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Martha Fontaine Byrum (#47624321)
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Bio Photo I inherited by interest in genealogy from my mother, Doris Sue Spence Fontaine (Memorial # 83062091). Growing up, a Sunday afternoon ride through the country usually included a cemetery visit which I affectionately call a cemetery hop.

A few years ago I decided to make her handwritten or typed pages into an electronic format after encouragement from family and friends. In many instances, she left behind clues for me to follow in my adventures today.

You are welcome to use any of the photos that have been posted to the memorials. I would appreciate if you would kindly give me credit for my efforts when using them.

Happy Hunting!
Martha


~ I'm the Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter of Rev Jaques James Fontaine IV (Find A Grave Memorial# 68571729) and Anne Elizabeth Boursiquot Fontaine (Find A Grave Memorial# 68571829), Huguenot Refugees from France who first settled in Devonshire & later in Ireland. It was his dying wish that all members of his family remain close through the ages and to aid one another in times of strife. From his wishes was formed The Fontaine-Maury Society which today is an active thriving organization whose mission is to strengthen the family bonds of the Fontaine and Maury families.

~ I'm the Great-Great-Great-Great Daughter of Rev Paul Biffle Henkel (Find A Grave Memorial# 11094929). He was the first Lutheran pastor born in N. C. Minister on record at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wytheville, VA. He did more to organize the Lutheran church in Wythe County than any one else (1790-1793). He organized the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Market, VA in 1820 served as its pastor until his death in 1825.

~ My email Address is current as of 4/2017.



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Rita Human Ponce
Bracey
Thank you for the photos of the Bracey headstones at Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery.I appreciate your help. Rita
Added by Rita Human Ponce on May 25, 2017 11:40 PM
Sharon Atkinson
ABRAHAM FONTAINE
TRYING TO OBTAIN INFO ON ABRAHAM AND SARAH BALLARD FONTAINE, BURIED IN THE MOUNT DOUGLAS CEMETERY IN GOOCHLAND COUNTY VIRGINIA. wE OWN 8.4 ACRES IN GOOCHLAND COUNTY-THE MT. DOUGLAS CEMETERY IS LOCATED THERE. THERE ARE NO MARKERS FOR THE FONTAINE'S. DABNEY PARRISH OWNED THE PROPERTY AND IS BURIED IN THIS CEMETERY, ALONG WITH HIS 2ND WIFE MARY GRAVES. OTHERS BURIED THERE ARE SOME OF HIS RELATIVES-Mcgehee, martin. DO YOU HAVE ANY EXTENSIVE INFO ON MT. DOUGLAS-AT ONE TIME DABNEY HAS 20 SOME SLAVES PLUS HIS FAMILY. THERE IS ONE CHIMNEY STANDING AND THE "ROCK CELLAR" IS THERE.
THANKS SHARON ATKINSON sharon.atkinson@att.net
Added by Sharon Atkinson on Mar 21, 2017 1:43 PM
LR Jolley
RE: John L. Boyer
No, I'm sorry, I don't have any information about him. I enjoy taking photos of graves to help others find the graves of their family members. I just happened to be in the area visiting my grandchildren, and stopped by this quaint little cemetery, and took some pictures. I did think that the marker with all the names on it was unusual. It was surrounded by several individual small headstones, and all of it was fenced in by a hedge. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. If they contact the Christ's Church, they may be able to find out something.
Added by LR Jolley on Sep 28, 2016 11:56 PM
Rev. Dale Sims
John L. Boyer
Hi Martha,
This John Boyer #62413137 Was a brother-in-law through marriage to my brother. I knew him and his family. He had only one daughter Mary and two sons.
Sorry,
Dale
Added by Rev. Dale Sims on Sep 13, 2016 7:20 AM
Janet LaMotte
Bessie Phillippi
Bessie Phillippi
Sent by: Martha Fontaine Patterson
Dec 06, 2015 5:27 PM
Birth Date: Nov. 20, 1892 Birth Date: Dec. 20, 1893

Correction to her birthday was declined. Her obituary was dated Dec 8, 1893. She died before her obituary was published.
Added by Janet LaMotte on Dec 09, 2015 8:26 AM
PictureTaker
Cebert Felix Sr and Eva Ann Wood Halsey
Hi,

I took photos of what appear to be this couple in Greenwood Cemetery, Bedford VA resting not far from their son Wyndell Grimsley Halsey # 138762811.

Their dates are June 20, 1876, Dec 11, 1974 for Cebert # 138762963

and Oct 27, 1886, Nov 25, 1976 for Eva # 138762946.

If these dates match the records in question they should be moved to Greenwood Cemetery.

Regards, Bruce
Added by PictureTaker on Sep 25, 2015 1:01 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Thank you again
Hello Martha,
Thank you as always for you continuing help with "gathering my nuts"
Your recent transfer of:
Richard Dale Green # 96619068
is very much appreciated.
Now we just need to delete:
Ralph Gale Green # 96619097
and all is well.
Marcia
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Jun 30, 2015 4:33 AM
EAHJr
William Carr Allen
I was notified that William Carr Allen and wife, Susan Sayers Morris Allen, are actually buried in the Millirons and Allen Families Cemetery in Pulaski, Va. These were created by the late Becky Sowers. There are already memorials for William and Susan Allen in that cemetery so Becky's are now duplicates. Please move your image of William and Susan's marriage certificate to the existing memorials in the Millirons and Allen Cemetery and I will delete the old ones. Thanks for all you do for Find a Grave!
Added by EAHJr on Sep 30, 2014 4:15 PM
Sheila Bowyer Kline
RE: Mary Ewald Mustard
How have you solved the mystery? The tombstone is in Maple Park Cemetery, but another family member shes was moved to Monte Vista. The cemetery no longer has any records.

Thanks!
Added by Sheila Bowyer Kline on Sep 04, 2013 12:16 PM
Rita Osborne
RE: Summerfield UMC Entries
Personally I am not sure which is correct. Only that there are Two memorials for the same person.
Added by Rita Osborne on Jul 07, 2013 12:58 PM
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