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MaryTatumColeman (#47484020)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 1 day
Burruss Family Cemetery
Although your competitor, Todd Whitesides'(#47553735)work slightly precedes yours, your work on this cemetery is better and more comprehensive. The correct name for this cemetery is The Burruss Family Cemetery, as you have it labelled. I suggest that you contact him or Find A Grave to have his duplicate cemetery, Broad Plains Cemetery (2436963)deleted in order to avoid confusion.

Added by kir on Apr 05, 2016 1:06 AM

E Johnson
RE: Our family knows you
Hi Mary,

Wow, thanks for getting back to me! It's great to know I puzzled this one out correctly.

I don't know where you mean for me to leave you another message (is there a URL?). If it's on Ancestry, I am not a subscriber and would need a direct invitation.

I would love to share a little bit more info if you want, such as the first name of your father. It's nice to get things lined up as best we can. Please just email me?

My cousin Dale, who's been in contact with our cousin Leland for years, will also be pleased to know that we finally got Linden Shapley's 'granddaughter' (as Leland remembered) figured out. Leland is still sharing info with Dale whenever they get in touch. He called her a couple of days ago (her birthday), and apparently is still very sharp-minded.

Meanwhile, what can I do for you concerning the Shapleys or the Holtens (my people)? Please email when you can.


Added by E Johnson on Dec 09, 2015 8:32 PM

E Johnson
Our family knows you
Hi Mary,

Thank you for your contributions to Findagrave.

I'm Liz J, another Findagrave contributor. I think a cousin of mine, Leland Shapley, who is now 89 years old remembers you. He thought you were a granddaughter of Linden Pennel Shapley and his wife Mary Alice Belcher.

Here's what happened with Linden Pennell Shapley. He is with an apparent first wife Mary in 1930. This Mary was born in 1914, in Kansas, and was in Delaware in 1935 or earlier. This Mary appears only in the 1940 census.

Mary Alice Belcher was born in Kentucky, in 1912, and you have her linked with second husband Linden P Shapley. I think your mother Mattie1 (a Findagrave contributor) is a child of Mary Alice Belcher and first husband Hurshell Wilson Winters.

If I have this right, or not-right, could you let me know?

Also, if this message bothers you, I think I'd be able to delete it.

Thanks so much,
Liz J

Added by E Johnson on Dec 09, 2015 9:31 AM

Tracey Hayes Davidson
RE: Hart
Thank you!

Added by Tracey Hayes Davidson on Aug 25, 2015 5:08 AM

Joe Wagovich
RE: Saint Cyril and Methodist Cemetery
Mary, I had not gotten any feedback. My grandparents are not listed in the findagrave database among the buried there, but I recognize the cemetery from the photos (we visited the cemetery in the mid 1980s with my parents, now deceased, and lost all directions on how to get there.) Also, some of my grandparents' friends from Woodford are listed as interred in this cemetery (Saints Cyril and Methodius spread the faith to the Slovaks, so this has to be it!) We will make a trip down to the cemetery, an hour or 90 minutes away, find the grave, put flowers out and take photos. Thank you so much.

Added by Joe Wagovich on Jul 19, 2015 1:44 PM

Ernie Wright
RE: Charles Russell Winters
sorry it was so long in getting it to you. I have most of the photos on dvds and I thought I had searched for all of them. Missed quite a few. some were 4 yrs old.

Added by Ernie Wright on Mar 16, 2015 6:02 PM

Sabrina Blankenship
Blankenship Cemetery
I too have been searching for this cemetery online and have had no success. Can anyone please tell me where it may be located? Thank you all for any help that you may be able to give.

Added by Sabrina Blankenship on Mar 15, 2015 12:03 PM

Morgan Schneider
Ramer transfers
Thank you so much for transferring the Ramers to me. I truly appreciate all you've done to help people like me that are so far away from the actual grave and would not be able to see the grave in person.

Added by Morgan Schneider on Oct 28, 2014 6:27 PM

Bonnie Poyer
Mary Belcher Winters Shapley
I remember Mary. She was my grandmother's sister. My grandmother was Florence Belcher Lambert. I remember Mary as beautiful with dark hair and sparkling eyes. I remember Lurlene and Charles and visiting their house and playing dominoes with Charles and Mary with her big blueprints. I have just gotten into genealogy and am trying to find the ancestors of Samantha Helen Leslie. All I have found is that her mother, Nancy Vinson Justice Leslie's mother might be Lydia Shockey. Do you know any more than that? I lived in Ashland, KY until we moved to California in 1956.

I live in California.

Bonnie Prichard Poyer

email me if you like

Added by Bonnie Poyer on Aug 01, 2014 6:04 PM

Carolyn Gutermuth
Burruss Cemetery
Can you tell me where the Burruss family cemetery is in Caroline County.Thanks Dave

Added by Carolyn Gutermuth on Jul 31, 2014 6:14 AM

Nancy "Jean" Washington
Cemetery Information
My family's church has an Old Cemetery, Is there anyway that I might be able find the names who may be buried there. I understand that the memorial stone if any are in bad shape.

