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rodney2k (#47568728)
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I am originally from North Carolina, but after 23 years in the U.S. Air Force I retired from Langley AFB in Virginia and settled there. It took about 16 years of living in or temporary duty in places like Texas, Colorado, California, Germany, Missouri, Alaska, Arizona, and Jordan to be stationed on the East coast.

When my daughters were in elementary school they had a small genealogy project and I was embarrassed that I could not help them with my family tree. About 5 years ago I started doing research and what I learned in a fairly short period of time hooked me for life. Of the Johnson line my 2nd Great Grandfather was in the Civil War; his father - my 3rd Great Grandfather was in the War of 1812; and his father - my 4th Great Grandfather found himself in the Revolutionary War a short time after arriving from Scotland. If and when I have Grandchildren I can't wait to tell them where they are from!

I got hooked on Find-A-Grave when I discovered a picture of a grave marker that some kind member of Find-A-Grave had input for the brother of my grandfather that died in the Civil War (both brothers served together). I started chasing my ancestors down recording their graves, and slowly branched off to photographing entire cemeteries in order to give back to others.

You may use pictures that I have added to Find-A-Grave freely without having to contact me, I do ask that credit be given to me if the pictures are used anywhere else. I feel that is the right thing to do.

If you'd like me to fix any of the records that I maintain ... please click on the "Edit" button on the top right of the record, click on "Suggest a Correction" .. Enter your note and/or correction and I'll fix them as quickly as possible.

When requesting a transfer use the edit tab on the memorial and follow the below from F-A-G. Or the request will be ignored.

From F-A-G, "Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests should not be made."

Remember to give back to Find-A-Grave, because the item you provide may be the missing link for someone else!
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Messages left for rodney2k (24)[Leave Message]
Thomas Marks (1820-1865)
Hello Rodney,

Thanks so much for your note about his grave being Exhumed from New Bern National Cemetery and reinterred in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern, NC.

I saw the Interment Control Form with the note over on Ancestry.

The original memorial page (in New Bern) was set up, and is still controlled by US Veterans Affairs.

I went ahead and set up a new memorial page over at Cedar Grove and requested a photo ... that way we can ask them to move it, once we're sure he's there.

Thanks again for all of your help,

Added by Tavenner on Mar 13, 2014 6:15 PM
Marcia vonGunden
Hello again Rodney,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring Dora Lee Boles Allen to my care. I have successfully connected her with family and siblings. As I receive more information, I will add it to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
# 47059326
I did know that her sister's name was Bessie and not Ressie. I just thought if you transferred her to me I would change it then. I am sorry, I guess I would have saved you time if I had told you that information earlier.
Added by Marcia vonGunden on Feb 24, 2014 5:15 PM
RE: George Hampton
my mistake.
his father was William Walker Hampton # 41538940
Added by deegraver on Feb 24, 2014 11:33 AM
All In The Family-Poetj
William S. Miller
Thanks for the speedy transfer of the memorial for my 2xgreat uncle, and your contributions to the Find A Grave Community!
Added by All In The Family-Poetj on Feb 04, 2014 11:52 AM
All In The Family-Poetj
Greetings, rodney 2k,
I've deleted my memorial for William Sanford Miller, and I'm requesting his memorial be transferred to me. Im his great-great nephew and want to edit and add information as necessary. Thanks for your help and all you do for the Find A Grave Community.
Added by All In The Family-Poetj on Feb 03, 2014 12:11 PM
Penny Neeson
Rodney, So sorry. She has been moved, she was entered by my husband and he called a funeral home in the area and this was the info he was given. Some how there was an error. She has been removed and put in unknown til we solve the problem. Thank You for letting us know. Did your death certificate happen to say where she is? Thank You Penny
Added by Penny Neeson on Nov 09, 2013 10:21 AM
RE: Would you take my
I am working with the 115th and will continue to do that, so you may get more as the VA sends them to me. Often I have added a calculated birthdate as I believe an "about" year is better than a unknown, Just letting you know this as some folks are purists
Added by Desertthorn on Sep 13, 2013 8:54 AM
RE: Would you take my
I only had a few, what about Beaufort?
Added by Desertthorn on Sep 12, 2013 7:27 PM
Would you take my
Hampton memorials. I'm moving on and would like to leave them in good hands. If so would you send me your memorial number
Added by Desertthorn on Sep 11, 2013 10:50 PM
John G. Hall
RE: C Firremerman
Hi Rodney,

1st of all you're not bothering me. I just happened to disagree with your logic. Everyone is starting to get caught up with who did what 1st. What matters is which memorial was the better one. As you stated that you "figured" it out quicker about the error I wasn't paying attention to that. I just put in my spelling on my photo & nothing came up in the search. I did the research, put a virtual flower on it & added a photo. I never looked back since I have a lot of work to do. As I stated to another Find A Grave volunteer I've been working on Hampton for over 5 years now. I just got side tracked & forgot to add the thousands of photos I took there. Also I've seen a number of DUPLICATE memorials in Hampton. As a matter of fact I saw a couple the other night. Did you find those? If not you might want to check on that. Last but not least you might want to add an email address to your profile. This is a much better way to communicate. Last but not least there are at least 7 people working on Hampton National Cemetery not 6...

Added by John G. Hall on Sep 07, 2013 12:49 PM
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