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Marcia1061 (#47502021)
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All memorials except those of my ancestors are available for transfer to family members both within and outside FindAGrave's four-generation guidelines.

Please feel free to use any photos I have taken of your family members on your personal genealogical pages, or for other legal, non-commercial purposes. This offer does not include transfer of copyright, which I will retain. Photo credit is always appreciated.

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R. Wright
Asbury Cemetery Transfers
Thank you for the LAW transfers.
Greatly appreciated.
Regards, Richard
Added by R. Wright on Dec 27, 2014 8:40 AM
Ray Britt
Thomas Atwood, born 1812

Thank you, and as your message came in, I was typing a message to my Atwood family in Virginia.

Perfect timing!

I just learned tonight that the Atwood family was in the Princess Anne County, Virginia in 1691 and probably even before that. That is substantial, as the Atwood family is one of the founding families of Princess Anne County, Virginia, and the family is still going strong today, in what is now known as the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia, due to the small City of Virginia Beach merging with the Princess Anne County, Virginia in January of 1963.

Interesting family as well as interesting city, as in 1963 the city went from a small city to the largest city on the east coast, land wise, overnight, with the stroke of a signature.

The wife of Thomas Atwood of the Shenandoah, Virginia area, did marry Sarah from Princess Anne County, Virginia.

Sorry to have missed the two others, but that's fine. Probably Catherine's families have it in their possession.

Just hope they eventually look for their Thomas Atwood, the father and see what will transpire.

Thank you for the transfer, as it is a very difficult family to connect, because the Atwood family of Princess Anne County, is very much kin to the Atwood family from Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

This Atwood family progenitor was a John Johannes Atwood of Boston, Masschusetts, but did have a fellow Atwood, Alice (Atwood) Mullins, on the Mayflower.

Alice, husband William, and one of their children (a young boy) did not make it through the first starving/sickness winter. However, their oldest daughter, Prisilla, did. She later went on to marry John Alden, the cooper from the Mayflower, where John became a very important leader of the 1st norther colony of Plymouth.

Ironically, one of John's great grand daughters, married into the William Brett (born 1618 in Hastings, England) line. This William is one of my distant cousins, along with his cousin, Mary (Brett) Isham, who gave birth to a Mary Isham.

This Mary Isham married into the Randolph family of Virginia, and became known as the "Adam and Eve" of Virginia, through her influence. Her husband, William Randolph, is connected to Thomas Jefferson, and who are the 7th or 8th great grandparents of Thomas Jefferson, who also is kin to the President George Washington.

I've done my homework!

Thank you again for transferring the grave of Thomas to me.
Added by Ray Britt on Dec 26, 2014 8:28 PM
S Widmayer
Incorrect cemetery for Carrie A. Wood Wilkins
You added Memorial #78724855 for Carrie A. Wood Wilkins, second wife of David W. Wilkins, #53441337 in Mount Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery. While David Wilkins was buried there (with spouse #1), Carrie A Wilkins was not.
There is a Memorial #95776963 with photo of her marker in Find A Grave listed as Carrie Aurora Wood Wilkins (with same birth & death dates as your memorial) in Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. This is the same cemetery where Carrie's first husband, Thomas Clark Johnston was buried. Please remove your Memorial for her rather than changing the cemetery location as it will be a duplicate.
Thanks, S. Widmayer, #48031917
Added by S Widmayer on Dec 26, 2014 5:35 PM
Ray Britt
Thomas Atwood

This is in regards to Thomas Atwood, born 1812 in Virginia, died 10 January 1866 in Ohio, that married Sarah (Roberts) Atwood.

I have found the parents of this Thomas Atwood, and his lineage goes all the way back to Sanderstead Manor, county Surrey, England. This was a very well established family there at Sanderstead for hundred of years that served Kings of England. Sir William Atte Wode was one of the knights that did so.

Thomas Atwood's parents were Thomas Atwood and Mary Otterson, who married in Princess Anne County, Virginia on December 4, 1794. Found in the Marriages of Princess Anne County, Virginia antiquaries.

This male Atwood lineage is through the three Gilbert Atwood's of Shenandoah County, Virginia. Gilbert Atwood Sr was the immigrant of this line of family, arriving in Maryland, then eventually settling first in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia, then many years later removing to Ohio and elsewhere, which the elsewhere I believe is Princess Anne County, where Thomas and Mary Otterson married.

