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Pat Simmons (#46877979)
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Bio Photo I became interested in researching my family tree in about 1987. A very important tool in my research "tool chest" has always been visiting cemeteries and photographing stones of family members. In about 2006 my sister, Mona, and I decided to post our many cemetery pictures with short bios to findagrave. We tag-team, I post the information and she posts the pictures. There are very few of our original memorials that are not our family members. However, there have been instances when I've photographed other stones while in a given cemetery and have gone ahead and posted those. We felt they might help someone looking for that person. I also photographed the entire Walker Cemetery in Mt. View MO one year while there for a family reunion. For those not in my family, I would be glad to transfer management, but only to a family member within the find a grave guidelines. Racking up large numbers of entries are not our bag, but creating well presented memorials for our loved ones is. Our DIRECT family lines (parents thru 2nd great-grandparents) are: Father-Simmons (Chennault, King, Thomas, Coburn, Tiller, James, Johnson); Mother-Stokes (Miller, Vassar, Walker, Thornton, McMurray, Bryson). Plus we're constantly finding other "kin folk" as we work back through the generations.
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James Richards
Turner Davis
I changed the birth date. The original was from an listing of burials at Fort Knox and may not have been accurate.
Added by James Richards on Apr 11, 2017 9:03 PM
D. L. Lee
RE: Booker Kieth
You are very welcome. D. L.
Added by D. L. Lee on Oct 17, 2016 3:30 PM
Cindy S Munson
I found his memorial and I have the rest of the article on the shooting.
Added by Cindy S Munson on Oct 04, 2016 8:46 AM
Cindy S Munson
Felix Chenault
What do you make of this?

Gonzales Inquirer Nov. 20, 1902

The father of Felix Chenault, killed in the difficulty, was Alanson Chenault , a half brother of Messrs. L. and Charles Chenault of this city. He lived in Gonzales for a number of years, but moved to Orange shortly after the war. Citizens of this town who knew the family speak of them most highly, and especially the father. Felix Chenault leaves a mother and two brothers.

Three Men Are Shot At Orange.

Felix Cheanult, City Marshal Joe Jordon and Tony Jones are dDead and Will Harris is in Jail.
Added by Cindy S Munson on Oct 03, 2016 8:23 PM
Larry Slavens
RE: John V Chenault ID 32243804
Thanks for the info on the family. Maybe one of the kids will have a county history bio or something that speaks of Canzada's family. Sometimes you can go backwards in a line by going forwards! ;-)
Added by Larry Slavens on Sep 20, 2016 10:39 AM
Larry Slavens
John V Chenault ID 32243804
Hi Pat,

I see you left flowers for John Chenault, buried near Ladoga, Indiana. Just wondered if you knew anything about his wife, Canzada Crane. I'm working on determining if/how various Cranes in Montgomery County are related. I know it's a long shot, but it's worth asking. Thanks!

Added by Larry Slavens on Sep 17, 2016 10:55 AM
Marion Laster
RE: Reeves Relatives
Hi Pat,
I don't know if I ever responded to your message or not. If not here goes.

I am aware of Wesley Whitfield Reeves. Yes, we are distantly related. His grandfather, Wesley Reeves is my ggg uncle. His father, Robert Milton Reeves, was born on Sugar Creek in Hickman County, TN. I have visited the area many times and know a little about where they lived on Sugar Creek. My paternal grandmother, Docia Forrester, was also born on Sugar Creek.

Marion Lynn Laster
Added by Marion Laster on Jun 16, 2016 4:26 PM
Valice Raffi
Added by Valice Raffi on Apr 25, 2016 4:19 PM
Valice Raffi
RE: Bedie Thornton
I dug my tree to see how I got Obedience and it looks like it came from other trees. I agree that it makes much sense, especially since she had a deceased brother named Obediah, but like you, I can't find any hard information. I'll reflect that on my tree - thanks for questioning your edits!

So we're related! My 2nd great grandmother was Bedie's half-sister, Susan Harriet Clark.
Added by Valice Raffi on Apr 24, 2016 10:55 AM
RE: Laveta Pearl Nalley
I will send a request for merging to findagrave for it to be corrected. They are the only ones that can merge memorials. Thanks for the alert.
Added by Judie on Mar 28, 2016 9:29 AM
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