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4losthistory (#46983562)
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Dick Pickett
Lillian Ruth HERNDON #43778682
Not sure where she was in 1920, 1930 or 1940 census. Both of Charles Shields parents were deceased by 1920; they were in Durham in 1910; Ruth and Charles married in 1919. They had 3 daughters born 1922, 1928, 1933. The oldest died in 1976.

"Lillian Ruth Herndon (b 1 Nov 1896) m in Greenville SC 19 Jan 1918 Charles Wesley Shields b 15 Nov 1895 Son of Robert Moderwell and Isabella Frances Rogers Shields of the New Hope Presbyterian Church Community in Orange County, NC. After R.M. Shields death in 1901, his Family moved into Durham, NC. C.W. Shields served in WWI as a Sgt.; is a Merchant in Chapel Hill; Presbyterian Church. I was a Bookkeeper, and am now a perennial Treasurer. At present am Treasurer of the NSDAR, UDC, President Chapel Hill Cook-Book Fund; member Garden Club, American Legion Axillary,and a Bridge Club. Hobbies,Gardening,and genealogy."
"The Descendants of William and Sarah (Poe) Herndon of Caroline County, VA and Chatham County, N.C." -- Page 196

My grandfather Captain Henry Floyd PICKETT #67986044 and Lillian Ruth HERNDON #43778682
1. Third cousin (common ancestor: William R. HERNDON & Hannah HUTCHINS)
2. Fifth cousin (common ancestor: Richard HERNDON)
3. Fourth cousin once removed (common ancestor: Captain George HERNDON & Sarah WINGFIELD)
4. Fifth cousin once removed (common ancestor: Richard HERNDON)

From Floyd's diary:
27 September 1949 Went to Chapel Hill to see Mrs. [Ruth Herndon] Shields about family history.
14 October 1949, Friday: Went to Chapel Hill to see Mrs. Shields. Home at 10:30 [p.m.].
26 October 1949 Went to Chapel Hill to see Mrs. Shields.
30 October 1949 Went to Chapel Hill to see Mrs. Shields.
Sunday 17 June 1951 Went to see Mrs. Shields & stayed till 5.
19 June 1955 Went to Chapel Hill to see Mrs. Shields.

Added by Dick Pickett on May 02, 2015 4:24 AM

Larry Draughon
Capt. Jesse Miller
Thanks so much for editing the Memorial of Capt. Jesse Miller. It is much appreciated. Larry Draughon

Added by Larry Draughon on Apr 29, 2015 11:36 AM

Rich Dohm
RE: Census Data
okay... I'll take that as a no. But I still maintain that findagrave is a memorial site for the departed, not a research site for you.

Added by Rich Dohm on Apr 29, 2015 8:31 AM

E Finn
Rebecca V Riggan Congleton
Hi again,
I now have info on her death. As reported in the News and Observer and the Wilmington Morning Star, she died on 11 Jun 1883 in Raleigh. Her funeral was the next day with interment in the old cemetery. N&O of 13 Jun 1883.

Added by E Finn on Apr 28, 2015 8:07 PM

Rich Dohm
Census Data ~
Hello 4. I read your bio page and see you have a LOT to say, and I'm not requesting transfer of anyone. I'm just hoping you'll tolerate my request. No reply necessary, and please don't be offended. But I'm finding a few of my extended family in your care and I've always believed that these findagrave memorials are to recall the passing and preserve gravestone photos, and link them together. We needn't tout or research prowess on these memorials, because anyone with half a brain can find these census records easily on Ancestry. Having said all that, I'm hoping you'll be willing to remove these long strings of census data from my cousin's memorials at the links below, just these three, but please DO leave obits. Thanks for all you do. Rich.

Added by Rich Dohm on Apr 28, 2015 2:02 PM

RE: William Henry Thomas #38537868
I hate that they take away sites that can really help. The other memorial for him was removed by the owner. Thank you for helping me.

Added by Georgia on Apr 27, 2015 9:54 PM

E Finn
Congleton Info 69399050
You mention William Congleton (son of Dr. John Congleton) as 1859-unk.

In researching this family, there are newspaper accounts of his death at his sister's home in Henderson on 26 Sept 1903, and his funeral in Raleigh. According to the News and Observer of Sept 29, 1903, he was buried in the "city cemetery" in Raleigh.


Added by E Finn on Apr 27, 2015 9:16 AM

Ron Stewart
RE: Solomon Worley Marshall # 49607671
Thanks for the very detailed reply. Sorting out the many Marshalls has been a challenge. This helps greatly.

Thanks again.

Ron Stewart

Added by Ron Stewart on Apr 26, 2015 5:24 AM

Deborah Hearn Dugdale
Thank you!
Once more many heartfelt thanks for the edit and links for yet another Gardner! All the best!

Added by Deborah Hearn Dugdale on Apr 24, 2015 4:19 AM

I have gotten messages that are so outrageous that because a surname is theirs they want a transfer. I would love to copy what you have on your Find A Grave site and send it to some of them!

