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Deborah S (#47398351)
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Bio Photo Native of North Carolina.
I became interested in family history in May 2010 when my mother's sister passed away. All three sisters had passed within three years! It made me realize that the older generation was leaving and if I wanted to know more about our family, I better start asking questions! I got very interested in family history and discovered that I really enjoy visiting eastern NC cemeteries, taking pictures of headstones, and figuring out who the people were and if/how they were related to me. I focus on Martin County (my dad's family) and Wilson County (my mom's family).

I am a member of the DAR. John Jackson Morgan Sr of Nash County, NC is the first Revolutionary War patriot I have been able to prove my connection to.

This hobby (obsession?) has been a real blessing in many ways. The best part is meeting relatives I never knew I had, and becoming friends with some of the most wonderful people I've ever known.
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Macon Vaughan Deberry
He is my 4th cousin 3x removed. May I use his gravestone photo in my Family Tree? I will gladly give you credit! Thank you, Terry
Added by Terry on Jan 24, 2015 12:04 PM
Jenny Crosson Sparrow
James J. Owens #96194709
Thank you for seeking out his grave and letting me know it's location. I have updated his burial information.
Added by Jenny Crosson Sparrow on Jan 18, 2015 12:27 PM
John Respass
Hamilton cemetery Thanks for the pictures.

The graves you photographed are my grandfather, grandmother, father and aunts.


John Respass
Added by John Respass on Jan 16, 2015 8:37 PM
Johanan Beecham
Beacham / Beecham
Hello Deborah,

I see that you have listed my ancestors in information on this site. I would like to know if you are related or just like doing genealogy. Please let me know if you have any more information about the Beacham's

Thank you,
Johanan Beecham
Added by Johanan Beecham on Jan 11, 2015 4:41 PM
Lee Stern
IOU so much
Hi, I just realized we've messaged via Ancestry about the Martin family: Mahala, George, Ashley, Wheeler, etc. I wanted to thank you for all the photos you've added here. My husband and I scrambled like mad things to go get a photo of Ashley's marker, and found you'd gotten there first. Lee
Added by Lee Stern on Jan 02, 2015 3:59 PM
Joseph R. Hardison
Thank you very much.
Added by atf on Jan 02, 2015 6:48 AM
Margaret Bailey
RE: Gennie Lee Boykin Bissette
Hello Deborah, Thank you for your input. It was disturbing to me when I just happened to look at Aunt Gennie's Find A Grave website. I actually visited the site to post some photos of her and her family but was so disturbed when I saw those sibling's names, I didn't follow through! I understand the Find A Grave process and when I have a chance, I'll make the correction. I'm concerned about future incorrect postings to Find A Grave sites when there are no living relatives to correct the record. Then those incorrect posted records become a false record for that uninformed person or family that others may believe and perpetuate in the future. This is a flaw in the Find A Grave postings. There is nothing like perpetuating misinformation that can't be authenticated in the future! I appreciate your understanding my concerns in this frustrating unexpected event, especially during the holidays!!! Best Wishes! Margaret Boykin Bailey
Added by Margaret Bailey on Dec 31, 2014 9:25 PM
Margaret Bailey
Gennie Lee Boykin Bissette
The siblings connected to my Great Aunt Gennie Boykin Bissette on Find A Grave are incorrect! Gennie Lee Boykin Bissette buried in New Sandy Hill Church cemetery is the daughter of Woodson and Evaline Griffin Boykin. Her siblings are Arker, Thomas, William Woodson (my grandfather), Abijah, Garry, John H., and Albert. She was the only daughter. There were no half-siblings and no other marriages by her or her parents!!! Would you please remove the name you added to her Find-A-Grave site. They are not related to her. Gennie's paternal grandparents were Council and Blessing Flowers Boykin. Her maternal grandparents were: Abijah and Jensy Stott Griffin. All of these people were born and reared in the Wilson/Nash County area near Bailey and Sims, North Carolina. Check the Census Records! So was I!

Added by Margaret Bailey on Dec 30, 2014 7:41 PM
Dennis Holder
RE: Possible error in an entry.
Thank Deborah, HAve a safe trip back home.
Margaret address is for email is Thats the email she uses when she contacted me. I am assuming she works at University of NC at wilmingon, becasue of her address UNCW2EDU.COM

Again her email is

Added by Dennis Holder on Dec 30, 2014 5:08 PM
Dennis Holder
Possible error in an entry.
Hello Deborah
I receive an email from a lady name Margaret Bailey who wanted to know where i got all the links(siblings)for Gennie Le Boykin Bissette in Sandy Hills Cemetry in NC in Nash county. I told her other people linked her. She is under the impression that Gennie is an olny child where its probably a second or third marriage thing but please contact her and let ner know where you got the information from.

Thank you
Added by Dennis Holder on Dec 30, 2014 4:27 PM
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