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Debra Hartzell Edwards (#47454679)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since 2011 and have a tree on Ancestry. My great grandfather was Arthur Rose Guerard, the last in the family of a long line of "Southern Gentlemen" born in Charleston over a span of 300 plus years. My primary research interests are the South Carolina lowland families of Guerard, Rose, Barnwell, Wigg, Hutson, Gibbes, Woodward, Elliott, and Bull.
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 • 27 Memorials Added
 • 40 Memorials Managed
 • 65 Photos
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Kathryn Sinclair Lanier
Many branches
Hello Debra,

We share many family names from South Carolina. If you are interested in helping one another with more discovery, please contact me. I am happy to share what I have.

With kind regards,

Kathryn Lanier
Added by Kathryn Sinclair Lanier on Aug 19, 2016 5:48 PM
ck guerard
Roland Guerard
Hi Debra,
Thanks for the info on Roland Guerard, which I am find very interesting. I am a lover of the Ballets Russes, and just realized that my fatherīs (Russell B. Guerard) great-grandfather (Edward Percy Guerard) was the brother of Rolandīs grandfather (Octavius J. Guerard), both sons of John Guerard and Sophia Percy.
Do you have any other material on Roland?
Again, many thanks!
Added by ck guerard on Jan 05, 2015 4:52 PM
Thanks for your note. The edit tab didn't work when I tried to add the link to their Canadian graves, so I wrote a note to with the links, and an explanation. I didn't hear back from them, but the edits went through!
Added by JulieLake on Jul 11, 2014 8:16 PM
Found some graves
Hi Debra,
Thanks so much for doing such a beautiful job of posting images on the memorials for my ancestors William Smith Sr. and Mary Het Smith, and their son William II and his wife, Janet Livingston.
The person who posted the memorials, with no biographical info, no burial sites, in need of proofreading, and linked to memorials with no info or burial sites, has disabled edits and blocked messages. However, I found where William II and his wife are buried:
I'm a volunteer photographer, but don't have much experience with how all this works. Am I supposed to create new memorials myself, write to f.a.g. "headquarters", or what do you think?
Thanks so much, Diana!
~Many blessings,
Added by JulieLake on Jun 21, 2014 10:52 PM
Candy Weickhardt Pethe
Mary W Barnwell
I have updated Mary's memorial - thank you so much for the information! If you want me to transfer her memorial to you, please let me know.
Added by Candy Weickhardt Pethe on Dec 29, 2013 2:11 PM
RE: Stephen Elliott photo
I'll get that straightened out. I appreciate your help in learning who is who.

Added by sticksandstones on Jul 24, 2013 9:51 PM
RE: William Henry Rose and his wife Georgianna
I scanned that book last fall, and its quite a piece of work. Given the huge amount of material and lack of computers and a means to verify, I can imagine a few errors creeping into it. I did find great photos of my wife's great grand-father and grandmother in it, plus her great grandmother. A for the photos of Georgianna and William, what a wonderful find, and grateful they've been shared. I wonder in time with all the scans yet to be done, if there will be a means of finding the same face in photos across the net. Google is in its infancy there right now.

Thanks for the note back.
Added by sticksandstones on Jul 17, 2013 8:22 AM
William Henry Rose and his wife Georgianna
I always find it interesting when someone has been working on one memorial, and then somebody else comes along researching a spouse or child, and makes the connection here on Find A Grave. Six months ago, it wouldn't have happened. I was working on addition of family links for some Heyward children of Frances Smith Heyward. I spent some time researching Georgianna, and ran into so many dead ends, it was like she was mysteriously elusive. She had been visiting out of town in NC, when she died with little warning. I was extremely lucky to stumble on a newspaper obituary that made all the genealogical connections, along with her final burial location, Magnolia in Charleston. I just wanted to let you know she'd been found, and linked to her husband(his end was another sad story, that I know about). I added photos of them from the family tree. I hope they are both at peace now.
Added by sticksandstones on Jul 16, 2013 9:33 PM
RE: William Perry
Hi Debra, no I'm not related to the Guerard, but I've done a good bit of research on them including those from Beaufort. One of the Guerard girls married a prince, and thus became a princess. She first married the heir to the A T & T fortune by the name of Hartford. I have her memorial under her marriage to the Prince. Her name was Pignatelli.

Thanks for the information on the Rev.

Added by Saratoga on Mar 03, 2013 2:25 PM
William Perry
Debra, thanks for the email about the Reverend William Perry. I wasn't able to locate any information on him at the English website you wrote me about. Where within their archives did you find the information on him? By the way are you related to the old Guerard families of lower South Carolina?

Added by Saratoga on Mar 03, 2013 4:35 AM
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