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George Seitz (#40539541)
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Bio Photo My home is circa 1784. Its situation is such that it fell in the line of battle during the conflict between the States. When my father died, I was too early at the cemetery for the appointment concerning the necessary arrangements. To pass the time I paid a visit to the antique shop close by. Displayed there was a book which possessed a title that gave me the idea that my home may be mentioned within. Upon opening it, the pages fell directly to a description and photograph of my old place. It was not intended for the purpose, but the volume became a much worn field guide as I sought to visit and photograph other antebellum homes in the vicinity. I pursued that objective with interest and vigor. This caused me to notice the old churches en route and I began to photograph them. Behind the churches were cemeteries. Cemeteries that I found to be serene and sublime, full of lore. In turn they led me here and I stayed.

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Photographer - Yes * Genealogist - No

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Tracey Hayes Davidson
RE: Norborne A. Hamilton LaFong
Well, thanks for your speedy response. I know those pseky LaFongs are out there somehwere...

Added by Tracey Hayes Davidson on Aug 18, 2015 2:12 PM
Gregory Warren Carter
Daniel A Grubbs
Daniel was the son of Daniel H Grubbs
Private Co. D 44th Va age 17 7/12/61 44th infantry Co. D, Shannon Hill
Adm, Charlottesville Hospital 5/13/62. Wounded at Gaines Mill 6/27/62
Pa rolled Lousia Ct. House 5/22/65
Buried Oakwood Cem
Added by Gregory Warren Carter on Aug 13, 2015 9:17 AM
Elizabeth Rakes
I had a senior moment! Sorry, the message on Elizabeth is from my received message from other people!

Added by karenags on Aug 11, 2015 8:39 AM
RE: Portrait of Jane Poythress Rolfe
My email is
As I was looking at your message, the posting below your answer to me was regarding Elizabeth Rakes, she is my 4th great grandmother married to James Cannaday. I have been trying to find Elizabeth's mother name for years. Do you have any idea? Some people have her mother just as Nancy & some have it is Nancy De Burgess or Burgess. In my ancestry tree, if Nancy Burgess is correct, this line go back to Charlemagne! Any information you would like to share on the Rakes lines would be greatly appreciated. If I have any information that you would like I would be most happy to share.

Thank you, Karen
Added by karenags on Aug 11, 2015 8:28 AM
Fran Chancellor
RE: William Marshall Ambler
THANK YOU for your reply. Would it be possible for the memorial pages created for those burials to have a statement to that effect? I know that there are links. Have a WONDERFUL day!
Added by Fran Chancellor on Aug 10, 2015 5:36 AM
Portrait of Jane Poythress Rolfe
George, you attached a portrait on Find A Grave of Jane Poythress Rolfe, do you remember where you found this portrait & / or who painted it? Jane's daughter Jane Rolfe was the second wife of my 9th great grandfather Robert Bolling. Jane is very beautiful! Just curious to see if the artist painted my g grandfather or other family members.
Thank you for entering the information in F A G.
Added by karenags on Aug 09, 2015 4:54 PM
RE: Jarratt Family Cemetery Sussex County, VA
Thanks so much, George, I will go down in the fall after the leaves fall and then I should be able to see it. There was a funeral there last weekend. I was unable to attend. Usually, the cemeteries located on farms are closer to the house than that. Glad you saw it and took the time to go there and put it on Find A Grave.
Added by Wilkie on Aug 09, 2015 12:00 PM
Jarratt Family Cemetery Sussex County, VA
I am wondering how far the Jarratt family cemetery is from the back of the Jarratt house. I was there today and walked to the rear of the house, but could not see the cemetery in the distance. I was told by a local that it is about 200 yards to rear of the house back toward the woods. I did not walk that far today because there had been a lot of rain overnight and I did not want to go through the wet grass. I would appreciate any guidance you could provide. Wilkie, Find A Grave
Added by Wilkie on Aug 08, 2015 7:37 PM
Jarratt Family Cemetery
Thanks for the work that you have done and especially for putting the information on Find A Grave for those buried there. I have done some recent research and am using the edit option to put info pertaining to birth location and death location as well as linking some of those buried there to their parents and spouses. The information is reliable as I have found Virginia death certificates on line. Please look over the edits that I have made and approve them if you see fit. Thanks, Wilkie
Added by Wilkie on Aug 06, 2015 2:07 PM
Thomas Finley
RE: John Hamilton West
George, thanks for the prompt reply. Initially I thought you had possibly provided only the photo. With the narrative, one doesn't necessarily know whether it was done by the originator or provided to that person from another researcher. I had also wondered whether you were possibly a CW photo collector and had found an old ambrotype with an actual name. I'll dig further.

Best wishes,
Thomas Finley
Added by Thomas Finley on Aug 06, 2015 12:47 PM
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