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I am a South Carolina native with family roots primarily in Berkeley and Spartanburg Counties, as well as in Forsyth County, Georgia. My husband's heritage lies mainly in Polk and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina. |
I admit that I am a late bloomer in regard to researching the history of my ancestors. I've always been curious, but now I have become addicted - and absolutely love it! It's a very challenging, and oftentimes confusing, puzzle . . . finding, sorting, and connecting the many, many pieces.
A newcomer to Find-A-Grave, this is my contribution ... in a small way ... to remember and honor those in our family who were here before us, and hopefully help those who follow us.
I believe that everyone should be remembered and in everyone having a nicely written, respectable memorial. I try to give that familial touch to each memorial I add, when possible. While I often work with obituaries, I do not cut and paste verbatim, but always try to tweak each one a little to make for a personal, more interesting memorial.
My primary focus is on the family names of Ballenger, Tallant, Bell, Scott, Horne, Putnam, Jackson, and Constance. Currently I am in the process of photographing and adding memorials for all the gravesites at Mill Creek Church of the Brethren in Green Creek, Polk County, North Carolina.
To Err Is Human, To Correct Divine. If you come across any errors or have additions to the memorials I have created, please let me know. I strive to provide accurate information and will be happy to make any changes necessary.
Lastly, a few thoughts on genealogy . . .
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. . . Herbert Spencer
Nothing makes our ancestors seem more real than to walk where they walked and to stand where they finally came to rest.
Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. . . Unknown
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. . . Anonymous
"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~Author Unknown
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13,869 Memorials Added
17,083 Memorials Managed
8 Volunteer Photos Taken
8,118 Virtual Flowers
5 Virtual Cemeteries
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|Stephen Decker||155157447 Maxine Bond.|
I decided to leave the marker in Ft. Lincoln with a note connected to the actual burial of Maxine. Letting people know that she was not buried in Ft. Lincoln.
|Anita O. Kinard||Transfer|
Thank you so much! I appreciate it!
|Jennifer Roberts||Arlo Everette DuBois|
I'm sorry I neglected the memorial number is 15520846. Also, thank you. I was told my grandfather was an orphan with one sister, whom I couldn't find. This helped me trace my lineage back to the 1600's in the Netherlands. I'm thrilled, thank you so much.
|Jennifer Roberts||Arlo Everette DuBois|
This is my father. His name WAS NOT Arnold. My father was very simply Arlo Everette DuBois. No nick name, that was my fathers name. Please correct it.
He also has 3 brothers Glenn, Wilbur, and Russell. There was no Arnold. Thank you, Jennifer DuBois Roberts
|Anita O. Kinard||Me again!|
I was mistaken in my previous message. Mr. Alley is my mother-in-law's cousin and his parents are my husband's great aunt and uncle. Sorry! I get confused sometimes. Thanks!
|Anita O. Kinard||Memorial# 171239742|
Hi Patricia! I am writing concerning the above mentioned memorial. Mr. Alley is my husband's great uncle. Would you consider transferring this memorial to me? If you are a relative and wish to keep it I will understand. Thank you and GOD Bless! Anita (#47623773)
|Linda Robbins||Robbins Cemetery|
I am looking for the location of Robbins Cemetery on Henderson Road in Spartanburg, SC. You have James and Rachel Horn (they are kin to the Robbins)listed there do you know location such as house near it. There maybe many Robbins there In in unmarked graves. I know James Robbins is there and maybe his wife. I am still working on this.
|Ronald Johnston||Charles Smith|
Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]
Created by: Patricia
Record added: Jan 07, 2017
Find A Grave Memorial# 175006314
Can you tell me where you found this information?
|Anita O. Kinard||Memorial Transfers|
Thank you so much, Patricia, for the transfers! I appreciate it! GOD Bless! Anita
|Woodrow Stewart||RE: 179704456, Ruth Stewart Copeland|
Ruth was my aunt. Her mother is #107842874 (Malissie I Porter Stewart) and her father is #64836919 (William Pleasant Stewart) father of 19 kids. I sent this info in but has not been posted yet.
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