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Dawn Stewart (#46839075)
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Bio Photo Please visit my new website, Peninsula Genealogy, if you have ties to the Hampton Roads area. I'm documenting obituaries, marriage, birth and death records there, and linking all obits back to findagrave so people can see additional info on their loved ones.

I have been doing my genealogy for over 13 years now. I started visiting the local cemeteries in my area looking for my relatives. By doing that, I realized how much I like to go there and how I enjoy helping others find their relatives. I am willing to do cemetery lookups in my area (Hampton, VA), so email me if need some help. Will also look up obituaries at our local library. I just love to do research!

I am currently transcribing and posting pics of cemeteries around Hampton VA. I have completed most of the smaller cemeteries (less than 1000 graves) and a few larger ones. I'm hoping by doing all this, it will make it easier for many people to find their loved ones.

My maternal grandfathers family was from MA (Mackay, Martin, McGlew, Traill)

My maternal grandmothers family was from VA, NC and PA (Gildner, Broadstreet, May, Bridgland, Smith, Arnold).

My paternal grandfathers family was from WY, NE, WI and SD (Allman, Caddy, Simons, Carberry, Rogers, Stuart)

My paternal grandmothers family was from CA, Washington, DC and OH. (Ehrmantraut, White, Gerhold, Dolph).

My husbands family is from NC and SC. (Orr, Malone, Boone, Clement, Mckay, Stewart, Vaughan Garrett, Hatchell).
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Sue Hale Sheppard
Henry Schaffer #21372834
Thank you for accepting the edits for the memorials of Henry Schaffer #21372834 and his wife, Mattie.

I would be pleased if you would go to my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on May 31, 2016 11:20 AM
Beverly Witt Sheehan
Albert Eugene Witt memorial
I recently found the Find A Grave memorial for my uncle, Albert Eugene Witt who was buried 5 September 2002 in Riverton, Fremont, Wyoming. It lists his brothers and sister, but did not list my father, Clarence Leroy Witt (1925-2006).
Can you add him, or tell me how I can add him?
Bev Witt Sheehan -
Added by Beverly Witt Sheehan on May 30, 2016 8:21 AM
sissy taylor
Would you please add the following to Beatrice's Memorial...Born: May5,1919..died Jan.7,1955
Attach her to her father Oscar David Lawhorne
Haven't found her mother's yet.Working on siblings also.

Added by sissy taylor on Apr 30, 2016 2:42 PM
Warren McNamara
Hi Dawn
I was wondering if the Warren McNamara grave you have is the same Warren McNamara that was a lawyer to Robert McKinney who was featured on Unsolved Mysteries? I'm trying to update the UM Website so I was just wondering if that is the correct Warren MCNamara then do You have Robert McKinney's grave? Much Appreciated
Added by BeccaBoo on Apr 28, 2016 4:34 PM
RE: Pleasant Cemetery
Thanks so much for the additional information.
Added by jonton on Apr 27, 2016 1:26 PM
Pleasant Cemetery
Just wanted to pass along some info.

I recently got a message from someone about burials at this cemetery. They said the area was being cleared for development when the headstones were "found." She sent me some photos of stones for Curley & his wife Sadie, Richard, Sherman, James Pleasant(s) because she thought they might be my relatives since I have ancestors with that surname in Virginia - they are not.

I looked up death records for all of them on Ancestry dot com - they were brothers. The cemetery name on all of their death records is "Phillips" instead of Pleasant and the funeral home that interred them was Smith Bros.

Added by jonton on Apr 20, 2016 2:14 PM
Doug Williams
Lancaster Cem Craven Co NC
Dawn, curious as to exactly where John Hartage found and photographed the Lancaster Cemetery in Vanceboro Craven Co NC that you have a couple memorials in. I recently found a Lancaster Cemetery in Vanceboro at the corner of Maul Swamp Road and SR43 with the other 3 burials that are listed with your 2 but your 2 are not among the ones that I found. Must be 2 Lancaster Cemeteries in Vanceboro. In the interest of accuracy I would like to create another one, add my new photos and put all 5 where they belong. Hope you will be able to help me out in this. Doug
Added by Doug Williams on Feb 29, 2016 1:14 PM
Roberts Girl
Alice Smith #45704389
I'm hoping you can help me with information on Alice Smith. I put in a photo request for her grave marker, but was told it could not be found. Do you remember if this memorial was added from a visit to the cemetery or from cemetery transcripts? I'd love to be able to discover the exact location of her grave.

I believe this may be Alice, daughter of Ezra M. and Martha Johnson Smith. According to family, our Alice was born Feb. 3, 1861 in Jasper County, Iowa, and died Sept. 26, 1863 most likely also in Jasper County, as that is where census records place her parents. In the 1860 census, they were living with Daniel, Elizabeth and Steven Johnson assumed to be family to Martha. I'd love to confirm this is our Alice Smith. I'd also love to uncover more information on Ezra and Martha. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!
Added by Roberts Girl on Oct 04, 2015 7:11 PM
Gale Harvell
Hello Dawn, Found some dates for Jane Elizabeth Owen, through family records. 80 years old Born- Feb 13,1835 Born in Hampton, Virginia. Her death date is Aug.6, 1915. Father was Charles Davis Cake and was from Matthews County,Virginia. Her mother was Rebecca Brown Cake. There was a son Walter Earnest Owen. when you get chance could you add to her memorial? Buried in St Johns, Hampton. Thanks Gale H.
Added by Gale Harvell on Sep 19, 2015 10:09 AM
Anne S.
Thomas Johnston & Mary Baer
Daughter, Dorothy C Johnson married Donald Guy Shifler. Donald Shifler was born in Maryland on
Sept 7 1924, however he died Apr 21, 1994 in
Newport News, Virginia. I have his whole famiiy in
Maryland, but cannot locate where he is buried.
Can yu help me?
Anne S. from Pt. Pleasant, NJ
Added by Anne S. on Aug 25, 2015 10:34 AM
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