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Dog lover, gourd artist and the family historian. I started skulking around cemeteries about 20 years ago. |
It was a natural progression into genealogy and then into working with old Southern Cemeteries. My husband's paternal roots spring from the fertile earth of Branchville, Rowesville and Neeses, South Carolina.
I am also very involved in dog rescue, Basenjis - the African Barkless dogs. I combine all three of my passions by making Gourd Urns for pet ashes. They have a really nice earthy feel to them and it is a great way to memorialize a beloved pet.
If I've added a relative of yours, please request a transfer and I will be happy to oblige. I love doing photo requests and will happily do any that I can.
My own primary interest is in making sure that the oldest stones are not lost for future generations. To this end, I transcribe old stones, particularly in small family cemeteries and include the transcriptions.
I know that some of you aren't keen to add transcriptions to these pages, but I hope that in the case of stones that are all but lost to reading that you'll be willing to add them if offered, even as just a photo caption.
In the 17 and 1800s, people often tried to capture the spirit of a person in their epitaph. It can add significantly to their memory. Often there is also material of genealogical importance on these very old stones that will soon be lost when they can no longer be read.
Preserving this history for future generations is of benefit to all of us and a righteous calling indeed!
"Life is mostly froth and bubble,
But two things stand like stone –
Kindness for another's trouble,
and Courage when you face your own."
-- Adam L. Gordon
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|J. H. O'Cain Jr||Nicholas and Mary Rickenbacker|
I am grateful for your help and the photos you recently added to their memorials. Your dedication to this site is greatly appreciated.
James H. O'Cain Jr
|J. H. O'Cain Jr||Nicholas Rickenbacker and Mary Rickenbacker|
I am extremely grateful for the time you and your husband took to obtain photos for my 4th great grandparents burial site. Your kindness for this adventure is amazing and I am amazed at seeing the photos of their grave markers. Could you add the other photos you took to their memorials. And any you can't add because of space ( I think 5 photos) I would love to see. May I also use your photos for my Ancestry tree? I will most definately give you a credit line for taking the photos. When I submitted the photo request I had no idea someone would take this one up. Again, Thank You for helping and thank you for being a photo volunteer and an adventurous grave finder at that.
James H. O'Cain Jr
|Phillip & Donna Jeffcoat||Roskel Davis|
thanks for uploading this grave pic!!!
|Geezers||LEON & RUBY SPIRES IN ANTIOCH|
Thank you so much for the lovely photos of these sites. I appreciate your time and effort. Doris
Added by Geezers on Jan 14, 2013 6:18 PM
|Geezers||Nathan & James Williams Beaver Creek|
Again, thank you for your wonderful photos. I really appreciate them. Maybe I can help you out sometime. Doris
Added by Geezers on Dec 24, 2012 10:14 AM
|Geezers||Clyde Williams Beaver Creek|
Thank you so much for the photos. You must have spent most of the day at Beaver Creek. Doris
Added by Geezers on Dec 24, 2012 9:46 AM
|Geezers||Ezell Williams, Sr. Beaver Creek|
Thank you for the photo and the added information.
I really appreciate it. Looking forward to the rest of the photos. Doris
Added by Geezers on Dec 24, 2012 6:47 AM
Thank you so much for the photo of the above site. I really appreciated your time and effort. Doris
Added by Geezers on Dec 23, 2012 7:06 PM
|LReader||RE: Joseph Hutto|
From my research using Fold3 he was with the 20th
division. Enllistment date 1862 but didn't die until 1920 (I'm not real sure about his death yet)
Added by LReader on Oct 30, 2012 2:15 PM
|B.J. Waters||RE: William J. Rowe|
I am happy for you that your research led you to the right place, and thank you for your kind words. It is a shame that Margaret's crypt does not have a name plaque. The office confirmed the crypt number and it is the one next to William's. I wonder if she was married before, and has descendants still alive? Maybe someday someone will come forward and have a plaque added. It has gotten really expensive over the years.
Anyway, take care and if I can be of further assistance, just let me know.
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