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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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Lissa Taylor
Gravesite picture
I noticed you posted a picture of my grandmothers grave...just wondering how you knew her?
Added by Lissa Taylor on Dec 25, 2014 10:51 PM
doughbender
Correction please
On the memorial for Lucy Killgore (112328021) and for Alvin J.Killgore (112328010) a Ruth Cobb Smith is listed as a daughter she is not related. Ruth Faye Killgore Lamb Smith is the correct one. I would appreciate your help in correcting this. Thanks Carolyn Bryant
Added by doughbender on Dec 09, 2014 8:52 PM
L Mastan
Oliver & Dorothy Farrimond
Mary,
Thank you for so quickly accepting the edits for Oliver & Dorothy Farrimond. With much appriciation for all your hard work.
LMastan
Added by L Mastan on Dec 03, 2014 7:05 PM
Catherine Wilkinson
Homestead
Thank you for the new information on Gerald L. Mitchell, neither sister or I have had his death date and I am pleased that you had it and I found it first.
He is my uncle; I have met my Aunt Leona. She is my mother's sister.
When I was growing up we visited all the time and saw Uncle Gerald's horse ranch.
Thanks again.
Added by Catherine Wilkinson on Nov 30, 2014 11:41 AM
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
Chris
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
DEB
RE: re Clem Lackey
Ok thank you
Added by DEB on Sep 16, 2014 8:38 AM
DEB
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


Deb
Added by DEB on Sep 15, 2014 5:58 PM
acybersleuth
Maggie Smith Burchfield
Mary, once again, thank you!!!!
Added by acybersleuth on Aug 15, 2014 7:01 PM
acybersleuth
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
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