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Robert C. Peurifoy (#46928811)
 member for 9 years, 9 months, 16 days
Bobbie O'Barr
Bobby Burden
Thank you for the information, I have shown his burial site as M. J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery. -Bobbie

Added by Bobbie O'Barr on May 23, 2017 7:40 AM

RE: Ravensbruck
Thanks for all your hard work, and please accept my condolences on your family losses, especially Nathan. I also have a diabetic son. He recently overdosed on insulin when his doctor changed his Lantus to Toujeo and neglected to inform him one unit was triple the dose of Lantus.

Oddly enough, I'm very familiar with Boone, N.C. My husband has family that owns a Christmas Tree Farm in Crumpler. We've been to the Asheville Mountain Dance & Folk Festival, and even to a very rustic barn clogging session with local musicians.

Added by Bernadette on May 19, 2017 5:07 PM

RE: Emile Cantor
You're very welcome. I was attempting to clean out old emails when I found yours and noted your interest.

Good luck with your Ravensbrück efforts. It was liberated by the USSR, so records weren't shared with researchers until about a decade after the collapse. They're in poor condition, have many gaps, and specialists are still in the process of updating info.

Added by Bernadette on May 18, 2017 9:44 PM

Jeff Lovelace
New Release
Greetings Robert,
My new WBTS book has been released by the Olde Buncombe Genealogical Society. It is now available and I wanted you to read it. You can find it online at This represents 12 long years of work, writing and research, so it's a long awaited victory. The book is titled, Mountain Conflict; The Union Army Finally Reaches Asheville. Be sure to pass it on to your comrades and friends as well.


Added by Jeff Lovelace on May 15, 2017 6:55 AM

Laura Myers
RE: Charles A. Cannon, Jr.
Hi Robert - I am related to Charles through his Mother Ruth Coltrane Cannon. He is a 4th cousin to me. My mother is a Coltrane and farther back into the family tree we share a common ancestor.

The last that I heard a few years ago, Charles' crash sight is one of those that has not yet been found. To the best of my knowledge, his remains have not been recovered. I had been in email contact with a man who, through his organization, has made it his life's work to find these missing airmen. I don't remember his name or the name of his organization.
On facebook I follow a page called "Second Weather Reconnaissance Squadron". It is dedicated to those men, both those that were lost and those that came home. It is a good source of info and recent news. I hope this is helpful.

Regards, Laura

Added by Laura Myers on Apr 04, 2017 9:30 PM

Good Morning Robert,
First I want to thank you for all the photos and work you have done on the Gentry/Cress and related family members of my husband, Kin, in Johnson county and others of Tennessee. He is of the Maxwell/Gentry line, his mother marrying a Norris. I really appreciate that you are diligent in your research which helps others across this great country of ours connect the dots.

Good luck on your current project. I am certain that entails a lot more research.

Having recently lost my mother to Alzheimer's Disease, I truly understand your struggles. God Bless you and your family for giving her care and comfort.

Debbie # 47064450

Added by Anonymous on Apr 04, 2017 7:41 AM

RE: Purefoy
Hello Robert
Misterton Warwickshire? did you mean Minsterton, Leicestershire.

Added by Knightley on Mar 31, 2017 2:05 PM

RE: Knightley
Hello Robert.
Yes, Sir Richard K very popular man with people as two of his children married into the Spencer family of Althorp, hence two have been merged.
I see that Elizabeth Purefoy 1400-1474 my 15th great-grandmother is your 13th great-grand Aunt my I ask from which Purefoy are you descended from.

Added by Knightley on Mar 30, 2017 6:04 PM

RE: 101 edits today! A record!
Funny! Did you want to locate your photos and upload them? I'll stop. I'll get hold of Susan. Thanks.

Added by TMcManaway on Mar 26, 2017 9:51 AM

Susan I. Grills
Yeah, hated to bombard you, but I was on a roll with the photos. I know you did them from a spread sheet and I think that does not allow you to add nicknames and Sr/Jr. Also found a few typos you made. And in linking or attempting some links, I got a bunch of maiden names. You DID get some of the photos added, you evidently started with the veterans as most of your memorials who were vets had the headstone photos. As for that cemetery, I have never seen one with so many misspellings on the headstones!! And you caught most of them. A Roberta whose headstone said Rorerta, and a man named Eaves whose stone spelled it Evaes. There may be a few more Edits coming, think I have about 60 more to do.

