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Donna Sutphin Armentrout (#47017964)
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Bio Photo DUE To a Health issue, I am running behind on catching up on emails and corrections...Please be patient

**** NEWS ALERT****
I have Many Relatives, Close and Distant Whose graves were NOT marked due to no funds (1600's- present )or so long ago that the stones have deteriorated into the earth

Family Traditions and Family Bibles and Death Records Let many of us know where they rest. So just because there is no stone does that mean they Shouldn't be included in family lines?

Come on people a true Genealogist digs to find the lines...and doesn't jump over those very important limbs of many trees just because there is no marker to prove that they lay X <-- here.

Find A Grave gives us an "Unknown" choice for burials or cremations, etc. and if it's a known fact that these people are dead, and they will most likely never be officially linked to any particular burial place, they also have a right to be remembered and to be linked to their other family members.
I will gladly link those who have an unknown status.
That can easily be changed if they are proved to be in any particular place.

I have been an avid cemetery hunter for at least 35+ years, My Mom had us (her children) off gallivanting cemeteries when she started researching my fathers Sutphin clan in the 70's

While growing up many a weekend was spent looking for long lost graveyards and feeling the excitement of finding the final resting place of our relatives..
All of her children when traveling still go through the local phone books for any Sutphin

What Mom instilled into us is a gift in my remember and honor those before us and never forget where we came from.

Thank you Mom for being my inspiration and my hero, Without your Love, Support, knowledge and patience of my endless supply of question and your roomfull of notebooks and your years of listening to the family histories told to you by so many this Crazy journey would not be possible.

My Lines of research are are Sutphin, Gilmore, Glick, Goads, Nesters, McPeak and all related families in my Beautiful part of Southwest Virginia

My husbands family lines are Armentrout, Argenbright, Blackwell Burns, McGown and Tylers of Rockbridge County Va. and surrounding counties

I happily accept any help ,corrections, new Friends and family members.

We are all on the same quest of finding our forefathers and our kin :)

A lot of the pictures I have posted are newer graves,when I cemetery hunt, I take pictures of all the stones and resting places new and old, that time or weather will allow I never wish to upset any of the families..I simply am trying to save some steps for future genealogist and maybe allow a family member far away to see a picture of their kins final resting place.

Many of the stones I attempt to photo document need a little enhancement to read the names and dates..due to the controversy of shaving creams,chalk and other sources..I use Herbal Choice, an all natural shave cream.

Special thanks to my Find A Grave mates Rita McKale, Ron Stewart, Victoria True, Denise Horton , Rich Kreiss for Your help being a sounding board when I'm frustrated and when I am stuck in a "That can't be right" moments.

A Thank You for his help and patience goes to my Friend Michael Nestor as I attempt to figure out the Goads and Nesters that touch so many of the family lines in My part of Southwest Va.

Thanks goes to my partner in Crime ,My Snake & spider killer ,Bee and Black Bear chaser offer.
My Hubby :)

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RE: john william mayo
Thank you for your nice to be able to get help... we were told that the Johns second wife bessie put wrong birth date on death certificate but im still not quite convinced we have found our right john william mayo..Thank you!
Added by kmayo on Jul 21, 2016 6:53 PM
Tombstone Girl
Use of pictures
Hi Donna,
My granddaughter and genealogy partner is taking a 4-H genealogy project. She had the best project in our county and is now moving to the Ohio State Fair.
And she would like to know if she can add some of your pictures to her project. The pictures will not be used for anything else and will be given credit.
Thanks, Terri & Courtney
Added by Tombstone Girl on Jul 21, 2016 1:25 PM
john william mayo
've been searching for any information on my fathers grandfather-John william mayo born april 5 1879 in looking at his wwII registration card the "name and address of person who will always know your addrss" box was filled in with IG Vass from waynesboro VA. I have no parents for him hence my struggle to find anything on him since there are so many John mayos...I wonder if his mother remarried immer vass or if some other connection? hoping you have heard of our ancestor...he was married to rosa ellen bush they had three daughters ruby, margaret and lucy and my great grandfather john. I know this is long sorry! And thank you!
Added by kmayo on Jul 16, 2016 8:00 AM
Roxanne Fouche
RE: Roy B. Sizemore
Perfect! Thank you. Hope you are feeling better.
Added by Roxanne Fouche on Jul 03, 2016 3:36 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
George Washington Baker #122951718
Thank you for accepting the edit for the memorial of George Washington Baker #122951718

I appreciate all the other edits you accept, as well, even though I don't reply to each one.

Happy 4th of July!
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Jul 02, 2016 9:05 AM
John Whitt
RE: Elijah Ogle

What has happened with getting Elijah Ogle Cemetery location listed?
Added by John Whitt on Jun 06, 2016 7:07 PM
Mary Hylton Johnson
Emazetta Hylton was married to a Sutphin and I see you have them posted. Thank you so much for doing this. I think we are kin! Are you on Ancestry and have you had your DNA tested?

Mary Hylton Johnson
Retired Spanish Teacher
Lutz, Fl
Added by Mary Hylton Johnson on May 13, 2016 1:15 PM
Mary Hylton Johnson
Emazetta Hylton was married to a Sutphin and I see you have them posted. Thank you so much for doing this. I think we are kin! Are you on Ancestry and have you had your DNA tested?

Mary Hylton Johnson
Retired Spanish Teacher
Lutz, Fl
Added by Mary Hylton Johnson on May 13, 2016 1:14 PM
Cissy Kirton
Catherine Yates Ayers
Hi...thanks for posting this pic! Is this the Catherine that has a middle name or previous marriage name of Abshire? Catherine's son, Joel, is my 2g-grandfather. I would appreciate any help you might be able to give. Thanks so much!

F.Ayers Kirton
Added by Cissy Kirton on Apr 27, 2016 8:31 AM
💞Deborah Zimmerman McCoy💞
Hash Family
Thank you SO very much for the transfers. I have updated them all, even had a photo for Prince Ella. I am still waiting to hear from Leslie...

Again thank you, thank you, thank you.

Added by 💞Deborah Zimmerma... on Mar 28, 2016 4:58 PM
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