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Donna Sutiff (#46786711)
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Bio Photo I am retired and live in the Texas Panhandle. I have been putting bio's and flowers on memorials for over six years, and when I couldn't find my grandparents, I decided I would add Memorials and put a voice to my families, I don't want them to be forgotten.
This is a picture of my parents, they were Helen Elaine Lott and Steve William Lanning, they were born in 1918.
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Sandra Brookshire Behne
RE: Mary Iola Bull
You are more than welcome I was helping another person with this family and can't seem to find her after 1910. If I run across Emily, I will let you know!
Added by Sandra Brookshire Behne on Apr 10, 2014 4:16 PM
Thank you.
Hi, Donna.
Thank you for all of the wonderful work you are doing through this website. I am just beginning my research on the Elbert Family (trying now to connect John Lode Elbert b. 1859 to his parents) and you have shined the light on several footsteps for me to follow. Thank you again.
Added by Becky on Mar 23, 2014 12:10 AM
Robert Awalt
Benjamin Neale 1760-1853
Hi Donna,

It is nice hearing from a Neale cousin. In fact, you are the first one I have heard from so thank you.

I would love to exchange information with you on this line. I am sure I made many mistakes in my research as it has been a very difficult family to trace. And I live in CA so cannot go to KY to do research (well. I suppose I can go there, but it is difficult).

It is important to me to get the facts right through verification and documentation of records, etc. So you can imagine that I am confused with what you have said.

As to Benjamin Neale 1760-1853, I have proof through his widow's (Delilah Barton) Revolutionary War Pension Application that clearly says Benjamin Neale's father was Joseph Neale of Farquier County, VA. I would like to see your research and compare verifications. If my data in not correct, I will change it. I do know that Delilah Barton Neale was given land grants as a result of her husband's military service, and the land was in Kentucky which she later conveyed to her son. I do not have any information on her parents, however.

You can see some of the documents I have. They are on and my tree is titled Robert Mitchell Awalt. Feel free to take a look.

I am very open to discussing all of this with you because I want to get the facts right and set the record straight.

I hope to hear from you at this yahoo email. In addition, my work email is

Until later,

Added by Robert Awalt on Feb 16, 2014 8:06 AM
Armstrong History
RE: Warren Burgess 85358615
Hi - Thank you for the reply! Yes. . . . I agree with you! I found this website by accident and have found it to be very helpful and have "met" some wonderful people with the same passion for history, research and family connections! It's fun to "volunteer" and take pictures of gravestones - it's such a help because it would be impossible for me to travel to the various cemeteries that are far from our home - so I try to help out when I can and I usually end up taking "more" photos and posting them and/or creating memorial pages for those who are not already on the website! Sadly, our winter has been tooooo long "up north" and the snow is covering the cemetery grounds to get out and take volunteer photos! Glad that it was ok to add the photo to the memorial page! Stay warm and safe if winter has made an impact on your area of the country!
Added by Armstrong History on Feb 04, 2014 12:28 PM
Armstrong History
Warren Burgess 85358615
Hi - I came across a passport photo of Warren Burgess and posted the picture and info on his memorial page. I saw that you manage this memorial page and wanted to let you know. I was going through pages and pages of passport photos to look for pictures of my relatives and came across this match for Mr. Burgess. It's always such a "treasure" to find an old family photo - hope you don't mind that I posted it on his memorial page.
Added by Armstrong History on Feb 03, 2014 9:43 PM
terry smith
rice newnham
I seen where you left flowers on his web find a My name Is Terry J smith He was my 2nd great-grandfather on my mothers side his daughter married a james Thomas smith and their son was named james Thomas smith who was my mothers father Her Name was Lily F Smith Smith she was a smith before she married one lol
Added by terry smith on Feb 02, 2014 11:47 AM
Carolyn Ellertson
Memorials for others
This is such a wonderful thing to do! I have only had time to do my own relatives as I find them, but when we acknowledge someone and leave any tidbit of information for those who follow us, we are doing an act of kindness..Thank you for your contributions.
Added by Carolyn Ellertson on Jan 19, 2014 8:03 PM
Bonnie Shirley Amery
RE: Pictures
Thank You for your Email.

As you can determine, I have been a member for 24 hours.

When entering the head stone photo of my 2x great grand parents, I was of the fearful thought that it would locate on the Powers Cemetery Page. It should not be there. All I knew to do was ask someone to remove it. Somehow it was located correctly on the memorial page of my 2x great grandfather.

I am of the opinion that my 2x great grandmother, Lucinda (Smith) Shirley is a daughter of the Smith Family that You are tracing. Lucinda is a daughter of John William Smith and Frances Brokenberry (Brown) Smith. They are interred at Smith Cemetery.

Again, thank You for your communication.
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Jan 18, 2014 3:36 PM
RE: Owet Pauline Barton Jones
Hi Donna - did you notice that her first name is Owlet instead of Owet?
Added by Tony on Jan 15, 2014 4:23 PM
Jeanene Stermer
RE: Mae Dora Deaton #54491157
I'm really not working this family nor am I related. Her GD created the Downtown Medicine Mound Museum in Hardeman Co., TX. As there were so many records and photographs left behind whenever she went to assisted care, I set them up on local graves. Good luck and happy hunting! Jeanene Stermer
Added by Jeanene Stermer on Jan 10, 2014 3:49 PM
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