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I am a South Carolina native with family roots primarily in Berkeley and Spartanburg Counties, as well as in Forsyth County, Georgia. My husband's heritage lies mainly in Polk and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina. |
I admit that I am a late bloomer in regard to researching the history of my ancestors. I've always been curious, but now I have become addicted - and absolutely love it! It's a very challenging, and oftentimes confusing, puzzle . . . finding, sorting, and connecting the many, many pieces.
A newcomer to Find-A-Grave, this is my contribution ... in a small way ... to remember and honor those in our family who were here before us, and hopefully help those who follow us.
I believe that everyone should be remembered and in everyone having a nicely written, respectable memorial. I try to give that familial touch to each memorial I add, when possible. While I often work with obituaries, I do not cut and paste verbatim, but always try to tweak each one a little to make for a personal, more interesting memorial.
My primary focus is on the family names of Ballenger, Tallant, Bell, Scott, Horne, Putnam, Jackson, and Constance. Currently I am in the process of photographing and adding memorials for all the gravesites at Mill Creek Church of the Brethren in Green Creek, Polk County, North Carolina.
To Err Is Human, To Correct Divine. If you come across any errors or have additions to the memorials I have created, please let me know. I strive to provide accurate information and will be happy to make any changes necessary.
Lastly, a few thoughts on genealogy . . .
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. . . Herbert Spencer
Nothing makes our ancestors seem more real than to walk where they walked and to stand where they finally came to rest.
Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. . . Unknown
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. . . Anonymous
"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~Author Unknown
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|Joseph R. Gainey||Lunette Stacy Scruggs Memorial|
Thanks, again! The hard work of folks like you is what makes Find A Grave the valuable genealogical resource that it is!
|Joseph R. Gainey||Donald Ellis Waters Memorial|
Thank you for making the requested links. You folks do great work and are a true asset to the Find A Grave community.
|Nancy Huggins||Zaleda Johnson|
I have corrected the spelling of her first name on the memorial. Thanks for catching that.
|Amy ||Thank You|
I wanted to say a heart felt thank you for adding a memorial for my child, Dillon Luke Millwood, who passed away August 15, 2011. It is such a loving, considerate thing to do and honestly, those who are bereaved and grieving are often not capable. I personally wouldn't have thought to do this. I was in so much pain over losing my child that it was an accomplishment for me to just get out of bed everyday and I certainly would not have been able to type up a memorial.
I am so glad to have it here and so glad that you took the time to do it. There are people who look out for others in this life when they are not capable of doing so themselves. You are one of those people. Thank you so very much for remembering my child.
Love and Blessings to you ~
Added by Amy on Nov 21, 2013 2:12 AM
|Ancestral Sleuth||RE: Edgar Vernon Ballenger|
Patricia, you are more than welcome. Thank you for being so gracious!
|Record Hunter||Mae Melton|
Hello again. I tried to send you an email, don't know if it got to you or not, so, Please link to father, Joseph D. Colley, memorial #112290948 and mother, Martha P. Colley, memorial #105487259, thanks and regards.
|Ashleigh Wintersteen (Horne)||RE: Burdette Cameron Horne|
Oh! Wow! Thank you! That would make your husband and I (very) distant cousins (right? ha ha!), but family nonetheless! VERY nice to meet you! One day I'm going to make it up to Polk county to visit the sites! I had no idea there was so much heritage up there!
|Ashleigh Wintersteen (Horne)||Lost Horne|
I am currently in search of family history connected to the Horne family of Polk County, NC. My biological father is Donald Cameron Horne, son of Burdette Cameron Horne. If anyone has any information pertaining to this lineage, I would greatly appreciate it!!
My husband is Palmer Reid Cathcart, Jr. and he is searching for info on his family. Any info you may have on any Cathcart's would be appreciated. Janice Cathcart
|Rebecca Hipp||Thomas Leroy Foster|
Hi! I was wondering if you can add some data to Thomas Fosters page: His father is: William B. F. Foster (1890-1961), Siblings: Howard McLauren Foster (1916-1975), William B. Foster (1919-1996), Florence Foster Huckaby (1921-2006), Mary Alice McAbee (1924-1995). Mary was a twin, her baby brother did not survive.
Rebecca L. Foster-Hipp
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