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George Seitz (#40539541)
 member for 14 years, 11 months, 22 days
McDonogh Institute
Thank you for adding the great photos from the McDonogh Institute. I really appreciate your doing so! I didn't know that his children were buried there with him and have added memorials for them if you would add your wonderful picture of the grave that would be so much appreciated as well - Thomas Find A Grave Memorial# 154608634 and Lucy Find A Grave Memorial# 154608606. Thank you also for the great portraits of him. I will now try to find the rest of his family and link him up. Thanks for all you do on the history side!

Added by Lanie on Nov 04, 2015 11:39 AM

Robert Jennings
Thanks for connecting Robert to his father. Much appreciated!

Added by MKH on Nov 04, 2015 9:19 AM

Jeffry Burden
4th VA CAV
Pvt. William B. Smith:

Added by Jeffry Burden on Oct 27, 2015 9:32 PM

sherri schaefer bagby
As always, thank you for the creating and updates of Bagby family memorials !


Added by sherri schaefer bagby on Oct 23, 2015 5:35 PM

RE: Grave Photos
There seems to be (2) AJ Lechlers in Hollywood cemetery records, The father R106 buried 31 Mar 1896 and Andrew J Lechler his son I49 buried 25 Jun 1869

Andrew Jackson Lechler is Mary A (Lechler) Kelley's brother. Rosetta "Rosa" (Williams) Lechler was Andrew's wife, who died in 1862. He remarried and had a son Andrew Jackson Lechler Jr. in 1868, who died after 1 yr in 1869, and is the one buried next to Mary.

The daughter of Andrew Jackson and Rosa Lechler, Julia Miriam Lechler, was adopted by William M. and Mary, as noted in her will and the 1880 census.

Andrew Jackson Lechler Sr. and his second wife Jane are buried in the same lot as William M and Mary Kelley.

Can't find a link to my Kelley's in Appomattox though! Not sure about the other Kelleys in Hollywood either.

Thanks for the investigation!

Added by DNez on Oct 16, 2015 3:50 PM

RE: Grave Photos
any other Kelleys or Lechlers buried nearby? Mary's maiden name was Lechler. William's middle name was Matt. Found Mary's will

Added by DNez on Oct 16, 2015 9:40 AM

Richard and Elizabeth Murray
I have a question about the monument for Richard A Murray, 6030194, and Elizabeth, 132385484, located in Mount Rest Cemetery in LaPlata, MD. I know you created the memorial site for Richard, not Elizabeth, however, I was wondering if you were closeby the cemetery, if you could check something out for me the next time you visit. When we were there in 2013, I took pictures of some Owen family members, but I only got the engraved parts. If I recall, I think each side of the tall monument had two names engraved on it, like Richard A Murray and
Elizabeth. I have a photo of one that has a Mary E. Owen and Alberta E. Murray. I am trying to figure out the relationship of the Murray family to the Owen family. So, if you get over there sometime, could you check and see if my memory is correct or not. I would appreciate your help. Thanks.
Mary Owen Boston

Added by Mary on Oct 11, 2015 6:34 PM

Hugh Ritchie Smith
Beautiful portrait of Hugh Ritchie Smith on Find A Grave Memorial# 18188024. Just stunning. Where in the world did you find that? Or did you actually do it yourself? Such detail. Could I print it on photo paper for a November family reunion? "No" is fine and then I promise I won't. Just amazing whoever did it.

Added by bur3bet on Oct 03, 2015 10:47 PM

ron baublitz
RE: Annie and Fanny Volck
thanks for the suggestion, the birth date was wrong. ron

Added by ron baublitz on Oct 02, 2015 9:47 AM

Blockade Runner
RE: Poplar, Miller, and Myers
Hello George: Thank you for your kind words. The men who gave their lives for the Southern Cause, (like your ancestor) did so because they believed they were fighting a second war of independence. They gave everything they had for the Cause. The very least we can do is honor and preserve their memory. Deo Vindice.

Added by Blockade Runner on Oct 02, 2015 9:31 AM

15th Virginia Infantry
Just wanted to thank you for looking into Cpl. John McWilliams for me, I kind of figured all along it would be a long shot due to the confusion and all with the closing days of the Civil War. He was engaged to my gr., gr., gr., grandmother and her brother served with Cpl McWilliams. John T. Pearce was her brother and he came north after being discharged for disability in 1862. Their family were hatters and he came to Danbury, CT the hatting capital of the world back then. John Pearce was in an unmarked grave until I got him a Confederate headstone a couple of years ago through the V.A. His sister lived to the age of 109, if she had lived another year she would've seen me born and 6 generations in the family. She passed away in 1953. John McWilliams was the love of her life until she married a blacksmith for P.T. Barnum.

