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Linda (#47388740)
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Bio Photo This is me MANY years ago. (Where has all the time gone?) I love family history and have met many new cousins in my investigations.

The lines I am doing the most work on are Carpenter, Moorman, Dunlap, Minafore, Frazier, Morman, and Caffey. My lines center in Mississippi and then scatter worldwide.

My Minafore line includes mafia from Cicily that settled in New Orleans.

I have a copy of the newspaper article that had his death on the front page (dated July 1872) and reads that they were glad to be rid of him! The article also included that he had killed at least 15 people and was heard to say that others would die!! Talk about skeletons in my closet....

Ok, that is all for now. Everyone keep up the good work. A failed hip surgery keeps me at home. I will help in anyway possible.

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Theron Rogers
Madeline Baird
You did not have to delete it. You could have sent all of your information to the original creator to add to the first memorial. Or, you could have asked admin to merge them together. That would have saved all information, links, photos and flowers. I always ask for a merge so nothing is lost. Just send the two numbers to edit@ and ask them to merge, or in this case to merge and move. Theron...
Added by Theron Rogers on Apr 06, 2017 7:48 PM
BJ Resh
Wm T McManus
Linda, I was so tickled to see a photo of Wm. T on Findagrave! I contribute to Findagrave but more to Wikitree, my main surname is McManus. Would you, first, be able to tell how you came to find this photo (provenance, who got it from whom . . . ) and if I might have permission to use it on the wikitree site. If it is preferred I not use it, that is okay, I will still link his Findagrave reference directly to his Memorial (Wiki rules) Thanks gain, it is a great photo!
Barb Roesch
Find A Grave Memorial# 68277602
Added by BJ Resh on Apr 01, 2017 9:23 PM
RE: Zuk, Catherine
Her maiden name was Davis, but I'm afraid you'll throw something at me if I make another edit suggestion :)
Added by Aislin on Jan 26, 2017 10:15 AM
RE: Zuk, Catherine
Thank you Linda. Her maiden name was Davis. Her mother's maiden name was McCabe.
Added by Aislin on Jan 16, 2017 1:22 PM
RE: Robert Durr
I have no idea on Patricia. The two wife names are the only ones his sister Iris has given to me.
Added by SWL on Mar 14, 2016 9:24 PM
Jan Frazier
Robert Lee Frazier dates
Hello, Linda. I am a Frazier with roots in Duck Hill, MS; and my aunt (Mary Frazier) was married to a Minafore. I'm doing research and trying to sort out dates for Robert Lee Frazier (my great-great grandfather). The September 9, 1882 death date shown on his page here does not agree with the date on the tombstone (4/6/85). Do you have information indicating he died not in 1885 but in 1882? Any help greatly appreciated. Many thanks to you. Jan Frazier
Added by Jan Frazier on May 05, 2015 6:10 AM
Pamela Thompson
Gravestone Photo Permission
I am happy to see that you photographed the gravestone of Mildred Alford in Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Memorial# 37719625).

I would like to add this gravestone photo to the (non-profit) Alford American Family Association's collection of Mississippi Obituaries, where her obituary is (or will be) included. You can see the current collection at

May I have your permission to include your gravestone photos? If so, the photo caption will say:

Photo from [cemetery name, city, county, state]—
Permission granted by the photographer, Linda [or your full name if you prefer]

And thanks so much for your gravestone photo work!

Best regards,
Pamela Alford Thompson (Find A Grave #47195155)
Obituaries Project Manager, Alford American Family Association
Added by Pamela Thompson on Apr 21, 2015 11:27 PM
Earl K. Carpenter #97313610
Hi Linda,
I am NOT related to either this Carpenter family or the Carter family (Bess Marie Carter born 10/18/1925 & died 6/26/2012 Find A Grave #94182245) to which Earl K. Carpenter is linked as a spouse.***By chance I saw this mistake in linkage.***Sent public e-mail to Linda Cancilla (Contributor #47250781) on 1/23/15 advising she has confused the Mother-in-law Bessie "Bess" Marie Carter (#94182245)as stated in Mr. Carpenter's obituary on his Find A Grave memorial you created with Mr. Carpenter's wife, Rosemary, for whom I did not find an obituary.***Just wanted to apprise you and perhaps you will want to contact Ms. Cancilla and follow-up on correcting this error.
Best Regards,
Mary (Contributor #47792069)
Added by Mary on Jan 24, 2015 2:47 PM
Betty Troutman
Wiley j Carpenter 1813-1859
Dear Linda,, In all your searching of your Carpenter;s, have you ever come accrose a Wiley John Carpenter 1813 where? - 1859 Gonzales Co Tx. as I have tried to find his Father, Mother & Siblings, for a long time? He married ca1840 Ms Laney Wilkerson Caraway 1822 SC-1878 Gonzales Co Tx. I have all their children but have not found any trace of him in Alabama, SC, or Ms. I have all of the info on the wife's family as well as Wiley & Laney's grave site. Please let me know. Thanking You in advance.

Betty Troutman
Added by Betty Troutman on Dec 18, 2014 10:33 AM
Clarissa Stegeman
My Great Grandfather
Hi Linda, After 3 years and you helping to find some orphanage records I found my Great Grandfather's Mississippi family! It took a little luck and want to tell you that it makes me sad that it turns out my Great Grandfather was an orphan like my Grandfather. I had an odd feeling about this all along. I met a woman looking for his family too she is his Great Great Granddaughter and a couple of weeks ago emailed me a link to records she found on him being a Ward of the court in Lowndes, Mississippi. You may remember my Grandfather was in an orphanage in New Orleans. Well even if you do not remember thanks for being one of the many people who have helped me out on this journey. My puzzle is now complete and I can go on and write my Family History. Clarissa
Added by Clarissa Stegeman on Nov 12, 2014 12:40 PM
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