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George Seitz (#40539541)
 member for 16 years, 3 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo I know not how to light the path of the future, but by the lamp of the past. P.Henry

One should appreciate, or even study the past. It will always be there and grows larger every day. The study of time can be abstract. It does not need to be quantified or even orderly. Because it is all-encompassing, there is something for everyone. G.Seitz

I had added some whiny drivel here about the site removing photographs for months. Well, on March 23rd 537 of them magically reappeared. I confess not understanding and being well on the way to not caring. But that is not my nature.

My home is circa 1784. Its situation is such that it fell in the line of battle during the conflict between the States. When my father died, I was too early at the cemetery for the appointment concerning the necessary arrangements. To pass the time I paid a visit to the antique shop close by. Displayed there was a book which possessed a title that gave me the idea that my home may be mentioned within. Upon opening it, the pages fell directly to a description and photograph of my old place. It was not intended for the purpose, but the volume became a much worn field guide as I sought to visit and photograph other antebellum homes in the vicinity. I pursued that objective with interest and vigor. This caused me to notice the old churches en route and I began to photograph them. Behind the churches were cemeteries. Cemeteries that I found to be serene and sublime, full of lore. In turn they led me here and I stayed.

Grave finder - Yes * Genealogist - No

Historian - Yes * Genealogist - No

Biographer - Yes * Genealogist - No

Photographer - Yes * Genealogist - No

Stinking linking.

No courtesy, no action. You churlish lot best steer clear of me.

Please do not post Certificates of Death on entries of my origin.

Thank you.

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Linda Simpson Davidson
RE: Joseph Leith
George, why not add all of your wonderful contributions to the memorial that was created first (including the full name)....or contact the owner of the memorial that was created first and see if she would remove that one.
Added by Linda Simpson Davidson on May 23, 2017 6:55 AM
John Horn
Leroy Summerfield Edwards

I'm illustrating a history of his regiment and would like permission to use his photo. If you can't give permission, please tell me where the photo is available.


John Horn
Added by John Horn on May 18, 2017 9:37 PM
Jeff Lovelace
New Release
Greetings George,
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 6:57 AM
RE: Joseph Miller Long
Thanks for the clean up of my great grandfather's picture. i would be happy if you would take down the one with holes in it and leave the lovely new copy. You might say that it is from a family collection.

As to his war service, I can find not record of his serving int he military although I did find where he signed up in Iowa in 1863 where he was listed as farming with his brother James and David.
Added by Seedlings on May 13, 2017 11:40 AM
Louis du Mort
RE: Bub
Hi George,

Had I seen the name 'Bub', I would have assumed he was a trucker before he was a biker. Turns out, he was both!

What a bummer that his three sons died at birth.

Thanks for shooting this my way.


Added by Louis du Mort on Apr 11, 2017 9:53 AM
AnnieRuth Cosby
RE: Thank You
Your original photo was great. I was being dumb and clicked on request a photo, thinking I needed to ask permission to access it or something (I did just grab it after). I'm new at this. I tried to attach a list of the 12 children of Duke and Penelope (KImbrough)'s listed in my records, but as I said I'm new at this.

If you ever come across Austin Wingfield Cosby-Adeline Davis (Duke's parents), John Powell Mary Turner or any Turners/Powells (they may be over in Enfield, not sure where you photograph) or (we're talking 1700s here): Duke Cosby-Amelia Harris, Charles CosbyJR-Rebecca Wood, Elizabeth Wingfield-(her husband Charles Cosby SR remarried and is buried in Georgia), or David Cosby, any Cosbys, I will be thanking you again. They are all buried in Louisa- Hanover County somewhere. Where exactly helps us understand their story better.

Duke's oldest son, my husband's ggrandfather, left VA with his young wife after the devastation of the Civil War ...all the way to California, became a western family. So, again, thanks. I'm going to show your pictures at the family reunion, map with place names, learn a little more.

Added by AnnieRuth Cosby on Apr 05, 2017 8:18 AM
AnnieRuth Cosby
Thank You
Thank you very much for photographing the headstone of Duke L. Cosby and sourcing the cemetery. He was my husband's GG Grandfather. We appreciate this.
Added by AnnieRuth Cosby on Apr 04, 2017 1:30 PM
Other Deaf child of William's
This ID is 178003473 for William Albert, William Bolling's child.

Thank you! :)
Added by Jones_Family on Apr 01, 2017 8:18 PM
Add two more Deaf children
Hello, I am the Deaf ancestor of the Bolling Deaf ancestors.

Please kindly add Mary Bolling, ID 178003636 as William's child.

See next message to add William Albert, other deaf child.

Thank you.

Please also note that the bios in both are very accurate based on the tracked documents. Thanks.
Added by Jones_Family on Apr 01, 2017 8:15 PM
B Mowen
Thank you for kindly accepting my edit.
Added by B Mowen on Mar 25, 2017 5:13 AM
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