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Dawn Kelley (#47319272)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 14 days
Piper at the Gates of Dawn
RE: John Edward Altman Peck
Thank you. Granddaddy never told me about his married life. He did tell me he had some mental health issues.

Added by Piper at the Gates of Daw... on Mar 23, 2017 8:10 AM

Piper at the Gates of Dawn
RE: John Edward Altman Peck
I'm sorry, i don't. I thought he was with my grandparents at Oak Hill in Birmingham, but he's not. He was my grandfather's brother. Granddaddy used to tell us what a proficient pianist he was and that he had studied under Prokiev (sp?) He also sweetie that Uncle John Edward wrote the song "It Has to be You," and that he heard him play it for their mother years before it was recorded. He said he showed it to his professor who told him it was "crap" but he went on to sell it himself.

Added by Piper at the Gates of Daw... on Mar 22, 2017 10:05 PM

Sarah Locklin Taylor
Elizabeth "Betsy" McDaniel Mills #177246402
Hello Dawn!

I was so excited to find the wonderful and informative memorial you created for Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Mills, 2nd husband of Elizabeth "Betsy" McDaniel, daughter of Granger McDaniel and Mary Margaret "Polly" Bowen.

I hope you won't mind, and will approve, my use of an excerpt of his bio (giving full credit to you for your work) by adding it to the memorial I created for Elizabeth "Betsy".

I have added other information - questioning just who her 1st husband was and when he died - that being David Powell Roberts. When you have time, I would very much like your input regarding the information I have added to her memorial regarding him. It may all be wrong, I'm not sure. I need your discerning opinion, please!

Thank you very kindly!
Best Regards,

Added by Sarah Locklin Taylor on Mar 14, 2017 1:19 AM

LOU member #47653322
Galts & Coes in Riverside
Dawn, thanks so much for all of your research and input on the two subject families, and making the memorials more complete. The descendants will benefit greatly with you helping to connect the dots. You did a stellar job!
Connie Lou

Added by LOU member #47653322 on Sep 29, 2016 8:26 PM

Anton Fritz #102637179
Hello Dawn--I have added three photos for Anton.
One of them shows four family headstones, but maybe you will want to sort the photos, if you want to. I have submitted an edit for the plot location. Very nice memorial page, you have done lots of good work. Peggy

Added by pz on Jun 22, 2016 5:19 PM

Anna Jaech
Alfred Quinton Kennett
This memorial is a delight! The large Kennett family practically owned the Mississippi River from Galena, IL to New Orleans. They were fascinating. Gen. Grant thought they supplied more lead shot pellets to the CSA than any other supplier. They made this shot in the lead belt of Missouri; in the city of Potosi (one of the names of the steamboat lines in the obit you supplied.) They built their own RR from Potosi to St. Louis.
They had unlimited slave labor. Galena was a station on the Underground Railway. The Kennetts paid folks to collect slaves from the Underground. They were taken to the lead mines and shot towers.
I've collected many, many stories and knew about Quinton. It was rather thrilling to read about a Kennett who had many friends and was generally admired.
I just wanted you to know I appreciate your dedication to those we summon back to life.

Added by Anna Jaech on Jun 02, 2016 9:08 PM

William Green
Duncan and I are 2nd cousins. Cecil Sr and my grandfather, Charles Sr were brothers. We've never met and I do not have a memory of Cecil, just his brother James (Jim). Jim lived with Charles and Vada. Amy keeps the Find A Grave info for Cecil and one aunt, Georgia. She is Cecil's great-grandaughter, I think.

Added by William Green on Sep 07, 2015 4:04 PM

Sue Pittman McPeak
Marley Family
Dawn...thanks so much for the information on Arvil and David Marley. Your research and posting is appreciated.

