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Born in North Carolina, but have also lived in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Washington DC, and South Carolina.) Tombstones and graveyards have always been a curiosity to me. I was a data entry operator for many years, and am a history and genealogy addict. My earliest known ancestor was Robert Brisko (now usually spelled as Briscoe or Brisco), who was born around 1220 in Brisko, Cumberland (now known as Cumbria), England, and I am a direct descendant of John Rolfe and Pocahontas--my 10th gr-grandparents. My husband is a direct descendant of Henry and Eulalia Burtt, who came from England in the 1630's and settled in Massachusetts. Henry Burtt was one of the first settlers of Springfield, Massachusetts. I hope to help make sure that the people (and pets) that I put into Find A Grave are more than just names on a tombstone. The computer seems to be a great way to make that possible. However, if I should put someone in here that anyone sees and knows needs to be corrected or to have anything added to, take anything out of, (or to replace with their own in some cases), please let me know, and I'll be happy to change or remove it. If anyone could add pictures----PLEASE do. |
Also, I have some people in here who died and I have not been able to find out where they are buried---especially World War II casualties. If anyone should know the whereabouts of anyone I have put in here, please do let me know. Some of you already have done that, and I appreciate it very much.
I do want to say that two of my "pet peeves" are some of the people (the self-appointed "Find A Grave Cops"), who seem to want to make up their own rules---such as refusing to link people who are in "unknown" graves, etc. And people who enter names into Find A Grave, and then don't keep them up or are not there to make corrections or connections (outside of maybe dying themselves), etc. Find A Grave does give us an "unknown" choice, and if it's already a known fact that these people are dead, and they will most likely never be officially linked to any particular burial place, they also should be remembered and be linked to their other family members--as a genealogy tool for instance, as Find A Grave links up to Ancestry. So--I will gladly link those who are in unknown graves. They can easily be changed if they are proved to be in any particular place. They were "somebody" too, and deserve to be remembered.
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Thanks for updating the memorial.
|Richard Culler||Nell (Culler) Fulp|
Thank you so much for the transfer!!
I am positive this is the daughter of James W Dick & Bettie G. Dick. If you click on the photo you can see it is inscribed on the base of the marker. It does not give exact dates for her. Only that she was 23. She is listed as well on the 1880 & 1870 census so I entered estimated dates for her.
Additionally, thier other son John named one of his daughters, Douglass, after her. She is thier in the family plot as well.
Added by Brad on May 17, 2013 9:26 PM
|deegraver||RE: Carey W. Carrick|
thank you so much for all your work. I thought everybody had a death certificate. I really appreciate your help.
|deegraver||RE: Basketball Carrick|
I added that photo to C.W. Carrick who I put in the same cemetery with Doak Carrick.
I thought I asked if you would please look for C.W.'s death cert. He was born around 1894.
I can't find anything on him at all. he graduated from Wake Forest College in 1915.
|deegraver||RE: Doak Carrick|
oh, I'm sorry, I thought it was the same one.
I will delete it, or will move it if you can tell me where to move it to.
|Brad||RE: Lyndon Swaim/Porters,etc.|
I requested for him to be linked to his mother. He is already linked to his father..Dr Algernon Sidney Porter. They are both at First Presbyterian Church. I also requested that his mother be linked to Abiah...not sure that Mr. C. Moore who made that memorial will actually do it...He may no longer be active??
Added by Brad on May 15, 2013 6:29 PM
|Fran Bundy||RE: Self-appointed Findagrave Cops|
LOL!!! Good one... thanks for sharing! That was a great story.
|Fran Bundy||Self-appointed Findagrave Cops|
I completely agree with you. I actually had someone yesterday who said, "this is not a genealogy site".... my response, "by virtue off this being a grave site, makes it not just a place of recognition of those gone, but also a genealogical site."
They wanted proof of a link... I said how about a death certificate and obit...but even with those documents, they were not satisfied. And I wrote back and said... the beauty of Findagrave... anything can easily be changed. Anyway... thank you so much! With you 100%. Keep up the great work.
|Sharon Shown||RE: Capt John Hill Boyd|
Becoming an addiction...hmmm, that is a thought for doing these memorials. I have found that I am already spending more time than I probably should...but I enjoy it so much. After all, one man's addiction is another's hobby.
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