Joy Steele

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We live in western Rowan County, with easy access to cemeteries within a 15-20 mile radius located in Rowan, Iredell, and Davie Counties. By double checking requests before claiming them, we save time driving and searching cemeteries. Our area has helpful cemetery administrators and church and county cemetery records at our great Rowan County Library History room. I've accumulated several digital lists kept on my laptop.

My husband's paternal side: Steele, Chambers, Graham, Knox, Brandon, Cowan, Wilson, Luckey, Locke, Nichols, Phifer, Ramsay, among others. His maternal side: Walker, King, Quarterman, Smith, Jones, Way, Winn, Reade, among others mostly in south Georgia, descending from immigrant families, particularly Walker of Taunton, Massachusetts.

My paternal side: Hutcheson, Launius/Lanius, Durham, Chaffin, Dudley, Johnson, Carleton, Chiles/Childs, Smith, and Johnson- to name a few- mostly of colonial & current Virginia, Georgia, and South Carolina. My maternal side: Ellis, Reynolds, and Potts, predominantly of colonial Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, and a bit of North Carolina.

We have worked for several years on family trees for both sides, digitizing information and photos from records and research left to us by ancestors. We gratefully add new information as the genealogy research world continually digitizes more data for us to find.

Memorials will be happily transferred unless they are our family. Ask for them through the Edit tab on the memorial, and you are welcome to use my memorial photos for genealogical purposes. Just give me credit.

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