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-She Walks These Hills-|
"She walks these hills in a long black veil, she visits my grave when the night wind wails.
Nobody knows, nobody sees but me...."
(song lyrics by Dill and Wilkins)
For years I have been intrigued in researching the history of my family. I had no idea when you pull one thread, dozens more appear. I have met many wonderful fellow historians in this pursuit and in this aspect I am forever grateful to Find A Grave.
I simply enjoy people's stories and each grave and headstone mark a life that is interesting and worth knowing more about.
Often times we are so consumed by our own lives we forget- or overlook the voices from the past. They were here before us, we can learn from their lives.
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|Kelly Stevens||ANCHUKA PLANTATION|
In 1938 my grandfather Michael T. Morrissey bought an antebellum house in Port Gibson, Mississippi. The house was in bad shape and he dismantled it and used all the building materials when he built my grandmothers dream house in Vicksburg, Mississippi. We have found some folks that are going to take us to the house site and cemetery. I had never seen a picture of any of the Archers or the photo you posted of the house. I was interested in knowing where you found the pictures and if you knew of anymore photo's of the house? I would be interested in anything you know about Anchuka. The house my grandfather built is called Grey Oaks and it still stands today. Kind Regards, Kelly Morrissey Stevens
|Frank Jastrzembski ||Lieut Archibald Blair Botts|
I was wondering if you would allow me to use your image of Botts' grave on the ECW blog (https://emergingcivilwar.com/)? I am putting together a small article related to Botts.
|Rick Leland||Sarah Dabney or Jennings?|
According to Tidewater Virginia Families, p. 430, she is stated to be Sarah Jennings, widow of John Dabney, based on the fact she patented land in the name of Sarah Dabney in 1701. However your Find A Grave states she is widow of John Jennings and daughter of Cornelius Dabney.
Then I have in "International Marriage Records," Sarah Jennings marrying Cornelius "The Immigrant" Dabney in 1721. This is also stated in "Dabneys of Virginia...," page 32.
Then I have a Sarah Dabney, daughter of Cornelius "the Immigrant," marrying a Matthew Brown in 1755.
I also have a Sarah Jennings, born 1684, marrying Isaac Dabney in 1701, and Sarah Jennings, born 1684 marrying John Dabney from "International Marriage Records."
Needless to say I'm confused. Any help available?
|James Grandstaff||Miss Kitty Winston|
Hello, this is Jim I contacted you several years ago on a quest to find the whereabouts to my 5th Great Grandfather and Great Uncle Hoomes portraits which were last known to be in the possession of the sisters Winston. I got a bit sidetracked to say the least would love to catch up with you again please drop me a line when you can at email@example.com. Thanks again for your time, I believe there was a lady working for a branch of the library in Mechanicsville area that you thought might be of help at the time. Anyway hope you are well! Thanks again.
|Mary Knowles||Isabella Harminson Ritchie Harrison|
Hi, I am descended from Isabella H. Ritchie, first daughter born to Thomas and Isabella Foushee Ritchie. The Find a Grave site lists Isabella as married to Robert King Stone, but she married George Evelyn Harrison of Lower Brandon Plantation. Her younger sister Margaret Foushee married Dr. Stone. It is interesting that Margaret's daughter Jane Lenthall Stone married Dr. George Byrd Harrison of Upper Brandon. He was the nephew of Isabella's husband George, so she had a sister and a daughter, living at Brandon. It is also of interest that William Foushee Ritchie (1813-1877), son of Thomas and Isabella H. Foushee Ritchie is buried in the Harrison family cemetery at Brandon as well as his brother Dr. Robert R. Ritchie (1816-1866). Thanks for the detailed information found in your postings on Find a Grave! Mary Knowles, granddaughter of Evelyn Byrd Harrison, daughter of George E. Harrison III of Brandon.
|Keith Edwards||St. George Tucker 1752-1827|
I was wondering if you would be willing to delete one of those photos at his memorial so we could post his new tombstone? That would be a super idea if you will comply? Thanks a million!
|Wilford Kale||Obadiah Jennings Wise|
I'm working on a book involving Henry A. Wise and his sons Richard and Obadiah Jennings Wise...saw that you placed an image of him on his grave site. Could you please tell me where you found the image...thanks so very much
|cfox||Laurence Hamilton Fox|
I am Hamilton's niece. I wonder if you have any questions for me since none of my updates have been posted. I have located his death certificate. He died at Arbor Christian Home in Ruther Glen, Caroline County, VA. The death certificate has his name spelled Laurence (not Lawrence) Hamilton Fox. His parents are listed as Lawrence Nelson Fox and Nellie Sidney Sands. What other information may I provide to you. Hamilton was my father's brother.
Thanks for your kind attention to this update of information. Courtney
Added by cfox on Jul 25, 2016 1:36 PM
|MHaufe||Wingfields of Hanover|
Hi, I read your post about Walnut Shade in Hanover County, VA . I am disappointed to hear that the house and graveyard is gone. I too am a direct descendant of that family. Martha Ellen Wingfield was my great great great grandmother.
Added by MHaufe on Jul 15, 2016 8:33 PM
|decktheholls||Looking for Information about Winston Family|
Hi! I'm a doctoral student at the University of Maryland currently researching the Winston Family, specifically the murder of Virginia Bell Winston and her child in July of 1852. I'm looking for more information about the Winston family in general and was wondering if you had anything you could share. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance!
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