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We live in the Raleigh, North Carolina area and have been friends for almost 25 years. We both love genealogy and exploring old cemeteries. We have come to appreciate how important cemeteries are to a family's history, so have decided to try to help others by recording, photographing and posting what we can on findagrave. |
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Many thanks to our husbands and children for their support and help with this project.
Denise and Patricia
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|Pat Sistare||Godwin Cemetery Fuquay-Varina Wake County North Carolina, USA|
You note that there is no cemetery stone for "O. G" - just a footstone with those initials.
Perhaps the O. G. footstone belongs to the first born child of Flowers and Margaret Godwin: Ophelia, who was born abt 1856 and showed up in census records until 1880.
Southern Division, Wake County, NC - Page 17
Morrisville Post Office, Lines 22 - 26, HH 256, FM 260
NOTE: no state of birth is listed nor any ditto marks to carry forth "NCarolina" from top line
GODWIN, F. H., age 29, male, (occupation looks like 'money Spts Turperet'), 1000 Real Property, 4645 Personal Property, *****
" , Margaret, age 30, female
" , Ophelia, age 3, female*****
" , Fernando, age 2, male
" , Sarah, age 5/12,female
Middle Creek Township, Wake County, NC - page 135B
New Hill Post Office,Lines 8 - 15, Dwelling 123, Family 123
GODWIN, F. H., age 58, male, white, Farmer, 1000 Real Estate, 700 Personal Estate, born NC
" , Margaret, age 42, female, white, Keeping house, born NC
" , Ofelia, age 16, female, white, at home, born NC*****
" , Kirt, age 13, male, white, at home, born NC
" , Illa, age 11, female, white, at home, born NC
" , Margaret, age 4, female, white, born NC
STOKES, N. B., age 28, male, white, House Carpenter, 700 Personal Estate, born NC
" , Mary P., age 20, female, white, Keeping house, born Alabama
Middle Creek Township, Wake County, NC - 154B
Enumeration District 261, Enumerated 22 June 1880, Lines 8 - 12, Dwelling 346, Family 359
GODWIN, F. K., white, male, age 23, head, married, Farmer, he & parents born NC
" , Blanche, white, female, age 23, wife, married, Keeping house, she & parents born NC
" , Ophelia, white, female, age 24, sister, single, she & parents born NC*****
" , Della, white, female, age 20, sister, single, she & parents born NC
" , Maggie, white, female, age 13, sister, single, she & parents born NC
|Eleanor F.||Wood Family Cemetery|
I want to express my gratitude to both of you for locating and photographing 2 of the graves from this cemetery. I live in New Jersey, but was able to get hold of Rufus and Della's Death Certificates hoping to find out where they were buried. I was disappointed to find his say he was buried "at home" and hers to say "family cemetery". Not being familiar with Wake Co. I did not know where to start to figure out exactly where they were buried. Not only have you found their location but you took wonderful pictures of the stones - very clear and large enough so I could easily read the inscriptions - and to top it off, you took the time and effort to actually link this couple together, something rarely seen when others add people to Find A Grave. You may want to make one change though, the maiden name of Rufus's mother is Welch, not Nelson, and if you don't mind, could you please finish linking Rufus to his parents, George Washington Wood #39587560, and Louise Catherine Welch Wood #39587707. Again, thanks for such a wonderful job.
|Tom Reece||Photo requests|
If I didn't thank you let me do so now. It's hard to keep up with all these requests. I had to switch from AOL to Yahoo for notifications.