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J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams (#47696685)
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Gwen Chapo
RE: self cem. Hornbeck, La.
Thank you for the information. My granddaddy was Sim Smith who was the son of James Lloyd Smith and Sydney Self. Sydney was the daughter of John Wesley Self and Evaline Carnogg. Do you happen to know any of them?

Gwen McLain Chapo

Added by Gwen Chapo on Oct 20, 2014 9:35 PM

Gwen Chapo
Memorial# 28853651
Hello, just wanted to let you know that this person is listed as the son of William Hudson Self and Zilla Self. The 1930 census list his mother as May. His birth is 25 Aug 1919 and Zilla had a son of the 15 Aug 1919. I have searched the census records available for William and Zilistine and there is not a William listed in any of them.

Thanks much,
Gwen McLain Chapo

Added by Gwen Chapo on Oct 20, 2014 12:09 AM

john knight & matthew sims
I am a direct descendant through my paternal grandmothers family from matthew sims & john knight through mary lavinia knight stockstill. I am very interested in the burial place of matthew & john. where exactly is the knight estate/land grant located in greensbrough,la? is there a written record that led you to say they are buried there?I would be very happy to get the info. are any other members of the sims & knight families buried there, any grave markers?

Added by mlee on Oct 10, 2014 4:54 PM

Benjamin J. Davis & Mary Johnson

I am researching the family of Benjamin j. Davis,

According to my Records, he was m. to Aurelia Smith (1802-1866) in 1823/LA.

I find an earlier wife for him in Greenwood Cemetery in Maury Co., TN. She is Mary Johnston/Johnson (1784-1859) and they were married Oct. 24 1800. Benjamin J. Davis is also buried there.

I am very confused about these two wives. I am very bad with numbers.......but it looks to me like he might have been m. to both women at the same time.

I am hoping that you can straighten this out for me.

Thank you in advance.


Lynn Davis Wilhelm-Melberg

Added by Jenelen on Oct 10, 2014 12:07 PM

J C Thompson
Catherine Self 131999226
I would be happy to remove the memorial. Not sure why my data didn't say Vowell?

My name is J.C. Thompson, I am the Chairman of the Mount Tabor Indian Community in Rusk County, Texas, of which your family was one time a part of.

I have the entire Berryhill genealogy that we are going to post when our web site is back up. If you are interested in it please contact me directly at

Also note, that we are going to reopen our tribal enrollment on November 1st. I do not know if the community as a whole is wanting to seek federal recognition as a separate group or go through the courts to uphold previous federal and Republic of Texas recognition. We also may re-institute litigation on treaty violations. Our cases have already been before the US Sup Court in 1921 and the Indian Claims Comm in 1948, but none of our later treaties (Birds Fort 1843 and Tehuacana Creek 1844) were included in the suits. In any event, since your family was a part of he community (William Berryhill is buried at the Mount Tabor Indian Cemetery), you may be eligible to enroll. Just a thought.

J.C. Thompson (48435001)

Added by J C Thompson on Oct 08, 2014 11:09 AM

Find A Grave Memorial# 113280538
I am researching this family and am wondering where the information for the burial came from?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for your contribution on the Lewing Family on Find A Grave.


Added by Coto on Sep 25, 2014 12:00 PM

Gwen Chapo
RE: Self
Thank you ever so much. I could find nothing on him.

Added by Gwen Chapo on Sep 22, 2014 2:42 PM

Gwen Chapo
Will Conerly
I am looking for Will Conerly, who was the first husband of Nancy Self. I noticed that Conerly was one of the surnames on your Mother's side. I don't have any information on him other than him being Nancy's first husband. Nancy was born i 1890 and died in 1973. So my assumption is that he would be close to her age. She married Absalom Wright Rayburn. I would really like to fill in this blank if you happen to know any
Thanks so much for all that you do to help those of us that can't get to all of these cemeteries.
Gwen McLain Chapo

Added by Gwen Chapo on Sep 21, 2014 10:52 PM

Peggy Buescher
Henry Williams
My name is Peggy Buescher and I am trying to connect one William W. Williams who listed his birth as Pickens Co., Ala 1828. When I look at the 1830 census there was a Henry Williams and one William Williams (some say was William Samuel Williams the father of my William W Williams). William Samuel Williams married Martha Mary Penny Williams whom later went and died in Cherokee County, Ala.I assume that William Samuel died because he was not with Martha Penny Williams in Cherokee County, Ala. My William Williams married Mary Ann Hesterly somewhere in Ala and they moved and lived in Floyd County, Ga which boarders Cherokee County, Ala. Can you tell me about Henry, did he have a son named William Samuel? My family tree is the Duke Tree which is out in ancestry. I would appreciate any help at all for I do not know what to do now.