Added by Sue Pittman McPeak on Aug 24, 2015 5:32 AM

Allan Thomas
Fred Thomas Sr
Thank you so much for adding my Great Grandfather, Fred Thomas, I've looked for him for years. I hope you will go here
and read the Mother's Day Letter he wrote his Mom

Added by Allan Thomas on May 15, 2015 3:07 PM

Sharon Saunders Crockett
RE: Prell family of Kansas
Hi Dawn,
I am not related to the Prell family, but was at a flea market this weekend and came across a picture of the Prell family. I bought the picture because I can't stand the thought of a family photo not being with the family! It is a wonderful (good size) photo with 3 boys, a man and woman. I "think" it is your sister in laws family. The back of the photo has some writing on it, the reason I bought it. It says, Mr & Mrs Prell, it lists 1 of the boys as Henry Prell and the other boy is listed as Louis Prell, no name on the other boy. Under the name for Mr. & Mrs. Prell it says, "neighbors in Bremen, Kansas to Fred & Alma Harder & Children". Under Henry's name it says, "died young, killed by", nothing more is written. I think this is Friedrich, Sophia & sons, Friedrich, Henry & Louis. In the 1900 census they were neighbors with Fred & Alma Harder. If you are interested, I will be more than glad to send it to you.
Sharon Saunders Crockett

Added by Sharon Saunders Crockett on Feb 08, 2015 2:01 PM

Mark Gaines Miles
Jesse Massey
Hi Dawn,

Truely a quick reply. :) Mary Eliza Coulter was my great grandmother, Elizabeth Agnes Coulter's sister. Mary Eliza was born on her father, James Knox Coulters farm and died there during the 20th century (see family links on findagrave). Elizabeth and Mary Eliza's mother was a Hunt, daughter of James Jackson Hunt one farm over. The Massey's and the Hunts were intermarried and were cousins. Do you have any Hunt relatives?

When Mary Eliza died, her neice whom she raised after the death of her father took posession of the photos and kindly allowed me to photograph them. She died many years ago and I have no idea where the originals are now. Some of the unidentified may include Massey's, Hunt's, and Coulters. Do you have any idea where I could post some of these photos in hopes that someone may be able to identify some of these people? Some of them do have names on the back but I have been unable to locate any descendants.

So good to hear from you.


Added by Mark Gaines Miles on Nov 03, 2013 10:59 AM

Willa Cunningham
RE: Mary Ann Wood Cunningham
Hello Dawn,
Thank you so much for the memorials re my in-laws Herbert Thomas Cunningham Sr. and Mary Ann Wood Cunningham. And I appreciate the death certificate as I will copy it and put it with my records. I was thinking I would have to go to the courthouse in Benjamin Texas and get the certificate but now you have provided it..great!

By the way, Mary Ann was called "Jack" by everyone, not many people knew her real name as Mary Ann.

I will place pictures of Herbert and Mary Ann on their memorials. You may not have gone to Mattie Allene Wood Griffith's memorial as I placed a picture there. Mattie Allene was always thought to be somewhat mentally slow and I felt sorry for her as not having a pictue on her memorial. As far as I know her family never made many pictures of her, I had only one of her as a child so that was all I had.

RE the obituary for Mary Ann Cunningham which I have not been able to find. Thank you for suggesting I go to the library in Munday, Texas.

Thank you for all your hard work!

Added by Willa Cunningham on Sep 02, 2013 11:20 PM

RE: Birth announcement
Claire has a beautiful memorial. Thank you for adding the note. Barbara

Added by Barbara on Aug 20, 2013 5:59 PM

Barbara Tynes Claiborne
Rogers in Texas
Thank you so much for your contributions to our Rogers family, especially the photos. I spent years looking for Mary Katura Rogers Moore. I'm no longer able to travel to Texas to search for myself, so your service is invaluable. And thanks to you, not only is the Rogers family reunited in death, but living survivors are finding each other! Barbara Tynes Claiborne

Added by Barbara Tynes Claiborne on Aug 17, 2013 5:33 AM

Robert Henry Felder
Bio added as requested. Thank you for the time and effort you make to ensure the preservation of history in Mississippi.

Added by MsMarion on Jun 16, 2013 8:02 PM

Jeanene Stermer
RE: Warren Wagner, Memorial# 104080508
How great! Both very interesting men! With both dying at same age and buried in same cemetery, the shooting sounds like a "soul contract" to me. Your work on Mr Wages was thoughtful and it is appropriate he is given credit for helping our country.

