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Sharon F. Corey (#46867193)
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Bio Photo I have been a genealogist for 22 years now. I love local and family history, cemeteries and helping others locate information about their family history. I helped organize the genealogy society in Chesterfield County in 1998 with the main goal in mind that the future members would help clean and care for the abandoned cemeteries there. We cleaned a couple in the beginning and then we became so preoccupied with the duties and responsibilities of the society that we did not have time for the original goal. Go figure!

I continued to be concerned about the preservation of the markers that do still exist in Chesterfield County and knew that I could never take care of all of them myself. Then I found out about Find A Grave through a friend, Jim Rogers, of Florida. Now my goal is to focus my efforts of preserving gravestones AND helping others locate their family burial grounds by photographing as many tombstones as possible and adding them to this website. If you find mistakes in the gravestone information that I have submitted, PLEASE let me know, so that I can make the necessary corrections.

If anyone would like to capture and use my church, cemetery or gravestone photos for ancestral research purposes, that is fine with me.

I have never cleaned a gravestone. I have only cleared my own family cemeteries of excess vegetation and debris. Also, I have NEVER used chalk, shaving cream, flour, baby powder or any other substance to mark or improve the ability to read a gravestone NOR do I approve of any of these measures. I simply photograph gravestones, usually of entire cemeteries, then enter them into the Find A Grave database. In some cases I will try to do a simple search for more information if this is lacking. I do not feel obligated to research the individuals entirely as this should be something for the family of the individuals to do. I simply wish to preserve the cemeteries and gravestones by photographing them as they are and entering them into the Find A Grave database. I do more extensive research on my own family lines, but I enter that informaton into databases created specifically for family research. I also do not feel obligated to flower each and every memorial I create as I firmly believe that caring enough to take the time and other necessary resources to create the memorial is what matters the most.

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Jerry Jackson
Please add Bill's mama and daddy, Lonnie J. and Pauline Jackson are his folks.
They both are on hear.
let me know if you cannot find them
Added by Jerry Jackson on Aug 12, 2015 9:11 PM
RE: Nancy Copeland Thurman
I could not tell if you had received my earlier message or not. BUT I was wondering if you know who her parents were or not. I am descended through Rosanna Thurman > Nancy Gainey > THomas Hancock. Hope to hear from you soon.

Added by Gerald on Aug 08, 2015 1:39 PM
RE: Nancy Copeland Thurman
Do you know who her parents were? I see someone on ancestry listed Ripley Copeland as her father, but his will lists a Nancy Lewis as his (Ripley Copeland's)daughter. I am related through Roseanna Thurman Gainey > Nancy Jane Gainey Hancock.
Added by Gerald on Aug 04, 2015 8:29 AM
Nancy Copeland Thurman
Sharon, Are you a descendant of Nancy Copeland Thurman?
Added by Gerald on Aug 04, 2015 7:14 AM
Harden transfer
Thank you so much i will let you know when I add a bio. You are a generous contributor, and I hope we can work together again.
Added by Anna on Jul 31, 2015 6:30 PM
RE: PFC Eldred Harden Burch
Sharon, I would NEVER delete a legitimate, non duplicate memorial! Plus, none of us can delete a memorial that has been transferred to us, Find A Grave fixed that. Nor will I delete any info on it, you have my word on it.
Added by Anna on Jul 31, 2015 2:59 PM
Davis Memorials
Thank you so much for sponsoring the Davis memorials.
Added by Julious on Jul 04, 2015 8:48 PM
RE: Sarah A. Timmons Beeson
Anytime. It gets a bit confusing now that Ancestry has two entries for everyone on Find A Grave. Most times it's the same memorial, but other times they are different. I've started trying to check both out to see if they are the same. That's how I noticed the duplication. Thanks for all your efforts!
Added by ChezaRayne on Apr 10, 2015 1:32 PM
Memorial #22540013
Hi. This memorial for Sarah Ann Timmons is duplicated at Memorial #14573892. It seems there is a confusion concerning the names. Yours reads Sarah A. B. Timmons, while it should read Sarah Ann Timmons Beeson as it does on #14573892. I think the other has more info, while yours has an extra picture.
Thanks, Cheza
Added by ChezaRayne on Apr 10, 2015 12:01 AM
RE: Transfers
I did not know that but I will remember for the future. Thank you
Added by Cindy on Nov 14, 2014 12:38 PM
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