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Kirk Goolsby (#47770453)
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I live in Warrenton, VA. I am a scientist by training. Currently I teach college Biology. I also have a keen interest in history and a keen interest in finding the true relationships of my kin here on this website and being accurate. Thus far I have only posted mainly memorials for people to whom I am related and to whom there is living memory as to relationships, or ancestors for whom I have definitive records, but who didn't have a page here. I added the latter in hopes that pictures of their graves could be made and posted here.

If I ever do initiate memorials for non-relatives, I will be happy to transfer stewardship of those memorials to any of their kin who wish to take them over and manage them.

I am truly grateful to all those people on this website who have spent so much time posting pictures of the final resting places of my far flung ancestors that would have remained unknown to me except for their efforts. THANK YOU.

My email is kirk_goolsby(at)yahoo(dot)com
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Carole Tyree
John J. Goolsby
Hello, I am trying to find out some information on JOHN J.GOOLSBY, born around 1849 and spouse is sarah jane goolsby 1844 - 1890 and they had a daughter named mary elizabeth c. goolsby, and she was born in 1861. Mary married a henry clay woody (don't find a marriage date for them) and they had 4 children, one of which is my husbands grandmother, Nettie Blanch Woody, 1895-1985. All I can find is that Mary E.C. Goolsby was born in Germany 1861, but I feel that this is incorrect. Hoping you have further, correct, information on this couple and I would love to hear from you, so that my information can be correct or whatever. Thank you for any help you may give.Nettie married Robert Walter Tyree in Lynchburg, Va.
Carole tyree
Added by Carole Tyree on Jul 31, 2015 3:49 PM
Lauren Holly
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 45550190
Changed the birth year of Cornelia McKenzie Holly for you to 1798. Sorry it took so long.
Added by Lauren Holly on Mar 12, 2015 6:57 PM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
James Davis Obit
I have transcribed the obit to his memorial:

I can send you the original if you like. Do you have his death certificate also?

thanks, Karyn
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Aug 14, 2014 7:36 PM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
RE: James Davis Obituary
My plans are to go to the library tomorrow morning and I will pull this obit. Thanks for your patience. Karyn
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Aug 13, 2014 7:42 PM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
James Davis
I realized after posting to you that I had already left a message for you in January that I would get it the next time I went to the library, thinking I would be able to get there soon- I have not been back since before that posting, so I do apologize for that. I'll definitely get it for you very soon.

Thanks again, Karyn
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Jul 21, 2014 4:27 PM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
RE: James Davis Obituary
I actually do not have it in hand but can add it to my list for the next trip I make to the Greenville library. We are fortunate they have indexed the obits and they are easy to locate with this online index, that is where the info has come from that I posted on the bio page. I'll probably get back to the library in about 2 weeks.

Thanks, Karyn
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Jul 21, 2014 4:25 PM
Fred Harfst
Very nice photo. Thank you.
Added by brknhrt on Jul 12, 2014 9:18 AM
Stephen McLeod
RE: Meredith & Payne graves in Warrenton
Dear Kirk:

I am a genealogist and I am helping a good friend document his ancestry for a lineage society. He is a direct descendant of this family -- specifically, he descends from John Taylor Meredith and his wife Elizabeth Hooe Winter Payne, through their daughter Elizabeth Daniel Meredith, who married her cousin Robert Howson Hooe, and is buried in the Manassas Cemetery.

We appreciate any assistance you can provide. Most sincerely, Stephen McLeod
Added by Stephen McLeod on Feb 25, 2014 7:46 AM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
RE: James Davis - more
I looked up his death certificate on and it lists his parents as Warren Ross & Rebecca Reide Davis. He was listed as a widower, and died in Richland County, SC at the state hospital in Columbia.

Hope this helps - I see you live out of town. You can either get the library to pull the obit for a fee, or I can add it to my list and get it for free the next time I make it to the library, which will probably be next month.

Thanks, Karyn
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Jan 15, 2014 3:13 PM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
RE: James Davis
Hi, I don't have his obituary, just the index from the Greenville News that the Greenville library has on their website. This allows anyone who wants to get the obit an easier way of doing so, as it identifies the publication date to search the newspaper on their microfilm; you can then either print or save it to a jump drive there.

If you get the obit I'll be glad to transcribe it to the bio section, omitting the names of living survivors, if any are still living.

Thanks, Karyn
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Jan 15, 2014 3:08 PM
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