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Mary Lois (#47206876)
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I live in Central Illinois and am willing to help with requests for pictures or research from this area near Springfield, IL. Please let me know if you spot any inaccuracies on any of the memorials that I manage.

My Research interests:
1) John Pierce b. 1776 in Tennessee, son of rev. war vet. James Pearce (aka Pierce)and his wife Margaret Dungan and their relatives and ancestors

2) Robert David Early b. 1779 and his wife Elizabeth Buchanan Dryden and their ancestors and relatives

3) John Murray Smith b.1866 in Tennessee and d. 1956 North Carolina and his 1st. wife Manda Haithcock (?)b. abt 1865 and died in N.C. between 1900-1905 and their ancestors and relatives

4)Andrew Jackson Gibson b. 1822 North Carolina and his wife, Ruth Ellen Rickman 1827-1900 and their ancestors and relatives including Vernons.

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Joanne T
RE: Many Thanks for the pictures
Happy to do it! Done!

Added by Joanne T on Mar 14, 2015 10:22 AM
RE: Thanks for Laughlin picture and question
Hi Mary,

I'm sorry, but I can't give you directions, as I've never been there. The photo is by Mary Siler (I got it from the internet). You can't see the attribution unless you click on the photo. Because I didn't create the cemetery or memorial, I can't change them either.

From a distant relative -
"We found him (Thomas and Elizabeth) outside of Williamsburg, Whitley Co., Ky. The gravesite is really the Berry plot. It ís on top of a hill, on private land. I visited with the Librarian at the gen. section of the library." Perhaps the librarian will know the location. I hope you fine it.

Added by ManxCat on Feb 24, 2015 11:27 AM
Jamie Neal Holt
RE: Vernon Cemetery in Ayersville
The information came from the Genealogy Society of Rockingham & Stokes Counties, NC. I am a member and you might want to consider joining. There are several Volumes of cemetery records for both counties and that is where I obtained my information. I descend from John Wilkins through his son Thomas Wilkins. Thomas is my 4x great grandfather. Are you a direct descendant of John's daughter Nancy Wilkins Vernon?
Added by Jamie Neal Holt on Dec 13, 2014 8:52 AM
David Clay
RE: John Murray Smith
Thank you for adding the John's photo.
Added by David Clay on Dec 01, 2014 8:37 AM
Karen Farris
Family Relations
We are related through my SEARS branch and also my KING branch.

Found a photo of Robert Alexander Early's 100th birthday celebration in the KY Explorer SEP 2004 issue. Here is a link:

Added by Karen Farris on Nov 13, 2014 1:47 PM
Karen Farris
RE: Mary Pierce
Mary Lois,

I do live in Corbin. I will see if I can find an obit for your great grandfather.

Do you have an email?

My email:

Added by Karen Farris on Nov 13, 2014 12:53 PM
Karen Farris
Corbin, KY
Mary...are you the Mary Pierce that lived for a while in Corbin, Laurel Co., KY? I went to school at Felts and then Lily.
Added by Karen Farris on Nov 10, 2014 10:13 PM
Janet Hickman
RE: Samuel Stutzman message
Someone emailed me about it. So I sent you an email. I don't know why he didn't connect you. Thank you.
Added by Janet Hickman on Oct 09, 2014 4:01 PM
Janet Hickman
Samuel Stutzman
findagrave #114019693. Your memorial is not correct.
Added by Janet Hickman on Oct 06, 2014 6:44 PM
Jerry Stockton
Mary Lois, along with a few others I am researching the Pierce, Varnell, Clark and Stockton families of early Sevier County, Tennessee. Please send me an email if you are interested. Jerry Stockton at
Added by Jerry Stockton on Sep 09, 2014 11:25 AM
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