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Karen (#46979412)
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I am researching several families. Paternal(Beckner, Brooks, Davis, Kemp, Middleton). Maternal (Cloyd, Joliffe, McIlvaine, Ray, Stalcup). Almost all these families were early settlers in America mostly settling beween GA and DE. Later to TN and KY to s MO and then on to OK and TX. The exceptions would be the Kemps and Middletons who moved from GA across AL, MS LA and then on to TX. I am struggling to find the biological mother of Perlina Jane Cloyd (married William Riley Stalcup and buried at Whitesboro TX), born on April 8, 1830. I know she was the daughter of John William Cloyd. His wife Mary "Polly" O'Banion was born no earlier than 1816 and therefore couldn't be the mother of the older five children all born no later that 1833. Mary was definitely married to John William Cloyd and she and her family were well aquainted with these older children. Perlina's full siblings are Rachel, Elizabeth Ann, Thomas Jefferson and possibly Cynthia Caroline.
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RE: Gilbert Wayne Ray
I'm confused. The Gilbert Wayne Ray that you gave the memorial for, I didn't enter. I would have to maintain that memorial, which I don't, to add a parent. But I did enter Lois, but I can't put her as Wayne's mother.

Added by sue on Oct 30, 2014 9:34 PM
re henry brooks
thank you so verym much for the information.. pattyg
Added by PATRICIA K. GRUETTER on Mar 07, 2014 7:39 PM
RE: Gilbert Wayne Ray 1926-1992
Hello Karen,
I am sorry but I don't have any additional information.

Added by Johnny on Sep 22, 2013 10:10 PM
Pam Witherow
RE: Greek, Mexico
Karen, thank you so much for asking me to review the word on the rock--I believe you are correct. I took the picture--but apparently didn't LOOK at the picture!! I went off of what a gentleman had written years ago.

Now--can you recommend how I should list this and explain about "Creek". You have told me a little about how it was railroad "lingo". I would like to make it sound good, but I am not very good with words.

I keep hoping that railroad families will read Find A Grave--I was told that years before I got into working on our church cemetery and Find A Grave that folks came through looking for where they were told a family member had been buried in the church cemetery--he, too, was a railroad worker. I found that gentlemans death certificate and have it posted. Back when his family came through no one knew where or what his name was, just knew that a RR laborer had been been buried there. So, my hope is that someone will find Find A Grave and find the lost family member. I know we don't know who "Creek" is, but I still would like to give him a proper bio.

Thank you so much for your help!
Added by Pam Witherow on Feb 02, 2013 9:26 PM
Brookie Stalcup
Perkins Cloyd Stalcup
Karen, did you find out who Perlina's mother was? I live in Cumberland County. Have you tried the death certificates of her siblings? I wish there was someway I could help. My husband descends from Isaac, Isaac B., George, Carvin, William Stalcup. He doesn't do genealogy but I have worked on many families for years.
Brookie Williams Stalcup
Added by Brookie Stalcup on Jan 16, 2013 4:23 AM
RE: Mrs. Bird - Keenan Cemetery
Hello. Sorry about the delay in replying due to the holidays and company. No, I am not related to Darthula Rosalee Myers Bird. I live near Keenan Cemetery and love going there to walk around. I decided to take photos of all the existing markers to upload to the cemetery list but haven't gotten around to getting them all taken care of since I need to resize them first. I would then look at death certificates to see if there's more that could help fill in the blanks on that individual to make them more complete as much as I could. I wish I have relatives buried here but my parents moved here in mid 1960s from Dallas. I consider Farmers Branch my true home as I've lived here the longest. I wish I could help you fill in more on your folks. You can ask Bill Robinson to see if he will transfer her (and her husband's) pages to you to add more information to. Then perhaps someone out there will see her page and contact you with more information, especially if they're also related to her.
Added by Lemstar97 on Jan 04, 2013 8:02 PM
Frank Everett
Sarah Ellen Beckner Kemp
I sent a message to Lynda Duncan Miles
to link Sarah Ellen Beckner Kemp with her parents.

Added by Frank Everett on Aug 02, 2012 7:54 AM
Peyton Hurt
Karen thank you for the picture, Holly
Added by Anonymous on Oct 23, 2010 8:01 AM
R. Hofmann
Thank you
Looks like it was a beautiful day in Mo. Thanks for taking part of it to search for Frances' stone!
Added by R. Hofmann on Oct 23, 2010 4:52 AM
RE: Wrixham and Roana Joliffee McIlvain
Hello, I'm glad to transfer them to you as your are related and there is no link to me. I wish you luck in finding the others you mention in your profile. take care!!
Added by jphil090855 on Apr 04, 2010 11:41 AM
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