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sticksandstones (#46888135)
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Bio Photo BIO: Interested in genealogy, cemetery art, historical preservation, Colonial, Civil War, and present day history of the Eastern North Carolina and South Carolina low country regions, plus visiting historically significant cemeteries in the United States. My interests have lately focused on the Baynard, Barnwell, Bailey, Burrows, Elliott, Jenkins, Mikell, Jones, Smith and Whaley families of Beaufort, Edisto Island, Charleston, Columbia, Orangeburg, Port Royal, South Carolina.

Why Sticks and Stones?

I have to take a moment to express appreciation for a book I found about year 2000 in an independent bookshop on the 2nd floor of a building in Wake Forest, North Carolina. That book was ' Sticks and Stones: Three Centuries of North Carolina Gravemarkers (Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts) by M. Ruth Little'. It spurned my interest in the historical and cultural aspects of cemeteries, and lured me into exploring the backwoods, and not so backwoods cemeteries of North Carolina and South Carolina, and eventually led me to join Find A Grave to help document and photograph stones for others to see.

I've stood in amazement looking at wooden gravemarkers over 300 years old, learned of the stone carvers trade, dominated by the Italian stone artists of Connecticut and Massachusetts, that were first imported to the south, and later done locally by stonecarvers who moved to the South. I learned about the distinct regions of distribution of peoples in NC,from many places; the Scot-Irish of the mountains, the Germans and Czechs(Moravians) of the piedmont, the English in east central NC, and the French Huegenots and Irish who settled along the coast. Many of the settlements were influenced by early Indian trade routes. I encourage you to get a copy for your taphology library.


Want to know how to convert the practice of stating a person's elapsed life span(example: 59 years 10 months 14 days)at the time of their death, into their date of birth? Use this Age Calculator Tool

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I will no longer do additional information/links etc from this message area... Please use the EDIT tab on the far upper right of each memorial for that.

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Transfer requests should be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

I am more than happy to add detailed biographical information to memorials. Please upload it using the EDIT tab in the upper right, pasting it into the box in 'Make A Suggestion'.

You are free to use any of my photos for personal genealogy and family tree work. It would be much appreciated if you give credit to me as the photographer and be sure to note Find A Grave as the source. Please do not use my photos for any commercial purpose without contacting me. Thanks for assistance in this request.

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Transfer requests should be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Please state your exact relationship when you contact me.

You should not ask for transfers of people whom were born and died in the 1700 time frame. MANY OTHERS MAY ALSO BE RELATED TO THESE SAME PEOPLE.

Again: Please use the edit tab on the upper right hand corner of the memorial when wanting additional information added... Please use the suggest a correction link.


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Maria Dougherty
RE: Mary E Moffett
How did you come across all these photos?
Added by Maria Dougherty on Feb 23, 2015 8:08 PM
Maria Dougherty
I see that your are interested in the Jones Line, We have in our line Capt Christopher Jones, he own the Mayflower and was in command when it sail to the New world.
Added by Maria Dougherty on Feb 23, 2015 3:47 PM
Maria Dougherty
Added by Maria Dougherty on Feb 23, 2015 3:37 PM
Maria Dougherty
RE: Mary E Moffett
The only other Mary Moffett I know of is Mary Elisabeth Moffett, she was my Grandmother and she passed Nov. 1968 in Upper Darby, PA., She was born in 1863 in Millington, DE.
Added by Maria Dougherty on Feb 23, 2015 3:36 PM
Vickie Kane
RE: Whalley vs Whaley cemeteries
Thanks for letting me know about the two cemeteries. I think when I first started putting pics on Find A Grave I didn't think about the different spellings, since we find so many different spellings in names at cemeteries. I'm sure I just put it on the Whalley which was already listed without any pictures. I can't figure out how to change the spelling on the site. Vickie
Added by Vickie Kane on Feb 23, 2015 10:45 AM
Susan Carrington Kilgore Wiley
Col. Benjamin Kilgore
Please send me your email and I will send you the file. Do you live in Wake Forest? I read you found a book there. I am near. Susan
Added by Susan Carrington Kilgore ... on Feb 21, 2015 9:19 AM
Susan Carrington Kilgore Wiley
RE: Col. Benjamin Kilgore
There is too much wrong information to do it that way. I can email you my file and you can see what needs to be corrected: his birth date, death date, place of death, children, etc.
Added by Susan Carrington Kilgore ... on Feb 21, 2015 9:17 AM
Susan Carrington Kilgore Wiley
Col. Benjamin Kilgore
Please contact me so I can provide you more complete, but most of all, correct information on his birth death and family. Thanks. Susan
Added by Susan Carrington Kilgore ... on Feb 20, 2015 2:57 PM
Maria Dougherty
RE: Mary E Moffett
Aunte Dee died in McLean, Virginia, and is buried with the rest of the f.amily in Upper Darby Pa. The S.W. Friends Burial Grounds.
Also the description is correct.
Added by Maria Dougherty on Feb 20, 2015 11:55 AM
Maria Dougherty
Mary E, Moffett
Thank you so much for the info. and picture of my aunt. So proud of her. Her Phila. General Hospital is certainly one can't ignore. Because of her T became a nurse also.
Thank you again
Added by Maria Dougherty on Feb 17, 2015 5:56 PM
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