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Pat Simmons (#46877979)
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Bio Photo I became interested in researching my family tree in about 1987. A very important tool in my research "tool chest" has always been visiting cemeteries and photographing stones of family members. In about 2006 my sister, Mona, and I decided to post our many cemetery pictures with short bios to findagrave. We tag-team, I post the information and she posts the pictures. There are very few of our original memorials that are not our family members. However, there have been instances when I've photographed other stones while in a given cemetery and have gone ahead and posted those. We felt they might help someone looking for that person. I also photographed the entire Walker Cemetery in Mt. View MO one year while there for a family reunion. For those not in my family, I would be glad to transfer management, but only to a family member within the find a grave guidelines. Racking up large numbers of entries are not our bag, but creating well presented memorials for our loved ones is. Our DIRECT family lines (parents thru 2nd great-grandparents) are: Father-Simmons (Chennault, King, Thomas, Coburn, Tiller, James, Johnson); Mother-Stokes (Miller, Vassar, Walker, Thornton, McMurray, Bryson). Plus we're constantly finding other "kin folk" as we work back through the generations.
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Marion Laster
RE: Reeves Relatives
Hi Pat,
I don't know if I ever responded to your message or not. If not here goes.

I am aware of Wesley Whitfield Reeves. Yes, we are distantly related. His grandfather, Wesley Reeves is my ggg uncle. His father, Robert Milton Reeves, was born on Sugar Creek in Hickman County, TN. I have visited the area many times and know a little about where they lived on Sugar Creek. My paternal grandmother, Docia Forrester, was also born on Sugar Creek.

Marion Lynn Laster
Added by Marion Laster on Jun 16, 2016 4:26 PM
Valice Raffi
Perfect!
Added by Valice Raffi on Apr 25, 2016 4:19 PM
Valice Raffi
RE: Bedie Thornton
I dug my tree to see how I got Obedience and it looks like it came from other trees. I agree that it makes much sense, especially since she had a deceased brother named Obediah, but like you, I can't find any hard information. I'll reflect that on my tree - thanks for questioning your edits!

So we're related! My 2nd great grandmother was Bedie's half-sister, Susan Harriet Clark.
Added by Valice Raffi on Apr 24, 2016 10:55 AM
Judie
RE: Laveta Pearl Nalley
I will send a request for merging to findagrave for it to be corrected. They are the only ones that can merge memorials. Thanks for the alert.
Added by Judie on Mar 28, 2016 9:29 AM
Judie
RE: William L. Brown
Thanks for your assistance in linking Minnie to her family.
Added by Judie on Mar 21, 2016 12:30 PM
MKG
RE: Telitha Hawkins Emery Thornton
Liking things to match must run in the family! I have updated my ancestry.com family tree (Marshall-to-Michael Grant Family Line)to include your great, great grandfather Walker and was interested to see that he served in the 48th Tennessee Infantry, which is the same regiment in which his brother-in-law, Howell Jackson, served as a Private. In the information attached to H.J. in my ancestry family tree, I found Helton's name (misspelled) in the listing of those who served as Captains when the regiment was reorganized 7 April 1862 following the capture of many of its men at Fort Donelson (16 Feb 1862).

"Captains: ...Heltar R. Walker, Co. 'G', formerly 'D'. Men from Hickman County."

Considering that Civil War units were formed from neighbors & friends in the same locale, I guess this is pretty typical. Still, I enjoyed making the connection.
MKG
Added by MKG on Mar 03, 2016 10:02 AM
MKG
RE: Telitha Hawkins Emery Thornton
Thanks so much for taking the time to respond. Of course you are correct about H.J. Thornton having been born in Tennessee. The poor sentence structure in my message obscured my attempt to suggest his wife, Telitha, was born in North Carolina, as were her parents according to the 1890, 1900, & 1910 census entries for Telitha. Beyond NC as their state of origin, I have been unable to find any clue as to the identify of her parents. Please know I am grateful for your courthouse work, without which I would not even know Telitha's full name. I will continue to search for information about her parents in order to complete the Potter-Thornton line of my family tree.
On a side note, from Telitha's headstone photo in your FindAGrave entry, it almost appears there is another letter after "T E L". Do you suppose her name could have been spelled with two L's?
Thanks again! Marshall K. Grant
Added by MKG on Mar 03, 2016 7:28 AM
MKG
Telitha Hawkins Emery Thornton
I am the great, great grandson of Howell Jackson Thornton and "Telitha (or Tellitha)Hawkins Emery Thornton". I have worked extensively on my five-generation family tree and lack only the identities of Telitha's parents, which I am unable to find through ancestry, family search, or anywhere elese. It appears to me your 2008 entry for Telitha in the Thornton Cemetery, Roosevelt MO, is the only source for Telitha's information appearing on the two sites mentioned above. I know this is a "long shot", but is there any chance you have notes that might suggest how you came up with "Hawkins" and "Emery", since they do not appear on the headstone? Your entry suggests a TN birth, but the 1880, 1900, & 1910 census reports for H. J. Thornton list a NC birth state. Either way, I have hit a dead end and could really use your help. Thanks very much, Marshall K. Grant, Frisco, TX; marshall.grant@tx.rr.com
Added by MKG on Mar 02, 2016 11:25 AM
Bob Carter
RE: Shinault
You're welcome.

The Shinault names of Daniel Milton, Milton Daniel, etc are kind of odd to me, but am sure there are others in my PATTERSON & WHITAKER lines in Surry that have some odd things too. :-)

Here's what I have on them:

Daniel Jackson Shinault (b. abt 1815 in NC/VA & married Sally unknown). They had these children:

- James (b. abt 1844 in Surry)
- Sally (b. abt 1845 in Surry)
- Elizabeth (b. abt 1853 in Surry)
- Daniel M. (b. abt 1855 in Surry and married Susan Wood on 19 Dec 1876 - (see https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-L1BC-2D3?i=384&wc=QZM2-91Y%3A1588772770%2C1588773438%3Fcc%3D1726957&cc=1726957)
- John H. (b. abt 1858 in Surry)

Daniel Jackson Shinault also married 2nd to Phoebe Whitt in Surry County on 24 Jan 1886 in Surry (see https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-L1BC-2G9?mode=g&i=374&wc=QZM2-91Y%3A1588772770%2C1588773438%3Fcc%3D1726957&cc=1726957)

Daniel Jackson Shinault may be buried at Church of Corinth in Surry County, but I surveyed it and did not find his burial.

Bob
Added by Bob Carter on Feb 22, 2016 9:32 AM
Bob Carter
RE: Shinault
Reference my last suggestion about Albert Shinault in the 1900 census, his mother Susan Wood is shown as a widow so the one at Pine hill couldn't be her husband.

Bob
Added by Bob Carter on Feb 22, 2016 8:32 AM
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