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I will transfer a memorial for anybody not related to me to any interested person, but be willing to transfer it on to a closer family member or friend.

All grave marker photographs posted by me to Find A Grave memorials are © Copyright Don Braffitt and licensed for reuse under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Creative Commons License. Just include a link back to the corresponding Find A Grave memorial when you reuse any of my Find A Grave photographs.

Please suggest edits to any of the memorials I manage if you have any corrections or additions. Also, please add photographs including documents like birth, marriage, and death records if you think the additional information will help a reader better understand something about the life of the memorialized person or their family. For any photograph you post of copyrighted material for which you do not hold the copyright, you should consider whether your use in adding the photograph to the memorial constitutes fair use.

I primarily focus my genealogy research on my daughter's ancestors and their descendants including Will, Newell, Radford, and Fleak families from Meigs County, OH, Wood and Hampshire Counties, WV, Shenandoah County, VA, Chittenden County, VT, Ireland, and Germany starting from my father-in-law Lee Will; Braffitt/Braffett, Mosher, Gilmore, and Giles families from Middlesex County, MA, Orange County, NY, Ireland, and Nova Scotia starting from my father Jim Braffitt; Johnson, Hash, Byrd, and Grubb families from Grayson County, VA and Wilkes County, NC starting from my mother-in-law Doris Johnson Will; and Cook, Blackwell, Wild, and Bell families from DeKalb, Fulton, Milton, Cobb, Hall, and Union Counties, GA, Macon, McDowell, and Burke Counties, NC, and Spartanburg County, SC starting from my mother Dorothy Cook Braffitt.

I also focus on the ancestors of my nieces, nephews, cousins, and various friends including Southworth and Ross families from Caroline and Hanover Counties, VA (Clinton Hurl Southworth and Dorothy Mae Ross Southworth); Gordon and Cleaver families from Richmond, VA (James Waddell Gordon and Margaret Cleaver Gordon); Short, Aronsberg, Bell, Hearns, and Terrell families from Florida, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ireland, and Eastern Europe (David Henry Short and June Bell Short Gaige); McGee, Peterson, and Tucker families from Richmond, VA (Robert Carlton McGee, Herbert Cundy Peterson, and Mary Alexander Tucker Peterson); Thornhill and Griffin families from Upshur County, WV (Jo Ann Thornhill Will, William Francis Thornhill, and Flora Lois Griffin Thornhill); and Alport, Thompson, Alpher, Pepis, Permut, and Replin families from Oregon, Colorado, New York, Texas, and Eastern Europe (Peter Alport, Renee Doris Pepis Alpher Alport, Lucile Dolores Thompson Alport Rogers Hewitt, George Permut, and Freida Replin Permut).

I do obituary lookups for southwest Virginia; I photograph and geotag grave sites in many places; and I help people trying to locate their birth families.


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