Please visit my new website, Peninsula Genealogy, if you have ties to the Hampton Roads area. I'm documenting obituaries, marriage, birth and death records there, and linking all obits back to findagrave so people can see additional info on their loved ones.
I have been doing my genealogy for over 13 years now. I started visiting the local cemeteries in my area looking for my relatives. By doing that, I realized how much I like to go there and how I enjoy helping others find their relatives. I am willing to do cemetery lookups in my area (Hampton, VA), so email me if need some help. Will also look up obituaries at our local library. I just love to do research!
I am currently transcribing and posting pics of cemeteries around Hampton VA. I have completed most of the smaller cemeteries (less than 1000 graves) and a few larger ones. I'm hoping by doing all this, it will make it easier for many people to find their loved ones.
My maternal grandfathers family was from MA (Mackay, Martin, McGlew, Traill)
My maternal grandmothers family was from VA, NC and PA (Gildner, Broadstreet, May, Bridgland, Smith, Arnold).
My paternal grandfathers family was from WY, NE, WI and SD (Allman, Caddy, Simons, Carberry, Rogers, Stuart)
My paternal grandmothers family was from CA, Washington, DC and OH. (Ehrmantraut, White, Gerhold, Dolph).
My husbands family is from NC and SC. (Orr, Malone, Boone, Clement, Mckay, Stewart, Vaughan Garrett, Hatchell).
44168419 Would you please add the following to Beatrice's Memorial...Born: May5,1919..died Jan.7,1955 Attach her to her father Oscar David Lawhorne #161944120 Haven't found her mother's yet.Working on siblings also.
Warren McNamara Hi Dawn I was wondering if the Warren McNamara grave you have is the same Warren McNamara that was a lawyer to Robert McKinney who was featured on Unsolved Mysteries? I'm trying to update the UM Website so I was just wondering if that is the correct Warren MCNamara then do You have Robert McKinney's grave? Much Appreciated
I recently got a message from someone about burials at this cemetery. They said the area was being cleared for development when the headstones were "found." She sent me some photos of stones for Curley & his wife Sadie, Richard, Sherman, James Pleasant(s) because she thought they might be my relatives since I have ancestors with that surname in Virginia - they are not.
I looked up death records for all of them on Ancestry dot com - they were brothers. The cemetery name on all of their death records is "Phillips" instead of Pleasant and the funeral home that interred them was Smith Bros.
Lancaster Cem Craven Co NC Dawn, curious as to exactly where John Hartage found and photographed the Lancaster Cemetery in Vanceboro Craven Co NC that you have a couple memorials in. I recently found a Lancaster Cemetery in Vanceboro at the corner of Maul Swamp Road and SR43 with the other 3 burials that are listed with your 2 but your 2 are not among the ones that I found. Must be 2 Lancaster Cemeteries in Vanceboro. In the interest of accuracy I would like to create another one, add my new photos and put all 5 where they belong. Hope you will be able to help me out in this. Doug
Alice Smith #45704389 I'm hoping you can help me with information on Alice Smith. I put in a photo request for her grave marker, but was told it could not be found. Do you remember if this memorial was added from a visit to the cemetery or from cemetery transcripts? I'd love to be able to discover the exact location of her grave.
I believe this may be Alice, daughter of Ezra M. and Martha Johnson Smith. According to family, our Alice was born Feb. 3, 1861 in Jasper County, Iowa, and died Sept. 26, 1863 most likely also in Jasper County, as that is where census records place her parents. In the 1860 census, they were living with Daniel, Elizabeth and Steven Johnson assumed to be family to Martha. I'd love to confirm this is our Alice Smith. I'd also love to uncover more information on Ezra and Martha. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!
Owen Hello Dawn, Found some dates for Jane Elizabeth Owen, through family records. 80 years old Born- Feb 13,1835 Born in Hampton, Virginia. Her death date is Aug.6, 1915. Father was Charles Davis Cake and was from Matthews County,Virginia. Her mother was Rebecca Brown Cake. There was a son Walter Earnest Owen. when you get chance could you add to her memorial? Buried in St Johns, Hampton. Thanks Gale H.
Thomas Johnston & Mary Baer Daughter, Dorothy C Johnson married Donald Guy Shifler. Donald Shifler was born in Maryland on Sept 7 1924, however he died Apr 21, 1994 in Newport News, Virginia. I have his whole famiiy in Maryland, but cannot locate where he is buried. Can yu help me? Anne S. from Pt. Pleasant, NJ
I looked at your Orr's and I couldn't see a connection between the two. The Ore's above are originally from Missouri, went to Neb and onto WY.
If you do not have a connection would it be possible to transfer them to me. They are not directly related but are in my family and it would be easier to add info if I didn't have to go through someone.