk 12361137 who has received military honors that resemble the one you gave "my" George. I don't want to discredit my Kirk family, but I really think we'd have seen papers for this if he'd earned this honor. I would love to know it, though, if he has. That would be wonderful! Best wishes, Anna
Added by VintageGirl40s on Jul 27, 2014 7:47 PM
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