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Deborah S (#47398351)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 12 days
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Bio Photo Native of North Carolina.
I became interested in family history in May 2010 when my mother's sister passed away. All three sisters had passed within three years! It made me realize that the older generation was leaving and if I wanted to know more about our family, I better start asking questions! I got very interested in family history and discovered that I really enjoy visiting eastern NC cemeteries, taking pictures of headstones, and figuring out who the people were and if/how they were related to me. I focus on Martin County (my dad's family) and Wilson County (my mom's family).

I am a member of the DAR. John Jackson Morgan Sr of Nash County, NC is the first Revolutionary War patriot I have been able to prove my connection to.

This hobby (obsession?) has been a real blessing in many ways. The best part is meeting relatives I never knew I had, and becoming friends with some of the most wonderful people I've ever known.

When contacting me about a memorial or photo I have added, PLEASE INCLUDE THE MEMORIAL NUMBER.
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Robert Lorick
Samuel George Saleeby
Hi Deborah, I added the below link to your Saleeby family file. Sam and his wife, Georgette, were my friends and I miss them a lot... Best Regards, Robert (Find A Grave Memorial# 100707966)
Added by Robert Lorick on Jan 22, 2017 1:15 PM
Dawn Fishburn
Hello. Regarding #35227641 Henry Short. I was wondering where this cemetery is located at. Also, if you had any other information related to this family. We found headstones for two of his children, however they are not in Oakdale cemetery as it is said for them to be. These headstones are located in Lake Waccamaw, NC. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Dawn
Added by Dawn Fishburn on Jan 22, 2017 12:38 PM
Henry Parrish Jr.
RE: Mary Oreka Parrish Peele
His mother was Elizabeth "Betsey " Scott. His wife at the time of his death was Mary Parrish but it was interesting to see that he never divorced his first wife Fannie Lucas. She is listed as a widow on the 1920 and 1930 census records when George was clearly very much alive.
Added by Henry Parrish Jr. on Jan 20, 2017 10:03 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
George Willard
Thank you so much for taking time to send very valuable information for his memorial. Sharing with others on Find A Grave makes for more information available for those still with us, and is a huge asset for generations to come. I appreciate hearing from you and thank you again.....
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Jan 09, 2017 6:14 PM
Tracie Curnell
Goody Richard Barnes
Done, thank you.
Added by Tracie Curnell on Jan 07, 2017 4:06 AM
Stotts and Webb memorials
Thank you for the information on the Stott children. I have edited their memorials so that the dates and names match the stones. I also added a note that has the dates from the death certificates. I talked with a family member that recalled the fire but had no record of the dates. Also, thank you for all the good work that you have done on this site. I am particularly glad that you have taken on the job/hobby of documenting the Maplewood Cemetery. I truly appreciate that you take the time to not only create memorials but that you also take the time to photograph and to research these memorials. Your good work as "improved" memorials in hundreds of cemeteries in NC and throughout the country.
Added by Anonymous on Jan 04, 2017 3:00 PM
Howard Barnes
Thank you for the added photo to honor this veteran. Kay
Added by epitaph72 on Jan 03, 2017 8:13 PM
Tracie Curnell
Richard Jackson Barnes ? Goody
Don't know, it was recently transferred to me. I removed it till I get a chance to look closer.
Added by Tracie Curnell on Jan 02, 2017 5:45 PM
Garland Lucas
RE: Maplewood burials
Evergreen would be awesome. I have many relatives there and have created some memorials and taken pictures myself. I think it's about 50-60 % done.
Kenly Cemetery would be great, not very large.
Selfishly I'd like someone to do Willow Dale and Wayne Memorial Park in Goldsboro. But there are not many Deborahs around.

One more acknowledgment on the Maplewood project.
My church has recently celebrated its centennial. As historian, I've developed a virtual cemetery via Find a Grave for only those who have attended and pastored there. Many of these are interred at Maplewood, including some for whom memorials have yet to be created. Thank you again.
Added by Garland Lucas on Jan 02, 2017 8:50 AM
Garland Lucas
RE: Maplewood burials
One more thing.
Do you have any future cemetery projects in the area?
Added by Garland Lucas on Jan 01, 2017 6:01 PM
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