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Kirk Goolsby (#47770453)
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I live in Warrenton, VA. I am a scientist by training. Currently I teach college Biology. I also have a keen interest in history and a keen interest in finding the true relationships of my kin here on this website and being accurate. Thus far I have only posted mainly memorials for people to whom I am related and to whom there is living memory as to relationships, or ancestors for whom I have definitive records, but who didn't have a page here. I added the latter in hopes that pictures of their graves could be made and posted here.

If I ever do initiate memorials for non-relatives, I will be happy to transfer stewardship of those memorials to any of their kin who wish to take them over and manage them.

I am truly grateful to all those people on this website who have spent so much time posting pictures of the final resting places of my far flung ancestors that would have remained unknown to me except for their efforts. THANK YOU.

My email is kirk_goolsby(at)yahoo(dot)com
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Fred Harfst
Very nice photo. Thank you.
Added by brknhrt on Jul 12, 2014 9:18 AM
Stephen McLeod
RE: Meredith & Payne graves in Warrenton
Dear Kirk:

I am a genealogist and I am helping a good friend document his ancestry for a lineage society. He is a direct descendant of this family -- specifically, he descends from John Taylor Meredith and his wife Elizabeth Hooe Winter Payne, through their daughter Elizabeth Daniel Meredith, who married her cousin Robert Howson Hooe, and is buried in the Manassas Cemetery.

We appreciate any assistance you can provide. Most sincerely, Stephen McLeod
Added by Stephen McLeod on Feb 25, 2014 7:46 AM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
RE: James Davis - more
I looked up his death certificate on and it lists his parents as Warren Ross & Rebecca Reide Davis. He was listed as a widower, and died in Richland County, SC at the state hospital in Columbia.

Hope this helps - I see you live out of town. You can either get the library to pull the obit for a fee, or I can add it to my list and get it for free the next time I make it to the library, which will probably be next month.

Thanks, Karyn
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Jan 15, 2014 3:13 PM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
RE: James Davis
Hi, I don't have his obituary, just the index from the Greenville News that the Greenville library has on their website. This allows anyone who wants to get the obit an easier way of doing so, as it identifies the publication date to search the newspaper on their microfilm; you can then either print or save it to a jump drive there.

If you get the obit I'll be glad to transcribe it to the bio section, omitting the names of living survivors, if any are still living.

Thanks, Karyn
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Jan 15, 2014 3:08 PM
RE: William Beard- my ancestor
You are welcome. Let me know if I can help you with anything. Wimsang
Added by Wimsang on Jan 01, 2014 6:53 PM
William Beard
I am not related to this family,but thanks for sending the info. If you want this document added to the memorial you can do so by adding it the same way you do a picture. Again,Thanks,Wimsang
Added by Wimsang on Jan 01, 2014 4:44 PM
Anna O'Quinn Richter
The Martha K Owens obit
I found it and posted it to her memorial.
Added by Anna O'Quinn Richter on Dec 17, 2013 4:36 PM
Carolyn Whitaker
RE: May Goolsby Pilson 58194533
related only by marriage to Maurice Pilson, he is who I'm related to. This is all I know about the Goolsby

The Washington Post, Saturday, December 25, 1909, pg 7
Will Wed in Richmond
Cards are out for the marriage of Miss May Johns Goolsby, daughter of Mr and Mrs John C Goolsby, of
Richmond, Va. and Mr. Maurice Clifford Pilson, son of Mr and Mrs B. F. Pilson, of this city.
The wedding will take place on Monday evening, January 3rd, at 6:30 o'clock, at the family residence,
312 South Fourth Street, Richmond, Va.
After the wedding trip Mr. Pilson will bring his bride to Washington. He has leased an apartment at the

The Washington Post,Sunday, December 26, 1909, pg 7
Mr and Mrs John C Goolsby have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Miss May Johns
Goolsby, to Maurice Clifford Pilson, formerly of this city, now of Washington, D.C., the ceremony to take
place on Monday evening, January 3, at 6:30 o'clock, in the residence of the bride, 318 South Fourth

The wedding, which will be very quiet, will be witnessed by only the relatives and most intimate friends
of both parties.

The Washington Post, January 3, 1910 pg 5
An interesting event of this evening will be the marriage in Richmond of Mr. Maurice C Pilson, son of Mr
and Mrs B. F. Pilson and Miss May Goolsby, daughter of Mr and Mrs J. C. Goolsby, of Richmond.

The ceremony will be quiet, and will take place at 6:30 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents. The
Rev Dr Cecil, of the Presbyterian Church of Richmond, will officate.

After the ceremony, there will be a din- continued on page 7
ner at the Jefferson Hotel. Mr. Pilson and his bride will spend their honeymoon at Hampton Terrace, Ga.,
and on their return will live at the Dresden.

A number of Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Washington residents will go to Richmond for the
wedding. Mr Pilson's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs Pilson, his sisters, Misses Zelma and Olga Pilson,
with their house guests, Mr. Robert Guller, U.S.N. and Mr. E S Pooley, of Hood River, Oregon, will go
down this morning from here. Mrs. Charles Adams Wood, of Boston, another sister, also will attend the
wedding, and will accompany the bride and bridegroom to Hampton Terrace.

Miss Goolsby has visited a great deal in Washington, and has many friends here. Mr. Pilson also is

Groom's Name: Maurice C. Pilson
Groom's Birth Date: 1879
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 31
Bride's Name: May Johns Goolsly
Bride's Birth Date: 1886
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 24
Marriage Date: 03 Jan 1910
Marriage Place: Richmond, Virginia
Groom's Father's Name: Benj. F. Pilson
Groom's Mother's Name: Margaret M. Pilson
Bride's Father's Name: John C. Goolsly
Bride's Mother's Name: Ida J. Goolsly
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I07894-5
System Origin: Virginia-EASy
Source Film Number: 2048499
Reference Number: it1,p1
Collection: Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940
Added by Carolyn Whitaker on Dec 16, 2013 4:09 PM
Anna O'Quinn Richter
E G Owens
My pleasure to transfer him to you. I do not know anything about his wife; I just find obits and make memorials if there isn't one. Since I live in Chicago and work from old obits, I dont have a photo-maybe if you request one someone will fulfill it.
If you'll send me his wife's name and DOD I'll see if there's an obit for her. I can also give you the link to the obit index to look up other names. Email me at

Best wishes,
Anna Richter

Added by Anna O'Quinn Richter on Dec 07, 2013 2:45 PM
Lydia Wood James
Goolsby Sisters
Hello Kirk!
It's good to hear from you again. I am more than willing for you to manage the listings of the three Goolsby sisters. I have transferred them over to you, along with the listings of Lynn Goolsby's husband and son. I also linked the Goolsby sisters to their parents, being careful to link them to the correct mothers.

Please let me know if I can help with anything else.

Merry Christmas!

Lydia James
Added by Lydia Wood James on Dec 06, 2013 11:55 PM
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