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Roanna Camden Cann (#46932997)
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Bio Photo My family spent many Sunday afternoons visiting our family cemeteries. We would stroll together, sometimes three or four generations at a time, gently touching the stones, whispering greetings, shedding a tear or two, always careful of our steps, sharing memories and legends, passing the stories down from one generation to the next. I always felt like I knew everyone in those cemeteries even though thay had passed away decades, even centuries, before my birth. As children, we would stand before the stone of an ancestor and carefully recite everything we had been told, to the knowing nods or corrections of our elders. I cherish the memories of those Sundays in my adult life. My family no longer lives close enough to each other to stroll through those cemeteries. Find A Grave has allowed me to create virtual family cemeteries that my family can stroll through at any time without the limitations of time or distance. We can't touch the stones or hear the wind in the pines, but we can still whisper a greeting, shed a tear, and remember.
I will gladly edit or transfer any of the memorials that I have submitted that are not in my direct line.
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Allison Bryant
Laura Skaggs Camden
Hi my 4x great-grandmother was Laura Skaggs Camden through her first marriage to Martin Bland. Their son, Harry, was my 3x great-grandfather. Was wondering if you knew her parents' names. If so, I'd appreciate the help. Thanks so much.
Allison Bryant
Added by Allison Bryant on Mar 15, 2015 5:42 PM
Cliff Johns
RE: Cliffs Cemetery
OK, sorry. I am still finding my way around the site.
Added by Cliff Johns on Feb 18, 2015 8:11 AM
Cliff Johns
last post
1752 vice 1852 - old eyes at 80.
Added by Cliff Johns on Feb 16, 2015 4:20 PM
Cliff Johns
Gregorian calendar
I should have said the Quakers used the Julian Calendar until 1852
instead of the Gregorian Calendar; sorry. My mistake. Cliff Johns
Added by Cliff Johns on Feb 16, 2015 4:18 PM
Cliff Johns
Richard Johns, b. 1645 Bristol, England
I just found a memoir in the Quaker records written by Elizabeth
Johns/Troth/Stevens, the youngest child of Richard Johns and
Elizabeth Kensey Sparrow, written in 1718. If it is of interest, I
can add it. It does pin down his birth date, place, marriage and
death. If you think it would be of interest, I will add it.

I trust your superior time and contributions to this site, and don't
want to overload it. Regards, Cliff Johns
Added by Cliff Johns on Feb 16, 2015 4:12 PM
Cliff Johns
RE: Johns in the Cliffs Burial Ground
Understand, and rightly so. Good work on your part. I will just
add as I can to hopefully improve the records. Many thanks..
Cliff Johns
Added by Cliff Johns on Feb 16, 2015 3:16 PM
Cliff Johns
Quaker records dating method
The Quakers used the Gregorian Calendar until 1752. The first
month in their dating method prior to this is March, thus the 12th month is Feb., the 11th is Jan. and so on.
Added by Cliff Johns on Feb 16, 2015 12:45 PM
Cliff Johns
Johns in the Cliffs Burial Ground
Thanks so much for your great work. I am descended from Richard
Johns and have done extensive research on this family. I would be
happy to take over as custodian of these Johns buried here if you
wish. I am an experienced genealogist of 25 years. Cliff Johns
Added by Cliff Johns on Feb 09, 2015 4:46 PM
Nancy Slade
John Brown Descendant
Hi Roanna,
I have been starting back to researching my family tree and found your information about John B Brown. My g grandfather was Joseph Brown son of John J Brown, born1868 died 1890.
So thankful for your write up - gives me a good prospective of my g g g grandfather John B. Brown. Have you any more information of his mother or father prior to 1778?
Thanks Nancy Brown Slade
Added by Nancy Slade on Jan 11, 2015 12:02 PM
frank mcgee
william a. coleson
Hello Roanna Camden Cann, It was brought to my attention by Rich Kreiss, another contributor, that we have two William A. Coleson's with about the same birth and death dates in two different Willoughby cemeteries in Hertford County, NC. One was contributed by you in 2011 and one (in the other Willoughby cemetery) by me in 2012. Yours is Memorial #675602250 and mine is Memorial #139926111.

I think we reported on the same person. I first assumed it was my mistake. But then, I found my field notes and my information came from a barely legible grave marker at the William Preston Willoughby cemetery off Vann Rd. near Ahoskie, Hertford County. This marker is beside one for John R. Coleson who may be W. A. Coleson's father. Your reported dates are probably the more accurate. Mine came from the worn marker.

I would like to sort this out with you. Please advise. Sincerely, Frank McGee
Added by frank mcgee on Dec 12, 2014 1:07 PM
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