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sticksandstones (#46888135)
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Bio Photo BIO: Interested in genealogy, cemetery art, historical preservation, Colonial, Civil War, and present day history of the Eastern North Carolina and South Carolina low country regions, plus visiting historically significant cemeteries in the United States. My interests have lately focused on the Baynard, Barnwell, Bailey, Burrows, Elliott, Jenkins, Mikell, Jones, Smith and Whaley families of Beaufort, Edisto Island, Charleston, Columbia, Orangeburg, Port Royal, South Carolina.

Why Sticks and Stones?

I have to take a moment to express appreciation for a book I found about year 2000 in an independent bookshop on the 2nd floor of a building in Wake Forest, North Carolina. That book was ' Sticks and Stones: Three Centuries of North Carolina Gravemarkers (Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts) by M. Ruth Little'. It spurned my interest in the historical and cultural aspects of cemeteries, and lured me into exploring the backwoods, and not so backwoods cemeteries of North Carolina and South Carolina, and eventually led me to join Find A Grave to help document and photograph stones for others to see.

I've stood in amazement looking at wooden gravemarkers over 300 years old, learned of the stone carvers trade, dominated by the Italian stone artists of Connecticut and Massachusetts, that were first imported to the south, and later done locally by stonecarvers who moved to the South. I learned about the distinct regions of distribution of peoples in NC,from many places; the Scot-Irish of the mountains, the Germans and Czechs(Moravians) of the piedmont, the English in east central NC, and the French Huegenots and Irish who settled along the coast. Many of the settlements were influenced by early Indian trade routes. I encourage you to get a copy for your taphology library.


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I will no longer do additional information/links etc from this message area... Please use the EDIT link on each memorial for that.

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Transfer requests should be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

You are free to use any of my photos for personal genealogy and family tree work. It would be much appreciated if you give credit to me as the source. Please do not use my photos for any commercial purpose without contacting me. Thanks for assistance in this request.

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Transfer requests should be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Please state your exact relationship when you contact me.

You should not ask for transfers of people whom were born and died in the 1700 time frame. MANY OTHERS MAY ALSO BE RELATED TO THESE SAME PEOPLE.

Again: Please use the edit tab on the upper right hand corner of the memorial when wanting additional information added... Please use the suggest a correction link.


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Barbara DeZuani
RE: Le Sueur Museum
I am sorry I really don't know the status of any of the museums in Le Sueur County, there is a court battle between two groups to take control of things and the battle has been going on for at least 8 yrs or more. What do you have anything about Kasota, If so I would be interested in seeing what you have. I am trying (8 years of tring) to write about about Kasota. I work Full time at Walmart and don't seem to have the time to write it. I have a lot of information but am always interested in more.
Added by Barbara DeZuani on Jan 28, 2015 3:49 PM
Janice Cathcart
Ann Whitener Sloan Cathcart
Please check the information in the flower on memorial # 66739694. I have sent an email asking you to add some info to this memorial. Thank you so much.
Added by Janice Cathcart on Jan 27, 2015 12:06 PM
Jeffrey Edwin Deyo Sr
RE: 71108050
Already done... Awaiting the posting
Added by Jeffrey Edwin Deyo Sr on Jan 22, 2015 1:55 PM
Jeffrey Edwin Deyo Sr
RE: 71108050
yes I have done that, but I am unable to link her to any of the listed. Closed is Arlene and I am looking at that as a possibility.
Added by Jeffrey Edwin Deyo Sr on Jan 22, 2015 1:52 PM
Jeffrey Edwin Deyo Sr
Hello: Do you have any information on a husband or other family members?
Thank you
Added by Jeffrey Edwin Deyo Sr on Jan 22, 2015 3:39 AM
Cora N Buck Bell Willard #71114771
Here is the info from the PA Death Certificate #69635 for Cora N Bell:

NAME: Cora N Bell
GENDER: Female
RACE: White
AGE: 73y 5m 9d
BIRTH DATE: 13 Mar 1878
BIRTH PLACE: Greenfield Township, Pennsylvania
DEATH DATE: 22 Aug 1951
DEATH PLACE: Rural, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA
FATHER NAME: William Bell
MOTHER NAME: Elizabeth Cowperthwaite

Death Certificate states that she was never married, and she was buried in Clifford Valley Cemetery, Clifford PA.

So your memorial #71114771 for Cora Willard, wife of Waldo W Willard, cannot be the daughter of Elizabeth Cowperthwaite and William Bell.

Here is Cora Buck Willard's Obit which will add additional info for you:
Schenectady NY Gazette, Friday, Feb 2, 1968

Mrs Cora Buck Willard, 87, of Arlington, Va, formerly of Schenectady, died yesterday at Arlington after a long illness. Mrs Willard was born at Coudersport, Pa. She had lived in Schenectady most" of her life until moving to Arlington four years ago. She was the widow of Waldo W Willard. A member of St Stephen's Episcopal Church. Mrs Willard was a member of its Guild and a member of DAR.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Wilfred F Skeats of Landsdown, Pa and Mrs E V Poitras of Holliston, Mass; a son Dr Eugene L Willard of Arlington. Va.

The Office for the Burial of the Dead will be read at 2 pm, Monday at St Stephen's Episcopal Church. The Rev A Perkins, Albany, will officiate. Burial will be in the Ballston Cemetery, Ballston.

Hope this gives you the additional source info that you need to make the correction.

Added by snyder_nepa on Jan 19, 2015 11:16 PM
John Anderson-Clifton Cemetery
Will check again later at Clifton Cemetery - will look near Dorothy Russ Beard Norman - just found connection to Mary Anderson. Blessings.
Added by RainbowGal on Jan 06, 2015 5:06 PM
Mary Anderson-Clifton Cemetery
I stayed a while hunting through all the sections of Clifton - did not find one Mary Anderson. Will contact my contact at Shakelford Funeral Home and see what they know - will try again later. Strange outcome with all her notoriety.
Added by RainbowGal on Jan 06, 2015 4:58 PM
Norman Dodge
RE: Bruce Foster Horton
Yo may use the photo of family purposes. please give credit to Find A Grave.
Added by Norman Dodge on Jan 04, 2015 5:29 PM
Mary Christine "Mollie" Rice Bailey
Her obit says she is buried beside two of her children who died at age 3 and 5. These graves are not in the index for this cemetery.

Yes, I am related to her. Her sister Carrie is my great grandmother. Are you also related to Mollie?

Added by Kyzyl on Jan 04, 2015 4:38 PM
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