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Mark Lawson (#47268319)
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Bio Photo Although an Asheville native, my genealogical bases are Yancey, Mitchell and Iredell Counties. Surnames closely related to me are Vickery, Morrison, Bradshaw, Stevenson, Gibson and Bagwell.

I will never create a grave for anyone about whom I know nothing; if I do not have any information other than two dates I leave creation of the memorial to someone who hopefully does have it. These people deserve more on their memorials than just dates, no matter how large the cemetery!

Those who transcribe whole cemeteries without even bothering to use dates, just to boost their numbers, should be banned from the site, in my opinion. With the resources of the Internet now available, there is no excuse for such.

However, I am happy to transfer graves of any persons who are not related to me, to anyone who is related to the deceased. That said, please do not abuse this. Thanks.

PLEASE NOTE: We can NOT link parents to children! That is, we have to link children UP to parents, not link parents DOWN to children. It's just the way the site works. Please do not contact me about adding children to the parents' graves. I can't. Instead - contact the creators of the chidren's graves and ask them to link the kids UP to the parents - it is the only way to do this.

Kindly refrain from post death certs on my memorials. Photos are great, however.
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Gwen Bodford
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sheilah spencer
Lockie Ellender Gouge - Crowder

Mr. Mark Lawson:

Could you please correct her(Lockie's)mother's name - it was Esther Lette (Winters) Gouge, who was born in 1852 and died in 1889. Her(Esther Lette Winters - Gouge)children with Thomas Clingman Gouge were Mollie Jane, Romulus M., Maggie, Alonzo Avery, and Lillington - all were full blood siblings to Lockie Ellender Gouge. Esther Letter Winters was Thomas Clingman Gouges first wife. I hope that this helps. But, the woman you have as my Great Grandmother's mother isn't any relation to Lockie Ellender Gouge-Crowder. Thanks. Sheilah Spencer - Lockie's daughter, Mollie Jane Crowder was my maternal Grandmother.
Added by sheilah spencer on Mar 22, 2015 1:15 PM
Roger Sarel Porter
Golder and Amos bennett family
Looks like Amos is in this family as well. Here's the 1850 census of William Riley and Sarah (Sallie) Bennett: William R Bennet M 45 North Carolina
Goulder D Bennet M 15 North Carolina
Jeremiah Bennet M 13 North Carolina
Jason Bennet M 11 North Carolina
Amos Bennet M 4 North Carolina
Sarah Bennet F 28 North Carolina
Elvyra Bennet F 8 North Carolina
Elizabeth Bennet F 2 North Carolina
Added by Roger Sarel Porter on Mar 15, 2015 12:19 PM
Roger Sarel Porter
Golder Bennett's parents/family error?
Hi Mark, while trying to validate my records on Lucinda Briggs Byrd Bennett I found your findagrave memorial on Golder as being her son. It appears his parents included a different William Bennett and Sarah from the 1860 census. What do you think of this?

Golder D Bennett

United States Census, 1860

Name: Golder D Bennett
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1860
Event Place: , Yancey, North Carolina, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Birth Year (Estimated): 1835
Birthplace: North Carolina
Page: 99
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M653

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
William R Bennett M 52
Sarah Bennett F 44
Golder D Bennett M 25 North Carolina
Jeremiah Bennett M 21
William J Bennett M 20
Polley E Bennett F 16
Amos O Bennett M 13
Elizabeth Bennett F 10
Alexander R Bennett M 7
Nelley Bennett F 3
Nancy J Bennett F 1
Added by Roger Sarel Porter on Mar 15, 2015 10:21 AM
Inez Roland
Floyd Burleson
This Floyd Is not Buried at liberty church cemetery he is buried at cane creek he didn't died in 1926 that was the year he was born did not have twin, I am a granddaughter when I get my thins out I will sent you his dead date. My mother had all of that.
Added by Inez Roland on Mar 05, 2015 4:58 AM
Jeff Lovelace
Looks like you're still active, which I'm happy to see. Still awaiting a reply from you. Sent two SAC's, an e-mail and now I'm posting a public message.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Mar 03, 2015 7:01 AM
W. Gayden
William S Bass 128579772 had another child:
Theophilus Bass born 6/15/1824 -died 1901 . he has a find a grave - 71217126
Added by W. Gayden on Mar 02, 2015 2:50 PM
Lynne Slagle
Arthur Bascomb Young
Dear Mr. Lawson, I have noticed an error on the posting for Arthur Bascombe Young. His paternal grandparents were Greenberry Young and Elizabeth McKinney. Is it possible for you to make this correction? Much appreciated.
Lynne Slagle.
Added by Lynne Slagle on Feb 22, 2015 1:59 PM
Gwen Bodford
John Orlando Griffith Cemetery
Hey Mark:
I had added John O. and Sarah Catherine Higgins Griffith on the John O. Griffith Cemetery when I realized you had added them on the John Orlando Griffith Cemetery. I have deleted their names but still have “Cemetery note and descriptions:”
How can I transfer or combine these cemeteries?

Best wishes for a wonderful Holiday. Will be kinda sad for me since my husband is not with me anymore.


Added by Gwen Bodford on Dec 23, 2014 8:42 AM
Michael Young
Arthur Bascomb Young
Hello Mr. Lawson

The paternal grandparents of Arthur Bascomb Young who is buried in the Slagle Cemetery in Mitchell County were Greenberry Young and Elizabeth McKinney and not Wesley Young. Could I please have this info corrected? Thanks for creating the memorial for Arthur and taking pictures of his grave as I did not know the location of it
prior to coming on this site.

Thank you,

Added by Michael Young on Dec 12, 2014 9:09 PM
Alice Crank Augustine displays wrong person
When I go to Alice's memorial page, Andrew Moore's comes up.
Added by Dan on Oct 26, 2014 4:51 PM
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