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Gina Caperton Ervin (#47254898)
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Bio Photo ABOUT ME: Gina Caperton Ervin - daughter of Rohena Mackey and Bobby Jack Caperton of Fort Smith, Arkansas. I have degrees in sociology and counseling from the University of Arkansas and am fascinated with families of origin, ancestry/genealogy, European migration, early American history, and Scottish/English cultural heritage. I live in Fayetteville, Arkansas and have collaborated with my parents to document the memorials of our loved ones and ancestors.

MY CONTRIBUTIONS: The memorials that I manage are mostly those with family connections. The majority are relatives located in the Steep Hill, Cross and Douglass Cemeteries in Sebastian County, Arkansas, particularly from the Caperton/Mackey/Bugg/McAllister(McAlester)/Starnes families. Others are connected to me through my husband, David Ervin, and are located in cemeteries in Franklin County, Arkansas. Those families are primarily Ervin/Delaney/Pritchett related. However, I also documented all graves previously unrecorded in Steep Hill Cemetery in Sebastian County, Arkansas. Memorials were established for all stones located if one did not exist. Photographs were added to all existing memorials without photos. Second photographs were added to memorials if pictures taken for the full cemetery census were more clear.

The Steep Hill project was extremely time intensive but important and enjoyable. I have 12 grandparents of various lines buried at Steep Hill. With that and the cemetery originating on family land pioneered in the early/mid-1800's (William Jackson McAllister - my GGG grandfather), my interest in establishing a full-record for historical reasons was personal. In 2012, I was elected to the Steep Hill Cemetery board. Since that time, I have tried to document bios (to the greatest extent possible) on the oldest individuals buried at Steep Hill.

I am making every effort to identify and add relationship links and personal histories on the memorials I manage. I want my children, grandchildren, their children, and others to know their family roots. If you are a relative and would like to help, I WELCOME any opportunity to add information, pictures, make corrections, etc., or to transfer memorials for your additions and care if you are more closely related. I believe memorials are important records and should honor subjects to the greatest extent possible. I do not view them as territory and would never hold them in limbo (or hostage) if they can be made better. I believe it is ideal when memorials include rich content reflect the person's life, work, family, personal interests, origin and migration (if applicable). It's about the individuals being memorialized and their descendants, friends, and loved ones, not contributors. Often, the person best able to honor the individual is not me, and family ALWAYS comes first. My e-mail contact information is noted below if you would like to make contact.

Also, you can find Steep Hill Cemetery and website information with cemetery history on Facebook!

Sincerely - Gina Caperton Ervin
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Cherry Keese-Jones
RE: Drury Caton
Thank you. He is my great great grandfather.
Added by Cherry Keese-Jones on May 05, 2016 4:12 PM
Carlene Biggs
You are the most kindness,amazing,awesome, sweetest,person God know what he was doing when he created you thank thank thank you I've added you as my friend thanks again
Added by Carlene Biggs on Feb 28, 2016 7:55 AM
Kristen Pachl Malachowski
RE: Dovie Pachl
Hi Gina!

Thank you so much, and while I know many people are related in some way or another, I find it fascinating that our great-grandparents were connected! It is such a small world sometimes!
Added by Kristen Pachl Malachowski on Feb 04, 2016 8:31 PM
Kristen Pachl Malachowski
RE: Dovie Pachl
Thank you for such a fast reply!

I would love to manage Dovie's memorial page, though I do not know what that involves exactly. I have used findagrave for several years, but only created an account this week.
Added by Kristen Pachl Malachowski on Feb 03, 2016 7:41 PM
B J Veerhusen
Steep Hill Cemetery
Hi Gina,

You have done a marvelous job with the Steep Hill Cemetery on FindaGrave! I admire your hard work because it is a large cemetery and you have taken the time to add family history and documents.

I, too, am related to many early residents there, the Greens, the Shaws, the Buggs and the Williams are all direct ancestors of my mother. I have some information on the Williams, if you are interested, and I have some questions on the Shaws and Greens.

Please email me at with Steep Hill in the subject.

B J Veerhusen
Added by B J Veerhusen on Oct 10, 2015 6:24 PM
Hayes family
Hi, Gina

I sent you an e-mail. Please check your "spam folder,' just in case.

Added by MSL on Oct 06, 2015 12:36 PM
Della Coen Yocum Lipe
So sorry for your loss.
Added by Della Coen Yocum Lipe on Jun 25, 2015 9:14 AM
L Bruns
Bob Caperton
Gina, I am so sorry to learn of your Fathers passing. I pray God gives you comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Added by L Bruns on Jun 24, 2015 11:52 AM
Debra Bowers
Mellette 24412495
Thank you very much for the update it is greatly appreciated. Blessing.. Debbie
Added by Debra Bowers on Apr 08, 2015 3:55 PM
Richard L Bullington
Sarah Boone Bullington

Hi. I just noticed that you are the conservator for my great-great grandmother, Sarah Boone Bullington! What is the likelihood of that! Blood is definitely thicker than water!

Ah, I just got it. It's because she's buried in Steep Hill. You are one very fine public servant to do all this. Thank you.

This is a very pleasant surprise.
Added by Richard L Bullington on Mar 17, 2015 11:00 PM
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