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Ray (#47188697)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 21 days
jane mitakides
Levi Isbell
I am a descendant of Levi's (my g-grandmother was Rebecca Dovie Lee Isbell) and have several family photos of 19th century Isbells I would be willing to share. Feel free to contact me and share information.

Added by jane mitakides on May 25, 2015 1:30 PM

Billy Carpenter
Ray's Photo
Thank you Ray for your generosity of allowing use of your photos. So appreciate the one of Thomas Carpenter.

Added by Billy Carpenter on May 14, 2015 12:58 AM

Faye Wakefield
Perry Family Cemetery
Hi Ray,
Do you know the location of the original Perry Family Cemetery in Lancaster Cty, SC. or if it
is underwater.

I know the stones have been moved to Liberty Hill Pres. Church, but I would like to visit the
original site if possible.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Faye Rochelle Wakefield

Added by Faye Wakefield on May 12, 2015 8:37 AM

Marian Ritchie
Zachariah Isbell 1722
Hi Ray,
Just wanted to touch base with you and see if you would send me a copy of the article from the Richmond (Virginia) TIMES DISPATCH, March 6, 1904, page 5.
Added by: Ray

I would like to add it to my Ancestry charts for Zachariah.

Hope things are going well for you. I haven't been doing too much genealogy in the last few years. However some of the Thompson family have been prodding me to get back into it.

I'm kind of forgetful but I must admit genealogy has always been one of my weaknesses. I did make the mistake of entering 2/3rds of all my research on another persons tree. I didn't realize I wouldn't receive the credit for it at the time. Then I got to looking at it and decided it was crazy for me to have put bible records, photos, and all my hard sought after information on others pages. Then I decided to do my own trees. LOL Live and learn the hard way. That's my motto!

I would truly appreciate a copy of this to use on my Ancestory pages.

Marian Ritchie, the former Marian Brown
daughter of Sylvia Isbell
g daughter of Samuel Robert Isbell
gg daughter of Robert Isbell Jr.
ggg daughter of Robert Isbell Sr.
gggg daughter of Zachariah Isbell 1790
ggggg daughter of Jason Isbell and so on and so on. You know the rest of the links. LOL

Added by Marian Ritchie on May 08, 2015 4:27 PM

findagrave Julia Smith
Thank you Ray. Do you know when she married Jack Miller. I am still woking on her memorial and will add your attached message from her death notice to her bio section.


Added by Rhonda on May 06, 2015 4:18 PM


Needless to say, I will be reading your Veitch information a little each day. It is very informative. Thanks for the link that I will check soon.

I have family buried at Fort Lincoln and I own books from the PG County Genealogical and Historical Society. You will see that there are many dates missing for the Veitch/Boyle memorials.

My childhood home was close to the Cemetery but we moved from that area and now reside close to the Calvert County line. Many of my memorials are from Southern Maryland. We have passed the Veitch's Cove Historical marker many times in our travels.

Please check the remainder of the Veitch family memorials at Ft. Lincoln and see what else you might have to add that will enhance them.

Thank you for your contribution.
Your help is appreciated,


Added by Margaret on Apr 08, 2015 4:26 PM

Patsy White Penney
Weir Cemetery

Mix-up in John Weir(NC) and John Weir SC)
Each had sons Thomas.

Will of John Weir Lincoln Co NC 1818
Son Thomas Weir died 24 Mar 1868 Cleveland Co., NC. He has will also.
Will of John Weir Fairfield Co., SC 1817 Names sons, including Thomas
30 page probate in Talladego Co AL (1848-1853)of wife Mary ( ) Martin reveals the whole family, names all children and spouses and their locations. Have not found her maiden name but Mary had been married to a Martin before her marriage to John Weir and had 2 children.
I would like to connect to the John of NC, the- Rev War hero of King's Mt. but my John of SC was a Rev Soldier from SC whose widow and their children came to MS via AL.

Will be glad to communicate with interested researchers.

