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Donna Sutphin Armentrout (#47017964)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 26 days
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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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roger lineberry
Her Daughter requested this change because she wasn't married and Alley was her last name
Added by roger lineberry on Nov 26, 2016 1:54 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Eldridge Crouse #123016431
Thanks for accepting the edit to link Eldridge Crouse #123016431 to his parents.

And I appreciate all the other edits you accept even though I don't send thanks everytime.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Nov 24, 2016 6:13 AM
Dana Alderman
Jacob Alderman
My husband and I climbed up to the Alderman Cemetery Route 628 and took a picture of Jacob's tombstone marker. Would like to have it added to Find a Grave. How can I do this or someone do it for me. Thank you. Hope too hear from you..

Dana Alderman
Email address is
Added by Dana Alderman on Oct 27, 2016 10:08 AM
Debi Huffman
RE: Kyle Matthew Huffman
Photo added per your request. There are, however, now two records for Kyle on Find a Grave. One record has complete birth and death dates; the other only has the years. Thanks.
Added by Debi Huffman on Oct 12, 2016 10:51 AM
Deborah Zimmerman McCoy💞
Herbert Maxwell
Thanks again for the trabsfer, I have added the missing vitals and wrote a little obit.

By any chance do you have any influence on Rita? I see she has added many memorials that you placed headstone photos.

Thanks again.

Added by Deborah Zimmerman McCoy&#... on Oct 09, 2016 8:07 PM
John Whitt
RE: Elijah Ogle
Thanks for all your persistence. Success at last
Added by John Whitt on Oct 06, 2016 7:07 PM
RE: Info
Oh me too! I wish I had paid much closer attention to the stories my Dad shared when I was young. Thank you for the reply and the info. Alex and his family were part of the Buffalo Mountain area Community for many years. :)
Added by Koda on Sep 29, 2016 8:47 AM
The Alex White you wrote about in this Memorial #106138362 was my Great Great Grandfather. I have his Military records from the Civil War and have a pretty good guess about why he was in this area. I would be most appreciative if you could share the source of your information about him coming back to this area.
Thank You and Thanks for all of the contributions you have made to Find A Grave.
Added by Koda on Sep 28, 2016 11:43 PM
RE: Henry Bourne Manual
Thank you so much!
Added by Hopeful on Sep 27, 2016 5:36 PM
Victoria Lambert
RE: Roberta Head Cook
Thanks Donna! God Bless You!!
Added by Victoria Lambert on Sep 27, 2016 4:12 PM
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