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Gollirowe (#47740076)
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Bio Photo Dog lover, gourd artist and the family historian. I started skulking around cemeteries about 20 years ago.

It was a natural progression into genealogy and then into working with old Southern Cemeteries. My husband's paternal roots spring from the fertile earth of Branchville, Rowesville and Neeses, South Carolina.

I am also very involved in dog rescue, Basenjis - the African Barkless dogs. I combine all three of my passions by making Gourd Urns for pet ashes. They have a really nice earthy feel to them and it is a great way to memorialize a beloved pet.

If I've added a relative of yours, please request a transfer and I will be happy to oblige. I love doing photo requests and will happily do any that I can.

My own primary interest is in making sure that the oldest stones are not lost for future generations. To this end, I transcribe old stones, particularly in small family cemeteries and include the transcriptions.

I know that some of you aren't keen to add transcriptions to these pages, but I hope that in the case of stones that are all but lost to reading that you'll be willing to add them if offered, even as just a photo caption.

In the 17 and 1800s, people often tried to capture the spirit of a person in their epitaph. It can add significantly to their memory. Often there is also material of genealogical importance on these very old stones that will soon be lost when they can no longer be read.

Preserving this history for future generations is of benefit to all of us and a righteous calling indeed!

"Life is mostly froth and bubble,
But two things stand like stone
Kindness for another's trouble,
and Courage when you face your own."
-- Adam L. Gordon
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Kathryn Wagner
duplicate records for George S. Griffith
#88280601 and #88321214 look like duplicate records. Thank you!
Added by Kathryn Wagner on Jun 03, 2014 4:01 PM
J. H. O'Cain Jr
Rickenbacker
A year ago you and your husband graciuosly adventured and photographed the grave markers of Nicholas and Mary Rickenbacker.Just wanted to let you know how grateful I and all descendants of Nicholas and Mary are.


Jim
Added by J. H. O'Cain Jr on Apr 09, 2014 7:15 PM
SuzanneTF
Thanks!
You filled a photo request for me a few months ago and I have been belated in acknowledging it. Thank you so much for taking the time - I truly appreciate all that you do!
Added by SuzanneTF on Mar 25, 2014 5:11 PM
SuzanneTF
Thanks!
You filled a photo request for me a few months ago and I have been belated in acknowledging it. Thank you so much for taking the time - I truly appreciate all that you do!
Added by SuzanneTF on Mar 25, 2014 5:02 PM
Phil Clark
RE: Abraham Samuel Dukes
No I have never been to that cemetery; I need to. Thanks for the info.
Added by Phil Clark on Oct 12, 2013 7:53 AM
Geezers
Graddy Brown
Thank you so much for the lovely pictures of this site. Doris
Added by Geezers on Sep 02, 2013 8:19 PM
J. H. O'Cain Jr
Nicholas and Mary Rickenbacker
I am grateful for your help and the photos you recently added to their memorials. Your dedication to this site is greatly appreciated.

THANK YOU,
James H. O'Cain Jr
Added by J. H. O'Cain Jr on Apr 13, 2013 9:25 PM
J. H. O'Cain Jr
Nicholas Rickenbacker and Mary Rickenbacker
I am extremely grateful for the time you and your husband took to obtain photos for my 4th great grandparents burial site. Your kindness for this adventure is amazing and I am amazed at seeing the photos of their grave markers. Could you add the other photos you took to their memorials. And any you can't add because of space ( I think 5 photos) I would love to see. May I also use your photos for my Ancestry tree? I will most definately give you a credit line for taking the photos. When I submitted the photo request I had no idea someone would take this one up. Again, Thank You for helping and thank you for being a photo volunteer and an adventurous grave finder at that.

James H. O'Cain Jr
Middletown, Delaware
Added by J. H. O'Cain Jr on Apr 08, 2013 6:18 PM
Phillip & Donna Jeffcoat
Roskel Davis
thanks for uploading this grave pic!!!
Added by Phillip & Donna Jeffcoat on Mar 22, 2013 8:55 PM
Geezers
LEON & RUBY SPIRES IN ANTIOCH
Thank you so much for the lovely photos of these sites. I appreciate your time and effort. Doris
Added by Geezers on Jan 14, 2013 6:18 PM
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