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SWVA Genealogy Searcher (#47214926)
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Bio Photo I began my genealogy researching after my father mentioned that he wanted to know what happened to one of his aunts on his father's side. He didn't know his father since he passed away in 1935 just after he was born. He didn't know a thing about his grandparents on his father's side either, so my search began. I wanted to locate information, any information that I could gather for him.

After I received marriage and death certificates for some of the relatives, names started fitting into place. I found it interesting and intriguing. The journey has taken so far 3 years and I still have a long way to go.

I am now searching for locations of graves/headstones for many of my relatives so that I can let my father know where they are resting.

I am hoping that this site can help me find the relatives long lost. Maybe some of the family headstones that I add can help others in their search, as well.

Family names include: Thompson, East, Roope, Roop, Rupe, Hudson, Wolfe, Loftis, Lewis, Wilbourne, Wilburn, Wilborn, Nance, White, Bond, and many others.

I am having difficulty in locating graves for many relatives. I know where they passed away but where they are resting is a mystery. Maybe some day they will no longer be mysteries.
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James Hankins
Re: FAG Mem 51405651
While checking my Fowlkes links I found your memorial for Henry Lee Fowlkes. I don't know if this is your relative as well; he's my 2d cousin, twice removed. For what it's worth, the 1920 census, Danville, lists his son as Henry L. Fowlkes, Jr.; then, the 1930 census, South Hill, lists this same son as H. Lawrence Fowlkes. The presumption is that his dad's name is Henry Lawrence Fowlkes, Sr., whereas you have his middle name listed as Lee. Adding to this is that the elder Henry's mother is Sarah Alice Lawrence; this is almost certain evidence that his name is Henry Lawrence Fowlkes vice Henry Lee. Still, I do see the marriage record transcription for Henry Lee Fowlkes to Rosa James Glass, in 1909, Halifax County. The year is right for their first child, and Halifax is right in the midst of the census data. Confusing is that there are two transcriptions for the marriage of Sarah Alice Lawrence to a Fowlkes, both on the same date, whereas one is named Lee D. and the other is named W.D., plus both list Sarah parents as M.C. and C.A. Lawrence (obviously the same record, just one of the name transcriptions for the husband is wrong. I used W.D. because the 1900 census original image is crystal clear, and the correct children are listed, plus the 1880 census names him was W.D., and the 1910 census names him as William D. (all same children and spouse). Again, for what it's worth; I'll continue naming him as Henry Lawrence Fowlkes, Sr. You may not have this level of interest in that family, but if you do, then I can send you my family file with sources. Regards, James Hankins
Added by James Hankins on Dec 14, 2014 10:05 AM
Faye Francis
RE: Grave Photos
Thanks
Added by Faye Francis on Nov 30, 2014 12:09 PM
Faye Francis
RE: Grave Photos
When I called Highland Memory Gardens
(540-674-5231) they didn't want to tell me where they were buried - something to do with privacy- I asked if this is not open to the public - anyway they told me Mary & Stewart Mounts are buried in 4 Gospels Garden section. I did make a memorial for Stewart last night.

Thanks again
Added by Faye Francis on Nov 30, 2014 6:11 AM
Faye Francis
RE: Grave Photos
Thank you so very much
Added by Faye Francis on Nov 29, 2014 5:43 PM
Faye Francis
RE: Grave Photos
Thank you - I know it is cold & windy - no rush
Added by Faye Francis on Nov 17, 2014 4:17 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Dora Rose #52540224 and Hal Porterfield #79529155
Thanks for updating the memorials for Dora Rose #52540224 and Hal Porterfield #79529155
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Nov 10, 2014 6:52 PM
Faye Francis
RE: Grave Photos
thank you very much - no hurry
Added by Faye Francis on Oct 30, 2014 7:25 AM
Faye Francis
Grave Photos
I am searching for grave photos of my aunt & 2 uncles buried in Highland Memory Gardens in Pulski County, VA.

They are: Seldon Hubbard #37515414 Masonic Garden
Mary Mounts #37597571 4 Gospels Garden
Mary's husband Stewart Mounts - no memorial # for him, I believe he is buried beside Mary; he passed before her in 1988.

Would you able to get photos of their markers?

Please advise & thank you
Faye Francis
fayef@frontier.com
Added by Faye Francis on Oct 29, 2014 7:43 PM
Billie Cress
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could you link my uncle Stuart with his father please. Caddell Stuart Cole 103063033 to father Andy Cole 25132544 mother Lucy 25132561 Thanks
Added by Billie Cress on Sep 27, 2014 2:55 PM
Angie M
Lora Francis Whiitaker
I have started building my family tree. I stumbled across my grandmothers head stone.If anyone is related to her please get in touch with me. I am trying to learn as much as I can about her. Thank You
Added by Angie M on Sep 18, 2014 6:50 PM
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