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James Wesley Brown (#46812565)
 member for 11 years, 5 months, 16 days
Ruth Ann Jarrell Ricketts
Florence B. Allen
Hello Sir, I see you have done a memorial page for Florence B. Allen daughter of Isaac & Clarissa (Jerrel/Jerrolds/Gerald/McGerald) Allen and was wondering if you might have some information on her. She is the niece of my Grandfather William Ely (Jerrel/Gerald/McGerald) Jarrell. I am looking for Isaac & Clarissa after 1880 Stoddard County, Missouri Census. They are also the parents of Minnie Laura Allen Pelts which I believe is in your family line.

Thank you for your time and patience in this matter.

Added by Ruth Ann Jarrell Ricketts on Dec 05, 2016 11:57 AM

Donna Lou Heinz
Opal Lu Bankston
Hi James,

I received your email and I thank you very much. I didn't mean to be so abrupt. I had a much longer message, but didn't know if I should send it. I am on Ancestry my tree is "Bankston Malloy Family Tree. That Arkansas, Missouri corner is where my family settled when they moved from Georgia. I have lived in Arkansas as a child. I was born in Detroit, MI a lot of the relatives moved to Michigan. My Son-in-law has family in Flint, Their last name is Spainhower. I thank you for the work you do for I am 72 years old I hope there are others who know some of the family history. Are you connected to the Bankston family? I would be pleased to hear from you again. I may be able to share some information.



Added by Donna Lou Heinz on Sep 10, 2016 10:38 AM

Donna Lou Heinz
Opie Lee Bankston
Hi James,

Since I left the last message I found a photo of J. H. & Louise (Louisa) McMillen Bankston's Head Stone that list the spelling as (Louisa). It is listed as Louise E. McMillen on Marriage record. Her children pronounced it as (Louiza). So I guess "Louisa" may be correct.

Thank you,

Added by Donna Lou Heinz on Sep 10, 2016 9:26 AM

Donna Lou Heinz
Opie Lee Bankston
Hello James,

My name is Donna. I have been searching the Dunlklin Co, MO Cemeteries for family. I was so happy to find, what I am certain is a long lost great Aunt. She was the last of her imediate family.

The information was listed as:
Liberty Cemetery

Opie Lee Bankston
Dec 5, 1911 - Dec 24, 1911
Daughter of: J. H. & Linsia (McMillod) Bankston

I could not correct it through edit.

It should be translated as:

Opal Lu Bankston
Dec 5, 1911 - Dec 24, 1911
Daughter of: J. H. & Louise McMillen

I would love to know if there is a picture of the stone. How could I get one if there is?


Added by Donna Lou Heinz on Sep 09, 2016 6:55 PM

I transferred Keith's memorial to you. I'm glad to transfer to family, where it belongs. I'm sorry for your loss. God bless!

Added by Cheryl💕 on Jun 11, 2016 11:00 AM

Are you family of Keith Brown? I'd be happy to transfer to you if you are.

Added by Cheryl💕 on Jun 10, 2016 7:06 PM

William Brackin Dup Memorials
Please take a look at Memorial# 74080343, created Jul 28, 2011. Is it a DUP of your Memorial# 120799722?

Both are in
Hockessin Friends Cemetery
New Castle County
Delaware, USA

Thanks for checking.

Added by KUber on Mar 25, 2016 5:31 PM

Jane Ann Middleton
james garland middleton
I am the granddaughter of James. I looked up him up on find a grave and noted that you had added a picture of his marker.
Are you related? I never met him and I believe he was orphaned.

Jane Ann Middleton

Added by Jane Ann Middleton on Aug 03, 2015 9:36 PM

Greg Miller
Organ Cemetery, Pemiscot Co., MO
Drove from Murray, Calloway County, KY today to Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, MO. Was searching for an obituary and grave site of William M. Story who was born in Calloway County, KY supposedly died February 28, 1892 and buried in Organ Cemetery in Pemiscot County, MO. Could locate an obituary on microfilm at the library and the road to the cemetery was flooded. Does William M. Story actually have a headstone? If so, is it upright? Is it easy to locate? Looks like I may to get out to the veteran's grave site in late fall. Thanks for your help.
Calloway County, KY native and US veteran.

Added by Greg Miller on Jun 27, 2015 7:34 PM

Barbara Bohnstedt
Brackin Non-Cemetery Burials
I am researching my ancestors William Brackin born 1677 in Lancashire England and noted as died in New Castle County, Delaware, but was a non-cemetery burial. Can you please give me your source for this information?

Added by Barbara Bohnstedt on Jun 22, 2015 8:44 PM

Judy Bush
Bush" s Pemiscot Co Mo
I just got started with this myself I know my husband family have good a few Bush's in the cemetery on Black island are the tomb stones still or did the last flood really amke a mess of things. If you can give me some information it would be helpful years ago pictures were taken before they were completeing destroyed,
Thank you Judy Bush

Added by Judy Bush on Mar 18, 2015 6:47 PM

Joe F. Moore Jr.
Albert and Gladys Johnson James Grave Photo's
Thanks for taking time to post the photo's for the James family today. Gladys was my Great Grandmother's niece. You photo looks better than the one I found in one of my old tree books. Best of luck in your future endeavors and if you ever need my assistance with anything, let me know.


Joe F. Moore Jr.

Added by Joe F. Moore Jr. on Sep 03, 2014 11:06 PM

Joe F. Moore Jr.
James Gravestone Photo

Added by Joe F. Moore Jr. on Sep 03, 2014 11:03 PM

Joe F. Moore Jr.
Albert James
I have the for Albert James at Memorial Gardens in Kennett if you would like to add it to his find a grave site. His wife is the niece to my Great Grandmother and Albert is kin to my son and ex wife. I don't have her obit yet but would share this with you.

