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pbfries (#46951237)
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Bio Photo I am an amateur genealogist interested in local history. Born and raised in New Jersey, I'm a "Jersey Shore" girl that still loves the beach! My husband and I relocated to North Carolina in 2001 and and we just love our new adopted home.

I try and photograph local cemeteries; and whenever I add a photo to Find-A-Grave I try and add some sort of biographical information on the person. Having done the research on my own family, I know how helpful any clue can be in tracing ancestors. I welcome any changes or additions to information I've submitted, and will gladly transfer ownership to any family member requesting. Please contact me through the EDIT tab on any memorial I added by using "Suggest a correction or provide additional information".

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Charles Pippin
Wow! I really didn't see that coming. I'm not sure about managing a site at Find A Grave. I am not able to take care of the other two that I manage. I can't even remember which ones they are. But, thank you anyway. I'll see if I can handle it.
Added by Charles Pippin on Sep 04, 2017 1:00 PM
Charles Pippin
I don't know how long ago you put up the "two brothers" story as the progenitors of the Pippin line in America, but it has long since been defunct. There is no evidence they were brothers and also, they went to two different places. They are definitely NOT connected to the line you have listed at Find A Grave. It was "assumed" and "conjectured" and "family tradition"ed for so many years that people just started accepting it as fact. Most of the information you have on the Joseph John Pippen line is pretty accurate. It could use a bit of tweaking. There are two books that have been published that have volumes of information gleaned from many years of searching court records, censuses, tax rolls, and family Bibles and personal information. I have visited the Pippen burial site in Edgecombe County and have photographed all the gravesites there and I will probably go back again, if I live long enough. I have pictures of the headstone of the Seven Blackbirds you referred to. Their story will live forever, if someone doesn't come along and tear their monument down as a racist stone. I pity those people. I am a contributor here at Find A Grave so if you ever want to discuss the Pippin line I would be happy to help out.
Added by Charles Pippin on Aug 27, 2017 1:31 PM
RE: Harris & William Durham
I really don't know who she was. I've looked at various online sources, but it really isn't my line so I haven't pursued it.

At least one tree on Ancestry has her name as Lucy Tomlinson.

There was a third child born prior to his marriage to Martha Shaw named Martha A. Durham #18109213 born about 1836, married Seth Woodall.

Wish I could be more helpful. The one thing I'm sure of is the marriage date for Harry and Martha Shaw, which was 23 May 1844. Well after those three children were born.

I suppose the best bet would be to try to secure a death record for one of those three children and hope she's named.
Added by Deb on Jul 26, 2017 12:58 PM
Dana B. Jones
RE: Joel Dodd Memorial #32830077
Thank you for double checking.
Added by Dana B. Jones on Jul 17, 2017 6:16 PM
Dana B. Jones
Joel Dodd Memorial #32830077
Thank you for creating the Dodd memorial. I am hoping you will either have or possibly keep an eye out for information on where in Clayton NC Joel's sisters, Winnie Moriah Dodd Stephenson and Harriett Dodd, are buried. Winnie is my 2xs great grandmother and she was living in Wilson Mills when she died as was Harriett later and both their death certificates list them buried in Clayton but no cemetery is listed. I had hoped they were in the same Clayton cemetery as Joel however someone who works in Clayton and searched records for that cemetery and said she did not find records of Winnie or Harriett there. Harriett was living with her nephew Charlie Dodd near the time of her death and her will leaves her possessions to her nephews with an amount for the upkeep of her grave. Winnie lived with her sister Harriett, who never married, late in life and possibly when she died so I was thinking they may be buried near one another and family. Winnie's husband, Alfred is buried in Raleigh - she preceded him in death. I found one of Winnie's sons buried at a church in Clayton but did not find her there. I live in Norfolk and have been to Johnston County several times researching at various places including the Heritage Center and micro fiche of newspapers looking for obituaries for Winnie but found nothing. Any information you may come across as you continue your wonderful work is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Dana
Added by Dana B. Jones on Jul 17, 2017 6:20 AM
Rebecca L. Dozier
RE: John Thomas Leach, II
Email me at

I have The elder Thomas (1737-1793)'s daughter Susan Leach born before May 1774-died bef May 1861) married to Charles Parrish.

