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imatarheel (#47120798)
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Bio Photo The attached photo is from 411 N. Wilmington St. Raleigh NC, my mother's childhood home. A home which no longer exists along with many others in the surrounding area between Peace College and the State Capitol.

I have a interest in Wake Co,researching the surnames Carver, Gill, John Davis d Aug 1829, Dunn, High, Horn, Moring,and Taylor(Nash Co) maternal line

Surnames in Rockingham and Caswell Co Alcorn AKA Alcon,Betts,Fitzgerald,Mills,Nunnally,Powell,Robertson,Stubblefield paternal line and so many more families with ties to these counties and beyond.

A resident of Somerset Co, NJ for 28 years.

I've posted many photos from the NC yearbook collection which are available on at line at The vast majority of photos I have used are from 1930 and earlier yearbooks. After contacting several schools over the use of these photos and copyright law, I have been told as long as I'm not profiting from them and have listed the source, I'm in compliance with the law under the guideline of fair use. As of early 2012 and ancestry including yearbooks on their website, the issue of photos and copyright issues would appear to be a mute point. If a family member wishes me to remove any photo I have posted, just let me know.

I'm trying to add more records at Oakwood & Montlawn, however genealogy is my first love. I enjoy finding the elusive badly transcribed records that help document a family. I think the 1940 Wake census may be the worst yet. As of Jul 2014, I can identify 4700+ individuals in my extended tree that are buried at Oakwood, 2700+ at Montlawn with a total database of 72200+. Any memorial I add will based on a combination of death, census and Oakwood records. The memorial's and photo's I add are done so with much respect to that individual, their family and the history of North Carolina. I try to link memorials or add other details that may be useful to someone's research. The majority of the memorials will be part of my Wake County "Six Degrees of Separation" Tree. Visits to Oakwood in Aug 2012 & Aug 2013 to take photos.

My findagrave wish list would be a paper scroll symbol to signify there is a paper document which would leave the portrait symbol for actual pictures of people.

I do like to link and if I have not, it is just an oversight on my part. Thanks to all that help with my suggestions/requests and the new edit link makes that so much easier now.

My memorials are frequently revisited and updated especially since finding additional records at which ancestry does not have. These records are available to all researchers. Their records include death certificates 1931-1994 and a marriage collection thru 1979. May I respectfully suggest, anyone posting current deaths without a birthdate revisit your memorials and get the birthdate from the social security index which is also available on

PLEASE refrain from death certficates on my memorials. It should not be necessary in most cases.

It has recently come to my attention the GPS location for individuals buried at Oakwood can be found in the recently updated database. Find your individual within the official Oakwood database and then click on Map. If you're requesting a photo for any of my memorial's at Oakwood let me know and I will update the location.
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Karen Mickel Bennett
Thanks for all the additional info you are sending on "edits." I appreciate it very much!


Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Jul 22, 2014 8:09 AM
RE: Barker family Montlawn
Thanks a lot. The burial location of my great aunt & uncle has been one (of many) dangling items in my tree. I hoped someone would eventually contact me via find-a-grave. A few months ago I found the location of her older sister's grave in Virginia, so I have only one missing sibling of my Grandmother left to find (out of 8).

BTW, I am sure Uncle Gail is buried beside Aunt Lina, so he would be in Montlawn. I imagine they are in the family plot with the rest of his family.

Thanks again!!

Robert T
Added by RTerry on Jul 17, 2014 5:51 AM
Thank You!
Thank you so much for adding the info to the Pace memorials. Very much appreciated!

Added by Cory on Jul 16, 2014 2:00 PM
Steve Truelove
Birth date adjustment

I happened upon your site and I must say I'm very impressed.
Thank you for your contributions. I noticed that the birth date is not accurate. The birth date for Margaret Poole is April 14.
Thank you for the correction.
Added by Steve Truelove on Jul 05, 2014 9:37 AM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Celena Mills
Thanks Danna !
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Jul 02, 2014 7:51 AM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Gill - Edwards etc.
Hi Danna,
Thanks for the clean up information. I was at Forestville and the heat was unbearable and had to give up after a couple of days of cleaning and cutting around old graves. Then got a massive case of systemic poison oak which has had me down and out !!! I been on F-A-G to keep myself busy, BUT the itching is so terrible -- thus the clean up you did for me! Cannot concentrate!!!

Again, thanks for sharing and helping so much with everyone. You are the best! I made corrections and additions as you requested -- itching is terrible this morning, hope I did it correctly!!

Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Jun 24, 2014 8:01 AM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Patrick Cooper
Again -- Thank you! I'm always happy to receive new information to add to memorials.
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Jun 11, 2014 5:44 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Mary Bailey
Thank you for sharing information on her parents. Working together we can be sure we have accurate information on memorials for future generations. Thanks for your help....appreciate it!!
Karen Bennett
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Jun 05, 2014 10:31 AM
# 95672593 Rufus H Sanders Junior
I would like your permission to copy gravestone photos to my Sanders Ancestry Family Tree. I will credit you as the source.

Thank you, Pioneersearcher # 47016656
Added by Pioneersearcher on May 28, 2014 9:48 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
James Bailey
Opps !! I must to have been up too late! Cannot believe I placed those memorials! Thank you so much for alerting me!!

Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on May 22, 2014 7:16 PM
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