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Martha Fontaine Byrum (#47624321)
 member for 5 years, 19 days
William Cornett grave
Dear Martha,
On your find a grave page is a picture of an elderly man. Is that William Cornett and where did you find it? I am a great great great granddaughter of William Cornett and would love to know where you found that picture.
Also on that page was a history of several surnames. What is the source of the portion of the Cornett history?

Jo Malicote

Added by Toot on Oct 20, 2016 6:45 PM

LR Jolley
RE: John L. Boyer
No, I'm sorry, I don't have any information about him. I enjoy taking photos of graves to help others find the graves of their family members. I just happened to be in the area visiting my grandchildren, and stopped by this quaint little cemetery, and took some pictures. I did think that the marker with all the names on it was unusual. It was surrounded by several individual small headstones, and all of it was fenced in by a hedge. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. If they contact the Christ's Church, they may be able to find out something.

Added by LR Jolley on Sep 28, 2016 11:56 PM

Rev. Dale Sims
John L. Boyer
Hi Martha,
This John Boyer #62413137 Was a brother-in-law through marriage to my brother. I knew him and his family. He had only one daughter Mary and two sons.

Added by Rev. Dale Sims on Sep 13, 2016 7:20 AM

Janet LaMotte
Bessie Phillippi
Bessie Phillippi
Sent by: Martha Fontaine Patterson
Dec 06, 2015 5:27 PM
Birth Date: Nov. 20, 1892 Birth Date: Dec. 20, 1893

Correction to her birthday was declined. Her obituary was dated Dec 8, 1893. She died before her obituary was published.

Added by Janet LaMotte on Dec 09, 2015 8:26 AM

Janet LaMotte
Bessie Phillippi
Thank you for her obituary and burial info. Hopefully, someone can now find her gravestone and her husband's gravestone so a photo can be posted to Find A Grave.

Added by Janet LaMotte on Dec 07, 2015 6:06 AM

Hal G. Brown
155569563 - Harry V. Gearing
Hello Martha,

After entering this grave of Harry and Maude gearing, I did an ancestry search and found your entry with burial location unknown. So, I thought you might want to know about this. Is it the same person? Are you related? I am not... Let me know what you would like me to do, i.e. transfer to you, delete, etc.

All the best, -Hal

Added by Hal G. Brown on Dec 01, 2015 11:16 AM

Cebert Felix Sr and Eva Ann Wood Halsey

I took photos of what appear to be this couple in Greenwood Cemetery, Bedford VA resting not far from their son Wyndell Grimsley Halsey # 138762811.

Their dates are June 20, 1876, Dec 11, 1974 for Cebert # 138762963

and Oct 27, 1886, Nov 25, 1976 for Eva # 138762946.

If these dates match the records in question they should be moved to Greenwood Cemetery.

Regards, Bruce

Added by PictureTaker on Sep 25, 2015 1:01 PM

Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Thank you again
Hello Martha,
Thank you as always for you continuing help with "gathering my nuts"
Your recent transfer of:
Richard Dale Green # 96619068
is very much appreciated.
Now we just need to delete:
Ralph Gale Green # 96619097
and all is well.
# 47059326

Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Jun 30, 2015 4:33 AM

William Carr Allen
I was notified that William Carr Allen and wife, Susan Sayers Morris Allen, are actually buried in the Millirons and Allen Families Cemetery in Pulaski, Va. These were created by the late Becky Sowers. There are already memorials for William and Susan Allen in that cemetery so Becky's are now duplicates. Please move your image of William and Susan's marriage certificate to the existing memorials in the Millirons and Allen Cemetery and I will delete the old ones. Thanks for all you do for Find a Grave!

Added by EAHJr on Sep 30, 2014 4:15 PM

Sheila Bowyer Kline
RE: Mary Ewald Mustard
How have you solved the mystery? The tombstone is in Maple Park Cemetery, but another family member shes was moved to Monte Vista. The cemetery no longer has any records.


Added by Sheila Bowyer Kline on Sep 04, 2013 12:16 PM

Rita Osborne
RE: Summerfield UMC Entries
Personally I am not sure which is correct. Only that there are Two memorials for the same person.

Added by Rita Osborne on Jul 07, 2013 12:58 PM

Ralph Hammond-Green
Helen Frances Kegley Grubb
Thank you for taking and posting the picture of her grave marker. Is her husband buried with her?

