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Robert C. Peurifoy (#46928811)
 member for 7 years, 1 month, 12 days
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Friends, do to personal issues, I have backed off from Find A Grave. After 7 years am just tired and want to spend more time on my personal family tree. Will keep up with edits (and bless those who send them), and work steadily to add the more than 3,000 photo's I'm behind with. But I'm finding it harder to do complicated edits. They are being put aside. I know or are related to less than 5% of the memorials I have created. Am trying to get the information from these memorials included in my Family tree.
Thank you for your help. I'll be back.

The life of a person is more than the dash between two dates. It is my hope that the memorials which I create or manage can make the individuals life fuller, even if just linking to family members or adding a few tidbits of information. Researching and including other family information makes them more than graves, they are people. Suggestions are welcome but please submit them using the edit button at the upper right corner of each memorial.
Even when transcribing cemeteries I work hard to link other family members.
I live in the northwestern mountains of North Carolina and have work primarily in cemeteries there. My current focus is Carolina Memorial Park in Concord, North Carolina. There are 28,000 graves but only about 9,000 listed. I've done more than 4,000 of those. Much of my family is buried there.


My family can be traced back 46 generations to County Leichester, England. The family is English/Norman. They came to England with William after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The photo above is my ancestor, Sir Nicholas Purefoy, buried in The Church of St. Michael and all Angels in Fenny Drayton, Co. Leicestershire, England. The spelling of my name is the most rare of the three family groups: Purefoy, Purifoy and Peurifoy. The early Purefoys were in Jamestown, VA long before the Hugonaut movement.
On my paternal side I am interested in the Peurifoy, Purifoy, Purefoy, Scott and Suther families.
For my maternal side are Statons, Stiller's,and Moores (from Stanly Co, NC).
My wife is from the Byrd and Carr families of Duplin County, NC.
You are invited to visit the memorials of my grandmother Lillian Scott Peurifoy, my mother
Hazel Staton Peurifoy
and Father Robert Eugene Peurifoy.

Photos of graves are free to use. However, personal photos of individuals are copyrighted by this writer and can only be used on other sites by written request via email (not "public messages on my personal page) and acknowledgement of original owner of the photograph.

Thanks to all who help with my typo, mistakes and incorrect links. I could not accomplish this without your help.

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Suzannah McCuen
RE: Cherry Hospital
It is my understanding that there are at least two, likely three, burial areas and that only one is marked. I've not been there but have listed the graves based on death certificates that begin around 1913. Therefore there are some 30 years of burials (1883 to 1912) unaccounted for. I have been told there is no complete burial listing at the hospital but find that difficult to believe. One Find A Grave member stopped by and photographed a few and she's posted those. Her comments to me were that the area is not kept up and that brambles and weeds made the marked graves difficult to find and to photograph. I don't know if the situation has changed in the last year. I hope to get down that way and see for myself in the coming year. Any assistance you can provide in documenting the burials there would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for asking.
Added by Suzannah McCuen on Sep 18, 2014 5:12 AM
Thank you so much for the transfers!
Added by Helen on Sep 15, 2014 8:29 PM
Molly Brown
Robert, thank you very much for doing these edits. Good luck in your research. Molly
Added by Molly Brown on Sep 12, 2014 6:11 PM
Susan I. Grills
RE: Photo's
Wow, 304! Once you get them onto the memorials, the % of graves photographed should go way up!
Added by Susan I. Grills on Sep 08, 2014 8:09 PM
RE: My brother
Thank you Robert. I grew up in Colllingswood, NJ but my brothers lived in Camden, NJ.
Added by Pat on Sep 06, 2014 8:22 PM
My brother
Will you please visit my brother's grave and take a pic of the grave marker. I know I asked you to delete it before but I can't get my family to take a pic and I would like it posted again. Thank you.

His name is Charles H. Sweeeney
He's at Salisbury Cemetery.
Thank you so much.
Pat Cohen.
Added by Pat on Sep 06, 2014 7:51 AM
Mattie Sconyers Helms
I am related on the Helms side of this family. So good to make this connection.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2014 8:48 PM
Helms Peurifoy
Thank you so much for this grave photo. It means a lot to the family living away. Take care.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2014 8:41 PM
Ok changed the burial location to UnKnown hope that is what you are asking. Let me know if that will do. My purpose of the burial place was to show the children of my family,s (location) and yes it turned out to be named that way, I really didn't know wht (unknown)would do if I checked it and how it would reflect so I chose a name, but it is a actual place to where they were buried just no body except my mother knows about it now. She mentioned that my grandfather buried them in the back yard of the home they were living in on Depot Street At that time on a red clay hill as to were the home is now or that hill we don't know but she showed me a area that she said (she thought ) was it. So to keep the location known to folks I named it (Home on depot Street) just my thinking I guess ,but thanks for the insight and concern just wondering as to why you were looking at the members of my family or the place I named. (?)
Added by Farrington/Kluttz/KinFolk on Aug 24, 2014 5:19 PM
sherri schaefer bagby
Thank you for creating and processing updates for Brock family memorials !

Added by sherri schaefer bagby on Aug 23, 2014 8:22 PM
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