Service for Albert James, 90, Flint Michigan, formerly of Kennett, were c onducted today July 26, 1996, at 11a.m. at the McDaniel Chapel, Kennett, w ith J.B. Shoefee officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens with McD aniel Funeral Home of Kennett in charges of the arrangements. The son of the late Thomas and Katherine Johnson James, he was born Augu st 20, 1905 in Kennett. On November 9, 1929, he was married to Gladys Joh nson. Mr. James died July 22, 1996, at the Hurley Medical Center in Flin t. Survivors include his wife; Gladys James, Flint; one daughter and s on in law; Mary and Donald Ellis, Flint; four brothers Cad James, McAles ter Oklahoma, Burley James, Kennett, and Tommy James, Jacksonville, Florid a; six sisters; Maude Evans and Verda Osborn, both of Nashville, Tenness ee, Irene Dawson, and Alberta Ford both of Kennett, Helen Ament, Big Sprin gs, Texas, Mary Lee Harkless, Illinois; three grandchildren; Vicki Roof e, Dearborn Michigan, Bruce Hardy, Flint Michigan, and Jim Hardy, Chicag o, Illinois, one great grandson, Bruce Hardy, III, Flint, Michigan, oth er relatives and Friends. Pallbearers were Donald Ellis, Bruce Hardy, Jim Hardy, Bob Young, Billy Jo nes, and Steve Williams. (Taken from the Dunklin County Democrat, Kennett, Missouri July 26, 1996) --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Added by Joe F. Moore Jr. on Sep 02, 2014 6:06 PM

Dezarae and Donald Yother
RE: Thompson-Barnes Family
i added the parents sorry t took so long

Added by Dezarae and Donald Yother on Jun 14, 2014 7:02 AM

Robbie Carnell Story
William Story
Hi James, It's been awhile. I've had my DNA done thru 'Ancestry' recently. I also placed my family tree there (Story/Lee). At William M. Story I have place a page from Robert Lee's ledger. It list the birth dates for all. Your date and my dates for William do not coincide. What is you thoughts on this? I tried to send you an email back - well it was a while back, but didn't get a response. Drop me an email:

Added by Robbie Carnell Story on Nov 08, 2013 1:55 PM

Scott Beacham
RE: Liberty Cemetery
Probably best to leave it as is. If a close family member finds the memorials and has more certain info, we will just go from there. Take care, thanks.

Added by Scott Beacham on Sep 21, 2013 6:22 PM

Tom Gothard Jr
Liberty and Oak Ridge
I sure appreciate all the work you did in these cemeteries. You have listed a lot of my relatives that I knew were buried there but had not yet added them (Gothard (gathard), Sanders, Dawson, Pelts, and the list goes on. Thanks for all the foot work and sharing it with us. Tom Gothard Jr. Blytheville, AR

Added by Tom Gothard Jr on Sep 13, 2013 7:10 PM

Scott Beacham
James Baker
Thanks for linking parents. I was passing through SE Missouri last week and spent an all-to-brief half hour at Liberty Cemetery. I wish I could have stayed until dark, but it was not to be. I left there and drove to Jackson, TN, I waved and said a Thank You as I drove around Dyersburg, I guess you didn't see or hear me LOL. Thanks again for your efforts in Liberty Cemetery. Scott

Added by Scott Beacham on Jun 25, 2013 8:06 PM

George Brown
RE: Brown Family
Wesley, as you know there are lots of Browns and I don't know of any connections to your family. Most of my Brown families lived in Hardin County, Tennessee. My great-great grandfather moved to Webster County, Missouri and is buried at Good Spring Church Cemetery.

On my Bivens side of the family, some moved to Arkansas and are buried there. I don't know if you have connections to them.

If I can help you on either one of the families, let me know.

George Brown

Added by George Brown on Jun 19, 2013 6:34 PM

Scott Beacham
Infant Daughter
Thanks for linking Infant Daughter to Rayburn and Ella Pelts. I appreciate your efforts. Scott

Added by Scott Beacham on May 29, 2013 8:36 PM

Scott Beacham
Bettie Bedwell Pelts
Thanks so much for linking Bettie to her parents. This was the one missing link which enabled the connection of 11 generations. Thanks also for your efforts at Liberty Cemetery, Caruth, MO.

Added by Scott Beacham on May 13, 2013 8:28 PM

Lettie Kirby
RE: Sarah Catherine Godby Kirby
I am a Kirby and am always looking for more connecting lines. My GGreat Grandmother was Sarah Ann(Dalton) Kirby. So Sarah caught my eye on the new web site I mentioned. (Not a good site really, hard to figure out.) But the photos you have look just like the photos there. People steal mine from here and add them to all the time. All I ask is my name attached... mostly I don't mind, but my personal family photos being used upsets me. Especially by someone very distant, who won't even acknowledge me. Back to Sarah... to the best of my knowledge, I am not related to your lines. But when I locate Kirby's, I just have to dig. My lines back up into 1790 MD. I have yDNA on file with a Kirby research group to try to connect some of the scattered families. If you would like more info, let me know. Best Wishes, Lettie

Added by Lettie Kirby on Dec 18, 2012 6:33 PM

Lettie Kirby
Sarah Catherine Godby Kirby
Just curious if you are also on a web site called: ... because I believe your photos for Sarah are posted there too. Best Wishes, Lettie

Added by Lettie Kirby on Dec 18, 2012 5:22 AM

RE: Mary Bush Brackin
I deleted my bio on Mrs. Brackin. Sorry I didn't notice it before. Thanks for letting me know.
You might want to correct her birthyear. See picture of headstone on your bio.

Added by wanda on Sep 14, 2012 7:02 AM


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