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Cindy Taylor-Matuse (#46849602)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since I was in junior high school, and was very fortunate to have access to a lot of family records. As a child I was extremely scared of cemeteries, but as I grew in to my teenage years and became more intensely involved in my research, I found myself tromping through a lot of cemeteries. Unfortunately, I found so many monuments that were barely legible, and thought then I should try to transcribe as many as possible so that others could find their family members too. Though I have been researching for over 30 years now, I am fortunate that I still find new cousins quite regularly. I hope that some of my postings will help others to find their relatives.

I want to thank my family who have helped me transcribe in the early days, then assist with photos in more recent years. Not many spouses and/or siblings are willing to go to a cemetery on a freezing cold Thanksgiving day to help transcribe and/or take pictures but mine do.

If you find anything that needs to be corrected, please let me know, and we will resolve this together. If you are a family member of one I have transcribed, and I am not, I will be happy to transfer your family member to you. I believe family members should be able to take care of their family memorials here, just as if you were taking care of the actual cemetery regardless of how closely you are related.

If you are a "cousin" I would love to hear from you and exchange information. Some of my direct family surnames are: Borders, Botner, Harman/Harmon, Houchin, Jackson, Pearman, Peery, Short, Smith, Taylor, and Thorne on my father's side and Benke, Clark, Denisiuk and Piper on my mother's side. And my husband's side include Matuse, Privette, Davis, and Boykin.

And lastly, if you would like to copy any pictures, please let me know, and if you add it to a family tree, please note it came from me. I have seen many of my photos on with no mention that the photo was mine. Thanks.
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Mrs. Ruth Pearman
I have added her obit. Thank you so much.
Added by Freda on May 24, 2015 4:10 PM
robin pellicci moore
RE: Killian
I added a memorial for Alfred Sims #93652452 a few years ago. I'm trying to be sure I have him in the correct cemetery...I'm still not certain.
Added by robin pellicci moore on May 22, 2015 8:28 PM
robin pellicci moore
RE: Killian
Thank you! I didn't see it mentioned in the link, but do you think a former slave could be buried there in 1936?
Added by robin pellicci moore on May 22, 2015 6:49 PM
robin pellicci moore
Killian Baptist Church Cemetery
Hi Cindy,

I noticed that you've added memorials and photographed the stones at Killian Baptist Church cemetery. Would you happen to know if it was also called Crane Creek Cemetery at one time?

Added by robin pellicci moore on May 22, 2015 6:32 PM
Geraldine Barnett
RE: Bonebrake - Simms
I'd like that!! Let me know anyone else who belongs to you. I also manage Elliott's site(Gary ellioTT) Only got 14,000 more of his to transfer. geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Apr 25, 2015 9:13 PM
carole taylor puntenney
RE: John P Anderson

email me at

I can email you a copy of the submission form and the instruction sheet. It only goes until the end of this year.
Added by carole taylor puntenney on Apr 17, 2015 6:26 PM
Geraldine Barnett
Are you related to them at Highland? I have 14 there to transfer if you wish. geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Apr 17, 2015 11:12 AM
carole taylor puntenney
John P Anderson
Thank you again for giving him to me. Hope it is OK and to let you know I will be submitting his name to the DUVCW for our new project FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS which needs proof that he had no children. By the way, are we Taylor Cuz's??
Added by carole taylor puntenney on Apr 16, 2015 9:57 AM
carole taylor puntenney
RE: John P. Anderson
I know, I have done it that way and it is harder for this old woman to do it.. Thank you so much and I will get him back to you this am.
Added by carole taylor puntenney on Apr 16, 2015 8:07 AM
Terry L. McCathern
RE: Robert McCathern
yes please
Added by Terry L. McCathern on Feb 16, 2015 9:56 AM
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