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SJB (#47986055)
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Bio Photo Feel free to use any of the photos I have taken and submitted for your own personal use.

All edit suggestions are appreciated and welcomed!

I enjoy going to cemeteries near me with low gravestone photo %s or photo requests and photographing as many of the graves as I can. I just recently started doing this and have done a few cemeteries so far. A photo of a loved one's gravestone can mean so much, especially if that person is too far away to go see it themselves. I greatly appreciate all of the headstone photos and memorials that have been uploaded by others for my relatives, so to me, this is my way of giving back :)

If I manage a memorial that is a direct relative of yours and you would like to manage it, please use the 'Edit tab' then 'Suggest other' or message me and I will gladly transfer!

I enjoy learning about my family roots and use Findagrave as a research tool and a way to link my relatives and add them to my virtual cemeteries.

Related to: Gormans from Ireland who were copper miners turned gold miners in CA and OR. The Overmanns from Drensteinfurt, Germany to Michigan. The Stoddards who were early pioneers and mormon converts from Scotland and settled in Utah. The Izatt family who were poor coal miners from Scotland to Utah. The Brigg's & Spaulding's from England to Massachusetts. The Van Meter's from the Netherlands that were early pioneers of Virginia and Hardin County Kentucky. Other surnames; Curtis, Manley, Scott, Monger, & Landon.

Direct Descendant of Mayflower Passengers:
1. Francis Cooke
2. Stephen Hopkins and wife Elizabeth Fisher

Also related to the Burgess, Callicoat, Pinkerman, Faulkner, Rigney, Hodge & Henderson families of Lawrence Co. OH and Cabell Co. WV. The Kennedy, Hunter, Mercer, Horne, Bryan, Worley, Williams & Brock families of Duplin County & Onslow County NC. King and McGhee families from Wake County NC.


Photographed Cemeteries:
Barbours Chapel Advent Christian Ch. Cem. - 8/28/2015
Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery - 9/2/2015
Elevation Church Cemetery - 9/22/2015
Juniper Church Cemetery - 9/15/2015
Mount Herman Christian Church Cemetery - 10/12/2015
Neill's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery - 10/3/2015
Plainview Presbyterian Church Cemetery - 9/17/2015
Saint Amanda Baptist Church Cemetery - 10/15/2015
Sweet Springs CME Church - 4/4/2016
Holly Springs Cemetery - 4/11/2016
Holly Springs United Church of Christ - 4/11/2016
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John Kennedy
I am the fifth great grand daughter of John Kennedy and Mary Williams. First, thank you for the Memorial for him. However, I would like to add some corrections. John married Mary Williams in 1809 and they had their first daughter, Zilpha in 1810. Another John Kennedy, son of Thomas J. Kennedy, married Elizabeth Wilder. There is a lot of information regarding the family of Thomas J. Kennedy due to his military records. As far as I have found, John married only once and remained married until both their deaths. Also, I have never found any records showing the daughter, Nancy, though I have records for all his other children. My grandmother was a Wilson and her mother was a, we may be related on both sides.
Added by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2017 12:54 PM
Lawrence Co. families
I noticed that you are researching the Pinkermans from Lawrence Co., Ohio. I have quite a bit of info on each line. Could you email me directly at to maybe compare notes?

Kristy (Murnahan) Stevens
Added by Kristy on Feb 27, 2017 7:18 PM
Mine line is Abraham>Bladen>Elizabeth.
Are we cousins by any chance?

Thank You
Added by Kathleen on Jan 20, 2017 5:38 PM
Sheila Farrington Schweitzer
I thank you so very much for your kindness in transferring the Duckett memorials to me. They mean a lot to me and I will take good care of them.
Added by Sheila Farrington Schweit... on Nov 14, 2016 12:01 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Helen Moore
Thank you so very much for taking time to send wonderful information for her memorial. It's wonderful when people share and future generations will appreciate your kindness. Again thank you.
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Nov 11, 2016 6:59 PM
Sheila Farrington Schweitzer
Thomas Duckett
Thank you so much for the transfer of my relative, Thomas to me. I really appreciate it.
Added by Sheila Farrington Schweit... on Nov 06, 2016 7:33 AM
Rigney Family
Dear SJB: As I've been doing family research, I see that you're on the same path as me since you've shown up on similar memorial pages related to the Rigney family. Its likely we're distant cousins. I noticed a note you left on Lottie Gregory's memorial and wanted to share some further details.

The 1910 census showing Jonathan Dennison as Lottie's step-father was off one generation. He was her step-grandfather. Lottie's grandmother was Phoebe (Thomas) Rigney Dennison. Lottie's mother was Phoebe Dorcas Rigney. It's confusing because of the same first names and also because Phoebe Rigney was not married, keeping her same last name. The error in the census records just compounds the confusion, but earlier censuses (1870) show Phoebe Dorcas and her twin, Barbara Ellen, were children of Phoebe (Thomas) & William Rigney.

I hope that helps if you're researching the RIgney family from Lawrence Co. Should you come across Phoebe Dorcas Rigney's grave or information on such, I welcome that information, but that would likely be in Ohio somewhere. There is a Sowards Cemetary, so I wonder if she might be there. I welcome connecting further on Rigney history in a less public space. Please feel free to reach out if you're interested. Thanks again!
Added by DawnM on Sep 23, 2016 10:29 PM
Mary Louise Reynolds
John Replogle
Thanks for the updates on this gentleman. if you are a relative, I would be happy to transfer his memorial to you. He is not related to me in any way.
Added by Mary Louise Reynolds on Jul 26, 2016 5:18 AM
Deb Kueter
Alexander Holloway - Photo Request
Back in Feb you sent me word that you could not find the grave of Alexander Holloway in New Bethel, Garner NC (#143835233). I would tend to agree with you in that he is really buried in the New Bethel in Orange Co. but I haven't been able to convince the person who created his page. You mentioned that you had done a little more digging. Anything found that I could use to warrant moving him to the other cemetery? Many thanks. Deb Kueter
Added by Deb Kueter on May 24, 2016 2:02 PM
Cindy Massi
160496549 Audrey J. Cotton
Hi; would you mind taking another look at the memorial you created on Audrey. You created it April 2016 and attached photo. I tried to enlarge the photo but am able to see the dates even with enlarging it.

My reason is that I created a memorial for an Audrey Judd Cotton based on none being found when I searched. After I added it I did a 2nd search using the "Find All" in same cemetery and found your Audrey J. Cotton but you have a death year of 2014 (why I my search didn't come up with it). Is your 2014 a typo if so could you fix it and let me know and I will delete my memorial. Thanks
Added by Cindy Massi on May 07, 2016 3:43 PM
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