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Beverly Joe Vaughn ☮ (#46915126)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo Ever since I was a small kid, I've always been interested in my ancestors. I'm sure I drove the older members of my family nuts by always asking who was married to whom and who their kids were.
As an adult I've traced my lineage back four to seven generations and still enjoy working on filling in the blanks.
I also love to roam around in cemeteries and look for odd and different headstones. I have a scrapbook of photos of these stones that I started years ago and still add to it every chance I get.
My favorite is a stone that I found in a local cemetery in Bentonville, Arkansas... it's a man's headstone and carved by the monument company is this phrase, "I told you I was sick". I literally had to walk up to the stone and touch it to believe it was really there.
I first started using find-a-grave to look up famous people's gravestones, such as Bruce and Brandon Lee, those have to be two of my favorites, they are beautiful.
I finally, just in the last couple of weeks started working on adding information on the cemeteries where I have relatives buried. It's a great way to save and share information.
If you would like to either correct or add to a bio, or contribute any information regarding any memorial I have placed, please feel free to contact me. I welcome all information. Or I'll be more than happy to transfer any memorial page to friends or family. Please put "Find A Grave" in the subject field. Thank you!

If you have a minute please visit daddy and mommie's memorial pages. Joe W. Vaughn., Rhoda V. Vaughn.
and for my gramps, he was/is my special human. Will Vaughn.
...and for all of my FAG friends out there, I want to thank you for all the flowers left on my loved ones pages and all the sponsorships.
Only a member of this awesome family here on Find a Grave could know how much all of this is appreciated! :)

This is a link to some great pics of some of the military elite & medal of honor recipients buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

This link will take you to the official Arlington Cemetery site.

I also contribute to a site that focuses on just gravestone in Arkansas. There are so many older cemeteries and the stones are fast fading away. If you have pics of any stones from a cemetery in Arkansas feel free to enter the stone and or the cemetery. It's a relatively new site so everyone with Arkansas gravestones is welcome, the more the merrier! Here is the link.

Enjoy! Bev :)

I just added the dog that 'owned' me for a few blessed years, visit my beloved boy if you get a chance, Sandy Myers.


Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born

I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on

So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain

I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere

The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair

The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!

And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone

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Jennifer Horner
RE: obits
You are most welcome!

I didn't have any particular reason for sponsoring. Something just struck me about his story. :)
Added by Jennifer Horner on Nov 24, 2015 5:29 PM
Thank you for loving my boy and sponsoring his page.

Love you,
Added by Sandee on Nov 11, 2015 1:33 PM
Lynda Turbeville
RE: a huge thank you!!
You are welcome!

"Out of Africa" is a favorite book and movie for me. I visited Kenya and went to the home of Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen. It was a very special journey for me. I fell in love with Kenya and its wonderful people and saw how she became enchanted with that area.

Lynda F. Turbeville
Added by Lynda Turbeville on Oct 29, 2015 6:08 AM
S.J. McMahan
RE: Sarah Self
Sarah Self was my grt-grandmother, through my mother Velma Irene Shropshire, daughter of Opie ElmerShropshire, son of Sarah and John Ambrose Shropshire. Sarah, was the 2nd wife of John and their children were: Rosa, Oscar, Pearl, Marion, Opie, and Tessie. I knew my grandfather Opie who lived in Oklahoma. He made one trip to California, where I lived, and at that time we were able to take a pic. of Him, my Mom, myself and my first daughter. That was a wonderful visit and an opportunity for him to be with his first daughter, first granddaughter (me) and first grt granddaughter (my daughter). He died not long after that. I had only my mother's memory of her grandmother Sarah, which was not much to go on as she did not see her many times but did remember he long hair (once black, turned grey) that she brushed out, wearing it in a bun usually. As for Nathan, Sarah's father I don't have his burial location. I've just been replacing my records recently as I lost all of the originals in a home fire in 2009. I also knew Grt Uncle Oscar and his wife Rosie, we visited on their farm when I was a child, I knew she had a lot of pictures and I loved looking at them, I don't know what happened to them at her death as by that time my Aunt Lorene (my mother's sister) was looking after her, and she is also deceased. I also knew Uncle Marion, he lived in Arkansas on the "home place" and showed me a partially burnt cabin which he said was where my grandpa was born on the farm he lived on. He had to sell the property and moved to Calif. with his adopted daughter, Bobbie Ruth (my mother's youngest sister). She was adopted as she was a newborn when the mother (my grandmother) Ruth died. I don't remember ever meeting the sisters of my grandfather. As I am 80 that was a long time ago! It was always indicated that Sarah was part Native American and I've tried to make that connection with the Self line. A cousin in AR, filled me in on a lot of the Shropshire family, she has been to the grave site of Sarah and John, it was called Carpenter Cem. and is located in Ozark,AR.
Added by S.J. McMahan on Oct 24, 2015 12:44 PM
Jonathan Riley Lee
RE: Dobbs
Hi Beverly, I just saw your message on my profile. I don't have any pictures of Margaret but I do have some of my great-grandfather, Charles E. Dobbs and my great-grandmother, Elsie V. Caudle.

I have yet to link my lineage to the Mayflower but I'll let you know when I do. Since it's been three months since you posted your message on my profile, were you finally able to link your great-great-grandfather to his parents?

Also, I've seen other relatives talk about one of our Snow ancestors possibly being full blooded Chicasaw or Cherokee. What all do you know about that if anything? I'm right now trying to find out if I do descend from Native American ancestors and I keep coming up empty handed. If you can help me with that, that would be great!

I look forward to hearing from you.
Added by Jonathan Riley Lee on Oct 12, 2015 5:26 PM
Pearlie Thrasher
Thank you for the token for my grandma. Debbie :)
Added by Debbie on Oct 11, 2015 3:07 PM
Curtis Jackson
Thank You!
Beverly, thank you so much for sponsoring my late mother's memorial. God Bless.
Added by Curtis Jackson on Jul 26, 2015 10:06 PM
Shirley Wadell
William Joseph Youngblood
I have a question -- What do you have for William Joseph Youngblood's parents? I have a death date for William J. Youngblood as June 21, 1889 Eureka Springs Arkansas but if this is correct, Martha Jane Loftis & William J. Youngblood must have divorced because Martha goes on and marries for the 2nd time to John Wesley Garrison in 1875. She marries a 3rd time to Wm H.D. Thomas.
Thanks, Shirley :)
Added by Shirley Wadell on Jul 08, 2015 6:19 PM
Shirley Wadell
William Joseph Youngblood
Hey, Cousin!! Yes, I am related through Wm Joseph Youngblood's mother Martha Jane (Loftis). She is my direct ancestor. This is my mother's side of the family - the Conners. The only picture I have of Wm & Julie is the B&W photo from Ancestry.
Thanks, Shirley :)
Added by Shirley Wadell on Jul 08, 2015 6:04 PM
Shirley Wadell
William Joseph Youngblood
Beverly: Thank you so much for getting photos of the tombstones of William Joseph Youngblood and his family. It is appreciated very much!!
Thanks, Shirley :)
Added by Shirley Wadell on Jul 08, 2015 9:51 AM
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