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Patti (#47014492)
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Bio Photo Hi there,

I live in Mississippi and have been researching my family history off and on for about 10 years now. I love uncovering new ancestors and finding new cousins. Cemeteries have fascinated me since I was a little girl so I'm glad my daughter-in-law told me about this site. I've spent a lot of time in local cemeteries copying tombstones and will try to load them all on here as time allows.

Surnames I am researching are: Schmidt/Smith, Sartin, Townsend, Wilson, Mason, Rutland, May, Farley, Barnes, Brister, Owens, Magee, Ingram, Williams, Boyanton, Jordan, Bridges, Galbreth, Carouth, Crosby, Walker, Jones, Allgood, Case, Stewart, Hunt, and four to five more Smith lines. I'll be more than happy to share and compare any information I have.

Please let me know if I have any mistakes that need to be corrected.

Take care,


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George E Jordan
Hello Patti,

Can you add #55033828 and #15916765 to George E Jordan #154712385 as a sibling. Parents are Janie Mae Jordan and Joseph Boone Jordan. I was George Jordan's daughter-in-law for 20 years and know this was his brother and sister.

Added by blodes on Nov 27, 2015 8:21 AM
Charlotte Ann Price
Find A Grave Memorial# 27724868
Do you have information on the old records of Antioch Church?
I am looking for the confirmed parents of William M Price..this is who I presently have...but not confirmed.
Jonathan M PRICE(1780-1864)Virginia
December 11, 1864 and Wife:
Sarah LONGINO-Price(1793-1867) NC
Added by Charlotte Ann Price on Sep 30, 2015 10:56 AM
Pat Arnold
RE: Townsend
Thank you Patti, hope you can help me find them.
Added by Pat Arnold on Jul 21, 2015 3:24 PM
Dorothy Smith
RE: Wyley Smith - Memorial# 27958987
Hi Patti,

I'm having problems with my account but I'll try again! Thanks for adding the information to Wyley Smith's page. He was the brother of my great grandfather Fayette. It looks like there were four brothers who fought in the war. At one time I read a document where the surviving brothers were considered AWOL because they went back to work the harvest.

Wyley ENLISTED in the 33rd but due to casualties, it was combined with the 34th and rolled into the 45th. I've found at least two sites with this info but no original docs to verify.

Happy to meet you. D.
Added by Dorothy Smith on May 16, 2015 7:59 PM
Janice Brock
Grave Markers for Joseph May Cemetery

The Judith Robinson Chapter, MSDAR, is requesting contributions from descendants of Joseph May, Sr, to help us purchase grave markers for his wife, Sarah Jane Campbell McLain May; Joseph May Jr's wife, Clarissa Daughtry May, and Hiram May - all 3 to be placed in the Joseph May Cemetery in Walthall Co, MS - which DAR members and other interested volunteers are working to clean up and reclaim.

Generous contributions have already been made by these well-known Joseph May descendants: Doug McBroom, Pam Schultz, Gail Chandler, Anna Louise Petersen, and Buddy Smith - and others. Any amount would be appreciated and can be mailed to: Susan Boyd, Regent; Judith Robinson Chapter, MSDAR; 706 Jackson Avenue, McComb, MS 39648. A public ceremony and reception is being planned after the completion of this project - hopefully sometime this Fall.

Added by Janice Brock on May 05, 2015 8:57 AM
Mitchell Sanders
Danny Autrey
Thank you for the update.
Added by Mitchell Sanders on Apr 04, 2015 1:22 PM
George Smith
Bill's brother
Joe Reed "Bunk" Smith 138332739

Passed away Nov 4th 2014..

Thought you would like to know....
Added by George Smith on Mar 31, 2015 2:54 PM
Sandra Williams Wallace
RE: John Holly Williams
I forgot to mention that Zula Mae Williams Wright (my grandmother) is the sister of John Holly Williams, so he adopted his nieces Willie Mae and Zula Mae and nephew John W. That makes my great uncle my legal grandfather, John Holly Williams. We called him Uncle John. I told you it was confusing!
Added by Sandra Williams Wallace on Mar 16, 2015 11:38 AM
Sandra Williams Wallace
RE: John Holly Williams
Hi Patti,

I'm so sorry to be so late in replying to your email.

Yes, I am related to this Williams line. My mother Zula Mae Williams was one of three siblings adopted by John Holly Williams, his wife Kathleen and his step grandmother Lilly Greenlee Williams (yes, all three were on the adoption papers!) after the death of their mother. Their father William Wright had deserted the family several months before my mother was born, and my mother's mother Zula Mae Williams Wright died of tuberculosis in a sanitarium 6 weeks after my mother was born. It's kind of confusing, I know.

I would love you chat with you! Feel free to email me at: and I'll give you my phone number. I'm very happy to connect with you!

Added by Sandra Williams Wallace on Mar 16, 2015 11:31 AM
Doug McBroom
Handy P. MAY
I posted a picture of Handy's tombstone. Janice, volunteer, and some friends found the stone buried. Note the dates and "Handy", not "Hardy". They are reclaiming the cemetery and will place the military tombstone of Joseph MAY Sr later this spring.....Doug McBroom (MAY Family)
Added by Doug McBroom on Mar 02, 2015 7:28 PM
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