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NCLafter (#46947193)
 member for 7 years, 9 months, 5 days
RE: Larry Freeman # 8087826

Thank You Very Much.


Added by JOMAMA on Jun 22, 2015 1:58 PM

Larry Freeman # 8087826
I want to thank you for getting his headstone photo for me I really appreciate your efforts. I'm asking for permission to use the photo you took and any other family members for my tree. I will give you full photo credit
Thank you again

Added by JOMAMA on May 17, 2015 4:06 PM

Beth Blair
Elmore Buchanan 40278291
I did the addition of Elmore's parents. While William was his father, his mother was Mira Vandalia Burleson Buchanan. Mira Vandalia died when Elmore was a child and Elmina was Elmore's step mother. The request will show as denied but I did the addition.
Just wanted to let you know that I fixed it and explain why I did it the way I did.
Thank you so much for your assistance and giving great granddad's memorial to me for management.
Beth Buchanan Blair

Added by Beth Blair on Apr 15, 2015 9:21 AM

Thanks so much
... for the photo and information on Joe Woodlief. Not sure how you ever found that cemetery, but much appreciated! :)

Added by OBXr on Feb 22, 2015 10:39 AM

Cheryl McBryde
Alexander Daniel McBride
This is the original stone before we added the big one for Alexander. I was always told there was 6 graves there. I was wondering about the information on the rest.

Added by Cheryl McBryde on Feb 19, 2015 7:24 AM

Jeff Jones
Thank you!
Thank you very much for the pictures you just posted of the SMITH family. I am very much appreciative!


Added by Jeff Jones on Feb 13, 2015 1:30 PM

Linda Hiross
Tennie Nicholson
Much tks for the addl info on Tennie. I was able to find a newspaper article/obit on her husband, Rev. George Bailey Nicholson which I added since his place of burial has not yet been identified. You might find it interesting reading! Linda

Added by Linda Hiross on Jan 28, 2015 9:24 AM

Joe Mode
Francis Elam Arnett

I saw where you made a suggestion regarding this person, but I cannot find the suggestion. Please try again. Are you kin to this person?

Joe Mode

Added by Joe Mode on Jan 28, 2015 8:56 AM

RE: Buchanan Cemetery photos
You're quite welcome. Your work is also much appreciated!

Added by AliNCGen on Dec 28, 2014 1:17 PM

Charles Brooks
RE: Brooks memorial
Thank You very much for the transfers.I will do my best to add to these memorials.

Thanks Again
Charles Brooks

Added by Charles Brooks on Apr 25, 2014 8:35 AM

laura pendergraft
Hello, this is Jenny's daughter.... I cant remember how I set up the account the first time so I made another however I did get your message you can look me up on facebook as Liz Kitchen there will be two profiles to show up its the one with a pillow behind my head not the black and white photo in the tree I cant access that one anymore I would love to get to talk to you you can also email me at thanks hope to hear from you soon!!

Added by laura pendergraft on Apr 14, 2014 12:59 AM

Misty Kellum
RE: Earl Sessoms
Thank you for taking care of this. I greatly appreciate it.
Earline Sessoms Kellum

Added by Misty Kellum on Apr 03, 2014 3:30 PM

Beth Blair
RE: Elmore Buchana 40278291
Thank you so much for your time. If you would transfer, that would be wonderful. I think many of my great aunts and uncles as well as my paternal great grandmother are managed by Mark Lawson and he may have added the information I requested from you since I think it was the tie between Harriet and Elmore.
I appreciate all that you do.

Added by Beth Blair on Oct 07, 2013 2:09 PM

L Evans
Emma Elliott Stewart
Thank you so very much for your kindness in transferring her to us..... it means a great deal.
Thank You for All the Work You Do to Make FindaGrave a Valuable Resource.
L Evans

Added by L Evans on Jun 13, 2013 7:19 AM

RE: Isabell Peters

Thank you for your kindness! Isabelle will be taken good care of. Give me the weekend and I should have a bio up as well as a PHOTO.

I set up a memorial for her husband, Wm C. Martin, # 102114508 that includes the newspaper article I referenced. You must be a descendant of her son, John Henry Martin. The article, written 1927, stated he lived Miami, FL.

