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Syleste (#46867895)
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Bio Photo My name is Syleste living in Oklahoma. I have been researching my maternal and paternal family genealogy for many years. I became interested in genealogy when I had to do a family genealogy paper in junior high school. The information I gathered over the years was to make sure each ancestor was a descendent and not a guess of he/she has the same surname so he/she must be ancestor.

I am an active member of In 2006 I came across this wonderful website and decided to place my ancestors' interment page on Find a Grave. Any one that has taken the time to research their family history can identify with the hard work that goes along with researching; so please be considerate and do not duplicate any family member interment page I entered on FAG. I would appreciate if you would just link the interments I've completed to your memorial page in the Virtual Cemeteries area on FAG or other websites you have. Thank you for understanding.

My sincere thanks to my cousin Dale Standifer, Grandson of James Martin Hembree and Mary Lowe and my dear mother-in-law for the great help they have been.

My family search started with my beloved mother, Kathy Mae Punneo-Gilleland daughter of Joyce Hembree and Jimmy Punneo.

Vitello (paternal family) from
Logansport, Cass County, Indiana.

Hembree (maternal family) from Atoka Oklahoma.

Houchin (maternal family) from Oklahoma.

Lowe (maternal family) from Oklahoma.

Punneo (maternal family) from Carnegie

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Don Pardue
Houchin/Pardue Family Info
Hey, Syleste. My great grandmother was a Houchin who was born, raised, and died in KY so I would guess we are distantly related. That aside, I am mostly interested in the Pardues and some additional information on Frances Miller Pardue who married Parizada Houchin. It is my understanding (and please correct me if I am wrong) that these two along with other relatives migrated from KY to TX/OK in the 1890s. I was told once that Frances and Parizada contracted yellow fever and died with the kids being left parentless. Those kids, again according to what I was told, were scattered among relatives in OK, TX, and KY. Do you have more information on any of this? Specifically, I am interested in burial sites for Frances Miller and Parizada as well as some confirmation on their death date and her birth date. I have conflicting information for her with once source listing her birth date in 1832, and another source listing her birth date as 1861. From looking at some of your entries on findagrave for Houchin burials in Bryan Co., OK, it looks like these folks came to OK from Edmonson Co., KY.

I would be excited to hear any additional information you can provide and I would be willing to share any information I have on any of this as well.

Thank you.
Added by Don Pardue on Jun 08, 2017 2:13 PM
Catherine Mooney
Dear Syleste

I have been following your trail of memorials on Find a Grave. Thank you for all the information about your family. It is invaluable tool to people researching at a distance. I don't know if you are an ancestry member but I will try to invite you to look at my tree (it will take a while to remember how). If you see any errors please correct me.

My husband Thomas Joshua Cooper is Edna May Cooper (1910-1979) 8th cousin, which makes you his 8th cousin 3x removed.
Syleste Gilleland
8th cousin 3x removed
Kathy Mae Punneo (1957 - 1982)
mother of Syleste Gilleland
Cloyes B Punneo Junior (1928 - 1976)
father of Kathy Mae Punneo
Edna May Cooper (1910 - 1979)
mother of Cloyes B Punneo Junior
William Washington Cooper (1888 - 1971)
father of Edna May Cooper
Oliver J Cooper (1865 - )
father of William Washington Cooper
Johnathan C Cooper (1839 - 1925)
father of Oliver J Cooper
Hope Hull Cooper (1814 - 1876)
father of Johnathan C Cooper
Cornelius P Cooper (1774 - 1855)
father of Hope Hull Cooper
Cornelius C Cooper (1740 - 1808)
father of Cornelius P Cooper
William A Cooper (1725 - 1782)
father of Cornelius C Cooper
James Cooper (1692 - 1734)
father of William A Cooper
William Cooper (1669 - 1747)
father of James Cooper
Marcome or Markham Cooper (1699 - 1792)
son of William Cooper
David Cooper (1725 - 1792)
son of Marcome or Markham Cooper
Malachi Cooper (1762 - 1845)
son of David Cooper
Milton Cooper (1802 - 1855)
son of Malachi Cooper
Cyrenius Wright Cooper (1824 - 1910)
son of Milton Cooper
Conrad Harvey Coon Cooper (1853 - 1896)
son of Cyrenius Wright Cooper
Juan Glenn Cooper (1886 - 1947)
son of Conrad Harvey Coon Cooper
Duahne William Cooper (1914 - 1993)
son of Juan Glenn Cooper
Thomas Joshua Cooper

The Coopers are descended from Reuben Cooper 1645-1689 he was a Portuguese Jewish metal trader. This Cooper line married into Isaac Labon line of whom much is written. The Coopers are well documented by Donald Panther Yates and he shares most of the information on line if you are interested. Maybe you already know this this stuff, but just incase I thought you might be interested. I tried to email you but the message bounced back.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas
In friendship,
Catherine Mooney
Added by Catherine Mooney on Dec 24, 2016 6:34 AM
Mike Sykes
Montee Gilleland
Hi Syleste,

I'm a photo volunteer in Chickasha, I added a grave marker photo for your grandmother on her memorial #101820740. Thought you would like to know. If you want more photos, close ups, or different views, let me know. Her Fairlawn burial location is Block 16, Lot 49, Space 3.

Added by Mike Sykes on Mar 18, 2015 5:14 PM
david houchin
houchin family
my grandfather was Oscar Houchin. My dad was Cladie B. Houchin. My father gave me his grandfather's (Edward's) pocket watch probably 30 plus years ago. I restored it and gave it back to him to hang in a glass dome next to the watch my father received upon his retirement. That was 10 or 12 years ago. Dad passed away not long after that. I attended Virginia Johnson's funeral a few months ago, in Sunray, Texas. I grew up 20 miles away in Dumas, Texas. We knew her as "Shorty." She was my dad's sister. There is one sister (my aunt, Dorothy) remaining. Everyone else is gone. Good to share with you. David Houchin
Added by david houchin on Aug 17, 2014 5:57 PM
Junior Jones
Just wanted to let you know that I just added his gravestone.
Added by Angie on Jun 03, 2013 11:36 PM
Non Sequitur
It's my pleasure to transfer her to you. I'm sorry for your loss.
Added by Non Sequitur on Sep 01, 2012 1:03 PM
Deb Minniear Rush
RE: Greetings from Oklahoma City.
Yes, feel free to use the photos. Glad I could help.

Added by Deb Minniear Rush on Oct 12, 2011 8:52 AM
Elvin Leon Hembree
Hembree Graves Sunny Lane
Hi am Elvin Leon Hembree son of Harmon & Hazel Hembree,Your GreatGrand Father M.G. Hembree was my
uncle.I live in Del City, about 8 blocks from Sunny Lane. EMail is Dale,Mary,
and my self went to Farris in June to the cemetery.
If i can help you let me know. The pictures on Grand paw & Grand Maws stone was taken by me. I might have
Added by Elvin Leon Hembree on Jul 23, 2011 6:14 PM
RE: Thank you
Hello Syleste,
Your are very welcome, it is an honor t do so. Take care and God bless

Added by Doe✰Gurl on Mar 18, 2010 7:07 AM
J. A. McMahan
Syleste, Just want to say thank you for your help in the McVicker transfer. Hope it didn't cause you too much trouble. So nice of you to leave a flower.

J. McMahan

Added by J. A. McMahan on Feb 16, 2010 3:33 PM
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