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Robert C. Peurifoy (#46928811)
 member for 7 years, 1 month, 22 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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Bob Birmingham
RE: Lupton Graves
I will upload the photos for Ruby's memorial this weekend. We dive out of Morehead often and the Purifoys at Olympus are very good friends.

Live Oak and the Purifoy Farm are just a short distance from our home.

Added by Bob Birmingham on Oct 01, 2014 7:26 PM
Record Keeper
Thank you for doing the edits. I did not know your Mother had passed away. I am sorry. Didn't you tell me she had been in a residence in King? My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Added by Record Keeper on Sep 30, 2014 7:30 PM
Bob Birmingham
RE: Lupton Photo's
Glad to help. I have photos of both stones if you intend to correct the burial location for the wife.

Added by Bob Birmingham on Sep 30, 2014 7:20 PM
Record Keeper
I sent you edits for Fabius Haywood. If you read the biographies on the Wake County sites for this family, it appears that Fabius III died young as they refer to William as being the only surviving son and had the first grandchild. When in fact, Fabuis III outlived William and had children before William. Another curiosity is that Fabius II and Fabius IV (buried at Oakwood in Concord) both married women named Nancy Grimes. What are your thoughts.
Added by Record Keeper on Sep 28, 2014 9:43 AM
Susan I. Grills
Carolina Memorial Park
When I was there in mid-August, they were taking up old flowers. I don't know how often they do it, but maybe that gives you an idea of when they will again. When I was there on Sept. 19, there seemed to be fire ant hills everywhere! I was wearing sandals and had to be very careful. Also many graves nearly obscured under grass. I think the maintenance people need to spend time clearing the grass from graves and killing the ants!
Added by Susan I. Grills on Sep 24, 2014 2:36 PM
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
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