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imatarheel (#47120798)
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Bio Photo The attached photo is from 411 N. Wilmington St. Raleigh NC, my mother's childhood home. A home which no longer exists along with many others in the surrounding area between Peace College and the State Capitol.

I have primarily been researching ties to Wake County families and their intertwining branches for the last six years. My surnames include Carver, Gill, John Davis d Aug 1829, Dunn, High, Horn, Moring,and Taylor(Nash Co) maternal line.

Surnames in Rockingham and Caswell Co include Alcorn AKA Alcon,Betts,Fitzgerald,Mills,Nunnally,Powell,Robertson,Stubblefield paternal line.

A resident of Somerset Co, NJ for 28 years.

I've posted many photos from the NC yearbook collection which are available on at line at The vast majority of photos I have used are from 1930 and earlier yearbooks. After contacting several schools over the use of these photos and copyright law, I have been told as long as I'm not profiting from them and have listed the source, I'm in compliance with the law under the guideline of fair use. As of early 2012 and ancestry including yearbooks on their website, the issue of photos and copyright issues would appear to be a mute point. If a family member wishes me to remove any photo I have posted, just let me know.

Many of the memorials I have added have been to Oakwood & Montlawn. Genealogy is my first love. I enjoy finding the elusive badly transcribed records that help document a family. I think the 1940 Wake census on ancestry may be the worst yet. Memorial's are based on a combination of death, census and the Oakwood database itself for those deceased prior to death records. The memorial's and photo's I add are done so with much respect to that individual, their family and the history of North Carolina. The majority of the memorials will be part of my Wake County "Six Degrees of Separation" Tree. Visits to Oakwood in Aug 2012, Aug 2013, Aug 2015, Aug 2016, Aug 2017 to take photos. As of Aug 2017 I have 105500+ individuals with 6,600+ documented at Oakwood and 4,600+ at Montlawn

My findagrave wish list would be a paper scroll symbol to signify there is a paper document which would leave the portrait symbol for actual pictures of people.

I do like to link and if I have not, it is just an oversight on my part. Thanks to all that help with my suggestions/requests and the new edit feature which makes that so much easier now.

My memorials are frequently revisited and updated especially since finding additional records at which ancestry does not have. These records are available to all researchers. Their records include death certificates 1931-1994 and a marriage collection thru 1979.

PLEASE refrain from death certficates on my memorials. It should not be necessary in most cases.

MAR 2015-I'm now using News Bank to further my research. They have obituaries from the News & Observer starting @ 1991. I have been able to access this online thru my library. Other NC papers are also available.

OCTOBER 2015-This month Family updated one of their NC marriage collection records. You can now view the document & many will include the parents names. These new documents will be invaluable to many researchers.

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Marjorie Joyner Gardiner
Frances Stephenson
Yes her mother was Mary "Molly" Joyner Stephenson. Her father was Cyrus Stephenson that was killed the a State office building while washing windows.
Barbara always said that they were married. I too have looked it up and I don't believe that she was ever married to him. Her brother (Molly) James Monroe Joyner was my Grandfather. I never met any of them. The one that told me that Barbara was married to Clyde Moody was a cousin to her. As far as Frances is concern, no I don't have any pictures of any of the family. I wish that I did. I would be glad to share with you.
Added by Marjorie Joyner Gardiner on Oct 15, 2017 10:42 PM
Paul Welborn
Arnold C. Hopkins
I am unclear from your email if the divorce took place in Georgia of Florida. Could you help please.
Added by Paul Welborn on Oct 14, 2017 6:50 PM
Abraham Van Arsdalen
My Mom was a 'tar heel' too, from Madison Co!

Find A Grave reports Abraham Van Arsdalen's (37010491) death in 1821, but the New Brunswick Fredonian newspaper reports it in 1825. (from Genealogy Bank)

The grave stone photo shown has the years chipped off from wear and tear.

1825 makes more sense, since his daughter Maria was murdered in 1824 and the reports state that he was 'away from home', not 'deceased' as one would expect.

I'm researching the murder of his daughter by her husband Josiah Stout, so I'd appreciate any information you have on this.

I'm allowing you to update Find A Grave since it is under your name, if you feel, as I do, this info is correct.

Happy family hunting! Sherry
Added by Onway2zion on Oct 14, 2017 10:23 AM
Paul Welborn
Sorry to bother you again but does this mean the divorce was in Fllorida?
Added by Paul Welborn on Oct 12, 2017 9:17 PM
Paul Welborn
Do you have enough to tell me where he is buried? My information says he is from Georgia but I don't have a town. Find A Grave doesn't turn him up in GA.
Added by Paul Welborn on Oct 12, 2017 4:52 PM
Paul Welborn
RE: Your request
Thank you so much, do you know where he is from?
Added by Paul Welborn on Oct 12, 2017 4:30 PM
Paul Welborn
AJ Fletcher is the sibling of Kate Fletcher Absher died in 1966. Buried at Mountlawn cemetery in Wilkes County NC. THEY had 2 children my grandmother is Kathryn Louise Absher Lott who later married a Hopkins from Georgia who was an attorney she died in Tampa Florida. I would like help finding out about her 2nd marriage after 1944 sometime.
Added by Paul Welborn on Oct 11, 2017 8:28 PM
Patricia Jordan
RE: William Pearce Flat Rock Baptist
You are so right, we were going by the cemetery records. He went back and did a close up of the tombstone and it is 1912, books have been changed. Thank you so much for your information. And again, thanks for letting us know.
Added by Patricia Jordan on Oct 10, 2017 1:39 PM
Richard C. "Dick" Easingwood, Sr.
Ref: Edwin J. "POP" Montague
In your message to me, you said he was buried in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. There are a lot of them. Can you tell me in which county is it in?
Added by Richard C. "Dick" Easing... on Sep 25, 2017 5:57 AM
Rockingham City vs County
I am among those who had no idea of their geographical locations and have probably made MANY mistakes. Thanks for taking the time to educate me. I know your edits are accurate, that's why I took the time to ask.

When I transcribed Woodlawn in Durham I didn't link the couples but seemed to find the time to list the spouse which probably took just as long as linking. Can't seem to find the time to go back and fix it. I wish all members were as user friendly as us ;-)
Added by 4losthistory on Sep 05, 2017 7:39 AM
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