My wife and I started researching our family histories about 40 years ago. After years of searching, I found my great great grandfather George W White from research that started with an entry here on Find A Grave. That find inspired me to start entering other family members and adding photos.
Most of my memorial entries are family and friends. However, I do make entries for folks I come across while taking photos.
I hope some of my entries might help other researchers looking for long lost ancestors. We consider Henry County, Missouri home but now reside in Derby, Kansas. Both our family ancestors were original land patent holders of Rives County before it was renamed Henry County in the late 1830's.
On July 17, 2014 I added my most precious memorial, that of my wife and best friend of 48 years, Marilyn Janeen Fosnow White. That 960th memorial will always be my most visited one.
Eliza Jane Moore Palmer Lightfoot Hi, I am a descendant of John and Susannah Moore. I am trying to research another person's claim that this individual is one of their daughters. I see on the website you have said Eliza/Elizabeth was the daughter of John and Betsey Moore. Could you tell me where this information comes from? John Moore was married to Susannah Devolt in abt 1818. As far as I have ever known, she never went by the name "Betsey", although one of her daughters did. If you have any information at all, I would appreciate your sharing it so we can clear up this mystery and either determine if Eliza was the daughter of John & Susannah Moore or if she was the daughter of some other John & Betsey Moore.
Find A Grave Memorial# 111307368 Thanks Gary for posting the photo of Susan Kay Gastel Crandon's headstone in Hillcrest Cemetery of Derby, Ks. I hadn't made it back there in a while. Sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. I had Carlton ancestors from Henry and Bates Co., Mo. They settled in the Derby, Mulvane, and Udall areas in the early 1870's. Thank again.
Mary Jane White / Steele Gary, Mary J. White is my 2nd great grandmother and her mother Mary Evening Star is my 3rd great. Thank you for the headstone picture. I'm stuck as it appears several are with Mary Evening Stars Maiden name. I found one who says its Chastain but I have not found family history past that. She is also the Cherokee link in my family from what legend says. Any help from family as it appears you may very well be lol. My grandmother is Hazel Steele.