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Leigh Compton Smith (#47069426)
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Bio Photo ATTENTION: I AM NO INACTIVE please do not request transfers and changes from FAG stating that I do not respond. I am related to many of my memorials, so please do not request transfers other than immediate family line.

My family settled in the Greenville Spartanburg area of South Carolina in the 1700s and stayed here. I have worked on genealogy for over 30 years and loved every minute. I've always loved to visit cemeteries and search for the families of those buried there. I have worked on transcribing and preserving cemeteries for many years. Find A Grave is a great place for us to honor those who have gone before and help families find the resting places of their relatives. I hope to add many more pictures and transcriptions.
If you find any errors, have additional information, or wanta transfer to you, please contact me

I am happy to transfer your direct relatives like FAG rules, but I don't think it is really fair for someone to join FAG and start trying to gather up everyone they know. I could be wrong but I feel unless a contributor is deceased or inactive officially, their contributions should be respected.

****** please do not put death certificates on my memorials, I'll be glad to enter the info from the certificates ***************
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Grannie's Legacy
Lela Ann Painter Wilson's Memorial
I could take over management of this memorial, if you are willing. She is my great-aunt, the older sister of my paternal grandmother Mary Louise "Mollie" Painter Searcy. There were six children born to William Gainer Painter and Martha Minerva Ann Steadman Painter--Lela, Calvin McKinney "Kinney" Painter (C. M. Painter on his headstone at Landrum Cemetery), William M. Painter, my grandmother Mary, Harvey Calhoun Painter, and King David Isam Painter (K. D. I. Painter on his headstone at Landrum Cemetery). There were no half-siblings. My father's middle name, Isam, came from his mother's youngest brother. It was apparently rather common for the Painters and/or Steadmans to name their children after relatives. The second child ("Kinney") got his middle name of McKinney from his maternal grandfather, McKinney Steadman. My grandmother Mary named her two daughters after her mother (MARTHA Mamie Lee Searcy Jones, my Aunt Mamie); and her sister Lela and herself (MARY LELA Mae Searcy Pruitt, my Aunt Lela Mae). Her son William (my Uncle Bill) was named after her father and brother (WILLIAM G. Painter and WILLIAM M. Painter). And William M. Painter's daughters also got part of their full names from family (MARY LELA Annabelle Painter Calvert, called "Annabelle"; and MATTIE Eulalia Painter Williams Byrd, called "Eulalia").
Added by Grannie's Legacy on Feb 02, 2015 10:31 PM
Gail Lynch-Walton
Morris family
Once again many Thanks for all the work you do! It does not go unnoticed.
Added by Gail Lynch-Walton on Feb 02, 2015 6:29 PM
Jerry Cooper
name correction
William Henry Brockman 1852 - 1923

you have William Harvey and D/C has William Henry

which is correct?
Added by Jerry Cooper on Jan 28, 2015 4:03 PM
Tom Owens
Added by Tom Owens on Jan 17, 2015 6:02 PM
Annie Reyna
Elizabeth Dalton
#37062810, she has the name of one I'm looking for, her birth on Find A Grave is unknown, & Death 12-10-1889. I was hoping this is the one I'm searching for, but the death date I'm looking for is 12-3-1886, the day she died giving birth & her birth was ca 1867 in Patrick Co. to William Waller Bowling & Nancy J. Bowling. I tried enlarging the tombstone & it does look like 1889. It could be the one I'm searching for, her husband was Wm.H. Dalton & I can't find him either. My info could be wrong.
Added by Annie Reyna on Jan 06, 2015 11:00 AM
Ann Greer
Find A Grave #32142787 is a duplicate of #23293469. One of you should delete your entry or combine them.
Added by Ann Greer on Dec 30, 2014 6:24 AM
Mary Farley
incorrect dates
In regard to the parents in Memorial# 43098514. I believe you have the birth of the parents nearly a hundred years too late.

Added by Mary Farley on Dec 17, 2014 7:26 PM
Ray Bobo
Cpt Carlisle
I attempted to send this privately to your email, but it was rejected. So, would you mind removing one photo entry from this memorial so that a photo of the gentleman can be added? I suggest the blue colored one which has very little real
information other than the man died. Thank you.
Added by Ray Bobo on Nov 04, 2014 1:46 PM
Gail Lynch-Walton
Nancy Jane Arnold-Rogers
Leigh, do you know where Nancy Jane Arnold-Rogers is buried? Just curious. I don't think I have ever heard. My Grandpa David was raised by her and always said he could not have been raised by a finer woman.
Added by Gail Lynch-Walton on Oct 05, 2014 7:37 PM
# 35488923 First name is May, not Mary
The first name is incorrect for "Mary" Greene Snow (F.A.G. # 35488923). Her first name is "May" per tombstone.
Added by Ben on Oct 03, 2014 8:24 PM
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