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deegraver (#47071483)
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Bio Photo So Many Ancestors....So Little Time..
I was born in N.C. a long time ago and have lived in VA. for quite some time.
I enjoy researching civil war soldiers and their families and live in the Heart of the Confederacy.
I enjoy painting with acrylics, especially Old Homeplaces..Beach Scenes..Old Depots, any OLD buildings and such!
I have been Following the Periwinkle in Henry County, VA. and surrounding areas for over 25 years and have enjoyed every minute. :O)
There are many soldiers in my virtual Confederate Cemetery here on Findagrave.
If I can help you with anything, please feel free to ask me.
If you want me to transfer a memorial Please Include Your Findagrave # and go to Edit and ask me there.
I want to thank all the people that have helped me with my research over the years.
Two are Laura Rust and Eugene Landreth who helped my Mom and I when we first started our quest in the 1980s.
The "stories" are what make our ancestors on findagrave come alive once more.
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To Forget Ones Ancestors Is To Be A Brook Without A Source, A Tree Without A Root.....
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Dear Ancestor,
YOUR TOMBSTONE STANDS AMONG THE REST
NEGLECTED AND ALONE
THE NAME AND DATE HAVE WORN OFF
THE WEATHERED MARBLE STONE
IT REACHES OUT TO ALL WHO CARE.
IT'S NOW TOO LATE TO MOURN
YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT I'D EXIST
YOU DIED....AND I WAS BORN
YET EACH OF US ARE CELLS OF YOU
IN FLESH, IN BLOOD, IN BONE.
OUR HEARTS CONTRACT AND BEAT A PULSE
ENTIRELY NOT OUR OWN
DEAR ANCESTOR, THE PLACE YOU FILLED
SOME HUNDRED YEARS AGO
SPREADS OUT AMONG THE ONES YOU LEFT
WHO WOULD HAVE LOVED YOU SO
I WONDER HOW YOU LIVED AND LOVED.
I WONDER IF YOU KNEW
THAT SOMEDAY I WOULD FIND THIS PLACE
AND COME TO VISIT YOU.....
Author - Anonymous
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Find A Grave gives us an "Unknown" choice for burials or cremations, etc. and if it's a known fact that these people are dead, and they will most likely never be officially linked to any particular burial place, they also have a right to be remembered and to be linked to their other family members.
I will gladly link those who have an unknown status.
That can easily be changed if they are proved to be in any particular place.
They were somebody too, and deserve to be remembered.
If you send me a request and I do not address it within a few days, please re-send!
If you re-send and still get no response, go ahead and list my memorial on here, because I'm probably dead. :)
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Goldeneagle
FYI
Hi,
I have come across an unusual fate of life. My mother is a Matthews and I have been digging in to my father's line. After several lines I found Mathews/Matthews in his family and so far they do not connect. Your find work has helped me with my father's family.

Many thanks for your Find A Grave work.

Best Regards,
Added by Goldeneagle on Oct 21, 2014 5:00 PM
SleepingDog
Mary Virginia Claybrook Glenn
Dee,

You had sent me an edit for her, and added a picture of the Glenn house to my entry also.

But I just noticed that you've also put another entry in for her, too.

Added by SleepingDog on Oct 21, 2014 9:20 AM
Jamie Holt
RE: William Anderson Carter?
How are you descended from Wince Carter? Great-Grandfather or Great-Great-Grandfather?
Added by Jamie Holt on Oct 20, 2014 2:56 PM
Bill King Knight
RE: Ennis Joyce
Glenn home was on Glenn Street.
Added by Bill King Knight on Oct 20, 2014 2:16 PM
Jerlean Pruitt
not Georgie Girl
Hello Deegraver,

I am not Georgie Girl. I am a direct descendant of Isham Johnson Miles and 2nd wife, Elizabeth Carter,dau of Joseph Carter and Judith Chastain. Judith Chastain was the dau of Pierre Chastain, Jr. He is the son of Dr. Pierre Chastain, Sr., the Huguenot Immigrant from France to the Virginia Colony on James River in 1700. If you go to
http://www.pierrechastain.com, you will discover a wealth of information. The Chastain lineage goes back to King Louis XIII where our ancestor was page to the King of France. Also, King William of England gave our ancestor, Dr. Pierre Chastain, Sr., a land grant of 1,154 acres of land for his service in the Anglican Church established in the Virginia Colony in the early 1700's.

