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Sharon F. Corey (#46867193)
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Bio Photo I have been a genealogist for 25 years now. I love local and family history, cemeteries and helping others locate information about their family history. I helped organize the genealogy society in Chesterfield County in 1998 with the main goal in mind that the future members would help clean and care for the abandoned cemeteries there. We cleaned a couple in the beginning and then we became so preoccupied with the duties and responsibilities of the society that we did not have time for the original goal. Go figure!

I continued to be concerned about the preservation of the markers that do still exist in Chesterfield County and knew that I could never take care of all of them myself. Then I found out about Find A Grave through a friend, Jim Rogers, of Florida. Now my goal is to focus my efforts of preserving gravestones AND helping others locate their family burial grounds by photographing as many tombstones as possible and adding them to this website. If you find mistakes in the gravestone information that I have submitted, PLEASE let me know, so that I can make the necessary corrections.

If anyone would like to capture and use my church, cemetery or gravestone photos for ancestral research purposes, that is fine with me.

I have never cleaned a gravestone. I have only cleared my own family cemeteries of excess vegetation and debris. Also, I have NEVER used chalk, shaving cream, flour, baby powder or any other substance to mark or improve the ability to read a gravestone NOR do I approve of any of these measures. I simply photograph gravestones, usually of entire cemeteries, then enter them into the Find A Grave database. In some cases I will try to do a simple search for more information if this is lacking. I do not feel obligated to research the individuals entirely as this should be something for the family of the individuals to do. I simply wish to preserve the cemeteries and gravestones by photographing them as they are and entering them into the Find A Grave database. I do more extensive research on my own family lines, but I enter that informaton into databases created specifically for family research. I also do not feel obligated to flower each and every memorial I create as I firmly believe that caring enough to take the time and other necessary resources to create the memorial is what matters the most.

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Messages left for Sharon F. Corey (81)[Leave Message]
Phillip Gossage
Isaac Benjamin Smith
Help! You list IBS as the husband of Rebecca Jane Boatwright Smith which I accept. However I have not seen any other record that indicates Isaac had a middle name other than another persons entry in Findagrave. Can you point me to something that corroborates his middle name? My wife is a "Smith" descendant and I"m trying to fill in gaps in her tree. Thanks. Duke Gossage
Added by Phillip Gossage on Sep 21, 2017 1:39 PM
Bonnie Brooks
Photo of Absalom Hammond
May I use your photo of Absalom and Lessie White Hammond on Family Search and Ancestry?
Added by Bonnie Brooks on Jun 22, 2017 7:44 AM
William F. Heustess
Wilson Stancil #22513358
Wilson Stancil buried at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Mount Croghan, SC is the brother of John S. Stancill rather than his son. Wilson Stancil is the son of Archibald and Anna Catherine Heglar Stansill who do not have memorial pages on Find-a-Grave. Please remove the links which indicate Wilson's parents are John S. Stancil & Mary Susannah Gray. Thanks.
Added by William F. Heustess on Jun 19, 2017 4:40 PM
Marilyn Smith
White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery
Wondering if you might have taken a photo of the grave of Mary Ann Rollings Jenkins. I see you have posted a number of photos and am wondering ..
a Distant relative
Marilyn Smith
Added by Marilyn Smith on May 22, 2017 12:56 PM
Craig Cemetery memorials
Thank you for sponsoring the memorials in the Craig Family Cemetery. Hope you and your family are doing well.
Added by Julious on Mar 13, 2017 3:08 PM
Susan Petercsak Skidmore
Dewitt F Davis (1971-1956)
Hi Sharon!

First off I'd just like to say THANK YOU for all of your hard work. Very grateful for people like you.
I dabble in genealogy periodically and I have been researching my Dad's family on and off for several years now.
I came across the photo of Dewitt's tombstone on Find A Grave a few years ago.
He was married to my Aunt Jolyn (nee Petercsak) Davis.
Dewitt died as a result from a fight in NJ.
I was surprised to see the photo of him that you posted on 7.10.2016! I have very few photos of my Dad's family so seeing your photo was a treasure. I was wondering how you came in possession of this?
I am assuming you are a relative.
Wondering if you have any more photos and also wondering what the back of the photo has written on it. I can make out his name and it looks like the date is 1935 but it is very light and difficult for me to read.
Thank you so much!
Added by Susan Petercsak Skidmore on Mar 01, 2017 9:50 AM
Peggy Cunningham
Cousin from Charleston, SC

My name is Peggy White Cunningham, daughter of John Henry White, dob 1918. If I have things straight in my head, my grandfather William Henry "Boss" White and my Uncle Thurman (Thurman E. White), were brothers. I have such fond memories of your mother, Bobbie. When we traveled to Chesterfield for the family reunions, she would always welcome us into her home. I can remember all of us standing in her kitchen while she helped us warm up our food that we brought for the luncheon. I also remember visiting my aunts and uncles who lived on Scotch Road. I get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I think back of the visits with those kind aunts and uncles. My father thought the world of your mother and all of his Chesterfield relatives. Please tell your mother hello for me. Thanks.

Added by Peggy Cunningham on Oct 31, 2016 9:45 AM
Mary Brennan
Allard Belin Flagg #25855124
I believe this tombstone is for my 1st cousin 2xremoved. If it is he was born 10 Feb 1859 and died 17 Nov 1926. According to his death certificate, he is buried at Old Gunn(Prince Frederick)

I have a picture of him and his death certificate.

Mary Brennan
Added by Mary Brennan on Oct 15, 2016 8:36 AM
Shawn Page Larimore
Eliza Lucas Pinckney
Wow... Thank you for the fast reply to this memorial!!!!
Added by Shawn Page Larimore on Oct 05, 2016 12:17 PM
Shawn Page Larimore
Eliza Lucas Pinckney
Hello... I put in suggestions to you some very important information about Eliza her children and her life... Could you please add this to her memorial.
Thank you, Shawn Page Larimore
Added by Shawn Page Larimore on Oct 05, 2016 11:47 AM
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