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Pooh Bear (#46964704)
 member for 9 years, 8 months, 23 days
Nancy Carper
Minnie Jessie Hunley
I'm sorry, Minnie's grandmother was a Norton, Elizabeth Norton, sister of John Franklin Norton, my son's great grandfather.
Thank you,

Added by Nancy Carper on Jul 24, 2017 10:16 AM

Nancy Carper
Minnie Jessie Hunley
Hi I am currently researching the Norton family of Union County, Tennessee, Minnie Jessie's mother was a Norton. I am interested in connecting with anyone who could answer some questions
Thank you for any help you can give me.
My email is

Added by Nancy Carper on Jul 24, 2017 10:02 AM

B. D. Rutherford
RE: cora irvin
Thank you. Thank you for your support of Find A Grave.

Added by B. D. Rutherford on Feb 10, 2017 7:21 PM

Benny Brooks
RE: William Odell Brooks
Becky, I am very interested in your husband's family research and where my Dad is in his tree. I have cousins and a brother that have been researching for years and we all have hit the wall.

I am very curious whether your husband's research could nudge me down a path that we haven't already worn out.

If he ever has a spare few moments and would consider it, It would be absolutely awesome to learn of our common branch and see if it leads to some missing answers.

Feel free to send anything to the email address.

Thanks again for your detailed work on Dad's memorial.

Added by Benny Brooks on Nov 09, 2016 10:35 PM

Billy Shewmaker
RE: Robert Wolfe
Eliza is not as interesting as her mother is. Rutha Brooks bore her first three children and the best of research I have, she was not married. She was running supplies to the Confederate army during that time, so we don't have all the answers.

Of course, you know that Eliza was my great grandmother. Her sister, Cornie, also lived very close to Eliza when she died in 1927 from induction of lye.

I am checking with what local family I can on that, but so far, best I can tell, there is a history of dementia and she may have suffered that and drank the lye by mistake.

I live in Ft worth.

Added by Billy Shewmaker on Jul 12, 2016 6:41 PM

John marsee
Ellen Liford
This is my grandmother on my mother's side (Bertha Marsee)

Added by John marsee on Nov 08, 2015 11:22 AM

Carol Hopper Bader
Bill & Ruby Hopper
Thank you for sharing your pictures of Ruby and Bill Hopper's headstone and portrait. We certainly appreciate your time, kindness, & generosity.

Added by Carol Hopper Bader on Apr 19, 2015 10:08 AM

Lori Kessler
Thank you
Thank you for taking the time to go and take a photo of Kelburn Edwards grave marker. It was very kind of you!

Added by Lori Kessler on Apr 05, 2015 9:33 AM

Spaceman Spiff
Blankenship / Brooks
Hi, Pooh Bear.
I recently noticed that you had provided some information to Edie Doepel regarding Lizzie Brooks, whose memorial is #28356297. (Edie just transferred the memorial to me, and I've now added Lizzie's full name: Matilda Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Dickerson) Blankenship Brooks. I'm wondering: Are you related to the family, too? (Lizzie's first husband Columbus Blankenship was my great-granduncle). I see you have a virtual cemetery called "Brooks family" so perhaps your connection is through the Brooks'. But I was intrigued to see that you knew that Lizzie was Henry B. Blankenship's mother and Columbus Blankenship's wife (before she married Lewis Brooks). If you are related to the Blankenships I'd love to correspond and share info with you. I'm also wondering if you know where Columbus is buried?
Thank you so much.

Added by Spaceman Spiff on Oct 29, 2013 8:08 PM

Darrell G. Waddell
RE: Thanks Pooh Bear!!
Yep, I assume we are indeed cousins in several ways. I have my genealogy online here:

Also, email me at and I can send you some photos of Charlie and Laura if you like.


Added by Darrell G. Waddell on Jul 11, 2013 11:26 AM

Darrell G. Waddell
Thanks Pooh Bear!!
I've link Charlie and Laura to my grandfather Frank Davidson. Amazingly, I remember my great-grandmother Laura, but I was too young to comprehend that she was an actual relative, she lived next to one of my great-aunts and would always walk over (about 30 steps away) whenever were went down there on vacation and visited with everyone. (I live in Louisville).

