|Mary Kirby (#47060304)|
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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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|Larraine Tennison||Susan Ann Bean (Kirby)|
Thank you so much for all your research. It is helping me to find my mother's ancesters and learn more about them, as she did not leave hardly any information before she died. Susan Ann Bean Kirby is my great grandmother. Mother of Cordelia Bean Cole,my Grandmother,and my mother was Leona Faye Cole. So I am guessing that you and I are relatives. This is very fun.
Thank you again. If you have any pictures of Cordelia etc. I would be thrilled to see them.
Fort Collins, Colorado
Born in Amarillo, Texas
He is in Section F Plot 127 Space 7 if you want to put it on the memorial.
Added by Santos on Jan 12, 2014 5:20 PM
|Okies Kid||Kirby Inquiry|
I notice you are a Kirby and work on the Kirby family history. Any chance you are related to or know about Kirbys that lived in and around Sulphur, Oklahoma (two or three counties in that area) and also north Texas in and around Fannin County? If so, would love to hear from you.
|R Burnett||RE: Thomas Beach|
Hello Mary, my mother Glynda Mae Beach was born and raised in Checotah along with her older brother and three younger sisters. My mom's baby sister Jessie Lee "Corkey" Sisco was the only one still living in Checotah, but she passed away last year after several months in the hospital. The only close family I have left there is Corkey's two daughters Roxy and Tammi but it still seems like my second home as i lived there off and on as a small child. My grandparents were Lawrence Beach and Bonnie Burks, great grandparents were George Beach and Myrtle (Gramlich)Beach, Jesse Burks and Maggie (Cooper)Burks
|R Burnett||Thomas Beach|
Thank you Mary for the transfer, and if you ever need any help (photos) or look-ups just let me know. I live in Adair County, OK but lived in McIntosh County, OK when I was very young now the area fairly well.
Thanks for the information on Isma. I put the obit on her memorial. I had her dates from the cemetery listing
Added by SWF on Dec 17, 2013 6:23 AM
|anna toner||Elmer Ershal Cowen|
I just seen that you left my grandfather's obit. Thank you so very much.
Thank you for adding his parents links.
Added by msmithee on Dec 08, 2013 1:08 PM
|acybersleuth||RE: Toon/Burchfield graves in Greenlawn|
Mary, thank you so much for your help and information, and for the search link.
That marriage information for Alice (Iola) Arnett Toon to a Williams was new to me.
Actually, Maggie was married one other time. Her Census records say this first marriage, probably to the Benton, was when she 14; so would have been around 1890.
She was a Smith by birth, on the "Creek by Blood" Dawes rolls as Maggie Arnett, daughter of Jim ("Little Jim") Smith and Delphine Marshall;
and she is on earlier Creek census data as "Maggie Smith".
Family lore says that Maggie was the direct descendent of a Smith who was one of main Muskogee Creek treaty negotiaters with Washington (probably ((Captain)) James M. C. Smith)...
|acybersleuth||Toon/Burchfield graves in Greenlawn|
I have a question about two Greenlawn memorials that you did for "Find a Grave": #76184844 for Alice I. Toon (also on same stone as her husband, Owen); and Maggie Burchfield, #76182778.
I am wondering if you remember if these graves were anywhere near each other? Or if there were any graves very near to Maggie Burchfield?
Trying to find out if this Maggie is Alice Toon's mother. She is the only Burchfield buried in Greenlawn, and I have found a reference to a late-life marriage for her.
Lezlie Clemons (in NC)
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