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Gene Jenkins (#47048397)
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Pat Childress
Mae Dobbins
Dear Mr. Jenkins,
Mae Dobbins, born 1899; died 1918; buried at Providence Methodist Church near Sandy Mush in Rutherford County, NC, was my mother's sister. You have Mae's mother listed as D P Bolt. That name should be Penora Byars. I think this incorrect information occurs from the fact Penora "Dib" Byars was raised by her grandparents, William S. and Rebecca Bolton, parent's of Penora's mother Martha, who took Martha's children in after Martha died in 1891. Mae died of influenza in 1918 during the Great 1918 Influenza Pandemic.
Mae was engaged to Hustler Ruppe, who was serving overseas in WWII when Mae became ill and died.
If you would please correct her mother's name from D P Bolt to Penora Byars (who married William Thomas Dobbins) - my grandparents- I would greatly appreciate it.
Sincerely, Pat Childress
Added by Pat Childress on Feb 06, 2016 9:27 AM
Susan Colon
Samuel Monroe Barnes
My grandfather was Claude E Barnes his father was John Alston Barnes Samuel Sr and Martha were his mother. I am doing my family history so if you happen to have any info that might help me could you contact me. I am also on Facebook Susan Foard Colon Thanks
Added by Susan Colon on Nov 29, 2015 2:22 PM
Beatrice Greene Ayers
At Beaverdam Church Cemetery. She has a stone and his buried beside her FIRST husband, William Crawford Justice at the same cemetery. She married Ayers after Justice died.
Added by MELINDA POOLE on Nov 11, 2015 12:23 PM
Jonathan Medford
Asberry Swink
You have Harrison Swink listed as the father of Asberry Swink. Harrison is his grandfather. He is actually the "illegitimate" son of Harrison's daughter Mary "Polly" Swink.

There is a “Bastardy Bond” that is dated October 23rd 1878 found in the NC Archives that shed’s light on the birth of Asberry. On this bond it is stated that John Prewit was charged in a case of bastardly on the body of Mary Swink. It was witnessed by P. P. Mull and signed by Mary –x- Swink and her father Harrison –x- Swink.
Added by Jonathan Medford on Oct 04, 2015 7:02 PM
Memorial 38437238 Hattie E. Canipe
You have a memorial flower that states she was a Wright and not a White. Can you please let me know your finding to support the surname "Wright"

Please just click on any of my memorials and send me a response message regarding Memorial 38437238 Hattie E. Canipe

Bright Blessings
Added by Carolina.TePee on Sep 30, 2015 12:46 PM
Bob Carter
RE: Henry Chapman
I have no idea on a name for Rich Mountain Baptist Church in Watauga County as you reference. Remember, death records from years ago, even into the mid 1900s, may have a cemetery name that was existing then, but has since been changed to something else. Also, back in the early 1900s after death records were created in NC the register of deeds folks or Health Dept folks put down what the funeral home told them or the relatives told them, which could be in error.

The 2 Rich Mountain cemeteries in Burke County are the ones to be merged.

If you have other questions you probably need to contact Findagrave at and ask them what to do.

Added by Bob Carter on Sep 01, 2015 10:33 AM
Bob Carter
RE: Henry Chapman
Once you create a cemetery it can only be deleted by Find A Grave, and even then they leave it as a name and merge any record to the correct one. Don't know why they can't or won't remove the old one, but am sure it's something to do with how they compile and maintain data. I gone ahead and sent Find A Grave an email asking them to delete or merge the names of the cemeteries to Rich Mountain Baptist Church.

As to moving a burial to another cemetery, click on the "Edit" tab on the upper right of the memorial you want to change the cemetery location. The 3rd panel will be the death data and shows the cemetery name (highlighted). Right next to the cemetery name it shows "Edit Burial Info" so click on that and it comes up with another panel for burial and it should be "cemetery burial" so click "continue" and it will come up with the cemetery name, country, state, and county. Start typing in the new cemetery name (it stops after so many letters) and then click on the correct state and county and it will come up with one or more cemeteries that begin with the letters you entered and all you need to do then is click on the button which shows the correct cemetery.

Kind of a roundabout way of making a change, but it's how Find A Grave does it.

Added by Bob Carter on Sep 01, 2015 8:11 AM
Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor
RE: Richard Eskridge, Jr.
Totally understand. Thank you for the reason. I will see what I can find.. Yes, I have talked with Harry Eskridge of the "Eskridge Family Association" in the past too.. Will keep on digging and see what else I can find.. Thanks
Added by Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor on Aug 22, 2015 7:52 PM
Lynn Wesson
L.D. Wesson, at St. Peter's Church
I descend from LD and Sarah Willis Wesson. I notice that you have his middle name as Dowell, but it was Dow. He was named Lorenzo Dow after a famous preacher in the early 1800s in the area. Also, his mother was Mary G. Webb, not Webber, based upon numerous documents we have. I am letting you know this so you can consider correcting his Find-a-Grave profile. I posted photos of his and Sarah's graves as there were none yet posted.
If you are a relative/descendant, please contact me, as I would be happy to learn of a new relative!
Lynn Wesson
Added by Lynn Wesson on Aug 02, 2015 11:02 AM
Thank you for transferring Ida Sailers to me. Also, thank you for the many hours of your day you give to Find A Grave. This is a very useful tool, for people doing family research, made possible by people such as yourself. Namcy
Added by ESJ on Jun 10, 2015 6:29 PM
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