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Donna Sutphin Armentrout (#47017964)
 member for 8 years, 2 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo DUE To a Health issue, I am running behind on catching up on emails and corrections...Please be patient

**** 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

What Mom instilled into us is a gift in my 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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Patty Ann Page
Thank you
Thank you so much for all the work you do. I have wanted to visit my grandfather and great grandparents buried in the Terry Fork Cemetary. My great grandmother was Valeria Goad and great grandfather is Floyd Goad. My grandfather is buried there too, Matt Moles. My grandmother was Matha Elizabeth (Lizzie) Goad Moles.
Added by Patty Ann Page on Aug 21, 2016 11:15 AM
💞Deborah Zimmerman McCoy💞
I just wanted to say...
You are awesome and I appreciate and respect you to the highest. You just do not know how great you make me feel when you transfer my family members to me. I take time and try to write a bio and bug other family members for photos if I do not already have one.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I wish others had your kind and giving spirit...

Have a blessed day.

Added by 💞Deborah Zimmerma... on Aug 18, 2016 2:22 AM
John Whitt
RE: Elijah Ogle
I see we have had no luck on this.
Added by John Whitt on Aug 17, 2016 10:22 AM
💞Deborah Zimmerman McCoy💞
Fannie Hash Carter
Thank you so very, very much for transfer my gg grandmother to me. I thank you so much for finding out where she was buried. I am going to transfer my info to your memorial, contact cousin carol and ask her to delete the unknown burial info one she created.

Thanks again.

Added by 💞Deborah Zimmerma... on Aug 17, 2016 6:03 AM
John Whitt
RE: Elijah Ogle
Hi Donna, I see they still are not making the change. Are they sleeping?
Added by John Whitt on Aug 14, 2016 6:33 PM
Val Baugh
Duplicate Memorial
Isaac Warren Duncan or Warren Isaac Duncan

Added by Val Baugh on Aug 09, 2016 5:15 PM
Valenciaღ Asiaღ Angel of Mine💕
Hello Donna,

Many thanks for your visits. Means alot to our family. Have a wonderful day

Valencia's mom

Added by Valenciaღ Asiaư... on Aug 07, 2016 2:47 PM
F. Hylton
Isaiah "Dub" Hylton
Thank You, F. Hylton
Added by F. Hylton on Aug 02, 2016 7:47 AM
RE: john william mayo
Thank you for your nice to be able to get help... we were told that the Johns second wife bessie put wrong birth date on death certificate but im still not quite convinced we have found our right john william mayo..Thank you!
Added by kmayo on Jul 21, 2016 6:53 PM
Tombstone Girl
Use of pictures
Hi Donna,
My granddaughter and genealogy partner is taking a 4-H genealogy project. She had the best project in our county and is now moving to the Ohio State Fair.
And she would like to know if she can add some of your pictures to her project. The pictures will not be used for anything else and will be given credit.
Thanks, Terri & Courtney
Added by Tombstone Girl on Jul 21, 2016 1:25 PM
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