I have not been able to get the information from the church.

I there any other places that keep records on who is buried in these cemeteries, if so would there be a place that I might check for these records.

The church that I am interested in is Jerusalem Baptist Church, Sparta, Virginia.

I really appreciate any help that you can give me.
My e-mail address:
Thank you for any help that you can give.

nancy Washington

Added by Nancy "Jean" Washington on Jul 25, 2014 1:16 PM

Blankenship Cemetery
Hi Mary,
you seem to be a very knowledgeable person and I saw that you had a photo request for Henson Blankenship who is buried at the Blankenship Cemetery in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky. I looked for this cemetery online and could find no information for it other than findagrave. Do you know anything about it? Specifically, I'm trying to find the actual address of it's location.... any help would be appreciated.
THANK YOU!!! and keep up your great work here!

Added by LPBlankenship on Jul 16, 2014 1:46 PM

BJ Dery
Edward Bolton

I cannot upload any pix of grave because we do not know where he is.

Although, I went to town hall and I do have a cemetery record for him.

If you would email me at, I will be happy to forward the record to you.

B J Dery

Added by BJ Dery on Jun 14, 2014 3:53 PM

Sandra McBride
Berenik Family
Thank you so much for transferring the memorials. Yes I can understand how you felt you were in a foreign country. John and Theresa never learned to speak English although they came to the U.S. in 1907. I don't know if the little chapel is still at the cemetery, but after the funeral I attended there was an old fashioned Slovakian wake. I would have loved to have had the time to walk through the cemetery. Thank you again for your help.

Added by Sandra McBride on Jun 10, 2014 11:26 PM

Stanley descendant
RE: Laura T Stanley
Thanks for your help. :)

Added by Stanley descendant on Feb 27, 2014 4:38 PM

Little Marie
Antioch Christian Church
I saw that you are the contributor who added the photo of Antioch Christian Church. I am trying to find out about the history of that church. Is the present day church at the same location as the other 2 that burned? Do you know anything about this church or do you know any local historians who could tell me about it? I plan on making a trip to Bowling Green some time this year but would like to know as much as possible before I travel. Thanks Little Marie

Added by Little Marie on Jan 27, 2014 8:52 AM

Thank you
These are my direct family members. This is a tiny FAMILY cemetery. Please transfer them so that their memories might be honored.

Added by kir on Jan 25, 2014 9:49 AM

Thank you
Would you please transfer my family members Lucy #100700590, Alex #100700654, Garland #100703556, Atwell #100701373, and Ella #100701329 so that I can correct and add to these memorials.
My findagrave # is 47137252.
Thank you.

Added by kir on Jan 24, 2014 8:34 PM

Brenda Reilley Hun
Thanks for making the link to May and Daniel. May's real first name is Mabel, but she went by May I suppose since that is on her stone.

Added by Brenda Reilley Hun on Jan 24, 2014 6:38 PM

Janet Barber
RE: Thomas Family Cemetery
Thank you for the connections. I don't know what I was thinking. I didn't ask to add to their father as well William Hampton Thomas #123355472. If you don't mind connecting him to. Thank you so much for your trouble. Janet

Added by Janet Barber on Jan 14, 2014 8:51 AM

Janet Barber
Thomas Family Cemetery
Could you connect the following children to Virginia Lynn Hart Thomas #98888045:
Wade Hampton #49324830
Mary Elizabeth #98897206
Henry J #16636954
Grover Cleveland #98896008
Charles Murphy #98893730
Maude Overton #66703794
Thank you Janet

Added by Janet Barber on Jan 13, 2014 2:14 PM

B. Walls
RE: Belchers
Your welcome, this is a very enjoyable hobby for me.

Added by B. Walls on Nov 09, 2013 7:10 PM

Gacek family
I have noticed you found Victoria Gacek Burial:
Saint Cyril and Methodius Cemetery
Caroline County
Virginia, USA
I was wondering if you came across John Gacek her husband, born 1862? He passed away in the 1940's.

Their son name was Sgt. Patrick Harry Getek ( I have no clue why the name change but it did)
He is at the same cemetery. Her daughter, Victoria Getek Sinlock is there also.
Thanks for any info!

Added by Ang on Sep 12, 2013 2:45 PM

Cathy Jones
RE: Gebhardt
You're welcome. I over looked the other request. I'll look again next time I'm out there. That is a beautiful cemetery.

Added by Cathy Jones on Jun 25, 2013 3:13 PM

Ruth Ashby
RE: Linden P Shapley
Absolutely my pleasure!

Added by Ruth Ashby on May 28, 2013 4:54 AM


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