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Mandy G. (#47005846)
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PLEASE NOTE - I will NOT process edits or transfer requests that are left in my messages. PLEASE SEND AN SAC via the EDIT TAB for these requests!

I'm Mandy, and I'm a happily married mother of one living in central VA. I've always loved cemeteries, and thanks to this site I've found a great reason to spend my free time there!! Any nice weekend or evening you might run into me and my lovely assistants (son and dogs) at a cemetery in the area.

Currently I am working on documenting, in its entirety, Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, VA. It is the second largest cemetery in Virginia, behind Arlington. This may take a while! I have to give credit to the many members who have listed memorials from Blandford already: Paula, Barbara, George, and many others, but most of all Susan - you are the best!

To my knowledge, I am of no relation to the memorials I've created, except for those listed here. If you find any errors or omissions in any of them, please feel free to contact me and I will correct them expediently.

I prefer that you use the Suggest a Correction function under the "Edit" tab to request additions/changes or transfers - it makes it much easier for me to find the specific memorial that way. If you send me a request and I do not address it within a few days, please re-send! If you re-send and still get no response, go ahead and list my memorial on here, because I'm probably dead. :)
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Robert Carnell
Thank you for the photo!
Added by Robert Carnell on Apr 21, 2015 9:58 AM
Anna Boykin
RE: John Alfriend grave transcription, Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA
What a lovely tribute to this man. My husband is his great-grandnephew. I appreciate the information.


Anna Boykin
Added by Anna Boykin on Apr 21, 2015 7:28 AM
RE: Major William H. Johnson
Thanks Mandy,
Will do -- I have requested a photo. Had forgotten how to request one. I appreciate the quick reply. Do you have a contact at the cemetery? I am assuming that if you are making records that there is no listing of all the burials . . .? If so, what a shame.

No worries on the language. I am a late 19th century historian so the use of the word "colored" appears quite often in the official documents. And, with the wide range of skin hues, for the lack of a better word, recognized by all segments of society, I understand that time period's use of the word. I also understand that today outside this historical context the use is unacceptable, but I just wanted you to that I understand and that we should know our history with all its issues. Thanks again for all you do.
Added by JPB on Apr 21, 2015 6:32 AM
Major William H. Johnson
Hi Mandy,
Wanted to ask if you could be so kind to photograph his marker for me. You state that you are working on the entire cemetery. How far along are you? And, can you tell me if there is an African American section in this cemetery? I am assuming so because of segregation and the Major was. Thanks so much
Added by JPB on Apr 20, 2015 3:44 PM
W. Harden
Thank you so much for going out to the cemetery and getting these photos ! Your time and effort is greatly appreciated!
Added by cully52 on Apr 14, 2015 7:54 PM
RE: VINCENT Grave Memorial# 38474563
I am a direct descendant of CC; his granddaughter is my maternal grandmother. I have worked this family line since 1972 when I located CC's marriage record in Petersburg.
Today I have been presented with some very good info that Nathan may be an uncle or cousin but that CC's father is Sampson.
"I do not believe Nathan Vincent is CC's father. I think he may be an uncle but I have nothing to connect them directly. I believe CC's father is Sampson Clement Vincent, who is also the father of Augustus S. Vincent, I came to this conclusion from the following: I found the 1870 & 1880 Petersburg Virginia census to be very helpful. On the 1880 census Rosa and Minnie are both listed as well as a nephew Emmett Vincent. I believe Emmett is the same person as William E. Vincent on the 1870 Petersburg census, listed as a tinners apprentice also listed is Charles E. Vincent as a tinners apprentice. Both William Emmett Vincent and Charles E. Vincent are on the 1850 and 1860 Federal Census with their father Augustus S. Vincent, This would make Charles Clement and Augustus S. brothers. Sampson Vincent is listed as Augustus' father on Augustus death record in Chesterfield County. I have known all my life I was cousins with family members from the Augustus S. Vincent line, but how we were connected was lost over time. I grew up in the same neighborhood of both families. But using I have found the link with William Emmett Vincent being listed as nephew of Charles Clement Vincent on the 1880 census. Sampson Clement Vincent is in Petersburg in 1810 census, gets married to Marie Heloise Pointier in Norfolk in 1816 and is back in Petersburg in 1820. Hope I have written this so it is not too confusing."
Added by KatieSilverSpring on Apr 13, 2015 10:50 AM
VINCENT Grave Memorial# 38474563
Mandy G - did you take the parental info off an Interment Card? I ask because I have never been able to verify that Charles Clement VINCENT is a son of Nathan and Amy Vincent. It would be EXTREMELY important to me if you can tell me where you located this info, please.
Added by KatieSilverSpring on Apr 13, 2015 10:35 AM
RE: Roberts
Thanks. I did see a few of those names But also did not realize Lee extended further across. So many family ancestors at Blandford it is becoming a part-time job finding everyone. 😀
Added by Dean on Apr 02, 2015 6:54 PM
Mandy, back in 2010 (I Know :) ) you recorded Herbert, Sarah, Anna, William and Frances Albert in Ward Lee, Section 23. I was out there today and I cannot find their headstones. That is the area that is very wet and muddy all the time. I walked the entire length of Ward Lee counting 5 across and could not find it. Blandford Records show the same location. Any ideas? Thanks - Dean
Added by Dean on Apr 02, 2015 3:02 PM
Farrar and related families
The McKessons thank you for your kindness. Happy Spring!
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Mar 31, 2015 2:50 PM
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