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Sarah Meadows (#47568319)
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Bio Photo I am a native of Roanoke, VA, and I grew up in Botetourt County, VA (with paternal and maternal ancestry mostly originating from within the state, including -BUT NOT LIMITED TO- Botetourt/Craig/Montgomery/Roanoke Co.s and far SW Va., incl. Wise, Scott, Russell Co.s,...and Some WV too for good measure (Monroe Co., WV -Alderson,WV). Even some Northerners in this Southern gal's family tree! (OH, PA, MD)

I hope to learn more about my ancestry through find-a-grave. I do not research genealogy professionally, but if any of you could possibly be a relative, I would be more than happy to share any information I may have.

The surnames I am researching include (paternal side) KESSLER/KESLER, LEHMAN/LEMAN, HOUSMAN, ECKISS/ECKESS, BROCE, MEADOWS, HARDY, McGUIRE, HALE...
(maternal side)POSTON, VERMILLION, ALDERSON, DOUGHERTY, CARTER, JONES, BICKLEY, DICKENSON, McCONNELL, HALE...
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David E. Slocum
Hello Again.
I live close to the 460 end. Had a son & Family that lived in Rainbow Forest a few years ago.
I did not think any one would post any pictures of this cem (Brick Union) I went ther back in the summer, so grow up could not find any thing.
It is strange that you and I desided to go there about the same time. As you have seen, there are a lot of unmarked (rocks)graves and others with no marking, but ground is sunk in.
I am 73 years old, been married 56 years.
May God bless you and your family.
David.
Added by David E. Slocum on Nov 01, 2011 5:36 PM
David E. Slocum
RE: Oops. You were at Brick Union Cemetery yesterday, not today!
Hello: No I do not heve ken at this cemetery(Brick Union). My mother and dad had a farm abt 3/4 mile from this cemetery. I live on Mt.Pass, abt 6 miles from cem. I have been doing genealogy for abt 25 years, just like posting cem markers that are close by. I have known some Raders and kesslers, no ken.
IF You have good picture, post them and let me know, I can delete mine.
Added by David E. Slocum on Oct 31, 2011 4:57 PM
Nancy Hagood
Kessler pictures
Thank you for doing these; the Sarah one didn't come through though...
Nancy Hagood
Added by Nancy Hagood on Oct 31, 2011 8:56 AM
Faye McCranie
RE: Thank you!
Hi Sarah, Actually there was a scout troop that did go in and "clean up" somewhat several years ago but, there are still tons of undergrowth. It does not appear that there are any gravestones in this dense area but, based on my handdrawn plat there are lots of them. I had my boyfriend use a machette and cut just enough to see within a small area that we believed to be the location of a stone and yes, there it was. Sadly, by the time we go again the vines & briars have once again reclaimed them.
Added by Faye McCranie on Oct 03, 2011 9:21 PM
Faye McCranie
RE: Memorial transfer requests
Hi Sarah,

I will be happy to transfer Alderson/Dickerson graves to you. I too, connect to the Dickerson's of Russell Co. but, at this time I have not connected the dots to Nancy J.

I have searched the North Church Street graveyard for about 4 years, everytime I go to Lebanon on vacation. The dense growth makes it almost impossible to find the forgotten stones. My ggrandparents, John Tyler Gibson & his wife, Mary Alice Boyd are buried there but, I have found no stone. I do have a handdrawn plat which shows me the location but, the briars & vines make it almost impossible to access that area. We have taken a machette & hacked our way through much of it but, each year when we return, nature has reclaimed her quarry & we have to start again.

If you want to see more on this old graveyard go to VAGENWEB and search out Russell Co. cemeteries, then North Church Street. There are some interesting articles and I donated many photos.

Faye
Yankeetown, Fl
Added by Faye McCranie on Oct 03, 2011 7:48 AM
Karen
Elizabeth Kessler 63245457
Memorial management has been transferred to you.
Added by Karen on Oct 02, 2011 2:41 PM
Dianne Redding Rogers
RE: Thank you for posting a memorial/photo for CD Vermillion (#64977993 )
Sarah, I have transferred him over to you. You can upload your photo and perhaps you can link him to other family members. Thank you for contacting me. I love to connect ancestors with family!
Added by Dianne Redding Rogers on Aug 24, 2011 6:07 AM
John Skillman
RE: Photo of Johannes (John) Kessler headstone (Brick Union Cemetery, Troutville, VA)
Sarah - You are most welcome! It is nice messages like yours that make it all worthwhile. - John
Added by John Skillman on Aug 20, 2011 8:23 PM
 

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