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George Seitz (#40539541)
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Bio Photo I know not how to light the path of the future, but by the lamp of the past. P.Henry

One should appreciate, or even study the past. It will always be there and grows larger every day. The study of time can be abstract. It does not need to be quantified or even orderly. Because it is all-encompassing, there is something for everyone. G.Seitz

I had added some whiny drivel here about the site removing photographs for months. Well, on March 23rd 537 of them magically reappeared. I confess not understanding and being well on the way to not caring. But that is not my nature.

My home is circa 1784. Its situation is such that it fell in the line of battle during the conflict between the States. When my father died, I was too early at the cemetery for the appointment concerning the necessary arrangements. To pass the time I paid a visit to the antique shop close by. Displayed there was a book which possessed a title that gave me the idea that my home may be mentioned within. Upon opening it, the pages fell directly to a description and photograph of my old place. It was not intended for the purpose, but the volume became a much worn field guide as I sought to visit and photograph other antebellum homes in the vicinity. I pursued that objective with interest and vigor. This caused me to notice the old churches en route and I began to photograph them. Behind the churches were cemeteries. Cemeteries that I found to be serene and sublime, full of lore. In turn they led me here and I stayed.

Grave finder - Yes * Genealogist - No

Historian - Yes * Genealogist - No

Biographer - Yes * Genealogist - No

Photographer - Yes * Genealogist - No

Stinking linking.

No courtesy, no action. You churlish lot best steer clear of me.

Please do not post Certificates of Death on entries of my origin.

Thank you.

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Louis du Mort
RE: Bub
Hi George,

Had I seen the name 'Bub', I would have assumed he was a trucker before he was a biker. Turns out, he was both!

What a bummer that his three sons died at birth.

Thanks for shooting this my way.


Added by Louis du Mort on Apr 11, 2017 9:53 AM
AnnieRuth Cosby
RE: Thank You
Your original photo was great. I was being dumb and clicked on request a photo, thinking I needed to ask permission to access it or something (I did just grab it after). I'm new at this. I tried to attach a list of the 12 children of Duke and Penelope (KImbrough)'s listed in my records, but as I said I'm new at this.

If you ever come across Austin Wingfield Cosby-Adeline Davis (Duke's parents), John Powell Mary Turner or any Turners/Powells (they may be over in Enfield, not sure where you photograph) or (we're talking 1700s here): Duke Cosby-Amelia Harris, Charles CosbyJR-Rebecca Wood, Elizabeth Wingfield-(her husband Charles Cosby SR remarried and is buried in Georgia), or David Cosby, any Cosbys, I will be thanking you again. They are all buried in Louisa- Hanover County somewhere. Where exactly helps us understand their story better.

Duke's oldest son, my husband's ggrandfather, left VA with his young wife after the devastation of the Civil War ...all the way to California, became a western family. So, again, thanks. I'm going to show your pictures at the family reunion, map with place names, learn a little more.

Added by AnnieRuth Cosby on Apr 05, 2017 8:18 AM
AnnieRuth Cosby
Thank You
Thank you very much for photographing the headstone of Duke L. Cosby and sourcing the cemetery. He was my husband's GG Grandfather. We appreciate this.
Added by AnnieRuth Cosby on Apr 04, 2017 1:30 PM
Other Deaf child of William's
This ID is 178003473 for William Albert, William Bolling's child.

Thank you! :)
Added by Jones_Family on Apr 01, 2017 8:18 PM
Add two more Deaf children
Hello, I am the Deaf ancestor of the Bolling Deaf ancestors.

Please kindly add Mary Bolling, ID 178003636 as William's child.

See next message to add William Albert, other deaf child.

Thank you.

Please also note that the bios in both are very accurate based on the tracked documents. Thanks.
Added by Jones_Family on Apr 01, 2017 8:15 PM
B Mowen
Thank you for kindly accepting my edit.
Added by B Mowen on Mar 25, 2017 5:13 AM
Jeffrey William Megown
An addition to the 4th Virginia cavalry
Please add my great grandfather Francis Childs 23711659 to your 4th Virginia Cavalry cemetery. He served in Company H. Thank you.
Added by Jeffrey William Megown on Mar 08, 2017 7:14 AM
JD Edwards
Laurel Hill Baptist Church
Just curious why you have taken so few photos at this cemetery; must have taken you longer to travel there than take the photos. I think this is the least photographed cemetery I have visited.
JD Edwards
Added by JD Edwards on Mar 03, 2017 3:10 PM
RE: John Wickham
Thanks. That would just drive me crazy.
Added by LRobin on Mar 01, 2017 10:31 AM
Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
Benjamin Alexander Purks
George, I was researching what turned out to be a different Purks line. Finding limited info on the ancestry sites, I turned to newspaper articles. Every now and then I get lucky.
Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Feb 14, 2017 10:27 AM
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