I was born in Booneville, MS and have lived in Prentiss County/Booneville all my life. I retired from the US Army with 28 years total service but, with two children to put through college I had to continue to work. So, essentially, I didn't retire, I just changed jobs. If I were able, I would do ancestry research/graving full time.
Just wanted to thank you for the update you made and for adding the obituary. I have been doing family research on Find a Grave and see all the work you've done to a lot of my ancestors and others. It means a lot to people like me who are just getting started. Thanks again for everything you do on Find a Grave.
Thank you for the numerous listings you have provided for those of us unable to travel to the many diverse places our ancestors are buried. Your contributions are so informative.
My husband was a descendant of John and Nancy Carpenter Lambert. It is my hope to learn much more about his ancestors. There are slight discrepancies about Daniel A Lambert, son of Josiah and Avis Willis Lambert. One source lists his date-of-death as 1932; his headstone states 1883. Do you have definitive evidence about the correct date-of-death?
Also, it is my understanding that Fondren Cemetery and Free Will Cemetery are the same cemetery. Is this assumption correct? There is a small building shell remaining in the cemetery. The crumbling structure resembles an old church building. Was this the Fondren Free Will Church Sanctuary Building at one time?
Daniel is not listed as an interment in Fondren Cemetery. Today, out of respect for Daniel, I listed him in the Fondren Cemetery interments. Is he, indeed, buried in Fondren Cemetery/Free Will Cemetery? Should I retract this listing?
It would be a great pleasure to exchange Lambert information with you. My journey is just beginning, and I doubt I have anything you do not already have in your collection, but anything I have I will be glad to share.
Thank you again for everything you do for all of us and our loved ones.
RE: Lost in Lamberts Don, Thank you so much for being so quick to respond. Most of these names are familiar. The reason you didn't see my Jesse Box is because his mother Viola Lambert was the second wife of Elijah Taylor Box, S.A.Perkins being the first wife. You have been a great deal of help to me. I had found this 1880 census several months ago and somehow managed to get sidetracked, forgetting all about it. I think I'll follow that trail awhile and see where it goes. Thanks again! Nanette