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Sharon F. Corey (#46867193)
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Bio Photo I have been a genealogist for 22 years now. I love local and family history, cemeteries and helping others locate information about their family history. I helped organize the genealogy society in Chesterfield County in 1998 with the main goal in mind that the future members would help clean and care for the abandoned cemeteries there. We cleaned a couple in the beginning and then we became so preoccupied with the duties and responsibilities of the society that we did not have time for the original goal. Go figure!

I continued to be concerned about the preservation of the markers that do still exist in Chesterfield County and knew that I could never take care of all of them myself. Then I found out about Find A Grave through a friend, Jim Rogers, of Florida. Now my goal is to focus my efforts of preserving gravestones AND helping others locate their family burial grounds by photographing as many tombstones as possible and adding them to this website. If you find mistakes in the gravestone information that I have submitted, PLEASE let me know, so that I can make the necessary corrections.

If anyone would like to capture and use my church, cemetery or gravestone photos for ancestral research purposes, that is fine with me.

I have never cleaned a gravestone. I have only cleared my own family cemeteries of excess vegetation and debris. Also, I have NEVER used chalk, shaving cream, flour, baby powder or any other substance to mark or improve the ability to read a gravestone NOR do I approve of any of these measures. I simply photograph gravestones, usually of entire cemeteries, then enter them into the Find A Grave database. In some cases I will try to do a simple search for more information if this is lacking. I do not feel obligated to research the individuals entirely as this should be something for the family of the individuals to do. I simply wish to preserve the cemeteries and gravestones by photographing them as they are and entering them into the Find A Grave database. I do more extensive research on my own family lines, but I enter that informaton into databases created specifically for family research. I also do not feel obligated to flower each and every memorial I create as I firmly believe that caring enough to take the time and other necessary resources to create the memorial is what matters the most.

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H. Eddins
Martha E. Eddins
Do you know whether her parents, J.C. and M.A Eddins, were the same as Joseph Eddins (another son of Nehemiah and Obedience Eddins) and Matilda Ann Tice Eddins?
Added by H. Eddins on Sep 07, 2014 9:12 PM
H. Eddins
Nehemiah Eddins
You have listed only one name, "Andrew Jackson," as a child of Nehemiah. There are other children's name that I have seen on census records. Is there a reason that you did not list the others?
Added by H. Eddins on Sep 07, 2014 8:27 PM
Martie Groome-McGirt
Eliza Huntley
Thank you so much for taking this photo and listing this memorial. I have been looking for this person for about 2 years and just stumbled on the information today. I am trying to write a family history and this young woman was the mother-in-law of one of my family members. Her husband and daughter moved to North Carolina after her death.

Many, many thanks.
Martie Groome-McGirt
Greensboro NC
Added by Martie Groome-McGirt on Mar 17, 2014 10:28 PM
Thank you for the links!
Added by Nay on Feb 03, 2014 7:22 PM
Harold Burns King
Hi Sharon,

I was wondering if you could take a picture of Harold Burns King's gravestone. It's in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. He was my grandmother's little brother. He only lived 4 days and died from a prenatal tumor.

George Kemp
Added by George on Dec 22, 2013 5:31 PM
Ed Hightower
Aaron Copeland d. 1832 Wayfare
I hope no one will actually waste the time and money to make a trip to Wayfare in search of this grave. While Wayfare is one of the older Church and cemetery sites in this area you can see by viewing the Find A Grave site people still have not learned that many original interments there have been lost. With all due respect there are several factors at work here which make it extremely unlikely a marked grave for Aaron Copeland will be found at Wayfare. 1. Wayfare was constituted in 1847. While there were church services at some structure nea the current site about ten years or so prior anything that happened there in 1832 has been gone for a long time. 2. Lowndes County was not created until 1825, the part of Echols where Wayfare sits was originally Lowndes County. In 1832 the entire area of then Lowndes County was the frontier, the native Americans were still in the area, there was not one saw mill. the Courthouse itself was only a whole log one room structure. Any grave markers would have at best been a pile of stones or wooden. 3. If a later more modern monument for Aaron Copeland had been erected it would likely still be there. Wayfare is a well managed cemetery. 4. There is some research that indicates Aaron Copeland did not die in Lowndes County.
While I also like to know the burial sites of my ancestors or genealogically important persons related to them sometimes they just are not there. Finding the grave of someone who died in the Lowndes County area in 1832 unless the original site was known by family and marked later is an exercise in futility. If a marked grave for Aaron Copeland has not been found to date I would suggest those South Carolina researchers stop looking and go ahead and erect a memorial for him at the closet point where their best and most reliable research indicates.
Added by Ed Hightower on Oct 11, 2013 7:06 AM
Ann Parkinson
Patrick Teacy
THANK YOU for sponsoring his memorial page! How very kind you are! Looking forward to working with you more and more :)) Blessings~
Added by Ann Parkinson on Oct 07, 2013 7:33 AM
Ann Parkinson
Treacy at Old St David's
I am overwhelmed with your kindness! Thank you for the transfers. I am so very appreciative. Blessings to you for your volunteering to help others.
Best regards,
Ann Parkinson
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Added by Ann Parkinson on Oct 04, 2013 2:07 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 18956259

Would you Connect Find A Grave Memorial# 18956259 (Frances D. Rhynes) as wife of Robert Mitchell Rhynes - Find A Grave Memorial# 18956266.

Added by CarolinaGuy on Jun 10, 2013 12:03 PM
Mary Brennan
RE: Richardson's at Prince Frederick, Georgetown, SC
Yes that would be great. I have many family members buried there
Added by Mary Brennan on Jun 06, 2013 9:55 AM
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