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Shannan (#48188346)
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Bio Photo I have to credit my father with giving me my love of history. When I was a little girl, I remember going to the cemetery with him. He would point out headstones here and there. Sometimes it was a Civil War veteran's headstone that would catch his interest, or he would show me a Mason's mark.

To my mother I would credit my love of books and knowledge. She always said that anything I wanted to know, I could find in a book. To this very day, I am an avid reader.

I suppose my love of genealogy was just a natural byproduct of this upbringing. I've always enjoyed listening to family stories. I look back now, wishing I had known to write them down. And so, here I am, so many years later, researching and capturing on paper, the little gems that make up our family's history.

What a blessing it is to have this website, not only to share the fruits of my own labors, but also to aid others in their search. Whether for genealogical purposes or for some other reason, I'm always glad to help where I can.
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L. Stone
RE: Myrtle Florence Kelly and family
Yes! Myrtle's mother, Sarah Ann Stone, was a sister to my gg grandfather Isaac Newton Stone. I'd love to correspond with you. How should I do so, other than this public message forum?
Added by L. Stone on Nov 14, 2015 7:29 AM
L. Stone
Myrtle Florence Kelly and family
Shannan, are you related to this family? Thanks, Lana Stone
Added by L. Stone on Jul 27, 2015 5:44 PM
Lisa Bailey
Francis Marion Appling #35660632
I just realized that in my last message, I typed 1953. Oops! Wrong century!
The Peirce Brothers brought photography to Texas in 1853. I'm hoping there might have been some kind of note on the edges of the original-sized photo that you scanned? Thank you.
Added by Lisa Bailey on Dec 20, 2014 5:40 PM
Allen Reedy Curtis
Estelle "Stella" Reedy Appling
Hello Shannan: May I used your photo of Estelle for my Ancestry tree? She was a 1st cousin three times removed. Thank you.
Allen R. Curtis
Added by Allen Reedy Curtis on Sep 04, 2014 6:17 PM
Lisa Bailey
Francis Marion Appling #35660632
I love the photo you posted of him! Do you have any info on the photographer? In 1953, "Peirce and Brother" (Robert William Peirce and John King Peirce, Jr.) brought daguerreotyping to Texas. Frances Ann Ussery first married Francis Marion Appling, and then married Robt Wm Peirce after Appling died.
Added by Lisa Bailey on Jun 05, 2014 6:27 PM
Lisa Bailey
RJ Bridges #88763383
Do you know if the middle name for R.J. Bridges was "James"? "James Bridges" (born about 1857) married Mary Etta Appling (1865-1955). Mary lived in Sullivan in 1925 (in her mother's obituary).
Added by Lisa Bailey on May 30, 2014 10:09 PM
C Stin
McBroom Photo's
I am so sorry it's been so long on this. I'm just getting up and around after open heart surgery.
Robert E is my cousin, He was a purple heart veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Rachel Atkinson McBroom whom he is buried by.
Thank You for helping me.
Carole Stinson
Added by C Stin on Nov 15, 2013 4:57 PM
Robert G. Bennett
Corcoran Transfer
I will be glad to. hope you and your family are doing all right.
Added by Robert G. Bennett on Aug 13, 2013 11:05 AM
RE: Thank you!
I was happy to transfer your uncle to you. I went to school with his son and remember meeting him once very nice man.
Added by gravewalker on Aug 02, 2013 10:15 PM
C Stin
RE: McBroom Photos
Re: message you left for me. Please refresh my memory re: which McBrooms......Trying to find them is something else. When I am lucky enought to find information on their burials.Please refresh which McBrooms.
Thank You so very very much for your time and digilence in trying to help me.

Carole Stinson
Added by C Stin on Aug 02, 2013 6:44 AM
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