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Born in North Carolina, but have also lived in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Washington DC, and South Carolina. Graveyards and tombstones have always been a curiosity to me. I was a data entry operator for many years, also a history and genealogy addict. Since being retired, I've put those things to use to help make sure that people (and pets) that I put into Find A Grave are more than just names on a tombstone. I hope to help people find their relatives and friends that might have been hard to find otherwise.|
My earliest known ancestor was Robert Brisko, who was born around 1220 in Brisko, Cumberland, (now known as Cumbria), England. I'm also a direct descendant of John Rolfe and Pocahontas---and of Robert Ryves of Damory Castle, Blandford Forum, Dorsetshire, England, said to have been a clothier to Henry VIII (and happy to know that he survived long enough to have descendants).
My husband is a direct descendant of Henry and Eulalia Burtt, who came from England in the 1630's and settled in Springfield, Massachusetts. Henry Burtt was one of the first settlers of Springfield, and most all of the really early settlers of Springfield are related either directly or indirectly--probably because he was the father of twelve children.
I would like to add that I do try to cooperate with everybody, but expect to be treated with decency and respect when being asked to make any type of change. I don't appreciate being bullied or demanded to do something without the consideration of a "please" or a "thank you".
One of my pet peeves are that some people can't seem to keep their noses in their own business and like to bully others around. They have appointed themselves to be "Find A Grave Cops" and must spend most of their time looking for things to complain about with the intent of making trouble for others. If anything I've done has been so wrong as to be "breaking a rule"---then they have every right to report me to Find A Grave---even though anything I've done wrong was done without the knowledge "at the time" that it was against any rule. Sorry if it turned out that way. I prefer to take my lumps from Find A Grave itself rather than some self-appointed FAG bullies/control freaks/snitches (or whatever) who just love the thrill of searching for reasons to make trouble rather than the fact that they really care about correctness itself.
"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"