This has been quite a find for me.
Added by Jerlean Pruitt on Oct 17, 2014 9:05 AM
Jerlean Pruitt
RE: Huguenots in Miles family
my grt gm Elizabeth Frances “Lizzie” Miles O’Dell (gp Charlie Odell’s mother) Find A Grave# 34927277



her father, Lawson H. Miles Find A Grave# 68257366 her mother, Eliza Jane Montgomery Miles Find A Grave# 68257387



his father, Edward H. Miles, Sr. Find A Grave#33393113 Edward’s wife, Mahalia Oxley Miles Find A Grave# 33393319



his father, Isham Johnson Miles Find A Grave#53874506 his 2nd wife Elizabeth Carter Miles Find A Grave# 53874609



her mother, Judith Chastain Carter Find A Grave# 102152368 her father, Joseph Carter II Find A Grave# 130895875



her father, Pierre Chastain, Jr. Find A Grave# 70987499 her mother Mildred Archer (or Allen) Find A Grave# 70987974



his father (the immigrant from France in 1700 to Virginia) Dr. Pierre “Peter” Chastain, Sr. Find A Grave# 20353590 his mother, (2nd wife) Anne Soblet Chastain Find A Grave# 46384965



The website that contains the biography of Pierre Chastain, Sr. is http://www.pierrechastain.com.

Added by Jerlean Pruitt on Oct 17, 2014 5:05 AM
Jerlean Pruitt
Huguenots in Miles family
Hello Deegraver,
Did you know that Isham Johnson Miles's 2nd wife, Elizabeth Carter, was the dau of Judith Chastain and Joseph Carter? Judith Chastain was the dau of Pierre Chastain, Jr. and Mildred Archer. He was the son of Dr.Pierre Chastain,Sr. a barber and a surgeon from France and his 2nd wife, Anne Soblet.
Dr. Pierre Chastain, Sr. immigrated from France to the VA colony on the James River. He was a Huguenot along with his family and friends. The house he built in the early 1700's is still standing today. If you go to
http://www.pierechastain.com you will find a wealth of information. If you want, you can email me at jpruitt3@triad.rr.com and I will send you a list of Find A Grave #'s to take you from Edward Miles to Dr. Pierre Chastain and our ancestor, his 2nd wife, Anne Soblet Chastain.
Jerlean O. Pruitt
Added by Jerlean Pruitt on Oct 16, 2014 6:18 PM
SleepingDog
Wyatt McKenzie
We have no idea whatever happened to him after he last came to NC around 1890. The one article said that he had been to many places--Georgia, Alabama, and Kentucky at least.

After that--nothing else has come up. I think the reason the family didn't seem to know anything about his being an "outlaw" is because his son (who was married to my grandfather's sister) was killed when the children were quite young, and their mother also had died of pneumonia. After that, they were all sent to orphanages.

I think even his descendants are all surprised to find this stuff out.

Wonder about this guy named "Rube" that he supposedly hung out with. Maybe there's a clue if someone could find more out about him.
Added by SleepingDog on Oct 16, 2014 5:27 PM
Diane Gravlee
RE: Oakwood Cem in Martinsville
Try this number for Anita...276-732-9706. Also, I believe the cemetery burials may be online at www.oakwoodcemeterymartinsville.com, which would give you a plot (confirmation as well). Try these to help. Diane
Added by Diane Gravlee on Oct 11, 2014 8:27 AM
Cindy Oliphant
James Roach Sr. house
We are very interested to see if you are related to James Roach. His great granddaughter and I visited his grave a few days ago and we cannot interpret the inscription either. I did photograph it. Bob at the Rockingham Historical society told us the house was torn down about 15 years ago. Thanks,
Cindy
Added by Cindy Oliphant on Oct 10, 2014 9:15 AM
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