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Leslie Pierce Royce (#47146854)
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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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Jane Ireland
William War
There is no marker for William War. We believe it is possible that in 1865 it would have been of wood.
I am so sorry.

Added by Jane Ireland on Feb 20, 2015 1:44 PM
Kathleen Clemence
RE: Avegno
You are welcome!

And I will keep my eye out for anymore Avegno family members that I might be able to find.

Added by Kathleen Clemence on Feb 15, 2015 5:51 PM
Kathleen Clemence
RE: Avegno
Hi Leslie,

Obtained quite a few cemetery records the other day and have added several Avegno's in St Louis #2. However, did not find anything on Lucy - sorry.

Added by Kathleen Clemence on Feb 14, 2015 10:34 PM
RE: Natchez City Cemetery
you're very welcome
Added by RUBY CARMAN on Jan 29, 2015 5:28 AM
Kathleen Clemence
RE: Avegno/New Orleans
Glad to help Leslie - I'll see what else I can find on who's buried in the tomb and let you know - thanks!

Added by Kathleen Clemence on Jan 21, 2015 6:16 PM
sherry hunt
I am the daughter of. Roy a poole..he had a brother Charles and sister Thea Mae she was a bus groves Texas....I am the grand daughter of Ellie Marie Lyons Poole is jan 17 2015..I found all this information on find a grave...thanks sherry hunt Poole......sherry hunt 48 @
Added by sherry hunt on Jan 17, 2015 8:58 PM
Sabrina Wilkerson
I have been researching the history or my fathers family. In line starting with my 7th great grandfather the list would go 7th Robert Callender, 6th John Callender, 5th Alexander Callender, 4th Stephen Callender, 3rd William Coleman Callender, 2nd William Ray Callender 1st great grandfather Loice William Callender, Grandfather George Edward Callender, father David Eugene Callender. I just started this search recently and I can not find much info from John Callender or Robert Callender. I would like to be able to trace my heritage back to Scottland.
Added by Sabrina Wilkerson on Nov 22, 2014 10:09 PM
Eva Merryman
RE: McFarlen-Gurie Cemetery
No problem. Went on my lunch about 10 minutes away. Was able to take all the pics that have memorials in the cemetery but one. I'll go back later just to make sure that I didn't miss it. I found my relative (Hoy Snow) while there so it was worth it. Eva
Added by Eva Merryman on Nov 04, 2014 2:23 PM
Eva Merryman
McFarlen-Gurie Cemetery
I noticed that the only tombstone photos posted to the McFarlen-Gurie Cemetery in Jonesville, LA were posted by you. Did you happen to take photos of all the tombstones in the cemetery? If so, would you be able to post them to their memorials? I was specifically looking for Parker and Snow tombstones. Thanks, Eva
Added by Eva Merryman on Nov 03, 2014 12:01 PM
Rose Moszer
Prudence Stiles
Thanks for the transfer Leslie. I have connected her to her parents.
Added by Rose Moszer on Oct 24, 2014 12:36 PM
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