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Heather from VA (#39720311)
 member for 15 years, 9 months, 28 days
Kathryn Wallis
RE: Ware Family of Essex County
That would be my Uncle Neill. His full name is Henry Neill Ware and he still lives at Bellevue. My Aunt Betsy died 2 years ago. Loved them both. My own son is named Neill after my uncle. Betsy was a great genealogist and knew much about the Wares, since her maiden name was also Ware. Neill and Betsy's children all live in the area or nearby Richmond:
Harry Ware (Henry Neill Ware Jr) and wife Marilynn live in Richmond area.
Elizabeth Ware Katona (Beth) lives in the old house behind the church near the post office in Dunnsville. The house has a name, but I forget what.
Lucy Ware McCarthy lives near Bellevue as well.

Added by Kathryn Wallis on Nov 27, 2016 6:49 AM

Kathryn Wallis
RE: Ware Family of Essex County
Hi Heather,
Yes, I am a direct descendant of the Wares of Tappahannock, VA. My mother was Kathryn Byrne Ware Waggoner, and her father was Macon Ware. I have loads of family photos. I believe that your Thomas Ware must be Thomas Croxton Ware, the son of Susie Croxton Ware and my great grandfather, Edward Macon Ware, and the half-brother of my grandfather, Macon. I know that he and my grandfather owned a pharmacy together at some point, and that he is buried at Bellevue, where he (and his siblings) were born. I do not have photos of Thomas, although I have photos of his half-siblings and of course, his father. Whom did he marry? (your grandfather's aunt's name). I had never seen the photo you posted of him--I can scout around to see if I have any with him and other members of the family together, although I think it is doubtful. Hope this helps!

Added by Kathryn Wallis on Nov 26, 2016 8:42 PM

If you're interested in adding the list of MCL's siblings, let me, know. I did a research project on this with huge help from the folks at Mount Vernon. Mrs. Lee had two sisters and a brother, none of whom survived childhood.

Added by Doug on Oct 23, 2016 3:08 PM

First Families of America
I requested them but you havent got them I guess?

Added by First Families of America on Aug 26, 2016 11:36 AM

First Families of America
Are you still active here?
Let me know.

Added by First Families of America on Aug 25, 2016 3:41 PM

Sam and Nora Jones
Hi Heather, thank you for leaving flowers for my great grandparents, Sam and Nora Jones.

I wanted to let you know that I had the cemetery incorrect on 2 of my entries and share with you the new links. I had the cemetery listed as Fry Baptist Church and it is actually Fairview Baptist Church.

The link for Nora Dove Suits Jones is

The link for Samuel Elexander Jones is

Added by Colleen on Aug 23, 2016 11:21 AM

jon fath brother of dan fath
and were back
Hey again,

Referencing this over 6 months later because I finally got to read your reply.

I'm glad to hear that you keep up with your family in that section, but strongly encourage you (or anybody else) not to creep around there.

As you can probably tell by the plaque and date of death, the headstone is fairly new, and doesn't need any photo information to confirm that. No need to worry, his memory lives on pretty fantastically within our family, and doesn't require any outside help to continue.

I can also imagine you didn't end your message in a "digital middle finger" because you didn't get overtly creeped out in the middle of the night after seeing a tacky post of your recently departed brother by a weird stranger.

On that note, I didn't even give you close to a digital middle finger. HERE is a digital middle finger:

........('(.......... ~/'...')
..........''............. _.

I send this message in the deepest possible loving memory of my brother, Daniel Fath.

Added by jon fath brother of dan f... on Jul 25, 2016 12:56 PM

Rochelle Cemetery
Heather, The Rochelle cemetery in Maple Hill, Pender Co., NC.
Would you mind adding that there are 30 unmarked graves in this cemetery-this was noted in a letter to me in 1996. Thank you.
Sloan Mason

Added by Sloan on Jul 05, 2016 5:43 PM

George Seitz
RE: John B Omohundro at Christ Episcopal
Dear Heather,

Thank you for your kind and interesting inquiry. I do not recall what induced me to post that document. I found no supporting information that gives me any confidence that I should have. It has been removed. There are records for a John B. Omohundro and a William B. Omohundro serving in that artillery company. They joined on the same day at Lynchburg. Charlottesville would have been considerably closer and had an acclaimed artillery reputation. I do not know where he is buried. I must not have noticed the year of birth on your entry. I regret my carelessness and hope it did not cause you too much concern. I am glad you are aware of Texas Jack. A Palmyra boy becoming perhaps the best cowboy ever. What a life he and Giuseppina Morlacchi must have experienced. I understand she could dance. Superstar couple.

It is nice to hear from you Heather. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.


