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Michael Kerley (#47511613)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family for about 3 years now and I have found great information.

Paternal Grandparents: Chester Lee Kerley and Emma Gertrude Ragsdale

Maternal Grandparents: Willie Mitchell Brannen and Blanche Williams

Dad's Paternal Grandparents: John Amzy Kerley and Elizabeth Missouri Harris

Dad's Maternal Grandparents: James Henry Ragsdale and Omie Elizabeth Terry

Mom's Paternal Grandparents: Edmon Whaley Brannen and Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Hendrix

Mom's Maternal Grandparents: Richard Fred "Fed" Williams and Annie Minerva Jones

Thanks to Google's News Archives, I was able to find my great grandfather John Amzy Kerley's obit. It was listed in the Free Lance-Star from November 3, 1952. It stated that he had passed away that day and I was able to give my father the information he has sought for so long.
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JoAnn HAGANS Harris
Thomas Jones
Thanks for info on his place of death. I added your comments and included you as contributor.

Added by JoAnn HAGANS Harris on Jun 12, 2016 6:22 PM
Lesley Ragsdale
William Aaron Ragsdale
I also just remembered that in addition the siblings you just listed, there was also another older half brother from John's frist wife named William Aaron Ragsdale.
Added by Lesley Ragsdale on Mar 24, 2015 12:15 PM
Lesley Ragsdale
James Ragsdale
Thanks for the response. Your response on middle names for James Henry's siblings is quite helpful because I only had initials for some of them. Ransom Marion Ragsdale was my great grandfather. From other records I have penned down the likely time of death for John William Ragsdale to between 1910 and 1917 in either Cass or Morris counties and am planning to dig around in some newspaper archives at some future point to see if I can locate an obituary. I would be interested in the obituary you have for Ella Ragsdale. My email address is

Thanks again!
Added by Lesley Ragsdale on Mar 24, 2015 11:09 AM
Lesley Ragsdale
James Henry Ragsdale
I am searching for the gravestone (or any sort of death record) of my great-great grandfather John William Ragsdale. I believe James Henry Ragsdale was his son. I was curious if you have any idea where such a record might be. I believe he died between 1910 and 1917 in the vicinity of Cass or Morris Counties.
Added by Lesley Ragsdale on Mar 23, 2015 6:25 PM
Nicole Rogers Wiebe ♥
Re: Elizabeth Missouri Harris Kerley Ryburn
Hi Michael, if I have figured it correctly your great-grandmother Elizabeth Missouri Harris Kerley Ryburn was the daughter of my 2nd great grand uncle Jayson Johnson Harris and his first wife Estella May Landers and that is why I left the flower on her memorial. :)

Jayson's sister Nora was my great, great grandmother and they were both children of James C. Harris & Rachel Elizabeth Adaline Rutherford. Does any of this sound familar?
Added by Nicole Rogers Wiebe ϖ... on Feb 02, 2013 9:39 AM

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