Darrell Waddell

Added by Darrell G. Waddell on Jul 09, 2013 5:58 PM

Brooks family
Hello Pooh Bear,

It looks as if you have done a great deal of work on the Brooks family in and around Claiborne County. My dad, Kenneth Albert Brooks (1913-1983) was from there. His dad was John William Brooks (1880-1950) and his mom was Dora Dean Baker Brooks (1883-1952). They are buried in the Cottrell-Johnson cemetery in Harrogate, Tenn.

Have you done any work that might help me get further back in the Brooks line with any certainty? I have my great-granddad as James A. Brooks, but I can't swear to any of that!

Thank you,

Marsha Brooks Guerard

Added by MGuerard on May 24, 2013 10:08 AM

Grace Younglove Hudson
Promer Sumpter.
I posted your information,however I did not change the death date as the marker states 1999.
Thank you for your information.
Posted 4 May 2013


Birth date/place February 20, 1923 Harlan County, Kentucky
Death date/place February 18, 1991 Highland County, Florida

Added by Grace Younglove Hudson on May 04, 2013 5:59 AM

Linda McNiel
RE: Charlie Venable
I have not found his burial spot as of yet. Keep hoping I will run into some documentation. Will keep your e-mail so I can let you know if I find anything.

Added by Linda McNiel on Apr 12, 2013 8:33 PM

Bessie Brooks Flint
RE: grace brooks long
Hi Becky

I remember my Mom speaking of Uncle Archie & Aunt Cornie. I do have some information about them but not a lot. I can find what I have in my files; and send it to you if you need or want it. Do you know who Archie's parents were?
So… Cornie was your husbands grandmother? Then your husband and I are 3rd. Cousins…. That is so wonderful!! I never got to really know any of my great Aunts and Uncles.... or their children :(
Do you go on face book? If so I am on there too … as Bessie Brooks Flint
and you can also e-mail me directly... if you'd like.

Added by Bessie Brooks Flint on Feb 16, 2013 9:20 AM

Phil Cheek
Another Brooks Cemetery
I added a small Brooks Cemetery near Rose Hill, Va. to FAGrave. I don't know if this is of interest to you or not:

Added by Phil Cheek on Dec 24, 2012 7:56 PM

Dennis Rice
Lucy Longworth Morgan
I found your entry for Lucy. I believe her to be the daughter of William Longworth born about 1817 in Virginia and lived in Claiborne Tennessee. According to our Longworth family bible Naomi Welch would have been her mother. The bible does not list a date of death for Naomi. William later married Jane Brown in 1854 according to Tennessee marriage records. If this Lucy is William's daughter, she would be the sister of my GG Grandfather. The family bible was kept by Jesse Longworth, son of George W Longworth, born 1847 and died 25 Sept 1922 in Lee County Kentucky. Thank you for all your work.


Added by Dennis Rice on Oct 08, 2012 4:19 PM

Nella Jean
RE: Brooks Family
Becky, I don't know much of anything about my granny's family. She is on some papers Mommy was working on, her given name is not Ella Ann, that is how granny spelled it though & she has death date unknown. Her daughters have her birth as 1872. That is probably the right Thomas & Catherine. They lived in Flat hollow among other places. Did you find any dates for the parents or burial place? There must have been a brother to granny since daddy had those two cousins: Buddy & Doyle Brooks...Thanks so much.

Added by Nella Jean on Aug 10, 2012 12:59 AM

Nella Jean
Becky, I really love the photos of the Brummitt's. I hadn't seen the boys since I was a little girl, when they played with my brothers.

My granny Leach is a Brooks also. Her dad is Tom Brooks. Daddy has two cousins Buddy & Doyle Brooks in the Hurst Cemetery in Ky. We don't have much information on Granny's family...

Added by Nella Jean on Aug 08, 2012 4:39 PM


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