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Debra Seargent Overby (#48131974)
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Bio Photo Preserving the past for the future!!

Right now, this isn't a "big deal" to my kids-- but I hope someday they will have the same passion I do to "hold on" and preserve the history of our family.

I started searching my family's history aggressively in 1996. My parents and I would always visit the old Wilson Cemetery in Coal County, OK every time my cousins came to visit from California. My earliest memory of the cemetery was 1974 at my great-grandfather's grave (John R Gray). We travelled all over Lehigh, Clarita and Coalgate with the cousins and my dad's brothers/sister to visit the places they were born and grew up. We would stay with Lillie & Ralph Stubblefield who was my grandmother Lena's niece - they were always our tour guides. They loved to tell the old stories and memories. I will never forget being at their house the day Elvis died. We would also visit with the Lampkins and Horns because my father (Joseph Seargent) had many fond memories with those cousins growing up.

My father died in 2008 and since that time I've become more determined to preserve and hold on to the past of my ancestors.

Debbie
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Photo request for Jane Mason
I searched the stated section and plot. There is no grave marker. It is an unmarked grave. Photo will be attached to profile.
Added by Member #47700116 on Feb 22, 2015 4:48 PM
thomas morgan
Bertha Mae Pickitt
Hi, Debbie, great job on Find a grave. My grandmother was Bertha Mae Pickitt daughter of John Hiram Pickitt and Nancy Clapp. I noticed she was missing under children . she was born 21 Feb 1882, sulphur springs, texas and died july 1961 in Pine bluff, arkansas. I lived only ten blocks from her. Saw her every day after school before she was hospitalized and sat with her off and on for the next six months. loved my grandma. Tom Morgan
email thomasmorgan431@yahoo.com
Added by thomas morgan on Jan 24, 2015 7:49 AM
Sue Johnson
George W Clapp
Hi Debra, Sue Clapp Johnson here again. I made a boo-boo, I told you to go check out Ringo's-- I meant Ringjar's Tree 'Miller'. He is the GGG Grandson of Martha Mattie Clapp Miller. She married a Miller but her dad was George Washington Clapp 1839 and Martha C Gibbs. They have his Bio and they have Martha Gibbs Bio and Death Cert. It is posted on Ancestry.com. I also posted it on our trees Clapp/Cassity tree. Name is under my niece Deborah Braus..
Thanks.
Sue Clapp Johnson suejohnson9243@gmail.com
Dec 2014
Added by Sue Johnson on Dec 21, 2014 6:45 PM
Sue Johnson
George Washington Clapp
hi Deborah, I am Sue Clapp Johnson.
You have my grandfather George Washington Clapp
Born 1879-1936,who is married to Gertrude Hughes, children George H Clapp, Vann Martha Clapp, Gertrude Clapp and my dad Webster Ballenger Clapp as your George Clapp born 1877.
I saw your tree in Ancestry.com. I think we are distant cousins. Our tree is under my niece Deborah Braus. Her mother is my sister Margaret Clapp. Deborah and I are working the trees together. Check out our Clapp Cassity tree in Ancestry.com.
George Washington Clapp is son to George Washington Sr born 1839 and died 1913 and is married to Martha Caswell Gibbs. The 1880 census has J W Clapp born 1842 as husband to Martha. Not true. I think the census taker got Jw mixed up with GW. It is George W Clapp 1839. Their daughter Martha Clapp who is married to a Miller has death certificate for George Washington Clapp 1839. George W Sr and Martha C Gibbs are parents to Maud, Lucretia, Martha, Violet, George W Jr (my Great Granddad) and Mable Clapp. Please check out RINGO in public trees to get their family. He is great great grandson of George W Clapp.
My name is Sue Clapp Johnson suejohnson9243@gmail.com Hope to hear from you.
Added by Sue Johnson on Dec 21, 2014 4:36 PM
Sue Johnson
George Washington Clapp1877-1
Added by Sue Johnson on Dec 21, 2014 2:46 PM
Ola Fouquet
Mom and Dads Tumbstone
Not sure if I left a message the other day or not. The message under the stone should read Joe Don and not Ola Bon. I appreciate you efforts in History.
Added by Ola Fouquet on Jan 18, 2014 7:58 AM
Lynn Miller Burleson
Crum
Hi, Debra. Just wanted to thank you for all your hard work on findagrave. Also, I wanted to let you know that through my research, I was able to find out how my grandfather, John Crum Miller, got his middle name. It is so neat to make the connections through researching my family history. Thanks, again, for all you do.

Lynn Miller Burleson
Added by Lynn Miller Burleson on Dec 28, 2013 8:26 PM
Angie B. Roberts
RE: Modean Crum
Done
Added by Angie B. Roberts on Nov 06, 2013 12:36 PM
Linda Claxton
Donnie Ray Sargent
I did the links you suggested and received your request for a transfer but you didn't state your relationship.

Linda
Added by Linda Claxton on Oct 17, 2013 6:16 PM
MyrtisJane
Jones, William F. Cemetery
You requested 3 photos for Wm F Jones Cemetery. He is my kin and I added the memorials. I finally found one memorial marker for the cemetery only which I have posted on the cemetery page (may take a few days for findagrave to approve so you can see). The graves themselves are only marked by 2 by 4s in the ground but one can tell they were graves. I am adding for your requests general photos of the area.
Added by MyrtisJane on Oct 14, 2013 4:03 PM
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