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Fran (#47031624)
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Bio Photo I was born in MS and after living in CA for 43 years my husband and I have returned to Florence to live. I became interested in my family history during the early 1990's. While searching for ancesters in old cemeteries I was saddened to see the neglect and damage to beautiful old headstones and monuments.

The iron marker in my bio picture is in Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson's oldest cemetery and was made by Pearl River Foundrey owned and operated by a family member in the late 1800's. There are two of these markers in Greenwood Cemetery.

I am happy to photograph headstones and post them to help complete memorials on find a grave. I must give credit and many thanks to my husband, Les and sister, Sue for their help with obtaining burial locations.

My Family names: Parker, Richardson, Winterstein, Switzer, Bell/Beall, Bradley, Dorman. My husbands family names: Davenport, Arnold, Davis, and Stinson.
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Kenneth Dale Coker, Sr
Thank you for the Lakewood photos for Kenneth Coker! We are sure the Coker family will be thrilled to see them!

Added by PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & ... on Apr 19, 2015 7:04 PM
Beth Austin
Thank you!
Fran, thank you for the wonderful marker pictures. I really appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Beth Austin on Apr 19, 2015 5:46 PM
Melissa McSweyn Foster
Charlie Robinson
Thank you for the photo. I appreciate it!
Added by Melissa McSweyn Foster on Apr 19, 2015 2:56 PM
Ron (Ronnie Lee) Collins
Alter Anthony "Tony" Brooks' marker photo
Thanks so much for the photo of Alter Anthony "Tony" Brooks' marker.

Added by Ron (Ronnie Lee) Collins on Apr 19, 2015 1:40 PM
Judy Higgins Welch-Candice Welch-Paul Higgins
RE: Cynthia Martin
You are so very welcome Fran. God Bless.....Judy
Added by Judy Higgins Welch-Candic... on Apr 09, 2015 5:16 PM
Frank Edward Callahan
Thank you for taking the time to photograph Frank's Stone. Folks like you make this site Great! Kris.
Added by Kris on Apr 04, 2015 6:11 AM
gayle duett
RE: Fred E. Beemon
Yes, thank you.
Added by gayle duett on Mar 30, 2015 8:12 PM
Eugene Downes
RE: Stinsons
I had always thought William Stinson was William Carroll but after hearing from another Davis family member today I feel that Karl is correct. Sarah had lived at home with her mom & dad up till her mom died 1905. A short time after her mom died she moved in with her brother James and his wife. James was an animal doctor and helped to deliver Sarah's first born son named Carl Clay born 1910. Carl's father Johnson Clay told Sarah he had to go back to Ashland, Kentucky to see his mom because she was very sick about 2 weeks before Carl was born (he never returned). Your cousins blood line does connect to the famous Statesman Henry Clay born 1777.
Added by Eugene Downes on Mar 18, 2015 9:43 PM
Eugene Downes
William Stinson Memorial #129323235
Sarah's father's name was William (Bill) Karl Stinson & he died Cincinnati? (beyond Fayetteville) Ark. He was a blacksmith & had a brother & they had a combine together or thrash machine. Sarah I's mother was Sara Jane Thompson & she's buried in Cincinnati (out of Durham?) Ark. in the Methodist? Church courtyard in Durham? Ark. Some of this info came from a letter I received from Cleo Penney who knew the family, dated 17 Nov. 1969.
I also got some info from an Oda who wrote that William joined So. Army, only had 3 0r 4 children then. He was in for 1 yr, no one to take care of family (starving) & crops so he left & went home.
Added by Eugene Downes on Mar 18, 2015 3:56 PM
Janet LaMotte
Lt Col Frank Callahan
Thank you for finding and photographing his grave marker. Your help is appreciated.
Added by Janet LaMotte on Mar 16, 2015 6:56 AM
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