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Cecil Vaden Jr. (#46998439)
 member for 9 years, 1 month, 6 days
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If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on Find A Grave you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal!

I respectfully request that death certificates not be posted on any memorials I manage.

My Grandparents:
Virgil Vaden & Kara Alta Hollis Vaden
Ray Adams & Gladys Taylor Adams

G Grandparents:
William Thomas Vaden & Mary M. Dyer
Caswell Webb Hollis & Drucilla B. Smith
Walter W. Adams & Catherine White
John W. Taylor & Sophronia E. Smith

G G Grandparents:
John David Vaden & Mary J. Moyers
Apollas Dyer & Sarah C. Myers
William Bennett Hollis & Lavinia Jones
Samuel Sample Smith & Mary Jane Dillion
Samuel Spencer Adams & Sallie Harrison
Seymour White & Susan A. C. Hudspeth
John Bemish Taylor & Isabella T. Bennett
Madison Monroe Smith & Zemly Gill

My Wife's Parents:
T.W. Bryer & Zula C. Ritchie Bryer

Abraham T. Bryer & Gladys A. Dodd Bryer
James H. Ritchie & Flora I. Brown Ritchie

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Lucinda Baker Phillips
memorial transfer
Hugh Rigsby was my maternal great grandfather. Would you please transfer his memorial to me? Thank you
Added by Lucinda Baker Phillips on May 18, 2017 2:17 PM
C L Otts parental links
You're more than welcome for the info. I'm connecting all the family members from my Smith line. I had my info posted since 2002 on gencircles and it disappeared but I'm thinking this will reach more people in the long run.
Added by Bloodhound on May 03, 2017 4:07 PM
Susan Overstreet Russell
Hi - I've been trying to 'track down' Susan Overstreet Russell's 1st husband - Mr. Dickens. Some oral records indicate his name was Isaac Newton Dickens, but I'm inclined to think it was Jesse Newton Dickens. Below is one of the transcribed marriage records on

Name Jessy Newton Dickens
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 05 Aug 1869
Event Place Smith, Tennessee,
Gender Male
Spouse's Name Susan E Overstreet
Spouse's Gender Female

On the 1870 Smith Co Census with Susan, he is J.N. Dickens - age 21.

I think this might be Jesse Newton Dickens - below***.

1850 Jackson Co TN Census
Bopy Dickens M 27 Tennessee (this is Bryant Dickens)
Delaney Dickens F 26 Tennessee #20718245
Lewis Dickens M 6 Tennessee #71010700
Tiny Dickens F Tennessee #178906172
>>Jesse Dickens M 2 Tennessee ***
Rebecca Dickens F 75 North Carolina

Another detail that makes me think this is 'the' Jesse that married Susan Overstreet is their son, Rev James Bransford Dickens - #71010155.

The Jesse in the 1850 census is a brother of Lewis Bransford Dickens - #71010700. Susan and Jesse named their son after Jesse's older brother. ??? Lewis was also a minister per his death record. Both are buried in the same Dickens cemetery.

What do you think?

Take care,

Added by BF on Apr 30, 2017 4:40 PM
Bonnie & Marvin Harris @ Ridgewood
Thank you for clearing up that cemetery mixup so quickly!
Added by CousinOnceRemoved on Apr 17, 2017 4:32 AM
Sue Dotson
Wrenn and Willhouse Memorials
Thank you very much for transferring the memorials. Much appreciated! Also thank you for creating them in the first place. Sue
Added by Sue Dotson on Apr 13, 2017 12:22 PM
David Laughlin

Thank you so much on working with Find-A-Grave, to get the memorial for my wife's great aunt, Evelyn Brock Wilkins, transferred to me.


Added by David Laughlin on Apr 06, 2017 6:51 PM
David Laughlin
Hi Cecil,

Could you please transfer memorial #45106804 for my wife's grandmother's sister, Evelyn Brock Wilkins, to me (member #47881454).


Added by David Laughlin on Mar 21, 2017 6:33 PM
A leaf on the Jenkins/Payne tree
Henry Stites Brown (1883 - 1953)
A quick note of thanks for your recent edits on Henry #64458631 - and all of your work. Much appreciated!
Added by A leaf on the Jenkins/Pay... on Feb 26, 2017 11:00 AM
Marshall Gillahan
I was wondering if you know anything about what happened to Marshall's wife, Lassie Pharris Gillahan.

She was my great-aunt and I lose track of her after the 1930 census. According to Marshall's death certificate, he was widowed when he died, but there is nothing to indicate what might have happened to Lassie. Do you have any information about her and if she died, or they divorced?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Added by DJ on Feb 21, 2017 7:17 AM
Annette Stone-Kerr
transer of Roger Howard
thank you so much for the transfer of Rogers memorial.
Added by Annette Stone-Kerr on Feb 17, 2017 4:28 PM
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