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Leslie Pierce Royce (#47146854)
 member for 10 years, 3 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo I began my research in 1977. I loved hearing about my family from my Granny who was from Jefferson Co., Ms.; my grandfather was from Copiah Co., Ms.She would invite us over when someone came to her house in Texas from Mississippi. I remembered the surnames; FURR, SMITH, PIERCE, SAXON and CALLENDER to name a few. I listened to her stories. When I began my research, she was still alive. I went back to Texas & visited her. My cousin Carl Pierce & I recorded her life story in 1979. We went through a box of old photos. All grandmother's have boxes of old photos! She was an inspiration. I will be forever grateful. She died in 1985 at age 98. I visit my families' cemeteries and take photos when I can. One eventful trip to Mississippi in 2001 was very productive.

My maternal grandmother was of Spanish & Cajun families from Louisiana. Among those surnames are MIGUEZ, ROMERO, AMY, BROUSSARD, LOIGNON, ETIE & DARTES. She lived until 1995 & also died at age 98. She wrote and told me much as well. She married TURNER & FREDERICK, so those surnames also.

Lately, I have been prompted to post the additional grave locations of my deceased husband whose family surnames are KELLY, GREEN, GILSTRAP, ADCOX, LOCKABY & SHERIFF; all being from the Pickens County area of South Carolina.

My current spouse's names are among my newest include:ROYCE,ALEXANDER,CHALFANT,CASE,DOYLE,
BLASKA & GRIFFIN. Those families were from Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, Connecticut, New Hampshire & Tennessee & Mississippi.

Most of the memorials you see are my ancestors. Please feel free to email me with any corrections. My goal is to leave a lasting legacy for future generations by passing on accurate information. You may copy any photos I contributed here to share with your family. If related to me; contact me. I have a large database with all my relatives in it. Over 30,000+.

My heartfelt appreciation to those who have created memorials or taken pictures of my family members.

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Thank you so very much for the transfer of Mary Gaddis, Find A Grave Memorial# 73752816.

Added by KaysRoots on May 17, 2017 6:40 PM
Steve Burton
Willie Abell
If you want this memorial, just ask.
Best Wishes.
Added by Steve Burton on Jan 19, 2017 9:45 PM
Kona Maloney
Saxon Family
Hello, my name is Kona I am a part of the Saxon family. I recently did some research on which lead me to you. I am not sure is you did the post for Polk Saxon but if you are...I would love to speak with you. Pease contact me at 404-492-2431

Thank you
Kona Saxon Maloney
Added by Kona Maloney on Jan 12, 2017 7:54 PM
Elizabeth Libiez Hailey
Isaac Ambrose Smith
Hi! I am looking for information on Isaac Ambrose Smith. I am actually looking for the grandfather of the IA Smith of your memorial. He lived 1789-1831 and was president of the Louisiana Senate in 1831. His son was IA Smith, whose son was your IA Smith who married your Miguez ancestor. I am looking for any grave information. I"ve been hunting and can't find anything! Anything you know is greatly appreciated!
Added by Elizabeth Libiez Hailey on Dec 12, 2016 11:07 AM
C. Smith
RE: C. W. Pierce - Harlingen
Always happy to help.
Added by C. Smith on Sep 13, 2016 10:19 AM
Verna Joy Bertrand Gilmore
amand broussard
Amand Broussard is my 5th great grand father. Do you know where his wife Heleine Landry and Anne Benoit are buried?
Added by Verna Joy Bertrand Gilmor... on Jun 04, 2016 12:29 PM
Richard Juhl
Steven Blaska, Mem # 74661505
Hi Leslie...Steven/Steve has a permanent grave and marker at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles County, CA. I hope you can move him there. Click on the photos attached to his memorial and read the photographer's notes. That will explain everything. Additionally, I created a memorial for his wife (Anna). I've asked the photographer to add her photo to this new memorial. Thanks... Richard.
Added by Richard Juhl on Mar 29, 2016 11:48 PM
RE: Alphonsine Miguez Collard
I am related to the collard family. I have been doing research on the surname and came across the death certificate. Not sure how closely I'm related.
Added by Allison on Mar 14, 2016 10:31 PM
NW Mountain Man
RE: Elizabeth Furr Smith
I didn't research, but I am sure they are mine also....But its OK, happy to transfer.
Added by NW Mountain Man on Nov 21, 2015 5:36 PM
Jim Estes
Kelley Family Line
Hi Leslie,

I’m writing in regards to your find-a-grave memorials for William Kelley and Rebecca Jennings Kelley in Big Creek Cemetery, Williamston, Anderson County, South Carolina. Memorials 69242512 and 69245469.

I recently discovered these are my 4th G Grandparents, after a Kelley cousin allowed me to Y-test his DNA. Their son John is my 3 G Grandfather.

I have been doing a lot of research attempting to take these ancestor lines further back. It appears that William Kelley’s father is Richard Kelley (based on my Y-DNA results) who many think was born 1736 in Lancashire, England. This was very exciting since your memorial for Rebecca Jennings Kelley states that she was born in Lancashire.

However, researching Rebecca Jennings in Lancashire, and her christening in Yorkshire, I found that this Rebecca Jennings was married to Moses Topham on December 21, 1775 in Kildwick, Yorkshire, England and they went on to have 7 children.

I could not find another Rebecca Jennings that would fit with ours.

I know that these are your late husband’s ancestors. Do you recall where you might have gotten the information to post their memorials?

Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your consideration,

Jim Estes
Pleasanton, CA
Added by Jim Estes on Oct 19, 2015 11:34 AM
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