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sewingsailor (#46989515)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 6 days
Bill Guion
Dr. John Gray Blount
Find A Grave Memorial# 25558828

In the text for the memorial, it says "John Gray was the only son of Dr. William Augustus and his wife, Katherine (Masters) Blount.

But near the bottom of the page five siblings are listed, including Samuel Masters Blount and William Rodman Blount.

Should I assume that the earlier text is in error?

Added by Bill Guion on Aug 29, 2015 2:25 PM

Thank you for suggestion on my mother and grandmother's records regarding spelling of last name Lackie/Lackey. It is actually spelled both ways on legal records. Half siblings spell one way, half the other, too.

Thank you.

Added by Carol on Aug 09, 2015 4:48 AM

Gary O. Green
Judge Stephen Bragaw
Here is a biography that might be helpful. In addition, he was the first president of the North Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).

Stephen Cambreleng Bragaw was born in Washington, North Carolina, February 22, 1868. He was the second son in a family of eight children whose parents were John Goldsmith and Ann Cambreleng Hoyt Bragaw. He died in Washington, January 8, 1930.

His father, John Goldsmith Bragaw was born on Long Island and came to Washington in 1857. The Bragaw family was descended from Bourgon Bracard, a French Huguenot. The family was a distinguished one and many were prominent in the Cause of Independence during the Revolution. John Goldsmith Bragaw was connected with the transportation companies in and around Washington. His wife was Ann Hoyt, the daughter of Henry C. Hoyt and granddaughter of Eli Hoyt, one of the largest merchants of this area before the óCivil War.

Stephen Bragaw grew up in Washington after the war when the town was fighting to restore itself and the wealthiest families were reduced to comparative poverty.

He attended Trinity School at Chocowinity for a year then secured an appointment to the Naval Academy of Annapolis but did not accept. He later attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for three years. He worked and saved and borrowed in order to secure his education.

When he left school, he taught at Pollocksville in Jones County. From 1889 to 1891 he taught at Newbern Collegiate Institute.

In 1891 at the summer session at the Univesity Law School he completed the full law course in two months and ten days. In that same year he was licensed to practice law and began his practice in New Bern where he was elected City Attorney in 1893.

He married that year Maude Haywood Amyette of New Bern. The following year he moved to St. Louis, Missouri, as President of the Gilbert Elliott Collection Company. After a year he returned to Washington in 1895 due to ill health.

He served as Mayor in 1897-8, as City Attorney from 1900 to 1906, as County Superintendent of Schools 1902-03, and as State Senator from the Second Senatorial District in 1904. In

1912, Governor W. W. Kitchin appointed him Judge of the Superior Court from the First Judicial District; he was elected for the full term but resigned in 1914 because of his health. He resumed the practice of law in his home town. He had partnerships with Collin H. Harding, Hallett S. Ward, and Small & McLean.Later he became a consulting attorney for other lawyers

Added by Gary O. Green on Jul 30, 2015 9:31 AM

Caroline Heinitsh
You have so much good info on this lady and you are related to her. I am not; my interest in her is because she is buried in a cemetery I completed. Thought you'd like to have the memorial so you can add what you feel is appropriate. I would appreciate it if you would leave the obit, though. Keep sending info-I'm always glad to get it.


Added by Anna on Jun 28, 2015 1:11 AM

Laura Gulick #95960361
What is your source for her birth location of the City of Raleigh? Thanks, LG

Added by LostGeneration on Jun 22, 2015 6:32 AM

Julie Truax Ballard
Mary Elizabeth Woolslayer Kistler
Hi, I received your message. This Mary Elizabeth Woolslayer was the daughter of James Woolslayer and Elizabeth Barney. The Woolslayer family is quite big and there must have been two Mary Elizabeths.

Added by Julie Truax Ballard on May 04, 2015 10:17 AM

walley morse
Howard Gibson
WOW you do get around. Thanks for the update on Uncle Howard. I will make those corrections. And just a great THANK YOU for all that you do. Walley Morse

Added by walley morse on Apr 18, 2015 6:53 AM

Bette Hartman
Mary Vose
I have updated the birth date on Mary Vose. I have also "sourced" the information. As I have been doing genealogy research for over 15 years, I know the "in the xxyear of age" rule, I can only say it probably was a typo. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Bette Hartman

Added by Bette Hartman on Apr 16, 2015 4:54 AM

RE: Use of Photo
you can link from ancestry to find a grave.

Added by Kat on Apr 10, 2015 6:40 PM

Sharon Kravetz
RE: Dorothy Kravetz
It is fine if you want to transfer Dorothy Kravetz to me. Thank you for taking the picture and whatever else you did to put her in Find A Grave. It is much appreciated.

