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Michael Helms (#46548770)
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Bio Photo I am a historian, genealogist and cemetery buff living in Raleigh, North Carolina.

My personal genealogical interests are mostly in the Philadelphia area; surnames include Helms, Colflesh, Schick, Henry, Pile, Harned, Stroup and Mowday.

I am also researching my family in northwest Pennsylvania; surnames here include Monago, Monaco, Leone, Monti and Saplesa.

My academic research focuses on a number of prominant reconstruction-era families in the Alamance County area including Long, Wood and Albright. I'm also deeply involved in research about the Rollin White family in Massachusetts.

I do a lot of "row mowing" with my camera and I'm happy to transfer ownership of a memorial to friends and family of the deceased.
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Stephen Keefe
Thanks very much!
Thanks for posting the great photos of John and Flora (Hicks) Graham's gravestones at Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery. Also, thanks for creating a memorial for Flora Graham. I really appreciate it. Steve Keefe
Added by Stephen Keefe on Oct 22, 2014 8:07 PM
Preston Wright
RE: Elijah Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
The Facebook group is Franklin Granville Vance Warren Genealogy.
Added by Preston Wright on Sep 05, 2014 8:06 AM
Preston Wright
Try this
Franklin, Granville, Vance & Warren counties
Added by Preston Wright on Sep 05, 2014 8:01 AM
Preston Wright

Not sure this will work. You will also see the original poster there.
Added by Preston Wright on Sep 05, 2014 8:00 AM
Preston Wright
Broken Headstones found
Someone found two broken Tombstones beside the road of African American WW2 Veterans. I did a little research and they may have come from Elijah Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Person county. I saw this come by one of my Facebook Genealogical pages and started to research them a few minutes ago. If you are on Facebook I can direct you to the page or give you further info if you are interested in taking a glimpse to see if they came from same cemetery. It's a shame for them to be missing their headstone.

Find a Grave contributor #47242533
Added by Preston Wright on Sep 05, 2014 7:41 AM
Elizabeth Ewing
Addition of Johnnie D Dew's parents
If you need supporting documentation, I can provide it.
Added by Elizabeth Ewing on Aug 02, 2014 11:58 PM
Swanson/Gupton Cemetery, Franklin Co
Could you give me directions as to where this cemetery is located in Franklin Co. I have friends with ancestors buried there and they have not been able to locate it. I also have both names in my family tree.

Added by JDAVIS on May 04, 2014 9:19 AM
Sarah Harned
Another for ya
Added by ProgBase on Mar 26, 2014 7:24 AM
Jacob Harned
All yours
Added by ProgBase on Mar 26, 2014 7:23 AM
Cheryl Justice
RE: Lawson Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery
Hi Michael,

Thank you for the photo of George Arnold Gentry. I hope you might be able to us with some other photos in the future. We appreciate your help and all you do on Find A Grave!

Added by Cheryl Justice on Jan 10, 2014 7:57 AM
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