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 and a great many of them are related as well. 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.
Kirby Connection My mother's maiden name was Bobbie Ellen Kirby. Her father was Robert Sidney Kirby who married Ruby Ellen Goodin his father was Robert Ransom Kirby who married Hannah Christine Reed his father was John Edward Kirby who married Martha Fulton
Would love to share information with you on the Kirby line.
serena glaze 1830 records has willis glaze as her father...yet another record has his birth date 1829??? any other links..as I cannot find a willis glaze born within the correct timeline...they are on the same census she 19 and he 22 so that cannot be her father...so confused any help would be appreciated thank you ,firstname.lastname@example.org
Rogers and Ritchie Can you contact me with regarding what you have on the two names I am interested in. And if so, is there another party that would have more information on either of the two names. Historically, I need to get started and connect dots from 1900 and further back. Any help from anybody is appreciated. Gene
Wade Hayes Brown Well, I have some new information. Wade was born on Indian Territory in Oklahoma. His dad's name was James Brown, known as "Jim" and his mother's name was Sarah Langford, known as "Sally". He had a brother named James who was one younger than him. His wife was Mary Ellen Richardson and they had two children, son Neal Allen Brown and dau. Wanda Hazel Brown. Unfortunately the James and Sally that are linked to his memorial are incorrect. Sorry, and I hope that you can research and find out this information for yourself as well to be able to remove my great-grandparents from his memorial. Thank You! Regards, Nancy Thompson
Wade Hayes Brown This research is regarding your memorial # 76182774 about Wade Hayes Brown. I found that his parents are linked on there, but honestly this is not his parents. Where did your information come from? My grandmother is Ida Zora Brown Hasty and I have linked her siblings to her parents and I still have one more brother to go. I have never heard of Wade Hayes and I think it is very odd that he has the same birth year and same death year as my grandmother. Please help me to clear up this matter. I will continue to research to see if I can find some info and who his birth parents are. Thanks! Regards, Nancy Thompson, Find A Grave member
William Dover Thank you so much for letting me know about the obituary you posted on William Dover #76183120 who was husband of Susan (Fudge) Dover. It is very interesting since I have been researching the Fudge family for years. My first husband was a Fudge from Missouri and going back several generations Susan Fudge Dover is a distant relative. I will pass the information on about the obituary to more family members who might be interested. Thank you, Carole