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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 primarily been researching Wake County families and their intertwining branches for the last six years. My surnames include Carver, Gill, John Davis d Aug 1829, Dunn, High, Horn, Moring,and Taylor(Nash Co) maternal line.

Surnames in Rockingham and Caswell Co include 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.

Many of the memorials I have added have been to Oakwood & Montlawn. Genealogy is my first love. I enjoy finding the elusive badly transcribed records that help document a family. I think the 1940 Wake census on ancestry may be the worst yet. Memorial's are based on a combination of death, census and the Oakwood database itself for those deceased prior to death 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. 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, Aug 2015, & Aug 2016 to take photos. As of Aug 2016 I have 95500+ individuals with 6100+ documented at Oakwood and 4100+ at Montlawn

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 feature which 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.

If you add an obituary clipping to any of my memorial's, please let me know. It may contain information I do not have.

MAR 2015-I'm now using News Bank to further my research. They have obituaries from the News & Observer starting @ 1991. I have been able to access this online thru my library. Other NC papers are also available.

OCTOBER 2015-This month Family updated one of their NC marriage collection records. You can now view the document & many will include the parents names. These new documents will be invaluable to many researchers.
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Genie Velvin Haley
Contact about common surnames
Would you send me a private message with an email address for you? I'd like to discuss some common surnames/counties we have!
Added by Genie Velvin Haley on Sep 19, 2016 3:10 PM
Genie Velvin Haley
Katherine Parmerle Harden
I am so glad you have pictures of her! She is my 4th cousin, 3x removed. It may sound distant to some, but I am proud of my Wake County roots. My line of Velvin (Belvin) moved on from Wake County to SC, GA, AR and then TX where I was born. And wouldn't you know ... I wind up back in Wake County!
Added by Genie Velvin Haley on Sep 19, 2016 10:11 AM
Patricia Gallagher Campbell
Tom Alexander
I am deeply grateful for the transfer!
Many Thanks to You,
Patsy Campbell
Added by Patricia Gallagher Campbe... on Sep 16, 2016 9:11 AM
Oakwood Cemetery
Thank you for adding the Tilley family grave photos from Oakwood Cemetery. I really appreciate your doing so!
Added by Lanie on Sep 09, 2016 8:13 PM
Charlotte Ann Price
Thanks so much. Charlotte Ann Price
Added by Charlotte Ann Price on Jul 29, 2016 9:00 AM
Cindy Wilson
John Carson Bunn
In regards to the picture that is representing John Carson Bunn (Oakwood Cemetery) This is not John Carson Bunn! I was married to him for 2 years & 8 months. I don't know who placed the wrong picture on this page but I am in hopes that it will be removed. Our son brought this to my attention yesterday. Thanks for your help in this matter. If you have any questions or concerns please email me at Again thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Cindy Bunn Wilson
Added by Cindy Wilson on Jul 09, 2016 5:20 PM
Inquiry regarding Joseph Carson Matthews, Jr.
Good morning!

I hope this e-mail finds you doing well today. I am the National Historian of Mu Beta Psi, National Honorary Musical Fraternity. Our organization was founded by Percy W. Price at NC State in 1925. For the past 90 years, we have sought to advance the placement of music as an educational subject and promote the musical activities on the college campuses where we have a chapter.

I am writing to you today regarding a post that I saw you had made on regarding Joseph Carson Matthews, Jr. Mr. Matthews is believed to be the first National President of our organization, elected in 1929, following his graduating from NC State. My hope is that you might be able to assist me in finding some additional information about his life, including and particularly his life after college. findagrave suggests that he attended graduate school at NC state in the late 50s/early 60s and that he died in September of 2000. However, there does not appear to be much else.

I greatly appreciate any insight or assistance that you might be able to provide. I can be reached at Thank you very much in advance for your help and have a great day!


Added by NHMBPsi on Jun 20, 2016 9:58 AM
Isabella Gales Hay
Can you tell me where in Oakwood you found Isabella Gales Hay's grave? I'm the director here, and our records don't show she's here. But sometimes we see that Findagrave folks actually out on the grounds find folks for us! If you could narrow it down that would be much appreciative!

Thank you

Robin Simonton
Added by Robin on Jun 06, 2016 11:29 AM
Linda Ellington
Virginia Ann "Jinnie" Nunnally Alcorn
Are you related to Virginia Nunnally Alcorn? I have been reading her letters to her brother William. I am the President of the Madison-Mayodan Greys Chapter of the UDC. If you are related would you mind contacting me. Through my regular email address. Thanks so much, Linda
Added by Linda Ellington on May 28, 2016 10:36 PM
Anne Peeden #130299375
Please remove the headstone picture from this memorial - it is her sister's, not hers. Thanks, LG
Added by LostGeneration on May 17, 2016 7:59 PM
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