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Marian Ritchie (#47547340)
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I enjoy gardening and I am a member of the Mt. Pleasant Iris and Daylily Society of East Texas.
I love photography and use it for both fun and entertainment. Since digital cameras came into use I go crazy with an assortment of subjects. I take tons of photos of my flowers, but I also enjoy photographing birds, horses, almost any form of wildlife, people, but most of all Cemeteries and Tombstones.

I am an Amateur Genealogist with 30 some odd years of research behind me. I took a break of about 5 years and just recently started back up. When I started researching my family lines my mother would get so upset with me. I spent all my free time walking cemeteries, visiting dirty dingy courthouse basements, are just visiting people that I didn't even know to gather old family photos and oral information. Mom always told me I spent more time with dead relatives than I did the live ones.

The day I walked into moms house with not only her mother and father's original marriage license but her grandparents original marriage license is the day that she decided my family research was worth all the hard hours I had put into it. She never complained again and started sharing older stories and folklore with me.

I am a Caregiver by profession and own my own business, Compassion and Grace Services.
I am a Baptist by faith and proclaim Jesus Christ as my savior. He can be yours too!
Hopefully one day my son and daughter will carry on not only my genealogy research for others to enjoy, but my love for the Lord!


The following is a list of cemeteries that I have photographed entirely. The list is in the East Texas area.

Caney Cemetery, Hopkins County.
Hays Cemetery, Winnsboro,Wood County.
Pineview Cemetery, Pineview, Wood County, Texas.
Winnsboro City Cemetery, Wood County.
Currently working on Lee Cemetery Hwy, 37 Wood Co

I have taken some at:
Smyrna, Wood County, Texas.
Harmony, Hopkins County.
Perryville, Wood County.

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Connie McBride Davis
Mary E Hester #73860651
I have found probate records in Wood County for Mary Hester's mother, whom I believed to be Malinda McBride Hester.
The probate records in Wood County appoint James M. McBride (her brother) as executor of her will, which confirms my belief that she was indeed Malinda McBride.
I am wondering if you would be agreeable to transfer the management of the above memorial to me so that I may add some information.
Thank you,
Connie McBride Davis
Member #47281449
Added by Connie McBride Davis on Feb 22, 2017 5:06 PM
Myrna Shirey
RE: M. R. Green
Thanks Marian!
Added by Myrna Shirey on Jan 13, 2017 1:02 PM
Myrna Shirey
M. R. Green
Please transfer from 74381142 M. R. Green to
20568281 Margret Rachel Green Harris.

Added by Myrna Shirey on Dec 30, 2016 7:30 PM
Myrna Shirey
RE: Mrs. Green
Marian, I'm sorry, I don't remember my request. Did I send you anymore information than Mrs. Green?
Added by Myrna Shirey on Dec 30, 2016 7:21 PM
Myrna Shirey
Mrs. M. R. Green
Hi Marian,

could you please move your photo of Mrs. M.R. Green to Margaret Rachel Green. This is the same person. My husband's grandmother. Thanks, Myrna Shirey
Added by Myrna Shirey on Dec 16, 2016 10:34 AM
deanna french
RE: Wood Co. Photo B.F.Perkins
You are very kind. Thank you for sharing!

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 15, 2016 2:07 PM
deanna french
Wood Co. Photo B.F.Perkins
Good afternoon; I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am presently working on a project to identify the last resting place of many of our "old soldiers" that had ties to Vt. Brainard Perkins was one such patriot. I am asking you if I may use the photo that you contributed to his F.A.G. Memorial, to post on the Vt, Civil War site? (

You would receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 14, 2016 2:14 PM
Brad Nabors
Thank you for all your work!
Thank you Marian. You do a great service for all of us.
Added by Brad Nabors on Apr 08, 2016 12:40 AM
scott sheppard
Cora Sims 75969523
hi !! Are you tracing her ancestry?? I notice her death cert says her mother was Winnie Paschal....
I see Winnie Paschal with her husband in Coosa co AL in 1870; heirs of a Milton Paschal from Lincoln co GA settled in Coosa co AL around 1860, taking some of their slaves with them ( ppl born in SC and Ga)
Added by scott sheppard on Feb 26, 2016 2:40 PM
RE: Ottie Norman Transfer
No problem. I try to please, as I can't take him with me. He needs to be with family.
And thank you,
Added by June on Feb 13, 2016 3:06 PM
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