Robert C. Peurifoy

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The life of a person is more than the dash between two dates. It is my hope that the memorials which I create or manage can make the individuals life fuller, even if just linking to family members or adding a few tidbits of information. Researching and including other family information makes them more than graves, they are people. Suggestions are welcome but please submit them using the edit button at the upper right corner of each memorial.
Even when transcribing cemeteries I work hard to link other family members.
I live in the northwestern mountains of North Carolina and have work primarily in cemeteries there. A focus in the past was Carolina Memorial Park in Concord, North Carolina. There are 30,000 graves but only about 21,000+ documented. I've done more than 4,000 of those. Much of my family is buried there.
My current focus is documenting a Concentration Camp in Germany. This will be a two year project.
I began this project as a genealogist working on a small family with the name Peurifoy. There are less than 400 of us living today. I was in the work and was able to list many of the known deceased before there were many working on F-G. From 2006 to 2012 I was a caregiver for my mother who had Alzheimer's. She wanted to get out every day. On Saturdays we would pick up a strawberry milkshake at McDonalds and Drive around. After losing her in a large shopping mall we restricted ourselves to cemeteries. I would take her each week to visit the grave of our father, her parents, brothers and sisters and her grandparents. After doing these, and continuing to return to the cemeteries week after week, I started doing whole sections of these cemeteries. Then we looked for isolated and forgotten cemeteries where family members were buried. After Jeopardy went off I would sit there and enter memorials, usually 45-50 each weekend. After her passing, I no longer returned to my home place except to place flowers. Where we currently live, a group of us were doing a cemetery survey of the entire county. I think I added over 30 small family cemeteries and 2,000 memorials from that endeavor.
Today my work is sporadic, except for an occasional flurry of activity.
I'm not about numbers. I just had the opportunity and time to work on this project.

My family can be traced back 46 generations to County Leicester, England. In 2017 we were able to visit two of the family home places in England. The family is English/Norman. They came to England with William after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The photo above is my ancestor, Sir Nicholas Purefoy, buried in The Church of St. Michael and all Angels in Fenny Drayton, Co. Leicestershire, England. The spelling of my name is the most rare of the three family groups: Purefoy, Purifoy and Peurifoy. The early Purefoys came to Jamestown, VA in 1621.

On my paternal side I am interested in the Peurifoy, Purifoy, Purefoy, Scott and Suther families.
For my maternal side are Staton's, Stiller's,and Moore's (from Stanly Co, NC).
My wife is from the Byrd and Carr families of Duplin County, NC.

Friends, you are invited to visit the memorial page for our son
Nathan Peurifoy He died unexpectedly in October 2014 at age 26 from a diabetic coma. In six months I lost my mother and my son.
Thank you all for your prayers, friendship and care. It is appreciated. You are also invited to visit the memorials of my grandmother Lillian Scott Peurifoy, my mother
Hazel Staton Peurifoy and Father Robert Eugene Peurifoy.

Photos of graves are free to use. However, personal photos of individuals are copyrighted by this writer and can only be used on other sites by written request via email (not "public messages on my personal page) and acknowledgement of original owner of the photograph.

Thanks to all who help with my typo, mistakes and incorrect links. I could not accomplish this without your help.

Proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders.

Robert

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