My grandmother, Mattie Essie Martin Powell # 39623242, was Wm & Isabelle's dau. She mar. my grandfather, Rev. A.R. Powell, # 39623243. (I would hope so ...) My father, John Wilbur Powell, # 39623219, is bur. in the same family plot. Photos are up for all. The old one from abt 1918 is my father and his cousins on his Uncle Will Powell's farm near Nashville, GA.

Also, if you read the bio on Wm C. Martin, it makes ref. to his grandfather, Stephen H. Martin; his memorial is # 100813731. Some at Ancestry show his line wrong.

On the Peters side: we have recently had good fortune w/ DNA testing for Isabelle's great grandfather, John Christopher Peters # 86298763. This bio needs to be rewritten. It's wrong. His two sons were Wm Peters b. 1788, # 86640076 and Joseph Peters b. 1794 # 8113893. Wayne Peters, the man who owns # 86640076, has a website w/ good info: , I think.

The last two memorials were created by the two DNA project participants I mentioned. They had a 100% DNA match, even though Wm Peters and Joseph Peters (brothers) had not lived in the same vicinity since 1824.

We have recently gotten two more matches: one via a descendant of Isabelle Peters Martin's brother's line, Wm Lott Peters. The DNA contributor is a 90 year old living in a NJ nursing home. He is a WWII vet and awarded the Navy Cross during the Battle of Midway. He is my third cousin via Isabelle.

The second match has changed everything: this is a 100% match with a descendant of Jesse Peters, RS who states in his Rev War pension application that he was born in Craven Co., NC. So, our thinking now is that John Chrisopher Peters, the father of our Wm Peters, was b. Craven Co., NC.

You might not be aware of the controversy w/ Wm Peters. He was given credit for being a Rev War soldier by the DAR, even though he was b. 1788, five years after the War ended. LOL.

Wm Peters was severely wounded in the Indian Wars in S. GA in 1836 and applied for an Indigent Pension in Dec 1845. It was approved & commenced in Mar 1846, the exact same time that the Secretary of War's office compiled a list of Rev War soldiers who were drawing pensions. Wm Peters' name was mistakenly inscribed.

In 1972, the DAR granted one of our Peters cousins membership based on this mistake. The implication was that there must have been a Wm Peters, Sr., the father of Wm Peters b. 1788 and that is whose name showed up on the Rev War list.
No proof other than this theory was offered in the DAR application. Very sketchy work.

The problem, of course, is there is zero evidence for a Wm Peters "Sr." Never in census, land, military, nor other records. None.

But it got published by the DAR in all of it's books on Rev War Soldiers Graves (the Georgia DAR book alludes to an "old family cemetery" somewhere around Valdosta. Not true.) And, worse yet, the Huxford Gen Society published it in all of it's famous genealogy books. I've written them to have it removed and they will not. Even though, we have DNA proof from brothers Wm Peters & Joseph Peters. And, more importantly, there is no proof of a "Sr."

So, that will be an ongoing battle.

Give me a few days & I'll have Isabelle's memorial fixed up.

Thanks again!

LTC John W. Powell
Colorado Springs, CO
Find A Grave # 47920451

Added by Epictetus on Dec 14, 2012 10:18 AM

RE: Isabell Peters Martin

Thank you for your hard work on your many FindAGrave memorials! My philosophy: an integral part of a good life is raising good kids, serving your country and honoring your ancestors.

You have my grandmother's mother, Isabell Peters Martin Find A Grave # 78470660 among your fold. I would very much appreciate your favorable consideration of my request to transfer her to me, Find A Grave # 47920451.

My grandmother, Mattie Essie Martin Powell, was her daughter. I grew up hoeing Mrs. Powell's kitchen garden and heard a thousand stories about Isabell and her husband, William Columbus Martin.

Isabell was the dau. of John Daniel Peters, son of William Peters, b. 1788 in Orangeburg Co., SC. His father was John Christopher Peters, b.c. 1760, likely in Craven Co., NC. I recently superintended a Y-DNA test on a third cousin that has given us a strong DNA link to the Peters family there.

