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Edwin Ridout (#47072780)
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Anne Rupert
RE: Rock Hill Methodist
Ed Really interesting - did a nice job on renovation - comes with 1 acres of land. Wonder where cemetery is in relation to house and if it goes with property. I checked overhead map and could not see obvious headstones. This is always good stuff to know! Thanks for this.
Added by Anne Rupert on Mar 27, 2015 7:09 PM
Anne Rupert
RE: Edwin Lee Sterne in Rock Hill
Ed, Thank you so much for even looking into this as not sure. Sterne is my line and a handful of us have researched the name over the years. I gave up several years ago, but now that Find a Grave has flourished so much, I am back to looking and connecting all the kin. Anne (nee Henderson) - GG Lucy Sterne Henderson d/o John Yelverton Sterne from MO.
Added by Anne Rupert on Mar 27, 2015 6:56 PM
Anne Rupert
Edwin Lee Sterne in Rock Hill
Hello - after your message to me I began a hunt as to find correct information on this and behold I found a deed transfer. Although still not sure if it is Rock Hill Methodist of Baptist, I believe it is Baptist:

Researched by Marshall E. Heflin

The Free Lance newspaper of April 22, 1892 states in the Stafford Court column of the paper: Recorded in the Clerk’s office of Stafford County Court for the April term;“A deed for land from P. M. Taylor et als. to Rock Hill Baptist Church.”
I believe I have found the deed mentioned above in Deed Book Volume 5, Page 169 in the Stafford County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office and to me it looks like a deed to the Rock Hill Methodist Church land. Rock Hill Baptist Church existed at this time and the writer for The Free Lance may have assumed Baptist.

Taylor, P. M. et el to B. S. Rock Hill Church Trustees

The State of Texas } Know all men by these presents that we and each
County of Travis } of us, Palm M. Taylor, John Wm. Taylor, Fannie E. Taylor, Ed W. Taylor, Kate S. Hill, Jennie H. Harding, Nannie B. Bower, and Hattie M. Sterne, have this day granted, donated and conveyed and do by these presents grant, donate, and convey to Charles A. Sterne, Marshall Heflin, Lemuel D. Heflin, J. Henry Maddox, and Edward L. Sterne, as trustees of church property and their successors for Morrisville Circuit, Baltimore Conference, M. E. Church South forever, the following described tract of land in the County of Stafford, State of Virginia, viz; Beginning at a Sycamore tree and running with a ditch which runs parallel with Mrs. P. M. Taylor’s fence to cedar tree near the gate entering the farm of Mrs. P. M. Taylor. Thence to a stone near the spring, and thence with a ditch to the public road to the place of beginning, containing one acre more or less. And we and each of us forever warrant and defend the title of said tract to the legal successors of the trustees of church property for the Morrisville Circuit, Baltimore Conference, M. E. Church South, binding our heirs and legal representatives this December 20th , 1891.
P. M. Taylor L. D. Hill Nannie B. Bower
Ed. W. Taylor John W. Taylor Hattie M. Sterne
Kate S. Hill Fannie E. Taylor Jennie H. Harding

The State of Texas } Before me, B. L. Brown, a Justice of the Peace
County of Travis } and Ex officio Notary Public in and for Travis County, Texas on this day personally appeared P. M. Taylor, a female of Travis County, Texas, Ed. W. Taylor, Kate S. Hill, wife of L. D. Hill and L. D. Hill known to me to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the forgoing instrument of writing and acknowledged to me that they executed the same for all the purposes and considerations therein expressed, and the said Kate S. Hill, having been examined by me privlly and apart from her said husband, and having the same fully explained to her, she, the said Kate S. Hill, acknowledged the above to be her act and deed, and declaring to me that she executed the same for all the purposes and considerations therein expressed, and that she did not wish to retract it. Given under my hand and seal of said office this the 4th day of January 1892.
B. L. Brown, Justice of the Peace and
Ex officio Notary Public, Travis County, Texas

