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LSP (#46860931)
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Bio Photo I'm doing my best to connect family links (parents and children) to my kin (direct and collateral) and really appreciate all who have kindly added the connections for me. It opens up a world to many. I'm glad to add yours also. My family in VA, PA and MD were there so early, they're kind of connected to everyone there. That's why I feel a responsibility to connect and record data when I come across it.

If you're interested in the symbols found on gravestones, check out two good sites at and Neat informative sites. Are you a taphophile or tombstone tourist?

Check out Scotch-Irish Presbyterians From Ulster to Rockbridge, by Angela M. Ruley, 3 October 1993. Angela headed the Rockbridge Area Genealogy Society and wrote several impressive publications on Rockbridge Co. This well written article combines pretty much everything I've found and more.

A professional grave cleaning solutions recommended often is called Wet and Forget. I understand it's had wonderful results, as seen in some gravestone photos. It's a slow acting cleaner that improves with time and weather. Sometimes repeat sprayings are necessary but wow, the results I've seen are impressive. Shaving cream is very destructive I am told.

I welcome all additions, connections, corrections or changes and am open to transfers so please feel free to contact me on the specific site.

Photos:"...The copyright of all photos posted to Find A Grave remains with the original submitter. No use of photos (or material) for any other website or personal use is given without prior consent of the original submitter."

Please let me know if you catch my errors, I missed them. Mea maxima culpa

CONTACT ME FOR GENEALOGICAL HIRE for research, especially in VA/MD/PA, through any of my memorials.

Please send REQUESTS for CORRECTIONS, CHANGES OR TRANSFERS or discussions through the EDIT feature on the specific memorial (top right), that way I know the EXACT site.
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Donna Stewart
RE: Mary Redden Valodin
Thanks for checking. I tried again this morning and still couldn't see it in IE, but it opened immediately in Chrome. Hmmmm.

Added by Donna Stewart on May 05, 2016 2:19 PM
Donna Stewart
Mary Redden Valodin
Can you please check the picture that you added to Mary Redden Valodin's memorial? It won't open for me. #158867225


Added by Donna Stewart on May 04, 2016 9:37 PM
Pat Bevier
RE: Wm Blair, 32436814
Good idea. Thanks
Pat Bevier
Added by Pat Bevier on Apr 30, 2016 12:06 PM
Pat Bevier
RE: Wm Blair, 32436814
I obtained the information that William Blair (1741-1815) was buried in the Glebe Cemetery several years ago from Betty Champion, a Blair researcher in Portsmouth VA. She had lots of good information on the Blair family. I asked for a picture of the grave and was informed that no grave could be found. I know that sometimes the graves are not marked or recorded. I have several such cases in my family. Since she had so much good information that checked out, I have taken her word.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Added by Pat Bevier on Apr 20, 2016 3:20 PM
Cynthia Pence Cox
RE: Zach Johnston's signature
No I haven't found his signature as of yet but on the back of the Patrick Henry document his name is written this why I asked.
Added by Cynthia Pence Cox on Apr 17, 2016 2:12 PM
Jane Brogan Smith
RE: Brogans at Stonewall Jackson Mem Cem
Yes, I would love to. I am kin to all the Brogans in Stone wall Jackson Cemetery. Just started getting into various family trees of mine and my husband's.
Thank you very much.
Added by Jane Brogan Smith on Apr 16, 2016 11:26 AM
Ann Harman Thomas
James Wade
Thanks for your help.
Added by Ann Harman Thomas on Apr 11, 2016 6:48 AM
RE: James Gileland, 83077470
Thanks for letting me know about the picture. Feel free to post your picture - I don't have any problems with people copying my pictures or improving them!

The spelling on the stone to me appears to be Gileland.

If you would prefer that I post your picture, that is fine too.

Kristin Koch
Added by KKoch on Apr 10, 2016 6:20 AM
Cynthia Pence Cox
RE: Zach. Johnston docs
Have you ever seen Zach. Johnston signature??

Cynthia Pence Cox
Added by Cynthia Pence Cox on Apr 06, 2016 5:21 PM
RE: Re: Ira Kerr
Ha ha, I probably did just that. I was starting to think one of us was... well, you know.
I'm fine, going to be freezing temps tonight, so one day we have flowers and the next they are brown nothings.
Added by JMB on Apr 04, 2016 4:15 AM
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