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Sky Pilot (#46739873)
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Bio Photo Hi, my name is Ray and I am a native Texan.

Almost all of my spare time, which is short to begin with, is spent on genealogy research of my family tree. No one else in my extended family, except my Mississippi cousins, are working on it. And if I don't do my part, it will never get done.

It would be almost impossible for me to thank everyone individually for all the beautiful tokens and kind words left at the memorials for my loved ones. Please just know that they are all very much appreciated and touch my heart.

God bless you all!

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Jane Stacy Eubanks
Annie Pitts
You are very welcome. Annie was my mother-in-law's step mother. She loved her very much and said she could not have loved her own mother any more than she loved Annie.
Added by Jane Stacy Eubanks on Jun 29, 2014 2:55 PM
J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams
that is fine, I didn't know you were
related to the Eddins.
My mom's line is Williamson Eddins and Elizabeth
Ingram, one of their children, Matilda Eddins
Dees is my great-great-grandmother, she married
Hardy Bryant Dees and both are buried in the
Jerusalem Cem. Many, La.
That is my mother's, and my family line.
Matilda' brothers and sisters are great-grand aunt
and uncle's.
Thank you for your kindness. If you need
some of the family information, I'll help
you, my mom has all of their families information. thanks once again.
Added by J B Williams & T Slaydon ... on Aug 08, 2013 7:17 PM
J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams
I'm just going on my information passed down
to me within our family, Sky, that is all I have.

That is all I have to go on, the older members
of our family wrote this information down, way
before my time. I have just kept their information
for our family.

There were so many that had the fever, disease,
during that time in New Orleans. The one's that
contracted the disease, our family was told that
they kept those separate and buried them separate,
and even after the epidemic, closed the cemetery
and put a fence around it, to keep people out, for
fear of catching the disease.

I do thank you for the transfer and appreciate
your work and contribution.
Added by J B Williams & T Slaydon ... on Jul 21, 2013 10:43 AM
J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams
Linson B. Landrum 1823-april 19, 1865 died in
New Orleans, La. contracted smallpox, was
also given care before his death at Charity
Hospital and was buried in the hospital's cem.
Let me tell you how they got to New Orleans.
The Jones County, Miss. residents were opposed
to leaving the Union, in 1861. They voted at
the Secession Convention in Jackson, Miss.
376 to 24 against leaving the Union.
But the majority rule persuaded the delegate,
J.D. Powell to change his vote and many residents
asked him to leave or be hanged.
When the war broke out, Thomas, his brother's
Linson B. and William Landrum, and there nephew
John Williams all pledged to the Confederacy,
and joined all of them.
When the Union army arrived in the Jones County
area, many feared they would be shot or hanged
for pledging to the Confederacy, so the Union
sent General Maury's army to capture deserters
in Feb 1864.
Thomas, and his brother's Linson B., William,
a first cousin John Landrum, to evade capture
hid out in the swamps near the Leaf River before
heading to New Orleans. They enlisted at Fort Pike
on March 25, 1864 into Co. D of the 1st New Orleans Infantry, a Union Regiment.

This is where most
contracted the smallpox, whether union or confederate. The epidemic started in 1864 and

This is from our family records.

Added by J B Williams & T Slaydon ... on Jul 21, 2013 9:50 AM
J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams
My Families records, Linson B. Landrum was
a brother to Thomas Landrum, Thomas's children,
including his wife, Sarah Ann Crosby, Alexander,
Rebecca, Linson B., all died of smallpox in
New Orleans, La. Their home was near Wood's
Old Cotton Press on Canal Street.
When Sarah and their children arrive in N.O.
they contracted smallpox, and were given care in
the Charity Hospital, when they died they were
buried in the Charity Hospital Cem., which
was used for people who contracted the disease
at that time. While in New Orleans, there
was a nurse who helped and cared for Thomas'
remaining, children that survived. After Thomas'
service, in 1866, Thomas married Martha Jane
Johnson Britt, they were married in 1867 in
Jones County, Miss. They were already common-law
husband and wife, living together, 3 yrs before
1867. This is from my family history, records,
my source.
If you need me to keep going I can, no problem.

Added by J B Williams & T Slaydon ... on Jul 21, 2013 9:11 AM
Don & Evelyn McAninch
Curious if you are related through Don McAninch or his wife Evelyn?
Added by Rosalie on Jul 19, 2013 12:29 PM
Marshall and Mary McIntyre
RE: TSgt Edward W Broom
You are very welcome, we are happy to help!
Added by Marshall and Mary McIntyr... on Jun 04, 2013 2:46 PM
Thanks so much for the transfers!
Added by Rosalie on May 06, 2013 9:04 PM
Pearl Travis Billingsley
Thank you Ray for the info sent for Travis, it is very well appericated and has been applied.
A Friend
Added by Bonnie on May 01, 2013 8:53 AM
Harlan Svoboda
Sarah Reid
The extra info you provided for Sarah's memorial has been added. Let me know if you find any more memorials that need to be updated and I will be more than happy to do so.

Added by Harlan Svoboda on Mar 24, 2013 7:10 PM
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