Mike Anderson

Added by Favourofortune on Oct 01, 2015 10:19 AM

Ann Parkinson
RE: Barbara Hooker
True, but that's not in accordance with Find A Grave rules :)

Added by Ann Parkinson on Oct 01, 2015 10:13 AM

Ann Parkinson
Barbara Hooker
Hello George! I noticed we both made a memorial for her, mine a year before yours. Unfortunately, her death notice did not give her burial location or if she was cremated. I see you found her and added a tombstone photo, too. Would it be possible for you to add your photo to my page and send to me any other edits you have and then delete yours? My thanks for your reply :)

Added by Ann Parkinson on Oct 01, 2015 9:56 AM

Donna Wilkins
RE: Richard Smith Wilkins
In answer to your question No I have not seen such a letter but would love to have a copy. Richard did serve in the Civil War Confederate Army Enlisted 28 Feb 1862. He was entrenched at Camp Oak Grove, Portsmouth VA. 61st Infantry (Wilson's Regiment) and 61st Militia (Matthews Battalion). He was a farmer in lower Norfolk County. He survived the war and returned to farming. He died in 1900 and according to his Obituary was buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Norfolk. Much research and digging thru cemetery records showed that he was buried there but no actual location. Records were burned (Can't remember when) and sloppy record keeping were not helpful. It is assumed that his marker is either not there or has become buried under sinking ground. VERY SAD! I did create a memorial page for him. Richard was my husband (Herbert Wilkins)Great Uncle. Richards' brother George Wilkins (Great Grandfather)also served in the Civil War Confederate side in Co F 6th Infantry. His burial place is unknown to date. Thanks again for you query about the letter and I look forward to your sharing if possible. Donna Wilkins

Added by Donna Wilkins on Sep 28, 2015 9:49 PM

John Shuck
RE: East End Cemetery
You are welcome George and thanks for the kind words.

I invite you to come out and visit us one of the days we are working.


Added by John Shuck on Sep 28, 2015 11:53 AM

Charline Herring Ryan
Mary Peachy Demyers Winston correction
Thank you for the info, it has been corrected.

Added by Charline Herring Ryan on Sep 28, 2015 10:50 AM

Donna Wilkins
RE: Sappony Cemetery
Thank you for such a prompt reply. I searched the Church on google map and it appears that there are only a few small scattered headstones on the front lawn of the church. Thanks for your input. Donna

Added by Donna Wilkins on Sep 26, 2015 9:58 AM

Donna Wilkins
Sappony Cemetery
There are only 4 interments listed and thank you for your efforts in recording them to Find a Grave. I am told that records from a Family Bible state that Lucius E Neaves B: 1857 D: about 1897 is buried in the Sappony Baptist Church Cemetery, Sussex VA. When you were there were there any other Headstones surviving? Any assistance you can offer is welcomed.
Donna Wilkins

Added by Donna Wilkins on Sep 26, 2015 8:34 AM

Grave Photos
Thanks for the photo of Mary A Kelley's grave. I can't read the details on the grave next to hers. Do you have those details?

Added by DNez on Sep 24, 2015 2:43 PM

15th Virginia Infantry
Hoping you could possibly help, I'm trying to find the grave of Corporal John McWilliams, Company C, 15ht VA Inf. killed at the Battle of Five Forks. I reside in Connecticut and getting to VA at this point in life is tough, any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Favourofortune on Sep 16, 2015 10:26 AM

RE: Benjamin Franklin Jarratt
Thanks so much for letting me know. I am going to visit the Jarratt family cemetery next week with a friend who lives near Stony Creek and knows exactly how to get there. I appreciate your letting me know about the new info that you have posted.

Added by Wilkie on Sep 08, 2015 3:17 PM

Tracey Hayes Davidson
RE: Norborne A. Hamilton LaFong
Well, thanks for your speedy response. I know those pseky LaFongs are out there somehwere...


Added by Tracey Hayes Davidson on Aug 18, 2015 2:12 PM

Gregory Warren Carter
Daniel A Grubbs
Daniel was the son of Daniel H Grubbs
Private Co. D 44th Va age 17 7/12/61 44th infantry Co. D, Shannon Hill
Adm, Charlottesville Hospital 5/13/62. Wounded at Gaines Mill 6/27/62
Pa rolled Lousia Ct. House 5/22/65
Buried Oakwood Cem

Added by Gregory Warren Carter on Aug 13, 2015 9:17 AM

Elizabeth Rakes
I had a senior moment! Sorry, the message on Elizabeth is from my received message from other people!


Added by karenags on Aug 11, 2015 8:39 AM

RE: Portrait of Jane Poythress Rolfe
My email is
As I was looking at your message, the posting below your answer to me was regarding Elizabeth Rakes, she is my 4th great grandmother married to James Cannaday. I have been trying to find Elizabeth's mother name for years. Do you have any idea? Some people have her mother just as Nancy & some have it is Nancy De Burgess or Burgess. In my ancestry tree, if Nancy Burgess is correct, this line go back to Charlemagne! Any information you would like to share on the Rakes lines would be greatly appreciated. If I have any information that you would like I would be most happy to share.

Thank you, Karen

Added by karenags on Aug 11, 2015 8:28 AM


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