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SWVA Genealogy Searcher (#47214926)
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Bio Photo I began my genealogy researching after my father mentioned that he wanted to know what happened to one of his aunts on his father's side. He didn't know his father since he passed away in 1935 just after he was born. He didn't know a thing about his grandparents on his father's side either, so my search began. I wanted to locate information, any information that I could gather for him.

After I received marriage and death certificates for some of the relatives, names started fitting into place. I found it interesting and intriguing. The journey has taken so far 3 years and I still have a long way to go.

I am now searching for locations of graves/headstones for many of my relatives so that I can let my father know where they are resting.

I am hoping that this site can help me find the relatives long lost. Maybe some of the family headstones that I add can help others in their search, as well.

Family names include: Thompson, East, Roope, Roop, Rupe, Hudson, Wolfe, Loftis, Lewis, Wilbourne, Wilburn, Wilborn, Nance, White, Bond, and many others.

I am having difficulty in locating graves for many relatives. I know where they passed away but where they are resting is a mystery. Maybe some day they will no longer be mysteries.
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Marc Thayer, III
Stanley Hope Burnett

Hi Connie,

Thanks for the information on Stanley Hope Burnett - much appreciated!


Marc Thayer III
Added by Marc Thayer, III on Jul 30, 2014 7:46 PM
Steven Akers
Lizzie" Andrews Saunders
I am requesting management transfer she was my third great grandmother Louisa Abigail "Eliza" or "Lizzie" Andrews Saunders Memorial# 47266637 and her husband Giles Patterson Saunders Memorial# 47266622
Added by Steven Akers on Jul 25, 2014 12:46 PM
Beatrice McCall #66486447
Hi...I left an edit to add her parents.

I took a picture request for her and added the family monument, but there wasn't an individual marker...

Thanks Rose
Added by Rose on Jul 21, 2014 12:00 PM
Jackie Williams
Amanda Roop
This person is my 2nd great grandmother. For some unknown reason, picked up from the 1860 census the name of a farm laborer as the husband of Amanda. She was listed as a widow on the census, she was the wife of the late Jesse Toney, therefore her name is and always will be Amanda Jarrell Toney. I have her birth year as 1815, the day of death is correct. Jesse Toney died in 1857.
Added by Jackie Williams on Jul 11, 2014 6:37 PM
Pat Bell
James C. Alexander #79616251
This listing shows James as the son of Tobatha
Kenley and Joseph H Alexander. I am researching this family and found the below marriage record
that would indicate that these are not the parents of this James C. Alexande.

Name: James C. Alexander
Birth Date: 1846
Birthplace: , Pulaski, Va.
Age: 29
Spouse's Name:Sue J. Boyd
Spouse's Birth Date: 1845
Spouse's Birthplace: , Pulaski, Va.
Spouse's Age: 30
Event Date: 30 Dec 1875
Event Place: Pulaski, Virginia
Father's Name:J.B. Alexander
Mother's Name:V. Alexander
Spouse's Father's Name:Andrew Boyd
Spouse's Mother's Name:J. Boyd
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Marital Status: Single

This James is the son of Jabin B. Alexander.

Thank you
Added by Pat Bell on Jul 07, 2014 4:49 PM
Susan Arnold
RE: Chester Washington Arnold, Jr
Both are by the same mother. Chester's second wife was Grace Dunford. They had two sons. One son was Luther Bennett Arnold 1938-1998.

Grace was married first to Jasper McKinnley Arnold (born 1883) They had at least 7 children
Added by Susan Arnold on Jul 04, 2014 7:04 AM
Susan Arnold
RE: Chester Washington Arnold, Jr
In Mt Zion Cemetery.
Added by Susan Arnold on Jul 04, 2014 6:57 AM
Susan Arnold
RE: Chester Washington Arnold, Jr
She is buried in the Aker Cemetery in Piney with out a headstone. Chester only had 2 children with Gracie Dunford. Do you find it strange that he named 2 children the same. I sure did when I started researching.

If you are interested I will tell you what the family told me. Chester was the grandfather of my
ex husband.
Added by Susan Arnold on Jul 03, 2014 5:32 AM
Susan Arnold
Chester Washington Arnold, Jr
The mother for both Chester Washington, Jr's mother was Ollie Jane Aker Arnold. She was born March 1884 and died March 13, 1937. She was the daughter of William F Aker and Lavinia Hull. If you would like more of this info just contact me. Thanks
Added by Susan Arnold on Jul 02, 2014 2:16 PM
RE: Max Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Thanks. I believe all marked graves at Max Creek B.C. Cemetery are recorded in Find A Grave.

Best Regards, -A
Added by Anonymous on Jun 26, 2014 4:17 PM
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