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Welcome to all of you family members, genealogists and internet wanderers. My family tree is actually a forest of assorted names and locations. Check out the branches to discover if you share a leaf or two.

Surnames (above and to the right). Here are the main family trees. My goal is to include names, dates, descendants, photographs, documents  & sources for my information. These names link to locations & cemeteries. Related? Contact me to share & compare.

Locations (above and to the right). Here you can find my family names associated with each location, useful websites and blogs, books, maps and other resources that are helpful for research there. Do you have a favorite resource:  archive, book, website to share? Let me know.

Cemeteries (above). The final resting places of my ancestors. Names, dates, maps & photographs are here.

Also visit my blog, Leaves & Branches for information on my current research, new discoveries, missing ancestors, memories and other miscellaneous posts. See the latest post below.

This website is always changing as I include newly uncovered information. Check back soon for more content! – – – Colleen

Latest Post from Leaves & Branches

  • June 18, 2019: Tombstone Tuesday: Silver Springs Cemetery, MS - Leaves & Branches

    Silver Springs Cemetery
    Progress, Pike Co., MS


    Many of my family members are buried in Silver Springs Cemetery, including my great grandparents. Jasper Pascal Brown & Rose Ella Brumfield Brown.



    Jasper Pascal Brown & Rose Ella Brumfield Brown


    My paternal grandfather, Roy Jesse Brown is buried beside his parents.



    Mavis Marie Brown Smith was the daughter of Jasper & Rose. 
    She married Denny Herbert Smith. They had three children. 


    Denny Herbert Smith



    Emmaline Smith Brown, mother of Jasper Pascal Brown, is also buried in Silver Springs.

    Other family members are also in this cemetery. I was glad I had a chance to visit a few years ago. Now that I know more about the family, I'd like to visit again.






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