Added by George Seitz on May 20, 2016 6:26 AM

sheila harrison
RE: Emma Ruth Speller Thompson
under Speller Family Cemetary Thomas Ridley Spelle is listed as married to Eva Parker, This is incorrect, My Grandfather Thomas R Speller was married to Anna B Speller, and they were the parens of 12 children.Then under Eva Parker it lists Thomas Ridley Speller and her husband and Emma Thompson and their daughter.
There are two cemetaries within a mile of each other Speller Family Cemetary and Spellers Ferry Cemetary. Spellers Family Cemetary is an old white private cemetary dating for 1880's, Spellers Ferry Cemetary is the black cemetary with approximately the same date.
The birthdate and death date for Thomas Ridley Spelle is correct, So someone just got the wrong information, Perhaps his name was Thomas R Speller, Bertie County population is over 50 %
Black race and probably 1/2 have Speller for a last name

Added by sheila harrison on May 02, 2016 10:58 AM

sheila harrison
Emma Ruth Speller Thompson
The father, Thomas Ridley Speller that you have listed on Thomas Ridley Speller, Thomas Ridley Speller was married to Anna B Leggett in the early 1900 and they had 12 children, the Thomas R Speller you are talking about could be buried in spellers ferry cemetary (african american cemetary) in the same vicinity, Thomas R Speller (buried in Speller Family Cemetary was my grand-father, Please make this correction

sheila harrison

Added by sheila harrison on May 01, 2016 3:31 PM

Frances B Maddox
McMillan in Talladega, AL
Hi Heather,
My name is Frances B. Maddox and I am kin to the McMillan Family starting with Alexander McMillan who came over from Derry, Ireland and is buried in Knox County, TN, His son James McMillan and his son James white McMillan who was my grandmother's father.
His daughter, Mary Lurena "Rena" McMillan who married Roland Lee Stringer. These were my mother's parents.
My mother ws Frances Louise Stringer-Bennett.

From James White McMillan on down all are buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama.

How are we kin ?
Frances Bennett -Maddox

Added by Frances B Maddox on Apr 19, 2016 8:48 AM

Patty Olmsted Emerson
Incorrect death re: headstone
I noticed today that for Lieutenant David Jameson his death date is listed as 1831, but headstone states 1839.

Added by Patty Olmsted Emerson on Mar 17, 2016 10:10 AM

Jere Becker
Morris Family
Hi Heather,

I am researching the Morris family related to your grandmother Elsie. I hope you will contact me at

Added by Jere Becker on Feb 24, 2016 6:23 PM

your messages
Keep up the good work. A lot of people just don't understand what Findagrave is all about. I wish this sight had been around years ago before the internet when I wasn't interested in family history. Now there is no one to ask about it.

Added by Rose on Jan 18, 2016 8:04 PM

Alli G
Randy Gordon
Hi there,
I was curious as to what made you interested in Randy Gordon's grave located in San Diego?

Added by Alli G on Jan 16, 2016 5:57 PM

jon fath brother of dan fath
Why did you take a picture of my brother's grave? As much as I love doing a google search and having to look at his grave stone first and foremost, I'd prefer to remember him as he was when he was alive. Am I the only person that finds this tasteless?

Have you even attempted to contact anybody in our family, or do you rather just take random pictures of people's gravestones for the heck of it? Either way, the ground where he lies has just been disturbed (you can tell by the dirt), and yet you're confidently standing on top of it snapping photos. Have some respect for the dead.

I imagine you think that your cause for doing this is just and deserved, but being the sibling of the person that your are literally standing six feet on top of wasting the precious moments you have taking photos of the markers of the deceased, I can assure you it look thoughtless and offensive.

In loving memory of Daniel Fath,

Jonathan Fath (insert middle finger here in his memory)

Added by jon fath brother of dan f... on Dec 03, 2015 8:22 PM

Speaker For The Dead
George M. Bradshaw
Would you mind transferring my first cousin, George M. Bradshaw (Find A Grave Memorial# 10913296) so that I can maintain their memorial pages?

My Find A Grave ID:
Thomas Ward # 46550536

Thank you in advance for your help!


Added by Speaker For The Dead on Nov 08, 2015 12:59 PM

RE: Rochelle surname
Heather, the Rochelle Cemetery, in Maple Hill, Pender Co., NC that you sponsored. Can you add that in 1996 there were 30 unmarked graves with wooden markers in this cemetery. Thank you.

Added by Sloan on Oct 22, 2015 9:20 PM

Kevin Dwight Harris
RE: William A Harris 1865
I wish I had more information about him. My uncle Herbert William Harris was partly named for him. He is one of my ancestors that I would love to have more information about. Also, Etheldred Harris as no one seems to know where he is buried. Thank you for contacting me about Harris heritage

Added by Kevin Dwight Harris on Sep 25, 2015 4:55 PM

Kirk Nash
Marion F and Eva Ozley Riddle Coats
It's customary to request permission to use photos that are owned by others.

Added by Kirk Nash on Sep 17, 2015 4:03 PM

Richard H. L. Chichester, III
Jacqueline Beverly Stanard #6781977
Jacqueline Beverly Stanard is buried in Graham Cemetery, Orange, VA (#11568238). There are two Cenotaph's dedicated to him, one at VMI, Lexington, VA (#17726223) and one in Saint Matthews Cemetery, New Market, Shenandoah, VA (#53373985).


Added by Richard H. L. Chichester,... on Jul 30, 2015 12:16 PM

GW Burns
I saw you posted flowers on George W Burns memorial
#5573903. Are you related or just find GW in research? Trying to find/verify info on him.

Added by Raine on Jan 25, 2015 4:36 PM

abndoned church cemetery in FLuvanna
Thanks for your input. The church has been restored and is being used on occasion as I mentioned. There have been several additional burials. EDF

Added by EDF on Nov 17, 2014 8:50 AM

Abandoned Church Cemetery in FLuvanna
Heather, I just added this cemetery under the name of the church, which bye way is still being used on occastion. I typed in one of the names, but did not get any hits. So I sssumed that the cemetery was not on findagrave. Would you consider erasing your site?

Added by EDF on Nov 16, 2014 3:09 PM


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