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historianne (#47121584)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 23 days
martha mann perkins
Lottie Cleora Vest Mann

I am inquiring about my grandfather, Allen Robert Mann who was married to Lottie Cleora Vest Mann #80001887. My father was Theodore Mann and he is listed in the obituary on Lottie's Find A Grave page. I have been unable to locate a birth certificate for Allen Robert Mann in Monroe County where he was born. He is buried in Clayton Cemetery in WV. My reason for wanting/needing proof of his birth is for my DAR application. I thought, perhaps, going through Lottie's Find A Grave and by contacting you I might get some help or information. On Allen Robert Mann's Find A Grave page the contact people are the Walter Pack Family. They do not accept any messages or have an email for a relative to contact to ask questions. I thank you for any information or direction that you can provide. For verification my father, Theodore Roosevelt Mann, and my mother, Irene Withrow Mann do have a Find A Grave page. Thank you, Martha Mann Perkins

Added by martha mann perkins on Jan 31, 2016 9:12 AM

Penny Harris
RE: re: There are 2 Hill Top cemeteries
Wow, are you sure they are all AA? Did you look at the ones over the hill in the woods? I checked it out a year or two ago. Lots are sunken, so I left after only finding a couple when I nearly fell into a few others. I was going to check with the Fayette Historical Society to make sure it wasn't called the Scarbro cemetery or something.
There is another cemetery, or maybe another part of the same one, on the other side of Rt 19 up in the woods just off Saddleshop Road that runs by Hilltop Nursing Home (now Genesis Healthcare). My friend who used to live up there said she'd always thought it was an old Indian burial ground, but a local told her later it was "blacks and foreigners". All I saw there were rocks, maybe 16 or so, but you could tell there were more graves unmarked.
KKK was really big in that area in the 1920s & 30s, so they probably enforced some segregation in burial.

Added by Penny Harris on Dec 18, 2015 5:42 PM

David A. Jones
RE: Manning Cemetery, Saxon
From Harper Road, Beckley, WV, travel west on route 3 approx. 14 miles. At intersection of route 3/99 go straight on route 99 west, toward Bolt. Travel 1.6 miles and turn right onto Saxon road. Staying on this winding road, you'll cross the PFC John Michael Davis Memorial Bridge. As soon as you cross the Bridge, turn left. In a short distance, this even more winding road will make a sharp right around the old ( no longer open ) Saxon post office and starts up a hill. From the Bridge, you will travel about 7 tenth's of a mile. The Manning Cemetery will be on the right, about 200 yards away from the road, on top of a hill. There is a small road going part of the way to it, but turns into a grassy path lying between two wooden fences.

Added by David A. Jones on Dec 09, 2015 5:31 PM

Levi Lilly
I Have Information About Levi Lilly For He Was My Grandpa If You are Interested Please Contact Me Help Would Be Appreciated ~Donna~

Added by tejasmom on Nov 29, 2015 10:41 PM

Shady Springs Cemetery
Hello, my name is Don Dean from Madisonville Tx. I am new to all this genealogy stuff but am just totally fascinated by it. A cousin and myself are researching our gr gr grandfather. We ran into problems because our grandfather listed the wrong name on his fathers death certificate. It shows my gr grandfathers fathers name was Thomas Jefferson Giles but no other records were available with that name. We went thru a great uncles death certificate and found another name, Joseph Thomas Giles. The reason I am bothering you is my cousin found a death certificate for a J T Giles. It does not have a birth date on it but the age would have been very close. Also it listed his occupation as a miner which is also correct. Joseph Thomas lived in Fayette and Kanawha county his whole life so Raleigh county is not that far away. The death certificate states he was in the "poorfarm" and is buried in Shady Springs. I was hoping that you might have any clue or know of where we can check farther. My cousin lives within a reasonable drive of there and she is planning a trip soon. There probable is not a stone but hopefully some other records available. Thanks Don Dean

Added by plowboydon7 on Nov 17, 2015 11:12 AM

Roger Norton
Horton Cemetery
If you are still looking for the Horton Cemetery it is located in the Slab Fork Cemetery top of Tams Mountain on the right.

Added by Roger Norton on Nov 14, 2015 8:36 PM

Courtenay Gilmore
Mary Gevia Pennington (Gilmore)

George Kennedy Gilmore Sr. is my grandfather, I am George Kennedy Gilmore Jr's daughter. Are there any records you are aware of that connect my grandfather and Mary Gevia Pennington Gilmore. The death certificate has her name spelled with two Ls. This, of course, could be an error. But, I am having a bit of a hard time tracking down any relationship between the two of them, other than the find-a-grave records.


