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Leslie Pierce Royce (#47146854)
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Bio Photo I began my research in 1977. I loved hearing about my family from my Granny who was from Jefferson Co., Ms.; my grandfather was from Copiah Co., Ms.She would invite us over when someone came to her house in Texas from Mississippi. I remembered the surnames; FURR, SMITH, PIERCE, SAXON and CALLENDER to name a few. I listened to her stories. When I began my research, she was still alive. I went back to Texas & visited her. My cousin Carl Pierce & I recorded her life story in 1979. We went through a box of old photos. All grandmother's have boxes of old photos! She was an inspiration. I will be forever grateful. She died in 1985 at age 98. I visit my families' cemeteries and take photos when I can. One eventful trip to Mississippi in 2001 was very productive.

My maternal grandmother was of Spanish & Cajun families from Louisiana. Among those surnames are MIGUEZ, ROMERO, AMY, BROUSSARD, LOIGNON, ETIE & DARTES. She lived until 1995 & also died at age 98. She wrote and told me much as well. She married TURNER & FREDERICK, so those surnames also.

Lately, I have been prompted to post the additional grave locations of my deceased husband whose family surnames are KELLY, GREEN, GILSTRAP, ADCOX, LOCKABY & SHERIFF; all being from the Pickens County area of South Carolina.

My current spouse's names are among my newest include:ROYCE,ALEXANDER,CHALFANT,CASE,DOYLE,
BLASKA & GRIFFIN. Those families were from Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, Connecticut, New Hampshire & Tennessee & Mississippi.

Most of the memorials you see are my ancestors. Please feel free to email me with any corrections. My goal is to leave a lasting legacy for future generations by passing on accurate information. You may copy any photos I contributed here to share with your family. If related to me; contact me. I have a large database with all my relatives in it. Over 30,000+.

My heartfelt appreciation to those who have created memorials or taken pictures of my family members.

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Larry W. McAlister
RE: Daniel & Sarah Black Kelly
I personally thank you for the transfer of Daniel Calloway and Sarah Black Kelly. Since they are kin to your husband, I will take care of their memorials.
Added by Larry W. McAlister on Mar 20, 2015 6:01 PM
Rose Moszer
Hi Leslie, got another sibling connected.
Added by Rose Moszer on Mar 18, 2015 8:55 PM
NW Mountain Man
RE: Thompson/Emanuel
No, Thank You......It just confused me. Thanks for letting me know.
Added by NW Mountain Man on Mar 17, 2015 8:45 PM
Clinton Slayton
Addie & Mattie
Thank you! There are so many Mattie Lockabys that I will have to sort that out, none of the Matties in Mt Pisgah are buried as Singletons.
I will have to find such a marriage and figure out which she belongs to.
Mattie b 1869 is a dau bur as Lockaby, and Mattie b 1873 is 2nd wife of Geo W Lockaby.
Added by Clinton Slayton on Mar 06, 2015 6:13 PM
Clinton Slayton
Ambrose Lockaby
Thanks so much for this transfer. This man mar into my extended family and he and his wife Orphy Martha Slatton had at least 9, so the hunt is on for his children and wife in cems and other records.
Added by Clinton Slayton on Mar 06, 2015 5:05 PM
Jane Ireland
William War
There is no marker for William War. We believe it is possible that in 1865 it would have been of wood.
I am so sorry.

Added by Jane Ireland on Feb 20, 2015 1:44 PM
Kathleen Clemence
RE: Avegno
You are welcome!

And I will keep my eye out for anymore Avegno family members that I might be able to find.

Added by Kathleen Clemence on Feb 15, 2015 5:51 PM
Kathleen Clemence
RE: Avegno
Hi Leslie,

Obtained quite a few cemetery records the other day and have added several Avegno's in St Louis #2. However, did not find anything on Lucy - sorry.

Added by Kathleen Clemence on Feb 14, 2015 10:34 PM
RE: Natchez City Cemetery
you're very welcome
Added by RUBY CARMAN on Jan 29, 2015 5:28 AM
Kathleen Clemence
RE: Avegno/New Orleans
Glad to help Leslie - I'll see what else I can find on who's buried in the tomb and let you know - thanks!

Added by Kathleen Clemence on Jan 21, 2015 6:16 PM
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