Added by Peggy Buescher on Sep 02, 2014 7:56 AM

Kevin K. Slatten
Mary Stockstill
Good Evening!

I am sorry for just now getting back on the computer as work demands and gardening have taken me away from genealogy for about a month. I've transferred Mary Lavinia Knight-Stockstill over to you as I'm sure you can make your appropriate connections.

I really wish you can get in contact with my cousin, Steve Gordon. He is through John Warner line while I am through Joshua, the younger. Steve's mother and my dad are siblings but connect through his dad and my mother. Small world.

Steve has numerous letters from the late 1800's that were written to/by his uncle Lit (a.k.a. "Little" Stockstill).

I wish you the best in your connections and work as well. Hopefully, I will have my own Stockstill line fully connected soon with tombstone pics. Please, let me know if I can assist with anything else on this end (Hancock/Pearl River Counties).

I actually just got back from a weeklong trip to Vinton/Leesville/Sugartown/Oakdale/Gardner, LA areas getting documents and tombstone pics I miss on my previous three trips before so I know how difficult it can be getting to other places of research.

Best Wishes

Pearl River County, MS

Added by Kevin K. Slatten on Jun 05, 2014 7:47 PM

Kyle Collins
RE: Collins Family
William Thomas Collins and John Marion Miles are brothers. I think they moved to Corsicana, TX together around 1880. I have some questions to ask. I like to do research. I have come up with 6 children for Martha Elizabeth Collins. The oldest is John Alfred Brown (1874 - 1963. I would like to communicate via email, if that is OK with you.
Mine is

Added by Kyle Collins on May 22, 2014 11:28 AM

Kyle Collins
Collins Family
Please email me. I would like to have a conversation on James M. Collins and Mourning Hollie Fiveash. I have a lot of information on the family. I have search hard for information in Natchitoches Parish for them. I know where the farm was that was sold to support the children. One of the children is my Great Grandfather John Marion Miles Collins. Please email me at Thanks, Kyle Collins

Added by Kyle Collins on May 21, 2014 8:10 AM

Chuck Shoemake
RE: landrum
I have many Landrums in my database on Ancestry. Diboll, Texas, where many of Elizabeth's children ended up, is located maybe 10-12 miles south of Harmony, where Elizabeth and Elijah ended up. I took several pictures at the Brister Cemetery while there and will upload them soon. There are several others on the this website. There are many Pitts and a smattering of Landrums in the Harmony area cemeteries including Harmony, Zavala and Gravel Ridge. Elizabeth's and Linson's daughter Isabel, who married Phillip Vincent West, is my connection to them on my grandmother's Holliman/West side of the family.

Added by Chuck Shoemake on May 17, 2014 11:20 AM

Chuck Shoemake
Linson B Landrum
Linson B and Elizabeth Pitts Landrum were my 3rd great grandparents. Elizabeth married my 2nd great grandfather Elijah Shoemake in Angelina County Texas in 1882. She died in the Harmony community, Nacogdoches County, Texas in April 1885. I recently made a trip to Harmony and visited the Brister Cemetery with several of Elizabeth's Pitts descendants. The cemetery is totally overgrown with many headstones dragged into the woods and many others broken or buried. I created memorial 129924775 for Elizabeth based on nothing more than assumption. Family records indicate that her son Ransom M Shoemake was buried in this cemetery in 1894. The cemetery is located about a mile from the old Shoemake homeplace. If you would like to link her Landrum children to this memorial please do so. Chuck

Added by Chuck Shoemake on May 17, 2014 9:05 AM

RE: family
their father as stated in previous note was John Thomas Parker and mother was Isabella (last name unknown)

Added by CajunPaul on May 04, 2014 4:08 PM

RE: parker
I found no son of Lafayette Parker (son of James B Parker) in my research to date. Though I admit he may have been missed. But my George Parker is not the son of your Lafayette, son of James B Parker. Related yes, but different lineage of same family of John Thomas Parker.

