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Ron Stewart (#47046011)
 member for 8 years, 8 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo Retired military. Genealogy is a passion but I slow down when football season arrives. Willing to help others as much as possible. I focus on my Stewart roots (West Virginia and Pennsylvania) and the Marshall family on my mother's side (Virginia).

I photo document cemeteries as a hobby and have completed ones in my area of James City County, Charles City County, Williamsburg and York County, VA. Have also worked on cemeteries in Surry, Sussex, Isle of Wight and Southampton Counties, VA and Hampton National Cemetery in Hampton, VA and Richmond National Cemetery in Richmond, VA. Recently completed Mount Calvary Cemetery in Richmond and am now working on Riverview Cemetery in Richmond with a friend.

I have also photo documented several cemeteries in the Hilton Head Island, SC, Kitty Hawk (Dare County), NC, Leavenworth, KS and Bellevue (Douglas and Sarpy counties), Nebraska areas while on vacation.

If I have added a memorial for one of your family members just let me know your Find A Grave member number and I will transfer it to you.
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Thea Brannon
Thank you!

I was so surprised to check the hint in Ancestry and find your photo of my father's grave! And you placed one of the cemetery, too. It brought tears to my eyes--thank you so very, very much! I live far away and can't get there very often. Last time I couldn't find my Mom and Dad's graves for a while and ended up stumbling around the cemetery sobbing. I finally found them. Now I know I can see my father's grave any time, thanks to you. You
are giving families a precious gift. Bless you.

Thea Peters Brannon
Added by Thea Brannon on Apr 27, 2017 9:14 PM
Amanda Bishop Burns
Lucas in Riverview
I can't thank you enough for all the photos and helping unlink the mystery of my grandmothers family the Jones's and Hill's. It is appreciated.
Added by Amanda Bishop Burns on Apr 25, 2017 9:39 AM
Gwen Riggs
RE: Welcome
Hi Ron,
Thanks for everything. I am sure I will be emailing you for your expertise!
Added by Gwen Riggs on Apr 07, 2017 11:49 AM
Lynne Belcher Burgess RN
RE: Transfers
It appears that I contacted the perfect person, Colonel (retired). Thank you so very much for pointing me in the right direction. I'm hoping that a portrait and minimal military particulars will fall under the Freedom of Information Act. I'm looking forward to see long Crystal in her full uniform. Thanks again!
Added by Lynne Belcher Burgess RN on Mar 01, 2017 9:37 AM
Lynne Belcher Burgess RN
RE: Transfers
Hi Ron.

Might I impose on your military expertise? I have a second cousin, Crystal May Stafford, who achieved rank of Colonel in the Army Nurse Corp in Vietnam. Her memorial has just been transferred to me. To enhance the memorial I would like to obtain a copy of her portrait in full uniform to pay tribute to her military accomplishments. I don't seem to be having any luck finding where I could order a copy of the photograph. Would you happen to know that information?

My best,

Added by Lynne Belcher Burgess RN on Mar 01, 2017 8:57 AM
Allen Dale Marshall
Hello, Ron...yes, it certainly could be an error since family cemeteries can be a little confusing. There is no death certificate on Ancestry...frankly I can't recall now how I chose the cemetery designation. I will be happy to relocate him next to his family members and since you are a descendant would you like a transfer of this memorial into your keeping?

Added by GrammieK on Sep 20, 2016 1:29 PM
Carolyn Shockley
Rudolph Marshall
There is only one more Marshall cemetery in the book and it is on Route 619 and no burials since 1944.
Yes i would say the Marion Marshall Family Cem.
Thsnks. I do not have Ancestry.
Added by Carolyn Shockley on Sep 20, 2016 12:53 PM
You are so welcome. Perhaps you might know if the Fladings of Wheeling were all related? I am not related however connected via some memorials and when it came to Sebilla Flading Heldeffer, I found her immigration document coming in 1859 with mother Margaret Flading. On Sebilla (various spellings found) Flading's marriage record to John Heldeffer in 1871 it was with consent of her mother "Margaretha" ? Flading, difficult to read. Then Margaret lives with the Heldeffers in Wheeling on 1880 census. She was listed as age 61 born Hesse/Germany but disappears after that record. Do you know of any connection to your wife's Flading family? just thought I'd share the info and ask if you have any info on Margaret. thanks!
Added by genieresearcher on May 27, 2016 12:52 PM
L. K. Perry
RE: Wife of Lewis F. Marshall
It says her mother's name was Sarah A. SIMPKINS. I haven't seen the original record, and the index lists no father's name. Do you have a way to look at the original record (or a microfilm of it)?
The 1910 census lists Lewis and Bessie with 2 sons, Lee (age 6) and Benjamin (age 4).
I have not seen a death certificate for Lee. However, the 1969 death certificate for Benjamin Marshall of Chantilly VA says he was born in Carroll County, Virginia, on 11 March 1903, the son of Louis [sic] MARSHALL and Bessie Frances FERRELL. He had never married, and the informant was a cousin, Jesse Marshall. He died on 24 September 1969 and was buried in Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Herndon VA (certificate 69-027977).
Are you related?

Added by L. K. Perry on May 24, 2016 3:49 PM
Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
Yes, Ron! Oh my gosh, that's him!! Here I was looking for Giacomo---and there he is as James, his "Americanized" name! Wow, that is just awesome--thank you so much ffor your diligence!!
Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Apr 21, 2016 3:53 PM
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