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Myrtice Gifford Forsythe (#7556719)
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Bio Photo I was born Oct. 6, 1937 in Houston,Texas. At the age of 17, I married W.W.(Bill) Forsythe and moved to East Texas where my husband was born and raised. I am the mother of three sons, and one daughter. Seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one deceased great grandchild. My husband and I were always very interested in Genealogy. On his paternal side we were able to go back to 1724 and went to all of the places that they had settled in the United States. From Scotland and Ireland to West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, and then on to Texas.

On my paternal side,(Gifford)We also visited all of the places that they lived. We were able to go back to 1634 when my ancestor settled in Massachusetts. From there my direct line went to New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, and then Texas. All of our other lines,(to mention a few of mine are Arn, Peters, Koopman, Barwick, Robinson,Lyles, Parkman,etc., Bills side, Landrum, Johnson, Renfro, Franklin,etc.) have also been traced.

In early 2006, my husband was diagnosed with Glioblastoma 4, cancer of the brain. Very fast acting and no possible cure. He passed away in July of that year. It was a tremendous loss to me and my family. We were married 51 years, l month and 13 days.
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k evans
Ron Mattox
What a small world...we not only share a friend but are related. Also, many other relatives are my friends.

One of my lines is the Clark Tucker (below) - my friend Ivan is the Sturgeon (below) then other lines the Bridges, Featherngill and Prichard.

I was with the Mattox family today & will be at the funeral - will tell them to be sure & mail you a memory card. sincerely, k.evans.
David and Margaret initially settled in Virginia, in what is now West Virginia before moving to Kentucky.
Floyd's Fork Kentucky
David and Margaret Forsythe settled at Floyd's Fork, Kentucky where they raised a family consisting of the following children:

Thomas, born 1775, died 1809,Washington, Mississippi, unmarried

James, born 1777, died 1821, maried Jennie Sturgeon

Nancy, born 1779, died 1851, married Thomas Daniels

Elizabeth (Betsy), born 1781, married Isham Bridges

David, Jr., born 1783, died 1868, married Margaret Hulett, then BessiePrichard, then Rachal Cambell

Letitia, born 1786, married William Featherngill

John Forsythe, born 1789 at Bunker Hill, (West) Virginia, died 1829 at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, sheriff of Adams Co., Mississippi, married Mary Harman, the mother of his children. After Mary's death he then married Mary Hardin. John is the authors direct ancestor.
Margaret (Peggy), born 1793, died 1863, married Clark Tucker

Mary (Polly), born 1794, died 1835, married Joseph Featherngill

Robert Forsythe, born 1796, died 1870, married Nancy Prichard

Maria, born 1799 married Thomas Pettingill, then Joseph McCarthy

After David's death in 1808 at Floyd's Fork, Margaret moved to Franklin, Indiana where she died. According to the book, David is thought to have been buried at Flat Rock Cemetery in a grave nearby the grave of his son James Forsyth/e.
Added by k evans on Nov 16, 2016 10:59 PM
Daniel M. Parkman, Sr.
Parkman cousin ?
Added by Daniel M. Parkman, Sr. on Sep 02, 2016 2:10 PM
Lloyd Parker
Nolan Rinehart
Thanks for apprising me of your situation.

Yesterday I posted a photo of the tombstone for Nolan Rinehart and a photo of "Prairie Haven Cemetery" sign, thinking it would help by letting you know where he was buried. It seems to have caused you distress. I have been trying for sometime to correct the confusion about "Prairie Haven Cemetery" and "Prairie Haven Memorial Park". Last January, I mailed a hardcopy Packet to Find A Grave containing information from the City of Hobbs showing they are not the same cemetery. I haven't gotten a reply and they haven' Changed their status. If you click on the "Prairie Haven Cemetery" sign, I stated this in the "caption"