Added by CajunPaul on May 04, 2014 11:55 AM

RE: parker
This George Parker was in fact the son of Lafiette Parker (aka Lafayette Parker) however my Lafiette Parkers father was John Thomas Parker and mother was named Isabella.
James B Parker and that you mention was the brother to my Lafiette Parker.
Lafiette (aka Lafayette) Parker was my Great Great Grandfather on my Mother side. Making George "Baldy" Parker my Great Grandfather.

Added by CajunPaul on May 04, 2014 11:52 AM

John Richardson
Richardson Pictures
I have some photos of our great great grand parents - John B. (Tobe) Richardson and Laura Octavane (Lewing)

Added by John Richardson on Jan 18, 2014 10:04 AM

John Richardson
Richardson Pictures
Not sure if you have any but a cousin passed some of our Great Great Grandparents.

Added by John Richardson on Dec 22, 2013 11:39 PM

John Richardson
Richardson Family
Hello, my name is John and my Richarson line is

Father: John William Richardson who married Beverly Ann Behrend

Grandfather: John Bernon Richardson who married Ruby Ebarb

Great Grandparents: James Pinkney Richardson who married Donnie Belle Walter

X2 Grandparents: John B (Tobe) Richardson who married Larrah Octavine (Ollie) Lewing

I have bits and pieces, some documents and many photos of my Richardson line and always on the lookout for more. I saw you mentioned a Richardson Bible and of course that got my interest. I am also looking to connect with more family along the way and maybe get more pictures and documents.
I am curious, I know that John B (Tobe) Richardson's parents show as John H. Richardson and Katherine on a census. I have also seen where it is said John B. (Tobe) Richardson's parents are John Harrison Richardson and Kathrine Burnett. Was hoping for some help on confirming this bridge. Thanks and nice to meet more cousins. John B. Richardson

Added by John Richardson on Nov 24, 2013 11:40 PM

Juliet Morgan

I'm trying to find out more information about the John Palmer and Mary Cuhusac family of South Carolina. I believe you manage their memorials in the Gravel Hill Plantation Cemetery there.

I think they are my 5th great grandparents. I believe their youngest son, Zemeriah Palmer, was my 4th great grandfather and, his son, Jacob Jabez Palmer, was my 3rd great grandfather. From Jacob, I'm very certain that my gr-gr-grandmother was Eron Belle Palmer, daughter of Jacob's second wife, Amanda Burroughs. There were two children born of this marriage: Eron Belle and Moorman Terrill Palmer.

Eron Belle Palmer married Gideon Elbert Wiginton in Bexar County, Alabama in 1892. Together they moved to Hill County Texas shortly after their marriage. In fact, Gideon may have already set up residency in Texas as that is what their marriage record in our family bible states.

Gideon and Eron moved to Wharton County, Texas in the late 1890s where Gideon was the first postmaster of Hahn, Texas. It was there my great-grandmother Ella Maude Wiginton was born and married my great-grandfather Jesse Prichard Henderson.

I'm trying to get more information about the Palmer branch of my family tree and was hoping you could help me. My email is, if you'd like to email me instead.

Thanks in advance,
Juliet Morgan

Added by Juliet Morgan on Nov 05, 2013 9:56 PM

Scott Hutchison
Wm.W.Lewis-27th Va.-CSA
If interested,I have a regimental history book on 27th Virginia Infantry. Includes some photos and maps,PLUS thumbnail bio of all members of regiment. $35+$5 postage. Like new,never read.

Scott Hutchison.

Added by Scott Hutchison on Aug 21, 2013 5:08 AM

Janie Healer Davis
Watson Greenberry Lewing
Mr. Lewing's memorial is yours...blessings!

Added by Janie Healer Davis on Aug 18, 2013 7:51 PM

James Henry Landrum
You should by now have received a message from Find A Grave that I transferred this memorial to you. One of his daughters, Leah Nancy Landrum, married my 1st cousin 2x removed, Frank Dobbins Sewell. That is why I had management of this transferred to me a while back. Being an uncle to you would make him a closer relative of yours that he was to me. I know you will add to this site and make it a fitting memorial to James.

Paul Medlin

Added by storm320 on Jul 25, 2013 6:31 AM

Laurie Ann Moore
Transfer done
You are very welcome, if I can help with anything else, please let me know.

Added by Laurie Ann Moore on Jul 10, 2013 8:59 PM


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