Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
deegraver (#47071483)
 member for 9 years, 10 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo So Many Ancestors....So Little Time..
I was born in N.C. a long time ago and have lived in VA. for quite some time.
I enjoy researching civil war soldiers and their families and live in the Heart of the Confederacy.
I enjoy painting with acrylics, especially Old Homeplaces..Beach Scenes..Old Depots, any OLD buildings and such!
I have been Following the Periwinkle in Henry County, VA. and surrounding areas for over 25 years and have enjoyed every minute. :O)
There are many soldiers in my virtual Confederate Cemetery here on Findagrave.
If I can help you with anything, please feel free to ask me.
If you want me to transfer a memorial Please Include Your Findagrave # and go to Edit and ask me there.
I want to thank all the people that have helped me with my research over the years.
Two are Laura Rust and Eugene Landreth who helped my Mom and I when we first started our quest in the 1980s.
The "stories" are what make our ancestors on findagrave come alive once more.
===
To Forget Ones Ancestors Is To Be A Brook Without A Source, A Tree Without A Root.....
===
Dear Ancestor,
YOUR TOMBSTONE STANDS AMONG THE REST
NEGLECTED AND ALONE
THE NAME AND DATE HAVE WORN OFF
THE WEATHERED MARBLE STONE
IT REACHES OUT TO ALL WHO CARE.
IT'S NOW TOO LATE TO MOURN
YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT I'D EXIST
YOU DIED....AND I WAS BORN
YET EACH OF US ARE CELLS OF YOU
IN FLESH, IN BLOOD, IN BONE.
OUR HEARTS CONTRACT AND BEAT A PULSE
ENTIRELY NOT OUR OWN
DEAR ANCESTOR, THE PLACE YOU FILLED
SOME HUNDRED YEARS AGO
SPREADS OUT AMONG THE ONES YOU LEFT
WHO WOULD HAVE LOVED YOU SO
I WONDER HOW YOU LIVED AND LOVED.
I WONDER IF YOU KNEW
THAT SOMEDAY I WOULD FIND THIS PLACE
AND COME TO VISIT YOU.....
Author - Anonymous
===
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.
They were somebody too, and deserve to be remembered.
If you send me a request and I do not address it within a few days, please re-send!
If you re-send and still get no response, go ahead and list my memorial on here, because I'm probably dead. :)
 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 22,265 Memorials Added
 • 28,561 Memorials Managed
 • 47 Memorials/week
 • 2,678 Photos
 • 535 Photo Requests
 • 30 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 8,210 Virtual Flowers
 • 35 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 6 Fame Ratings
 • 404 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

 
First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
100 Years (235)
1st VA Cavalry Amelia Dra... (102)
21st NC Regiment CSA (74)
42nd Regiment VA TROOPS (153)
A Confederate Soldiers Ce... (5886)
a NC & VA REBEL CEMETERY (3700)
A Photo Needed (532)
a VA or NC Mason (112)
Accidents,Suicides,Hangin... (755)
Battle of the Crater in P... (1)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
4losthistory, A AAA American ..., A.J. Marik, A.W.R., Alan and Jane, Albacheeser, AlbqFirefly, Allan Joyce, Alma Smith, amaliet, Amy Caddell, An Ashland Gene..., Andie Parrish, Angel Staley Sm..., Ann, Anonymous, Anonymous, Arthur Allen "A..., Audrey Lee, Autumn, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for deegraver (25)[Leave Message]
JACKIE WERTIS
RE: Tabitha and Elizabeth Witt Dillion
Would love to see what you have on Tabitha and Elizabeth. The others mentioned in Jesse's will (besides Tabitha and Elizabeth) are children Joel, Joseph, Nancy (married a Long), and David; grandsons Jesse Witt Long, David Witt, and George "Dillen". Do you have sources that you would be willing to share? I'm specifically interested in the Dillion (or other variations in spelling) link. Thanks.
Added by JACKIE WERTIS on Jul 15, 2014 7:54 AM
Tommy Land
Elizabeth Aker "Bettie" McGuire Hopper Slaughter
I just thought you might like to know that there appears to be duplicate memorials for Elizabeth Aker "Bettie" McGuire Hopper Slaughter (62307884). The one you maintain is shown as being in the Hopper Cemetery and another maintained by "Billy" (76465479) is shown in Overlook Cemetery, Eden, NC. Betty McGuire is the daughter of Armstrong McGuire and Synthia Madaline Kelly McGuire Robertson. Her first marriage was to George J. Hopper and her second was to Elisha Thomas Slaughter. Elizabeth Aker "Bettie" McGuire Hopper Slaughter's death certificate indicates she was buried in Overlook Cemetery, but I can't personally confirm that.