Added by Susan I. Grills on Mar 25, 2017 10:34 PM

Bill Powers
RE: Newkirk
The pictures of all the head stones on these memorials show once upright head stones now placed flat on their backs, but you think these are not the stones transferred from the private Newkirk cemetery that was destroyed? I am confused with what to do. has duplicate memorials for my relatives at two locations. Do you know how I contact someone at

You have done an amazing job! It is obvious you have a passion for genealogy.

Added by Bill Powers on Mar 22, 2017 5:07 AM

Susan I. Grills
RE: Rutherford
Wow. And it is amazing, from what I have placed there so far (many more to go) most are not ones that you have. I must have photographed a different area than you.

Added by Susan I. Grills on Mar 21, 2017 8:02 PM

RE: memorials
I looked into my files and it does appear that my Beth Shalom entries are actually Oheb Shalom.

I have amended my website. See my website:

I will remove all of those from Find A Grave that are in Beth Shalom.

Thanks for the 'heads up'. I appreciate it.

Added by ShelleyArnold on Mar 21, 2017 7:12 PM

Mary Ann Acorn
Memorial 149118159 Elizabeth Clancy
Thank you for all the history on Elizabeth, I had no knowledge of this family. It just makes me happy to help keep her memory alive.

Added by Mary Ann Acorn on Mar 20, 2017 7:02 AM

Bill Powers
RE: Oak Plain Presbyterian Church
Does this help?
ABRAHAM NEWKIRK 100213015 55457071
ANN NEWKIRK 100213015 55457070
ELIZABETH NEWKIRK 100212960 55457089
HENRY NEWKIRK 100212817 55457087
PENELOPE NEWKIRK 100212770 55457091
TIMOTHY R. NEWKIRK, SR 100221630 55457088
TIMOTHY NEWKIRK, JR 100212710 55457090

There are two memorials at the Newkirk Cemetery that are not at the Oak Plain Cemetery.

Do you know when the headstones were moved from the Newkirk Cemetery to Oak Plain? How do we "correct" the duplication? I have contacted the manager of the Newkirk Cemetery, but I have not heard from him.

I live in Spalding County about three miles from Griffin. If you have any research in this area, let me know. I will be glad to help.


Added by Bill Powers on Mar 15, 2017 7:34 PM

Bill Powers
RE: Bettie Hall
I have a strange situation with which you might be able to help. I have seven family members who were buried on family land in Duplin County. The cemetery has "disappeared" with no trace of markers. HOWEVER these seven have markers at Oak Plain Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The once standing markers are now laying down face up like maybe there were moved from one location to this location. Do you know who at the church I could check with to see if their graves are actually at Oak Plain or whether the marks were saved and brought in.

Bill Powers

Added by Bill Powers on Mar 15, 2017 7:52 AM

Catherine Yow
Kellah Volina Ouzts (Dukes)
Kellah Volina Ouzts Dukes was my maternal grandmother. Her children were Arthur Dow Dukes, Catherine Dukes, and Martha Ouzts Dukes.

My mother, Martha Ouzts Dukes, married my father, Ellard Melton Yow,MD.

My mother, Martha Dukes Yow, MD, lived was a renowned physician in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

My father, Ellard Melton Yow, MD, was a renowned physician in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Their children are:
Ellard Melton Yow, Jr.
John Osborna Yow, Jr.
Catherine Lindley Yow, Jr. (me)

My mother, Martha Dukes Yow, MD, wrote her autobiography "Balancing Act:Memories of a Southern Woman Doctor." The book has photos of her mother, Kellah Volina Ouzts Dukes, her siblings, and her children.

I am author of "Jewelry from Nature: 45 great projects using sticks & stones, seeds & bones (Lark Books, 1999) by Cathy Yow.

Hope this fills in some blanks.

