IOOF Greenwood MS Thank you Randy. The improvements at IOOF are nothing short of miraculous, though I know they represent many hours of volunteer help from you and others. It is now a pleasure to photo & try to get burials there entered. Probably 1/2 done. At some point may I contact you via email to get Gwood info to connect some of the people? 'Got lost' amongst the Kitchells & a few others because the engraving is so dim. Thanks! Sandi
Mary E. Curle photo of tombstone I saw that you took this photo. Am curious if you were able to get any other photos at the Beard Cemetery. Mary was the granddaughter of Robert and Cornelia Beard. Robert was the brother of my great-greatgrandfather, William C. Beard. It would be wonderful to see any photo of his tombstone. I have one that was taken in the 80s but is very overgrown. Also Robert and William's father and mother were buried there as well. Any information would be appreciated. Jackie Morgan in San Antonio, Texas
Since my grandfather, Wesley Rankin, died when my Dad was only 7, and my grandmother, Flora Arlene Ross, left West Carroll Parish, I never knew any aunts, uncles, or cousins. No family stories or anything. I don't really even know if I have any relatives who may still be in West Carroll.
Most of my research has been through the goodness of those who have posted their family trees on ancestry or following the census.
FYI: The West Carroll Parish Library, who carries the newspaper archives of the "West Carroll Gazette", is missing the years of 1931-1934. The librarian said that they had requested copies from Baton Rouge, but no success.
I corrected the name and dates for Mollie Taylor Weatherly. If I am not mistaken, you can add photos to existing memorials without being the "owner of the memorial". If you do, I can delete mine, as it isn't a very good photo.
Did you ever find the headstone for "Rebecca Felts".
Also noticed that you added the memorial for Elizabeth "Bettie" Peacock Taylor who was Eugene Taylor's wife. So was able to see the connection to the "Peacock" family.
I have noticed that there are several names from the "archives" that do not have markers or headstones. And I know that I missed a few when I went to take photos. And also some from findagrave that are not on the archives.
We have "spoken" before. I am also "mommajam" and you allowed me access to your private tree. My son-in-law is great grandson to S.N. Peacock. And connects back to William Peacock and Katherine Felts.
I am trying to remember where "Rebecca Felts" was buried. The cemetery, as you know is not very organized. And I honestly don't remember exactly where it is. But looking at my orginal photos... Roughly divide the cemetery into quarters. If you are facing towards the back of the cemetery, far left quarter, more towards the center. In looking at the photo, I believe her name and information will be facing the West or towards the front. It seems as if it is close to a headstone with a lamb on the top, and reads Bettie-wife of Eugene Taylor, and maybe to the left of a headstone that is a "woodman of the world" monument for a Joe Layton.
I may be totally off. But I do know she is in the cemetery. This is the "Old Forest Cemetery" off Sanderson Road, and not the one by hwy. People get confused with the two.
Let me know if you can't find it, or if you do. Sorry I can't be of more help.