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LABG (#48113547)
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When your mother is the youngest child to survive of 8 & you come along as the youngest child of 7 for each parent & you are the only one left, you inherit photos from the 1800's & 1900's & some pretty amazing stories & knowledge!

Having had the privilege of knowing several generations of both sides of my family (& their friends) & hearing stories from people who fought in WW1 & WW2 & stories from older people who told of waiting until Red River froze-over & taking saws & cutting blocks of ice from it & packing the ice in straw in root cellars & having the ice last til April! How cool is that? How many in my generation know a similar story? Or how many have helped their grandmother churn her own butter after you first milked the cow...when you're a city girl? And, who out there has a butter mold that a freed slave hand-carved for their great-great-grandmother...& heard the story from her daughter before this daughter died @ 92 in 1962?

So, even though it's sad for everyone to be gone, I feel blessed with all the events & stories that they shared with me & all of the truly fascinating characters whom I have had the privilege to know!

I hope that I can share photos & some family knowledge so that "they" will not be lost!


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Vicki Bishop
RE: Many E-Mails Coming
Thank you so much! You are the one that was doing the grave project. I remember now...thank you so much for the kind stories of Bertha I wish I had known her. I will meet her in heaven.
There was one other child that Cyrus and Sarah had that I cannot find and he is Charlie A Brown. Such a common name has stumped me. Have you heard of what happened to him? I so very much appreciate your sharing what you know with me.
Hugs to you!
Added by Vicki Bishop on Mar 17, 2015 2:34 AM
Vicki Bishop
Arthur Brown
Can you remind me again how you are related to the Browns? I am having trouble getting Bert and Emma's records straight. And I am having trouble finding where Mattie Brown McDaniel got off to can't find her after 1920 in Fannin Co. Do you know anything about any of them?
Added by Vicki Bishop on Mar 16, 2015 10:56 PM
Vicki Bishop
RE: Horses & Arthur (Buck) Brown
Thanks, Lynda, I wondered if this was you. I have found Arthur's brother Burn and a picture of him this week things in the Brown family search are starting to break open. Find a grave sites have really helped a lot.

Nice to run into you again.

Added by Vicki Bishop on Mar 16, 2015 10:54 PM
Vicki Bishop
Arthur Brown
P.S. Calvin Edwin Brown is Arthur's older brother. : )
Added by Vicki Bishop on Mar 16, 2015 3:41 AM
Vicki Bishop
Arthur Brown
Would you please email me I am related to Calvin Edwin Brown he is my GGrandfather. His son JC Brown my Grandfather just before he died told me a story of raising horses for the war. I have tried to figure out what that story was about and I am hoping you might know.

Vicki Pennington Bishop
Added by Vicki Bishop on Mar 15, 2015 9:57 AM
Lelia Sinclair Baldassari
G.W. Grayson
HI nancy,
I see you are very active here and I appreciate all of your work. I am a third great grand-daughter of GW Grayson (1803-1887). Like Dan Grayson (below) I have been researching him for a long time and a lot of the things you wrote in your little box on his Find-a-Grave help me in a great way. I have had so much difficulty finding records of any divorces and most of his marriages as well as not being able to find any sort of birth or death record. If you have any of these actual sources, I would be soooooo grateful to have a copy.
Thanks so much. My email address is
Lelia Baldassari in Nashville, TN
Added by Lelia Sinclair Baldassari on Mar 10, 2015 7:55 AM
Daniel E. Grayson
RE: George W. Grayson
Hello, I am replying to your inquiry regarding George W, grayson. He was my GG grandfather. To the best of my knowledge he divorced Sarah sometime around 1855. This would have been unusual at the time but their children were grown. He moved to Kansas Territory and farmed near Oskalossa. He married Nancy Crone, she died, then he married Elizabeth Rowe, my GG grandmother. I think Sarah went to Montana with one of her children. Note that George and Sarah were probably somewhat upscale at the time. George had quite a bit of land in Missouri and owned several slaves. Rumor is that if it got too civilized in an area he migrated west. He and Sarah migrated from eastern Kentucky in the 1830s with other members of her family. I visited the Platte County Missouri trying to find divorce papers but found that the original courthouse had burned, they may have been destroyed then. Hope this helps,
Dan Grayson
Stafford, VA (born in Kansas)
Added by Daniel E. Grayson on Jan 10, 2015 1:48 AM
Robert H
Lucy Ellington Hendrick
I too am a GGGG grandson of Jerusha Fowlkes Ellington through her daughter Lucy Ellington Hendrick. My G grandfather was the grandson of Jerusha & the youngest of 10 children born (1848) over 20 years. My grandfather was 46 when my father was born. I have copies of letters written by Lucy's husband when he was living in KY after Lucy's death. (His children & second wife remained in GA.)

You have done great work her on Find A Grave. Willing to correspond if you wish. My email address available under my Find A Grave profile.
Added by Robert H on Jan 04, 2015 5:36 PM
Scottie Finney
RE: Annie, Charlie, & Raymond Bond
I made a memorial for Charlie too with a photo.
Added by Scottie Finney on Dec 20, 2014 1:23 PM
Mary Douglass
Gabriel Fowlkes I & II
I would like to correspond with you concerning our joint ancestors Gabriel Fowlkes I, the immigrant and his son Gabriel Fowlkes, II, who married Elizabeth Jefferies and Ursula.
Mary Clement Douglass, Salina, KS
Added by Mary Douglass on Nov 01, 2014 9:35 AM
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