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Deborah Billingsley Cavalcante (#23136607)
 member for 16 years, 7 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo I've been doing family history research for over 20 years. It's my passion and since I retired 3 years ago, spend most days searching, indexing, transcribing, sharing etc. I am willing to share anything I find with others because if others had not shared with me, I would not be as far as I am in my research.

Find A Grave has been part of my routine for some time now, but it's only recently that I've actually become interested in photographing graves. Last week, Mar 2017, I photographed my first cemetery. It was only 12 graves, but it's a start.

My BILLINGSLEY/SETTLE (father's) family came from England. They settled in Barren, Hart, Metcalfe, and surrounding counties in Kentucky, eventually moving to Jefferson County. Thers is a wonderful genealogical center in Glasgow, KY that I visit quite often.

My WALLACE/JORDAN (mother's) family came from Scotland. The Jordan's settled in Daviess, McLean, Ohio and surrounding counties also in Kentucky. I found some cousins ln Owensboro a few years back and got to know them. It was great to meet my mother's people. The Wallace's settled in Athens, Alabama and Giles, Tennessee. While researching that part of the family I discovered that my mother had a sister that no one knew about. She was living in Alabama.

I also do extensive research on my husband's family CAVALCANTE/TETA from Nusco, Italy. His great grandparents came to America in 1900 with their 5 sons and 1 daughter. They settled in and around Pittsburg and McKeesport, PA.

I'd like to thank everyone on Find A Grave who have transferred memorials to me. I appreciate everyone's work in helping people find their family. God bless all of you.
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Bert Higginbotham
RE: Mina Katherine Walton
If she is a Higginbotham she is probably a distant relative.

Larkin and Peter Higginbotham claimed the Revolutionary land warrents in Kentucky as they were the youngest sons. After a few years in Kentucky Peter moved to Indiana.

If you daughter in law ever gets interested in the Higginbotham's I will help. She is probably kin to five U.S. Presidents (Madison, Tyler, both Harrisons and Taylor).

Added by Bert Higginbotham on Mar 28, 2017 6:42 AM
Bert Higginbotham
RE: Mina Katherine Walton
Thanks for the update for Mina Walton Rountree.

I added your information to the memorial in the Smiths Grove Cemetery.

When I did the record for Smiths Grove Cemetery, I was working off of very poor records, so we had evidence that her husband was buried there and her name was on the stone so I simply assumed that she was also buried there. As the Mayor I was bound and determined to get as much information out as I could and error toward being too inclusive.

The best part about FindAGrave is that errors are found and corrected.

I have changed the record. Please check it out to see it further changes need to be made.

I appreciate your efforts to clean up my information.

Bert Higginbotham
Added by Bert Higginbotham on Dec 28, 2016 6:17 AM
Judy Malone/Barbara Wallace/Matthew Malone
John Wallace
John Wallace Find A Grave Memorial 75178293 The Picture of John T. Wallace you added to my John Wallace is not the same person. Please delete the picture as you have the John Wallace from DeKalb, AL mixed up with John Wallace from Itawamba, MS. John Wallace and Malinda Brumfield my 3rd great grandparents lived in Itawamba MS from the 1840's to the 1870's.
Added by Judy Malone/Barbara Walla... on Dec 14, 2016 2:34 PM
Dan & Karen Read
Walter E Billingsley
I processed the edit you sent for Walter E Billingsley, Thank you for helping to make the memorial more complete. I notice that you are a Billingsley as well, so I assume you are related in some way. I would be more than happy to transfer management to you if you would like.
Added by Dan & Karen Read on Jan 13, 2015 11:36 AM
Old Joseph
Read Gray (#124173332)
Read Gray's grave is in Section F, five rows west of the maintenance garage.
Added by Old Joseph on Dec 26, 2014 7:38 PM
John "J-Cat" Griffith
RE: Frank Buchanan memorial
Hello Deborah, in respinse to message are you referring to my bio for US Congressman Frank Buchanan? If so, I'm surpised since he's in the famous section no one has added a grave photo. If this Frank Buchanan is not whom I speaking abou, send me a link for the memorial and I;ll put in a request for grave photo. Thanks,
Added by John "J-Cat" Griffith on Jul 16, 2013 7:59 AM
Maria C
Thank you
from Maria
Melbourne, Australia
Added by Maria C on Jun 06, 2013 7:05 PM
Tim Crutchfield
RE: Link person to parents
I don't have this one in my records. Apparently it is either a famous grave or has been transferred to someone else.
Added by Tim Crutchfield on Jun 06, 2013 2:58 PM

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