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connie adams (#47912879)
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I am a PK (Pastor's Kid), so I have lived in many different places during my lifetime, and I don't really claim any one of them as "home", although I did live in northern Virginia for 25 years as an adult.

But both of my parents were born and raised in the farming community of Meadow, near Benson, NC, and both of their families have lived in Johnson County for generations. This makes it relatively easy to research my ancestors. But there are over 1000 cemeteries in Johnston County, and many of them are not easy to find. I enjoy visiting cemeteries and looking for an unexpected surprise.

I enjoy taking photos for other people who are not so lucky to have most of their ancestors in one geographical area. I think of my grave searches as scavenger hunts.
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Thomas Justis
RE: Millie Ryals
I'm so sorry to hear about yor health problems . You and I share a passion for memorializing those who have passed before us and yor contributions are huge. I would be happy to take over any of your memorials you see fit to pass to me . Many of your mems are extended family members on my wife's line anyway. I am thrilled to hear about how your mother has enjoyed that old pic . From what I have been told the pic was taken at Barefoot school ( later Miss Minnie's Store) . According to family legend the lumber to build the school was given by my wife's Great Grandfather Noah Gideon Barefoot which would make sense seeing how many children he had and his brothers and sisters had many children too but that is not documented. the teacher is not identified but when I look in 1900 - 1910 censuses from now on I will be looking for someone listed as teacher profession.

Thankfully and respectfully your
Tom
Added by Thomas Justis on Feb 25, 2015 12:12 PM
LKTL
James O Beasley
Hi Connie: You have a headstone on the memorial for James O Beasley #102943883 and it is a duplicate of one of mine #102041195. Will you please transfer the photos to mine as it is the earliest date and then I will contact the make of that memorial about it being duplicate. All the family except the spouse has been linked to mine also. Hope you are doing well. Latitia
Added by LKTL on Feb 14, 2015 6:34 PM
Thomas Justis
RE: Millie Ryals
Sent them
Added by Thomas Justis on Feb 13, 2015 12:45 PM
Thomas Justis
RE: Millie Ryals
My wife's name is Sue Tart Justis her mother was Ruth Barefoot Tart . Give me a e mail address and I will send them or bring by a thumb drive at 395 Noah Rd. This weekend and I will put them on it . We are moving Sue's dad to Tennessee Monday and I don't know when we will be back.
Added by Thomas Justis on Feb 13, 2015 12:02 PM
Thomas Justis
RE: Millie Ryals
My wife's grandmother is Thenie Jane Kinsey-Barefoot. She was a schoolmate of Millie's . I also have a picture of a group of schoolmates from Thenie that has everyone labeled . Many of the folks in that picture are names I recognize from family research .
Added by Thomas Justis on Feb 13, 2015 6:21 AM
Thomas Justis
Millie Ryals
I found a wonderful old 1picture that belonged to my wife's grandmother. the picture was not marked but another Group School 2picture was. The The First picture Bore a great resemblance in my judgment to the second. I believe it is a picure of Millie Ryals at a very young age . I posted it on her find a gave memorial. please look and see if you approve. If you don't agree or approve let me know and I will remove it . I sincerely hope that it is Millie and you like it. I had to take off my tombstone picture to make room for this picture.
Added by Thomas Justis on Feb 12, 2015 2:31 PM
Wanda
Holly Grove Church Cemetery
Hi, Connie. Thanks for all you do. I am looking for Joe Pender who is my husband's grand uncle. His death cert indicates he was living in Wayne Co. when he died, but for burial it says Holly Grove. Would you/could you please check to see if he is at the Holly Grove Church Cemetery in Johnson Co? From the two pics you posted it looks like quite an old one. He lived 1859-1918. Never married. We looked for the cemetery one time and were directed to the old Holly Grove Church and the new one, but no indication of a cemetery at either. Thanks so much.
Added by Wanda on Jan 22, 2015 6:42 PM
Thomas Justis
RE: Augusta Barefoot? Dodd? Parker?
Mem # 103563114
Added by Thomas Justis on Dec 16, 2014 2:56 PM
Thomas Justis
RE: Augusta Barefoot? Dodd? Parker?
The Best I Can figure From the cenus data This is the Same person Married Twice First to Wiiliam Dodd in 1920 they are shown living with her mother Alice Louvenia Lee Barefoot in the 1930 census and again in 1940 in their own home with a child Essie May Dodd. Then I found A marriage record for Augusta Dodd to Wilbur Elbert Parker then there is the dath certificate you mentioned showing her parents to be John Vinson Barefoot and Alice louvenia Barefoot With her husband Being Wilber Parker.
Added by Thomas Justis on Dec 16, 2014 11:31 AM
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Louise Pounds
Thank you for the additional pictures of Louise's grave and the temporary marker. Much appreciated.
Added by Mevagissey Girl on Nov 24, 2014 11:03 PM
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