Added by Patsy White Penney on Apr 02, 2015 5:50 PM

Nancy Cornelius
Zachariah Taylor Dowdy and Nancy
I am confused, which is not hard for me to do sometimes. Someone has posted a picture of Nancy and Zachariah's stone like the one you took and posted for them in another cemetery by the same name. The other cemetery is up toward Arab. I don't feel like they have the right cemetery. There are many cemeteries in Marshall and DeKalb with the same name making it very hard to post your memorial to the right cemetery. Thought you might want to know. My daughter's husband is the great grandson of Ruth Dowdy who died this time last year in DeKalb Co. AL. I am also interested in the Martin family that, I believe, their daughter married. Thanks for all the bios that you place on your memorials. It does help a lot.

Added by Nancy Cornelius on Mar 20, 2015 5:26 PM

Rich Dohm
"Uncle Ben" Reynolds ~
Hello Ray. I have kin at the Mount Ida cemetery, and noticed THIS memorial of yours. You should ask to accept him as famous... after all, who alive has never heard of Uncle Ben? If I was you, I'd add Uncle Ben in the nickname field too.

Added by Rich Dohm on Mar 10, 2015 2:41 PM

Karyl Lee Rodabough
Perry Cemetery Mix UP!!
Please be aware, there are 2 Perry Cemeteries within walking distance of each other in Grenada County, Mississippi. The one furthest to the North, just south of the Browns Cemetery, is the Williams-Perry-Rosamond Cemetery. The other one is located a little south/west, west of Bennett Road and just South of the fork in the Wildlife League Road. There is not a legend on this map so I can't give exact measurements. The map can be found in the Cemeteries Section of "Family Maps of Grenada, Mississippi"; FHL/SLC US/Can 976.2635 E7b, page 146.

There are different people buried in each Cemetery, so this needs to be corrected to show 2 Cemeteries. A - Williams-Perry-Rosamond Cemetery, and B - Perry Cemetery.

Be careful where you put your family!

Added by Karyl Lee Rodabough on Mar 04, 2015 1:08 PM

West/ De La Warr
You have done and awesome job with my Ancestor's Memorials! Thank you, and by the way I love the biographies!

Added by RevMcK on Feb 22, 2015 3:35 AM

mike reeves
Mt. Ida Reynolds & Oden Family Cemeteries
The Heritage Hall Museum here in Talladega had a good digital photo of an oil painting of Maj. Walker Reynolds which I have posted to the memorial you created for him at Mt. Ida Family Cemetery. You had recently mentioned Cpt. Henry P. Oden, 15th Alabama, having been buried in Vicksburg. I saw the excellent photograph of the Oden-Bledsoe-Kelly Plantation home you posted to his memorial and was hoping you would also post it to the "Oden Family Cemetery" listed in Talladega County. His father, Alexander Oden Jr., is buried there and I have submitted a familial edit request to link their memorials. The Oden Family Cemetery, sadly, was said to have been destroyed in the Upchurch county cemetery compilation published in 1989, but they did quote tombstone names & transcriptions from Carolyn Lane Luttrell's field work there during the 1945-'55 period.

Added by mike reeves on Feb 02, 2015 9:17 PM

Mary Tompkins @ Oakwood
I'm going to try and find her for you. Her husband is in L242 so I will look there. She, however, is not listed in the burial log. Are you sure she is there?

Added by scotdeerie on Dec 30, 2014 11:05 AM

Floral Designer
RE: Stt Paul's
There is some confusion due to graves (or at least stones) being moved from other cemeteries to be placed here,

First time David heard of this one.
The person is buried at St pauls. Babies are
often are in unmarked. Their do to money wise
and years of death.

Added by Floral Designer on Dec 27, 2014 1:21 PM

Floral Designer
Stt Paul's
Most of the baby are in unmarked and as David mention in the emails, in this area by Eli ect ect.. If ure doing all of them let me know, and I will call him and see if he can help in his spare time with look ups old book and new that is why he rather take and email to me let me know before I send him these knew ones Thanks

Added by Floral Designer on Dec 26, 2014 8:38 AM

Hi Ray,

You are welcome. I found the Angevine's, Currie's, and Weybrecht's all together, and I see they all have ties. Unfortunately, I lost several photos ... ugh.

