I enjoy learning of my ancestry and helping others with theirs. My ancestors are basically Southern on both sides. Some of the names I am researching: Ruffin, White, McGehee, Oliver, Rucker, Low(e), Payne, Elmore, Harmon, & Garrett. I have also done Norwegian research for my husband's side of the family: Ancestors and descendants of Tom and Anette Ruteig Iverson.
Berry and Sarah Stone These were my 4th great grandparents. My great grandfather was Augustin "Gus" Hughes son of Rhoda Jackson Webber Hughes. Rhoda's parents were Augustin and Katherine "Kitty" Stone Webber. Berry and Sarah were "Kitty" Stone's parents.
Thomas D. Ruffin Hello Pat. My actual connection is through his wife, Darthula Paralee Byrn.
The following are excerpts from the Lauderdale County Enterprise:
Lauderdale County Enterprise - Issue 25 Jan 1913 Thomas D. Ruffin, born Dec. 18, 1836, died at the Old Soldiers' Home, Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 1, 1913...Baptist since early manhood. Married in 1858  to Miss Paralee Byrn to which union were born eleven children, five of whom survive: R. J. and C. D. Ruffin of Memphis, TN., Mrs. R. C. Chaney of Tomberlan, Ark., and T. V. Ruffin and Mrs. J. M. Meacham of Ripley. Two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Bass and Mrs. Rowena Turner of DeWitt, Ark., also survive. Deceased was not subject to military duty, but early in the war volunteered and fought for his country in the cause that lost. In April 1912, while making his home with the oldest son, R. J. Ruffin in Memphis, he suffered a stroke of paralysis and was later moved to The Old Soldiers' Home in Nashville where he remained until his death which had as direct cause nauralgia of the heart. His remains were laid at rest in The Home cemetery at Nashville [Lauderdale County Marriage Record shows the marriage was June 30, 1861. -BBD]
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE - 16 Apr 1915 Administrator's notice - Thos. D. Ruffin, deceased; C. D. Ruffin, adm'r; T. V. Ruffin is a resident of Arkansas.
I believe the same family member gave information to the newspaper as well as for the tombstone which is slightly incorrect.
I also relate through the Meacham family.
Some of the family moved to Blytheville, Mississippi County, AR. I believe Thomas D. Ruffin was most likely born in Fayette County, TN.
douglass This is a partial part of the email I received from find a grave concerning this. There must be LEGAL documentation that shows this info. We don't even know if the brother ever moved them back to their original place of origin
From Find A Grave ADMIN You are allowed, and encouraged, to require official documentation when considering edit requests of this magnitude. If the member is unable to provide you with documentation, you are not required to move the memorials.
douglass I need links to your source of info. An actual link to a place that states their actual burial place. I have sent copies of your emails to find a grave as I sort this out. MY records say they are buried in the cemetery I have them in, so I must see something to dispute that as find a grave would also expect. thank you
And also I'm very sorry but you said this was your SISTER IN LAWS great grandfather, that does not fall under find a grave guidelines for transfers.
Please also note that I get hundreds of emails and it is impossible to answer all of them, after all we are VOLUNTEERS, we do not WORK for find a grave. So please wait while I research this and I will get back to you as soon as I hear from find a grave admin which can take up to a week as they get thousands of emails . thank you
RE: Hattie Graham Nixon #132787996 Ok. I have done more research and all census records and death indexes only show Hattie. I can not find in any records the name Harriet. The family did not have Harriet on the marker only Hattie. I will add a note to memorial about the name Harriet.
douglass I would need to see a source in order to know to move them into a different cemetery. a photo unfortunately doesn't neccesarily prove location unless you have the GPS coordinates . (as in using the find a grave app) There have been bogus edits lately where people are taking a photo and then just saying the grave is in so and so cemetery. You can send any info along and I can add it to the bio. I'm very careful with info so I will look forward to any source info you can provide thanks!
RE: Death Date for Richard Morton (b. 1794) I was not aware of the discrepancies in his year of death. I will investigate and see if I can come up with anything. I definitely know that there are mistakes in the "Descendants of Jonas & Joseph" book. I have found them through research. I've corrected them on my personal pages of the book. I'll let you know if I find anything concrete. Nice to hear from you. Lynn