|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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|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.
|patrice salazar||a big thank you|
I live in Texas but my roots are primarily Hertford and Northampton Counties. I have been researching my family for thirty some years. Your bio mentions the collection you donated to the library but is it possible to put that online somehow? For those of us that get to visit about once every ten years it is such a joy to discover info online. I have seen your name quite often, most recently on my uncle, Alvin Cleon Parker, and my grandmother, Martha Elizabeth Burgess Parker, both at Buckhorn Baptist Church Cemetery. I just want to thank you for allowing me and mom to see the flowers and headstones of those funerals we were unable to attend. We appreciate all that you do.
Patrice Smith Salazar
|Joy Jones||RE: Callie Martin|
The grave marker of Callie Allen Martin is only a small cement slab of concrete face down on the ground. Before the cement dried someone etched in her name. There was no headstone. She is there along side of her husband;
James Emory Allen (1867-1910)
Callie Martin (1869-1961.)
Madie, their daughter, and is my grandmother. She does not have an "O" in her name. The youngest is son, Aubrey Lee, not Arbie.
I am glad to share any further info on the Martins or the Allens as needed.
My father is Jack Oliver Jones whose family is of Randolph County, NC. He had a brother in Northampton County by the name of Howard Vaughn who was adopted by the Vaughn family.
Let me know if I can be of further help.
|Joy Jones||RE: Callie Martin|
I have most of the Martin family complete. I am not sure of what data is needed but I can submit my entire family linage that includes the Allens if you like. My Grandmother, Madie Allen is the daughter of Callie Allen. My grandmother married a Martin (Bealie Jesse) who apparently is her cousin.
|Joy Jones||Callie Martin|
Callie is my Great Grandmother. Her daughter, Madie, is my grandmother (my mothers mother). She married James Emory Allen (b. 1867). I have further details as needed. My mothers brother still lives in the old homeplace in Milwaukee.
|Margaret Gagliardi||Joyner Family|
I added the new information for Esther and linked her to her husband. I also added all the Joyner photo that I have taken.
I am in the process of documenting each section of Cedarwood in Weldon, so will be taking photos of all new burials where the stones have been placed as I go alone.
|Genie Grimes||RE: Junius McKindree Martin Family Cemetery|
If you would like to do that it would be fine with me. Perhaps in time I will be able to firm up some dates and maybe even find some more folks buried there. You have given me so much helpful information, and I do appreciate it.
|Margaret Gagliardi||Hartsoe - Floyd|
I see the other emails from you now. I have made the corrections and deleted the dupe. Is Mr. Floyd buried at Cedarwood? I assume he was her second marriage and she is buried with her first husband.
I still have many photos to add, but put them up for this family.
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