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imatarheel (#47120798)
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Bio Photo The attached photo is from 411 N. Wilmington St. Raleigh NC, my mother's childhood home. A home which no longer exists along with many others in the surrounding area between Peace College and the State Capitol.

I have a interest in Wake Co genealogy researching primarily family connections here for the last 5 years. My surnames include Carver, Gill, John Davis d Aug 1829, Dunn, High, Horn, Moring,and Taylor(Nash Co) maternal line.

Surnames in Rockingham and Caswell Co include Alcorn AKA Alcon,Betts,Fitzgerald,Mills,Nunnally,Powell,Robertson,Stubblefield paternal line and so many more families with ties to these counties and beyond.

A resident of Somerset Co, NJ for 28 years.

I've posted many photos from the NC yearbook collection which are available on at line at The vast majority of photos I have used are from 1930 and earlier yearbooks. After contacting several schools over the use of these photos and copyright law, I have been told as long as I'm not profiting from them and have listed the source, I'm in compliance with the law under the guideline of fair use. As of early 2012 and ancestry including yearbooks on their website, the issue of photos and copyright issues would appear to be a mute point. If a family member wishes me to remove any photo I have posted, just let me know.

Most memorials I have added are to Oakwood & Montlawn. Genealogy is my first love. I enjoy finding the elusive badly transcribed records that help document a family. I think the 1940 Wake census on ancestry may be the worst yet. As of January 2016, I can identify 5900+ individuals in my extended tree that are buried at Oakwood, 3800+ at Montlawn with a total database of 87,500+. Any memorial I add will based on a combination of death, census and Oakwood records. The memorial's and photo's I add are done so with much respect to that individual, their family and the history of North Carolina. I try to link memorials or add other details that may be useful to someone's research. The majority of the memorials will be part of my Wake County "Six Degrees of Separation" Tree. Visits to Oakwood in Aug 2012, Aug 2013 & Aug 2015 to take photos.

My findagrave wish list would be a paper scroll symbol to signify there is a paper document which would leave the portrait symbol for actual pictures of people.

I do like to link and if I have not, it is just an oversight on my part. Thanks to all that help with my suggestions/requests and the new edit feature which makes that so much easier now.

My memorials are frequently revisited and updated especially since finding additional records at which ancestry does not have. These records are available to all researchers. Their records include death certificates 1931-1994 and a marriage collection thru 1979. May I respectfully suggest, anyone posting current deaths without a birthdate revisit your memorials and get the birthdate from the social security index which is also available on

PLEASE refrain from death certficates on my memorials. It should not be necessary in most cases.

If you add an obituary clipping to any of my memorial's, please let me know. It may contain information I do not have.

MAR 2015-I'm now using News Bank to further my research. They have obituaries from the News & Observer starting @ 1991. I have been able to access this online thru my library. Other NC papers are also available.

OCTOBER 2015-This month Family updated one of their NC marriage collection records. You can now view the document & many will include the parents names. These new documents will be invaluable to many researchers.
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Requested links for Harvey Rogers
Before i add them do you know the correct spelling of his mother's name, Allaine or Alline? Or something else?

Added by MJD on Jan 25, 2016 8:50 AM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Willie Woolard
Hi there friend :)
Thank you again for always being such a good correspondent when it comes to adding new information to memorials. You are the best!! This is great information and will certainly help future generations as well.

Hope you don't get snowed in with the huge storm headed your way!! Thanks again, I always appreciate hearing from you.

Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Jan 21, 2016 4:05 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Hi Friend,

Thanks so much for sending additional information for the memorial. As always, you send information which will be invaluable for future generations. You already know how I appreciate you! I'll say it again .... Thank You my friend !!

Karen :)
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Jan 12, 2016 12:43 PM
Laurie Propps
RE: Frances Stephenson Moody
I am sad to say he had a large skeleton in his closet. As he was married to both women at the same time.
Added by Laurie Propps on Dec 21, 2015 12:03 PM
Luther Rice Mills
Please e-mail me IF YOU are related to
Luther Mills

I have a lot of information on his family
Added by GINGER GENTRY on Nov 09, 2015 6:22 PM
Pat West
RE: Bratton family images
Thank you so much! I found the image and it is large enough. Also found more useful information about the Brattons. Once again, greatly appreciated.
Added by Pat West on Nov 07, 2015 8:05 AM
Pat West
Mrs. Theodore DuBose Bratton (PS)
If it would be easier, you could contact me privately at my gmail address:

Added by Pat West on Nov 06, 2015 3:29 PM
Pat West
Mrs. Theodore DuBose Bratton image
Hi! I am writing a book about some of the Brattons from South Carolina and have been looking for a photo of Lucy Beverly Randolph Bratton, wife of Bishop Theodore DuBose Bratton. Love your image with Lucy and one of her children. Would you allow me to consider using this in the book? It would need to be at least 300ppi, a high enough resolution for printing. Also - Do you know who the baby in the picture is?

Added by Pat West on Nov 06, 2015 3:27 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Dorothy Morris
Thanks again my friend for sending important information to add to the memorial. You know how I appreciate everything you do .......

Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Nov 05, 2015 11:42 AM
B Heart
RE: Morris Bernstein
Hello! Re:#104059621

These are family members,and I submitted an edit to add his Mother, mem#114680050.

Recently I updated the Mother's memorial and noticed that her son is not appearing on her page; therefore, I sent a request to accomplish this.

The Father's name is correct of course, and I made no suggestion to change it. I'm not certain what the confusion is. The Grandfather shares the same name,so #104059621 would be Morris,II. This may or may not have been suggested.

Thank you for helping me with this and for all you do to assist families in honoring loved ones.

Added by B Heart on Oct 29, 2015 7:16 PM
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