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Beverly Mahanay~Short❤ (#47149599)
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Bio Photo My first experience with family genealogy was 1978, shortly after my paternal grandfather died. After exploring my family as far as I could and no real knowledge of how to research my family I put it aside for another 8 or 9 years. When Jim and I married in 1986 we began a discussion about genealogy and found we were both very interested in it. By then more and more people were exploring their roots. I'm not sure how we discovered the many wonders the Fort Worth Public Library and Regional National Archives had to offer, but once we did there was no stopping us. Only 30 miles away we made a trip to one of them every weekend for many years. Now we do our research in the comfort of our home, spending many, many hours combing the internet for clues to those elusive ancestors. We have always loved old cemeteries, at one time spent countless hours helping clean the local abandoned cemeteries. We don't do that now that our cemeteries are perpetually cared for by the Johnson County Cemetery Association. During that time my husband and I researched and ordered about 32 CSA tombstones from the government for Balch Cemetery. There are more that have not been added, so let me know if you find one in the cemetery.


Please stop by my mom and dad's memorials:

❤Wilma Leach Mahanay

❤Alvah Brandle Mahanay, Jr


Angel children from our families to remember;

❤Raymond M. Brown, Jr - Mother-in-law's baby brother

❤David Michael Godi - husband's cousin

❤Dora Dee Leach - my mother's little sister


Two very special children from my hometown that should be remembered, but have been forgotten until now.

❤Unknown Infant Found at Bridge

❤Little Slave Girl Killed by Bear


Two beautiful little girls from our area who were abducted from their homes and murdered. Hope you will take the time to visit their memorials. Because of the work the family of Amber Hagerman did in years to follow most states if not all states have the Amber alert that is sent out when a child is missing.

❤Amber Rene Hagerman

❤Opal Jo Jennings


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Wayne Ward
Are you related to the Grahms and/or Lewises?

Wayne Ward
Added by Wayne Ward on Dec 11, 2014 11:21 AM
Phyllis Hock-Mudd
I see that you have left a note for my cousin Charlotte Krouskoupf-Mahaney! Are you related to her by marriage?

Phyllis Hock-Mudd
Added by Phyllis Hock-Mudd on Nov 27, 2014 5:59 PM
Gwynn Williams
Shay Cecil Wood
Hi Beverly,
I see a note on my fathers site. How did you know him?
Added by Gwynn Williams on Nov 02, 2014 5:17 PM
Tony Sivo
RE: Thank you!
You are very welcome.
Sorry I couldn't get a better photo of Harry, Jr's marker. But those temporaries don't last long.

Added by Tony Sivo on Oct 30, 2014 7:54 PM
John Armistead
Zola Armistead 109702972
I want you to know how much I appreciate the memorial for Zola (Crow) Armistead. I have searched for years for her grave. I am constantly amazed at the information available on Find A Grave.
Zola was my grandfathers second wife. She died very shortly after the birth of their son. Robert Andrew Armistead was raised by his maternal grandparents, Gillis and Eliza Crow.
Thank you for the work you do.
Added by John Armistead on Oct 27, 2014 9:36 PM
RE: Lori
Not being rude, but I was born into the family and I can tell you things from the past that you probably don't know, because my mom is Raymond's baby sister and Jim's great aunt. Annette was my cousin as is Betty Lou and GeorgeAnn. Known the entire Brown family all of my 47 years since the day I was born.
Added by Trailblazing2007 on Oct 20, 2014 7:18 PM
On the Trail
Samuel B Cosby # 33208989
Hi I noticed your tribute on this memorial and was wondering if you know if this Samuel B Cosby is the son of James R and Ermin C Blakely Cosby? Samuel who was their son was born in GA in 1860. James was killed at Gettysburg and the location of his grave has recently been discovered. If this is the correct Samuel, I would like to link him to his father's memorial which is Find A Grave Memorial# 137384252

Best regards
Added by On the Trail on Oct 17, 2014 7:22 PM
Esther Kinder
James and Raymond Coley
Thank you so much for the visit to my two son's memorials. It means so very much to me.
Added by Esther Kinder on Oct 10, 2014 8:36 AM
Clifford Bitikofer "flower"
Thank you for that unique and creative animation you put on my father-in-law's memorial! That carpenter even reminds me of him. Blessings!
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on Sep 22, 2014 6:21 PM
In memory of my 2 Franks and Pam Roberts
Thank you
For the thoughs
Added by In memory of my 2 Franks ... on Sep 22, 2014 9:18 AM
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