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Lorraine Elam Carter (#47915926)
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Bio Photo I am new at this. Actually though - it is in my blood. My father got into tracing his family genealogy after his father died, almost 45 years ago. He would "drag" us all over looking for answers. Our family vacations were spent in Virginia at the National Archives and in St. Louis visiting with his father's brothers and sisters searching for that one piece of history that would complete the puzzle.

My recent interest started with trying to help my husband compile some information on his family. That is when I discovered http://www.findagrave.com/ and I got "bit" by the genealogy bug. Excited about some discoveries on his family, I shared the info with my mom. After listening to me on more that one occasion, she finally asked, "Will you will help me with some questions about our family?" So I now have gathered info on both sides of my husband's family tree, both sides of my mom's family tree, and have added to my dad's research of both of his sides . . .

I laugh at myself! This is so much fun! I asked my dad the other day if he ever got swept away in a discovery that wasn't really related. He said he had. (I can only imagine how life would have been if my dad had had the technology 45 years ago like we do now!) He is 82 years old.

Having lived close to Lynchburg most of my life, one of my fondest memories is of the annual Decoration Day Celebration held at Smith Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. This was always celebrated on Mother's Day. Everyone brought food and we had dinner together. I remember that my maternal grandfather, Marion Charles Holt, would walk with me and my brothers and cousins into the cemetery to show us where his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles were all buried. So I guess my grandfather had a hand in planting the seed also!

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Craig Thweatt
RE: Allens
I do have some more Allens not for sure if they have memorials or photos yet will have to look and see.
Added by Craig Thweatt on Oct 06, 2014 9:50 PM
Janet Boling Nelson
William James Mathis
While I was not able to provide you with a headstone picture as requested, I was able to locate a death certificate. I hope this helps in your search.

Memorial Park Cemetery where the burial is supposed to be is an extremely large cemetery (41,000+ interments). Staff at the cemetery will only provide grave locations to family members. Please contact the office to obtain plot information and add it to the memorial page and/or your photo request, so the volunteer photographer can find the grave marker for you. The office can be reached at 901-767-8930 or 888-943-7275. Ask for Paul Campbell. Once you obtain this information, please resubmit your photo request.
Added by Janet Boling Nelson on Sep 15, 2014 7:33 PM
Janet Boling Nelson
Ionia Elam Mathis
While I was not able to provide you with a headstone picture as requested, I was able to locate a death certificate. I hope this helps in your search.

Memorial Park Cemetery where the burial is supposed to be is an extremely large cemetery (41,000+ interments). Staff at the cemetery will only provide grave locations to family members. Please contact the office to obtain plot information and add it to the memorial page and/or your photo request, so the volunteer photographer can find the grave marker for you. The office can be reached at 901-767-8930 or 888-943-7275. Ask for Paul Campbell. Once you obtain this information, please resubmit your photo request.
Added by Janet Boling Nelson on Sep 15, 2014 6:58 PM
Kay
Matlock & Hobbs
Thank you for the many great photos of the Matlock & Hobbs graves. I appreciate all your time and effort!!!
Kay
Added by Kay on Aug 10, 2014 11:12 PM
Mary-Elizabeth
Harrison Connection
Please contact me through my private e-mail if you are working the Harrison-Gunnels line.
Hstbuff@aol.com
Added by Mary-Elizabeth on Aug 07, 2014 11:42 PM
Jack Eslick
Stocstill and Eslick
Thank you so much for taking the time to make a photo of their headstones! Good luck with you genealogy search. Jack Eslick
Added by Jack Eslick on Aug 05, 2014 6:14 PM
Lucy Dunaway Zeier
Finetty (Leftwich) Bryant
Just wanted to say 'thank you' for taking a picture of Finetty Leftwich Bryant's marker. I appreciate both your time and efforts. Lucy
Added by Lucy Dunaway Zeier on Aug 01, 2014 11:26 AM
Lori Beckett Zukerman
RE: William and Betsy
Thank you for pointing out my error. As it turns out, the mistake must have crept in on Ancestry. My original info was different and matched yours.
Added by Lori Beckett Zukerman on Jul 23, 2014 8:45 PM
Lori Beckett Zukerman
RE: Baldridge
I have Betsy Wilson as Daniel's wife and no info on Daniel's brother William other than birth, arrival here, census data from NC for 1800, 1810 and 1820 and death date. Can you tell me where you found proof that Betsy was William's wife and not Daniel's because I could be wrong.
Added by Lori Beckett Zukerman on Jul 21, 2014 1:30 PM
Lori Beckett Zukerman
RE: Baldridge
Araminta, daughter of James(1785-1863), son of Daniel (1744-1828). Araminta was my great, great grandmother.
Added by Lori Beckett Zukerman on Jul 20, 2014 7:45 PM
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