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TrinaRH (#47173642)
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Bio Photo Tracing family tree names Sandy, Kennedy, Rhinehart, Keister of the Shenandoah Valley, VA and the names of Williams, Tetterton, Boon/e and Potts in Eastern, NC.
I don't mind if you use my photos, but I would very much appreciate it if you would credit my name with them if you're going to use them in a public website such as, etc. Thanks.

Dear Ancestor:

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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cynthia mullens
RE: James Keister, Sr
Yes, I finally found James, Sr.
I don't own his memorial, though, and didn't make the entry about his spouse.

BTW, there's a new Pendleton Co. cemetery book published by the historical society. That might help you find people if you're looking for someone.
Added by cynthia mullens on Sep 04, 2014 4:44 PM
cynthia mullens
RE: Susannah Keister
You're welcome. I remember corresponding with you about the Keisters last year. I accidentally found (what I'm assuming is) her marker. I still have not found Mr. Keister, Sr's marker. But, I will keep looking as we continue to clean up the cemetery. Thanks for your note. Cindy
Added by cynthia mullens on May 18, 2014 5:03 PM
Lynn Shaw
RE: Photo Requests
You are most welcome. They are interred nearby and our next trip to Brandywine will include that small cemetery which has both Frederick (b.1730), Frederick Jr (b.1774) and Hanna Keister (b.1735).

The cemetery you believed them to be buried in is on private land that was originally owned by Frederick and Hannah Keister. It's about 3/4 mile off the road and is actually in the woods which encroached into the cemetery many years ago.

Added by Lynn Shaw on Nov 16, 2013 12:28 PM
cynthia mullens
RE: Photo
Of course, it's not Pine View but Pine Hill. where there are more Keisters. You've probably already seen it, but just in case not.
Added by cynthia mullens on Dec 03, 2012 3:22 PM
cynthia mullens
RE: Photo
Susannah Swadley Keister is listed on the interment list, but I know the list isn't entirely correct. However, many of the headstones in that cemetery are flat field stones with etchings on them, like James' headstone. Some are weathered beyond reading, and one has a thick covering of lichen on it. There are several gravesites marked by stones that have no writing on them at all (and are not flat so it's doubtful there was any visible writing on them). Susannah may be there, but she may also be in one of the graves with no etched headstone. The cemetery is a little over 3 hours from where we live....but the next time we're there, we will look for especially for Susannah and James, Sr. The Pine View cemetery in Brandywine also has Keister interments, I believe.
Added by cynthia mullens on Dec 03, 2012 3:07 PM
cynthia mullens
RE: Photo
My pleasure. The Davis Cemetery is on a portion of the old Davis farm that my husband owns. He is a Davis-Dyer-Temple descendent. It's a fairly active place for an old cemetery. We are there often and keep the place clean. Sometimes people visit it from the surrounding community during the Treasure Mountain Festival because Sarah Dyer Hawse Davis is buried there (she was abducted during the raid on Ft. Seybert in 1758). Pendleton County has an active cemetery history community. I photographed the headstones a couple of years ago for the history people and joined Find A Grave only recently. I have a few more photos to post of the Davis headstones, and I went ahead and posted the Keister headstones that I had....Eliza, Henry, Infant Daughter.
Added by cynthia mullens on Dec 02, 2012 2:18 PM
P.J. Funkhouser
RE: Howard Sandy
You are very Welcome!
Added by P.J. Funkhouser on Dec 26, 2010 11:32 AM
Eddie B
thank you again Trina for the picture of Eddie B's grave
Added by SWF on Oct 12, 2009 4:17 AM
Thank you so much for the picture of Cecil Andrews grave!
Added by SWF on Oct 12, 2009 4:13 AM

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