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Patricia (#47533805)
 member for 5 years, 10 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo 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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Messages left for Patricia (271)[Leave Message]
Rosalie may
Added by jan on Apr 09, 2017 10:52 PM
John Pershing Ledford
Thank you for allowing me to take over the maintenance for my dad. My family appriecates what you have done by posting him on the website.
Added by Terry on Mar 30, 2017 1:41 PM
Thelma Charlene Ledford
Thank you for your quick response to my request and allowing me to take maintenance of this site. I am new to this so please feel free to contact me with any advice or recommendations.
Added by Terry on Mar 30, 2017 6:59 AM
Thelma Charlene Ledford
Patricia, as my earlier note states, thank you for all the kind and complete work and words of my relatives. Charlene was my mother and I would like to maintain her site for the future. Thanks so much for all you do. Terry
Added by Terry on Mar 29, 2017 8:34 AM
John P. Ledford
Patricia, thank you for adding John Ledford's gravesite and all the additional information you have provided on "findagrave". I have recently started gathering family information to build our family tree. A genealogy friend advised me about this site and when I found John I was suprised. John was my father and I would like to take over the site so if messages are sent about him I will receive them. Please feel free to contact me about this or my family line. Thanks, Terry
Added by Terry on Mar 29, 2017 8:18 AM
Record Hunter
A word of thanks
Thank you for the transfer of Memory Wells Bradley's memorial to my care, it is greatly appreciated, regards.
Added by Record Hunter on Mar 25, 2017 7:02 AM
Record Hunter
Don't know if you got this true edit
Hello again. Don't know if you got this request thru the edits or not.

Contributor name: Patricia
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Find A Grave contributor Record Hunter has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Memory Bradley.
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Hello again Pat. Would you please transfer my uncle Memory Bradley to my care. Thanks and regards.

Added by Record Hunter on Mar 21, 2017 6:27 AM
Ruth Barton Johnston, Polk Memorial, Columbus NC
Thank you for a nice job. Ruth was one of ten children born to Ulysses Grant and Millie Few Barton. She was the eighth born and the last to die. I don't have full names and accurate dates for birth and death, but their names (in order of birth) were as follows: Connie Barton Stewart, Truman Barton, Lemuel Barton, Otis Barton, Polly Barton Johnston, Sarah Barton Gough, Ruth Barton Johnston, Buford Barton, and Manning Barton.

Submitted by Carol Johnston Klebe
Added by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2017 2:04 PM
G. Downey
Sis Jordan Henderson
Thank you for updating son of Sis Jordan Henderson, and I noticed you added a memorial for her. I know her 2nd husband, Jessie Henderson was buried at Oakwood. May I ask where you obtained the information that Sis is buried there as well?

Again, thanks.
Added by G. Downey on Feb 17, 2017 5:52 PM
RE: Joyce Ann Bright Grant
Thank you so much. I really appreciate your quick response as well.

Patty K
Added by Patty on Feb 17, 2017 2:05 PM
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