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Kent (#47846556)
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Bio Photo Basic edits can be accomplished through the edit tab in the upper right hand corner of memorials.

There are approximately 201 burial sites in Highland County, Virginia. Four of those the current landowners have refused access to the graves. Robert & Emma Matheny documented many of the 201 cemeteries in their 1986 book Vital Records of Highland County, Va. As of December 2015 I have visited 167, concentrating on the small family cemeteries. Sometimes the Matheny's left out directions or listed land marks or land owners that are no longer relevant. Making the task of finding all the cemeteries a challenge. Many of the family burying grounds are in remote areas requiring a hike to reach them. Many have been abandoned & it takes some time to clear away brush in order to take good photographs.

There are over 490 cemeteries in Pendleton County, WV. Documenting those grave yards is ongoing.

I use a variety of sources to supply information for the graves I list. I attempt to add more than just dates and places. References that I use are Vital Records of Highland County Virginia by the Mathneys (They traipsed all over Highland from the late 1950's - 1983 transcribing many of the headstones in the county) Highland County Death Records 1853-1898 by Clay Hamilton. Pendleton County WV Grave Register. Other sources include 1910 Mortons History of Highland County & 1911 History of Pendleton County. Various family histories. Early issues of The Highland Recorder. Over the years I have complied information on graves (some unmarked) from the elder residents of Highland & Pendleton.

By November 2011 I had placed 1,000 names into the system, that seemed a lot at the time. As I had only intended to work on Surnames related to my family tree. Since then I hit 3,000 in October 2013. March 2014 4,000. As of July 2014 I surpassed 5,000 names.
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Sammie Wade
93987193 Sgt. William W. Benson
I am sure this is the same Sgt. Benson who took a letter from my great great grandfather Philip Pendleton Lewis back to my great great grandmother after the Civil War. I posted a typed copy of the letter on Philip Lewis's findagrave site. You may read it on the site or I will email it to you.

Sgt. Benson must have been a wonderful person. Philip Lewis died in prison at Rock Island, Illinois. But for Sgt. Benson's kindness, my family might never have known what happened.
Added by Sammie Wade on Apr 25, 2016 7:26 AM
bbranch
Davis, Northen & Sullenberger Memorials
Thank you for all their memorial pages and photos. We wanted to ask if you are related to them, or if from your research in the Monterey Cemetery? Also, we would like to ask your permission to use their photos in our family tree. Thank you again, for all your research and dedication!
Added by bbranch on Apr 09, 2016 1:16 PM
Leon Armentrout
Olen Simmons
Kent,

My bad! I meant to say "Olen Simmons". He is buried in the Wagoner Cemetery #15 in Pendleton County, WV.

Leon
Added by Leon Armentrout on Mar 30, 2016 9:02 PM
Leon Armentrout
Olen Pritt's tombstone
Hello Kent,
I am preparing a biography for Olen Pritt to be posted on the West Virginia Archives and History Veterans Memorial website. I would like your permission to use the photo which you posted on his Findagrave file, and I will credit you with the photo.

Leon R. Armentrout
larmentrout@cfl.rr.com
Added by Leon Armentrout on Mar 30, 2016 3:49 PM
Shanna (Flaherty) Pierce
Elizabeth Matheny
Thanks so much for the burial location. I have changed it on her memorial.
Added by Shanna (Flaherty) Pierce on Mar 09, 2016 6:48 PM
Ann Harman Thomas
Photos
Great photos and we thank you for your many hours of working for Find A Grave.

Ann Harman Thomas 47559404
Added by Ann Harman Thomas on Feb 27, 2016 10:05 AM
Richard Parker
J. robert Beath
Kent,

The J. Robert Beath that was an overseer of the poor was probably James Robert Beath, son of James M. and Margaret (Hicklin) Beath's son.

The first Beathes in Augusta County, Virginia were Joseph and his brother, Robert. So the names of Joseph and Robert, along with, James and John are very common in the Beathe family.

Richard
Added by Richard Parker on Feb 26, 2016 10:17 AM
Richard Parker
RE: Eliza Beathe -- Beathe Cemetery
Kent,
Thank for your comments. Greatly appreciated.

Richard
Added by Richard Parker on Feb 25, 2016 11:13 AM
Sonja Cunningham
Armstrong
My brother, James H Armstrong worked with you on genealogy. I have found a problem you may be able to help me with. There is an issue between Samuel Eli, his father John and his father Robert. Do you have any records verifying the relationship? I would appreciate hearing from you.
Added by Sonja Cunningham on Feb 24, 2016 10:05 AM
Richard Parker
James M. Beathe - Beathe Cemetery.
Kent,

I have requested James to be linked to his parents James and Mary Beathe through the white edit tab. I'm trying to get my great grandfather, Robert Crawford Beathe's siblings linked to their parents. It appears he has at least two brothers (Samuel P. and James M) and a sister (Eliza) in the Beathe Cemetery.

Now for my next question. Do you know or suspect that there might be more Beathes buried there that are uncounted for? The reason I asked, I have three (Andrew Jackson, Joseph Aaron and Francis "Fanny") who would have been buried under the Beathe name uncounted for. I'm thinking that they might be buried in the Beathe Cemetery also.

Your thoughts would be much appreciated.

Richard
Added by Richard Parker on Feb 24, 2016 9:11 AM
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