I suspect that The Parmelee's have ties to these families. There is also a Lulu Weybrecht Corbitt (put into the system under Corbett; edit submitted). Also an Ella Weybrecht Harter with them. I also believe Patricia Foster has ties; probably as a Weybrecht. If you have further info on any of these people and their ties, please let me know as it might call for me to modify my captioning.

I also have a Marion Angevine on the same stone with George. I see George is linked as a spouse to a Marion who is buried in Michigan, but the Marion in Woodlawn was definitely his wife; they were residing in Boynton Beach in 1910.

Also, this Marion is listed in Find as Marion Briggs Angevine, but the Marion on the stone is Marion Troy Angevine. It's all a bit puzzling to me, but I guess you will be able to sort this out.

Will be posting those mentioned I did not post as of yet this AM or early PM.


Added by Sheila on Dec 21, 2014 8:02 AM

Wallace G Lane Jr
RE: Colgate
You are welcome, I have added images to all those in the lot.

Added by Wallace G Lane Jr on Dec 19, 2014 10:39 AM

Diane Winters
RE: Boone Isbell
Looks like we're criss-crossing messages -LOL

Please - keep your memorial in tact - like I mentioned prior... the contributor has not been responding in well over two months - I have 200+ requests to her to delete HER duplicates.

I'm currently in the process of asking Find A Grave to take over management of her entries as it has created lots of secondary issues when she does not respond in a timely manner.

Thanks again,

Added by Diane Winters on Oct 30, 2014 11:26 AM

Diane Winters
RE: Isbell Boone
The 'original' memorial was entered by a contributor that appears to be inactive. Therefore I am hoping Find A Grave will merge the original into yours - leaving you as the caretaker since you have done the research and can explain the discrepancy if need be.

So, please do not do anything with your wonderful entry - I'll follow-up with Find A Grave from here.

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.


PS - I have found several (way too many) names on markers that are incorrect, including 2Xgreat-grandfather David Cronin. It's a shame because the cemetery will not replace the markers as they are protected as 'national monuments'.

Added by Diane Winters on Oct 30, 2014 11:13 AM

Steve Hinds
RE: Thanks
That is good stuff you have there, Ray, and I appreciate you sharing it with me.

Steve Hinds

Added by Steve Hinds on Oct 10, 2014 2:09 PM

Steve Hinds
Elizabeth Wier Blake & William Newton Blake
Ray, you probably are correct about these markers being cenotaphs but I haven't had a chance to investigate it. Last night I was looking through some un-posted marker photos for Magnolia Cemetery and saw some Blakes and Wiers. I will try my best to get them posted this weekend and I will let you know when it is done. I will transfer them to you for management. You are a trooper, Ray, and I have enjoyed our exchange of emails and data.

Good Hunting to You!
Steve Hinds (48180521)

Added by Steve Hinds on Oct 10, 2014 1:50 PM

Steve Hinds
Sarah Blake
Ray, I transferred Sarah to you for management. Thanks again for all the info on DNA and I will research it all.

Steve Hinds (48180521)

Added by Steve Hinds on Oct 10, 2014 4:11 AM

Marlene Smith
RE: Isbell graves
I'm just getting started on the Jackson cemetery and I hope I can find more requested photos. I almost sent the photo for Norma Isbell's tombstone to my step sister-in-law with the same name but wasn't sure she would think if was funny. Glad I could help.
Marlene Smith
Marble Hill, MO.

Added by Marlene Smith on Oct 02, 2014 4:23 PM

Colleen McElyea Cavin
RE: Evans question
Thanks for the response. I am just researching this branch of my tree and getting it straight in my head. Nice work you are doing.

Added by Colleen McElyea Cavin on Sep 04, 2014 6:02 AM

mike reeves
RE: Henry at Oakhill
You're welcome;I had been working in the Rev. Stockdale family plot of Oak Hill Cemetery and while driving out the distinctive shape of an MTA (Mosaic Templars of America) headstone in an old section of the cemetery caught my eye. A little leg work confirmed it's origin, as well as the presence of a Spanish American War period 3rd Alabama VA stone and another of the vice president of an 1860's African American group.

Added by mike reeves on Jul 07, 2014 1:18 PM


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