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Robert C. Peurifoy (#46928811)
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Bio Photo The life of a person is more than the dash between two dates. It is my hope that the memorials which I create or manage can make the individuals life fuller, even if just linking to family members or adding a few tidbits of information. Researching and including other family information makes them more than graves, they are people. Suggestions are welcome but please submit them using the edit button at the upper right corner of each memorial.
Even when transcribing cemeteries I work hard to link other family members.
I live in the northwestern mountains of North Carolina and have work primarily in cemeteries there. A focus in the past was Carolina Memorial Park in Concord, North Carolina. There are 30,000 graves but only about 19,000+ documented. I've done more than 4,000 of those. Much of my family is buried there.
My current focus is a Jewish cemetery in Maryland and documenting a Concentration Camp in Germany. This will be a two year project.

I'm not about numbers. For seven years I cared for my elderly mother who had Alzheimer's. She wanted to go out but I could not trust a Mall or other public places, so we went to cemeteries where I took pictures. During the evenings, when I could not leave the house, I would upload the pictures to my computer and fill out spreadsheets. Since her passing two years ago I am not as active and have given a lot of time to upload my backlog of pictures, which I have reduced from over 4,000 to about 1,000. It's time consuming as I edit ever picture I upload. I am not related to most of my memorials.


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My family can be traced back 46 generations to County Leichester, England. The family is English/Norman. They came to England with William after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The photo above is my ancestor, Sir Nicholas Purefoy, buried in The Church of St. Michael and all Angels in Fenny Drayton, Co. Leicestershire, England. The spelling of my name is the most rare of the three family groups: Purefoy, Purifoy and Peurifoy. The early Purefoys came to Jamestown, VA in 1621.

On my paternal side I am interested in the Peurifoy, Purifoy, Purefoy, Scott and Suther families.
For my maternal side are Statons, Stiller's,and Moores (from Stanly Co, NC).
My wife is from the Byrd and Carr families of Duplin County, NC.

Friends, you are invited to visit the memorial page for our son
Nathan Peurifoy He died unexpectedly in October 2014 at age 26 from a diabetic coma. In six months I lost my mother and my son.
Thank you all for your prayers, friendship and care. It is appreciated. You are also invited to visit the memorials of my grandmother Lillian Scott Peurifoy, my mother
Hazel Staton Peurifoy and Father Robert Eugene Peurifoy.

Photos of graves are free to use. However, personal photos of individuals are copyrighted by this writer and can only be used on other sites by written request via email (not "public messages on my personal page) and acknowledgement of original owner of the photograph.

Thanks to all who help with my typo, mistakes and incorrect links. I could not accomplish this without your help.

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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
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