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deegraver (#47071483)
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Bio Photo So Many Ancestors....So Little Time..
I was born in N.C. a long time ago and have lived in VA. for quite some time.
I enjoy researching civil war soldiers and their families and live in the Heart of the Confederacy.
I enjoy painting with acrylics, especially Old Homeplaces..Beach Scenes..Old Depots, any OLD buildings and such!
I have been Following the Periwinkle in Henry County, VA. and surrounding areas for over 25 years and have enjoyed every minute. :O)
There are many soldiers in my virtual Confederate Cemetery here on Findagrave.
If I can help you with anything, please feel free to ask me.
If you want me to transfer a memorial Please Include Your Findagrave # and go to Edit and ask me there.
I want to thank all the people that have helped me with my research over the years.
Two are Laura Rust and Eugene Landreth who helped my Mom and I when we first started our quest in the 1980s.
The "stories" are what make our ancestors on findagrave come alive once more.
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To Forget Ones Ancestors Is To Be A Brook Without A Source, A Tree Without A Root.....
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Dear Ancestor,
YOUR TOMBSTONE STANDS AMONG THE REST
NEGLECTED AND ALONE
THE NAME AND DATE HAVE WORN OFF
THE WEATHERED MARBLE STONE
IT REACHES OUT TO ALL WHO CARE.
IT'S NOW TOO LATE TO MOURN
YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT I'D EXIST
YOU DIED....AND I WAS BORN
YET EACH OF US ARE CELLS OF YOU
IN FLESH, IN BLOOD, IN BONE.
OUR HEARTS CONTRACT AND BEAT A PULSE
ENTIRELY NOT OUR OWN
DEAR ANCESTOR, THE PLACE YOU FILLED
SOME HUNDRED YEARS AGO
SPREADS OUT AMONG THE ONES YOU LEFT
WHO WOULD HAVE LOVED YOU SO
I WONDER HOW YOU LIVED AND LOVED.
I WONDER IF YOU KNEW
THAT SOMEDAY I WOULD FIND THIS PLACE
AND COME TO VISIT YOU.....
Author - Anonymous
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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.
They were somebody too, and deserve to be remembered.
If you send me a request and I do not address it within a few days, please re-send!
If you re-send and still get no response, go ahead and list my memorial on here, because I'm probably dead. :)
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Orval Hodges
RE: william hodges 61332584
Hi Dee, this is not my set of Hodges, but reading over the notes that Bob Hodges wrote, I would take him for his word, that he is not the son of Jacob Hodges because that is Bob's family tree. I would check out the cemetery that Bob said he might would be.

Orval
Added by Orval Hodges on May 28, 2015 1:46 PM
Josh Duffy
Mullins
I was looking at the Mullins Family cemetery which you have listed as being located in Mayo(Henry County,Va) near the Bolijack home place. My grandfather owns this property and has for many years now. We have located several legible tombstones in the woods just behind where the Bolijack house stood. We've found 3 dated early to mid 1800's. If you're ever in the area and would like to check these out or look for more let me know.
Added by Josh Duffy on May 27, 2015 1:31 PM
James King
King Cemetery, Leatherwood, Henry County, VA
deegraver,
I'm a descendant of the Kings of Henry County. I'm curious about the burials you have logged into the "King Cemetery" and if your information is from records alone or if you have physically been able to see the cemetery. I notice some photo requests have gone unfulfilled so thought maybe the cemetery itself has disappeared from sight. That's not hard to do as I found out in Kentucky while searching for my great grandfather's cemetery. I did manage to find it but as is the case with many old family cemeteries, his burial place is hidden in the midst of dense foliage and in the middle of a cornfield! I visited Henry County five years ago and spent a day at the Bassett Historical Center to research what I could but never was able to identify where my ancestors land was located, not to mention where they might be buried. You look like you're pretty busy researching and posting but if could advise what you know about the location of the King Cemetery, I'd really appreciate it.
Jim King
email: jking181@tampabay.rr.com
Added by James King on May 26, 2015 3:31 PM
kimmie925
RE: William Ira Kennon
Yes, I was able to see "Wm. Ira Kennon" and the "1823" and part of the 1900. That was all. But it was hard and the only reason I found it in the first place was it was in a row of three other Kennons!
Added by kimmie925 on May 25, 2015 7:12 PM
Becky Culpepper
RE: Elizabeth Mossom Reynolds
John Reynolds was born Feb 10, 1725 in Virginia and apparently died in Henry Co., Va-- unk date-

He married Elizabeth Mossom in 1749 in Stafford, VA and she died Dec 24 1754 (per tombstone)
Apparently had no children.

Her sister, Susannah also married in 1749 to John's brother Capt William James Reynolds, who did not died until 1798. Susannah had her last child in 1763 and died sometime after that but I have not found a death date for her. It is believed she died in St Peters, New Kent, VA
It does not appear he married Elizabeth at any time.

He married Martha "Patsy" Gore in 1777 and had 3 sons; James- b 1777, William b 1781 and John b- 1781.. so he apparently died after 1781.

Could you happen to be able to read the other tombstone to see if you thought it was for John?

I hope I am passing along accurate information- I have not been working on this family long and much of this information is from other researchers.

Thanks for your help and your posting information for those who can't do our own looking.

Becky Culpepper
Added by Becky Culpepper on May 25, 2015 5:22 PM
Diane Gravlee
Gravely connection
deegraver, I have been chatting with both Sally Parker and Desmond Kendrick. Desmond is the Henry County, Virginia historian and is also related directly to the the Gravely clan in Henry County, as is, of course, Sally Parker, through Benjamin Franklin Gravely. I am related through the brother of Joseph Gravely, who was John Gravely. John and his family moved to Pickens County, SC. and eventually, part of that family moved on to Walker County, SC. and changed the spelling to Gravlee. Anyway, Sally, Desmond and I would very much like to know your connection to the Gravely clan. Would you be willing to share your relationship to the Gravelys of Henry Co., VA.? You can send me a family chart or tree or just email me a list of descent or ascent to dggravlee@gmail.com. Desmond would like to have that connection for the Henry Co. records. Thanks so much. Also, knowing your full name would be of some benefit too, which is why you can email me rather than reply here. I will forward your email on to Desmond. Thanks. Diane
Added by Diane Gravlee on May 23, 2015 1:27 PM
Bill King Knight
RE: Trogdon Cemetery
I got pictures but it is so grownup with weeds that you have to look hard to see the tombstones except for the large tall one.
Added by Bill King Knight on May 20, 2015 6:40 PM
Mary Lois
Many Thanks for all of your work
Many thanks for all of your work in posting so many graves and so much information. You have posted about many of my relatives and given me so much information that I have been unable to find anywhere else. I suspect that we may be cousins! This time it is Martin and Vernon families in Rockingham Co. NC and VA. I am most grateful to you.
Added by Mary Lois on May 18, 2015 10:49 AM
Rich Dohm
ForestLawn Cemetery, Richmond ~
Hi Dee. The phone number is actually 804-321-7655.
Added by Rich Dohm on May 11, 2015 11:52 AM
Christy Smith
RE: Elisabeth r Potts Blum
What is listed on family search is about 1822 for her birth and 1920 for her death. 12 August 1820 for George's birth and there isn't a death date. Just says deceased.
Added by Christy Smith on Apr 30, 2015 9:18 AM
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