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Robynne (#46955074)
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Bio Photo I began this journey to discover who my ancestors were, how they lived and where their dreams took them. As a very young child, I lived and dreamed myself inside the contents of three suitcases and two scrapbooks that were filled with photos and keepsakes from my parent's childhoods and glimpses of the grandparents I never knew.

Yet...this was only the beginning.

I began my research just prior to the death of my mother in 2007 and it has become not only my favorite pastime, but almost my driving purpose. I had hoped to find many things when I started, but what I was not expecting was to find new family members, amazing cousins and a community of genealogist who are beyond generous, who take photos, share research and go above and beyond to help bring you closer to those who came before.

I am researching the following Surnames:
Silagy/Szilagyi (Hungary, Brooklyn New York, Gardena, California)
Lackey (McAlester, Oklahoma, Tupelo, Mississippi)
Riley (Pontotoc, Union, and Lee counties Mississippi)
Brown (Brooklyn)*Name change-Russell to Brown
Russell (Brooklyn)
Knight (Brooklyn)
Copeland (Lindale,Texas, McMinn, Tennessee, Walker, Georgia, Spartanburg, South Carolina)
Ogburn (Lindale, Texas, Henry, Tennessee)
Starr (Starrville, Texas, Macon, Alabama)

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Bill Gray
RE: Ogburn's
Hey Robynne...Don't remember if I replied but I could mail you the Ogburn book...let you copy what you need and then send it back to me. Just email me direct at if you want me to do that. Thanks, BG (601) 506-9976
Added by Bill Gray on Sep 19, 2017 11:35 AM
Louis and Edward Phillips
Transfer complete on both. Thank you so very much.
Added by TombstoneChavers on Sep 01, 2017 8:53 PM
Becky Nelson
RE: Josiah W Ogburn 1855-1929
Hi Robynne,
Thanks for the reply. However, I am looking for the next generation. The couple buried in Holt Cemetery are, I believe, the parents of the JW Ogburn who founded the Ogburn Community in Wood County. The Josiah W Ogburn I am trying to locate lived 05May1855 - 05Jul1929. My husband and I own property in what was known as the Ogburn Community. I'd like to apply for a historic marker commemorating J W Ogburn and the Ogburn Community and was hoping to find where he is buried. Any information you can offer is appreciated.

Becky Nelson

Added by Becky Nelson on Aug 25, 2017 6:19 PM
Becky Nelson
Josiah W Ogburn 1855-1929
Hi Robyn,
I am conducting research on Josiah W Ogburn, so of JW Ogburn and Mary Hyer Ogburn. He was born May 20, 1855 in Chapel Hill and died July 20, 1929 in Dallas. So far, I have been unable to locate his place of burial, which I assume would be in the same location as his wife who died in Dallas in 1934. Both were transported back to the Lindale/Mineola are according to their death certificates. Do you have any info on where they might be buried? Thank you, Becky Nelson
Added by Becky Nelson on Jul 10, 2017 6:49 AM
Bonnie Hodge
I am interested in the Riley family you are/were researching. My Great Grandfather was Samuel Claiborne Riley. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Added by Bonnie Hodge on Jan 18, 2017 9:51 AM
Sue K
Lewis Hyer 28362900
Robynne hello. The profile page for Lewis Hyer --do you know any of his family still living? I am from his wife Jane Walters. Is it possible to edit this memorial? I would like to add to it. Thank you, Sue K
Added by Sue K on Jul 08, 2016 11:31 PM
B.J. Waters
Rosa Silagy
Of course, Robynne, I will transfer your great grandmother. We are required to do so when asked (4 generation transfer rule). I also have a Hungarian great grandmother named Rosa! (Actually, her birth name was Rosina but she went by Rosa.)

I can tell by reading your bio that you will take good care of her!

If there is anything else I can do for you, just let me know.

Best regards,

PS - Nice old photo of her!
Added by B.J. Waters on Mar 23, 2015 11:42 AM
Bill Gray
Robynne... Do you have access to the Ogburn Family History written by Fielding Ogburn in the 1980's? I don't know if it's still available but you are welcome to use mine.
Added by Bill Gray on Nov 23, 2014 2:12 PM
Tim Prestage
George Washington Lackey
I have transferred memorial #117241979 for George Washington Lackey. Let me know if you would like to have his wife Amanda #117241832 transferred as well.
Added by Tim Prestage on Oct 30, 2014 5:31 PM
Sarah Lackey
Thanks for the photo!
Added by RodneyF on Sep 22, 2014 2:59 PM
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