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Brenda Kale Ballard (#47147620)
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Bio Photo My name is Brenda Kale Ballard and I started researching my ancestry after my father passed away in 2008. I am very interested in genealogy and am currently in the process of constructing a family tree.

Please feel free to use any pictures of tombstones that I added to Find A Grave which were taken by me. I feel that if the information provided can help someone find their "roots" it is well worth the effort of uploading the pictures.

If you find errors or duplicates of my memorials, please click on the "Edit" tab on the memorial. Then click on the "Suggest a correction" link on the Edit page. Follow the instructions to submit your correction. If you choose to leave a request for correction or transfer directly on my contributor page, be sure to include the memorial ID # of the memorial to be updated and your contributor ID # if you are requesting a transfer. I will gladly transfer a memorial to immediate family members only. At the time of the request, please identify your relationship with the person you want transferred to you. Many of the memorials I create are people who are either in my husband's tree or mine. Therefore, if you request one of those memorials, I will not be able to accommodate you.

My husband and I love to photograph cemeteries in both Cabarrus and Stanly Counties. Thus far, in Cabarrus County, we have photographed all of Cold Springs United Methodist Church, Saint Martin Lutheran Church, Saint Paul United Methodist , Furr Family Cemetery, Paul Furr Family Graveyard, John Reed Cemetery, and Tucker Cemetery. In Stanly County, we photographed all of Loves Chapel & Loves Grove Methodist Churches, Oakboro Cemetery, Mission Baptist Church, Flat Rock Lutheran Church, and Locust Presbyterian. We love to document the final resting places of those who came before us and hope that this will help others in their ancestry search.

I am a retired teacher who taught school for 30 years in three counties in North Carolina. I earned a BA in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Arts and a Masters of Education (MED) degree. I also earned my National Board Certification in 2001 as a Middle Childhood Generalist.

I am learning that genealogy can be quite addictive!

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david sloan
William H Ramsey #21902850 and family

Thank you so much for your help in getting my Great Grandfather and family transferred to me.

David Sloan
Added by david sloan on Oct 22, 2016 11:55 AM
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Wm H. Ramsey #21902850
Please transfer Maintenance of the above to me. He was my Great Grandfather.

David Sloan #46578715
Added by david sloan on Oct 16, 2016 11:36 AM
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William H Harris #21902748
Please Transfer Maintenance of #21902748 to me: Contributor #46578715. He was my Maternal Uncle.

David Sloan
Added by david sloan on Oct 15, 2016 6:54 PM
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RE: Tobias Peninger
I'm sorry, I was headed out of town when I sent the message. The article is 'Bethel Dispute Led to Killing of York County Officer 98 Years Ago'
Added by Record Keeper on Oct 01, 2016 3:33 PM
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Tobias Peninger
Read the story in todays Rock Hill Herald about T.R Peninger. I saw that you have him on Ancestry. Maybe you can help.
Karen Williams
Added by Record Keeper on Oct 01, 2016 2:07 AM
RE: Ethel Gillespie
Oops, my face is red...normally I check the cemetery address carefully, even looking to see if there is are maps of them to make certain it's not 2 different cemeteries. Sorry, and thanks for getting back to me!
Added by yentnawildrose on Sep 18, 2016 8:42 AM
james mcalister
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William Bill Yarborough. My name is Eddie McAlister and I found your name on Find a Grave for Oakboro Cemetary. I am trying to locate Williams family. I live in Rome, GA and last I heard his family lived in Oakboro, NC. Please contact me if you have any information on them. My email address Thank you.
Added by james mcalister on Sep 01, 2016 6:17 PM
Paul Stancil
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65079677 for Martin L Stancil.
Added by Paul Stancil on Jul 31, 2016 9:05 PM
Paul Stancil
Martin Luther Stancil - Loves Grove
I added some a flag and info on his parents and siblings. Will be glad to provide full details or handle this one as you prefer. Martin was my great-uncle.
Added by Paul Stancil on Jul 31, 2016 9:04 PM
Did major Daniel and Amy Thornburg have any other children besides Epsey?
Added by Jac4jc40 on Jul 27, 2016 4:13 PM
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