(Prairie Haven Cemetery, 2101 E Stanolind Rd, Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico, USA is on the south side of Stanolind Rd. Prairie Haven memorial Park, 1900 E Stanolind Rd, Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico, USA is on the north side of Stanolind Rd. They are two separate cemeteries, both owned and operated by the City of Hobbs, as are Everglade Cemetery and Boone Cemetery. Prairie Haven Cemetery is not an extension of Prairie Haven Memorial Park. It is a separate Cemetery as is Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

// Prairie Haven Cemetery and Prairie Haven Memorial Park are considered two separate cemeteries. They each have their own physical address listed below. If I can be further help, please let me know.Wade Whitehead
Parks Superintendent
200 E. Broadway
Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 397-9289 - Office
(575) 391-9940 Fax)

If it would help I will gladly delete both photos so you can request a photo again. I will try to find your request and report a problem. Please get back to me. I would like very much to see your problem solved. Lloyd Parker (
Added by Lloyd Parker on Apr 11, 2016 7:24 AM
Laurie Davis Hannah
Christmas Card
Merry Christmas to you and your family Myrtice! Happy 2016! God Bless, Laurie
Added by Laurie Davis Hannah on Dec 24, 2015 7:49 AM
Kelly Hansel
Mary Orvilla Smith
Hi Myrtice. We are distantly related. Mary Orvilla Smith is my 1st cousin 4 times removed. Her mother Sarah Himes is my 4X great aunt and Sarah Himes brother Morris Himes is my 3X great grandfather.

I have recently been bitten by the "ancestry bug".
I started out with a two week free trial on and had no idea I would quickly become addicted to it! LOL. I am now on my third month and am surprised at how much information I have been able to find thanks to people like YOU who share information in the way of memorials and photos on this site. I really appreciate it!

Nice to connect with you,

Kelly Hansel

Added by Kelly Hansel on Jun 22, 2015 4:36 PM
Laurie Davis Hannah
Hi Myrtice: Hope you are doing well. We are getting along well here in SC. April is here with all the showers. I'm ready for summer; however, I'll be ready for winter in a couple of months when the heat starts. Never satisfied...haha! God bless you cousin!
Added by Laurie Davis Hannah on Apr 24, 2015 7:28 AM
Francis Eugene Franklin
Mark Martin Franklin
son: Edmond Mark Franklin
Grandson: Francis Eugene Franklin
Great granddaughter: Arrie D. Franklin Skipper
GG Grandson: Roy Everett Skipper
3rd G Grandson: George W. Skipper
Me: Ann skipper Boykin

I have two portraits handed down from Francis Eugene Franklin to his grandson, Roy Everett Skipper. One is of Arrie, Roy's mother who died age 19 during childbirth.

The other one Granddaddy said was his grandparents. This one had no writing or identification on it. I was wondering if you might be willing to look and see if it might be Edmond Mark and his wife? She looks a lot like the lady posted on your memorial..Hampton?
Ann Skipper Boykin
Added by Skippersgirl on May 03, 2014 11:35 PM
Joshua Johnson
Samuel Ernest Blake Family
I was wondering if you are Kin to Samuel Ernest Blake 1895-1951 son of William Redrick and Rose Anna walker Blake. He is my Half 1st Cousion 4 Times Removed
Added by Joshua Johnson on Apr 13, 2014 10:23 PM
joseph arn
i took a grave picture for joseph and marie arn, but i can't put one up for joseph arn. the limit for pictures is five, and have you have your limit. if you want me to upload a picture for him, you might have to delete one picture. vicki
Added by GMACC1 on Jul 27, 2012 6:42 PM
Ron Kinney
Benjamin Gifford Sr/Lewis Cemetery
Hi Myrtice,
I want to add the headstone photo for Benjamin Gifford Sr to his memorial. I just don't want the photo to be above his portrait, I want to put it below it. I have been a Find a Grave member less than 2 years, so maybe you can answer my question. Do you know how this can be done?
Sincerely, Ron Kinney
Added by Ron Kinney on Apr 15, 2012 5:43 PM
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