Added by Sharon Kravetz on Apr 06, 2015 6:07 AM

Doc Wilson
re: Daniel Kennon Mintz
I did not post either of the photos on Mr. Mintz's page, so you'd have to check with the people that did for that. But thanks for asking, though -- most people don't.

Added by Doc Wilson on Mar 08, 2015 7:11 PM

Della Phillips Harper
RE: Daniel Mintz (# 95243785)
You can use as many as you want that I have posted. Thank you for asking.

Added by Della Phillips Harper on Mar 08, 2015 8:15 AM

Laura M Gulick
Hi sewingsailor,

I noticed you have an edit pending for Laura M Gulick, and was wondering if you could check to see if you had her name edit as:

Laura Battle(nee McKee) Guilick

Thought I better ask or my memory to check later will usually fail.

- sticksandstones

Added by sticksandstones on Feb 11, 2015 6:39 AM

Martie Groome-McGirt
Thomas Parker
Thank you so much for the information on his burial location. I meant to research it further right after I posted the memorial, but just forgot.
Also, thanks for the laugh on my typo! I have fixed it....usually not too many fiends at most funerals!

My best to you

Added by Martie Groome-McGirt on Feb 07, 2015 2:35 PM

Diane Pedersen
Helen Stoutimore
Thank you for trying to locate her burial site. I really appreciate you taking time to do this for me.

Added by Diane Pedersen on Jan 31, 2015 6:58 PM

Edith Syme
Thanks for taking the time to take a photo of Grandma Syme's headstone. Really nice of you.

Added by MarshaPG on Jan 25, 2015 4:34 AM

Charles Basil Melnyk (#104607390)
Hello again sewingsailor. I also received your message regarding some of the details for Charlie's memorial. I have now corrected his place of death to reflect the proof you sent me. I thank you again for your time.

Added by KATHY on Dec 30, 2014 11:51 PM

Lois Howell Hodgin Melnyk (#104606723)
Good evening sewingsailor. I received your message regarding Mrs. Melnyk's middle name. I have now added it to her memorial. I must have misunderstood the content of your original request; I must have taken it to mean that you thought her listed MAIDEN name needed to be changed. Please excuse any misunderstanding on my part. Her complete known name is now in place. I thank you for your time.

Added by KATHY on Dec 30, 2014 11:29 PM

Charles Basil Melnyk (#104607390)
Hello. I received your edit requests for Charlie's memorial. I accepted the one for his parental links, and place of birth (I changed that manually). However, I declined the place of death you suggested, due to a conflict with my source. If you can provide documentation/proof (such as an obituary, funeral home notice, etc) that he indeed died in Alamance County, I will be happy to change that part of his memorial. I thank you for your time.

Added by KATHY on Oct 08, 2014 1:13 PM

RE: Lazell H Hicks
I apologize for not adding my email for you to reply. I don't have confirmation. I thought you might is why I was asking. I agree, I do my research 1st & don't add just anyone. If I find the connection before you, I reply with the confirmation. Thank you for any & all help.


Added by Julie on Sep 30, 2014 10:23 AM

RE: Juliana Ellison Myers
Sure, no problem.

Added by mlf on Sep 05, 2014 1:06 PM

I declined the edit because no proof was offered. The Riddles are relatives of mine. So many people want to add information to memorials that is incorrect or bogus. Just recently sent a SAC to a member who linked a 6 moth old baby to a 8 year old child as being married to each other. Not all those leaves are correct, some are really poison ivy.

I am familiar with Nat Riddle and many other Riddles, Pattishalls, Wombles and Wickers as they are related and married each other.

Now that proof has been submitted I will reconsider the info.

Hope you understand my hesitation to make edits just because someone says it is correct.

Added by ncsearch on Jul 14, 2014 9:26 AM

Re Thomas Arnold DeMille
Here is his death notice which gives his burial as North Carolina - hope this is of help to you.

"Demill, Jan. 6, 1877, Thomas A. Demill, aged 78 years. Funeral services at his late residence, 72 Patchen av., Brooklyn, at 3:00 p.m. The remains will be taken to Washington, North Carolina, for interment." New York Herald, Wed., Jan. 10, 1877

Added by Suzanne on Apr 15, 2014 10:04 AM

hyde park girl scout
RE: Helen C. Fink
You are so welcome. Glad that I can help someone find family so no one is forgotten. I transferred Helen's memorial to you, as I feel family should be with family! Hyde Park Girl Scout

Added by hyde park girl scout on Mar 25, 2014 3:17 PM

Sandra Tibbs Blake
Jesse Andrews
I have transferred Jesse to you and am glad to do it. I think if its possible all should be with family. I just happened to be taking pictures for others at the cemetery and always take some of the surroundings just in case.

Added by Sandra Tibbs Blake on Mar 02, 2014 11:04 AM


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