|Sharon F. Corey (#46867193)|
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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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|Ed Hightower||Aaron Copeland d. 1832 Wayfare|
I hope no one will actually waste the time and money to make a trip to Wayfare in search of this grave. While Wayfare is one of the older Church and cemetery sites in this area you can see by viewing the Find A Grave site people still have not learned that many original interments there have been lost. With all due respect there are several factors at work here which make it extremely unlikely a marked grave for Aaron Copeland will be found at Wayfare. 1. Wayfare was constituted in 1847. While there were church services at some structure nea the current site about ten years or so prior anything that happened there in 1832 has been gone for a long time. 2. Lowndes County was not created until 1825, the part of Echols where Wayfare sits was originally Lowndes County. In 1832 the entire area of then Lowndes County was the frontier, the native Americans were still in the area, there was not one saw mill. the Courthouse itself was only a whole log one room structure. Any grave markers would have at best been a pile of stones or wooden. 3. If a later more modern monument for Aaron Copeland had been erected it would likely still be there. Wayfare is a well managed cemetery. 4. There is some research that indicates Aaron Copeland did not die in Lowndes County.
While I also like to know the burial sites of my ancestors or genealogically important persons related to them sometimes they just are not there. Finding the grave of someone who died in the Lowndes County area in 1832 unless the original site was known by family and marked later is an exercise in futility. If a marked grave for Aaron Copeland has not been found to date I would suggest those South Carolina researchers stop looking and go ahead and erect a memorial for him at the closet point where their best and most reliable research indicates.
|Ann Parkinson||Patrick Teacy|
THANK YOU for sponsoring his memorial page! How very kind you are! Looking forward to working with you more and more :)) Blessings~
|Ann Parkinson||Treacy at Old St David's|
I am overwhelmed with your kindness! Thank you for the transfers. I am so very appreciative. Blessings to you for your volunteering to help others.
Atascocita-Kingwood Genealogical Society
Member, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, UDC
Member, National Society of Southern Dames
Member, Southern Genealogists' Exchange Society
4th Generation Floridian
"Genealogy detective on the loose!"
|CarolinaGuy||Find A Grave Memorial# 18956259|
Would you Connect Find A Grave Memorial# 18956259 (Frances D. Rhynes) as wife of Robert Mitchell Rhynes - Find A Grave Memorial# 18956266.
|Mary Brennan||RE: Richardson's at Prince Frederick, Georgetown, SC|
Yes that would be great. I have many family members buried there
|Mary Brennan||Richardson's at Prince Frederick,Georgetown,SC|
Could you please connect John Richardson ,#25843246 with his wife, Sallie Mazyck Richardson,#25843301 and his children, John Richardson,Jr. #25834731 and Ann Taylor Richardson #25855067. They are distant cousins of mine.
|Jo Church Dickerson||On behalf of Mom.|
On behalf of Mom (Marie Gulledge Wiggins) and everyone who may look at her memorial page: Thank you! I had never seen a page without the ads before. Amazing the difference.
Such a kind thing for you to do, Sharon.
|iva davis||Beaver family|
Hello. i moved to this area one year ago.buyin a home. I was out walking my dog on a winter day. seen the grave stone on the hill. in summer its all covered. i always been a history buff and visted old graves. I was so excited when i found these graves not one thousand feet from my house. i googled john beavers name and found this site. thank you i will maintain it and care for it and even hang a rebel flag. thank you Ivy davis
|Emily E. Farley Smith||RE: Thank you!|
You're welcome. I really believe people don't realize the damage such measures cause to the stones. I hope I was tactful. I didn't want to come across as being heavy-handed or over-bearing. Let's hope she takes it well and does the right thing.
p.s., I used to live in Charleston (Mt. Pleasant), my youngest was born there and I do miss it.
Take care & happy graving,
|Elwood Morgan||RE: Nancy Lucinda Sinclair Redfearn|
Hi Sharon, I would love to manage Nancy's Find A Grave. She is my GGG Grandmother. I have been seeking my heritage where ever they are and was very pleased to find Thomas and Nancy. I like to sponsor all my family. Haven't found any of the Sinclair family yet but I keep looking. Thanks for all the entries into Find A Grave. I know how much time it takes to do it right.
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