Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.
|Martha Fontaine Byrum (#47624321)|
| || member for 5 years, 11 months, 22 days|
| [Add to MyFriends]|
|Bio and Links|
I inherited by interest in genealogy from my mother, Doris Sue Spence Fontaine (Memorial # 83062091). Growing up, a Sunday afternoon ride through the country usually included a cemetery visit which I affectionately call a cemetery hop.|
A few years ago I decided to make her handwritten or typed pages into an electronic format after encouragement from family and friends. In many instances, she left behind clues for me to follow in my adventures today.
You are welcome to use any of the photos that have been posted to the memorials. I would appreciate if you would kindly give me credit for my efforts when using them.
~ I'm the Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter of Rev Jaques James Fontaine IV (Find A Grave Memorial# 68571729) and Anne Elizabeth Boursiquot Fontaine (Find A Grave Memorial# 68571829), Huguenot Refugees from France who first settled in Devonshire & later in Ireland. It was his dying wish that all members of his family remain close through the ages and to aid one another in times of strife. From his wishes was formed The Fontaine-Maury Society which today is an active thriving organization whose mission is to strengthen the family bonds of the Fontaine and Maury families.
~ I'm the Great-Great-Great-Great Daughter of Rev Paul Biffle Henkel (Find A Grave Memorial# 11094929). He was the first Lutheran pastor born in N. C. Minister on record at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wytheville, VA. He did more to organize the Lutheran church in Wythe County than any one else (1790-1793). He organized the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Market, VA in 1820 served as its pastor until his death in 1825.
~ My email Address is current as of 4/2017.
|Messages left for Martha Fontaine... (154)||[Leave Message]|
|Denise Drake Horton||James Robert Turpin, #36853916|
Hey, Martha, someone is trying to post a tombstone pic and there's apparently a limit on pics. Could you delete one of the one's you uploaded. I think the tombstone pic is an important one especially if someone happens to request one. Thanks, Denise<><
|Susan Edwards||Re: Virgil Mabe Memorial # 99188927|
I have sent an edit request for Virgil Mabe to add his mother. After much searching and questioning of family, we've been able to determine that Virgil's mother was Susie Ethel Mabe Smith (#99175370). Virgil was born out of wedlock when Susie was 19 years old. He was stillborn in June 1925. We have no idea who his father was. There is no birth or death record for him, which is not surprising for 1925 and the sigma that I'm sure was placed on the mother and child of that time period.
I also have an image of Susie's Funeral Card that lists those that preceded Susie in death and Virgil is named as "Virgil Smith", I'm sure out of not wanting to cause any questions to be asked.
We're very grateful to know where Virgil fits into our family tree. It's a mystery that has haunted me for at least 3 years now.
Thanks for updating the memorial and if you have no interest in maintaining it, I'd feel most privileged if you would like to transfer it to me.
|Soul Searcher||RE: Nicatie Shrader|
Thank you for responding, Martha. What a devastating loss--all that research! That's the problem with technology, isn't it? Great when it works but when it goes awry, what a mess. I'm at a loss to explain her middle name but will keep searching for a bit more. I really don't think it's right, but don't want to dismiss it in case I come across proof it is. I may be sending an edit to delete it, just not quite yet. After all, if I or my cousin (who also has many years of research on this line) find the proof later, we can always add it back. Again, thank you. Back up those documents *wink* and have a good weekend.
|Tammy ||Charles James "Charlie" Arrington, Sr|
Hi - Thank you for inquiring but unfortunately I do not have any additional information about Charles. - Tammy
Added by Tammy on May 29, 2017 3:06 PM
|Sharon Atkinson||ABRAHAM FONTAINE|
TRYING TO OBTAIN INFO ON ABRAHAM AND SARAH BALLARD FONTAINE, BURIED IN THE MOUNT DOUGLAS CEMETERY IN GOOCHLAND COUNTY VIRGINIA. wE OWN 8.4 ACRES IN GOOCHLAND COUNTY-THE MT. DOUGLAS CEMETERY IS LOCATED THERE. THERE ARE NO MARKERS FOR THE FONTAINE'S. DABNEY PARRISH OWNED THE PROPERTY AND IS BURIED IN THIS CEMETERY, ALONG WITH HIS 2ND WIFE MARY GRAVES. OTHERS BURIED THERE ARE SOME OF HIS RELATIVES-Mcgehee, martin. DO YOU HAVE ANY EXTENSIVE INFO ON MT. DOUGLAS-AT ONE TIME DABNEY HAS 20 SOME SLAVES PLUS HIS FAMILY. THERE IS ONE CHIMNEY STANDING AND THE "ROCK CELLAR" IS THERE.
THANKS SHARON ATKINSON firstname.lastname@example.org
|LR Jolley||RE: John L. Boyer|
No, I'm sorry, I don't have any information about him. I enjoy taking photos of graves to help others find the graves of their family members. I just happened to be in the area visiting my grandchildren, and stopped by this quaint little cemetery, and took some pictures. I did think that the marker with all the names on it was unusual. It was surrounded by several individual small headstones, and all of it was fenced in by a hedge. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. If they contact the Christ's Church, they may be able to find out something.
|Rev. Dale Sims||John L. Boyer|
This John Boyer #62413137 Was a brother-in-law through marriage to my brother. I knew him and his family. He had only one daughter Mary and two sons.
|Janet LaMotte||Bessie Phillippi|
Sent by: Martha Fontaine Patterson
Dec 06, 2015 5:27 PM
Birth Date: Nov. 20, 1892 Birth Date: Dec. 20, 1893
Correction to her birthday was declined. Her obituary was dated Dec 8, 1893. She died before her obituary was published.
|PictureTaker||Cebert Felix Sr and Eva Ann Wood Halsey|
I took photos of what appear to be this couple in Greenwood Cemetery, Bedford VA resting not far from their son Wyndell Grimsley Halsey # 138762811.
Their dates are June 20, 1876, Dec 11, 1974 for Cebert # 138762963
and Oct 27, 1886, Nov 25, 1976 for Eva # 138762946.
If these dates match the records in question they should be moved to Greenwood Cemetery.
|Marcia Lynne vonGunden||Thank you again|
Thank you as always for you continuing help with "gathering my nuts"
Your recent transfer of:
Richard Dale Green # 96619068
is very much appreciated.
Now we just need to delete:
Ralph Gale Green # 96619097
and all is well.
|[View all messages...]|