Mem#51491926 Ben T Weeks Jane Ann Adair Weeks is a distant relative. Today I discovered your memorial for she & Ben. Want to share that I found them both listed on 1910 census (dated May 4 in the Crossroads Precinct, Prentiss Co., MS) living with son Ben T. Weeks' family. Very strange since death date on grave stone is 1908??? Maybe there is some way to put a note on the Memeorial about the death date possibly being wrong. Can't imagine two Dr. Ben Weeks with wives named Jennie/Jane in that small an area. Has me curious. :)
RE: Joe and Jessie Mae East I asked Tommy this morning about the Indian blood in Joe East family. He knew about it but wasn't sure of the tribe. He did say that his wife, Margaret East Futrall, (Joe's daughter) is on Facebook. If you are on FB you can look up her name (Houston, MS) and Tommy said that he was sure she could give you more info. She serves as pianist for an out of town church so I seldom see her. However, I do know her and she is a very nice person. Let me know if you cannot get in touch with her and I will make another effort. I will get a picture of the monument as soon as I get to Bethel Cemetery area (about 8 mi from here).
RE: Joe and Jessie Mae East Do you know what tribe his grandfather belonged to? There were Chickasaw and Choctaw in this area, plus a few of other tribes. My husband's great grandmother was part (or full) Native American but we have not been able to determine the tribe....we think Chickasaw.
Joe East was a first class carpenter. He did lots of excellent work around this area. After they died, the estate sold and I went to the sale. The auctioneer said that the house was one of the best built around, made mainly with screws rather than nails. I went inside and it was really first class, the walls being several inches thick, to be as near tornado proof as possible.
RE: Joe and Jessie Mae East I do live close to the cemetery and have catalogued part of it. Four of us have done most of the cemeteries in this county, all that we know of except the large Houston Cemetery. I had started on it, fell and broke my arm, had to have surgery, then broke it again about a year later and had surgery again. I'm almost 80 years of age and have started getting out and around now again. I will make it a point to get a picture of it asap, with weather permitting. It's turning cold here now but I'm sure we will have some good days soon. I may forget to let you know when I post it but keep checking on it and maybe I'll get it soon. Happy New Year.
Joe and Jessie Mae East I'm proud I was able to post info in assisting you in finding info concerning your relatives. Jessie Mae attended church with us at Houston FBC and their son in law, Tommy Futral, is in charge of maintenance at the church. I have known Joe and Jessie Mae a long time. They were sweet people, both were in bad health for a while before their passing, and are truly missed around here.
RE: 56874274 photo for Peggy Nettles This was the correct photo, however it was taken prior to Wendell's death. I replaced the photo of the reverse side of the monument. My photos were taken prior to 2005.