|Susan-HCBAR Historic Cemetery Preservation-SRP (#47605660)|
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I remember that old saying "It's easier to plow around a stump" when I work on findagrave. Sometimes it's like that. Most times though, I'm lucky to work with other contributors who welcome contact, check their edit requests regularly, and are cordial. Oh, if we all were like that! Oh, wait, that would be a perfect world... not possible.|
READING A DIFFICULT STONE: My personal recommendation and choice for reading a difficult stone is to use spray water and a soft toothbrush, gently rubbing the inscription, and then rinse off the stone with water...and as a last resort to use foil and soft toothbrush to obtain an impression. See memorial #51880376. Anything other than water can act adversely with the chemical composition of the burial stone. It may appear fine while you are standing in front of the stone, but down the road the chemical interaction can cause damage. A general rule is that if it's your family's stone, you can go forward with cleaning with a recommended cleaner, but if it's not your family's stone, don't. A good rule is "when in doubt...don't". There is a no-rubbing law in South Carolina, but as you know there are no cemetery police, unfortunately.
I volunteer with Horry County's Historic Cemetery Preservation Project in SC. The laws in South Carolina requiring archaeological surveys prior to construction have been loosened in recent years. Although many cemeteries are well marked and documented, many are not. We see many unmarked graves, many with wooden crosses and no other identification. The goal of this project is to offer information gathered to county records. The county uses GPS equipment to document all burials, but on these difficult ones, GPR (ground penetrating radar) is used to log burial location, most times not knowing who is buried there.
Even without the archaeological survey requirement in SC, all construction has to be cleared through the county courthouse. It's a very worthwhile project and much needed. Many other states, counties, cities are doing this same type project.
Horry County is proud to have received South Carolina's "2011 J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award, the competition's top honor, for it's project to preserve an estimated 450 historic cemeteries in the county's unincorporated areas-approximately one for every 2.5 square miles."
(this quoted portion taken directly from Vol. 22, number 3, p 6, County Focus Magazine, South Carolina Association of Counties).
I've learned a lot from working with this project and have taken a few baby steps on my own to document some burials in Georgetown County where my family is from and Williamsburg County where I grew up. It's humbling and sad but a time to remember so many who I knew and loved.
Without the guidance, suggestions and genealogical help from contributors Roger and Karen Lambert, Don Pigate, Barbara Lehman, Tawnya Gray, Robin Pellici Moore, and Deborah Spidle, much of my information posted would be incorrect and have many holes in it. Without cooperation from other contributors, nothing gets done well. I am still learning much more than ancestral facts from them. Family research includes Rogerson, Wiehrs, Asendorf, Clemons.
I welcome any corrections/suggestions for edits or requests for transfer.
This is my personal belief: "To each of you reading this, if you are a cemetery walker, then God Bless for your energy. And if you document your findings with photos or entries on fag.com, God Bless again and I'm grateful for your work done and your future efforts. Each grave contains someone's loved one who has passed away. Each life had meaning and still influences those left behind. We carry our loved ones in our hearts even after they are gone from this earth."
Susan Rogerson Perhala
Please visit the memorial page for our family's pet: Dixie
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|Keith Edwards||Grainger Cemetery|
Hello, I noticed you had this memorial for Martha Edwards Grainger 57656860. Where did you get the info for her maiden name? I think she might be my aunt (dau. of Wm. Edwards & Rachel Roberts Edwards) & sister of John Edwards (H/O Charity M. Grainger). Thanks for any info you can share... :)
|Vickie Clark||Zima's at Calvary|
Susan, Thanks for the plot information. I add it and the other burial notes you sent to the 4 memorials.
I'm fine to wait for the map. If you're ok just having it mailed to you I can wait until you get back. Thanks though.
Not to be a bother but I also don't have a 111-E map. Your request is not on my 111-W map. I can try to find it without the map but if you're calling to request a map for 12 I'd appreciate one for your 111 request as well.
Thanks so much!
Added by runner9 on May 15, 2013 11:56 AM
Not trying to nag, just FYI that we've cleared over 200 requests this spring and now have 626 requests—fewer than there were in June, 2012. We'd be happy to clear your request(s) but some/all do not have plot information. Please call (216) 641-7575 and obtain plot information. We most likely already have a plot map but will let you know once we have plot info if we also need a map. Thanks!
Added by runner9 on May 12, 2013 4:49 AM
Harmon does have a Jr but off the top of my head I don't know the cemetery but will check.
|Jennifer Mishoe||RE: re: HARMON WARREN MISHOE|
Susan I'm pretty sure that my information is correct but I'm on vacation until next week and can check then. I've been to Anderson Cemetery and Harmon is my husbands direct line. Jennifer
|Brenda Jones||Brenda/Grainger Find A Grave|
Thank you for your messages. I did find information at the Conway Library and plan to return back to our Roots and visit the cemetaries.
|Sharlotte Donnelly||Martin Cemetery photo?|
I am trying to find someone who can take a photo of the small Martin Cemetery in Horry County, SC and add the photo to the Find a Grave site. (Some of my Sarvis family is buried there, but I live in Cincinnati, Ohio and cannot get down to take a photo.) The cemetery is located on SR 400 (Elvington Road), off 76, east of Nichols. The GPS Coordinates are Latitude: 34.21757, Longitude: -79.07915. There is more info at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=201&GSvcid=280783&CRid=2283943&pt=Martin%20Cemetery&.
Thanks. I appreciate any help.
Sharlotte Neely Donnelly
|Anna O'Quinn Richter||Collins memorial|
I have removed the posting as requested. Thanks for typing the info-
|James Michael Johnson||109500397|
his DOB is Jan 16, 1922
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