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SleepingDog (#46607843)
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Bio Photo Born in North Carolina, but have also lived in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Washington DC, and South Carolina. Graveyards and tombstones have always been a curiosity to me. I was a data entry operator for many years, also a history and genealogy addict. Since being retired, I've put those things to use to help make sure that people (and pets) that I put into Find A Grave are more than just names on a tombstone. I hope to help people find their relatives and friends that might have been hard to find otherwise.

My earliest known ancestor was Robert Brisko, who was born around 1220 in Brisko, Cumberland, (now known as Cumbria), England. I'm also a direct descendant of John Rolfe and Pocahontas---and of Robert Ryves of Damory Castle, Blandford Forum, Dorsetshire, England, said to have been a clothier to Henry VIII (and happy to know that he survived long enough to have descendants).

My husband is a direct descendant of Henry and Eulalia Burtt, who came from England in the 1630's and settled in Springfield, Massachusetts. Henry Burtt was one of the first settlers of Springfield, and most all of the really early settlers of Springfield are related either directly or indirectly--probably becausee he was the father of twelve children.

I would like to add that I do try to cooperate with everybody, but expect to be treated with decency and respect when being asked to make any type of change. I don't appreciate being bullied or demanded to do something without the consideration of a "please" or a "thank you".

"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"

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Polly Fry Hagerman
RE: Leven Kirkman
I have contacted the other to take their link away. Hopefully she will do it soon. Polly
Added by Polly Fry Hagerman on Jul 28, 2014 5:12 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 31123486
Sarah Jane Turner Cross was married to Marley Cross. I have confirmation in the way of marriage records and census plus their daughter Betty Cross White's memorial refers to her father as Marley Cross. I do not know where he is buried but suspect it is in the same cemetery.

Thanks for adding this information in your bio of Sarah Jane
Added by Mike on Jul 28, 2014 3:28 AM
RE: Dr. John Lewis Hanes
Good idea ...

You know that there is another issue with his wife's mother and father. It seems that they were both adopted by Leonard Wade Anderson and his wife Marsha Ann Fontaine. Unfortunately newspaper articles tell and retell a different story than what actually happened. That's another problem with these dates/family info etc.
Added by fabricjunkie on Jul 17, 2014 9:58 AM
traci pendleton
Doris Reardon
Hi! I appreciate all of your hard work gathering this information. I am the niece of Doris Reardon. I wanted to correct her name....she was Doris Lennice Holder Reardon.
Her father was Orval Rice Holder
Added by traci pendleton on Jul 10, 2014 1:49 PM
Kathy B
RE: Abiel Abbott
Thanks for the correction. I entered the correct date of death.
Kathy B
Added by Kathy B on Jul 09, 2014 7:06 PM
Walter Rankin 119918125
I don't see any death certificate posted, but if birth & death dates are really different then it's probably another Walter Rankin.
Added by lwinslow on Jul 08, 2014 6:26 PM
Wade Hicks
Sarah Elizbeth Walker Marshall
Find A Grave Memorial# 9562885

Date of birth of Sarah on tombstone: 9 February 1854.

Thought you might want to correct the typing on her family page. Day and year are incorrect there.
Added by Wade Hicks on Jun 30, 2014 4:45 AM
RE: Rev. Benjamin Prescott
I'll have to create the cemetery for him.
Added by Mom on Jun 21, 2014 9:35 PM
RE: Madison Vandevender #35459203
Please add your newspaper articles to the record thanks
Added by corgilover on Jun 13, 2014 3:08 PM
Perry A Sloan
RE: Emmett Frank Goodwin
I've deleted the duplicate. You have a close connection while I simply created his memorial as part of a general canvass of the cemetery. Glad to have Mr. Goodwin's memorial in your care!
Added by Perry A Sloan on Jun 10, 2014 12:24 PM
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