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Donna Sutphin Armentrout (#47017964)
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Bio Photo **** NEWS ALERT****
I have Many Relatives, Close and Distant Whose graves were NOT marked due to no funds (1600's- present )or so long ago that the stones have deteriorated into the earth

Family Traditions and Family Bibles and Death Records Let many of us know where they rest. So just because there is no stone does that mean they Shouldn't be included in family lines?

Come on people a true Genealogist digs to find the lines...and doesn't jump over those very important limbs of many trees just because there is no marker to prove that they lay X <-- here.

Find A Grave gives us an "Unknown" choice for burials or cremations, etc. and if it's a known fact that these people are dead, and they will most likely never be officially linked to any particular burial place, they also have a right to be remembered and to be linked to their other family members.
I will gladly link those who have an unknown status.
That can easily be changed if they are proved to be in any particular place.




I have been an avid cemetery hunter for at least 35+ years, My Mom had us (her children) off gallivanting cemeteries when she started researching my fathers Sutphin clan in the 70's

While growing up many a weekend was spent looking for long lost graveyards and feeling the excitement of finding the final resting place of our relatives..
All of her children when traveling still go through the local phone books for any Sutphin residents..lol

What Mom instilled into us is a gift in my eyes..to remember and honor those before us and never forget where we came from.

Thank you Mom for being my inspiration and my hero, Without your Love, Support, knowledge and patience of my endless supply of question and your roomfull of notebooks and your years of listening to the family histories told to you by so many this Crazy journey would not be possible.

My Lines of research are are Sutphin, Gilmore, Glick, Goads, Nesters, McPeak and all related families in my Beautiful part of Southwest Virginia

My husbands family lines are Armentrout, Argenbright, Blackwell Burns, McGown and Tylers of Rockbridge County Va. and surrounding counties

I happily accept any help ,corrections, new Friends and family members.

We are all on the same quest of finding our forefathers and our kin :)


A lot of the pictures I have posted are newer graves,when I cemetery hunt, I take pictures of all the stones and resting places new and old, that time or weather will allow I never wish to upset any of the families..I simply am trying to save some steps for future genealogist and maybe allow a family member far away to see a picture of their kins final resting place.

Many of the stones I attempt to photo document need a little enhancement to read the names and dates..due to the controversy of shaving creams,chalk and other sources..I use Herbal Choice, an all natural shave cream.


Special thanks to my Find A Grave mates Rita McKale, Ron Stewart, Victoria True, Denise Horton , Rich Kreiss for Your help being a sounding board when I'm frustrated and when I am stuck in a "That can't be right" moments.

A Thank You for his help and patience goes to my Friend Michael Nestor as I attempt to figure out the Goads and Nesters that touch so many of the family lines in My part of Southwest Va.

Thanks goes to my partner in Crime ,My Snake & spider killer ,Bee and Black Bear chaser offer.
My Hubby :)

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June Ford
Ernest Lee Ford #15050819
This is my father in law and is definitely not son of Icey Durnell. His parents were William Marion Ford and Dollie Ann Ford, with no connection to VA after at least 1801. I do wonder how that mistake came about, and would be happy to help straighten out the Ford line if wanted.
Added by June Ford on Mar 25, 2015 1:21 PM
D Rowland
RE: So sorry
Thanks for your message about Bill. I have for a long time thought you were connected to Bill's family in some way. I guess if you go back far enough we all are connected. Thanks again.
Donna Scott Rowland
Added by D Rowland on Mar 21, 2015 8:44 PM
Tony/AJ Sowers
Tony/AJ Sowers
Tony/AJ Sowers is also Agnes Cox McNew.
Added by Tony/AJ Sowers on Mar 18, 2015 4:57 PM
Tony/AJ Sowers
Children
Flurnoy had more children. Including my grandfather Jep who died in 1936
Added by Tony/AJ Sowers on Mar 18, 2015 4:38 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Thomas Utt #59858908
Thank you for updating the memorial for Thomas Utt #59858908
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Mar 09, 2015 7:50 AM
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Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Mar 02, 2015 7:29 PM
beelady
Vera Vaughn Burnette
Thanks for linking Vera to her parents! Blessings.
Added by beelady on Feb 16, 2015 1:47 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Another transfer & another thank you
Dear Donna,
As always you are the best and so supportive in my efforts to connect family.
Thank you for the recent transfer of:
Mary Thelma Alice Beamer Hawks # 51571346
With greatest appreciation,
Marcia
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Feb 10, 2015 1:22 AM
Jesse Macon Lawrence Jr.
Turpin Family
Donna
Thank you so very much for all the work you have done and continue to do. I have researched my wife Bonnie Turpin's family in Floyd/Willis and surrounding areas for ten years. I have researched my family in eastern NC for twenty years. Keep up the good work. i know only too well that it often goes unappreciated.
Jesse Lawrence Bent Mountain lodge 2/9/2015
jmljr39@swva.net. My Website
http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=jmljr
Added by Jesse Macon Lawrence Jr. on Feb 09, 2015 6:08 AM
Mary J. Helton
Joel and Judah Hubbard
Thanks you so very much for taking these wonderful pictures for me. Blessings to you and yours!
Added by Mary J. Helton on Feb 08, 2015 9:44 AM
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