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Susan I. Grills (#47149766)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Atlanta, but have lived most of my adulthood in Charlotte, North Carolina. Coincidentally I ended up right where my roots are on my father's side of the family. Genealogy is my passion and I never met a cemetery I didn't like. I'm also into historic preservation, both of buildings and the lives of people no longer with us.

As the daughter of a general and great-granddaughter of 3 Confederate veterans, I like to note military records of veterans on their findagrave memorials.

I welcome corrections/additions, but will no longer link to a "burial unknown" person. I have found this leads to duplicates.

FAMILIES ON MY FATHER'S SIDE: Irwin, DeWeese, Blackwelder, Babcock, Taylor, Wilbon.

FAMILIES ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE: Bryan, Battle, Pope, Atkinson, Yarbrough, Chappell.
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C S Brimley - incorrect birthplace
Hi--Thanks for posting this memorial for C. S. Brimley. I am not related to him but I familiar with his family history. I submitted his correct birth place through a form on this web site so you may already have the correction. C. S. (Clement Samuel) lived at Willington, Bedforshire but he was not born there. He was born at his maternal grandmother's house in Great Linford, Buckinhamshire. The source for this information is his own autobiographical manuscript in the archives of the museum that he helped found with his brother Herbert. I would appreciate it if you could change this fact. Thank you.
Added by mrose on Mar 30, 2017 12:16 PM
Carl Catherman
Waldon Whytsel
Thank you very much for adding the bio note. I appreciate your quick response.
Added by Carl Catherman on Mar 26, 2017 7:18 AM
Robert C. Peurifoy
Well, had 101 edits today! A record
Just glad it's you and Terry for the edits. I don't have to do fact checking for you two. Thanks for having my back!
Added by Robert C. Peurifoy on Mar 25, 2017 8:47 PM
Barry Selvey
You did research on the Selvey Family History
My name is Barry Selvey i am the Great Great Grand Son to Abe Selvey born 1883. Abe Selvey had a son by the name of Martin Ray Selvey, Martin's Spouse is Elizabeth Emmaline Wampler Taylor Selvey and these 2 people are my parents.I am doing research on the selvey family history because i am writing a book on my family history. You can call me at 443-943-2261 or email me at
Or locate me on Facebook
Added by Barry Selvey on Mar 21, 2017 5:10 PM
Carolyn Grice Blackwelder
RE: Lawrence M. Blackwelder
Susan, thank you so much for the transfers. I am happy to have them all in one maintenance name. However, I know you care also, being our heroine Blackwelder researcher with all the history you've found and shared! Thank you.
Added by Carolyn Grice Blackwelder on Mar 13, 2017 2:24 PM
Gay Hardin
Caroline BAKER Hunter
Note: Date Of Birth is many: In 1870 census she was 20 (1850); In 1880 census she is 26 (1854); In 1900 census she is 48 (Apr 1852), In 1910 census she is 57 (1853); In 1920 census she is 63 (1857); In 1930 census she is 80 (1850). I believe 1850 is closer to being correct but will use the Apr 1852 date. However, death certificates gives 1869 as year of birth as Apr 1859 which can be disproved by census records and her order of birth among her siblings. Also, she is 3 to 4 years older that Calvin in most of the census records.
Added by Gay Hardin on Mar 12, 2017 11:43 PM
Lindsay R
RE: George Artope
Wonderful! I'm a proud Tech alum... not many of us Tech fans, even here in Atlanta, so it's nice to meet another! What's the Good Word?
Added by Lindsay R on Feb 21, 2017 6:36 PM
Robert C. Peurifoy
Salisbury National Cemeteries
Am notifying as many people as I know that do memorials for the Salisbury National Cemeteries, for the Older Historic and the newer Annex. The VA is currently adding burial spots to the right side of the entrance drive. The entire entrance is now blocked with entrance only through the VA. Consequently, committals are being held at the "Old Historic" cemetery, but all burials are at the Annex. The obits etc will say "Old Historic" but the burials are at the Annex. You should be aware of this when placing memorials.
The old Historic cemetery is closed to all but secondary burials of spouses of those already buried there.
I have confirmed this through various sources. Please be aware of then in the future when doing Veteran memorials.
Added by Robert C. Peurifoy on Feb 11, 2017 9:16 PM
Judy Kay Moser Latham
Carolyn Moser Fisher
Susan, thank you so very very much for the picture of my sister's plot in Sharon Memorial Park. As I do not drive that far anymore, it means so much to me to be able to visit with her on this wonderful site and that it was you once again to help me with this. I truly appreciate the work you do and your sincerity and love for it and Carolyn did too as I showed her the site in 2015 and enjoyed sharing our Parents' update that you did for us as well....

sincerely, Judy Moser Latham
Added by Judy Kay Moser Latham on Feb 06, 2017 4:41 AM
Joseph StCloud IRWIN
Susan Irwin Grills

I did not know your father but as a retired
Navy Senior Chief in the SeaBees, I would be
honored to think we might be connected as
"IRWIN's" I was a "late" child with very few
living kinfolks and little known family history.
30 years ago I started with a Kansas City obit
of my g grandfather, Joseph Chambers Irwin, and
was hooked on genealogy. It was then I wished
I had asked my folks more about what they knew
from their past. Three years ago I discovered
Find A Grave and have been able to fill in several blanks
in the "Irwin Tree". What is really neat in this
quest is if you go back five generations, there
are 64 names in the tree, but only one is Irwin.
There are 63 other family names some known most
new and unknown. Bottom Line,I am proud to know
some history of your father and rest assured ,
we are related if you go back far enough. We
might even be cousins.-------joseph
Added by Joseph StCloud IRWIN on Jan 03, 2017 6:19 PM
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