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Pat Iverson (#46836677)
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Bio Photo 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.
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E L Hon
RE: Sarah Cynthia Hon-Morton # 5980431
That memorial page aggravates me to no end. I have tried on several occasions to straighten it out. Since I am not in Sarah Cynthia's direct line, her brother William is my line, you might have a better claim in contacting the edit department. I'd say give it a shot.
Added by E L Hon on May 18, 2016 11:56 PM
Ricky Eade
RE: W Ernest Payne
You are welcome.
Added by Ricky Eade on Jan 04, 2016 12:30 PM
Ricky Eade
W. Ernest Payne #46881391
I have added a picture of headstone of your cousin.
Added by Ricky Eade on Jan 03, 2016 11:41 AM
Guy Cornish
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.
Added by Guy Cornish on Dec 29, 2015 8:16 AM
Southern Roots ღ
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 [1861] 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]

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.

Debbie Lunsford Yates
Added by Southern Roots ღ on Nov 09, 2015 10:29 AM
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.
Added by AngelWings on Sep 24, 2015 11:17 AM
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
Added by AngelWings on Sep 01, 2015 6:11 PM
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.
Added by JRH on Aug 30, 2015 2:10 PM
RE: Hattie Graham Nixon #132787996
Hi. Please tell me. Is Mrs Nixon a relative of yours?
Added by JRH on Aug 29, 2015 5:21 PM
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!
Added by AngelWings on Aug 24, 2015 12:18 PM
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