I have John T. Leach's (1778-1837) daughter Susan (1810 - 1886) married to Adams Gerard Banks on 25 June 1829

Added by Rebecca L. Dozier on Jul 03, 2017 9:22 AM
Rebecca L. Dozier
RE: John Thomas Leach, II
Sorry, I thought your were referring to the elder Thomas Leach born ca 1737. I will send you what I have. Thanks for the explanation. Becky
Added by Rebecca L. Dozier on Jul 03, 2017 9:20 AM
Thank you!!!!
Thank you for creating the memorial for little Anne Eliza Porter (55706539), along with the EXCELLENT image of her grave marker!!!! We would not have known about this little one had you not taken such care. Thank you!!!!
Added by MK O on Jun 10, 2017 2:24 PM
Ola Vona
Thanks so very much for the information! I posted your info and connected her parents. I'm always happy to get additional info and corrections. :)
Added by Elizabeth on Jun 03, 2017 6:46 AM
Lynn Hawkins
Carlisle Family

I was looking for Carlisle graves in Edgecombe Co., NC and may have found a clue. There is a Benjamin Cherry Carlisle buried at Greenwood Cemetery at Tarboro, Edgecombe County, he was the founder of the Carlisle Funeral Home. I noticed his father was named WILSON BENNETT CARLISLE, the middle names of my great grandfather and his brother. My great grandfather, David Bennett Carlisle, b. 1850 and his brother, John Wilson Carlisle, left the Edgecombe County area when their crops weren't doing well due to a long dry spell during the 1880's and ended up in West KY. Their father was Sparkman Carlisle and their mother was Mary Mabry, it seems Sparkman and three of his brothers married Mabry sisters or cousins. Sparkman's parents were Levy Carlisle and he married Penny Strickland, daughter of Marmaduke and Mary Strickland. Per letters from kinsmen in Edgecombe County, they had close cousins whose last names were Allsbrook. And my Carlisle's had first settled in a place called Scotland Neck. They came from the Carlisle area of Scotland-England depending on who won the battles, it was in Scotland, then England. The English must have one the last battle, Carlisle is now in England, but I claim Scottish blood on my Carlisle side since they were loyal to Robert the Bruce and William of Carlisle, later Sir William Carlisle married Robert the Bruce's sister. I have my Strickland and Braswell lines back 300+ years, but cannot find out past my 3rd great grandfather, Levy Carlisle who married the Strickland and he seems to have been kidnapped by people from Mars, nothing about him found after about 1840. Do you know anyone or people reading this know anyone named Carlisle doing their family or anyone doing Carlisle research. I'm getting old and would love to know more about my grandmothers family, she died in 1936 when my Dad was only 12 years old and in those days family history research wasn't a big deal. I grew up hearing by mother and her siblings always talking about the old days and doing things with their Kennedy, Wells, Gray, Kirkland cousins and the girls spending part of their summers down the river at their grandparents, I started doing my family history over 50 years ago, no one knew how they were related, just that they were cousins, much later I'd find out while doing research the families connected due to marriages, etc. during the late 1700's-early 1800's, and the families all left VA or NC together and settle in the wilds of the newly opened Cherokee lands and people didn't move all the U.S. like the past 40 years, I even dated a couple of girls and 30-40 years later found out we had the same ancestors and yes, we were cousins. I even had one relative whose husband fought during the War Between the States and had old ladies slammed the door in my face, once I told them who my ancestor was, turned out her grandfather fought for the other side that my ancestor fought for, her grandfather and my ancestor were brothers and my ancestor went from the end of the war until he died in 1913 never seeing his parents and siblings and through internet queries and man contacted me whose ancestor was my ancestors brother and he was disowned also, but his ancestor went West and our two families connected in 2012. Okey, I'll quit writing a book, get carried away about strange things that happens doing family research. But, I would be very grateful for any help finding out about my Carlisle family and who Levy Carlisle parents and siblings were and about my Mabry/Madry ancestors are. I found out there is a Mabry/Madry cemetery in Edgecombe Country near Scotland Neck but it didn't the names of the people buried in it yet, on a local history site, which had other cemeteries burials listed.

Well, thanks for any possible help.
Added by Lynn Hawkins on Mar 29, 2017 3:54 AM
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