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OBXr (#46634091)
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Darrell Landrum
RE: Thanks!
You're welcome. I was lucky enough to be out at Presbyterian at the right time of day to catch the sunlight hitting that marker just perfectly.

Added by Darrell Landrum on Sep 03, 2015 12:40 AM
Christopher O'neal
These two site are different and the parents are different also the birth and death dates arwe different. This was in the olsd Cemetery book and could be a different person. In fact there were 4 or 5 in the cemetery where your person with the exact same name.

Added by Ralph on Sep 02, 2015 8:55 AM
*Golden Girl*
Thank you so much for the heads up on my duplicate memorial.I'm hoping to have the two merged;sense they both have pertinent info and pics.Thanks again-Donna
Added by *Golden Girl* on Aug 26, 2015 9:09 PM
Wanda Powers
Virginia Beasley
Thank you for noticing the entry was duplicated. Not sure how that happened and I know the cemetery since it is one the family uses. Not sure where that name came from either. I deleted it.
Added by Wanda Powers on Aug 25, 2015 6:07 PM
RE: Lucy Ann
No offence to state named people intended! Yes, my great-great grandmother used Tennessee as her middle name but whether she was given that name at birth or it became her name later in the century would be another puzzle. Her name mostly appears as A. T. Beard or Holt (even on her wedding certificate). She even signed her name A. T. Holt. On the 1850 census, she is Adaline T. Beard.

I've changed Lucy Ann to Louise Anna. Your challenge helped me think it out a bit further. Thank you for that.
Added by RTT on Aug 21, 2015 4:18 PM
Lucy Ann "Louisanna" Vinson Beard
Thank you for your remarks on my memorial to my great-great-great grandmother. Lucy Ann's real or preferred name was a great puzzle. I chose Lucy Ann as that was how my mother and our family records had it but in revisiting my notes, I also see that the 1880 census listed her that way. I suspect that she was really named Louise Anna Vinson and her name was later "modernized" however as examination of a copy of her marriage record (not a transcription) appears to be LouiseAnnaVinson. It's important to note the use of uppercase letters, I think. Her name also appears in the (untranscribed) 1850 census as Louise A. Beard. At any rate, I feel sure that her nearest and dear never intended for her to be named after the state as many transcribers have done. I intended the "nickname" of Louisanna to be useful to searchers who do not have access to original letters and documents as I have.

My one photograph of her is labeled "Mother Beard", so no help there!

Also, I see I was in error as to her daughter, Vandelia Beard's death date. Thank you for pointing that out.

Added by RTT on Aug 21, 2015 1:08 PM
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Added by BBrown on Aug 19, 2015 9:43 PM
JoAnn Stephens Graham
Curtis Hines
thank you
Added by JoAnn Stephens Graham on Aug 18, 2015 3:40 PM
Shirley Stewart Milford
Grave of Hattie Burkeens
OBXr, thank you for trying to find the grave of Hattie Burkeens in the Clover Bottom Cemetery. I do appreciate your efforts and will ask the memorial manager to add a note that the grave could not be found so others will know.
Added by Shirley Stewart Milford on Aug 18, 2015 11:39 AM
RE: James Lawrence
I emailed Find A Grave a few days ago and asked them if they would take over the memorial and add to it and got this reply (below) from them, I deleted the page I made so the one link is no good now.


Thank you very much for submitting a memorial to Find A Grave.
You indicated that Jimmy Riddle should be considered for inclusion on the
'famous' pages. Unfortunately, Jimmy Riddle does not appear to fit our criteria
for a 'famous' listing. You can learn about Find A Grave's famous listings,
including what we look for in a 'famous' entry, by reading our 'Famous FAQ'. You
can jump directly to our FAQ by following the link

though the listing will not appear on the famous pages, please be aware that the
memorial you created is still active and available for search to all Find A
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Added by Robert on Aug 17, 2015 4:15 PM
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