|Mary Kirby (#47060304)|
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I am an avid genealogist concentrating primarily upon the Kirby surname and whomever the females in that family married. I have worked from my immediate family back to Richard Kirby and Sarah Small from Tennessee and am now working forward from each of their children to the present, a daunting task as my ancestors tended to be very prolific!|
My interest in cemeteries started right before I was supposed to retire from the Air Force in 2001 when I took my father to Scottsboro, Alabama to see where his father and grandfather were from and visit his great grandfather's grave. The cemetery where his great grandfather is buried was neglected and in very sad condition. We decided we'd go back there armed with a lawn mower and weedeater and take care of that cemetery at the next opportunity. 9/11 happened so I didn't get out of the Air Force when planned and then one thing after another kept us from going back. Last summer we had planned to revisit the cemetery and do what we could to preserve it. Daddy's health didn't allow us to do that and his death this past September ensured that the two of us would never be able to. I understand now that it may be too late to help that cemetery as loggers have pretty much destroyed it completely. That is very sad considering how long those tombstones had been around (all early and mid 1800's many had even withstood a war) and I am even more grateful for the pictures of them I took when daddy and I were there. Now I'm taking pictures of tombstones for two reasons, one being the obvious, searching for data on ancestors and two being the preservation of history.
Feel free to download any gravestone pictures I have taken and posted.
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Thank you for adding his parents links.
Added by msmithee on Dec 08, 2013 1:08 PM
|acybersleuth||RE: Toon/Burchfield graves in Greenlawn|
Mary, thank you so much for your help and information, and for the search link.
That marriage information for Alice (Iola) Arnett Toon to a Williams was new to me.
Actually, Maggie was married one other time. Her Census records say this first marriage, probably to the Benton, was when she 14; so would have been around 1890.
She was a Smith by birth, on the "Creek by Blood" Dawes rolls as Maggie Arnett, daughter of Jim ("Little Jim") Smith and Delphine Marshall;
and she is on earlier Creek census data as "Maggie Smith".
Family lore says that Maggie was the direct descendent of a Smith who was one of main Muskogee Creek treaty negotiaters with Washington (probably ((Captain)) James M. C. Smith)...
|acybersleuth||Toon/Burchfield graves in Greenlawn|
I have a question about two Greenlawn memorials that you did for "Find a Grave": #76184844 for Alice I. Toon (also on same stone as her husband, Owen); and Maggie Burchfield, #76182778.
I am wondering if you remember if these graves were anywhere near each other? Or if there were any graves very near to Maggie Burchfield?
Trying to find out if this Maggie is Alice Toon's mother. She is the only Burchfield buried in Greenlawn, and I have found a reference to a late-life marriage for her.
Lezlie Clemons (in NC)
|Barbara Tynes Claiborne||Re: Kirby Cemetery, Scottsboro Alabama|
I am outraged! I looked at the other photos of Kirby Cemetery, which is just a couple of hours drive from my home in Tennessee. The cemetery appears to be on a power line. I'll look into what can be done to protect it. You know they made a big deal in Scottsboro about the fellow who buried his wife in his front yard - that bodies by law had to be buried in registered cemeteries. Yet this is how cemeteries are honored? Barbara Tynes Claiborne 47704197
|Barbara Tynes Claiborne||Lilla Mae Lyle Wright|
Your memorial of her has made the family search much easier. Thank you. Her obituary is confirmation that her sister Agnes Lyle (Plater) (Sommers) married Norval Isom Sommers after they were both widowed! Would you give me permission to use the photo of her obituary on my Ancestry tree site? Oklahoma records are so scarce, we must rely on Findagrave volunteers like you for information. You provide an immense service. Barbara Tynes Claiborne 44704197
|Warren Eastright||Norman Turner 69031578|
Morning Mary, Thanks for the photo of Norman.
|montana||RE: Alfred Rouell|
Thank you so much! It's nice to have the family back together again. His memorial looks great! Very much appreciated.
Added by montana on Oct 09, 2013 8:19 PM
Thanks for the info
Will you please transfer memorial #78681646 to me. Dorothy is my family member on my mothers side. Thank you! Aimee
Added by Aimee on Sep 22, 2013 6:16 PM
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Are you formerly, Mary Kay Kirby of OKC, in your childhood. Betty H
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