William Columbus Martin was orphaned in 1848 in Barnwell Co., SC. His parents, John Martin and Mary Varn, died of typhoid at Tony Hill Bay; William and his two sisters were sent to Lowndes Co. GA to be raised by their grandfather, Stephen H. Martin. I have a memorial for him, if you click on my name "Epictetus", you will see it. Stephen H. Martin was from Marion Dist. SC. served in the War of 1812 as a 14 year old boy. He was the son of Matthew Martin, R.S., who served under Gen. Francis Marion "The Swamp Fox" during the Revolution, as depicted in the movie "The Patriot".

Billy Martin joined the Confederate Army in 1862 as a fifteen year old boy. One year to the day he joined, he was left for dead on the battlefield at Antietam, MD. He was shot through three times, both legs and a lung. As his Regiment withdrew, he was propped against a fence and told to kill as many Yankees as he could before he died. He didn't die. He kept his legs, was discharged, walked home to Valdosta, and married Isabell in 1864. Although a cripple, he pushed a plow for 35 years. And had babies. Lots of babies.

They had 10 children. Each of those children had about 10 children, including my grandmother, Mattie Martin. I have an article from the 1927 Valdosta Times which has a photo of Isabell and a long story about how she had over 127 descendants. Billy's revenge on the Yankees.

Thank you in advance for your kind consideration of my request. I will take good care of her.

Sincere regards,

LTC John W. Powell
Colorado Springs, CO
Find A Grave # 47920451

Added by Epictetus on Dec 12, 2012 8:01 AM

RE: Ledfords in Cane Creek


Thank you!

I was tracing my grandmother's line and ended up in the middle of a lot Ledfords, lol; however, no, they are not my family. YES, this is a very addictive hobby. LOL.

It is quiet rewarding to find family groups, yes?

Thank you, too, for all you do on findAgrave.

Happy family-history hunting!


Added by junebug on Sep 13, 2012 6:52 PM

H. C. Ouzts
RE: Tony Timmerman
Thank you very much.

Added by H. C. Ouzts on Sep 06, 2012 9:37 AM

RE: Aunt Bea (Craigo)
Your very welcome! Love helping others find there family!
Take Care,

Added by Linda on Sep 04, 2012 5:36 PM

Debbie Chunn
RE: Walter Johnson
I first saw the story on wral the story is still there under lone grave,it struck me as a vet how sad to be out there alone and one care of the head stone. I got in touch with Mr. Norman Coe and me and him started my7 quest to find out more about him. I found him in the 1910,then found mother and children in 1920,1930,1940, Walter Father is Ollin and Mother is Mattie L. Johnson,Ollin died in 1922 thanks to the sunday paper I have got in touch with a living family member,how wonderful that was! Most of my search has been not on line but by foot and talking with people doing research. this is my first quest and hoprfully not the last. I want the story yo have a happy ending and be able to put a face with Walter how great would that be. I have a lot of notes and paper work on him. thanks for seeing my story.please stay in touch. Debbie

Added by Debbie Chunn on Aug 08, 2012 11:42 AM

Ronald Walter Tipton

Nice to find someone else who likes "graving" for those old, forgotten family cemeteries like I do. I seek them out. I now live in Sussex County Delaware where there are many such cemeteries. I will be returning soon to my father's birthplace, the "hollers" of the Pisgah Mountains of western North Carolina (near Johnson City, TN) to complete my cemetery hunt. This is my goal before I join my own cemetery in Pennsylvania.

Happy hunting!

Ron Tipton

Added by Ronald Walter Tipton on Aug 05, 2012 8:44 AM

L Evans
RE: Penland Cemetery
Sounds good..... got snake boots???
Have fun when you get there... and thanks from so many of us who benefit from your efforts.

Added by L Evans on Aug 01, 2012 8:50 PM

L Evans
RE: Penland Cemetery
hello Again,
I was wondering if you were ever able to get back to Penland?

Added by L Evans on Aug 01, 2012 11:45 AM

Joann Woodward Marlowe
Joann's birth date has now been added. Thanks - Joyce

Added by J L on Jul 07, 2012 9:02 AM

Rich Dohm
RE: Simmons Cemetery ~
You're welcome. And yes, I agree, Earl is a wealth of information. Becky too, showed me the house that Sanders Simmons built, I got pictures. BTW what's an armed mossy oak?

Added by Rich Dohm on Jul 05, 2012 8:19 AM


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