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Becky Matthews Fox (#46898109)
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Bio Photo I retired from Michigan State University Libraries in East Lansing to move to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2007 when my daughter was having her first child. I'm now a full-time grandmother and loving it.

I started doing genealogy in 2002 and am hooked. I try to make genealogy field trips every year and usually take pictures of all the tombstones at the cemeteries I visit. My mother's family was from the Boyd/Carter/Elliott County area of Kentucky and my father's from Barren County, Kentucky.

Please feel free to use any photographs (or information) I have posted. I'm happy to be able to help you in your research and I know you would do the same. I have found everyone I've met doing genealogy to be extremely generous in sharing information and I'm happy to return the favor.
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RE: Old Pendleton Graveyard, Monroe, Amherst County
I have found several historical references to the site and those were buried there. It is not on any online maps that I could find, but all of the references say it is located at "Tobacco Row Mountain" near Monroe in Amherst County, VA.,-79.1900278,17z/

That is the best I can do to find the location. I would suggest talking to some people in town, maybe a historical society. Someone will have heard about it. It probably is overgrown in the woods now.
Added by CW on Jul 18, 2017 10:03 PM
Phyllis Counts
RE: Your message re: John S. Counts picture
Well, I was thinking that perhaps the other posting of it from my sources have it wrong. I say this because I noted that YOUR copy was colorized, the one I was provided by the other source, was just in black and white. I wished you had just left it as I thought I had indicated I was going to check into it further. Well, when I get any certainty from the other source I will let you know. Thank you.

Phyllis Counts
Added by Phyllis Counts on Jun 29, 2017 8:12 PM
Phyllis Counts
John S. Counts and Seana Bays Counts photo
I am wondering about the photo that you have posted, where you may have located it.

I have the same photo (but not colorized) and it was given to me and identified as that of Samuel Counts and wife, Mary Rucker Counts.

Thank you for your response.

Phyllis Counts

Added by Phyllis Counts on Jun 28, 2017 11:46 AM
Gene Bryant
RE: Thomas Clevenger Family Cemetery
The cemetery is not easy to find, as it is in a grown-up wooded area. But if GPS can get you to the intersection of Overholt Road and Jade Road in Newport, youíre almost there.

If the map link below comes up as I hope it will, you will see a green arrow. Park at the tip of the arrow.

Facing north, you will see a grown-up wooded area on the left. Straight ahead, you will see a house with a large yard. Walk down the edge of this yard about halfway, then walk to the left into the wooded area and explore it. You should find some headstones. I donít recall who lives in this house, but Iíve found them (and other residents in the area) willing to give directions.

This general area is east of Newport off Old Asheville Highway. Going east from Newport soon after you go over Pigeon River Bridge, youíll come to Hwy 73 (Edwina Road). Turn right on Edwina Road and go about(?) a mile. You will see Conagra shipping warehouse on the left. (The cemetery is on the backside of Conagra property.) Off Edwina Road, turn left on Sierra Road. Jade Road will come up on the left.
Added by Gene Bryant on Nov 12, 2016 10:14 AM
John Blakemore Sellers
RE: Scott Cemetery, Olive Hill
Hi Becky,
I put the directions on the Scott Cemetery site, which was lacking.
Thanks for your help on this one,
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Feb 11, 2016 8:26 PM
Isn't that just weird? Well, hmmm... I honestly don't know how to get it off of there. Guess we can just leave it with the note that states it's the wrong cemetery. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.
Added by clf626 on Oct 01, 2015 4:19 PM
Wrong cemetery picture
Thank you for all your hard work.
On the memorial 69915702 you had added a picture of a cemetery.
This is the wrong cemetery. You added a picture of Piney Grove Cemetery in Advance, Davie County, NC. Don't know how it got on the Piney Grove Cemetery in Siler City, Chatham County. These things happen though. You are the only one who can delete. Would really appreciate your help in this matter. Thanks.
Added by clf626 on Oct 01, 2015 11:18 AM
Judy Farst
Leonard Pence
Oh gosh, I was staring at Leonards file and my name popped up!! I appreciate the transfer and thank you so much!! I have been searching info for "Laney" for years, :~)

Have a great night!!
Added by Judy Farst on Feb 20, 2015 9:30 PM
Kay M
Hi Becky, Thanks for all the wonderful Photos of the McPhersons. You and my Husband are cousins. His line goes: Samuel Edger/ Robert Lesley / Anita Jean McPherson Mitchell/ Allan Wayne Mitchell {my husband} I am sending you a email.
Thanks again. Kay Mitchell
Added by Kay M on Jan 15, 2015 11:01 AM
Ruby A. Shipley
Susan Browning White's Grave
Hi, Becky. Thanks for finally locating my great-great grandmother's grave in Texas. I am from Barren Co., KY & it has long been a family question as to where she was buried. It is a very sad story as to why she ended up there. Apparently she, her husband, John, who was born in Co. Cork, Ireland & their young seven sons set out for Texas with her brother & his family. The party made it to Texas where Susan became ill, died and was buried. They had not begun to build a cabin and lived in their wagon. John White took the boys and returned to Barren Co., KY. This story was told to me by my mother.

This would explain why no death certificate or burial site has ever been found in Barren County for Susan Browning White and why John White married a second time; to have someone to help raise seven motherless children.

Again, thank you for solving a family mystery.
Added by Ruby A. Shipley on Jan 08, 2015 9:43 PM
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