Added by Jeanene Stermer on Jun 16, 2013 7:20 PM

Jeanene Stermer
Floyd Holmes #104129514
Just to acknowledge you on the beautiful memorial! You handled the "big one" with grace...good job! Was fun being a part of it....feel like he is almost family. Jeanene Stermer

Added by Jeanene Stermer on Jun 16, 2013 9:38 AM

Vickie Nelson
Col Adolphus Philip "A.P." CanslerFind A Grave Memorial# 41706166
I went to Brownsville Cemetery today. I took more pictures of my ggg grandfather's grave stones. I was pleased that there was a flag on his grave in honor of memorial day. I wanted to see if I could take a better picture than was on the Find A Grave memorial. There was stone at the foot of
his grave that was pretty much in the clear. In other words it was not sunk into the ground, etc.
I turned it over and saw his initials. I thought it might be his footstone, so I added the picture. I left it where it was, but it is not attached or stood up like a footstone usually is. There was already what I thought was a footstone behind his gravestone, but I did not dig to see. It looked like someone had put it there to hold the stone up and in place. I looked for Sampson, but could not find a graveston. There is, however, beside AP a base of a stone that looks pretty old, but there was no sign of what might have been once in it. Once I got them on his memorial I could not rearrange them so that his stone was showing first. Please, rearrange or feel free to take them down, whichever you wish to do.

Added by Vickie Nelson on May 27, 2013 3:07 PM

Jim Massey
Massey Family
Just wanted to day hello and thanks for a wonderful job!
Im Jimmy J Massey, GG grandson of James Foster Massey, G grandson of John W Massey. I visited the Jacobs Well and Phillips cemeteries this past March.
I currently live in Virginia but look to retire in the Dripping Springs area of Texas.

Added by Jim Massey on Apr 06, 2013 1:38 PM

Allan Thomas
Correction needed
Thank you for the work you have done on the bio's of our kinfolks. Needham Holmes. However the map is to the wrong Conerly Cemetery. I think this Conerly Cemetery is located near China Grove, Walthal County formerly part of Pike Co. The Conerly Cemetery on the map is some of our black cousins that I grew up with. I just posted our other Cullen Conerly Cemetery. I see in your bio you are interested in the Massey's and Gerlines. As a child I attended Holmesville Baptist. I remember a Mrs. Massey and Mrs Gerline. I think Mrs Massey was my sunday School teacher. Mrs Gerlene's house was in front of the old brick jail, only thing left of the courthouse. She raised camillia's. Would walk me around and her yard as a child and tell me stories about my family. We traded plants til about 1980.

Added by Allan Thomas on Apr 05, 2013 2:06 PM

Connie WEEAKS Pace
Jane "Jincy" Wood
I did a photo request for Jincy and they could not find a grave for her in Greenleaf. I went to the library and looked at the Greenlead Cemetery book and I could not see a listing for her. I have left it so, I can see if she is buried elsewhere. Do you have any suggestions? I have not been able to locate James Wood's grave. Connie

Added by Connie WEEAKS Pace on Apr 03, 2013 7:30 PM

Patricia Thrasher Waller
Jack Sneed Barton
Thank you so very much! I hope someone will pick up the others there. Thank you again! A Barton cousin!

Added by Patricia Thrasher Waller on Mar 31, 2013 9:17 PM

Tom Fagart
George Swart
George Swart, Find A Grave #77411321.

Thank you for this contribution! George Swart is the G-G-Grandfather of my wife Toni Trump Fagart.
I work on all the genealogy on her side of the family and was very happy to find your contribution.

Could you please send an email with an attachment of the artist drawing of George Swart?

Thank you,

Added by Tom Fagart on Mar 12, 2013 2:40 PM

Pat Brasfield Simmons
Lura Hart Kuykendall
Thank you so much for the information on Lura Hart Kuykendall. Lura and her husband, James Frederick Kuykendall are my husbands great grandparents. Their son, Theron was his maternal grandfather.

Added by Pat Brasfield Simmons on Mar 10, 2013 9:46 AM

Samuel Keen
RE: Marvin Keen
Thank you for posting the photos. I've yet to do so, and I'm glad that someone beat me to it. Marvin Keen went by his middle name (Lee) and I knew him well. he was my great-uncle. I didn't know Aunt Nita (Anita Herrington), but everyone spoke very highly of her.

Added by Samuel Keen on Mar 06, 2013 8:39 AM


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