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J Winfrey (#47056194)
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I live in the Williamsburg, Va area. Building my personal family tree got me started with old family cemeteries a few years ago. As my tree has swelled I have been travelling to many cemeteries in Virginia recording the tombstones of siblings, spouses, children, etc of my line. Most of my work is in the Brunswick and Buckingham County areas of Virginia. Feel free to contact if you want one of the local or family cemeteries in those areas recorded digitally. I have a good set of USGS maps and a good gps so I don't mind hunting around for a cemetery. I have extensive genealogical information on many families of Buckingham and Brunswick and always enjoy helping others with their research. I am also available to help with family tree research in James City and York Counties in Virginia. Do not hesitate to inquire.
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Hal Coleman
RE: Frank Hill Self
Thanks for your efforts. As a child, I went with my grandpa (Frank Hill) to see where he had grown up. Only the chimneys were left and the cemetery was grown up with weeds and brush. While we were there, grandpa told me about the time when he was a small boy he had taken a watermelon from a nearby neighbor. We went to the neighbor's house and he gave the people $5. This was some time in the late 60's and my grandpa was at least 70 at the time. That was the last time I visited the cemetery and I am not sure I would be able to find it now. As I recall, old Sam Self was hard on his boys and they all had to work hard on the farm starting at a very early age. He would call for the boys to get up well before daylight and had a big "strap" if they needed any encouragement.
Added by Hal Coleman on Feb 05, 2014 3:17 PM
Hal Coleman
RE: Frank Hill Self
Thank you so much for your quick reply. My great grandparents also lived in this area (George Samuel Self and Marietta Gentry Self). I wonder if there was any connection between my Frank Hill and this one. Who knows? When I saw your name, I thought of my father-in-law's close friend Jack Winfrey. My wife's parents are both buried nearby (Jesse Millard Parker - Sharon Church and Marjorie Self Parker - Self Cemetery). Also, her grandparents (Jesse Maxey Self and Florence Merkel Self).
Added by Hal Coleman on Feb 05, 2014 4:44 AM
Hal Coleman
Frank Hill Self
My grandparents are Frank Hill Self (1891-1972) and Annie Garland Lightfoot Self (1895-1975) and they are interred in the Dillwyn Town Cemetery. I was quite surprised to see Frank Hill Self listed in the Self family cemetery. I am very familiar with the 2 Self sites, as my mother in law is buried in one and my wife's twin sister's child is in the other. Where did the info come from that Frank Hill Self was buried here?
Added by Hal Coleman on Feb 04, 2014 4:05 PM
Gary Cemetery
I hope you got the picture I sent you of the Gary family. If you didn't let me know. Gary Cemetery-Hopkinsville, Ky. Thanks Terri
Added by Terri on Jan 25, 2014 6:25 AM
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Added by Carolina Caswell on Jan 18, 2014 9:45 AM
Davis/Ayres family
Jeremy, please transfer Leila May Ayres Davis, 30493970, Charles Davis, 30493940, Robert Hall Davis, 30893401, and Malinda Jane McQuary Davis, 30893416. These are my g grandparents and gg grandparents. Thank you so much Martha Carper
Added by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2013 1:31 PM
A AAA American at Find A Grave
Dear J. Winfrey,

Thanks again.

You do so well in your research, history and work on here.

Did youall notice we may well kinlinkages too?(yes I admit I made that word up)

Please add me as your friend, on Find A Grave also here.

What do you think on Buckingham County, Va. was it the Clerk who set the fire.... thus destroyed any evidence and/or /also many of your and our records too?


Regards and love to your families,

Jonathan Robert De Mallie
Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Sep 13, 2013 3:44 AM
Patt Freedman
Gertrude Donald Richardson
I saw this name for Gertrude. However, I believe that Gertrude was a DAVIS from Buckingham Co Va. Her family lived off Rt 652 (Bridgeport) Rd. That family lived close to my Grandparents, Ivanhoe and Pearl Payne Bolling. She maried Mayo Richardson of Buckingham Co Va. Mayo had 3 sisters, Mary, Bessie, and Ella. Mary married a Golden and her son lives in Williamsburg, Va. (Al Golden) nicknamed "Duggie" may be about 90 yrs old now.

My Aunt, Irma Richardson Bolling was first cousin to Mayo. Patt Findley Freedman
Added by Patt Freedman on Sep 09, 2013 3:19 PM
Barbara New
RE: Goshen Church
Thanks so much for this! :-)

Did you get what you had wanted? Please let me know if you need anything else from me.

Take care,
Added by Barbara New on Aug 30, 2013 9:33 PM
A AAA American at Find A Grave
RE: Micah memorial transfers
Dear J. Winfrey,

Thank you again once again. Your AWESOME!!

Something more you may want to know , as I see your kin from the Jefferson side. Peter Jefferson as well known married and lived in what is Powhatan County now for just over two years going into the wilderness of what was now the larger populated Ablemarle Co. which Buckingham, Amherst, Nelson Counties came from. His son named after his dad, Thomas taught him a lot in his skills. The grandson Thomas later a Gov. , VP, and third US President was amazed with documentation , Native Languages and Law. More of my kin , Col. Thomas Harvie, Sr. (( Barracks Road was more of his lands..etc.. )) (Peter Jefferson's Chief Executor,confidant,Lawyer ( Barrister) , and friend) put Young 14 Thomas into what then became William and Mary LAW. A place of his only Wife now called Poplar Forest was his heaven and sanctuary.

The Native ( First Nations) culture as well enthralled Thomas so much he sent Lewis and Clark on what would be the most important expedition of its time. Where Thomas spent so very much as his showcase that is where two major First Nations Languages meet and collide. Talk about being in the center of things..


Jonathan Robert De Mallie
Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Aug 24, 2013 7:34 PM
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