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Robert C. Peurifoy (#46928811)
 member for 9 years, 7 months, 13 days
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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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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
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