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historianne (#47121584)
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Bio Photo I enjoy locating "lost" cemeteries and doing complete surveys of them and other local cemeteries. I add as many photos as I possibly can as time permits or whenever I see a photo request. But first I add the person's name and dates so you know where your ancestor is buried. I tend to get involved in the people buried in the cemeteries and try to use my genealogy skills of over 30 years to link those buried to their loved ones. This is done to make it easier for researchers to locate family members.


I am happy to transfer your family and friends to you, as long as they aren't mine too. DO give me a REASON to transfer to you though! I AM A CARETAKER WHO IS ONLY WAITING FOR A FAMILY MEMBER TO CLAIM THEIR LOVED ONE. These graves belong to those who loved them, even if they never met in life.

Find a Grave does not require that I search the entire Find a Grave system globally, only the individual cemeteries in which I am adding to. Please do not move your Burial Unknown or a person from an incorrect cemetery into the correct cemetery based on the information you found from my memorial & then demand that I delete my "duplicate". It is not fair that I spend my time, my gas, my $, hunt down owners of the properties, bee stings, ticks, poison ivy, and even risk to my life (bull in the pasture, scary men, and electrified fence-no snakes so far) to photo gravestones only later to find that an armchair F-A-Ger has placed a name in either an incorrect cemetery or has a burial unknown, finds I have actually found-the-grave, moves theirs to the correct cemetery and then expects me to delete my entry. I WILL TRANSFER my submissions after the incorrect entry is deleted. This way we both get credit and the person who makes the incorrect entry still has a memorial they maintain. I feel this is more than fair. This is in accordance with FAG rules! I refer you to Find A Grave rules: "In regard to duplicates, a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location". Thanks for listening to my venting!

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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
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