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Shelley (#47423742)
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Bio Photo I call Wake County, NC my home although I have lived outside of that area on several occasions during my life. I am a nurse full-time, and an amateur genealogist in my spare time. I can spend hours on ancestry sites researching long lost ancestors.

I LOVE cemeteries! They hold so much history, and it is so interesting to read the tombstones and imagine who that person might have been and the life that person might have led. My kids think I am crazy because I am so fascinated by cemeteries.

Here is a quote that I borrowed that describes it perfectly:
Cemeteries are "a memorial and a record. (They are) not a mere field in which the dead are stowed away unknown; it is a touching and beautiful history, written in family burial plots, in mounded graves, in sculptured and inscribed monuments. (They tell) the story of the past, not of its institutions, or its wars, or its ideas, but of its individual lives,--of its men and women and children, and of its household. (A cemetery) is silent, but eloquent; it is common, but it is unique. We find no such history elsewhere; there are no records in all the wide world in which we can discover so much that is suggestive, so much that is pathetic and impressive." ~~ Joseph Anderson, American clergyman (1836-1916)

My research interests are:
Carters of North Carolina, Pulley, Chilcoat, Kern, Swain, Bailey, Hayes, Buffaloe, Rogers, Kling, Terry, Leeper, Bass...just to name a few. :)
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JoAnn HAGANS Harris
Bethlehem/Brown Cemet. Bryan Co., GA
I know that I have sent you a bunch of info to add on this cemetery. I hope that I have not overwhelmed you. I purchased these records/books from the source listed and have just started to check/add info to the different cemeteries.
Added by JoAnn HAGANS Harris on Sep 06, 2017 11:25 PM
JoAnn HAGANS Harris
Bethlehem Cemet.
Bethlehem Cemet., Richmond Hill, Bryan Co., GA

Where did you get this cemetery name from? The reason I ask is this cemetery is adjacent to the Richmond Hill Library and it is the Brown Cemetery. It has keen known as the Brown Cemet. from as far back as records have it. This cemet. was last surveyed 15 November 1983 by Henrietta Royal and Mrs. Lawrence B. Kelly. I have those records as the Brown Cemetery and the info is in the Statesboro, Bulloch Co., GA Library as well as the Richmond Hill, Bryan Co. Library. Would it be ok with you if I sent you an edit for each person you entered when I get the cemetery registered?
I eagerly await your reply.

Thank You!
Added by JoAnn HAGANS Harris on Jun 16, 2017 8:35 PM
karen cuccinello
RE: your photo
Sure- AOK
Added by karen cuccinello on Mar 12, 2017 6:41 PM
Lisbon Cemetery, Illinois
Hi. You have two requests for Terrys at this cemetery. I wanted to tell you that I have just spent five days in this cemetery, taking the time to dig, scrape, and search for stones and using aluminum foil on every old marker. That's not really the point, the point is that I found a Terry that you may have requested, William L. Terry. I don't know if he was the infant you requested because the last digit of the date is chipped off, plus the name William wasn't requested. If William does turn out to be your infant, you delete your infant memorial and I'll transfer William to you. Heck, I am going to transfer William to you now. And you can send me a box of pop tarts.

Added by Mike on Oct 21, 2015 12:28 PM
Terra Bates/Allen Bates
You took a picture of the stone for Terra Bates #112220161. Was her husband Alan also buried there? He is listed as a Burial Unknown.
Added by Apollymi on Sep 18, 2014 9:05 AM
Stephen Crowe
Terry photos
I have photos for a William E Terry - died 192?(Infant Terry ??) Betty J Terry - died 1925 (Child Terry ??) and Randle L Terry. As I'm not sure if these are those that you have requested I have not added them to your memorials. If you would like to have the photos just let me know and I'll send them to you.
Added by Stephen Crowe on May 06, 2014 1:53 PM
Steve Burton
re Amy Swain San Luis Cemetery
There is no cooperation from the San Luis Cemetery with Find A Grave volunteers. However, according to the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society you can request a photo you are looking for by doing the following:
email to
subject line San Luis Cemetery Headstone photo
They will send you the photo as an attachment to email. They took photos of the thousands of headstones they indexed in 2009.
As a reference here is the website for the index
Best wishes.
Added by Steve Burton on Sep 13, 2013 11:52 PM
Cameo Harvey
Holbrook pics
Thank you so much for taking the time to acquire those photos for me! It is much appreciated!
Added by Cameo Harvey on Jul 29, 2013 10:40 AM
Bobbie O'Barr
RE: Callie Holbrook
The newspaper obituary showed her as "Miss Callie Holbrook." But I think the grave marker is probably more accurate so I have made the changes. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. - Bobbie
Added by Bobbie O'Barr on Jul 28, 2013 9:42 PM
Jo "West" Stallbohm
Laura Bradberry
Did I thank you for trying? I have been in the twilight zone again! Jo
Added by Jo "West" Stallbohm on Jul 18, 2013 2:33 PM
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