|Nikita Barlow (#46508077)|
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A Find-a-Graver since the site's origins as the hit for notable graves--not genealogy--I do "Famous" bios, and photograph/write about old gravestones, cemeteries, and the people interred within for the general reader. Will cheerfully answer queries, make corrections, add data to the "Family Links" section, and include other relevant info ASAP. Please no requests to insert multiple hyperlinks in the narrative part of the bio or to transfer pre-1900 burials. Find-a-Grave members can always include any grave listed on the website in an ancestral or other type of grouping by using the "Virtual Cemetery" feature. If you wish to quote me or use my photos, please contact me; attribution for written pieces is "by Nikita Barlow, for Findagrave", and for photographs, "Photo by Nikita Barlow". Thanks for your cooperation, and happy graving!
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|Barbara Campbell||RE: Martha & Aaron Blalock|
You are very welcome! I understand about wanting information to be verified. I drive people nuts by demanding proof. I was looking at a family member of mine when I ran across Keith and Malinda's story. I was trying to determine which bunch of Coffeys Keith was related to and when I found out it was a direct family member of mine that shot out his eye. (supposedly) Anyway digging about I found his Mother and thought to ask for the edit. Thank you for your time!
|Barbara Campbell||RE: William McKesson|
It does seem so, I found 2 records:
Name Aaron Paul Blalock
Event Type Birth 04 Feb 1904
Place Watauga, North Carolina Blowing Rock
Father's Name William Blalock
Mother's Name Martha Jane Hollifield
Name Martha Jane Blalock
Event Type Death
Event Date 22 Feb 1964
Place: Black Mountain, Buncombe, North Carolina
Birth Year 1878
Burial Date 25 Feb 1964
Burial Place Blowing Rock, Nc
Cemetery Boone'S Fork
Residence Place Montezuma, Avery, NC
Marital Status Widowed
Birth Date 15 Dec 1878
Birthplace Watauga, Nc
Father's Name Wiley Hollifield
Mother's Name Annie Reid
Spouse's Name Keith Blalock
|Gabriella Garcia||RE: Crannells & carver William Grant|
Thanks so very much!! I'll have to look up those texts. I also received a message from the Association for Gravestone Studies based out of Massachusetts who said they may be able to help with some more detailed information. If they provide anything extra I'll be sure to forward it to you.
|Gabriella Garcia||Question about William Grant|
Hi Nikita! I've been doing some research about Robert and Catherine Cranell's grave at Trinity Church (a longtime fascination as a lifelong New Yorker). You mention that it appears to be the work of William Grant, and I was wondering if you have any more information on him?
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much.
|Robert Fry||Penelope Stout's maiden name?|
Do you have any documentation that proves that Penelope Stout's maiden name was Van Princis and that her first husband's name was Kent? Most of the records I've seen for Penelope indicate that Van Princis was the last name of her first husband and that her maiden name was Kent (or Lent). The marriage record of Penelope and Richard Stout gives her name as Van Princis and indicates that she was a widow. That suggests that Van Princis was her married name, not her maiden name.
I'd appreciate any documentation you can offer.
|Joan S.||RE: Gravestones|
Hi Nikita. I didn't realize the brown sandstone was from the Belleville area. I grew up in Bloomfield and lived in that area until about ten years ago when I moved to Sussex County. My travels may take me to Elizabeth, so I'll keep those locations in mind. The brown sandstone headstones are my favorites because they're readable even today. Thanks for the interesting information! Regards, Joan S.
Added by Joan S. on Oct 26, 2015 9:04 AM
|Joan S.||RE: More sources on Orange, NJ, families|
Thank you so much Nikita! The information you've given me will keep me busy for a long time. The First Presbyterian Churchyard must have the biggest collection of brown sandstone headstones I've ever seen. I hope it can be restored. Regards, Joan S.
Added by Joan S. on Oct 25, 2015 9:11 AM
|Joan S.||Harrisons in the First Presbyterian Churchyard, Orange, NJ|
Today I went to the churchyard seeking the graves of three ancestors. I found one, Ichabod Harrison, but I didn't find his two wives. You give so much wonderful detail on all the memorial pages. Are there church records that I can access to find my other ancestors? I hope you can help me. Regarads, Joan S.
Added by Joan S. on Oct 24, 2015 5:58 PM
|Donald Ward||Charlie Silver|
Nikita, you provided a very informative bio for the tragic figure of Charlie Silver. Do you know if his mother Elizabeth (Wilson) Silver died giving birth to Charlie? Do you know where she is buried? I can't seem to find a trace.
Donald J. Ward
Thank you so much for getting the picture!
Added by S on Oct 10, 2015 3:37 PM
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