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Richard Jordan (#46497047)
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Bio Photo I retired as an elementary school principal in 2000. As a person that sleeps only 4 hours a night that leaves 20 hours to fill. Sitting home is not an option. Now, I drive a school bus 5 hours a day and visit cemeteries every chance I get. I have never been to a cemetery that charged admission and seldom is there a crowd. My wife, Sandra, is of a like mind so it works well. We both enjoy the hunt and the thrill that comes with each discovery. Let us know if we can help. If you have additional information on one of my post or you are a relative and want ownership, I will gladly transfer it to you. Just ask. Oh! By the way just call me Doc!
NOTE: Many times the family plot has names different from those on the headstone. I always attempt to provide a reference point for markers. Hope this is not confusing.

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"Tread softly, dreams are buried here." Unknown

"If you wonder about your 'roots' you have two parents, four grandparents eight great-grandparents and 16 great-great-grandparents, and by the time you go back 10 generations 300 years or so- you had 1,024 people from whom you are directly descended. --Mady Castro
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Thank you for the grave photo of William Beane!
Added by BeamGen on Apr 27, 2015 9:21 AM
RE: Photos
Added by Candy on Apr 26, 2015 10:17 AM
Thanks so much for the photos of Bobby Earl, Jacob Hoyle, James Brackett, John & Sarah Brackett, and Robert Cloninger. I really appreciate your efforts!
Added by Candy on Apr 25, 2015 3:13 PM
Moody Ancestor
Ada Louise Lewis Cloninger # 27448137
Hello Richard could you please transfer maintenance on Ada Louise Lewis Cloninger # 27448137 to me Moody Ancestor #48568092 Thank you :-)
Added by Moody Ancestor on Apr 23, 2015 7:37 PM
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Edward L. Cloninger # 27448175
Hello Richard could you please transfer maintenance on Edward L. Cloninger # 27448175 to me Moody Ancestor #48568092 Thank you :-)
Added by Moody Ancestor on Apr 23, 2015 7:29 PM
M. Shumate
Julia and Charles Shumate--please transfer
Dearest Doc, I was starting to work on Wayne Shumate and noticed you have his parents Julia and Charles. Would you be kind enough to transfer them to me also. Again, blessings and thanks.
Added by M. Shumate on Apr 21, 2015 2:27 AM
M. Shumate
RE: Transfer please
Thanks Doc, and God Bless.
Added by M. Shumate on Apr 21, 2015 1:35 AM
Jonnie in SC
Thanks so much, Doc, for the transfer of Myrtle Howie. You so kind to contribute to FindaGrave and so generously share.
Added by Jonnie in SC on Apr 20, 2015 6:46 PM
Melba & Barry Finley
Memorial 28313346
Hey Richard,
I am not sure but I think maybe the other memorial is a dupe of the one you did. It is a little confusing because the name is the same but the dob and dod is what is concerning. I have added the doc below. I believe your info is correct but not the other one. You may want to contact them and see if they will verify their information. As I believe it is a duplicate with the incorrect dates.

Created by: Richard Jordan
Record added: Jul 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28313346
Birth: 1836
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1913

Created by: Kari Lanning
Record added: Jun 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91339497
Birth: Oct. 15, 1913
Death: 1990

Name: Martha Ballard
Event Date: 18 Oct 1913
Event Place: Cherryville, Gaston, North Carolina
Gender: Female
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Age (Original): 77y
Birth Date: 1836
Birthplace: Lincoln Co., N. C.
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Name: James West
Father's Birthplace: N. C.
Mother's Name: Jennie Robinsen
Mother's Birthplace: Lincoln Co. N. C.
Occupation: House Work
Burial Place: Laboratory
Burial Date: 19 Oct 1913

GS Film number: 1877651 , Digital Folder Number: 4217936 , Image Number: 2527 , Reference ID: fn 1 cn

Citing this Record

"North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 April 2015), James West in entry for Martha Ballard, 18 Oct 1913; citing Cherryville, Gaston, North Carolina, reference fn 1 cn 360, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,877,651.
Added by Melba & Barry Finley on Apr 20, 2015 4:22 PM
M. Shumate
Transfer please
Dear Doc, Would you please transfer Wayne Climan Shumate to me as he is one of my grandfathers. Blessings and thank you.
Added by M. Shumate on Apr 18, 2015 7:53 PM
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