I am an avid Atwood researcher for several years, and just discovered a piece of the Atwood puzzle regarding my wife's family, of Princess Anne County, Virginia, where we both grew up. Information of this puzzle was found at for Thomas Atwood born ? in Shenandoah, Virginia that married Rachel Simmons on September 20/1787. Knowing the line of Atwood's to Sanderstead, I immediately determined after seeing the name of Gilbert Atwood in the Shenandoah, Virginia area to be that of the Sanderstead Manor Atwood family.

There is a wealth of information found online about this Atwood family of Princess Anne County, Virgina through the Bible Atwood/Whitehurst records of Princess Anne County, Virginia and the antiquities of Princess Anne County, Virginia records.

Additionally in my research I have read from others that the Gilbert Atwood family removed to Ohio, but this is the first Atwood I have ever found to have done so, verifying that their removal to Ohio did in effect take place.

This family has been connected to Sanderstead Manor, county Surrey, but I do not have the proof documented, but have seen by way of an old written book that the Gilbert Atwood line of Shenandoah, was indeed descendants of a Wyckurst, whose family name was eventually changed in time to Atwood. In those olden days, the changing of surnames went like each change of the wind.

The name of Atwood means living near a woods, or group of trees. Sanderstead had many trees around the then Manor. The family crest shows acorns on it's family shield, signifying those trees, as well as their permanent surname.

This family will be also connected to the northeast Atwood families from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, as well as probably the majority of the Atwood's within this northern area. This line, however, the progenitor is that of a John Johannes Atwood of Boston. There were two John Atwood's within the same area, both related.

Alice Atwood Mullins, wife of William Mullins, both on the Mayflower, was actually the first Atwood to immigrate to the New World. This husband and wife succumbed to the first starving harsh winter of the northeast, and this is why the Atwood family are ancestors of the Mayflower early colonist. Their daughter, Patricia survived that first harsh winter and eventually married John Alden, the cooper of the Mayflower. John became a valuable person to this first group of colonist, and became one of the first leaders of this first group within America. I am distantly related to John Alden.

My wife's father, many times prior to his death, informed my wife that he, of Princess Anne County, Virginia, was indeed related to the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Atwood families.

I do hope you will add vital information above, with a note that this Thomas Atwood was indeed related to Thomas Atwood, Sr and Mary Otterson, first of the Shenandoah County, then Westmoreland County, and Ohio, then Princess Anne County, Virginia areas, as this family kept moving, making it difficult to keep tract later in our generation. This probably is why you do not have very much information regarding this family. That is why I am now contacting you.

If you have further questions, please contact me at I would suggest you look both Thomas Sr and Jr up on

Vital information:

Thomas Atwood Jr, born 1812, died 10 Jan 1866
married Sarah (Roberts) Atwood

Thomas Atwood Sr, born ? Shenandoah, Virginia, married Mary Otterson December 4, 1794 in Princess Anne County, Virginia

Thomas Atwood, b ? Shenandoah, Virginia, married Rachel Simmons September 20, 1787 in Princess Anne County, Virginia.

Thank you for your attention.

Sgt Raymond L. Britt, USMC (Veteran)
Vietnam War Veteran

Added by Ray Britt on Dec 23, 2014 12:43 AM
Jake Caslow12
RE: Anna M Doughty
Yes hello. The Doughty's are family. My maternal grandfather's side.
Added by Jake Caslow12 on Oct 04, 2014 1:24 PM
Bill Neff
Mary Alice Neff
Marcia, Thank you for the transfer of Mary Alice. I made further updates to her bio. The second Neff "still birth" will take some work. You have done a very nice job with your memorials, photographs and posting death certs. Your efforts are appreciated. Thanks again, Bill Neff

Added by Bill Neff on Sep 04, 2014 9:03 AM
Sue Lapp
The transfer are very much appreciated.
Added by Sue Lapp on Aug 24, 2014 8:03 PM
Wenger pics
Thank you! How DID you bring out the detail? These are soooooo nice!

Added by chris on Aug 10, 2014 7:15 AM
Bob Orr
RE: Asbury Cem.
Thanks Marcia for you assistance.
Added by Bob Orr on Jun 29, 2014 5:08 AM
Pat Dailey
RE: Patrick O'Connor family
Marcia, that was very nice of you. Yep, they all seem to be related.

Greatly appreciated!

Added by Pat Dailey on Jun 29, 2014 2:40 AM
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