I stumbled upon the apparent duplicate while trying to set up relationship links for the family of Tarlton Brown "Tot" McGuire (Bettie's brother). I actually added her picture to the one in Overlook before discovering there are two memorials.
Added by Tommy Land on Jul 14, 2014 2:44 PM
Laurie Pyrtle
RE: William Franklin
He is buried in a family cemetery somewhere in the woods. My dad knows. He isn't buried at Shiloh where his wife is. I'm sure it's not him in the picture because I have other pictures taken on the same day with her wearing the same dress. He died in 1913 and the cars in those other photos tell me that they were taken around 1930 or 1940. I'm not a car person, but from what I can tell they have to be taken well after he died. I'm not sure who he is. I'll have to ask my dad maybe he will know.
Added by Laurie Pyrtle on Jun 24, 2014 11:09 PM
Steven Gant sr.
RE: Troy Gant
I do have a photo of all 4 brothers in uniform during WWII. As soon as I an find it I will be uploading it on all their sites.

Is there a special interest in uncle Troy from someone?

Thankyou, Steve
Added by Steven Gant sr. on Jun 24, 2014 6:58 AM
Von Morse
Von Morse
Trying to help a family member look for information about a James Taylor that lived in the Spray/Leaksville Rockingham county area in 1940 - religious family, he played the banjo or violin at a local dance hall. Do not know his birthdate or death date, nor his parents names. Probably was born between 1906-1926 - not sure if the James Taylor buried at Lawson cemetery is the correct one or not. Please contact me at revmorse@gmail.com for further information. Not sure if he may have worked at a factory with a family member or perhaps may have went to church together. Any information would be helpful - Von Morse
Added by Von Morse on Jun 09, 2014 11:25 AM
Jerry Hubbard
Lourinda Barnard Hubbard
deegraver, I am the grand son of Ida. I have much info on her after she married Henry lane Hubbard. Contact me at skypilot44@windstream.net and we can share info. thanks, jerry
Added by Jerry Hubbard on Jun 09, 2014 11:15 AM
Linnea Denis
Levi Breedlove
I saw on your site for him (Levi born 1813) he was married to "Sally Weaver" which might explain why I couldn't find their marriage. I believe she was Sally (Sarah) Wheeler her son John's death certificate states he is the son of Levi Breedlove and Sarah Wheeler; do you have access to her death information to determine who her parents were: I think it might be Joseph Wheeler who migrated to Indiana in about 1840's as all his children born prior to that were born in North Carolina; Sarah Breedlove is mentioned in his will which was probated in 1874 in Indiana. my issue with her (Levi's)being the daughter of Joseph is she was born in 1820 which means Joseph was 19 at the time of his marriage to her mother-not unlikely-but would like actual confirmation
Thanks for your help
Added by Linnea Denis on Jun 08, 2014 12:46 PM
LSP
RE: Dr Robt Ramsey
Go to the bottom of this page for his name and you'll see both letter portals

http://vshadow.vcdh.virginia.edu/personalpapers/browse/p2augusta.html

Once you read the letters, you'll have more questions, like I do, but no answers.

Best
Added by LSP on May 31, 2014 12:10 PM
bncheek
Memorial # 50657628
Please remove the obituary you added to the memorial for William Isaac Fagg. Obituaries are not to be added according to Findagrave specifications. Also photos and articles from other online websites are not to be added and this one came from a Facebook page.

Added by bncheek on May 30, 2014 11:17 PM
Linda Gunnoe
Henry Clay's Will
There is a copy of Henry Clay's will in the Captivating Clay Family History group on Facebook, located at: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202612703416724&set=oa.716114648410431&type=1&theater
Added by Linda Gunnoe on Apr 17, 2014 7:40 AM
[View all messages...]
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service