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Robert C. Peurifoy (#46928811)
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Bio Photo The life of a person is more than the dash between two dates. It is my hope that the memorials which I create or manage can make the individuals life fuller, even if just linking to family members or adding a few tidbits of information. Researching and including other family information makes them more than graves, they are people. Suggestions are welcome but please submit them using the edit button at the upper right corner of each memorial.
Even when transcribing cemeteries I work hard to link other family members.
I live in the northwestern mountains of North Carolina and have work primarily in cemeteries there. A focus in the past was Carolina Memorial Park in Concord, North Carolina. There are 30,000 graves but only about 19,000+ documented. I've done more than 4,000 of those. Much of my family is buried there.
My current focus is a Jewish cemetery in Maryland and documenting a Concentration Camp in Germany. This will be a two year project.

I'm not about numbers. For seven years I cared for my elderly mother who had Alzheimer's. She wanted to go out but I could not trust a Mall or other public places, so we went to cemeteries where I took pictures. During the evenings, when I could not leave the house, I would upload the pictures to my computer and fill out spreadsheets. Since her passing two years ago I am not as active and have given a lot of time to upload my backlog of pictures, which I have reduced from over 4,000 to about 1,000. It's time consuming as I edit ever picture I upload. I am not related to most of my memorials.


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My family can be traced back 46 generations to County Leichester, England. The family is English/Norman. They came to England with William after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The photo above is my ancestor, Sir Nicholas Purefoy, buried in The Church of St. Michael and all Angels in Fenny Drayton, Co. Leicestershire, England. The spelling of my name is the most rare of the three family groups: Purefoy, Purifoy and Peurifoy. The early Purefoys came to Jamestown, VA in 1621.

On my paternal side I am interested in the Peurifoy, Purifoy, Purefoy, Scott and Suther families.
For my maternal side are Statons, Stiller's,and Moores (from Stanly Co, NC).
My wife is from the Byrd and Carr families of Duplin County, NC.

Friends, you are invited to visit the memorial page for our son
Nathan Peurifoy He died unexpectedly in October 2014 at age 26 from a diabetic coma. In six months I lost my mother and my son.
Thank you all for your prayers, friendship and care. It is appreciated. You are also invited to visit the memorials of my grandmother Lillian Scott Peurifoy, my mother
Hazel Staton Peurifoy and Father Robert Eugene Peurifoy.

Photos of graves are free to use. However, personal photos of individuals are copyrighted by this writer and can only be used on other sites by written request via email (not "public messages on my personal page) and acknowledgement of original owner of the photograph.

Thanks to all who help with my typo, mistakes and incorrect links. I could not accomplish this without your help.

Proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders.

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Honoring Their Lives
Hi Robert, thank you for letting me know the place of rest for Corporal Dillon Baldridge, his memorial has been updated with the information. You are welcome to help write his story for the memorial if you would like. I prefer memorials that I create to not only have an obituary but details that family and friends would find comforting in the years ahead in the event they saw their loved ones memorials or legacies. It is always so devastating to see our soldiers killed like this while doing their job and helping a country gain independence. My heart is so heavy for the families of all three of our US soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division killed that day. Helen Murphy, Nashville, TN
Added by Honoring Their Lives on Jun 22, 2017 4:49 PM
James Earp
RE: Earp Family
Hope you are doing well! All is well with my family! I was wondering if you could transfer John Bryant Earp for me? I'm trying to look through FG and link as many Earp's as I can!When the family and I go to Tweetsie we go by My GG Granddad John's grave. We've cleaned it up a bit! I'm still working on my ancestry page and FG. Keeps me busy for sure! Thanks for all that you have done on FG! You have helped many of us on our searching!Hope you have a great weekend !
Added by James Earp on Jun 18, 2017 4:32 AM
Bobbie O'Barr
Bobby Burden
Thank you for the information, I have shown his burial site as M. J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery. -Bobbie
Added by Bobbie O'Barr on May 23, 2017 7:40 AM
RE: Ravensbruck
Thanks for all your hard work, and please accept my condolences on your family losses, especially Nathan. I also have a diabetic son. He recently overdosed on insulin when his doctor changed his Lantus to Toujeo and neglected to inform him one unit was triple the dose of Lantus.

Oddly enough, I'm very familiar with Boone, N.C. My husband has family that owns a Christmas Tree Farm in Crumpler. We've been to the Asheville Mountain Dance & Folk Festival, and even to a very rustic barn clogging session with local musicians.
Added by Bernadette on May 19, 2017 5:07 PM
RE: Emile Cantor
You're very welcome. I was attempting to clean out old emails when I found yours and noted your interest.

Good luck with your Ravensbrück efforts. It was liberated by the USSR, so records weren't shared with researchers until about a decade after the collapse. They're in poor condition, have many gaps, and specialists are still in the process of updating info.
Added by Bernadette on May 18, 2017 9:44 PM
Jeff Lovelace
New Release
Greetings Robert,
My new WBTS book has been released by the Olde Buncombe Genealogical Society. It is now available and I wanted you to read it. You can find it online at This represents 12 long years of work, writing and research, so it's a long awaited victory. The book is titled, Mountain Conflict; The Union Army Finally Reaches Asheville. Be sure to pass it on to your comrades and friends as well.

Added by Jeff Lovelace on May 15, 2017 6:55 AM
Laura Myers
RE: Charles A. Cannon, Jr.
Hi Robert - I am related to Charles through his Mother Ruth Coltrane Cannon. He is a 4th cousin to me. My mother is a Coltrane and farther back into the family tree we share a common ancestor.

The last that I heard a few years ago, Charles' crash sight is one of those that has not yet been found. To the best of my knowledge, his remains have not been recovered. I had been in email contact with a man who, through his organization, has made it his life's work to find these missing airmen. I don't remember his name or the name of his organization.
On facebook I follow a page called "Second Weather Reconnaissance Squadron". It is dedicated to those men, both those that were lost and those that came home. It is a good source of info and recent news. I hope this is helpful.

Regards, Laura
Added by Laura Myers on Apr 04, 2017 9:30 PM
Good Morning Robert,
First I want to thank you for all the photos and work you have done on the Gentry/Cress and related family members of my husband, Kin, in Johnson county and others of Tennessee. He is of the Maxwell/Gentry line, his mother marrying a Norris. I really appreciate that you are diligent in your research which helps others across this great country of ours connect the dots.

Good luck on your current project. I am certain that entails a lot more research.

Having recently lost my mother to Alzheimer's Disease, I truly understand your struggles. God Bless you and your family for giving her care and comfort.

Debbie # 47064450
Added by Anonymous on Apr 04, 2017 7:41 AM
RE: Purefoy
Hello Robert
Misterton Warwickshire? did you mean Minsterton, Leicestershire.
Added by Knightley on Mar 31, 2017 2:05 PM
RE: Knightley
Hello Robert.
Yes, Sir Richard K very popular man with people as two of his children married into the Spencer family of Althorp, hence two have been merged.
I see that Elizabeth Purefoy 1400-1474 my 15th great-grandmother is your 13th great-grand Aunt my I ask from which Purefoy are you descended from.
Added by Knightley on Mar 30, 2017 6:04 PM
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