Added by Courtenay Gilmore on Nov 01, 2015 3:34 PM

Lucy Emma Hawley Fitzpatrick
Hi lady, hope you are doing well!! You sent me a message about Emma's siblings listed in her obituary. I looked back in family records and think that the "Mark" listed is Marquis, and "Howard" would be Andrew Howard. As for "Thelma" I'm not finding another daughter for John and Julina named Thelma. Emma did have a cousin named Thelma though. I looked at the WVA Vital Statistics and couldn't pinpoint one born to John and Julina. I'm wondering if maybe Thelma was raised by them and it isn't mentioned in the book. You have the memorial for Emma, maybe you could just add Thelma to her bio with a note that she isn't listed in the family history as a sister. I really don't know how to handle this one.
Thanks, Bev

Added by BeVera on Oct 30, 2015 8:47 AM

E. Suttle
Sebird Webb ?
Hi there

Is the Sebird Webb, Sr. 117959665 by chance the Sebird Webb who married Dora McGrady? I am just trying to verify where her first husband was buried and Sebird Jacob Webb was his name. I see Emily Smith was the first wife. If this is the same Sebird, he married Dora and had several more children before dying in 1919.

Any info appreciated.

Thanks for your help


Added by E. Suttle on Oct 29, 2015 11:31 PM

Wylie Erwin
He is my father's stepbrother. His mothers name was Ellen Hankins Erwin. His brothers were Wylie Johnson Erwin, Walter June Erwin, Jr., and Harvey Callaway Erwin. Could you email me a copy of his marker picture. I missed his when I was at the cemetery. Thanks. Email

Added by YNC USNRET on Oct 28, 2015 2:09 PM

Casey Harvey
RE: Henry Overton Harvey

I accepted all your edits for this cemetery. I did not create this cemetery so how do I add the coordinates?

Thank you,

Added by Casey Harvey on Oct 25, 2015 12:22 PM

Casey Harvey
RE: Henry Harvey

Sorry it took me so long to reply to your message back about Henry Overton Harvey duplicated. The Harvey and Basham cemetery are not one and the same. The Harvey Cemetery is currently inaccessible but I am hoping to make an attempt to visit in the spring.

I have copied the links from your Henry Overton Harvey to the memorial in Basham Cemetery. I am ready for you to delete your memorial for Henry O. Harvey.

Thank you,

Added by Casey Harvey on Oct 24, 2015 9:28 PM

R Wheeler
re: RE: Anthony Roseblock
No problem at all. The only reason I found it is because I was researching the parents. Their daughter died recently and I was confirming that it was someone that I knew.
Thank you for adding the information.

Added by R Wheeler on Oct 23, 2015 7:46 AM

R Wheeler
RE: Anthony Roseblock
Of course. I prefer to do that myself.
I found it quite by accident. An obituary of sorts is in the Post Herald of Beckley. The date was July 5, 1972 and it is on page 12. Bottom left hand corner if you have access. I would send it to you but I do not know how.
Thank you.

Added by R Wheeler on Oct 22, 2015 6:24 PM

charles Ray
John Lewis Jarrell
Hello,Thank You Very Much for the picture.Im attempting to do better pictures by keeping the toes of my shoes out of the picture LOLOL .Thank You

Added by charles Ray on Oct 21, 2015 3:05 PM

RE: Big Favor
I'm sorry I still have not heard back from him. I think it is safe to assume since there are no Foley's on the list posted at the entrance of the cemetery, and I found NO Foley graves after photographing the entire cemetery in July 2015, then there aren't any there. I believe the person that created the second Brammer Cemetery and only have Foley's in it knew that as well. I think it's very safe to say, there are no Foley's in the main Brammer Cemetery. If I ever hear from him, I will definitely let you know. I also think the directions to the second Brammer Cemetery should be posted, if there is one!
Thanks, Bev

Added by BeVera on Oct 13, 2015 7:28 AM

Keith Meadows
Judy Penco

I appreciate the documents that you placed on Judy's memorial. It's not believed by the family that Elijah Preston Meadows was her first marriage as their father had other half siblings older than him which is why I didn't put the Solesberry name in for maiden name. There's long stories behind this one.... If you have found a document for her birth that does prove that we'd love to have that one as we haven't found that one(yet)!!!!