The State of Texas } I, Frank Brown, Clerk County Court Travis County, herebyCounty of Travis } certify that B. L. Brown, whose genuine signatureappears to the foregoing certificate of authentication, was at the time ofcertifying the same, a Justice of the Peace and Ex Officio Notary Publicwithin and for said county, duly bonded and sworn, authorized by the laws ofsaid state to take acknowledgements of Instruments of Registration, and thatall his official acts are entitled to full faith and credit. Given under my
hand and seal of office February 9th A. D. 1892. Signed: Frank Brown

Virginia, Fauquier County
I, G. W. Crump, Justice of the Peace, Fauquier County in the State of Virginia, do certify that Nannie B. Bower, whose name is
signed to this writing hereto attached, bearing date on the 20th day of December 1891 has acknowledged the same before me in my county aforesaid. Given under my hand this 25th day of February 1892.
Signed: G. W. Crump, J. P. The State of Texas } Before me, S. B. Scott, County Clerk of the County ofDallas
County of Travis } in the State of Texas on this day personallyappeared John W. Taylor and Fannie E. Taylor, both known to me to be thepersons whose names are signed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged
to me that they executed the same for the purposes and considerations thereinexpressed. Given under my hand and official seal of offices this 23rd day of
January A. D. 1892.
Signed: S. B. Scott, County Clerk, Dallas County, Texas
By T. B. Salemoris, Deputy

The said Hattie M. Sterne and Jennie H. Harding personallyappeared before me, T. W. Herndon, a Justice in and for the County ofStafford and State of Virginia, and acknowledged these to be their just and ull signature to deed herein given. Given under my hand this eleventh dayof March 1892.
Signed: T. W. Herndon, J. P.

In Stafford County Court, March 17th 1892; the foregoing deed withcertificates annexed was this day received in the Clerk’s office and admitted
to record.
Teste: C. A. Bryan, Clk.

The Marshall Heflin mentioned in the deed was my great grandfather.
Best Regards,
Marshall E. Heflin
Added by Anne Rupert on Mar 27, 2015 11:06 AM
Mary Elmore
RE: Your photo of grave of Edward Sterne
As far as I know it was at an old church building being renovated as an individual's home. Boyd Curtis took me and a cousin to see the graveyard. Boyd is a 3rd cousin of mine and lives in Stafford County, Virginia.
Added by Mary Elmore on Mar 26, 2015 8:49 PM
Craig Russell
Leanora Banhead Lee
The site was changed as requested.
Added by Craig Russell on Mar 24, 2015 6:10 PM
Harry H Chinn
Thank you for notifying me, but I demur.
1. I've never been in the Chinn Cemetery, so couldn't have photographed the marker there.
I posted Henry's biopage based on where I have been as opposed to many people on FindAGrave who look up lists, etc. and post without researching.

2. Mussleman's book of Stafford Cemeteries lists Henry as in W.O. Primitive Church Cemetery as I've done; thus, this is a verification, too.

I'll triple-check next time I'm at the White Oak Museum.


Added by BigFrench on Mar 16, 2015 7:19 PM
Barbara Blankenship
James Chinn
I have transferred to the correct cemetery. Thank you for pointing this out to me.
Added by Barbara Blankenship on Mar 16, 2015 3:26 PM
Cameron Disney
Susie Noonan Chinn
Per your request, I just did a EDIT of cemeteries and changed her over to the Chinn Family Cemetery. No need to delete and make a new one. Thanks for the heads up.
Added by Cameron Disney on Mar 16, 2015 9:11 AM
John Evans
RE: B G Harley, E V Harley, at Aquia
Added by John Evans on Mar 11, 2015 2:40 PM
AC Jones
RE: Uk Whitson, nee Mary Fletcher?
You know, I really didn't look that hard at the stone itself. While it doesn't fit in my husband's family, I, like you, would sure like to know the baby's family. It seems so lonesome, there by itself. It could be the spelling was how the stone mason thought it should be, and other family could not read/write.
Added by AC Jones on Mar 11, 2015 9:09 AM
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