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Barbara Reid Ruiz (#47673477)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo My sister Ann Manley Reid Hamlin and I started searching for our ancestors in 1978 before all the automation took place. We enjoyed visiting the court houses and cemeteries where our relatives live. Got back into genealogy in 2012 to document what we found and get new information. We are descendants of Samuel Watson Reid (1831-1902) g-grandfather of the Steele Creek area of Charlotte and Manley's of Carnesville, GA.

Past genealogy projects:
1. Volunteer indexer for the 1940 Federal Census
2.Photo Documenting (with the help of my husband) tombstones in Mooresville, Iredell county, NC and listing on
-- Glenwood Memorial Cemetery Mooresville
-- Willow Valley Cemetery Mooresville
-- Green Acres Mooresville
-- Berea Baptist Church Mooresville
-- Rocky Mount United Methodist
-- Fair View United Methodist Church Mt Mourne
-- Iredell Memorial Gardens Statesville
3. family tree joint with daughter

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Barbara Jean Reid Ruiz
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Would you mind adding the Long family grave pic from Harlee Long Find A Grave Memorial# 92450763 to the memorial for his baby buried in the same plot Find A Grave Memorial# 50538410. Thanks as always - hope you have a great 4th!
Added by Lanie on Jun 29, 2016 2:57 PM
Sine Anahita
thanks from your second cousin
Barbara, thanks for your work on my mother's ancestry. Mary Alyce Stoni Strickland Johnson.
Added by Sine Anahita on Jun 24, 2016 3:58 PM
typo in parents for Martha Bridges
thanks very much for the info for Martha Bridges Harding Lewis Ballou. I've declined the request as there was a typo for father linking to Edward W Clary - I've made link to mother as requested and to correct memorial for Benj Bridges
best regards
Added by Anonymous on Jun 18, 2016 4:43 PM
RE: Martin Tobias Troutman
You are welcome! This link may interest you. It is to the Forestvale Cemetery burial index. There are 3 Troutman family members listed on there.
Added by Melinda on Jun 02, 2016 1:04 PM
Ruby VL
RE: Transfer request Ronald Lee Coleman
Hi thank you for the reply. My number is: Ruby VL (#48439030).
Added by Ruby VL on May 29, 2016 9:26 AM
Ruby VL
Transfer request Ronald Lee Coleman
Thank you so much for photographing and documenting my grandfather, Ronald Lee Coleman's memorial (Find A Grave Memorial# 128639413) Would you kindly transfer his to me so that I can connect him to his family and keep in contact with relatives. Thank you! -Ruby Lainez
Added by Ruby VL on May 24, 2016 5:18 PM
Tom Layton
Charles T Connor
In the gravestone photo you posted for for Charles T Connor at Rehobeth Church in NC, I would appreciate your help with the last word of the inscription. It looks like: "Kind one, thou art gone without a moment's warning. Thy absence makes thy once happy home a _________."

I have posted a story about Lt. Connor at my blog, in honor of Confederate Memorial Day. This detail would help round out the story.


Tom Layton
Boone NC

Added by Tom Layton on May 11, 2016 5:41 PM
C Prevette Vannoy
RE: Coggins Tombstone
You're very welcome! I actually got lucky and found it in less than a hour! I'm just glad I was able to get it for you!
Added by C Prevette Vannoy on May 08, 2016 6:37 PM
Heather B
John Bustle
I cannot tell you how very grateful I am to have the photo of the headstone for John Bustle. The Bustle family has been a little bit of a roadblock for me in my family search, so I am thrilled to have anything related to them. You are so kind to contribute so much. Thank you!
Heather B.
Added by Heather B on May 02, 2016 5:58 PM
Bobby Eldreth
Thank you so much for these photos. As an active volunteer here myself, I know how much effort goes into fulfilling a photo request. I meant to thank you earlier but I was actually in NC myself working a cemetery in High Point when you took these photos. Thanks again! Larry Eldreth
Added by LarryEldreth on Apr 27, 2016 9:40 AM
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