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Diane (#47026422)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo "Graving" is a new thing to me...I started all this to be able to leave family geneology information and 'stories' for our 'eventual' grandchildren! Now, I've spent quite a bit of time at it in the past five years...especially at small private family graveyards of my husband's in West Virginia. Working on family geneology evolved as a natural progression, and now I'm a full blown headstone hunter! I once even stopped at a private family graveyard in the front yard of a new home and asked if I could record the headstones and info on them and as a result of that, found family members that no one knew or could remember where they had been buried. It was such a wonderful feeling to be able to supply that information, especially to the older members of the family! I still can't get over the fact that it is the tradition here in the south to have family graveyards in one's front yard! I'm in the process of organizing all that info and will be adding those graveyards to "Findagrave" for anyone who needs it. The saddest, yet most life~impacting thing that has occurred since I joined is I was able to find a brother for a dear friend of mine. She had been looking for him for over 30 years, and unfortunately he passed away in 2004. Although her heart is broken, she at least has the closure now, and no more wondering and searching. I am happy to be able to help people that are unable to come here to find headstones....I feel like it enables me to give back a little!
As far as personally, I'm on the East Coast in Virginia now with my husband. We have two daughters, and two grandchildren, with one more on the the 'geneology' continues!
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J. Reed
Victoria Rollins #30036826
Hi, Diane: It has been brought to my attention that I have duplicated your memorials for Victoria Rollins #30036826 and her husband, Oak Rollins #30036715. Could you pls. either transfer them to me so that I can add the links and information that I have on my memorials and then transfer them back to you, or simply delete them. Victoria is in my family. Thanx for the favor.

jerry reed
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Added by J. Reed on Jun 20, 2012 11:40 AM
Christine Renee
RE: Brad
*lol* He sounds like he was a good guy, and I can tell he was loved by his friends and family just from your messages.

He may have died young, but it looks like he had a rich life. So wonderful !

My best wishes to you !

Chris Robinson
Added by Christine Renee on Jul 06, 2010 11:53 AM
Christine Renee
RE: Photo/Brad Rassman
It was my pleasure.. I am glad we were able to find it and photograph it for you all.
It was kinda funny.. had a little challenge finding his grave marker.. when I turned, and looked where my 3 year old was standing.. and there was Brad's marker ! Worked out good !

Anyway, very happy to have done that for you'all.

Best Regards,

Chris Robinson
Added by Christine Renee on Jul 04, 2010 8:56 AM
Joe Manley
RE: Beards Fork
Hi Diane,
No answer one of your questions i am not from Beardsfork i am from Southern Ohio.My Granpa McKinney was born in Mt. Carbon,Wv in Fayette County,when he was 5 years old his dad was killed in a mining accident. In 1919 my great grandmother and granpa moved to Ohio.I am related to the Radford,James,Crowe,McKinney and other families in Fayette County.Ruth James Rollins was my first cousin 4 times removed,according to my family Tree.William Amos Radford and another Ruth James were my third great grandparents.The descendant tree goes this way
William Radford-Ruth James
Opa Caroline Radford-William Crowe
Anna Crowe-William McKinney
Thomas McKinney-Darlene Kingery
Selby McKinney-Raymond Manley
Joseph Manley

What cemeteries have you been to in Fayette County? I've been to the McKinney-James Cemetery at Beardsfork,the Radford Cemetery,Kincaid Cemetery and the Nichols Hollow Cemetery.
Added by Joe Manley on Jun 29, 2009 7:59 PM
Paula McCarter
Hi, I am with the Brown and Messer Family. Fred Ashe married Roxanne Elizabeth Coggins. Her parents are Make Coggins, Sarah Messer. Make is with the Brown family from Cocke Co. TN, and Sarah is from Cocke Co. TN and then from Haywood Co. NC. Are you from this family or do you know someone who is. Would love to get in touch. Thanks. I am with the Brown and Messer family's. John Lewis Ashe was Fred Lee Ashe father.
Added by Paula McCarter on Apr 10, 2009 6:30 AM
Renita Nunley-Ruiz
I'm working on placing them together :)
I've been so busy this summer running.. and now with winter upon me.. it's time to hit the documents!
Thanks so much..
Renita Nunley-Ruiz
Added by Renita Nunley-Ruiz on Nov 08, 2008 7:10 AM
E. Dinger
Poplar Grove
We aren't at the cemetery this time of year but I am usually around the battlefield's main visitor center, Sun - Thurs. If you come in tell them you are looking for me, or give me a call. Would love to meet you! Always nice to find kindred spirits when it comes to cemeteries. Am away to CT next week to do some training at one where the graves go back to the late 1680s!

FYI - Sat. Nov. 8th we are doing a luminary at the cemetery; candles on each grave, stories of some of the men we know something about, bagpipes. It is a lovely evening, very moving. Let me know if you want more info!

Hope to meet you soon!
Added by E. Dinger on Oct 01, 2008 8:49 AM
E. Dinger
Poplar Grove listing
Thanks Diane for the good catch! Sometimes I get ahead of myself with my listings, which are also way behind. I am home in NJ on leave and when I get back I will fix that double listing. Thanks so much and if you are by the battlefield some time, stop in and say hi!

Thanks, Elizabeth
Added by E. Dinger on Sep 24, 2008 1:17 PM
Agnes Garbison
Your Welcome
Diane, Your welcome, I do know
thanks to another member, I was reunited with a beloved lost aunt.
Added by Agnes Garbison on Sep 24, 2008 11:53 AM
Barbara Blankenship
Peagram Cemetery
Wow! What can I say! You are so awesome to have gone to all of this trouble. If you could just get some pictures of the Peagram Cemetery, I would love it! Are there any houses that may be connected to the cemetery? By any chance did you get the name of the lady (Haddon) that you talked to? I would love to see a picture of the house and any graves that you may find. They all have to be some kind of relation to me. This is so very exciting to me. One more question, Have you ever heard of a place called Weiland? Is there any way that I can repay you for your efforts? Hugs, Barbara
Added by Barbara Blankenship on Sep 21, 2008 7:06 AM
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