Rev. Joseph A. Dickson Hi, and thank you for this memorial. it looks to me like you have researched the life of your church's former pastor in order to create this memorial, and so I have a question to ask.
It appears that after the death of his first wife, the Rev. Mr. Dickson married "Venia". They are together in Hot Springs Arkansas on the 1900 census. I don't know anything about her.
He then married one Mary J Smith, about 61, on 11 May 1904 in Lafayette County. The Rev. Mr. Dickson's stated residence was Camden, Quachita, Arkansas. His bride's was Lewisville, Lafayette, Arkansas.
I believe this Mary J. Smith to be Mary Jane Elliot Smith, who was first married to Volney Smith, a controversial political figure in Arkansas. He died in 1897. Mary Jane Smith was given an appointment as a postmaster following her husband's death. She appears on the 1900 census in New Lewisville, Lafayette County.
I suspect Mary Jane had a very strange life, married to Volney. Her subsequent marriage to Joseph may have been a great gift in her life.
I would like to find out where Mary Jane is buried. She may have predeceased Joseph and be buried wherever he was living in Arkansas at the time.
Am curious to know your thoughts on this matter, and hope this message isn't too long and rambling. Thank you, Sharon
Rev. John Ivy Boozer Thank you for posting the bio and the photos of Rev. Boozer and his stone, that he shares with his daughter. May I use both in my personal genealogy file? If I should publish, I will make sure you are credited.
Dr Edmund Alva Jackson Hello Glenn. love the work you have done on the memorials. Thank for the photos and info. Could you please clear up a little confusion for me. James Polk Jackson is obviously the son of Edmund Alva Jackson. James if my husband's great grandmother's father. We want to follow Dr Jackson's roots a little further back. Is George Jackson married to Elizabeth Brake the father of Edmund Jackson? I can't find his name attached to any of these Jackson's. All other ancersty site are showing a James K Jackson who died in Texas on the same dates and James Polk. Many thanks for helping me with this little road block. Barbara Barker
I've been working on increasing my Mendenhall relatives on my family tree, and I just came upon Bryan Mendenhall Railsback. I wanted to say thank you for posting a photo and a brief biography. It is always nice to see a brief glimpse of distant relatives.
Bryan was my 3rd cousin twice removed. We both shared James W. Mendenhall (1772-1861) as a common ancestor. I'm not sure of your relation to Bryan, but I assume we are related as well.
If you are interested, I would be happy to share my family tree with you on ancestry.com. I have just over 3,600 relatives listed.
No matter what, thank you for sharing a little of your family.
Marion Mitchell Hello Glenn, I too was wondering about the Marion on this headstone as there is no memorial set up for him in Moon Cemetery. I attached photos for the others listed on the stone. As you will see, there is a tree trying to eat this stone. Kim
I have a question about the picture you posted for her headstone. I notice the name Marion on the headstone also, was this a child of Elizabeth & Lewis Mitchell? Boy or Girl? Also do you happen to know if they had more children? Robert
I was delighted to find all the information and photo you have on Rev. McNair. He was a son of my 4th great grandfather John McNair. Are you related to Dr. McNair in any way? Hope I have found another McNair relative.
I am trying to get this McNair family linked together in hopes in years to come it will be a wonderful tool for those to follow to us in helping find out about their ancestors. Again thanks for posting all you knew about Evander.