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MsMarion (#47087574)
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Bio Photo My name is Shannon Gorman. I was a "Navy Brat". My dad graduated from Ole Miss and went into the Navy to fly jets. I married a Navy submariner, so I spent the first 40 years of my life moving from duty station to duty station. My summers were spent with my grandparents in Gulfport and Columbia, Mississippi. Home to me is Mississippi.

I am the publisher of the website and the Mostly Mississippi database, with over 102,000 files. This database is free and can be found at

I have a Masters Degree in Business Education and have taught in high schools and junior colleges. For genealogy education, I completed the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Consultant Genealogist course, and have 17 proven American Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestors, with others in process. I have helped 20 other people join DAR by working on their lineage with them. I have completed the BYU South Eastern United States genealogy course, and am currently enrolled in second course.

I have photographed over 5000 funeral home records. I published the Colonial Funeral Home Records 1913-1915, and have two more sets of funeral home records in the publishing process. The first volume can be found in the DAR Library in Washington, DC. If you have guestions about the Colonial Funeral Home Records, just ask. I am not doing this to make money. There is no charge for communicating with me!

I have been photographing tombstones for longer than Find a Grave has existed, but do not intend to compete with, or duplicate work other people are now doing or have done. I am happy so many people are participating in documenting cemeteries.

I do not want to manage any more memorials. I ask questions about some of them, but that does not mean I want to manage them, it only means I had a guestion. Thank you in advance for not making me the manager of any memorial unless I expressly asked to manage it. I consider it a big responsiblity to manage the memorials and it is very time consuming to get them right. I am not someone who wants to have the most memorials entered, I want to be the person who is willing to document the source and provide correct lineage information on the memorials I manage.

If I do not respond right away, please email me. Some health issues put me down for a couple of years but I am determined to bounce back. I am not ignoring you, I promise.

Happy Hunting and I look forward to working with you on Find a Grave.

Shannon Gorman

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Dede Stafford
Elizabeth "Betty" Richardson Glazier
My name is Dede Stafford, and I saw the question that you left on Betty's Find A Grave page. Betty was my aunt, the sister of my 3rd great-grandmother, Margrett Richardson Cagle.
I have their date of marriage as 12/30/1890 in Winston County, MS. And I have Louis as dying in 1897.
Here is the curious the 1870 census, Bettie is listed as 22 years of age. She would have been almost 40 in 1870. I know that census records often have discrepancies, but that is some difference!
A distant cousin of mine had told me that according to family legend, Louis was a shop keeper, and that Bettie's family did not approve of him because he was Jewish.
Could there be two Louis Glaziers?? Some things certainly seem to match, but other's I am still scratching my head about.

I would love to hear from you if you have a spare moment!! E-mail:

Thanks!! :-)
Added by Dede Stafford on Jan 08, 2017 2:23 PM
the wife of Lazarus Reeves mystery
As I have continued my search of the last name of one of the two Elizabeths married to my 3rd GGfather Lazarus Reeves, I came upon your notation dated Nov 13, 2015 on Find a Grave "Still searching for proof of maiden name for Elizabeth wife of L.R." - just curious if you had come up with anything besides Massey for one and possibly Simpson for the other. BTW, my name is Barbara Brewer Campbell - have waited rather late in life to begin this quest of seeking out my family tree in some rather organized manner - I have surprised myself with a folder with scraps of paper and notes kept over the years- and delighted with finding all of your information. My parents both came from Pike, CO MS and rest of relatives thereabouts although I was born in TX - the only one - my sibs never let me forget that I am the foreigner in the fx. ha ha. well, thanks for your exemplary work, dedication and passion for preserving history. Best regards, BBC
Added by bluechablis on Nov 26, 2016 5:03 PM
Are you related to the James O. Gorman Family of Paris, Tennessee? My great grandmother was Mary Grace Gorman Wife of Walter Carter also of Paris, Tennessee. I am interested in any I formation that you might have. You can email me at Thank you.
Added by Karen on Aug 06, 2016 9:16 AM
Shirley Fortenberry Ramshur
Do you have any idea what year Jesse and Lucy Nace Falk died.
There daughter is married into my Fortenberry's

Thanks Shirley
Added by Shirley Fortenberry Ramsh... on Aug 01, 2016 3:32 PM
Robert Abney
RE: Thank you
The Rawls family member in search of the Joseph Ford Cemetery sent me a note that he had easily found the cemetery..Robert
Added by Robert Abney on Jan 08, 2016 7:22 PM
Robert Abney
RE: Felder, Isaac Cemetery
I have sent a note to the originator of the cemetery with a request to correct the listing.

When that is accomplished I will review for correct burial information.

thank you, Robert
Added by Robert Abney on Jan 08, 2016 6:55 PM
janine mcquiston
Mary Lowe
To remove the photo of the stone would be up to the person that added it. Gene Phillips. His name is under the photo. Thanks, Janine
Added by janine mcquiston on Jan 02, 2016 4:35 PM
Christopher Beard
RE: Stogner
Shannon, Yes, you were thinking in the same direction as I was for finding some proof in death and/or marriage records and obits. I will try to pursue that route a little. If I find something, will certainly let you know.
Merry Christmas to you too. Hope all is well over your way. Chris
Added by Christopher Beard on Nov 28, 2015 1:53 PM
Christopher Beard
Hi Shannon. Thanks for sending the info on Margaret "Peggy" Jemeson Stogner. I'm wondering if the notation of "one child" in 1900 is not an error or perhaps a misunderstanding of the question on either the part of the census taker or the person providing the info. Since Peggy is living with just one child, perhaps that is what was understood. In any case it must be incorrect, as Peggy is already married to Simeon Nathaniel Stogner and appears as his wife in the 1850 census with a new born (Thomas). Her brother (William Jemeson) is also living with them. They remain married for the 1860 and 1870 census, adding children Mary (c1852), William Wallace(c1854), Melvinia (c1857) in 1860 and two more in 1870: Vernon (c1862) and Emeline (c1867).
In 1880, I believe they are living with married daughter, Mary.
A bit of confusion with records is always fun to pursue. :) Will look into it a little further. Chris
Added by Christopher Beard on Nov 28, 2015 9:13 AM
Don Simoneaux
Joel Bullock Memorial
My gg-grandfather is L. Joel Bullock, and I see you have a memorial (# 102766058) for him in Marion County with date of death 17 Jan 1932. I recently obtained the death certificate for the Joel Bullock who died 17 Jan 1932 in Marion County and discovered that this person was only 2 years old. My gg-grandfather, L. Joel Bullock, had a son named Simeon, and his father was also named Simeon. I believe this is where the confusion comes in. The informant for the Joel Bullock who died in January 1932 was Simeon Bullock, apparently the son of L. Joel Bullock. So I believe the Joel Bullock who died in January 1932 is actually the grandson of my gg-grandfather, which means I'll need to do more research to discover when my gg-grandfather, the subject of this memorial actually died.
Added by Don Simoneaux on Oct 14, 2015 5:54 AM
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