Added by Ralph Hammond-Green on Jun 18, 2013 7:17 AM


My my name is Andrea Joyce. James and Nannie Bell were my grandparent. My Mom was Opal Gwen Mabe Joyce. I wonder if these are part of her family. Where is the cemetery located?

Added by ANDREA JOYCE on Jun 09, 2013 4:13 PM

Michael J. Von Gebel
Bascom Mustard
Hi Martha,

Thanks for the heads up on his correct month of death. Not sure why I entered the month I did. Thank you for the pics of their tombstones.


Added by Michael J. Von Gebel on Jun 04, 2013 8:51 PM

RE: Hazel Edith Ayers Jennings
You are welcome. It was a cold Feb 10th when I located the first Hazel Jennings. Got home and realized my mistake. So on the 25th I made another pass to find the Hazel Jennings you wanted. That will teach me to check more carefully when researching before going to the cemetery.


Added by Anonymous on Jun 03, 2013 7:05 PM

Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
Samuel & Susan Koiner Henkel
I sent stars&bars a suggestion and they deleted the memorial. I asked them why and they would never answer me so I relisted it. It was a strange thing for them to do since all I did was send a suggestion.

Their suggestion:
I'm curious....

Why did you delete the orginial memorials for Samuel & Susan Koiner Henkel that was posted by stars&bars (Find A Grave contributor #46877736)?

I was also the one that originally posted the photo of Samuel to Find-A-Grave and on Ancestry.

Martha Fontaine Patterson


Added by Barbara Anne (Brownell) P... on Jun 03, 2013 4:10 PM

RE: Rev. Michael Smythers
Thank you! I'll see if can talk to them too.

Added by KJHall on May 29, 2013 7:31 AM

Rev. Michael Smythers
Hello Martha
I got your link to the other page but that is the wrong photo and wrong guy. Rev. Michael was my ggg uncle. I got this info from the family. The one in Wytheville is older and probably his uncle.

Added by KJHall on May 29, 2013 7:02 AM

Carl Umberger Request
During a recent trip to St. John's, I looked for your requested grave marker. I was unable to fulfill your request, but did take a number of pictures of other Umburger grave markers. You can see them on my Flicker account - use the link below. Sorry I couldn't find your specific grave marker, but I hope these photos include some of your extended family members.


Added by laford1 on May 11, 2013 12:16 PM

Sue Lapp
Thank You
The photo for Lousinda Looney is very much appreciated.

Added by Sue Lapp on Apr 22, 2013 5:12 PM

glenn & betty hall
My i copy their headstone pic for my family tree please

Added by Holly on Apr 14, 2013 10:18 PM

Foglesong Cemetery Virginia
Hi Martha.
FOGLESONG CEMETERY --- Charles (1772-1855) - Margaret (Yew) Foglesong (1772-1847) - Susan Foglesong (1800-1858.

I'm Bill Courtney. You were kind enough to go out on my request for a photo on the Foglesong Cemetery and the monuments if still standing for my Foglesong ancestors. I'm sorry you were unable to locate the cemetery after your search. I've been told it is remote and not marked. One of those old pioneer cemeteries slowly falling into anonymity.

From my information these are the directions I have;
The cemetery is not marked and requires some "hunting"! Hwy 81 to Blacklick Road…taking Crawfish Road (625) into the canyon. If you reach Daisy Drive (private ranch road) you've gone too far and need to come back about 500-700 feet. The old cemetery is on the South side of Crawfish, the same side as Daisy Drive. I don't know if that helps any further.

I'm living on the West Coast but maybe someday I'll find my way to Virginia and hunt for the old Foglesong cemetery. Thanks again so much for your time and effort.

Take care - Bill.

Added by william on Apr 11, 2013 7:31 PM

Lena Ferguson
Hi there.
Thanks for the info. I have updated her birth year. Shows not to believe what you see in a book.
Happy Researching, Bud.

Added by Bud on Apr 11, 2013 11:29 AM

F. Hylton
RE: John Brown Hoilman
your welcome

Added by F. Hylton on Apr 08, 2013 3:48 PM

Peggy (King) Dunning
Daniel Carver tombstone
Thank you so much for getting this picture for me. It is much appreciated.

Peggy Dunning

Added by Peggy (King) Dunning on Mar 31, 2013 6:06 PM


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