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William Johnson (#47469070)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since about 1995. I live in Mount Airy, North Carolina. I believe this website to be a valuable tool to amateur and professional genealogists if used with the "trust but verify" mentality.

I add memorials to cemeteries where I have personally walked and photographed each headstone/marker. If you find one of my memorials without a photo, please be patient. I am adding them as I can. If you would like for me to add it more quickly, please just go through the normal photo request option.

I do my best not to duplicate memorials. I index my photos and add the names as inscribed on the headstone/marker to the cemeteries in which I find them. I may edit that information later as I find additional data. I do not feel it necessary for me to arbitrarily delete a memorial that I created if you move a memorial into that cemetery after the fact and don't disclose that information. This is FIND a Grave.

If you have created a memorial and had it in a different cemetery or a virtual cemetery in lieu of finding the correct cemetery, simply say so and I will be happy to delete mine and add any photos I have to your memorial if needed.

My lines include the Killoughs (mostly Mississippi) and Wolfes (Tennessee and Texas) on my mother's side and Johnson's and Stancliff's (mostly from the Philadelphia/South Jersey areas).

My wife's lines include the Hiatt's that have been in the Surry County, NC area for about 200 years.

Feel free to use any of my photos.
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Pamela Ward Howard
I would like to have permission (with credit) to use pictures you have taken. this point in my research....Edward Warton Douglas. Thank you for your consideration.
Added by Pamela Ward Howard on Jun 28, 2015 6:46 PM
Myra Jean Hall
Atkinson - Sidney & Sadie
I would like to have permission to use your pictures in my genealogy research on FTM & Ancestry.
I will give credit to you and reference Find A Grave in the process.
Thanks for your time.
Myra Jean
Added by Myra Jean Hall on Jun 02, 2015 8:54 AM
M.C. Brown, Bear Creek, N.C.
Permission to use your photos
Hello William,

I have seen some of your photos and with your permission I would like to share them with other in my family tree on

I would give recognition to the photographer and findagrave if I use them.

Thanking you in advance for your time and decision whatever it might be,

Marlene Clapp Brown-M.C. Brown, Bear Creek, N.C. (#48216494)
Added by M.C. Brown, Bear Creek, N... on Apr 03, 2015 4:32 PM
Margaret Langenhorst Wheeler
Mr. Johnson,

Thank you so much for transferring my father's memorial page to me. I sincerely appreciate it.

Added by Margaret Langenhorst Whe... on Mar 23, 2015 12:12 PM
Margaret Langenhorst Wheeler
Memorial #122080234
Dear Mr. Johnson,
Thank you so much for memorializing my grandfather's grave. An interesting story . . . I travelled to Mr. Airy early in the 1990's and knew my grandfather was from there. I found the cemetery but could not find my grandfather's grave. I knew I was in the right cemetery because of his obituary. When I told my mother, Mary Ellen Pruitt, that I found many of her ancestors, but not her father, she made a trip in her later years and erecting his tombstone. However, my mother was in the early phase of the Alzheimer's disease that finally took her life. Therefore, although her father's name was "Fitzhugh Lee Pruitt", she misspelled it on his tombstone. People looking for him will not find him listed under his misspelled name. I have two requests. Could you transfer handling of this memorial page to me? Or, could you please list him under his correct name and make a short explanation on his page? Thank you so very much!!!
Margaret Langenhorst Wheeler
Added by Margaret Langenhorst Whe... on Mar 22, 2015 1:24 PM
Lu Ann Barber
Nathan and Ferebee Lewis
Wanted to thank you for posting the graves of Nathan and Ferebee Seabolt Lewis. They were my greatgreat grandparents. Have been researching my Lewis family for a long time and it is a common name and hard to pinpoint relatives sometimes. Your posting helped me a great deal.

Thank you again

Lu Ann Lewis Barber
Added by Lu Ann Barber on Feb 26, 2015 4:12 PM
Martha Powers
Sam CHAMBERS Patterson
Hi, William Johnson, it is Martha Lou Patterson Powers, again. You are more than welcome to add pictures on my Patterson's from my public tree. Noticed you added one on Raymond Columbus Patterson. By the way, I have the actual Bible of Joseph Wilson Patterson, pictures from Minnie Pearl Riggs Patterson's home personal Bible and Sam Patterson --- the brother of my Grandfather, Millard Franklin Patterson. His Middle name is CHAMBERS!!!! A MISCONCEPTION FOREVER. It was in the Joseph Wilson Patterson Bible and please feel happy to take the picture from my Sam Chambers Patterson profile from ancestry and attach it to correct his name --- would be wonderful to have as much correct information as possible. I have only been spoon fed by Find A Grave copying the pictures and giving proper credit but since this is my family would kindly request that you TRANSFER this family to my care.

Wondering if you would kindly release to me your copyright pictures on Find A Grave memorial 84768317 and Find A Grave 84766894 Monnie Reid Tucker and Jack Dennis Tucker. If you will look at my tree, you will see I am over the top always giving you proper credit. Thank you always, for all that you do for me every single day of my life. You will be blessed.
Added by Martha Powers on Oct 10, 2014 6:00 PM
Sherry Steinbach
My mammaws grave
Thank you for posting the gravesite of my grand parents! You have no idea how happy that made me to see the headstone. You are a special angel to me.
Added by Sherry Steinbach on Jul 25, 2014 2:11 PM
Steven Gant sr.
I was just messing around on the internet today and found my Fathers grave pictures.

I just wanted to say thank you for what you are doing.

Steven Gant SR.
Added by Steven Gant sr. on May 26, 2014 10:04 AM
MaLisa Fender Rembowski
Re: Raymond Patterson
Hi, I noticed the picture of Raymond Patterson on his page that you posted. I was wondering if you might have one of his wife, Ruth?
Also, you posted a photo of their double head stone on his page and I would like to ask you if you would mind posting it on Ruth's page too. I have linked them and am working on linking all of their kids. Although Ruth died a year ago her ashes were just interred recently.
Would you mind if I copy the picture of Raymond to share with family? Thanks, MaLisa
Added by MaLisa Fender Rembowski on Apr 21, 2014 12:01 AM
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