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Donna Sutphin Armentrout (#47017964)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo DUE To a Health issue, I am running behind on catching up on emails and corrections...Please be patient

**** NEWS ALERT****
I have Many Relatives, Close and Distant Whose graves were NOT marked due to no funds (1600's- present )or so long ago that the stones have deteriorated into the earth

Family Traditions and Family Bibles and Death Records Let many of us know where they rest. So just because there is no stone does that mean they Shouldn't be included in family lines?

Come on people a true Genealogist digs to find the lines...and doesn't jump over those very important limbs of many trees just because there is no marker to prove that they lay X <-- here.

Find A Grave gives us an "Unknown" choice for burials or cremations, etc. and if it's a known fact that these people are dead, and they will most likely never be officially linked to any particular burial place, they also have a right to be remembered and to be linked to their other family members.
I will gladly link those who have an unknown status.
That can easily be changed if they are proved to be in any particular place.

I have been an avid cemetery hunter for at least 35+ years, My Mom had us (her children) off gallivanting cemeteries when she started researching my fathers Sutphin clan in the 70's

While growing up many a weekend was spent looking for long lost graveyards and feeling the excitement of finding the final resting place of our relatives..
All of her children when traveling still go through the local phone books for any Sutphin

What Mom instilled into us is a gift in my remember and honor those before us and never forget where we came from.

Thank you Mom for being my inspiration and my hero, Without your Love, Support, knowledge and patience of my endless supply of question and your roomfull of notebooks and your years of listening to the family histories told to you by so many this Crazy journey would not be possible.

My Lines of research are are Sutphin, Gilmore, Glick, Goads, Nesters, McPeak and all related families in my Beautiful part of Southwest Virginia

My husbands family lines are Armentrout, Argenbright, Blackwell Burns, McGown and Tylers of Rockbridge County Va. and surrounding counties

I happily accept any help ,corrections, new Friends and family members.

We are all on the same quest of finding our forefathers and our kin :)

A lot of the pictures I have posted are newer graves,when I cemetery hunt, I take pictures of all the stones and resting places new and old, that time or weather will allow I never wish to upset any of the families..I simply am trying to save some steps for future genealogist and maybe allow a family member far away to see a picture of their kins final resting place.

Many of the stones I attempt to photo document need a little enhancement to read the names and dates..due to the controversy of shaving creams,chalk and other sources..I use Herbal Choice, an all natural shave cream.

Special thanks to my Find A Grave mates Rita McKale, Ron Stewart, Victoria True, Denise Horton , Rich Kreiss for Your help being a sounding board when I'm frustrated and when I am stuck in a "That can't be right" moments.

A Thank You for his help and patience goes to my Friend Michael Nestor as I attempt to figure out the Goads and Nesters that touch so many of the family lines in My part of Southwest Va.

Thanks goes to my partner in Crime ,My Snake & spider killer ,Bee and Black Bear chaser offer.
My Hubby :)

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Dan Oh
Clayton Davis

Thanks for the transfer. We'll take good care of him.
Added by Dan Oh on Sep 25, 2015 7:02 PM
I need some help, Rosetta Weeks and John Hylton and several other Hylton's are buried in Hylton Cemetery, but no records of that cemetery. Any ideas where to look.
Added by DAS on Sep 22, 2015 10:45 AM
John Whitt
RE: Elijah Ogle
Hi Donna,

I hope it comes through this time. If you have any questions I can help with just let me know. I will tell you that the Cem. is in serious disrepair and requires a good clean up. I wish I lived in the area.
Added by John Whitt on Sep 20, 2015 6:54 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Hello Donna,
I was clearing off old emails and just realized that I had not ever thanked you for the transfer of:
Major Thomas Webb # 62631727
I am so thankful to have him in my care and so sorry to have taken so long to express it to you.
With regards,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Sep 13, 2015 10:01 PM
John Whitt
Elijah Ogle
Sent an email with directions
Added by John Whitt on Sep 13, 2015 4:23 PM
Marc Thayer, III
Rusty Lewis Hall

Hi Donna,

I have relocated his memorial. Thanks for the information!


Marc Thayer III
Added by Marc Thayer, III on Sep 12, 2015 11:37 AM
Carl Weaver
The Goads
Donna, it's not a big deal about the Goads not being where you thought they were. I find this a recurring situation as there are many incorrectly interred on Findagrave. For me, it is still the thrill of the hunt and the needed exercise I get for my old geezer legs while walking the hilly cemeteries of Rockbridge.
Added by Carl Weaver on Sep 12, 2015 5:37 AM
Daniel Hopkinson
William Madison "Matt" Bolt
My name is Dan Hopkinson, and my paternal grandmother was Julia Ann Bolt, supposed daughter of this Madison Bolt and Parmela or Parmalene O'Neal. from family photos and records I discovered while perusing this sight a few weeks ago the Find-A-Grave page for not only Madison and his ancestors, but one for Martha O'Neal Bolt McPeak who I assume our family knew as Parmela or Parmalene. I am hoping to find someone, family or otherwise, in the Fancy Gap and Laurel Fork areas of Virginia that might have or know of any family records or documentation to verify that Julia Ann Bolt's father was, in fact, Madison Bolt. Other family members that I know of for sure (and seem to fit according to what is on the Find-A-Grave pages) from family photos are Aunt Mandy, Uncle Ade, Goldie Martin, and Will Quesenberry. Julia's brothers included Perry, Posey, Caleb, and her older sister was Emma who married a Sherman and lived in Danville, Virginia. Anyone who might possibly have information to help me document my grandmother's family can email me at Thanks!
Added by Daniel Hopkinson on Sep 05, 2015 2:13 PM
Rickey "Rick" Boult
Thank you for the transfer.

Look what I uploaded.

Added by Rickey "Rick" Boult on Aug 31, 2015 11:25 AM
Rickey "Rick" Boult
Hope you are doing OK.

Added by Rickey "Rick" Boult on Aug 17, 2015 1:04 PM
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