|Dot Harcum (#46871931)|
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Although I've been a member of Find A Grave for more than 5 years, its been just recently that I've contributed to the site or done any research from cemeteries listed on the site of mine and my husband's families.|
I was born in Northampton Co., NC at the farm of my maternal grandparents, Millard Eugene "Genie" Bridgers and Virgie Janeva Draper Bridgers. My parents moved to Portsmouth, VA in the early 1940's and I lived there until my marriage. Currently I live in Yorktown, VA.
Shortly after I began researching my ancestors in 1998, I tried (in vain) to locate the graves of my paternal great grandparents, Enos Johnson & Frances Lavenia Baugham Johnson. I knew the burial location for the other 3 sets of great grandparents (and a few further back grandparents) and really wanted to find the Johnson's burial location.
After searching many of the family cemeteries in Northampton Co., NC, I realized there was a wealth of knowledge from grave markers that probably would not be available to researchers in years to come due to elements, abandonment of sites and family members' knowledge. So, I began visiting the sites armed with tools, notebooks and pencils, tape recorders, bug spray, blaze orange vest, water, paper towels, trash bags, etc, copying the info from the grave markers. Sure wish I'd taken pictures of all of them!!!
After a 12 year period of "graving", I decided it was time to share my info with others and donated a 4 volumn set of my cemetery books to the library and to the museum in Jackson, Northampton Co., NC. The set contains over 300 family, church and town cemeteries indexed alphabetically by names of roads in Northampton Co., NC, with a few cemeteries from adjoining Hertford Co., NC, as some of "my families" were buried there.
Just recently (2012), I began submitting info on the Find A Grave site and hope to continue submitting more info in the future.
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|Jesse Macon Lawrence Jr.||George Thomas Johnson|
First thanks again for all the work you have done on this site. I have a problem with George Thomas Johnson #86201587, there seem to be two living at the same time in same area. I support the data you submitted for 86201587 and is my kin. The other is reported married to Catherine Ann "Kate" Powell in Martin County, do not have parents of this later George Thomas Johnson. The civil war stone dates for 86201587 is different from the dates you have in Bio. Do you have any explanation for this and do you have any info for the second George Thomas Johnson. Is the stone for tagged to the wrong one? Help please!
Jesse Lawrence firstname.lastname@example.org 11/16/2013
|Ralph||Evelyn Lois Chitty Hardison|
Happy, Happy, Happy!
Added by Ralph on Oct 23, 2013 7:42 AM
|Brad||John Hughes & family|
Thank you for all the updates. I got them all linked together.
I may have entered John's year of birth wrong. I entered these memorials from a transcription someone took of the cemetery. I have found lots of errors and inconsistances. I have been working on them gradually. Alot of people in that area you can not find death records for. I suspect they may have been in VIrginia.
Added by Brad on Sep 25, 2013 5:23 PM
The memorials for Melba Elizabeth Barrett Woodard & William Adrian Griffin have been updated with the info you provided. Thank you!
Added by Brad on Sep 25, 2013 1:29 PM
|Cheryl Justice||RE: Burgess Cemetery|
Wanted to thank you for the photos at Burgess Cemetery. We appreciate all your help.
|Rhonda Cowan||Lloyd Vann|
I have no idea how I got an obit for one person and placed it on another's memorial. But I have deleted the memorial. 2008 and no one, not even me, caught that before now. What a mess. Thank you for letting me know.
|William "Charles" Rose (SCV Camp 2063) N.C.||GreatGrandparents.|
Imagine my surprise when I found the memorials to my Great Grandparents that you had listed. (Frank Rufus Boone & Fannie Ruth Askew Boone. Thank you for your hard work, and for connecting me to my Great Grandparents. God Bless you & your family.
|patrice salazar||RE: Atkinson & other connections|
Ok thanks. I got sidetracked yesterday. I am working on Nancy Flythe's line. She married George Burgess. I was told she is a descendent of Elisha Fly that married a full blooded Cherokee. I have the info listed on ancestry but need actual birth death records of the descendents in the line to prove it. Guess that will be my challenge for this coming week. Also, speaking of Nancy, my grandmother told me a long time ago that her husband had gone to war and when he returned there was another child, obviously not his. Have you heard anything about that?
|patrice salazar||RE: a big thank you|
Yes, Martha Elizabeth Atkinson Liverman is my ancestor. I have been working on the Burgess's quite a bit lately and have neglected the rest of the family. I certainly understand it is a slow process to upload your years of info but it is very much appreciated. There are none in particular I want you to go out of your way for but thanks for asking.
|Amy Robbins-Tjaden||RE: David Barnes Maddrey Jr|
Pleased to do so. Let me know if I have any other memorials under my name that you would like transferred.
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