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Barbara Spears Pipek (#46800452)
 member for 9 years, 1 month, 15 days
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Bio Photo After moving around the country for 38 years, I moved home to Wilkes County, North Carolina where I grew up. I have been looking for my ancestors for over 40 years now. A lot of the first settlers in this area (Wilkes) migrated on to Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri and many other states. I am a 6th generation descendant of Sarah Boone, the sister to Daniel Boone.

I live within 3-5 miles of the following Baptist Church Cemeteries in the county: Big Ivy, Yellow Hill, Blue Ridge, New Hope. Stony Hill is just up the road and the Lenderman-Powell Family Cemetery is on our property.

In addition to Boone, my other surnames are: Spears, Hamby, Cardwell, Ashley, Owens, McGee, Church, Shepherd, Cartwright, Greer and Woodie to name a few.

My grandmother told me when I was growing up ... how do you know where you are going, if you don't know where you have been... I have been chasing those ancestors ever since.

I also do Genealogy Research and would be glad to assist you.

All memorials are entered with the greatest respect.

Please let me know any corrections needed or additions I can help with.

Photos of graves are free to use. Personal photos of individuals are copyrighted by this writer and can only be used on other sites by request and acknowledgement or original owner of the photograph.
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M (Dillon) Goddard
Clifford Shelton Goddard
Clifford was born in Moundsville Marshall Co WV not Wilkes Co NC. Can we get that corrected. Thanks.
Added by M (Dillon) Goddard on Sep 17, 2014 4:28 PM
clayton clark
Can you Please Email me you are scaring me i emailed you yesterday and you talked but you did not talk the rest of the night and today
Added by clayton clark on Sep 16, 2014 10:00 AM
Squire Boon photo: memorial 8318855
Hi Barbara,

If not mistaken, I believe the photo you posted for Squire Boone (1696-1765) is his SON - not Squire Boone Sr. You may wish to remove this because people are using it without verifying who it really is!
Added by Christine on Aug 27, 2014 5:39 AM
RE: Martin and Willie Ashley
It's not Dan but David.
And it's no problem. It's actually a little fun, kind of like a scavenger hunt. And I have found some info on mine and my wife's family in the process.
Added by DBrown on Aug 15, 2014 9:54 AM
RE: Grace Swaim, Margarette Lucinda Ashley and Daniel Macemore
No problem. I live within walking distance of Swaims Baptist Church.
Added by DBrown on Aug 10, 2014 10:00 AM
Coy O. York
RE: Clara Lee Walsh Shepherd
Hi Barb, take a look at 118480423 and 119470171 Jesse Lee & Hester Tincie photo's added.
Added by Coy O. York on Jul 21, 2014 8:51 AM
Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)
RE: James E. Cardwell
Barbara, It was an honor to do this for you and James. I pulled the grass from around his marker, swept it off, thanked him for his service to us and then after taking the photo, left a penny and gave him a salute. Its something I do and today he was remembered by both you and I and no one can ever take that away. Have a wonderful journey and maybe one day our paths will cross again. Sincerely and In Your Service, Allen

PS: I see that the VA still has his memorial, why don't you request a transfer and add some more info for James. AJ
Added by Allen D. Jackson, USAF (R... on Jul 11, 2014 5:48 PM
Chris Smith
Ermine Paul Spicer
Hey Barbara, I have made the transfer and the edit. Sorry if you had sent that to me before, I can't find where I received anything on it. Chris
Added by Chris Smith on Jul 07, 2014 6:37 PM
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RE: John Rash
Thank YOU, Barbara, for remembering this Christian family. As you know, Rev. John Warren Rash was a minister of the Gospel in the Methodist Church in the Millers Creek area. Velisha was my aunt.... I'm trying to tie these families together and appreciate your help so much. I was moved to tears when I read Melvin's letters a few yrs ago. I believe they should be posted around the internet so people can see that the Southern people were not "country hicks" as some Northerners believed we were. I posted another Civil War letter (written to Cpl Benjamin F. Bullis from his wife). I found the letter in an 1862 Northern newspaper and put it on Ben's memorial where he died at Point Lookout Prison in Maryland. Ben was the first cousin of Melvin Rash. Their letters show the true heart-feelings of the soldiers and their loved ones from Wilkes, NC. Our lives can be enriched when we discover the people who lived before us.
Added by Family Search on Jul 06, 2014 6:22 AM
Aleta Stafford
Amos Wesley Hamby # 45253896
My curiosity has gotten the better of me. Any idea why there are two stones for Amos?


Added by Aleta Stafford on Jul 05, 2014 3:30 PM
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