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Tracy C. (#48269220)
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Bio Photo I am very interested in local history and this interest has led me to some places that are "off the beaten path." When I see small cemeteries/graveyards, I have often wondered how families would be able to locate these especially if they aren't named cemeteries. Nonetheless, I am especially interested in the photo requests of these smaller areas that some may not be interested in traveling to. Unfortunately, some are in such a state of disrepair, it is very hard to locate stones. I also use old Topo maps that show lots of cemeteries that aren't officially named so feel free to email me if you know approximate area of a gravestone, in the SW Virginia area, but the cemetery doesn't show up on searches.
I hope to be of help to those seeking their ancestors and feel free to request a transfer of your family members if I am showing as managing it. Just because I "found" and photographed their stone, certainly doesn't mean I "own" it. I have a hard time understanding why people on here are so possessive about a memorial they added and its not even their family. So much drama on a website intended to be helpful.
Feel free to contact me if I can help you with locating a cemetery or help with piecing together any information you have trouble finding, in any of the counties in SW Virginia. I would much rather do the photos, finding, etc than enter memorials from a list (but, I am grateful for those that will enter them) AND please feel free to use any photos for your ancestry. You can credit me with the photo, or not. I put them here for the family's to be able to see the resting place of their loved ones, not to fulfill a number or get some kind of credit.
If I have added a memorial or photo of your loved one, please know I do it only to create a lasting memory of that person that present and future generations can visit to find their ancestors and pay their respects, as they may not be able to do so in person.
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I visited the original ST Thomas Episcopal Cemetery which is located about 1/4 mile northeast of the Church Cemetery on Main Street and found Jacob and William with his wife, Elizabeth between. Other Stangers probably are located there also but many stones are hard to read or are completely illegible. Will look for Mary and Phillip when the sun is at a better angle and also at the cemetery at the church and will check the others for more information.
Added by Lynn on Dec 21, 2014 2:35 PM
Den Hill Cemetery
I was wondering if you are familiar with this cemetery. I am wanting to request some photos but some of the names I am looking for are not listed. I didn't know if all the graves were on here. Thank you in advance for any help.

Added by virginiaroots on Dec 16, 2014 9:21 AM
RE: Courtney
Interesting Tracy. The Courtney family tree branch that I'm part of stayed relatively small geographically. The Patriarch, John Courtney, came from Ireland in 1834 settling in Troy, PA. He and wife Jane had 7-children settling in (3) PA, (1) Ohio, (1) Boone County WV and (2) Oregon. None that I'm aware of in Virginia.

In Wythe, Virginia the earliest connection I can make is back to my Great (x4) Grandparents who were Christian Foglesong and Barbara Kegley, married in Wythe in 1797. Both families came from Germany.

Thanks for your note --- it would be interesting if there was a Foglesong/Courtney connection in Wythe because the next time they met was in 1948 when my parents married... ;o)

Added by william on Dec 13, 2014 5:51 PM
Maxine Kravitz
Flernoy Columbus Jewell
Thank you for the picture.
Added by Maxine Kravitz on Dec 13, 2014 5:46 PM
Maxine Kravitz
Arrispa Walton
No. Thanks anyway.
Added by Maxine Kravitz on Dec 13, 2014 3:54 PM
Maxine Kravitz
Sisson Photos
Thank you for the Sisson headstone photos.
Added by Maxine Kravitz on Dec 13, 2014 3:52 PM
Stephen Rigg
Gray headstones
Thanks so much for the photos from the Gray Cemetery. It is wonderful to see my GGGreat Grandparents and the rest of my kin's burial spots.
Added by Stephen Rigg on Dec 07, 2014 9:40 AM
Diana Gibson
do you found any gallahan headstone on your quest? I have been following my tree on gallahan and came onto the family Alexander Buckley families now
Added by Diana Gibson on Nov 21, 2014 9:21 PM
RE: Ruby Owens
There appears to be some confusion among the various sources. However, I withdraw my request. I've found her gravestone in Texas. I apologize and thank you for being on top of it.
Added by Dan on Nov 21, 2014 2:53 PM
J. Robison
Just a suggestion
Would you please add photos of the entire headstones?

Added by J. Robison on Nov 15, 2014 4:27 PM
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