Best regards,
Cathy Yow
Galveston, Texas

Added by Catherine Yow on Mar 11, 2017 3:07 AM

Devil Kitty Designs
RE: Salisbury National Cemeteries
Thank you very much for letting me know about the situation.

Added by Devil Kitty Designs on Mar 10, 2017 2:06 AM

Chet Walker
RE: Gary McMillan
Robert- He has been dealing with some major health issues. I do not think he is very active at all. Not sure if he responds to edits or not.

Added by Chet Walker on Mar 05, 2017 5:54 PM

Bridgett Wine
Adlee Walker Robinson
The information you have for Adlee is wrong. She already has one with the correct information and links to her family members also. Thank you.

Added by Bridgett Wine on Feb 16, 2017 1:18 PM

Cindy Allman
Salisbu Naol Cem.
Hi Robert
I hope that you & your family are having a great day I no longer put memorials in this Cem. I was
always putting them in the wrong place so I stopped
had a few really bad remarks about this so I stopped
Have a great day

Added by Cindy Allman on Feb 14, 2017 11:28 AM

Beverly Lanning Poole
RE: Salisbury National Cemeteries


Thank you for the information re the Salisbury National Cemeteries. I had noticed several obituaries recently that directed to the historic cemetery and wondered if there was an error. Your e-mail explains the quandary.

I'm sure that this will generate some more misplaced memorials but we will just have to be diligent and keep those SAC's going.

I appreciate your help and your good work.

All the best,

Added by Beverly Lanning Poole on Feb 12, 2017 4:20 PM

FAG Beta County Mapper
It is good that you feature the address of the beta County Mapper on your Find A Grave page -- therefore I took a second look at it, and now I appreciate its usefulness for reviewing cemeteries in a county or city and have put it in my bookmarks. Thanks!

Added by AlPol on Jan 25, 2017 10:24 PM

John Evans
RE: Pine Forest - Oakdale Cemeteries
They are separate cemeteries, but located next to each other. Pine Forest is an African American Cemetery. There are actual four cemeteries located all next to each other and MapQuest has it wrong. There is Calvary, Oakdale, Pine Forest, and Bellevue all in the same area.
Calvary is also an African American cemetery.

Added by John Evans on Jan 16, 2017 4:23 AM

Jeff Lovelace
RE: Ashley Chicoine
You are quite welcome for the transfer Robert. Glad to help a fellow compatriot, especially one such as yourself.
Yes, losing children is much more than sad, it must be devastating. My father in heaven spared me from that responsibility, and all that may or may not come with the duty of being a father.
If my memory serves me correctly, the corpses were dissected in the old Science Bldg., but it has not been utilized as a medical building for many years. The so-called "graveyard" just a pile of bones at the edge of the woods. Most folks just assumed that there was a "potters Field" out there. James Mackie, son of Dr. George Mackie just imagined that whatever remained of the bodies would have been buried after the anatomy classes concluded, but this was not the case.
In 1921, as you probably know, Wake Forest College was in Wake Forest however, in 1956 it became Wake Forest University and moved to Winston-Salem. The location in Wake Forest is now the home of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Jennifer Smart at the Wake Forest Historical Museum was a great resource for me as well.
Ravensbruck was intriguing and it certainly needs to be cataloged and recorded. I am glad to hear you are on the case.
I joined the SCV in 2004, only to be deserted about a year later. Many nightmares emerged from my efforts to create a Southern Historical Civil War Commemorative Corps. here in Asheville. Found myself alone and blacklisted after I founded that group.
Now the SAR is much more of a challenge; I had two ancestors there, with one in the Continental Line, but the review and sponsorship process in grueling. I have my application done, but never found someone to sponsor me.
Most of the Lovelace family drifted down into NC from Maryland. They settled in Rutherford Co., Cleveland County and others. My bloodline is English, German and possibly Irish. Wish I could have followed that line as efficiently and as far back as you have done. Eaker is one of the old names with German heritage.
I have a WBTS book coming out next month. Keep an eye on the Olde Buncombe County Genealogical Society website.
Blessings to you and yours my friend and compatriot!

Added by Jeff Lovelace on Dec 28, 2016 8:03 PM


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