Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Tom West (#47454172)
 member for 3 years, 4 months, 20 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo Live in Southwest Florida. Native to Desoto County Florida
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 32 Memorials Added
 • 87 Memorials Managed
 • 58 Photos
 • 17 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 4 Virtual Flowers
 • 9 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 9 Friends
Virtual Cemeteries
Bell (7)
Brown, Sims,Burch,Herring... (65)
Dickerson (37)
Gentry (16)
Marchant (12)
Martin (10)
Robinson (19)
West (15)
Wittbecker (20)
Find A Grave Friends
Bonnie Sisson M..., Bren, Dorothy Sunday, Faye Mercer, Granny Moss 2, Hal Lewis, Helen Farrell, Merle Y. Keeley, William Sanders
Messages left for Tom West (11)[Leave Message]
Maher Family
RE: Frank G Wittbecker
Tom I have sent and outline of descendants to your gmail with no response and have called and you were going to email me but no response. Sorry I could not be of more help but I have no idea what I'm supposed to help with. Good Luck with whatever you are looking for.
Added by Maher Family on Jun 01, 2014 2:02 PM
Hal Lewis
RE: Arcadia , Fl.
Yes, Tom, I was born in Arcadia in 1966 when most of my family was still living there. My grandparents (Halley & Cola Lewis) then moved to Tallahassee when he went to work for the Attorney General, and my parents followed them up here. Your friend, my Uncle John, is currently an attorney in Fort Myers:

Added by Hal Lewis on Apr 14, 2014 12:14 AM
Maher Family
RE: Frank G Wittbecker
Please don't use Find A Grave use my email, Find A Grave seems to take forever.
Added by Maher Family on Apr 13, 2014 4:38 PM
Maher Family
RE: Frank G Wittbecker
Check your gmail
Added by Maher Family on Mar 15, 2014 12:13 AM
Maher Family
Frank G Wittbecker
My GGGrandfather was Fredrick Emil Wittbecker of Freeport, Il brother to Wilhelm August Wittbecker B.29 Apr 1857 in Schlangen, Lippe~Detmold, Germany and eight other siblings whose father was Johann Friedrich Klaus Wittbecker. Wilhelm was the only one that moved from Freeport. Was surprised to read that Johann Friedrich Klaus Wittbecker was a tin smith, was listed as a farmer on the ship records.

My email is
Added by Maher Family on Mar 03, 2014 7:12 PM
Anna Shins

In case I forgot to thank you, I wanted to let you know that your photo for Anna and Hy Shins at Lee Memorial Park is sincerely appreciated.

Added by Margaret on Mar 08, 2013 2:31 PM
Bonnie Sisson Manning
More on David & Washington Brown
I just found mention of David M. and Washington Brown in CC Davenport's Looking Backwards - A Memoir of Morehouse Parish which was written at the turn of the century. I'll get a copy out in the mail to you.

Bonnie Sisson Manning
701 S. Woods Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Added by Bonnie Sisson Manning on Mar 17, 2012 2:55 AM
Bonnie Sisson Manning
Alex Brown, David Sims & David Sims Brown
Hello Tom
Happy to transfer to you Alex Brown, David M. Brown and Washington Brown.

I've looked through the indexes of both volumes of Known Burials of Morehouse Parish and have NOT found David Sims or David Sims Brown. Or anyone with those initials. I find no Herrings, either.

I've made a site for every Sims listed in Known Burials since I'm kin in a round about way, too.

You might be interested in getting a copy of Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey's "Bartholomew's Song: A Bayou Heritage" from I see some Browns, Herrings and Sims listed in it - although none that you have mentioned. I've found many clues in it. Frankly, it will take me months if not years to get through this book.

I don't yet have any burial history from the surrounding parishes.

From what I understand, many markers and records for the Old Bastrop Cemetery have been destroyed. Slowly the newspaper obits of Morehouse Parish are being worked on by a gal named Lora Peppers at the Ouachita Parish Library. I hope Lora eventually finds something for all of us.

Will happily look for anyone else for you.

Bonnie Sisson Manning
701 S. Woods Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Added by Bonnie Sisson Manning on Mar 17, 2012 2:48 AM
Beatrice Bennett
Jennie Pearce
Hi Tom. Since Jennie and her son are related to you, I've transferred their memorials to you. I believe Family should be with Family.

Have a nice weekend...Bea.
Added by Beatrice Bennett on Mar 16, 2012 7:32 PM
Hazen Cannon
Thanks very much for the lovely photo of Hazen Cannon's marker at Lee Memorial Park.
Added by EllieKB on Jan 17, 2012 8:09 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service