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Donna Sutphin Armentrout (#47017964)
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Bio Photo DUE To a Health issue, I am running behind on catching up on emails and corrections...Please be patient

**** NEWS ALERT****
I have Many Relatives, Close and Distant Whose graves were NOT marked due to no funds (1600's- present )or so long ago that the stones have deteriorated into the earth

Family Traditions and Family Bibles and Death Records Let many of us know where they rest. So just because there is no stone does that mean they Shouldn't be included in family lines?

Come on people a true Genealogist digs to find the lines...and doesn't jump over those very important limbs of many trees just because there is no marker to prove that they lay X <-- here.

Find A Grave gives us an "Unknown" choice for burials or cremations, etc. and if it's a known fact that these people are dead, and they will most likely never be officially linked to any particular burial place, they also have a right to be remembered and to be linked to their other family members.
I will gladly link those who have an unknown status.
That can easily be changed if they are proved to be in any particular place.

I have been an avid cemetery hunter for at least 35+ years, My Mom had us (her children) off gallivanting cemeteries when she started researching my fathers Sutphin clan in the 70's

While growing up many a weekend was spent looking for long lost graveyards and feeling the excitement of finding the final resting place of our relatives..
All of her children when traveling still go through the local phone books for any Sutphin

What Mom instilled into us is a gift in my remember and honor those before us and never forget where we came from.

Thank you Mom for being my inspiration and my hero, Without your Love, Support, knowledge and patience of my endless supply of question and your roomfull of notebooks and your years of listening to the family histories told to you by so many this Crazy journey would not be possible.

My Lines of research are are Sutphin, Gilmore, Glick, Goads, Nesters, McPeak and all related families in my Beautiful part of Southwest Virginia

My husbands family lines are Armentrout, Argenbright, Blackwell Burns, McGown and Tylers of Rockbridge County Va. and surrounding counties

I happily accept any help ,corrections, new Friends and family members.

We are all on the same quest of finding our forefathers and our kin :)

A lot of the pictures I have posted are newer graves,when I cemetery hunt, I take pictures of all the stones and resting places new and old, that time or weather will allow I never wish to upset any of the families..I simply am trying to save some steps for future genealogist and maybe allow a family member far away to see a picture of their kins final resting place.

Many of the stones I attempt to photo document need a little enhancement to read the names and dates..due to the controversy of shaving creams,chalk and other sources..I use Herbal Choice, an all natural shave cream.

Special thanks to my Find A Grave mates Rita McKale, Ron Stewart, Victoria True, Denise Horton , Rich Kreiss for Your help being a sounding board when I'm frustrated and when I am stuck in a "That can't be right" moments.

A Thank You for his help and patience goes to my Friend Michael Nestor as I attempt to figure out the Goads and Nesters that touch so many of the family lines in My part of Southwest Va.

Thanks goes to my partner in Crime ,My Snake & spider killer ,Bee and Black Bear chaser offer.
My Hubby :)

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Rickey "Rick" Boult
Thanks for doing all the BOLT updates.

Rick B.

Added by Rickey "Rick" Boult on Nov 22, 2015 9:22 AM
Thank you so much for the transfers of Walter, William, Lonnie, Jasper, Martha and Infant Walker.
Have a great day !!
Added by gardengirl on Nov 17, 2015 8:52 PM
Betty (McGee) Britt
Jac Harman Hanks Mem. #51410548---Mt. Carroll Methodist Church Cemetery, Rt. 608, Carroll Co. VA.
Hi Donna, I and working on my Hanks family and came across this tombstone. After looking at it very carefully I've come to a conclusion that the spelling of the name may be a bit different. Check and see if you agree. Instead of "Jac Harman" Hanks I am of the thought that it should be "JACHARIAH" with a kind of Biblical sound. Let me know what you think.

Thank you for all the many long hours of work I know you have to spend working all of those cemeteries and grave sites. They are a really great aid in genealogy searches.
Sincerely, Betty M. Britt
Added by Betty (McGee) Britt on Nov 15, 2015 6:28 PM
Thank You
Thanks for the help with the Cox family. My aunt married George William Cox - they are buried in my number one cemetery, Terre Haute, Henderson, IL. It was our visits to her in Terre Haute when I was a child that got me started on cemeteries - we used to walk up and down the rows at Terre Haute, reading the names off the stones. I wish they were as clear to read now! I videotaped the cemetery in the 1990's - that helps - just walked up and down the rows with a video camera! Yep - that's pretty crazy. I did some of Aspen Grove Cem. in Burlington that weekend, too. The tape has been tremendously helpful.
Added by Shawdau on Nov 09, 2015 9:54 AM
Susan Edwards
RE: James Mabe # 57323762
Thank YOU, Donna! I really appreciate the hard work you do. I think it's important and try my best to have correct information on memorials. So many of us use them as a tool for family tree research. Happy research! And I hope you have a great day.
Added by Susan Edwards on Nov 08, 2015 4:59 AM
Susan Edwards
James Mabe # 57323762
Hi Donna! I wanted to leave this message rather than an edit because it gets complicated. (When is genealogy NOT complicated? LOL) James Madison Mabe's father is William Mabe #154391975 if you would like to edit James' memorial. However his mother is not the Sarah Mabe on William's memorial, but rather Sarah Crotts Mabe. I have not been able to find a memorial for William's "second Sarah". After I've gathered more information on her I may create one. Thanks! -Susan
Added by Susan Edwards on Nov 04, 2015 2:22 PM
william campbell
Rufus Gwyn photo
Hi cuz
I added his pict n his Brothers photo
Added by william campbell on Oct 16, 2015 10:30 AM
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Rufus Gwyn photo
Added by william campbell on Oct 16, 2015 10:28 AM
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Rufus Gwyn photo
Added by william campbell on Oct 16, 2015 10:27 AM
Dan Oh
Clayton Davis

Thanks for the transfer. We'll take good care of him.
Added by Dan Oh on Sep 25, 2015 7:02 PM
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