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Born in North Carolina, but have also lived in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Washington DC, and South Carolina. Graveyards and tombstones have always been a curiosity to me. I was a data entry operator for many years, also a history and genealogy addict. Since being retired, I've put those things to use to help make sure that people (and pets) that I put into Find A Grave are more than just names on a tombstone. I hope to help people find their relatives and friends that might have been hard to find otherwise.|
My earliest known ancestor was Robert Brisko, who was born around 1220 in Brisko, Cumberland, (now known as Cumbria), England. My husband is a direct descendant of Henry and Eulalia Burtt, who came from England in the 1630's and settled in Springfield, Massachusetts. Henry Burtt was one of the first settlers of Springfield, and most all of the really early settlers of Springfield are related either directly or indirectly to him or his descendants.
I do have some people in here who died and I have not been able to find out where they are buried---especially World War II casualties. If anyone should know the whereabouts of anyone I have put in here in an unknown status, please do let me know where they can be found. Some of you already have done that, and I appreciate it very much.
I would like to add that I do try to cooperate with everybody, but expect to be treated with decency and respect when being asked to make any type of change. I don't appreciate being bullied or demanded to do something without the consideration of a "please" or a "thank you". And please don't contact me if someone else puts in a "dupe" of one of my entries. Please contact the other person and let them know about it, no matter who has the most info. I will be happy to remove an entry of mine if I made a "dupe" of someone else's entry though--as it would have been done unknowingly.
Two of my "pet peeves" are some of the people (the self-appointed "Find A Grave Cops"), and the FAG bullies, who seem to want to to tell everybody else what to do, and are quite rude about it. They would do well to be polite---not to make demands---and to realize that I don't have to respond to them if they aren't.
Another problem is with people who enter names into Find A Grave, but then don't keep them up or are not there to make corrections or connections (outside of maybe dying themselves), etc. They shouldn't start what they don't want to finish.
Find A Grave also gives us an "unknown" choice for burials or cremations, etc. and if it's already a known fact that these people are dead, and they will most likely NEVER be officially linked to any particular burial place, or have a tombstone, they also have a right to be remembered and to be linked to their other family members--as a genealogy tool at the very least, as Find A Grave is now a part of Ancestry. (Probably for a good reason). So--I will gladly link those who have an unknown status. They can easily be changed if they are proved to be in any particular place. They were somebody too, and deserve to be remembered.
"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"
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Thanks for the transfers of my G-G-G-Grandparents.
|Lynda Gibbs||RE: Emma Hornaday|
Actually it was transferred to me!! Ed Bain gave me the info to add about her burial.
Thanks for trying and you were so much helpt!!
Bless you, Lynda
|larry eanes||Stella Lea|
Thank you so much for linking to her parents, Larry
|Pris Santos||RE: Emma B Hornaday|
Mystery solved! Photo posted! See caption under monument photo.
|Pris Santos||Emma B Hornaday|
Just wanted you to know that I found Emma B Hornaday on the burial index for Green Hill Cemetery in Guilford County NC. Here is the link http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=1117
If you will relocate her memorial to Green Hill, I will try to get over there in the next few weeks to find her gravestone. I found an online map of the cemetery so I am hoping to narrow it down to a certain section. Thanks.
|Pris Santos||Emma Hornaday|
I noticed a photo request for a memorial you created for Emma Bain Hornaday at Pine Hill Cemetery. Your menorial indicated her headstone was located in Section 3. Pine Hill Cemetery uses alpha designations to identify plots. In cross checking cemeterycensus.com, it appears that Emma Hornaday is buried at Green Hill Cemetery in Greensboro, Guilford County NC. Please make appropriate changes to correct this. Thank you.
|Karen Hall (aka Cemetery Hopper)||RE: David Settle Reid|
I think that that was in the Winston-Salem Journal. You don't have to give me credit. I would just put WSJ.
|Charlotte||Hello from Austria !|
What a beautiful cat you have.
|Lynda Gibbs||RE: Bain Transfers|
I was thinking about also.. Yes she probably does need to be where the dc says and by her 2nd husband.
Thanks for catching that, I do appreciate your quick replys on these.
Don't know how many of these I may need. I am basing it on what needs to be added. This is the family of my mentor Ed Bain who taught me more about research than you can imagine. I am putting the newer found sources and sites up in my tree since Ed and I are Keener cousins.
|Julie A. Hampton||RE: Lily Mebane|
I guess the Morehead family did a major cleanup in the family plot recently. They removed the trees and leveled and bleached the stones. It looks great! You can see a photo of the overall plot in the other Morehead memorials. Thanks!
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