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Pooh Bear (#46964704)
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Bio Photo I am currently researching the Brooks family in and around Claiborne County, Tennessee, Bell County, Kentucky and Lee County, Virginia. If I have created a memorial of your relatives and they are more closely related to you and to me, please let me know. I will be happy to transfer the memorial to you.
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John marsee
Ellen Liford
This is my grandmother on my mother's side (Bertha Marsee)
Added by John marsee on Nov 08, 2015 11:22 AM
Carol Hopper Bader
Bill & Ruby Hopper
Thank you for sharing your pictures of Ruby and Bill Hopper's headstone and portrait. We certainly appreciate your time, kindness, & generosity.
Added by Carol Hopper Bader on Apr 19, 2015 10:08 AM
Lori Kessler
Thank you
Thank you for taking the time to go and take a photo of Kelburn Edwards grave marker. It was very kind of you!
Added by Lori Kessler on Apr 05, 2015 9:33 AM
Armstead Brooks
Hello Becky, a while back you sent me some information on Thomas & Catherine Brooks, who are the parents of my Grand-mother Ella Ann Brooks Leach. I think you mentioned that Catherine is the daughter of Armstead Brooks. Is that correct or is Thomas the son of Armstead? If you ever find the time, I would love to hear from you. Thanks, Jean.
Added by RoxღEd~aka~Moongrav... on Feb 28, 2015 3:46 PM
Spaceman Spiff
Blankenship / Brooks
Hi, Pooh Bear.
I recently noticed that you had provided some information to Edie Doepel regarding Lizzie Brooks, whose memorial is #28356297. (Edie just transferred the memorial to me, and I've now added Lizzie's full name: Matilda Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Dickerson) Blankenship Brooks. I'm wondering: Are you related to the family, too? (Lizzie's first husband Columbus Blankenship was my great-granduncle). I see you have a virtual cemetery called "Brooks family" so perhaps your connection is through the Brooks'. But I was intrigued to see that you knew that Lizzie was Henry B. Blankenship's mother and Columbus Blankenship's wife (before she married Lewis Brooks). If you are related to the Blankenships I'd love to correspond and share info with you. I'm also wondering if you know where Columbus is buried?
Thank you so much.

Added by Spaceman Spiff on Oct 29, 2013 8:08 PM
Darrell G. Waddell
RE: Thanks Pooh Bear!!
Yep, I assume we are indeed cousins in several ways. I have my genealogy online here:

Also, email me at and I can send you some photos of Charlie and Laura if you like.

Added by Darrell G. Waddell on Jul 11, 2013 11:26 AM
Darrell G. Waddell
Thanks Pooh Bear!!
I've link Charlie and Laura to my grandfather Frank Davidson. Amazingly, I remember my great-grandmother Laura, but I was too young to comprehend that she was an actual relative, she lived next to one of my great-aunts and would always walk over (about 30 steps away) whenever were went down there on vacation and visited with everyone. (I live in Louisville).

Darrell Waddell
Added by Darrell G. Waddell on Jul 09, 2013 5:58 PM
Brooks family
Hello Pooh Bear,

It looks as if you have done a great deal of work on the Brooks family in and around Claiborne County. My dad, Kenneth Albert Brooks (1913-1983) was from there. His dad was John William Brooks (1880-1950) and his mom was Dora Dean Baker Brooks (1883-1952). They are buried in the Cottrell-Johnson cemetery in Harrogate, Tenn.

Have you done any work that might help me get further back in the Brooks line with any certainty? I have my great-granddad as James A. Brooks, but I can't swear to any of that!

Thank you,

Marsha Brooks Guerard
Added by MGuerard on May 24, 2013 10:08 AM
Grace Younglove Hudson
Promer Sumpter.
I posted your information,however I did not change the death date as the marker states 1999.
Thank you for your information.
Posted 4 May 2013


Birth date/place February 20, 1923 Harlan County, Kentucky
Death date/place February 18, 1991 Highland County, Florida
Added by Grace Younglove Hudson on May 04, 2013 5:59 AM
Linda McNiel
RE: Charlie Venable
I have not found his burial spot as of yet. Keep hoping I will run into some documentation. Will keep your e-mail so I can let you know if I find anything.

Added by Linda McNiel on Apr 12, 2013 8:33 PM
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