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Gollirowe (#47740076)
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Bio Photo Dog lover, gourd artist and the family historian. I started skulking around cemeteries about 20 years ago.

It was a natural progression into genealogy and then into working with old Southern Cemeteries. My husband's paternal roots spring from the fertile earth of Branchville, Rowesville and Neeses, South Carolina.

I am also very involved in dog rescue, Basenjis - the African Barkless dogs. I combine all three of my passions by making Gourd Urns for pet ashes. They have a really nice earthy feel to them and it is a great way to memorialize a beloved pet.

If I've added a relative of yours, please request a transfer and I will be happy to oblige. I love doing photo requests and will happily do any that I can.

My own primary interest is in making sure that the oldest stones are not lost for future generations. To this end, I transcribe old stones, particularly in small family cemeteries and include the transcriptions.

I know that some of you aren't keen to add transcriptions to these pages, but I hope that in the case of stones that are all but lost to reading that you'll be willing to add them if offered, even as just a photo caption.

In the 17 and 1800s, people often tried to capture the spirit of a person in their epitaph. It can add significantly to their memory. Often there is also material of genealogical importance on these very old stones that will soon be lost when they can no longer be read.

Preserving this history for future generations is of benefit to all of us and a righteous calling indeed!

"Life is mostly froth and bubble,
But two things stand like stone
Kindness for another's trouble,
and Courage when you face your own."
-- Adam L. Gordon
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Andrew Kersh...
Hello there,
I saw on the manager of Andrew Kersh's memorial page that you'd done some research into locating his grave. I have to, as he is my direct ancestor! Is he yours? I've been to Orangeburg, SC and the problem I've found is the "new" Shiloh Methodist Cemetery was established in 1820...between 10 and 15 years after Andrew's death. There is an older Shiloh in Orangeburg...but to find it is proving amazingly difficult. I went through every stone in the Shiloh 1820 cemetery, found many ancestors and relatives, but not the Kershes. Email me if you have any info or would like to tackle these mysteries together.
PD Ive been a graveyard hunter (NOT a grave robber...hehehe) for over 10 years now. Amazingly addictive hobby.
Added by JonD on Jul 03, 2017 6:09 AM
Susan Barwick
RE: Margaret Barwick
Thank you so very much.
Added by Susan Barwick on Aug 10, 2016 6:36 AM
Jacob and Rebecca Moorer
Thank you for taking the time to photograph their headstones.

Added by Infinity on Sep 06, 2015 6:06 AM
duplicate records for George S. Griffith
#88280601 and #88321214 look like duplicate records. Thank you!
Added by Waggykat on Jun 03, 2014 4:01 PM
J. H. O'Cain Jr
A year ago you and your husband graciuosly adventured and photographed the grave markers of Nicholas and Mary Rickenbacker.Just wanted to let you know how grateful I and all descendants of Nicholas and Mary are.

Added by J. H. O'Cain Jr on Apr 09, 2014 7:15 PM
You filled a photo request for me a few months ago and I have been belated in acknowledging it. Thank you so much for taking the time - I truly appreciate all that you do!
Added by SuzanneTF on Mar 25, 2014 5:11 PM
You filled a photo request for me a few months ago and I have been belated in acknowledging it. Thank you so much for taking the time - I truly appreciate all that you do!
Added by SuzanneTF on Mar 25, 2014 5:02 PM
Phil Clark
RE: Abraham Samuel Dukes
No I have never been to that cemetery; I need to. Thanks for the info.
Added by Phil Clark on Oct 12, 2013 7:53 AM
Graddy Brown
Thank you so much for the lovely pictures of this site. Doris
Added by Geezers on Sep 02, 2013 8:19 PM
J. H. O'Cain Jr
Nicholas and Mary Rickenbacker
I am grateful for your help and the photos you recently added to their memorials. Your dedication to this site is greatly appreciated.

James H. O'Cain Jr
Added by J. H. O'Cain Jr on Apr 13, 2013 9:25 PM
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