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Robert C. Peurifoy (#46928811)
 member for 10 years, 2 months, 14 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.

Proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders.

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Emma E Walling
Daisy Creighton 170879027
Not sure if I sent two edits for Daisy, but the same spouse is listed twice. So sorry if it was my error. EEW
Added by Emma E Walling on Oct 14, 2017 6:50 PM
Paula Boutwell Kerr
RE: Dell Robertson
You are welcome!
Added by Paula Boutwell Kerr on Oct 05, 2017 4:56 PM
Paula Boutwell Kerr
Dell Robertson
I was submitting photos for the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery, and I noticed that the photo you submitted for Dell Robertson (#163759981) is not of her marker. I thought you might want to delete it. I am planning to go back to the cemetery this week, and I will get a photo of her marker to submit. Thank you for all of the beautiful photos of markers that you have taken and submitted. It is obvious that your goal is to get a good, clear photo.
Added by Paula Boutwell Kerr on Oct 02, 2017 1:22 PM
John Anderson Cartner 133441364

He's actually buried in Old Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery. His DC lists Providence Lutheran Church Cemetery, but his headstone is in the other cemetery. Is there a list of burials for this cemetery? Or was this taken from the DC?

Mary Lourcey Jones
Added by jaxjonesing on Oct 02, 2017 12:23 PM
Lisa K
RE: John Phinazee
Great! Good luck!
Added by Lisa K on Sep 05, 2017 1:41 PM
Gail and Scott Hannah
Thanks for prompt edits. Very much appreciated. Great volunteer !
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Aug 31, 2017 2:22 PM
Beverly Lanning Poole
Nathaniel Purifoy

I added the information in Nathaniel's biography. Would you like me to transfer the memorial page to your care?

Added by Beverly Lanning Poole on Jul 15, 2017 7:49 PM
Liz Whitley
Baxter Whitley
Hi Robert, Thanks for answering me. You said you can not remove sister that I need to ask Cindy. Who is that? How do I write her. I thought since you were the owner, you had to remove things. Baxter's parents were not married, so he did not have any brothers or sisters. He was Grace's only child.Thanks for your help. Liz
Added by Liz Whitley on Jul 12, 2017 10:59 PM
RE: Henriette Behrendt

Thank you for your kind reply and wonderful help with my family's memorials.

Much appreciated,
Added by Tina on Jul 08, 2017 3:30 PM
RE: Henriette Behrendt
Dear Robert;

Thank you for your response, much appreciated.

Yes, Henriette was family - she was my cousin's wife's mother. If would you be willing to transfer her memorial, we would appreciate it - as I am working with the family to build memorials to those lost.

Thank you for letting me know about the Find A Grave page for Bernberg... how does this work, and how to add Henriette? Could you help us?

Also, we have many family were perished in the Shoah (camps, killing centers, etc) - any suggestions on finding info as to existing lists, or names of the victims?

Thank you again for you help and kind response.

Added by Tina on Jul 07, 2017 5:57 AM
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