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John Rush (#46910302)
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Bio Photo I am a retired/Disabled US Marine. Since my retirement; I find that I have more time to do what I love most. Researching my family and assisting others in their research. I orginially got started in the family tree research in Junior High and have never let go. I love discovering the past and were my family comes from. I truly enjoy history which makes my research and photo taking a pleasure for me. I try and keep in touch with the local cemetery directors about when new stones are placed. My wife hates vacation trips with me - I make it a point to copy the list of graves needed for the area we are going to and swing in and get them. My wife is a decended of Elvis Presley and Gen John Bell Hood of the CSA. Which helps to get my kids interested in the family tree.

For those of you wishing to use my pictures on your personal or even online family trees. You are more than welcome to any picture I have taken. It was a honor for me to give your family a chance to see headstones that they may never have a chance otherwise.

I use generic URNS for my cremated memorials in order to place a memorial on this graves.

My current research revolves around the following families and their ancestors:

Dad's Side
Rush's from Texas - Alabama
Simmons' - Texas (van zandt) / Oklahoma
Duke's - Texas

Mom's Side
Simmons' - Texas (collin) / Oklahoma
Smith's - Texas (collin)

Wife's side
Hood's and Kelley's

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John, please check your edit tab, and your email for recent suggested updates to memorials you maintain in assorted cemeteries I've visited lately and have added photos to.

Added by Deb on Oct 06, 2014 9:14 PM
Maxine Gaddy
RE: Waggoner
I can't remember if I answered your question,
if not I apologize, if I did forgive me for repeating myself. Viola and Berlina were just 2 of Wiley Ledbetter Lunsford's children, Wiley was a brother to my great grand father, James Pierce.
I still can't find Viola's grave site.
Thanks, Maxine Gaddy
Added by Maxine Gaddy on Oct 06, 2014 2:00 PM
Luteen Carroll
Rena Pierson
John aunt Rena is one of my direct line. Do you transfer. Thanks Luteen
Added by Luteen Carroll on Oct 01, 2014 10:50 AM
Terry and the Pirates.
Sarah Annabelle Sorrels
Thank you John for this wonderful photo and your help.

Semper Fi
Terrill Parrish.
Added by Terry and the Pirates. on Aug 12, 2014 10:34 PM
Maxine Gaddy
RE: Waggoner
Thank you for your reply. Viola was the daughter of Wiley Ledbetter Lunsford, whose brother James Pierce Lunsford is my great grandfather. I have also been trying to find out how he,Wiley was killed. All I can find out is he was killed in a tragic accident leaving a wife,Augusta and 9 children. Then Augusta was sent to Terrill State Hospital and her parents raised the children.I have searched every cemetery that I can think of and can't find Viola. Any help you might be able to give will be greatly appreciated.I am disabled so I have to do all my searching on the computer. Thanks, Maxine
Added by Maxine Gaddy on Aug 11, 2014 7:34 AM
Maxine Gaddy
Would you happen to know where John Lee Waggoner 1879-1950 wife is buried. Viola C Lunsford is my cousin, I have found all of her siblings, but have not been able to locate her burial place, 1887-1935. Any help would bee appreciated. My e-mail Thank you, Maxine
Added by Maxine Gaddy on Aug 10, 2014 1:00 PM
RE: Douglass Family - Laurel Land
Have claimed the requests, 189 Must be the Lot,
So correct format is: Section 43, Lot 189, Sp 1-12, etc.

Added by TLH on Jul 29, 2014 12:46 PM
RE: Douglass Family
I'm sorry we were not able to assist you. I noticed you have removed your requests. I know our Cross section volunteer found the locations Restland had provided you and other folks named Douglass were buried there.
Added by JFH on Jul 24, 2014 8:20 AM
RE: Douglass Family

Thanks for calling. We have a volunteer that covers our requests in the Cross section and I have emailed her with the details. She will be pleased to help.

Added by JFH on Jul 21, 2014 2:45 PM
Bobby Binion
George or Irene Anderson
Are you related in any way to the Andersons in Tyler? My grandparents are George Milton and Cordelia Irene (Haynes) Anderson.
I know they were both orphans before they met and married, but the orphanage granny was in burned down right after she left and the records of her adoption are next to impossible to find online or via phone...(No one wants to research other people's family)
If you're ever in the Arkansas area and have time to look up orphanages that name is Bobby Binion and my cell is 8174586282. You can call or text any time.
Added by Bobby Binion on Jun 30, 2014 2:52 PM
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