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PictureTaker (#46829150)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 27 days
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Updates are Welcome! I don't have time to respond with a thanks to every suggestion, but rest assured that I review requests and update records as soon as I can.

Requests for Memorial Transfers are welcome if I don't have a particular interest in the person. Don't hesitate to ask!! PLEASE click the "Edit" tab on the memorial, then select "Suggestion..." and enter your transfer request.

Although most of what I contribute to Find A Grave relates to photography, I'm a map sort of person and enjoy the challenge of finding any place in question in Bedford County. You're welcome to contact me with cemetery location questions.

I'm Bruce Paul, a resident of Bedford County, VA, USA for 30+ years.

I've found that photographing "Memorials" is an excellent way for me to combine my passion for Photography, the Outdoors, and History.

I've been trusted with a job since 1998 that gives me the opportunity to visit many areas that are off limits (Posted) to most people... and I use those opportunities to seek out small private cemeteries that would otherwise be left unknown to F/G.

I'm sorry to say that I only speak English. I appreciate updates for any of my submittals in other countries and I'll work with you to to fix my mistakes.

Please note that VIRGINIA IS NOT A STATE!! (It's a Commonwealth).

Virginia's revised constitution of 1871 during the Reconstruction Period in US History specifies that 'Cities' are independent 'entities'... not part of the surrounding counties

For your best search results, check both cities and surrounding counties. Annexation boundaries change over time and small cities appear and disappear over the years. . .

Sincere and Cheerful Regards!

Last update March 2015.
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Messages left for PictureTaker (208)[Leave Message]
Wendy Greenwood
Hilkiah Rosbrugh heastone...
Hello Bruce,

Thank you for photographing and posting a photograph of Hilkiah Rosbrugh's headstone (my 4th great grandfather).

While traveling through Virginia to and from Nags Head, NC this week, I was wondering exactly where Hilkiah Rosbrugh was buried. Other FindAGrave members have listed the burial place as Bedford Presbyterian Church in Staunton City, Virginia. This does not make sense to me as Staunton or Staunton City is not in Bedford County.

As you were actually there, are a long-time resident of Bedford County, and took the photograph, I trust your information to be correct. Would you be able to share the location of Hilkiah Rosbrugh's burial?

I thank you in advance for whatever information you can share and thank you again for taking the photograph of my ancester's headstone.

Most Sincerely,

Wendy Greenwood
Added by Wendy Greenwood on May 24, 2015 11:28 AM
Deana Carlson
thank you Bruce!
Added by Deana Carlson on Apr 17, 2015 11:12 PM
Deana Carlson
I just wanted to say Thank you for taking the Wooldrige family Headstone photos in Timber Ridge Baptist Church cemetery and for creating their memorial. My family was very excited to see these pictures. I would like to use them on my ancestry site if that is ok with you.
Added by Deana Carlson on Apr 12, 2015 7:57 AM
Nicholas Carter Cemetary
Would you happen to know where the Nicholas Carter Cemetary is locate at in Bedford ? Thanks
Added by Butterfly on Feb 28, 2015 7:22 AM
Debra White Mizell
RE: William Mizell Memorial# 95240492
Thank you so much Bruce for your work on FindaGrave. I so appreciate it.
Debra White Mizell
Added by Debra White Mizell on Feb 22, 2015 4:11 PM
Debra Nelson-Roy
Edward Garrett Farmer
Thanks so much for the photo. I live on the west coast so I would probably never have seen it if not for the photo. Thanks again.
Added by Debra Nelson-Roy on Feb 02, 2015 2:29 PM
Dianna Taylor
Thank You !!!
Thanks for the edits on Thomas read
Added by Dianna Taylor on Jan 18, 2015 9:28 PM
Frances Beckstrom Helmintoller
Martha (Mattie) Fizer Bell
Mattie must be her nickname. She is mentioned in "Leftwich-Turner" book as Martha married to J.O.L. Bell's husband. I think the parents are correct. I took the liberty of adding her maiden name of Fizer.
Added by Frances Beckstrom Helmint... on Nov 15, 2014 3:59 PM

Thank you so much for the transfer of Hilkiah Rosbrugh's memorial. I very much appreciate it. Sincerely, Stefani
Added by Stefani on Oct 08, 2014 3:22 PM
Rosbrugh and Deardorf
Hi Bruce,

Thank you for the kind reply. I am sorry I didn't get back to you sooner but for some reason, I didn't receive an email letting me know I had a message.

I submitted the request for Hilkiah but couldn't find one for any Deardorfs (and tried other spellings).

Thank you again!
Added by Stefani on Oct 05, 2014 11:36 AM
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