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Janice Black (#47696201)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo My goals with FAG are modest. I never expect to or want to manage thousands of entries. My goal is to focus primarily on graves in Buncombe, Madison, and Polk Counties of NC. For me, FAG is a project that involves connecting and documenting as much information as possible to make each memorial "personal" and one that connects the threads of a much larger family and community history.

I try to be thorough about documenting the burials of those with unmarked graves (i.e.- no headstones) by indicating in the bio section that no marker is present and note any source of my information that the person is buried there. I sincerely ask and hope? that others do the same. This reduces confusion and potential wasted trips to any cemetery to search for specific grave markers.

I salute those who have worked so hard to document thousands of graves in far flung cemeteries; providing starting points for making family connections.

I encourage everyone and especially those with thousands of entries to continue their own research by linking parents to children and adding memorial photos. This work is time consuming and not "easily countable" as is "total number" of memorials; but significantly enhances the overall value of the memorial.

I was born in Asheville and grew up in the "North Buncombe" area that borders Madison County NC. My family has been in the North Buncombe / Madison County area since abt 1790.

My paternal side of the family (i.e.
Black / Garrison / Guthrie / Watts)
had a very strong oral history tradition.

Further down the paternal side of my family last names include:
-Biffle and Bridges
-Cosby, Cravens
-Edmonds, Edwards
-Eller and Fox
-Garland, Goettge (now Ketchey)
-Hamm, Harrison
-Henkel and Hunter
-Massey and Penland
-Revis and Roberts,
-Terry and Wilson
-Eschmann (now Ashman) and Dentzer

The maternal side of my family includes the last names of
-Steadman (Steedman).

Parts of my maternal side have been more difficult to track to before 1850 due to several illegitimate births and other social economic factors.

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Jeff Lovelace
Please see this memorial: 161804973.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on May 06, 2016 11:34 AM
Shawn Riley
Joel Roberts
Hi. I just wanted to let you know there is a headstone for Joel Roberts in the Jupiter Cemetery. It's lying on the ground broken in half not far from where his wife is buried. I uploaded a picture of it on his memorial.
Added by Shawn Riley on Dec 10, 2015 3:06 PM
Clyde Roberson
Know My Relatives? Roberson
Virtually all of my Buncombe county relatives have passed, but my family was large and many lived in Asheville and Rutherfordton, and other areas. The high school even bears our name. Does anyone remember the Roberson family? Also on the maternal side Martin is the surname that I know.
Added by Clyde Roberson on Oct 21, 2015 11:02 AM
Christine Bumby Allen
Alice Sams
Thanks for your information on Alice Sams (Find A Grave Memorial# 28402037). I have added it to her memorial.
Added by Christine Bumby Allen on Sep 26, 2015 10:44 PM
Double L
RE: Malinda Wilson Garrison FAG#117478183
I know she is now in loving hands, right where she belongs.
Added by Double L on Oct 08, 2014 6:16 PM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
Phillip Buckner
Thanks for the info from the Flat Creek Records. I plan to pull some of the best information and add it to his bio soon. I feel I can't just copy the information right into the bio in case there is a copyright for which I'm unaware. Those records are a great resource and there's quite a few references to Buckners and also Burrells in it - thanks again !
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Mar 09, 2014 7:42 PM
Cheryl & Richard Justice
RE: Jupiter Cemetery
Hi Janice,

Thank you for the photo of Jermone Patton. Appreicate all your help.

Added by Cheryl & Richard Justice on Jan 30, 2014 7:26 AM

I would like to thank you for taking your time to acquire & post the headstone photo for John & Anne Guthrie.

With Appreciation,

Added by J.G. WHIPPLE on Jan 01, 2014 7:24 PM
Molly Brown
Clarks Chapel
Hi Janice, Thank you for doing all the links I asked for. When you are working so hard on a project like that it means a lot.

Blessings to you and yours now and throughout the holidays.
Added by Molly Brown on Nov 27, 2013 6:29 PM
Double L
Flem Moss
Thanks for information. Flem was the son of my gg-grandmother Minerva, by her first marriage. The death certificate has his last name as Morse, should be Moss. I see the doctor who signed the death certificate, was the doctor who delivered me.
Happy Thanksgiving, so much to be thankful for.
Added by Double L on Nov 27, 2013 5:54 PM
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