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Janet (#47382364)
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Conservative Patriot
Brush church
Yes trying to convert a phantom cemetery based on faulty records into either UNKNOWN burial or KNOWN burial to include adding Latitude Longitude, street address, etc.

As you say, FindAGrave discourages creating unknown cemeteries.. Causes too much confusion!!
Not to mention all the duplicate cemeteries that need merging I find all the time.

Added by Conservative Patriot on Jan 18, 2017 7:51 PM

Conservative Patriot
Brush CHURCH Cemetery in Greenbrier
See memorial 152293180
The contributor who put up the two memorials in "Brush Church Cemetery" freely admits he has no idea where Brush Church Cemetery is, where his relatives are buried, never seen a stone, etc. That is, these are unknown burials put up on FindAgrave in an unknown cemetery.

He refers to the Death Register of 1892 of William Blankenship.
the computer optical character recognition OCR extract of this record says burial "Brush Church", but if you go to the actual hand written record it simply says burial in Greenbrier County.
OCR makes regular interpretation mistakes due to the complexity of human handwriting and abbreviations, etc.

There is only one church on Brush Road outside of Lewisburg WV, but the pastor there states it was established in 1960s by his family and burial did not start until 1960s. Lewisburg Community Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Yes, there are plenty of abandoned churches in Greenbrier County as elsewhere in the USA, and plenty of renamed churches too. (One church in Greenbrier County has FIVE historical names!) And the name "Brush" "Brushy" are tossed around all over the place for hills, intersections, etc. But so far, not found a Brush Church.

Brush Road dumps into Vago Road. There are four church cemeteries on that road, three have no burial in the 1800s. The fourth (today called Neal Chapel Cemetery) does and William Blankenships son has a stone there. However, none of the pastors in the area of Vago have heard of a Brush Church either.

So will keep asking old timers in the Lewisburg, Frankford, and Falling Spring Districts (townships) of Greenbrier County about the phantom Brush Church.

Next we are asking around if the John A Handley funeral director has surviving records from the era of death of William Blankenship and son Robert Blankenship 1892.

Added by Conservative Patriot on Jan 18, 2017 7:47 PM

Keith Pollock
RE: Jefferson Lay
Hi Janet, the info came from
Frank Lay
in the Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
Frank Lay
Age at Death:
Birth Date:
24 Jul 1884
Death Date:
31 Aug 1980
Death Place:
De Soto, Florida, United States

This matched to the dates on the headstone and where they lived at the time. My interest was Jefferson Franklin Lay's wife Mary Violet McGregor who is a second cousin twice removed. Hope this helps Keith

Added by Keith Pollock on Jan 12, 2017 1:35 PM

Scott Hill
RE: B F Hill
Sorry for the late reply, please transfer at your pleasure.


Added by Scott Hill on Jan 08, 2017 7:15 AM

Scott Hill
RE: Benjamin F. Hill
Howdy Janet,

I have so many Benjamin Hill's in my database, can you refresh my memory what his Find A Grave # is?


Added by Scott Hill on Jan 04, 2017 9:16 AM

RE: Clark Pierce dilemma
Silly But thank you & you're welcome.

Added by Sue on Oct 20, 2016 6:32 PM

Cynthia Kenny
Thank-you for making me aware of this duplication. I will attempt to contact the other contributor and see if he/she would be willing to copy my information and picture before I delete mine.

Added by Cynthia Kenny on Oct 20, 2016 6:25 AM

Kat P. Scent
RE: Hattie Carr 8233689
oh please fix it if you can. i did that research ages ago and didn't know much about her,

if you need me to vouch to anyone i'd be happy to. she was my ggrandpa's "mistress"

he was quite a wonderful artist. i can share with you some of his work if you like.

but please correct hattie's parents. i felt a debt to try and learn more about her, because she was pa ogg's partner lat in his life.

kathi freeman

Added by Kat P. Scent on Oct 19, 2016 2:45 AM

Clark Pierce dilemma
The one with the lower # was the first memorial.

Emma S. Clark Pierce 132101362
Created by: Shawna Landers
Record added: Jun 30, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 132101362

Emma Clark Pierce 132135922
Created by: Cynthia Kenny
Record added: Jun 30, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 132135922

Added by Sue on Oct 18, 2016 5:20 PM

Emma Clark Pierce dilemma
I read the two notes you left for that other lady & I put the memorial # in search. The reason is...One is listed with Clark as the maiden name & Pierce as the last name & the other is listed as Clark Pierce as the last name. Not hyphenated. If you click on find the Clark Pierce's one in that cemetery off to the left, the other one comes up. Hope that helps.

Added by Sue on Oct 18, 2016 5:08 PM

Kat P. Scent
RE: Hattie Carr 8233689
not sure.. maybe. hattie was my great grandfather's house maid and live in girlfriend. if it is the same Hattie. he was a famous photographer. and i've beentold that she worked in the dark room doing some developing with him.
kathi freeman

Added by Kat P. Scent on Oct 16, 2016 1:29 PM

Cynthia Kenny
Emma Pierce
What is the memorial number that you have stated that I duplicated for Emma Pierce in New Liberty Cemetery? I will not delete my entry until I can find this memorial.

Added by Cynthia Kenny on Oct 11, 2016 5:22 AM


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