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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.

Check out a way a friend shared, to take better pix of old and hard to read gravestones using a second flash.

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.

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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Nana Ma
RE: Wilson Nicholus
Morning LSP, As I mentioned in my earlier note, my husband is a great great grandson of Wilson and Huldah's. This couple was born into slavery and neither ever learned to read or write and according to the 1910 census neither weremarried previously. I assume all the people buried in that cemetery share similar histories, so they couldn't give census takers,county clerks, and church secretaries the correct spelling of their names. The only black residents of Rockbridge Co who were mentioned in obits in the Gazette or any paper were those who killed each other, were in gruesome accidents, were the servants of the rich, or were well known janitors, cooks, teachers, and preachers. Regular obits didn't start for everyone until the 1960's. I have the names of 12 of the 13 children this couple had. They established their common law marriage in 1865 before the CW ended, and never walked to Lexington on the July 4th, 1866 weekend to register their union with the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. I have 8 marriage records and 9 death records for their children all which list Wilson and Huldah as their parents. Neither Huldah's 12/21/1914 death certificate or Wilson's 1/17/1916 death certificate lists their spouses name, but the 17 certificates their children created should do the job. I have a large public tree on The title is Nicholas, Benton, Sexton, Smith, Carey, Carrigan, Tallant, Staley, Stiner Family Tree. All the records I have are attached to Wilson and Huldah and their children. I also have all the info concerning John Porter on my tree and he is buried at Back Draft too. Lastly, Huldah is an Old Testament Prophetess along with Deborah and Hannah and that is the source of Huldah's first name. Look forward to hearing from you. Mary Benton Nicholas
Added by Nana Ma on Jun 20, 2016 9:02 AM
Sgt Daxter
RE: Pattersons
Thanks again for the transfer of her memorial. I made all the additions and added her full obit. Her husband's (William Frank Patterson II)sister Angeline Reid Patterson also married into our Hawpe family. I only have info on their parents Samuel and Bettie Bell (Sterrett) Patterson. Nothing on Wm Ledgerwood Patterson but will take a look and see what I find. It may have been my brother Gary that sent you something. Several weeks ago he said he could provide links for a lot of the memorials that you and RaderFarm manage but hadn't because he doesn't like having his name placed on the memorials as the provider of the info. Doesn't like leaving a "digital footprint" on the internet. He has changed his user name at least 3 times. Currently using G VanB as his handle. (See Angeline Reid Pattersons memorial photo (49032390). He said he was gonna contact you. Thats why I changed my user name to Sgt Daxter also because if you googled my name hundreds of memorials are listed in the search return.

Dwayne Hawpe (aka Sgt Daxter)
Added by Sgt Daxter on Jun 17, 2016 5:36 PM
Alan Smith
I would love to maintain the huffman family in ludwick cemetery thank you for offering.
Added by Alan Smith on Jun 13, 2016 8:45 PM
Nancy Stuart

For Thomas Stuart, you found a newspaper article and next to it you wrote that Nancy Ann Stuart was his daughter. I have found other people saying the same thing.

I was just wondering how you found information relating Thomas Stuart and Nancy to each other. I'm trying to find solid evidence but I'm having a little trouble :P


Added by Isabelle on Jun 01, 2016 8:12 PM
RE: Col John Rodgers Burial
My bad. You are absolutely right.
Added by SueB on May 31, 2016 10:24 AM
Col John Rodgers Burial
Poking around on Find A Grave I found the burial for Col John Rodgers at White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Newark, DE. Find A Grave 14087289 with a good photo of the gravestone. So I think both the monuments we have are cenotaphs, at best. There is also a dup for Col. Rodgers at White Clay Creek, too. Someone made it 4 years after the original. I asked them to delete. We'll see if they do (Find A Grave 50605846).
Added by SueB on May 30, 2016 10:05 AM
Cindy Price
RE: Browns at New Prov
The Browns are downline in my family and I can't manage them at this time. Thank you, Though.
Cindy Price
Added by Cindy Price on May 26, 2016 5:40 PM
J. McKemy
RE: McKemys at New Prov
Linda -- Thanks for your offer to transfer the McKemy memorials at New Providence to me. I will be happy to take care of them. William Cooper McKemy -#63241433 is my 3X great grandfather. I have visited the cemetery twice -- in 1988 & 2003, but most of my research is long distance since I live in Colorado. I will let you know of any other memorials under other surnames that are related by marriage to the McKemy line.

Thank you for all your work on these memorials.

Julie McKemy
Added by J. McKemy on May 26, 2016 5:12 PM
Samuel Woods
Hi Linda,
I'm trying to follow your notes on the two Samuel Wood memorials. I've been working on Araminta Whittington who married James Wood and trying to figure out which Samuel is their son. Some of your notes are a bit cryptic and I'm not quite following. Please email me so I can try to sort them out!

Karl ("Beeswax")
Added by Beeswax on May 25, 2016 3:51 PM
RE: Wilson Graves
I went out to Derry after church this morning and rephotographed the Wilson stone. Overcast today actually helped make the inscription easier to read. Now I have an image with her full inscription. I have posted it to the Eleanor Wilson memorial and filled in the Marker Transcription field.
Added by SueB on May 22, 2016 9:45 PM
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