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JT Davenport (#47046502)
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I became hooked on researching my family history when I came across a box of old photographs in my grandma's basement. I thought, I don't want to be lost in a box one day and these people wont be either.
I've found that I have a Civil War doctor in my family, I now have a long lost 110 yr old charcoal drawing of my great great grandparents in my living room, I've placed a stone on the unmarked grave of my 13 day old great great uncle and have officially become the family weirdo at age 35 because I LOVE visiting and seeking out family grave sites. My daughter was two when we had our first "picnic" in a cemetery just so I could do some research. I hope those who are laid to rest there, enjoyed the company : ) Now that she's 7, I just get the eye roll.
As other genealogists have helped me, I'm willing to help others. So please let me know if there's anything I do to further your research.

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Mary Lois
Martin/Joyce cemetery
Thanks for posting the directions and pictures; however, we just recently went looking for this cemetery and failed to find it. Any chance of GPS coordinates or street address of that illusive 2 story house which we were unable to find? We did find the Alexander Martin cemetery and the Babtist church on Hwy 770. Maybe the 2 story house is gone now. Unfortunately, we will not be back anytime soon as we live in Illinois but I would like to have better directions in case I'm able to get back to NC to look. Thanks, Mary
Added by Mary Lois on Aug 06, 2015 12:07 PM
Don Tedder
Lottie Ferguson (82555222
Will you please add links to her parents:
Father 94477794 Thomas Gideon Ferguson
Mother 94478877 Margaret Jane Tillotson Ferguson

Added by Don Tedder on Sep 09, 2012 7:33 AM
alexander martin CSA
thanks for the photo of Emelias' stone. can you please give me direction to this cemetery so i can get them added to findagrave?
thanks again.
Added by deegraver on Mar 30, 2012 6:37 PM
Curtis Thornton
Is he in your family? His wifes' name was Lena ______. They lived at one time on Burton St. in Leaksville, NC (now Eden) in Rockigham Co NC.
Curtis was the mailman. They had a huge magnolia tree in their front yard and I used to play under it as a child.
dee in va.
Added by deegraver on Oct 06, 2008 11:30 AM
Martin Cemetery
You are probably right. The only thing is I honestly don't know how to do that.

I've always wondered how those things got into Find A Grave.

Could just anybody add them???
Added by SleepingDog on Sep 17, 2008 6:19 AM
Dr. Thornton
I got the instructions to the Martin Cemetery from a book of "Cemetery Records of Rockingham and Stokes Counties". The book was printed back in 1992.

The only "old" house I saw really close to Ayersville Baptist Church was across the road near the cemetery, and it didn't look like a two-story house to me. (Maybe I was wrong.)

I'm sure the cemetery has to be around there somewhere. There are several Martin cemeteries, and my ancestors are in another one--well hidden behind an old house off of the main road.

If that cemetery was there in 1992--I'm sure it's around there somewhere. Maybe that particular house is gone--or maybe I didn't look hard enough.
Added by SleepingDog on Sep 07, 2008 4:32 AM
Dr. Henry H. Thornton
He is supposed to be buried in one of the Martin Family Cemeteries. The one he's in is (or was) supposedly behind a two-story house in the Ayersville community "on the right before reaching Ayersville Baptist Church". They didn't say which direction you would have to be coming from though.

I myself sort of looked for that once, and didn't see what I thought looked right. (I only saw one house nearby and it didn't "appear" to be a two-story house. But I didn't go knocking on any doors.

All I have about his parents was that his father was supposed to be a Thomas Thornton.

Dr. Thornton was married to Charlotte Elizabeth Martin--a daughter of Andrew Jackson and Mazzie Mariah Richardson Martin. I have 6 children listed for them: Thomas Jefferson Thornton; Henry Clay (Harry) Thornton; Andrew Jackson (Andy) Thornton; Sarah Belle Thornton; Alexander Hamilton Thornton; and Hattie E. Thornton.

Hope that helps.
Added by SleepingDog on Sep 06, 2008 6:45 AM

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