Thanks again!!

Best regards,
Keith Meadows

Added by Keith Meadows on Oct 11, 2015 8:02 PM

charles Ray
George Dixon Henderson
I found him today,by his self,appx.600 ft. to the left from the henderson cemetery,Im told george's choice.

Added by charles Ray on Oct 10, 2015 5:08 PM

RE: Big Favor
I have left him a message but he hasn't called me back yet. I will let you know as soon as I hear something. I see that someone has created another Brammer Cemetery and put Foley graves there. The caretaker might be able to shed some light on that. Could be on private land like some others I have discovered recently out that way.

Added by BeVera on Oct 09, 2015 12:51 PM

charles Ray
RE: Iliff and Lettie Lemon.
I really appreciate you takeing the time to take the pictures Ms/Mrs.Historianne,Thank You ! Illiff had part of 1 arm ,he had a store in the saxton/posey area an was shot causeing he to loose part of 1 arm ;A lady in fl. sent me an old tin picture yesterday with a pressed metal frame of george dixion, its scary how much we look alike at appx. the same age,mustach an all! ? Agin Thank You!

Added by charles Ray on Oct 08, 2015 7:08 PM

re: RE: Brammer Cemetery
Ok, I checked my pictures and the Brammer list and there are no Foleys. BUT, I have 26 UNKNOWNS, such as broken headstones, unreadable headstones and fieldstones.
I have a contact number for the caretaker of that cemetery if you'd like for me to contact him?

Added by BeVera on Oct 06, 2015 6:40 PM

re: RE: Brammer Cemetery
That's correct. I photographed every headstone ad when I got home I checked the pictures against the memorials. If a memorial had to be created, then I created one. The only pics I had left were unreadable, broken or just field stones. I can check the list I have and see if there are any Foley's.

Added by BeVera on Oct 06, 2015 6:14 PM

RE: Brammer Cemetery
Yes, I was just there in July and photographed the entire cemetery.

If you stay on Rt. 19 to Flat Top and over the turnpike bridge (named for my cousin and brother), turn right onto Egeria Rd. just past the bridge. Follow it about a mile and it will be on the right side. From Odd the only way I would know would be to follow the road that goes up along side the post office. At both forks in the road, stay to the left and it will come back to Rt. 19. In this case it will be on your left after you pass that big white church on the right (don't know the name). I don't know of any shortcuts from Odd.
Hope it helps!

Added by BeVera on Oct 06, 2015 3:06 PM

charles Ray
RE: Henderson
Hello,I called the raleigh co.clerk,she reffered me to a lady today in crab orchard with books of cemeterys,drawings an ect....(appx.40 years worth of doing cemeterys) She called me back just now after checking her records, an said Lelia is in worley cemetery,bolt,wv 1873-1907 (what happened I dont know ?)an said she has a stone,I'll check on it,an I didnt want you to keep looking for her if in fact she is there.The lady that provided me the info has it all in books (no computer) an seems very down to the subject much like you ms/mrs.historianne,I could give you her number,you know how to get it so as I know who its from...Thank You,ms/mrs.historianne

Added by charles Ray on Oct 01, 2015 2:26 PM

charles Ray
RE: Henderson
Hello,yesterday I found out the (M) may stand for morgan,during the day someone created a link from george morgan to george dixion.I also found out lettie is in sunset memorial raleigh co.,just not listed on here.My mother said, that was very nice of you to add those records and THANK YOU VERY MUCH ! I may have to visit the henderson cemetery in the saxton area,its posible lelia was buried at home where ever they lived at the time or a small unlisted cemetery (my father is in a unlisted small cemetery rock creek,boone),some how I'll find her,I cant have my great grandmother lost,theres a clerk property record or something somewhere. ;With the cooler air this time of year snakes will be stiff an lay there like a stick till you almost or step on them,especially grewup unattended places.Some hunters have snake chaps you might borrow when you need them.Some people carry a stick 5-6 foot long to poke around in front of them with an knock weeds down with,even steping in a hole can be an emergence alone an no cell signal,be careful out there.Moms sister use to say,Thank You a bushel,an a peck,an a hug around the neck.Thank You ms/mrs.Historianne

Added by charles Ray on Sep 30, 2015 8:35 AM


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