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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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Deborah Jane Kline
Sides Infant in Iredell County's Concord Pres Church cemetery
Hello. Thank you for creating memorials. Would you please double check, however, your memorial on an infant with the last name of Sides for the birth and death month and date? I was at that cemetery earlier this month, photographed a marker for a Sides Infant which appears to me to match this memorial, except the marker says the birth and death month and date are Sept 16, not Jan 12. It seems unlikely this couple of parents would have had two infants born within 8 months of each other, but I haven't uploaded my photo yet because I try to be as accurate as possible. Thanks again!
P.S. I am descended from a Morrison-Stevenson couple.
Added by Deborah Jane Kline on Jan 31, 2016 2:22 PM
Cynthia Edwards
Carrie A. Tilley
I am the daughter of Anna Lee Canipe Edwards. Listed among my mother's siblings is Carrie A. Tilley. I believe this listing is a mistake. I did have an Aunt Carrie who died in Florida sometime in early 2000. Her married name was Gouge. She divorced Gouge with whom she had 2 children and had 5 children with a man she couldn't legally marry because his wife would not divorce him.

I can be reached at if you want to confirm this info. I can check the precise dates of my aunt's death with an older sister.

Cynthia Edwards
Added by Cynthia Edwards on Jan 11, 2016 10:08 AM
laura rollins
William Shotwell Patterson
Mark, Thank you so much for linking William S Patterson To his Parents! Much appreciated! Laura Burn Rollins
Added by laura rollins on Dec 10, 2015 11:15 AM
laura rollins
William S Patterson
Hi Mark Thanks for maintaining my 2x great uncle William S Patterson's memorial page.I was hoping that you could add William S Patterson #77340870 to his parents. His Father and my 2x great grandfather John Potts Patterson # 77625477.His mother and my 2x great (step) grandmother, Eugenia Smith Patterson #155160035. Thanks again for helping with this Laura rollina
Added by laura rollins on Dec 02, 2015 9:12 AM
Keith Edwards
John Hopson 53218322
Hello, I was wondering if you had done any research on this line? My 4th Gr-grandmother was Rebecca Hopson Roberts 1806 (10403983). Was wondering if she was a possible sibling of John Hopson. I thank you in advance for any info. Have a blessed evening.
Added by Keith Edwards on Nov 21, 2015 7:41 PM
Heather Webb
I'm new to this site and Joseph Everett and Florence Eva Pittman were my Great Grandparents and I just emailed you the names of all eleven of their children before reading you couldn't add the names to the parents. So, sorry.
Added by Heather Webb on Oct 03, 2015 10:37 AM
Shawn T.
Elbridge Johnson Memorial
Hello! Thank you very much indeed for your efforts on behalf of my husband's family!
Elbridge and Huldia Johnson had more than the children who are listed on your site.

Please add
Norma Johnson Hoy
Clara Johnson Hyatt
Beth Johnson ___ (I don't know her married name. I thought it was Weatherman, but that must have been Aunt Halley - unless they both married Weatherman men.)

Clara (my husband's grandmother) died on the 6th of December, 2004 in Sarasota, FL. She was married to Caleb Hyatt II from Schenectady, NY. They had a farm on Cherry Plain Hill, NY near New Lebanon. There they raised four children: William Hyatt, Sarah Hyatt Spohn Reid, Caleb Hyatt III, and Melinda Hyatt McCoy. In the 1960's Clara and Caleb II moved to Marathon, FL, then to Satsuma, and finally to Sarasota. Every few years, Clara would travel to the Elbridge Johnson Family Reunion near Crossnor, NC. I own a cookbook from one of those reunions in which there are several of Clara's, Halley's, Norma's, and Beth's family recipes. Clara was very proud of her Johnson roots and often told the terrible story of all of the children needing to be raised by aunts and uncles after the early and untimely deaths of both of their parents. She also deeply appreciated her ancestor fighting for the United States Union even though they lived in the South. As per their own wishes, Clara and Caleb II were cremated and their remains interred beneath the stained glass windows that they donated to their beloved church in Satsuma, Florida.
Added by Shawn T. on Sep 06, 2015 9:36 AM
Susan Poole
John Walter Poole
This decedent had a son that isn't listed on his memorial and he is not listed on his son's memorial. The son is James Monroe "Jim" Poole 01/23/1912 - 01/01/1994 buried in Iredell Memorial Gardens in Statesville, Iredell Co., NC.
Added by Susan Poole on Aug 06, 2015 10:23 AM
Marshall Styles
Thomas Larry Griffith 59112911
Mark, you have the right mother linked with this man, but not the right father. The father listed as the husband of Mary Elizabeth Ray was not born until years after this Thomas was born.
Gwen Bodford linked the wrong Thomas Edwin Griffith. So, it's Gwen's problem.
Please remove Thomas Edwin Griffith as the father.
Added by Marshall Styles on Aug 01, 2015 5:33 AM
Susan Hughes
Delia Hughes
Hi Mark,

I believe you have the wrong parents listed for Delia Hughes. According to all of my research, her parents were William Street and Arabelle Henson. I have the NC birth index and the 1910 and 1920 census's. I also took the picture that you posted of the grave site.

Thank you for correcting this.

Susan Kovach Hughes
Added by Susan Hughes on Jun 10, 2015 5:14 PM
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