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Dot Harcum (#46871931)
 member for 10 years, 7 months, 2 days
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Bio Photo Although I've been a member of Find A Grave for more than 5 years, its been just recently that I've contributed to the site or done any research from cemeteries listed on the site of mine and my husband's families.

I was born in Northampton Co., NC at the farm of my maternal grandparents, Millard Eugene "Genie" Bridgers and Virgie Janeva Draper Bridgers on what is now the dirt portion of Bridgers Rd. My parents moved to Portsmouth, VA in the early 1940's and I lived there until my marriage. Currently I live in Yorktown, VA.

Shortly after I began researching my ancestors in 1998, I tried (in vain) to locate the graves of my paternal great grandparents, Enos Johnson & Frances Lavenia Baugham Johnson. I knew the burial location for the other 3 sets of great grandparents (and a few further back grandparents) and really wanted to find the Johnson's burial location.

After searching many of the family cemeteries in Northampton Co., NC, I realized there was a wealth of knowledge from grave markers that probably would not be available to researchers in years to come due to elements, abandonment of sites and family members' knowledge. So, I began visiting the sites armed with tools, notebooks and pencils, tape recorders, bug spray, blaze orange vest, water, paper towels, trash bags, etc, copying the info from the grave markers. Sure wish I'd taken pictures of all of them!!!

After a 12 year period of "graving", I decided it was time to share my info with others and donated a 4 volume set of my cemetery books to the library and to the museum in Jackson, Northampton Co., NC. The set contains over 300 family, church and town cemeteries indexed alphabetically by names of roads in Northampton Co., NC, with a few cemeteries from adjoining Hertford Co., NC, as some of "my families" were buried there.

Just recently (2012), I began submitting info on the Find A Grave site and hope to continue submitting more info in the future.

*** Jan 2014

Have revisited some of the cemeteries from which I recorded info, as indicated above. I have added photos of some of the headstones as well as pictures of individuals for some of the memorials I created as well as pics of stones and individuals to many memorials others created.

Actively involved with this site and hoping to continue sharing many of the over 300 cemeteries from which I recorded info from grave markers.
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Mary Denzinger
RE: 111569660
Sorry for the duplicate photos on Julia's memorial page. Must have been a late night. I have gone in and deleted one of the photos. Thanks for alerting me.
Mary Denzinger
Added by Mary Denzinger on May 03, 2017 7:11 AM
Linda Rose
RE: Ola Grant Draper Batten
I saw that someone had already added the photo so I deleted the picture.
Added by Linda Rose on May 03, 2017 5:39 AM
Margaret Gagliardi
Well if that is not crazy. I have no idea what happened, but maybe when she saw a photo up there she did not add hers.
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Apr 30, 2017 8:32 AM
L Chapman
Bazemore Family cem
Hi Dot - Is your Bazemore Family Cemetery actually in the town of Harrellsville? Because there is another cemetery that is associated with the Bazemore family in Cofield. I just want to make sure they are 2 different cemeteries.
Lorrie Chapman
Added by L Chapman on Apr 26, 2017 4:54 PM
Hargroves in Greenwood Memorial Gardens
Dot, if you take a look at the photo with the cemetery sign for Greenwood Memorial Gardens, you will notice a pond or lake with the fountain in the background. The Hargroves are buried in front of that pond/lake right next to it.
Added by Janet on Apr 21, 2017 6:52 AM
Margaret Gagliardi
RE: Crestview & Ola
I just had a thought. If you call Crestview and tell them you are unable to travel to their cemetery, but are sending someone in your place ... would they give me the information and help me to find all your family buried there? Just wondering if that might work. Might be worth a try???
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Apr 16, 2017 11:19 AM
Margaret Gagliardi
Your photo requests
Just an FYI. Crestview if Roanoke Rapids will not let anyone on their property unless they have family buried there. I went there a few years ago to answer requests and was told unless I had family there, I have no business being there. They would not help me at all. So I do not even try to go there, even thou it is only a little over 20 miles from me.
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Apr 15, 2017 3:07 PM
Margaret Gagliardi
RE: Ola Grant Draper Batten
Put in a photo request for it. I will never remember that & I know we need a fresh photo. I cannot tell you have many cemeteries I have photos for that I need to add. Slowing working on them, so keep the requests coming and I will do my best to get them.
Thanks much.
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Apr 15, 2017 3:03 PM
Margaret Gagliardi
RE: Lewis Drake
Thanks. All done.
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Apr 05, 2017 4:11 PM
Doc Wilson
RE: George Washington Drewett/Ida Mae Hancock Drewett
Thanks for the correction.
Added by Doc Wilson on Mar 28, 2017 4:34 PM
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