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Cenantua (#46953050)
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Bio Photo Hello! I'm Robert (aka "Cenantua"), and I'm a native and resident of the Shenandoah Valley. I've spent a good deal of my life focused on history and the people in it, especially as it relates to my own people in the past. In my eyes, grave hunting and history have always been linked, and it may be that grave hunting actually led me deeper into my quest for expanding my knowledge and understanding of history and the people who played a part in it. I'm an author of twelve history-related books (ten of which relate to some aspect of the American Civil War), and I continue to write about history (focusing mostly on the Shenandoah Valley and western Maryland), but I also find that the Web is a better way of making history come to life than in print publications. I also believe that the same can be said about headstones... and that's why I'm now a contributor to Find-a-Grave.

Most of my entries or requests for changes of existing memorials in Find-a-Grave relate to my ancestors, relatives, or Civil War era interests.

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Norm Brown
Brubaker Cemetery (Massanutten)
Can you help me find this Cemetery, either by address, map or GPS ?
Sadie Long Brubaker is in my family Tree
(not closely related) but I would still like to pay respects.
Thanks, Norm Brown 571-732-5049
Added by Norm Brown on Apr 14, 2014 1:02 PM
Darrell Landrum
William C Meem
Hi Robert, I posted a photo to your memorial for Edwin and Emily Matthews who are buried here in Presbyterian Cemetery. Was curious if you might know the connection that the gentleman on top of their marker might have with them? I could not find a family connection. Just curious.

Best regards,
Darrell Landrum
Lynchburg, Virginia
Added by Darrell Landrum on Mar 29, 2014 3:14 AM
Sandy Zion-Anderson
RE: Jones
Well, that answer got me laughing - that would be my brother Mike Zion. He actually started our ancestry back when he was in junior high school, now almost 60 years old!! I started probably about 20 years ago, got him back into then as well. Thanks for your reply. Tell your wife "Hi!" from her cousins out here in SoCal!
Added by Sandy Zion-Anderson on Feb 18, 2014 10:09 AM
Sandy Zion-Anderson
You have a memorial page for my g-grandparents, William Llewellyn & Catherine Mary Thomas Jones (101431094 is one of them). Are you related??? And I'd love to know how you got the information you posted, am hoping you have more definitive answers than I have. I'm still searching to see where they are buried!! Plus you seem to have a photo of my g-grandma that I don't have, would love to know if you have more of my family pics too! If you are related, I can share additional info as well with you.
Added by Sandy Zion-Anderson on Feb 17, 2014 12:39 PM
Memorial# 69155358
You are correct...he was born in Chester County, PA. I will change it...thank you!
Added by Eileen on Jan 21, 2014 11:53 AM
Gary Smith
Clear Spring Boys In Blue
Robert, You may want to add William W. Moore to this list, memorial #69155358. He died in November, 1862, as a reult of a accidental gunshot wound at Williamsport, Maryland. He was a son of my gg grandfather, John Moore. Thanks, Gary Smith
Added by Gary Smith on Jan 10, 2014 1:31 PM
Ray Albert Bolen
I am writing to ask permission to post your headstone photo on my Divan Family Tree on I will give you photo credit.

Thanks, Debbie # 47064450
Added by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2013 11:52 AM
Maryann Randolph Fikes
RE: Fikes
Thanks for getting back to me regarding Hiram & Mary Fikes!

Maryann Randolph Fikes
Added by Maryann Randolph Fikes on Oct 31, 2013 10:05 AM
Karen Baker
Wrong name for Wife
You have the Mother(Rachel)of Sidney Ann Morris listed as the wife of William Benton Chipley.
Sidney Ann Morris is William Benton Chipley's Wife. Birth 14 Mar 1808 in St Louis. Death 27 Feb 1892 in St Louis, Missouri.

Thank you for your work.
KD Herring (1st Cousin of William Benton Chipley.)
Added by Karen Baker on Oct 27, 2013 9:09 AM
Thomas Gibson
Thomas Eaton
Will you change the death date of Thomas Eaton to reflect the newspaper article giving his death. He is my g-g-grandfather. Thanks. Tom Gibson
Added by Thomas Gibson on Sep 30, 2013 5:24 PM
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