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Lee Pitts (#47038632)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 19 days
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Bio Photo I am photographer in the Shasta County area of Northern California. I found my passion for photographing cemeteries while studying Photography in college. My primary enjoyment is finding those long, lost and forgotten cemeteries and bringing the cemeteries and those within back to life via images that are shared. A friend forwarded me the link to this site and I knew I needed to become a member to share some of those lost, yet found cemeteries. I first started by visiting the Mt. Hope cemetery in Pescadero California when I was just beginning photography and have many photos in Infrared, black and white and some color. After this I learned about a city in the San Francisco Bay Area called Colma which is best known for having more dead residence than living. Cypress Lawn and Holy Cross cemeteries (also in Colma) were my next explorations and were well rewarding in terms of photography.

Currently, I have been exploring California's Gold Country learning the history and, of course, Gold can't avoid it, there really is such a thing as Gold Fever! My arsenal of tools now consist of maps, history books, camera and now the gold pan and sluice box. I made it a point to look up some old cemeteries in the area, but my newest find is compliments of an old miner we happened along the way named Ken. He told us of a cemetery about a mile up the road from a town called Iowa Hill. Our first adventure had us turning around a few feet before the entrance as we just could not find it. I was not giving up, so the next day we ventured out again and then once we found it we realized the error of not going just a few more feet to discover this lone cemetery way up in the mountains. The name of the cemetery is Iowa Hill Cemetery and is filled with some great characters that have not been forgotten by the locals, but unknown to most of the world. This will be my first entry and I hope that by the time you read this I have found and added more for all to enjoy and perhaps visit.

Please enjoy my offerings and provide any feedback you wish to share with me.
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Lawrence and Nellie Pitts
Lee, I just added photos for Lawrence (fulfilling your request) and his wife Nellie. I have submitted a change to Find A Grave for Nellie's name, since she is listed as 'Nettie' on Find A Grave (assuming her headstone is correct). Just wanted you to be aware of this...Holly
Added by Holly on Sep 18, 2016 12:26 AM
David Hampton
RE: Thank you
You are very welcome!!
Added by David Hampton on Mar 07, 2016 5:21 AM
Marvin & Samme Templin
RE: James A Mincher
Sorry but we do not have any information on this lineage, wish that we could have been of some help to you.
Added by Marvin & Samme Templin on Sep 10, 2012 3:51 PM
Nancy Louise "Nannie" Bell Ward
Thank you so very much for all the help and pictures. You are truly appreciated!!!
Added by DIDONNA on Sep 09, 2012 2:19 PM
Sally (Skelton) Bratton
Siffney (Sniffney) Fender grave info

Yes, please post the pictures you have for Siffney Fender....I will contact the cemetery personnel to see if or how we can get info on the missing headstone.
Thank you so much for the work you have done for me and the rest of the findagrave members/researchers...this is great!!!

God bless,
Sally (Skelton) Bratton
Added by Sally (Skelton) Bratton on Sep 08, 2012 8:10 AM
RE: Nancy Ward additional photos
I would love to have more photos of them.

Many thanks.
Added by DIDONNA on Sep 07, 2012 6:05 PM
DM Meyer
Annie Gray
Hi Lee,

Thanks for taking this photo for me. This is the greatest source for us family historians:)

Added by DM Meyer on Sep 07, 2012 5:34 PM
Bates Cemetery
Thanks so much for the interesting article on the Bates Cemetery. Next time I'm in Redding I'll have to visit.
Added by Smilydino on Sep 07, 2012 3:11 PM
lisa Bouchard Cordovano
Hello my name is Lisa, I grew up in a small town in Colbert County, Sheffield Alabama, I am a Pitts by blood. My great grandfather was William Riley Pitts son of Mr and Mrs. Newt Pitts. Husband of Julia Nancy Jordan. Would love to correspond with you regarding Pitts. William Is believed to be born in Sommerville Tn May of 1861! He passed away in Dec of 1940 in Tuscumbia Alabama.

Added by lisa Bouchard Cordovano on Apr 25, 2012 4:49 PM
Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
Robert Pitts

Tranfer made.

Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
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Added by Richard B. Tucker, Sr. on Jan 04, 2012 4:37 PM
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