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Robert C. Peurifoy (#46928811)
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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 30,000 graves but only about 17,500+ listed. I've done more than 4,000 of those. Much of my family is buried there. I am also focusing on Salisbury National Cemetery Annex.
I'm not about numbers. For seven years I cared for my elderly mother who had Alzheimer's. She wanted to go out but I could not trust a Mall or other public places, so we went to cemeteries where I took pictures. During the evenings, when I could not leave the house, I would upload the pictures to my computer and fill out spreadsheets. Since her passing two years ago I am not as active and have given a lot of time to upload my backlog of pictures, which I have reduced from over 4,000 to about 1,000. It's time consuming as I edit ever picture I upload. I am not related to most of my memorials.


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.

Friends, you are invited to visit the memorial page for our son
Nathan Peurifoy He died unexpectedly in October 2014 at age 26 from a diabetic coma. In six months I lost my mother and my son.
Thank you all for your prayers, friendship and care. It is appreciated. You are also 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.

Proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders.

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James Earp
RE: Earp Family
My Great Grand Uncle William Earp's son died in Buncombe,NC. His name is Willis Grover Earp. He died in 1992.
Added by James Earp on Sep 23, 2016 5:04 AM
James Earp
RE: Earp Family
My Great Grandfather had a brother William Lloyd Earp buried up on top a hill at a Baptist church. I went there last year to clean his headstone off.
Added by James Earp on Sep 20, 2016 6:21 PM
Jerry E. Hall, age 71, of Indian Trail, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on September 3, 2016. He was born in Macon, GA on December 4, 1944, the son of the late Wilmer Oland and Rosa Belle Hall. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Edwards and his son, Stephen Hall.
Added by honeybun on Sep 20, 2016 12:59 PM
Beverly Lanning Poole
RE: Salisbury National Cemeteries

The errors continue to abound in the Salisbury National Cemeteries. I periodically scout the older cemetery records and compare them with the national VA registry but I haven't done that in a while. I don't know how to solve the problem.

Even though the historic cemetery is closed except for spouses, folks still create memorials there. I guess those of us who are interested in maintaining the accuracy of the records will have a never-ending job. Thanks for your diligence and your hard work in this regard.

All the best,
Added by Beverly Lanning Poole on Sep 19, 2016 5:43 AM
Mary Danford
Pauline N. Phillippi
Please correct the death date. 28 Sept 2002. Thank You! Mary
Added by Mary Danford on Sep 18, 2016 8:49 AM
James Earp
RE: Earp Family
Definitely glad the work you have done on FG. Helped me find my Great Grandfather George Earp's father John! If you wouldn't mind Transferring the Earp's that would be great! Thanks again for your hard work! On my vacations I have been trying to go back to different areas where my family is from! Researching ancestry and FG can be time consuming! I surely go to the local courthouses in Carolina and try to look through record to connect more family!
Added by James Earp on Sep 17, 2016 9:21 AM
James Earp
RE: Earp Family
My Great Great Grandfather is John Earp and other Earp's you have are my cousins.
Added by James Earp on Sep 17, 2016 9:14 AM
RE: Sartin grave photos
Yes, of course. I couldn't help but notice them! I did wonder about those, so thanks for sharing the story.
Added by ShaRon on Sep 10, 2016 4:24 AM
RE: Sartin grave photos
I was happy to be able to be of assistance by providing the photos.
Added by ShaRon on Sep 09, 2016 2:21 PM
James Graff et al
Thank you for the photo and information for Capt. Graff. I have made a link to his Arlington cenotaph, and requested on to be made from that side as well.

And thank you for the edits and photos for some of the others as well.

I very much appreciate your help!

Added by Sidney on Sep 09, 2016 7:41 AM
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