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Leslie Pierce Royce (#47146854)
 member for 8 years, 9 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo I began my research in 1977. I loved hearing about my family from my Granny who was from Jefferson Co., Ms.; my grandfather was from Copiah Co., Ms.She would invite us over when someone came to her house in Texas from Mississippi. I remembered the surnames; FURR, SMITH, PIERCE, SAXON and CALLENDER to name a few. I listened to her stories. When I began my research, she was still alive. I went back to Texas & visited her. My cousin Carl Pierce & I recorded her life story in 1979. We went through a box of old photos. All grandmother's have boxes of old photos! She was an inspiration. I will be forever grateful. She died in 1985 at age 98. I visit my families' cemeteries and take photos when I can. One eventful trip to Mississippi in 2001 was very productive.

My maternal grandmother was of Spanish & Cajun families from Louisiana. Among those surnames are MIGUEZ, ROMERO, AMY, BROUSSARD, LOIGNON, ETIE & DARTES. She lived until 1995 & also died at age 98. She wrote and told me much as well. She married TURNER & FREDERICK, so those surnames also.

Lately, I have been prompted to post the additional grave locations of my deceased husband whose family surnames are KELLY, GREEN, GILSTRAP, ADCOX, LOCKABY & SHERIFF; all being from the Pickens County area of South Carolina.

My current spouse's names are among my newest include:ROYCE,ALEXANDER,CHALFANT,CASE,DOYLE,
BLASKA & GRIFFIN. Those families were from Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, Connecticut, New Hampshire & Tennessee & Mississippi.

Most of the memorials you see are my ancestors. Please feel free to email me with any corrections. My goal is to leave a lasting legacy for future generations by passing on accurate information. You may copy any photos I contributed here to share with your family. If related to me; contact me. I have a large database with all my relatives in it. Over 30,000+.

My heartfelt appreciation to those who have created memorials or taken pictures of my family members.

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NW Mountain Man
RE: Elizabeth Furr Smith
I didn't research, but I am sure they are mine also....But its OK, happy to transfer.
Added by NW Mountain Man on Nov 21, 2015 5:36 PM
Jim Estes
Kelley Family Line
Hi Leslie,

I’m writing in regards to your find-a-grave memorials for William Kelley and Rebecca Jennings Kelley in Big Creek Cemetery, Williamston, Anderson County, South Carolina. Memorials 69242512 and 69245469.

I recently discovered these are my 4th G Grandparents, after a Kelley cousin allowed me to Y-test his DNA. Their son John is my 3 G Grandfather.

I have been doing a lot of research attempting to take these ancestor lines further back. It appears that William Kelley’s father is Richard Kelley (based on my Y-DNA results) who many think was born 1736 in Lancashire, England. This was very exciting since your memorial for Rebecca Jennings Kelley states that she was born in Lancashire.

However, researching Rebecca Jennings in Lancashire, and her christening in Yorkshire, I found that this Rebecca Jennings was married to Moses Topham on December 21, 1775 in Kildwick, Yorkshire, England and they went on to have 7 children.

I could not find another Rebecca Jennings that would fit with ours.

I know that these are your late husband’s ancestors. Do you recall where you might have gotten the information to post their memorials?

Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your consideration,

Jim Estes
Pleasanton, CA
Added by Jim Estes on Oct 19, 2015 11:34 AM
Duffie and Kathy
M Branch
Where does this info come from?
Added by Duffie and Kathy on Oct 14, 2015 6:50 AM
Brandy Wells Murray
RE: Orville Saxon
You're very welcome.

You asked me in the SAC you sent why your memorial was merged with mine. It was most likely because you had him listed in the wrong cemetery and I had asked you to move it to the correct one in an SAC. Once it went past the 30 days, I send them over to the edit team to merge so that the integrity of the cemetery is good. I have tried my best to work to maintain accuracy in each cemetery in Trigg County. There was one contributor (dkb) who had so many errors, I decided to make it my mission to get the County right! I've enjoyed it immensely!

Glad to be able to get your family member back to you! I hope you have a great week!

Added by Brandy Wells Murray on Sep 22, 2015 10:48 AM
Lamar Smith
RE: Legnon @ St. Joseph's
I'm only half way finished photographing the cemetery and only half way finished with posting images from my first visit. Happy that I was able to have those that you were looking for. Let me know of any others that you might want from St Joseph's.

Added by Lamar Smith on Sep 10, 2015 8:31 AM
Polly Terry Day
RE: Furr Pierce Cemetery/Lincoln.MS
You're welcome.
Added by Polly Terry Day on Aug 09, 2015 9:03 PM
Craig Thweatt
RE: Saxons In Kentucky
Leslie im glad to have helped in anyway I could also will still in the future if you ever think I can find something for you.I will look and see if you have any requests listed that I might had been to or not.
Added by Craig Thweatt on Jul 29, 2015 4:32 PM
Paul, Karen, & Katherine
Saxons in South Carolina
Dear Leslie,
If you would send me the memorial numbers for your Saxon relatives for whom we've created memorials, I'd be happy to transfer them to you.
I've tried to link them from your e-mail, but it would be better for them to be in your care!

God bless you!
Added by Paul, Karen, & Katherine on Jul 21, 2015 4:33 PM
Pat Arnold
RE: Lucinda Sandifer
Very welcome.
Added by Pat Arnold on Jul 12, 2015 7:21 AM
Lynda White
Margaret Butler Steen
Hi Leslie, I saw your posting for a Butler at McBride Cemetery. I would like to share notes with you on our Butler/ Steen/ Pierce/ family.
I am especially interested in Margaret Butler Born in 1822. She married Silas Steen. I look forward to hearing from you,
Lynda White
Added by Lynda White on Jul 11, 2015 3:12 PM
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