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pbfries (#46951237)
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Bio Photo I am an amateur genealogist interested in local history. Born and raised in New Jersey, I'm a "Jersey Shore" girl that still loves the beach! My husband and I relocated to North Carolina in 2001 and and we just love our new adopted home.

I try and photograph local cemeteries; and whenever I add a photo to Find-A-Grave I try and add some sort of biographical information on the person. Having done the research on my own family, I know how helpful any clue can be in tracing ancestors. I welcome any changes or additions to information I've submitted, and will gladly transfer ownership to any family member requesting. Please contact me through the EDIT tab on any memorial I added by using "Suggest a correction or provide additional information".

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Thank you!!!!
Thank you for creating the memorial for little Anne Eliza Porter (55706539), along with the EXCELLENT image of her grave marker!!!! We would not have known about this little one had you not taken such care. Thank you!!!!
Added by MK O on Jun 10, 2017 2:24 PM
Ola Vona
Thanks so very much for the information! I posted your info and connected her parents. I'm always happy to get additional info and corrections. :)
Added by Elizabeth on Jun 03, 2017 6:46 AM
Lynn Hawkins
Carlisle Family

I was looking for Carlisle graves in Edgecombe Co., NC and may have found a clue. There is a Benjamin Cherry Carlisle buried at Greenwood Cemetery at Tarboro, Edgecombe County, he was the founder of the Carlisle Funeral Home. I noticed his father was named WILSON BENNETT CARLISLE, the middle names of my great grandfather and his brother. My great grandfather, David Bennett Carlisle, b. 1850 and his brother, John Wilson Carlisle, left the Edgecombe County area when their crops weren't doing well due to a long dry spell during the 1880's and ended up in West KY. Their father was Sparkman Carlisle and their mother was Mary Mabry, it seems Sparkman and three of his brothers married Mabry sisters or cousins. Sparkman's parents were Levy Carlisle and he married Penny Strickland, daughter of Marmaduke and Mary Strickland. Per letters from kinsmen in Edgecombe County, they had close cousins whose last names were Allsbrook. And my Carlisle's had first settled in a place called Scotland Neck. They came from the Carlisle area of Scotland-England depending on who won the battles, it was in Scotland, then England. The English must have one the last battle, Carlisle is now in England, but I claim Scottish blood on my Carlisle side since they were loyal to Robert the Bruce and William of Carlisle, later Sir William Carlisle married Robert the Bruce's sister. I have my Strickland and Braswell lines back 300+ years, but cannot find out past my 3rd great grandfather, Levy Carlisle who married the Strickland and he seems to have been kidnapped by people from Mars, nothing about him found after about 1840. Do you know anyone or people reading this know anyone named Carlisle doing their family or anyone doing Carlisle research. I'm getting old and would love to know more about my grandmothers family, she died in 1936 when my Dad was only 12 years old and in those days family history research wasn't a big deal. I grew up hearing by mother and her siblings always talking about the old days and doing things with their Kennedy, Wells, Gray, Kirkland cousins and the girls spending part of their summers down the river at their grandparents, I started doing my family history over 50 years ago, no one knew how they were related, just that they were cousins, much later I'd find out while doing research the families connected due to marriages, etc. during the late 1700's-early 1800's, and the families all left VA or NC together and settle in the wilds of the newly opened Cherokee lands and people didn't move all the U.S. like the past 40 years, I even dated a couple of girls and 30-40 years later found out we had the same ancestors and yes, we were cousins. I even had one relative whose husband fought during the War Between the States and had old ladies slammed the door in my face, once I told them who my ancestor was, turned out her grandfather fought for the other side that my ancestor fought for, her grandfather and my ancestor were brothers and my ancestor went from the end of the war until he died in 1913 never seeing his parents and siblings and through internet queries and man contacted me whose ancestor was my ancestors brother and he was disowned also, but his ancestor went West and our two families connected in 2012. Okey, I'll quit writing a book, get carried away about strange things that happens doing family research. But, I would be very grateful for any help finding out about my Carlisle family and who Levy Carlisle parents and siblings were and about my Mabry/Madry ancestors are. I found out there is a Mabry/Madry cemetery in Edgecombe Country near Scotland Neck but it didn't the names of the people buried in it yet, on a local history site, which had other cemeteries burials listed.

Well, thanks for any possible help.
Added by Lynn Hawkins on Mar 29, 2017 3:54 AM
RE: Mercy Schenck #48872044
You are quite welcome! Have a great weekend!
Added by Maureen on Feb 17, 2017 4:06 PM
You added photograph to this cemetery which is very misleading as there is NO cemetery at the church. The cemetery is several miles away.

Should you consider moving picture?
Added by DIANN on Nov 01, 2016 1:16 PM
Ruby Lee Spencer
Hello My Friend
Hello it has been a long time since I did my Baucom and Rand families and my Penny ones too. Hope all is well with you and your family. Respectfully #47230178
Added by Ruby Lee Spencer on Sep 10, 2016 4:34 PM
RE: Nancy Sowerbutt
No, I have no information that I have not already posted. I am reading the OBIT's at this time and that is where the information is coming from.
I have previously been at Pompton Reformed and photographed and posted all existing and legible stones. They may be there and I missed their stone. I am unable at this time to make cemetery visits. Also, I am not related to your family.
Sorry I couldn't be more help/
Added by Cindy on Apr 23, 2016 2:17 PM
Arsenal Rules
Memorial #101112865 Martha Curtis Rand
Martha Curtis Rand was born on February 22, 1818. She immigrated with her family to Franklin (now Colbert)County Alabama in 1826 where she married to Reece Cook (1814/1878) in 1836 at the age of 18. She died the following year, after only one year of marriage, on July 29, 1813 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and she was buried in the Cook Cemetery in Culkin, Warren County, Mississippi.

Please make corrections.
Added by Arsenal Rules on Oct 12, 2015 6:14 PM
Don Blauvelt
Thank you for the transfer. Now see.
Added by Don Blauvelt on Sep 27, 2015 9:17 AM
RE: Tempy Ann Hollingsworth
I am so sorry that I caused this confusion. After reading your message, I went back to my original research, and you are right. Harriet O. was Tempy Ann's mother. This will teach me not to rely on memory, no matter how sure I am that I am right.
Added by JVM on Sep 08, 2015 5:23 PM
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