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Shelley (#47423742)
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Bio Photo I call Wake County, NC my home although I have lived outside of that area on several occasions during my life. I am a nurse full-time, and an amateur genealogist in my spare time. I can spend hours on ancestry sites researching long lost ancestors.

I LOVE cemeteries! They hold so much history, and it is so interesting to read the tombstones and imagine who that person might have been and the life that person might have led. My kids think I am crazy because I am so fascinated by cemeteries.

Here is a quote that I borrowed that describes it perfectly:
Cemeteries are "a memorial and a record. (They are) not a mere field in which the dead are stowed away unknown; it is a touching and beautiful history, written in family burial plots, in mounded graves, in sculptured and inscribed monuments. (They tell) the story of the past, not of its institutions, or its wars, or its ideas, but of its individual lives,--of its men and women and children, and of its household. (A cemetery) is silent, but eloquent; it is common, but it is unique. We find no such history elsewhere; there are no records in all the wide world in which we can discover so much that is suggestive, so much that is pathetic and impressive." ~~ Joseph Anderson, American clergyman (1836-1916)

My research interests are:
Carters of North Carolina, Pulley, Chilcoat, Kern, Swain, Bailey, Hayes, Buffaloe, Rogers, Kling, Terry, Leeper, Bass...just to name a few. :)
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Lisbon Cemetery, Illinois
Hi. You have two requests for Terrys at this cemetery. I wanted to tell you that I have just spent five days in this cemetery, taking the time to dig, scrape, and search for stones and using aluminum foil on every old marker. That's not really the point, the point is that I found a Terry that you may have requested, William L. Terry. I don't know if he was the infant you requested because the last digit of the date is chipped off, plus the name William wasn't requested. If William does turn out to be your infant, you delete your infant memorial and I'll transfer William to you. Heck, I am going to transfer William to you now. And you can send me a box of pop tarts.

Added by Mike on Oct 21, 2015 12:28 PM
Terra Bates/Allen Bates
You took a picture of the stone for Terra Bates #112220161. Was her husband Alan also buried there? He is listed as a Burial Unknown.
Added by Apollymi on Sep 18, 2014 9:05 AM
Stephen Crowe
Terry photos
I have photos for a William E Terry - died 192?(Infant Terry ??) Betty J Terry - died 1925 (Child Terry ??) and Randle L Terry. As I'm not sure if these are those that you have requested I have not added them to your memorials. If you would like to have the photos just let me know and I'll send them to you.
Added by Stephen Crowe on May 06, 2014 1:53 PM
Steve Burton
re Amy Swain San Luis Cemetery
There is no cooperation from the San Luis Cemetery with Find A Grave volunteers. However, according to the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society you can request a photo you are looking for by doing the following:
email to
subject line San Luis Cemetery Headstone photo
They will send you the photo as an attachment to email. They took photos of the thousands of headstones they indexed in 2009.
As a reference here is the website for the index
Best wishes.
Added by Steve Burton on Sep 13, 2013 11:52 PM
Cameo Harvey
Holbrook pics
Thank you so much for taking the time to acquire those photos for me! It is much appreciated!
Added by Cameo Harvey on Jul 29, 2013 10:40 AM
Bobbie O'Barr
RE: Callie Holbrook
The newspaper obituary showed her as "Miss Callie Holbrook." But I think the grave marker is probably more accurate so I have made the changes. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. - Bobbie
Added by Bobbie O'Barr on Jul 28, 2013 9:42 PM
Jo "West" Stallbohm
Laura Bradberry
Did I thank you for trying? I have been in the twilight zone again! Jo
Added by Jo "West" Stallbohm on Jul 18, 2013 2:33 PM
Never Forgotten©2011-2016
James A. Teasley
Thank you so much, for taking the time and trouble to post the photo. I truly appreciate it.
Added by Never Forgotten©2011-2016 on Jul 11, 2013 8:59 AM
brenda coleman
guy david rice
thank you for getting this photo for me for my family tree, i really appreciate it .
Added by brenda coleman on Jul 10, 2013 8:27 PM
Hi Shelly
It was just a short time ago that I found out my great grandfather's brother was murdered, that was Captain Dooly. I want to tell you how much I appreciate your hard work, and I have been taking pics like this for a long time so I know it IS a very big deal! Thank you thank you thank you so much for what you have done, and also, thank you for the pic of John Madden, he was great grandfather's first son, and he fills in lots of blanks...

As I said I know what a big deal it is, if I can ever assist you, please never hesitate.

Kindest regards and deepest gratitude,

Pete Cober
Added by Pete on Jul 09, 2013 10:27 PM
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