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Burtondaughter (#48046275)
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I am a retired public agency administrator and now self-employed. My interest in genealogy began at age 8 when I found my great aunt's 100+ year old family photo album and my questions began... When I could no longer memorize all the names, I started collecting bits of information and tucking it away for future documentation. The habit continues today!

As a child I was always looking for something to do or places to go. I found that the shortest way to the public park was to cross a large "spooky" cemetery. When not playing hide and seek, I took time to read many old stones and began noticing patterns in names and death dates. My saga continues and my children and grandchildren can tell you tales of their mandatory cemetery excursions, exploring chigger ridden fields, narrow uncharted roads (paths), and returning home covered with poison ivy, all in an effort to find someone's last resting place. We have met many interesting and wonderful people on our treks. Sadly, we have also seen a few cemeteries disappear due to neglect or lack of knowledge on proper care.

In recent years ago my husband and I took a "cemetery class" on preservation techniques and repair so that we could use the correct methods to care for or repair damaged family stones. It has been a rewarding experience and I would encourage others to seek this knowledge as well. It would also be quite useful for anyone affiliated with the care of private or public cemeteries to seek a class through local adult education programs. Happy hunting!

P.S. You may utilize any photos I have posted on findagrave for genealogy purposes.
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William Edwards
RE: Young Edwards Jr
Yes, I've found Eli B Edwards grave in Edwardsport INDIANA. Son of David B Edwards, who was son of Young Edwards Jr. My sister JUST went to Spring Mill to check out the plaque on the cabin (Pottery Shop) Sat. We just found out who Eli B. Edwards family was, he died when my Grandfather Charles Edwards was 9 years old. He had Carl L Edwards my father. Eli's wife Sedila Hash is there with Wesley Cox Edwards. We think David B Edwards maybe there in an unmarked grave...we're checking. Then we found several relatives at the Liberty Baptist Cemetery in Mitchell IN. A Richard Burton married Nancy Edwards are you related that way? Where do you live? My sister lives in Elnora Indiana, where we grew up, OH and another son of David B Edwards is buried in Sandborn IN
Added by William Edwards on Jul 16, 2017 4:49 PM
William Edwards
Young Edwards Jr
I've found out I'm a decendant of the Young Edwards Jr family, through David B Edwards, ELI BRANCE EDWARDS, then Charles Edwards, and my Dad Carl L Edwards. DAVID B EDWARDS, and Eli Brance (some say Brant, Branch, etc but on my Dad's Uncle Oscar's death Certificate it's listed as BRANCE) These Edwards from Mitchell moved to Daviess & Knox counties in Indiana and we found their graves listed on unmarked graves in the Edwardsport Cemetery where Wesley Cox Edwards, and David B Edwards are buried between Bicknell and Edwardsport. Young Edwards Jr's log cabin is at the Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell IN, and being used as a Pottery Shop.
Added by William Edwards on Jul 13, 2017 10:11 PM
RE: Natasha Ann and Uncle Bob
You're welcome. Enjoy. Let me know if there are any others you'd like transferred.
Added by Voixloup on Jul 03, 2017 6:54 PM
Robert Johnson and Natasha Ann Johnson
Hi, transferred to you today. Enjoy!
Added by Voixloup on Jul 03, 2017 6:26 PM
William E. "Bill" Robinson
Frieda King
Thank you for the information on Frieda. I knew her through her brothers, Stanley (Red) & Truman. I worked with Harold and also knew most of her Lorance siblings. They were a fun loving family. My father dug graves at Southside when I was a boy, so I spent many hours in this cemetery. Thanks again. Bill
Added by William E. "Bill" Robinso... on Mar 12, 2017 7:57 PM
Jan Dishon
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 116350679
Yes she is a family member, I will put through a transfer request.
Added by Jan Dishon on Feb 20, 2017 7:06 AM
Jan Dishon
Find A Grave Memorial# 116350679

Are you aware that you having pending edits that need to be approved for this memorial?

Added by Jan Dishon on Feb 19, 2017 3:08 PM
Carole Conrad
sarah tferred happily
Added by Carole Conrad on Oct 03, 2016 12:25 AM
Eric Edwards
RE: 71153501..Photo for David Edwards, Jr. Memorial
Yes, feel free to contact me directly.

Added by Eric Edwards on Sep 17, 2016 10:19 PM
Eric Edwards
RE: 71153501..Photo for David Edwards, Jr. Memorial

Thanks for the message. David Edwards is my 4G grandfather as well! I found the location of his (and Jane's) grave described on the very informative Cheek family history website ( as well as (I believe) in a book on Alleghany County cemeteries (available from the Alleghany Historial-Genealogical Society in Sparta, NC).

I'm not sure if the gravesite of these two "pioneer settlers" is still owned by family members (I kind of doubt it), and I'm a little concerned that they (and the several other unidentified graves there) will be overtaken by the little woods they are in. It would be great if we family members and/or the community could get the owners' permission to put up a little fence so the site could be better marked and preserved. Those original gravestones could also probably use your preservation skills.

Feel free to contact me if you would like to talk more. It is great making a connection with you.

Eric Edwards
Added by Eric Edwards on Sep 16, 2016 11:47 AM
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