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Pam Hollandsworth (#47702066)
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Bio Photo As of Jan 25 2014 I will only be able to do my edits one day a week, due to no internet service. I hope to do this every Sat. Thank you for your patience. Pam

I am tracing Andis, Boone, Boyer, Cornett, Halsey, Helms, Hill, Hollandsworth, Parsons, Shelton, Spencer, Stone, Tomlinson, Turner, Williams, Harris, Hopkins, Montgomery, Howell.
The counties in VA I am searching are Franklin, Henry, Patrick, Carroll, and Grayson. The counties in NC include Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Surry, Iredell, Orange.

~~~***I add virtual Flowers to Memorials, not always knowing who they are***~~~


Martinsville Bullentin

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

By ASHLEY JACKSON - Bulletin Staff Writer

Philpott Lake, formed by the construction of Philpott Dam, was named for the small village of Philpott that is a few miles downstream from the dam. The Philpott Dam project was authorized by Congress in 1944 for flood control and the generation of electric power. The unit is part of an 11-reservoir system that was planned by the Corps of Engineers to control floods in the entire Roanoke River Basin, according to documents at the center. Construction of Philpott Dam began in March 1948 under the direction of the Corps of Engineers. By October 1951, flood control was being provided, and in October 1953, the dam and all three generators in the powerhouse were completed and operating, with a combined capacity of 14,000 kilowatts of electric power, the document read. The Philpott Reservoir area, comprising about 3,000 acres of water and nearly 7,000 acres of surrounding land, lies in Franklin, Henry and Patrick Counties, according to the document. Before the construction, government officials contacted the families of people buried in cemeteries where Philpott Lake was to be located, Ross said. Families could have the family cemeteries relocated or remain in the same location and be buried under the lake, Ross said. At that time, some families would not sign to have the cemeteries relocated, she added. According to documents at the center, the government paid to have 19 family cemeteries comprising of 159 graves relocated, and each family decided where the new cemeteries would be located. About 59 graves were not relocated. In the late 1990s, center volunteer Pam Hollandsworth did research and found that some families were relocated to the Shady Rest cemetery located behind Triplett's Store in Bassett. It is the only relocated cemetery that the center knows of, but of course, there are many more, Ross said. The Bassett Historical Center has the records on which graves were moved, but no record of where they were moved to, other than those moved to Shady Rest, Pat Ross said.
The map "was a great find" because it gives family members a chance to find out where their family's land was located and whether their family cemeteries were moved, said Anne Copeland, assistant director at the center.

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Nancy Wilson
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would you add Inez King Stone to her husband, Leonard A. Stone in Martinsville. thank you so much for your help
Added by Nancy Wilson on Apr 13, 2014 6:01 PM
Thomas Wise Rorrer, Jr.
RE: turner grover cemetery pilson 146
I will attempt it. Sometimes I have been unable to make the change.
Added by Thomas Wise Rorrer, Jr. on Apr 12, 2014 6:28 PM
Delcia Clifton Alderson
Dr. James Fred Wheeler--104493933
again would you connect Dr. James Fred Wheeler--104493933 to his wife Rudene H. Wheeler--117295571, thank you so much for your help
delcia clifton alderson
Added by Delcia Clifton Alderson on Feb 19, 2014 2:23 PM
Delcia Clifton Alderson
Lew Robin Wheeler--104494168
would you connect Lew Robin Wheeler--104494168 and her brother--John Kevin Wheeler--104494130 to their dad--Robert Edward Wheeler--199944181 and their mother--Walsie DeLong Wheeler--117124978.
thank you so much
delcia clifton alderson
Added by Delcia Clifton Alderson on Feb 19, 2014 1:08 PM
B.J. Smith
Added Father. 72112278. Homer Austin plaster and a few others as well.
Added by B.J. Smith on Jan 07, 2014 6:22 PM
larry eanes
New Edits
Hi Pam, all new edits taken care of. I hate the new edit system f-a-g has started, I liked the old one where one click took care of everything.
Happy New Year to you & family, Larry
Added by larry eanes on Jan 03, 2014 12:07 AM
larry eanes
Hi Pam, hope you had a great Xmas season. I have linked both Joyce's to their parents, Happy New Year to you, Larry
Added by larry eanes on Dec 26, 2013 4:12 PM
Nannie Woods
Thank you for handling my request to add info for Nannie Woods. I appreciate your willingness to do this. Thanks, Maggie
Added by Maggie on Dec 04, 2013 2:16 PM
Taylor Whisonant
Thank you ever so much for the transfer of Della Handy. This means a lot to me.

Taylor Whisonant,
Opp, Alabama
Added by Taylor Whisonant on Aug 24, 2013 6:06 AM
Taylor Whisonant
I make the links of Raymon & Lucy Kanode. Thank you.

God Bless,

Taylor Whisonant,
Opp, Alabama
Added by Taylor Whisonant on Aug 18, 2013 2:39 PM
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