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John Burgess (#47495171)
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Bio Photo I have been involved in genealogy research on my family tree for many years. I gathered a lot of information from visiting cemeteries and found Find A Grave a great place to share. I finally realized that I was visiting cemeteries multiple times because of new discoveries. That is when I decided to map entire cemeteries by photographing all readable markers and providing links to families if possible. The cemeteries that are listed below have been completely photographed and uploaded in 2011-2013.

Anderson County, South Carolina:
Barkers Creek Baptist, Honea Path
Beaverdam Baptist, Williamston
Belton Cemetery, Belton
Cedar Grove Baptist, Belton
Cedar Grove Methodist, Townville
Mountain Springs Baptist, Piedmont
Nichols Family Cemetery, Belton
Pendleton Presbyterian, Pendleton
Smith Chapel, Townville
Townville Baptist, Townville
Union Grove Methodist, Belton
Zion Methodist, Anderson

Abbeville County, South Carolina:
Lindsay Cemetery, Due West
Little River Baptist, Level Land

Laurens County, South Carolina:
Allen Family Cemetery, Laurens

Oconee County, South Carolina:
Duke Cemetery, Westminster
First Baptist Church, Walhalla
Flat Rock Baptist, Walhalla
Old Madison Baptist, Westminister
Poole Cemetery, Westminster
Pitts Family Cemetery, Westminster
Saint Mark Baptist, Westminister
Toxaway Baptist, Westminster
Tugaloo Presbyterian, Westminister
Tugaloo Baptist Church, Westminister

Pickens County, South Carolina:
Mt. Airy Baptist, Easley
Woodland Cemetery, Clemson

Swain County, North Carolina:
Truitt Cemetery

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Karyn Buckner Garvin
RE: surname
Unfortunately it does interfere with the by-maiden name search, unless the person searching knows to check both the boxes for maiden name AND to do a PARTIAL name search.

Knowing we are discussing Mattie Satterfield Kay Galloway, I just tried to search for her memorial.

I searched site wide with Mattie as first name and Satterfield as maiden name (by checking the box next to "include maiden name in my search") - it did NOT return this woman in the search.

It was only found when I checked both the maiden name AND the partial name boxes:

Because of the way her headstone is listed, both of her married names would go in the surname field, unhyphenated - not ideal in this case but it follows what the site asks us to do - but there's never an instance where a married name goes in the maiden name field.

I hope you will reconsider and list the entry by the established naming conventions.
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Mar 28, 2015 5:11 PM
Eleanor Morrison Lawson
Photos of markers
John first of all let me say that what you are doing and have done for Find A Grave is greatly appreciated. For many years I was able and did visit and photo grave markers of my own family.
At the time, I did not realize how many of those same graves I saw were really extended families.
Now I am unable to go to the cemeteries and Find A Grave is such a great source of comfort to me. I can still feel through it that I have seen the graves. Thank you for your time and effort. Would it be all right with you if I make copies and attach them to my family files on Ancesty and Family TreeMaker? I am in the process of putting as much of my extended family on Ancestry so that all of my families now and future will have access to these records. Our heritage IS IMPORTANT.
Thank you,
Eleanor Morrison Lawson (
Added by Eleanor Morrison Lawson on Mar 09, 2015 4:46 PM
Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
Meredith Hunt Brock # 89862246
Please state in your bio if Find A Grave members can use your headstone photos of their family. Really would like to know it is OK without having to bother you each time. Thank you for all you've done to help those family members who do not live in the area or haven't been able to find their family member's resting place.
Added by Janice (O'Bryan) Byington on Feb 24, 2015 11:37 AM
Ramona Joiner Carney
Margaret Elizabeth Gaillard #82242213
Hello John:

There is a discrepancy of name for this person. I see that her head stone has Margaret E. Gaillard, but her death certificate has Margaret Ann. I don't know which one is correct - probably both.

Her state file number is 60 010022 with the state of South Carolina Vital Records.

Just wanted to mention this to you.

Ramona Joiner Carney
Added by Ramona Joiner Carney on Feb 09, 2015 9:15 AM
Mike Huffstetler
RE: Charles and Sadie Werner
You are welcome It was a pleasure to fulfill your request
Added by Mike Huffstetler on Feb 07, 2015 1:04 PM
Stefanie Sizemore Vandiver
Belton Cemetary
Do you know if there is a memorial for Charles Sizemore at the Belton Cementary? His mother, Mary Cason Sizemore is buried there. She also had several still births or infants that died shortly after that birth that should be there.

Charles was the only child that survived to adulthood. When he died, his body was donated to science. But, we have heard there is a memorial to him somewhere.

Thank you,

Stefanie Sizemore Vandiver
Added by Stefanie Sizemore Vandive... on Nov 14, 2014 1:25 PM
sl kelly
Thanks :-)
Thanks for adding the photo to Jack Leo Hunt's memorial.
Added by sl kelly on Oct 06, 2014 12:24 AM
David Campbell in Belton cemetery
Thanks for looking. I placed your note on his memorial.
Added by Anna on Sep 23, 2014 10:05 PM
Donna Sikes Holley
Foster Smith
Thanks for searching for grave marker for Foster Smith at Belton. Would you kindly add a note that grave is unmarked to the memorial? I'm afraid I may ask for a photo again in the future when going over missing markers for the Smith family. Thank you!
Added by Donna Sikes Holley on Sep 23, 2014 8:26 PM
RE: Gambrell Bible

Added by GPSP on Sep 21, 2014 5:56 PM
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