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Mark Lawson (#47268319)
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Bio Photo Although an Asheville native, my genealogical bases are Yancey, Mitchell and Iredell Counties. Surnames closely related to me are Vickery, Morrison, Bradshaw, Stevenson, Gibson and Bagwell.

I will never create a grave for anyone about whom I know nothing; if I do not have any information other than two dates I leave creation of the memorial to someone who hopefully does have it. These people deserve more on their memorials than just dates, no matter how large the cemetery!

Those who transcribe whole cemeteries without even bothering to use dates, just to boost their numbers, should be banned from the site, in my opinion. With the resources of the Internet now available, there is no excuse for such.

However, I am happy to transfer graves of any persons who are not related to me, to anyone who is related to the deceased. That said, please do not abuse this. Thanks.

PLEASE NOTE: We can NOT link parents to children! That is, we have to link children UP to parents, not link parents DOWN to children. It's just the way the site works. Please do not contact me about adding children to the parents' graves. I can't. Instead - contact the creators of the chidren's graves and ask them to link the kids UP to the parents - it is the only way to do this.

Kindly refrain from post death certs on my memorials. Photos are great, however.
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Gloria Jennings Lowrey
Nancy Dobson Griffith
suggested info for bio section of Nancy's memorial:

Nancy's first husband was Wesley Young, son of Thomas and Naomi (Hyatt) Young. After Wesley died at a fairly young age, Nancy married John Griffith in 1820.
Added by Gloria Jennings Lowrey on May 01, 2015 9:58 AM
Gloria Jennings Lowrey
Nancy Dobson Griffith
Would you please consider adding the below paragraph to the bio section of Nancy's memorial?

In addition to daughter Naomi (linked below), Nancy Dobson and Wesley Young had another child, Mary Young who apparently died young since she does not show up in the sale of property that was left by her deceased father.

Added by Gloria Jennings Lowrey on May 01, 2015 8:51 AM
Mary Jane Kratzenberg Senn
I agree

Hi Mark,

I just read your bio and 100% agree, so refreshing to see common sense and integrity regarding Find A Grave.

My only goal is to connect as many of my very large family as possible and to leave a little history for the younger generations. Almost no information was left for me, but I learn more everyday and the journey has been fascinating.

I hope to find more contributors like you along the way that are doing the work that is so helpful the rest of us.


Added by Mary Jane Kratzenberg Sen... on Apr 13, 2015 2:32 PM
Allie Nelson
Could you please link Robert H. Griffith to his father,Elhannan Griffith #23825321.
Allie Griffith-Nelson
Added by Allie Nelson on Apr 04, 2015 6:45 AM
David McInturff
Bailey Hill Cemetery 2
Nevermind. I finally found it.
Added by David McInturff on Apr 02, 2015 2:34 PM
David McInturff
Bailey Hill Cemetery
You took the photo of Bailey Hill Cemetery. Can you tell me exactly where it is located? Thank you.
Added by David McInturff on Apr 02, 2015 1:14 PM
sheilah spencer
Lockie Ellender Gouge - Crowder

Mr. Mark Lawson:

Could you please correct her(Lockie's)mother's name - it was Esther Lette (Winters) Gouge, who was born in 1852 and died in 1889. Her(Esther Lette Winters - Gouge)children with Thomas Clingman Gouge were Mollie Jane, Romulus M., Maggie, Alonzo Avery, and Lillington - all were full blood siblings to Lockie Ellender Gouge. Esther Letter Winters was Thomas Clingman Gouges first wife. I hope that this helps. But, the woman you have as my Great Grandmother's mother isn't any relation to Lockie Ellender Gouge-Crowder. Thanks. Sheilah Spencer - Lockie's daughter, Mollie Jane Crowder was my maternal Grandmother.
Added by sheilah spencer on Mar 22, 2015 1:15 PM
Roger Sarel Porter
Golder and Amos bennett family
Looks like Amos is in this family as well. Here's the 1850 census of William Riley and Sarah (Sallie) Bennett: William R Bennet M 45 North Carolina
Goulder D Bennet M 15 North Carolina
Jeremiah Bennet M 13 North Carolina
Jason Bennet M 11 North Carolina
Amos Bennet M 4 North Carolina
Sarah Bennet F 28 North Carolina
Elvyra Bennet F 8 North Carolina
Elizabeth Bennet F 2 North Carolina
Added by Roger Sarel Porter on Mar 15, 2015 12:19 PM
Roger Sarel Porter
Golder Bennett's parents/family error?
Hi Mark, while trying to validate my records on Lucinda Briggs Byrd Bennett I found your findagrave memorial on Golder as being her son. It appears his parents included a different William Bennett and Sarah from the 1860 census. What do you think of this?

Golder D Bennett

United States Census, 1860

Name: Golder D Bennett
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1860
Event Place: , Yancey, North Carolina, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Birth Year (Estimated): 1835
Birthplace: North Carolina
Page: 99
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M653

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
William R Bennett M 52
Sarah Bennett F 44
Golder D Bennett M 25 North Carolina
Jeremiah Bennett M 21
William J Bennett M 20
Polley E Bennett F 16
Amos O Bennett M 13
Elizabeth Bennett F 10
Alexander R Bennett M 7
Nelley Bennett F 3
Nancy J Bennett F 1
Added by Roger Sarel Porter on Mar 15, 2015 10:21 AM
Inez Roland
Floyd Burleson
This Floyd Is not Buried at liberty church cemetery he is buried at cane creek he didn't died in 1926 that was the year he was born did not have twin, I am a granddaughter when I get my thins out I will sent you his dead date. My mother had all of that.
Added by Inez Roland on Mar 05, 2015 4:58 AM
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