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Patsy Gadberry (#48005194)
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Bio Photo The photo image is of my paternal grandmother whose facial features came down to me through my father. I have to think some unfortunate personality traits came that way also, as I find some in me that my father also shared. The sharing of her genetically transmitted intelligence I gladly own, however. Thank you, Grandma.

Genealogy, learning about my family and my family tree, has become a passion for me.

I have Littrells, Searses, and Silverses from my father's side who lived in Harlan, Whitley, Pulaski, and other nearby Kentucky counties. Some farmed in Oklahoma and mined coal in Harlan, Kentucky; Fork Ridge, Tennessee; McAlester, Oklahoma, and in the Shirley Hill mine in Sullivan County, Indiana.

On my mother's side Prevetts and Blackwells came from North Carolina, first settling in Randolph and Lawrence Counties in northeast Arkansas, with some moving on to Okfuskee, Okmulgee, and other exotic-sounding areas in Oklahoma, where they thrived and multiplied.

There are Morrises, Whites, and Westmorelands, who lived in Laclede and Moniteau Counties in Missouri, moving into Randolph County, Arkansas. They had previously resided in South Carolina, Texas, Illinois, Iowa, and Tennessee.

My relatives include Shipps and Drivers, who came from Missouri, and some of whom lived for a short while in the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma, where my paternal grandmother was born.

Their stories fascinate me.

I love exchanging information with family and anyone else who has an interest in learning more about their ancestors.

The information provided on the Find A Grave site continues to be very helpful to me. I like being able to track down where family members are buried, putting a finishing touch to their stories. I enjoy writing about as many of their lives as I can. I am still learning more about the people who came before me.

If you want to manage a memorial I have entered, please send a request for a transfer via the Edit button on the memorial site.

Please let me know of errors that need correcting or additions that need to be made. Thank you!
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Jan Miller
Malon Cummins
Hi Patsy! Thank you for sending the correction along re: changing his name from Cummings to Cummins. I should have noticed that myself! Appreciate the heads up!

Added by Jan Miller on Sep 20, 2016 9:06 PM
in memory of grandma
RE: James Forrest Birth year
Yes I saw Oct when I was looking today (yesterday), and I added that...

Note, I found their son Carter Harrison Forrest, and asked the owner to add his parents to his memorial...

Just out of curiosity, are James C Forrest & Mayberry Smith Forrest like brothers? I noticed that some records showed that Mayberry died in Spearville, Ford County, Kansas, yet he chose to be buried in Ellsworth. That makes me think they are perhaps brothers. (Note: I'm not paying member of Ancestry, so I only get to check out more details when I go to the public library and use ancestry library edition.)
Added by in memory of grandma on Aug 11, 2016 2:55 AM
in memory of grandma
James Forrest Birth year
As requested, I have accepted your birth year for James. When I created the memorial there was no headstone pictures to base it on...

Note, I will also go ahead and connect him to his wife Cora. I noticed that Cora is buried next to a James Alvin Forrest. Is that Cora & James Son?

Also with the knowledge of his wife, I will also go ahead and add the middle initial C and birth location of Ohio as was indicated on their census data from 1920 Ellsworth, KS when it was James, Cora, and one son named Carter.

Added by in memory of grandma on Aug 10, 2016 5:26 PM
lora-lee sinyard now Davis
RE: Help me to fine a grave please
thank you for helping me.
Added by lora-lee sinyard now Davi... on Jun 18, 2016 4:56 PM
Hunter Porter
Melvin Porter 1922
Hello, would you be able to transfer me Melvin Porters profile so I can manage it? He is my great grandpa.
Added by Hunter Porter on Jun 08, 2016 4:05 PM
M. E. Wayne Ridings
Thanks so much for allowing me to maintain her memorial!
Added by SonOfWetzel on Jun 02, 2016 8:47 AM
Betty Gregg Cupp
Harry Cupp
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the picture of the headstone of Harry Cupp.
Added by Betty Gregg Cupp on May 26, 2016 12:18 PM
RE: Sina A Hunter
The information I submitted for editing came from Mrs. Hunter's burial records at McNabb Funeral Home.
Added by JKHCCD on May 11, 2016 11:01 AM
Debbie Stamps
Harve Westmoreland
I just saw your information on Harvey Westmoreland on Find-a Grave. Harvey is my paternal great grandfather. I have been to the cemetery several times, but was always unsure if he was buried there even though his death certificate indicates it. I was wondering if you have any other info about Harvey. I have been only able to find a few things about him. MY email address is
Debbie Stamps
Added by Debbie Stamps on May 02, 2016 7:41 AM
RE: VanHook Cemeteries in Pulaski County, Kentucky
Thank you so much for the info! That certainly makes it challenging!

Added by Diane on Apr 09, 2016 3:10 AM
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