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Ernest Rucker (#47197764)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo All photographs accredited to me are merely visual representations of various tombstone listings, and, as such, are available for use by anyone, for any purpose, on any other site or publication with the understanding that the user need not gain my express permission for such use; however, credit to the photographer must be given.

The son of a career US Air Force pilot (KIA Vietnam), I am a retired US Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer, and a retired Contract Administrator/negotiator/writer for the nuclear power industry.

My interest in family research and cemeteries goes back to my teen years and my mother's interest in the subject. Every summer was spent in Mississippi at the old (ca. 1835) plantation home owned by my grandmother and her brother.

My goal here is to document, through personal visits and photography, all known cemeteries in a two county area in Mississippi. I will also include cemeteries that were at one time surveyed along with the recorded graves, but that I cannot (and others) locate after diligent search.

I gladly will transfer memorials to family members within FAG Guidelines, and may also consider transfer requests from others with a pressing need. I also solicit any and all corrections and expansion of the data I enter (I am not a perfect typist).
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Bennye Rice Chatham
I am requesting, please, to transfer my paternal aunt's profile 83941057 to me..

Thank you for your time and effort.
Added by C R on Sep 18, 2017 11:25 PM
Darden-Killingsworth Cemetery
Hi Mr Rucker,

The graves in the Darden-Killingsworth cemetery are my husbands direct ancestors. The grave ID 60273180 Noel Killingsworth is his 3rd great-grandfather and ID 60271806, for Annapias and 60271460 for Matilda are his great-great grandparents. I sent you an email with a question and pictures we took of the site in the 1990s. Look forward to hearing back from you.
Added by RMS on Jul 03, 2017 3:08 PM
Isiah Reed
Short obit for Mr. Reed is in the Natchez Democrat dated Jan. 11, 2008. In the paper his first name is spelled Isaiah.

Thanks, S. Riley
Added by Sall on May 22, 2017 11:10 PM
Lucy Mae "Lulu" Parker
Hi, I have an obit for Mrs. Parker from Natchez Democrat Newspaper dated Dec. 7, 2007.
Would be good to have it at her memorial for family and friends and those searching for roots...

Thanks. S. Riley
Added by Sall on May 22, 2017 2:01 PM
Robert Abney
Bolls Cemetery
Do you think a group of cemetery restoration folks, Southern Historical & Restoration Network, could gain access to the Bolls (James) Cemetery out from Fayette to restore and add (VA) markers? Robert
Added by Robert Abney on May 08, 2017 2:49 PM
John Van Zandt
Correction for Edwin's Memorial
In my last requested corrections, Edwin's mother was listed as his spouse. His memorial # 117553784 and his mother, Jane # 117553394. Please correct this to list her as Mom, and not as his spouse, as I listed her in the wrong box on relationships.
Thank you, John.
Added by John Van Zandt on Jun 21, 2016 8:16 AM
J Pickle
Robert Ray - Waterloo cemetary damaged military grave
Mr. Rucker

I have information on a damaged grave at the Waterloo cemetery in Mississippi. The grave belongs to a Robert Ray.

# 82302344
Waterloo Cemetery
Jefferson County
Mississippi, USA

According to a written affidavit, the grave was identified by Robert Dudde on 8-17-1941 in response to a request by a Mrs Comfort. See link-

The site shows only one black navy Union soldier from the state of Mississippi. Born in Marion, the soldier served on the vessel 'Louisville' from Sep 30 1863 to Dec 31 1864.

Best Regards,

Added by J Pickle on Mar 15, 2016 12:54 PM
brenda (sillers) moore
sillers cemetary
hi, ernest, my names brenda (sillers) moore and the pictures you had took of the sillers cemetary are of my 5th great grandparents. I have been doing alot of research on the sillers family, and so fasinating, I have a very interesting family history im still trying to go farther back than john and elizabeth sillers, with no luck
Added by brenda (sillers) moore on Feb 10, 2016 5:01 PM
Patsy Cate Creech Beatty
Darden-Killingsworth Cemetery
Find A Grave Memorial# 60273924
Do you have any more information on Elizabeth Scott wife of James Scott late of South Carolina. I think she may be in my direct line but I need to know some dates for her. I would be connected through the Scott line. You say part of the stone was buried but I hoped you might have found some dates on it. I know I am grasping for a straw but thanks anyway.
Patsy Beatty
Added by Patsy Cate Creech Beatty on Jan 16, 2016 2:07 PM
Benjamin Rice
Bennye Chatham (# 83941057 )
I have sent a previous message concerning Bennye

Rice Chatham ( #83941057 ). Please link her mother

Mary Elizabeth Burnett Rice ( #23999783 ) to her

memorial. The family wishes her to show up as a

sibling. I have helped with all other siblings

that have passed on. She shows up with her father.

Thank you for your help.
Added by Benjamin Rice on Dec 04, 2015 9:20 AM
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