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
Phyllis Mitchell Sway (#47588699)
 member for 2 years, 7 months, 29 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I was born in Pulaski County, MO and grew up near Hancock. Some of the families on my father's side are: Mitchell and Roberts, Hamilton, Porter, Hancock, Routh, Claiborn(e), Lipscomb, Stewart, Wilson, Collard, Robertson and Cannon. My mother was a Richmond; her mother was a Payne and her maternal grandmother was a Cole. Her paternal grandmother was a Crismon from Maries County, MO. Other names on my mother's side are Eads, Morgan, Hughes, Simpson, Bilyeu, Carmack, Cagle and (maybe) Warren.

The Porters, including my great-grandmother Isaphenia, came to MO from Pike County, IL. Her parents, grandparents and great-grandfather James Howey are buried in the Porter Cemetery in Pulaski County near Hancock. I have visited some of their ancestors' graves in Pike County (Porter, Wilson, Cannon, Collard) at the Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill and the Blue River Cemetery near Detroit, IL.

I have also visited the grave of my 5th great grandfather named James Cannon (Revolutionary War soldier) in Elsberry, MO and a 4th great grandfather named David Robertson in Hugo Cemetery in Camden County, MO. David Robertson was in the War of 1812 (Battle of New Orleans), and his father Jesse Robertson was a Revolutionary War soldier. The Robertsons are the ancestors of my great-grandfather, Martin Mitchell.

 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 41 Memorials Added
 • 82 Memorials Managed
 • 89 Photos
 • 6 Photo Requests
 • 145 Virtual Flowers
 • 11 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 6 Friends
Virtual Cemeteries
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
booklover, Dawnmarie Cecor..., Juanita Sloan L..., Kathy Robinson, Randal A. Burd,..., Wanda
Messages left for Phyllis Mitchel... (15)[Leave Message]
Joseph Richmond

If you will send me your email address, I will send you a copy of the page[s] from the Maries Co Cemetery Book that shows "Mary F. Richmond", died Sept. 16 1893, aged 43 yrs. As Mary is buried in different Cemetery, it was our "assumption" that this was actually Joseph Richmond. Mrs. Mary Richmond paid the taxes on their property in 1890; and it is my opinion that Joseph either died before taxes were due or there were other circumstances such as sickness, etc. I can sent you the email for the Maries Co research room and they can check to see if they have any documentation as to why Mrs. Mary Richmond would pay the taxes instead of Joseph. My email is
Added by Wanda on Oct 11, 2013 11:11 AM
James Crismon
Has been linked to parents - Phyllis: if you would like to manage family members/memorials in this cemetery, just request. I am not related.
Added by Wanda on Oct 10, 2013 6:00 PM
Joe Chrisman
RE: Missouri Chrismans
Phyllis, thank you!
I was afriad I might get some negative feedback by creating the memorials, since I'm not 100% sure this is the cemetery they are buried in. I thought it was important to create the memorials so Chrisman desendants could make their connections.

Thanks again, Joe
Added by Joe Chrisman on Oct 10, 2013 9:46 AM
RE: Joseph Richmond - Jim Crismon Cemetery
Hi - Thanks for keeping in touch. Was the cemetery still in need of some TLC? I was concerned with some of the stones that were about to topple from their base. Wanda
Added by Wanda on Sep 11, 2013 12:11 PM
Randal A. Burd, Jr.
Directions to Porter Cemetery, Pulaski County, Missouri, USA
From Crocker you head out of town on 17 North towards Iberia. You travel 1.9 miles past the city limits sign and make a right on a gravel road named Beaumont Rd. Travel down Beaumont Road another 1.9 miles and you will come to a Barnard Rd. Take a left on Barnard Road and drive the remaining 1.6 miles until you get to the house my great grandfather, Grover Cleveland Smelcer, built in 1918. The Old Porter / Smelcer farm where Porter Cemetery is located is now owned by Gary and Barbara Becker. I'm told the cemetery gets awfully squishy after rain, so you'll want to keep that in mind.
Added by Randal A. Burd, Jr. on Jan 02, 2013 12:52 PM
Kathy Robinson
Lydia Sinklear
I obtained a much better photograph of Lydia Cannon Sinklear's tombstone and placed it on her memorial today. It's amazing what a difference sun position can make!
Added by Kathy Robinson on Nov 17, 2012 6:07 PM
Kathy Robinson
RE: Lydia Cannon Sinklear
Hi Phyllis,
Yes, I finally made it to Sapp Cemetery.....there are a ton of broken and buried stones up there. We found around 20 broken stones and I will get them on Findagrave in a few days (I'm trying to finish up my work in another cemetery before super cold weather sets in) - the only Collard we found was Mary, and she had an impressive burial site. The photo of Lydia Sinklear's stone isn't very good, but I will be going back and I will take a better one next time.
My dad and a friend went with me to the cemetery and my friend is gung-ho on finding all the stones we can up there.....there are a bunch of briars we need to clear out and we are trying to figure out who owns the land so we can get permission first.

Hang in there.....hopefully, we will find all the early Pleasant Hill pioneers who are buried there! It would be awesome to be able to restore that cemetery. We found 5 tombstones that were buried deep underground and didn't make the cemetery lists done in the 1930's or the 1970's.....I'm sure there are many more!

Added by Kathy Robinson on Nov 04, 2012 7:25 PM
RE: Infant Graves St. Peter & Paul Cemetery
Buries at the St. Louis Archdiocese cemeteries can be found at this link: A lot indicated as 00PG is a public area and burials are in chronological order, as received.

Because the maps for Sts. Peter & Paul are so poor, I have spent the last 3 years photographing the stones at the cemetery, section-by-section. All 3 Szychowski children are in Sec. 10N, which I have completely photographed and entered. Sec. 10N is not hard to find, but their exact location can not be determined.

I, too, have infant relatives in this section, so it is the first one I photographed. Mine don't have stones either.
Added by Katie on Jul 24, 2012 7:02 PM
Joseph Richmond
Thank you - I've looked and looked, and the only Joseph Richmond that I found was previously married. Not enough info to say he was your ancestor. Do you have complete obits of their children? Sometimes, they will say when the father died. One researcher has Joseph dying in Iowa in 1941. This may not be reliable as "foot Stone" in cemetery shows J. R. There may be an "Administrator's" document in Maries Co if he died without making a will. Have you tried to contact the Maries Co Society? Wanda
Added by Wanda on Jul 21, 2012 4:58 PM
Kathy Robinson
Lydia Cannon Collard Thurman Sinklear
Thank you for providing me with the links to her parents.....I welcome any and all information I can add to my memorials.

Thank you again,
Kathy Robinson
Added by Kathy Robinson on Jul 18, 2012 10:11 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service