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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.
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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
PS
hayes
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 PS 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,
-Sherryl
Added by S Barger on Jul 08, 2014 2:36 PM
Rich Denton
Think somebody should.
Just a thought, maybe somebody should. I had a major problem with the name Ivey. 6 or 7 different enumerations of that showed me that when I made a file with most of the variations in it made a huge difference in who else was actually researching the Name Ivy/Ivey/Ivie/Iveie/Iv/Eyevee.
Rich
Added by Rich Denton on Jul 07, 2014 10:20 AM
Rich Denton
RE: Spelling of Surname
I understand. That's why I asked the question. I am the person that figured out that the transcriber had miscued when that transcribed Ham to Haw. Thanks for your reply.
Rich
Added by Rich Denton on Jul 07, 2014 10:02 AM
Rich Denton
Spelling of Surname
Just curious... that you know of or anyone that reads these messages ever made a comparison of the names "Kirby and Kerby" or any other misspelled or sounds like ??
I have Kerby and Ham,not Hamm, in my tree.
Misspelling is a pet peeve.
Rich
Added by Rich Denton on Jul 04, 2014 11:29 AM
Virginia McCoy
Colleen Shirley Ritchie
FG #103679979 Collen Shirley Ritchie, father is Adam Jeff Ritchie. Noah Russell Ritchie was Adam Jeff brother and he was also the first husband of Vertie Viola Guinn.
Added by Virginia McCoy on Jul 03, 2014 10:01 PM
Mary Ann Weshinskey
William Henry Strong
Thanks so much for the info. I guess my mind does not work the right way to figure that out (or I am not smart enough). I also did not see the date the obituary was published. And thanks again for the obituary.
Added by Mary Ann Weshinskey on Jul 02, 2014 8:07 PM
Mary Ann Weshinskey
RE: William Henry Strong
Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to post the obit for my grandfather's memorial. Although I did not see the date of his death there, the obituary is another source for some of the facts I already and and has some I did not have. So it was still very useful to me.
Added by Mary Ann Weshinskey on Jun 29, 2014 10:51 AM
Mary Ann Weshinskey
Altha and Harvey Griffin
Thanks for making the memorials for the above people and taking photos of their markers. Would you please transfer their memorials to me? I know there is supposed to be a place at the memorial where I should be able to request this, but I have never been able to find it. Aunt Altha is #76183360
and Uncle Harvey is #76183362. My number is 46901682. Thanks so much.
Added by Mary Ann Weshinskey on Jun 27, 2014 5:30 PM
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