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Ray (#47188697)
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Bio Photo Feel free to use any of my photos in any way that you wish, especially the older ones. My only purpose in posting them is to share them with those who want them and to help preserve them for posterity, just as many of these were gifts which others (long dead, for the most) once shared so generously with me. History is not for hoarding or profit but for preserving and passing on.

All of my memorials are works in progress, so I'm continually tinkering with them, researching, editing or expanding them. Additions, comments, corrections, criticisms and suggestions are always welcome and considered.

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Billy Carpenter
Ray's Photo
Thank you Ray for your generosity of allowing use of your photos. So appreciate the one of Thomas Carpenter.
Added by Billy Carpenter on May 14, 2015 12:58 AM
Faye Wakefield
Perry Family Cemetery
Hi Ray,
Do you know the location of the original Perry Family Cemetery in Lancaster Cty, SC. or if it
is underwater.

I know the stones have been moved to Liberty Hill Pres. Church, but I would like to visit the
original site if possible.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Faye Rochelle Wakefield
Added by Faye Wakefield on May 12, 2015 8:37 AM
Marian Ritchie
Zachariah Isbell 1722
Hi Ray,
Just wanted to touch base with you and see if you would send me a copy of the article from the Richmond (Virginia) TIMES DISPATCH, March 6, 1904, page 5.
Added by: Ray

I would like to add it to my Ancestry charts for Zachariah.

Hope things are going well for you. I haven't been doing too much genealogy in the last few years. However some of the Thompson family have been prodding me to get back into it.

I'm kind of forgetful but I must admit genealogy has always been one of my weaknesses. I did make the mistake of entering 2/3rds of all my research on another persons tree. I didn't realize I wouldn't receive the credit for it at the time. Then I got to looking at it and decided it was crazy for me to have put bible records, photos, and all my hard sought after information on others pages. Then I decided to do my own trees. LOL Live and learn the hard way. That's my motto!

I would truly appreciate a copy of this to use on my Ancestory pages.

Marian Ritchie, the former Marian Brown
daughter of Sylvia Isbell
g daughter of Samuel Robert Isbell
gg daughter of Robert Isbell Jr.
ggg daughter of Robert Isbell Sr.
gggg daughter of Zachariah Isbell 1790
ggggg daughter of Jason Isbell and so on and so on. You know the rest of the links. LOL
Added by Marian Ritchie on May 08, 2015 4:27 PM
findagrave Julia Smith
Thank you Ray. Do you know when she married Jack Miller. I am still woking on her memorial and will add your attached message from her death notice to her bio section.

Added by Rhonda on May 06, 2015 4:18 PM

Needless to say, I will be reading your Veitch information a little each day. It is very informative. Thanks for the link that I will check soon.

I have family buried at Fort Lincoln and I own books from the PG County Genealogical and Historical Society. You will see that there are many dates missing for the Veitch/Boyle memorials.

My childhood home was close to the Cemetery but we moved from that area and now reside close to the Calvert County line. Many of my memorials are from Southern Maryland. We have passed the Veitch's Cove Historical marker many times in our travels.

Please check the remainder of the Veitch family memorials at Ft. Lincoln and see what else you might have to add that will enhance them.

Thank you for your contribution.
Your help is appreciated,

Added by Margaret on Apr 08, 2015 4:26 PM
Patsy White Penney
Weir Cemetery

Mix-up in John Weir(NC) and John Weir SC)
Each had sons Thomas.

Will of John Weir Lincoln Co NC 1818
Son Thomas Weir died 24 Mar 1868 Cleveland Co., NC. He has will also.
Will of John Weir Fairfield Co., SC 1817 Names sons, including Thomas
30 page probate in Talladego Co AL (1848-1853)of wife Mary ( ) Martin reveals the whole family, names all children and spouses and their locations. Have not found her maiden name but Mary had been married to a Martin before her marriage to John Weir and had 2 children.
I would like to connect to the John of NC, the- Rev War hero of King's Mt. but my John of SC was a Rev Soldier from SC whose widow and their children came to MS via AL.

Will be glad to communicate with interested researchers.
Added by Patsy White Penney on Apr 02, 2015 5:50 PM
Nancy Cornelius
Zachariah Taylor Dowdy and Nancy
I am confused, which is not hard for me to do sometimes. Someone has posted a picture of Nancy and Zachariah's stone like the one you took and posted for them in another cemetery by the same name. The other cemetery is up toward Arab. I don't feel like they have the right cemetery. There are many cemeteries in Marshall and DeKalb with the same name making it very hard to post your memorial to the right cemetery. Thought you might want to know. My daughter's husband is the great grandson of Ruth Dowdy who died this time last year in DeKalb Co. AL. I am also interested in the Martin family that, I believe, their daughter married. Thanks for all the bios that you place on your memorials. It does help a lot.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Mar 20, 2015 5:26 PM
Rich Dohm
"Uncle Ben" Reynolds ~
Hello Ray. I have kin at the Mount Ida cemetery, and noticed THIS memorial of yours. You should ask to accept him as famous... after all, who alive has never heard of Uncle Ben? If I was you, I'd add Uncle Ben in the nickname field too.
Added by Rich Dohm on Mar 10, 2015 2:41 PM
Karyl Lee Rodabough
Perry Cemetery Mix UP!!
Please be aware, there are 2 Perry Cemeteries within walking distance of each other in Grenada County, Mississippi. The one furthest to the North, just south of the Browns Cemetery, is the Williams-Perry-Rosamond Cemetery. The other one is located a little south/west, west of Bennett Road and just South of the fork in the Wildlife League Road. There is not a legend on this map so I can't give exact measurements. The map can be found in the Cemeteries Section of "Family Maps of Grenada, Mississippi"; FHL/SLC US/Can 976.2635 E7b, page 146.

There are different people buried in each Cemetery, so this needs to be corrected to show 2 Cemeteries. A - Williams-Perry-Rosamond Cemetery, and B - Perry Cemetery.

Be careful where you put your family!
Added by Karyl Lee Rodabough on Mar 04, 2015 1:08 PM
West/ De La Warr
You have done and awesome job with my Ancestor's Memorials! Thank you, and by the way I love the biographies!
Added by RevMcK on Feb 22, 2015 3:35 AM
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