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Mary Kirby (#47060304)
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Bio Photo I am an avid genealogist concentrating primarily upon the Kirby surname and whomever the females in that family married. I have worked from my immediate family back to Richard Kirby and Sarah Small from Tennessee and am now working forward from each of their children to the present, a daunting task as my ancestors tended to be very prolific!

My interest in cemeteries started right before I was supposed to retire from the Air Force in 2001 when I took my father to Scottsboro, Alabama to see where his father and grandfather were from and visit his great grandfather's grave. The cemetery where his great grandfather is buried was neglected and in very sad condition. We decided we'd go back there armed with a lawn mower and weedeater and take care of that cemetery at the next opportunity. 9/11 happened so I didn't get out of the Air Force when planned and then one thing after another kept us from going back. Last summer we had planned to revisit the cemetery and do what we could to preserve it. Daddy's health didn't allow us to do that and his death this past September ensured that the two of us would never be able to. I understand now that it may be too late to help that cemetery as loggers have pretty much destroyed it completely. That is very sad considering how long those tombstones had been around (all early and mid 1800's many had even withstood a war) and I am even more grateful for the pictures of them I took when daddy and I were there. Now I'm taking pictures of tombstones for two reasons, one being the obvious, searching for data on ancestors and two being the preservation of history.

Feel free to download any gravestone pictures I have taken and posted.

Please before asking for a transfer make sure you have reviewed the FAG policies on transfers! You can add pictures without a transfer. You can request edits and link creations under the "edit" tab. Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The majority of folks I have added to FAG are actually related to me the exception to that are memorials in the Checotah, Greenlawn Cemetery. Outside of Greenlawn Cemetery if I have added them then they are related to me.

My major research interests are the surnames Kirby, Hamm, Ritchie, Parker, Rogers, Dearmore, Butler, Casey, Miller, Giles.
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S Alvarado
Kirby Genealogy
Were any of your Kirby ancestors from Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas? My great-great-great grandfather's land was sold to the Kirby family, and it stayed in their family many years. Last Kirby family to own the land was Gerald and Venice Kirby. Venice passed away this past July, in her 90's.
Added by S Alvarado on Nov 01, 2014 11:44 AM
Thompsons in Tuskegee cemetery
thompsons in Tuskegee cemetery at Tuskegee. I have an email from you that stated Thanks. Those Thompson of Joseph G, Thompson children are no longer there.... Check and email me when you have time please. Some one has gone in and put that the Edna and Tuskogee in the wrong places after I added them to the Tuskegee cemetery at Tuskegee. Check it out. thanks
Added by Chris on Oct 02, 2014 6:34 AM
RE: re Clem Lackey
Ok thank you
Added by DEB on Sep 16, 2014 8:38 AM
re Clem Lackey
Hello, I was taking pics of a cemetery and came across a stone said Clem Leora Lackey grave was for twin boys died 4-5-1937. no other family is reg in this cemetery. I did a search and came across your post for Clem and sure enough on headstone was Leora. could these be the babies of your clem leora Lackey?
76183783 76183782 I added these today. 135948159

Added by DEB on Sep 15, 2014 5:58 PM
Maggie Smith Burchfield
Mary, once again, thank you!!!!
Added by acybersleuth on Aug 15, 2014 7:01 PM
RE: Maggie Birchfield - Greenwood, Checotah
Mary, thanks so much for your help! I really appreciate it (and you)!
Added by acybersleuth on Aug 13, 2014 9:43 AM
Maggie Birchfield - Greenwood, Checotah
Hi, Mary,

You may remember that Maggie is my great grandmother. I have been trying to locate an obit for her. She died in Checotah, I believe, but the library there could not find any obit that may have run in their local newspaper. I know that she was in the Eufaula nursing home in her later years.

Do you know of any other newspapers in that area that might have run an obit on her?

Thanks again for the good work you do!

Warmest regards,
Added by acybersleuth on Aug 12, 2014 1:36 PM
Mary Ann Weshinskey
J. D. Bean #19067189
Thanks so much for the info that allowed me to link J. D. Bean's parents. I apologize for taking so long to do so. If you are related, would you like me to transfer the memorial to you?
Added by Mary Ann Weshinskey on Jul 11, 2014 3:24 PM
you are so correct no way that James could have fathered these children. thank you for bringing this to my attention. I had added it incorrectly.

I believe that James Hayes born 1801 married to Jane had a son named Lewis The Lewis you have above sounds like the same Lewis I am speaking of he is living a few houses down from John Hayes

James & Jane Hayes I believe they had another son, named Lewis Hayes. In the 1870 Madison County census, Valley Township, household #108, James Hays, age 69, and Jane Hays, age 64, are found..both born in South Carolina. A few households away in Valley Township, household #18, is a Lewis Hayes, age 22, born in South Carolina. Lewis is married to Mahaley, age 19, and they have a son, James N., age 1. In the 1880 census, evidently Lewis Hayes has died...because Mahala, age 29, is married to James Colyer. They are listed in Boston Township, household #330. Listed in the household are James Colyer's stepsons, James Hayes, age 11; John Hayes, age 9; and Thomas Hayes, age 7.

I am so sorry I missed up when I added to my notes. hope this helps.

Added by PSprinkles on Jul 08, 2014 5:14 PM
S Barger
Isom Ritchie
Hi Mary,

Thank you for the additional information and for the very nice note. Yes, those old stones are very difficult to read. I'm also not the best photographer in the world, but hope that our photos can help someone. It's good to hear when they do. Again, thanks again for the nice note.

Best Regards,
Added by S Barger on Jul 08, 2014 2:36 PM
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