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deegraver (#47071483)
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Bio Photo So Many Ancestors....So Little Time..
I was born in N.C. a long time ago and have lived in VA. for quite some time.
I enjoy researching civil war soldiers and their families and live in the Heart of the Confederacy.
I enjoy painting with acrylics, especially Old Homeplaces..Beach Scenes..Old Depots, any OLD buildings and such!
I have been Following the Periwinkle in Henry County, VA. and surrounding areas for over 25 years and have enjoyed every minute. :O)
There are many soldiers in my virtual Confederate Cemetery here on Findagrave.
If I can help you with anything, please feel free to ask me.
If you want me to transfer a memorial Please Include Your Findagrave # and go to Edit and ask me there.
I want to thank all the people that have helped me with my research over the years.
Two are Laura Rust and Eugene Landreth who helped my Mom and I when we first started our quest in the 1980s.
The "stories" are what make our ancestors on findagrave come alive once more.
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To Forget Ones Ancestors Is To Be A Brook Without A Source, A Tree Without A Root.....
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Dear Ancestor,
YOUR TOMBSTONE STANDS AMONG THE REST
NEGLECTED AND ALONE
THE NAME AND DATE HAVE WORN OFF
THE WEATHERED MARBLE STONE
IT REACHES OUT TO ALL WHO CARE.
IT'S NOW TOO LATE TO MOURN
YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT I'D EXIST
YOU DIED....AND I WAS BORN
YET EACH OF US ARE CELLS OF YOU
IN FLESH, IN BLOOD, IN BONE.
OUR HEARTS CONTRACT AND BEAT A PULSE
ENTIRELY NOT OUR OWN
DEAR ANCESTOR, THE PLACE YOU FILLED
SOME HUNDRED YEARS AGO
SPREADS OUT AMONG THE ONES YOU LEFT
WHO WOULD HAVE LOVED YOU SO
I WONDER HOW YOU LIVED AND LOVED.
I WONDER IF YOU KNEW
THAT SOMEDAY I WOULD FIND THIS PLACE
AND COME TO VISIT YOU.....
Author - Anonymous
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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.
They were somebody too, and deserve to be remembered.
If you send me a request and I do not address it within a few days, please re-send!
If you re-send and still get no response, go ahead and list my memorial on here, because I'm probably dead. :)
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David Arthur
Joseph Richardson
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37598572

Joseph is my wife's 5th Great Grandfather, I visited the Martin Cemetery, but found no stone for Joseph or his wife Sarah. I have seen numerous websites list this cemetery as their burial site. Is there documentation? I would like to have a stone placed.

Thanks for any help.


Added by David Arthur on Aug 23, 2015 7:46 AM
Stephen Benjamin
RE: Katherine Austin
I will try once again. However, we did not see any Austin, but certainly could have missed it. It is not a common name in this, or surrounding cemeteries. Thanks for your info.

Steve
Added by Stephen Benjamin on Aug 22, 2015 12:44 PM
Teresa Roundy
RE: Thomas A. Bateman
I have not been to the cemetery however my dad, sister, grandmother and other family members have.
Added by Teresa Roundy on Aug 22, 2015 11:03 AM
Janice Wilson
Alexander Bray, Jr.
I think I have some information on the Brays to add.
Penina Susan Dail married a Ernest Bray b. abt. 1907 in Nash Co., N. C. They married in Emporia, VA. But I found later she married a John Turner Fields in 1962 in Wayne Co. N.C. Then I found a Alex Bray listed as her husband. This is so confusing.
Added by Janice Wilson on Aug 22, 2015 9:39 AM
Shuler Ancestor
Carlos Jimmy McGaha # 99115890
Hello could you please transfer my cousin Carlos Jimmy McGaha to me Shuler Ancestor # 48749320 Thank you.
Added by Shuler Ancestor on Aug 20, 2015 10:58 AM
gloria corum
william cox cemetery
I am kin to Zack & Synthia Robertson, who are buried in this family cemetery. PLEASE tell me some kind of landmark or persons I can go and talk to. I've traveled this stretch of road trying desperately to find the cemetery...with no luck at all...........please contact me & let me know SOMETHING!!!!!!!! gloriacorum@yahoo.com
Added by gloria corum on Aug 17, 2015 4:53 PM
David F. Cross MD
Oxley Cemetery
I received a request for a photo of the headstone for Benjamin : W.Oxley. The Oxley Cemetery containing the grave of Benjamin W. Oxley (1830-1862) is supposed to be adjacent to the old Donley house. I located the derelict house in the woods about 100 yards due south behind 2580 Novelty Road, Penhook, Virginia. Co-ordinates 36.98144, -79.652575. I searched the woods surrounding the house but found NO evidence of a graveyard you listed as containing Oxley 35 graves. Benjamin Oxley served in Co. B 24th VA Inf. CSA. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Williamsburg, taken prisoner, and died May 31, 1862 at Fortress Monroe VA reportedly when his right leg was amputated. His burial place is unknown and the Oxley Penhook cemetery might have contained a cenotaph. His brother Nathaniel G. Oxley (1824-~1892) was also a Confederate soldier serving in Co. G 57rh VA Inf. CSA.
The other Oxley Cemetery in Franklin County (3 graves) is located south of Rocky Mount VA down US Route #220 southeast of Ferrum VA.
Added by David F. Cross MD on Aug 01, 2015 9:30 AM
David E Craig
RE: Aquilla Peyton
I checked the cemetery again. Catherine Payne headstone has unmarked graves on both sides. If Aquilla Peyton is buried next to her, he is not marked.
Added by David E Craig on Jul 31, 2015 4:10 PM
Debbie DuBrucq
Benjamin Sterling Ramsey
There is a death record on ancestry that provides: father: John A Ramsey and mother: Mattie Anglin
his birth: 25 Jul 1905 death: 12 May 1952

Then a marriage record: marr date: 10 Aug 1946, father: John Archer Ramsey and mother: Mattie Martha Anglin ... strange thing is that I can not find anything for a John Archer Ramsey ...

Debbie
Added by Debbie DuBrucq on Jul 29, 2015 8:18 PM
Chris Lamoureux
RE: Jenkins and Hester Oxley Cemetery
I hope that you are able to go by some day and see the site. Although not a cemetery per se, it has a sacred feeling to the place. I can give you more precise GPS coordinates if you are ever inclined to make a visit. Need to introduce you to Denise Booth. She and I are planning on a trip to the Bedford courthouse the second week in August to find Hester. I just went to the Franklin courthouse and have about 150 photographs of deeds to and from Jenkins and Hester. Am very willing to share. Would prefer to discuss over email, though, as this is a public forum. chris.lamoureux1@gmail.com
Added by Chris Lamoureux on Jul 29, 2015 5:43 PM
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