Added by Georgia on Apr 22, 2015 10:04 PM

Sharon Murphy
Thank You!
Thank you for your time and work by maintaining all your memorials. I appreciate the updates on my Barber family members.


Added by Sharon Murphy on Apr 08, 2015 5:26 AM

Estelle Clark
Tuck transfer
Thanks for your willingness to transfer and all the work you did to get the memorial so complete. You ROCK! ~ estelle

Added by Estelle Clark on Apr 01, 2015 3:35 PM

Karen Mickel Bennett
Rena Watson
Thank you so much for taking the time to send additional information to add to her memorial. Those of us who share information know the importance of leaving accurate information for future generations. I appreciate very much your help and time!

Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Mar 19, 2015 11:17 AM

Randy Butts
Jarrel & Georgeanna Powell
Thank you so much for making the edits I requested to these memorials and for all the extra research you did. I was very glad to have more information on Georgeanna's family. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Added by Randy Butts on Mar 13, 2015 8:44 AM

John Block
Block Memorials
I see that you entered Block memorials in Block, KS (Miami).
There is quite a lot of information - census and otherwise -entered onto these memorials.
Are you by chance related, or do you know anyone researching this Block family?
Thank you in advance for your help.
John Block

Added by John Block on Mar 11, 2015 12:10 PM

Tammy Hall Shropshire
RE: Albert O'Briant #38521853
Thank you for your kind suggestions! And thank you for all that you do. I can tell that you have devoted a huge part of your life too keeping the memory of others safe and available to future generations. Doing this is very meaningful to me, and I can tell that it is for you.

Again, thank you for your ideas!


Added by Tammy Hall Shropshire on Mar 07, 2015 9:23 AM

Karen Mickel Bennett
Mattie Smith
Thank you again for sending valuable information to add to a memorial. I appreciate you taking the time to send this to me....I appreciate it very much and so will future generations. Thanks!

Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Mar 03, 2015 11:17 AM

Roman Johnson
Thank you for the updates on Roman Johnson, I truly appreciate it!!

Added by VYWall on Mar 01, 2015 9:42 AM

Michael West
transfer reguest
I would like to have ownership of my grandmothers memorial, Bessie Irene SPARKS West. Memorial# 42415376

Michael Joel West

Added by Michael West on Feb 27, 2015 8:40 AM

Never mind
I found it in my notes. Thanks anyway.

Added by TLV on Feb 25, 2015 7:06 AM

George Washington Vickers #3

If and when you get a chance, could you send me a note to explain the parent child relationship on this memorial If you know. Adoption? I have been researching my line for a long time. This is the first I've seen on this one. Thanks for your efforts and you help. This person is not in my direct line.

Added by TLV on Feb 25, 2015 6:59 AM

I have linked the last child to this memorial.
Thurman Gomaz Vickers, awarded the Silver Star in WWI. Terry vickers

Added by TLV on Feb 14, 2015 2:22 PM

Doc Wilson
RE: Caswell Hood
He's listed on

I usually make links, updates, and other connections and corrections by plugging my Find A Grave data in to Family Tree Maker. That way I have access to more focused searches, done automatically by, than if I searching Ancestry's site manually.

Actually, I had visited the site many years ago (abt.1999) in connection with my research into the history of coal mining in the area. IIRC, I found a grave marker for Caswell Hood at the time, but I didn't have my camera with me. When I came back a couple of years with the camera, I couldn't locate the marker.

Added by Doc Wilson on Feb 11, 2015 7:21 AM

Kimberly Barrett Johnson
John Green and Annie Dezern Compton
Thank you for the memorial of my great grandparents. My mother, still living, never knew where they were buried and will be so happy to see this. -Kimberly Johnson

Added by Kimberly Barrett Johnson on Feb 08, 2015 12:21 PM

Linda Wilson
Lieut James R Lawrence, #87327542
laid in an unmarked grave for 125 years. He is my great-great grandfather. I wish I could tell you that he's my great grandfather and secure transfer of his page on Find-a-Grave, but that would not be true. I grew up with stories of him. Unfortunately no one living, even when I was a child, knew where he was buried since he died so long ago that there was no living memory. I have spent nearly 20 years of my life learning all I could about him. I've learned so much about his childhood, his military history, his career, and his legacy. Finally, I located his grave. I was able to secure the military marker on his unmarked grave by submission of his Confederate military records to the federal government. I am grateful to Cedar and Steve at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham for their help and caring interest in this soldier long gone, but not forgotten. I could add so much about this man to the site. You will see I have already added what I could. When his marker was placed, my family gathered there to pay our respects. I can send you a picture of that if you'd like. He's personal to us, you see. I visit there several times a year, the most recent time being this past weekend.
I do not know your name, but if you are not closely related to him, please consider transferring his site to me. I would not delete your memorial, but I could add to it. I have read your profile where you speak of your reluctance to transfer management. I'm hoping that you will consider this an exception and recognize that without many years of research, his grave would not have been identified for you to add to Find-a-Grave. It was not listed until I had the stone placed.
If you would like to contact me offsite, my e-mail is

Linda Wilson

Added by Linda Wilson on Feb 04, 2015 12:23 PM


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