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Christine Bumby Allen (#47016532)
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Bio Photo It is my goal to photograph and record all cemeteries in Barnardsville, Buncombe County, North Carolina. Most of these cemeteries contain my husband's kinfolk. What I've noticed while doing family research on my husband's line is that about everyone from Barnardsville in one way or another is kin to my husband. That's made it very interesting and on going. Or should I say on and on and on going! Oh well, that's what family roots is all about.....adding more and more people to your family tree. :)
I've been researching my husband/my line for about 10 or so years now. It's so thrilling to connect someone to my husband's/my family tree. But what makes it really exciting is finding pictures to add to my research....Be it of the person or their tombstone. The pictures are like evidence proving they did/do exist! And there's no doubt about the info. you collected when it matches up with the info. you've found on the their tombstones (birth/death dates). Sometimes grave markers provide genealogical information not found in other sources!
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Angela Knoblaugh
Donald Wayne Ledford
Hi Christine,
I was wondering if you know if this man,Find A Grave Memorial# 31163883, had a son named Steven Ledford and John Ledford. I was a close friend of Steven Ledford and lost contact with his father. I adored his father and have been trying to locate him for many years. Hope you can help me on this.

Added by Angela Knoblaugh on Aug 26, 2014 3:30 PM
Big Sam Allen 83416219
Hi Christine, do you have any info on the first wife for Samuel Lee Allen? I have gone from Ancestry and on-no luck. His first wife would have to be his son, Samuel Elmer Lee Allen's mother. Can't find any info for his son either!! There are only a million Allens in Buncombe Co. though, as you well know! Just hate to leave a memorial with no info. Thanks--Helen
Added by Helen on Jul 23, 2014 3:36 PM
Jeff Lovelace
Waitsel Eafrome Ledford
Hi there Christine!
I was excited to see your messages this morning. I was beginning to think that you had become inactive on Find A Grave. Thank you for verifying what I thought to be true about Bertha Cordelia Ledford. I don't want to veer off course, so I appreciate you telling me. I'm very happy to have Waitsel in my care and also wish to convey my gratitude for the transfer.
My apologies about the spelling of Burleson/Burlison Cemetery. I just came from one in the woods within Yancey County the other day and I noticed the same thing there. Someone at the Census Bureau either began to misspell the Burleson name, or one of the family members gave the wrong spelling on a document, like a birth certificate, draft registration etc., and it stuck. Then once the family name began to be spelled differently, it just snowballed from there.
Waitsel is an unusual name, which can sometimes be a blessing or it could be a curse. Sometimes those old folks named their children well with names that you could be proud of, while other times they were hated. I have an ancestor on my mother's side that despised his birth name so bad, he had the courts change it when he grew up. His name was Wesley, but he wasn't going to have any part of that name. My wife's side is where the relation to Waitsel comes in. Thanks again.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Jul 06, 2014 8:35 AM
Jeff Lovelace
Waitsel Eafrome Ledford
I have transferred a memorial to you that is a duplicate of yours. Yours is older than mine, so it is the one that stays up. Please add my dates and such to your memorial, including the family links; then we can delete my memorial. Sorry about that, but I had him in the Burleson Family Cemetery. By the way, the spelling on the Ledford Burleson Cem. is should be Burleson not Burlison. You have to ask for the change in the cemetery forum.
Thanks and let me know when you get everything switched over.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Jun 08, 2014 5:59 PM
Jeff Lovelace
You have mail!
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Jun 08, 2014 5:45 PM
Christine, thanks so much for transfers!
Added by Helen on May 28, 2014 8:01 AM
Stone Branches
Ciscero Shaw
Thank you for the transfer offer, but no need. I'm not related to this family.

Best regards,
Added by Stone Branches on May 05, 2014 3:21 PM
Amber Bullman
RE: Jason Harley Bullman
That would be wonderful. Thank you. :)
Added by Amber Bullman on Apr 10, 2014 10:49 AM
Steven King
John Adley Martin
Thank you. I wasn't aware this memorial existed.
Added by Steven King on Feb 15, 2014 6:56 PM
Cheryl Justice
RE: Greenwood Cemetery
Hi again Christine,

I made a memorial for Zeb's wife Ollie J. McKinney Hensley if you want to add the photo of her headstone. Thanks.

Added by Cheryl Justice on Feb 07, 2014 3:34 PM
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