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Deborah S (#47398351)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 15 days
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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.

When contacting me about a memorial or photo I have added, PLEASE INCLUDE THE MEMORIAL NUMBER.
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Andrea Kreeger Waters
RE: John and Alice Lolene (Kreeger) Fortson
The photos you took are appreciated and it would be great if you can take another photo. They looked like they needed a little cleaning!

Added by Andrea Kreeger Waters on Jul 25, 2016 7:25 AM
Andrea Kreeger Waters
John and Alice Lolene (Kreeger) Fortson
Hi Deborah,

Thanks so much for the photos of their grave markers and creating the memorial for Lolene and transferring her to me! These folks are distantly related to me. I too have become 'obsessed' with family history and your thoughtfulness has been a double blessing to me in that I did not know her death date and to have photos of their markers is great.


Added by Andrea Kreeger Waters on Jul 24, 2016 7:41 AM
Garland Lucas
Lucille Winstead
Thanks again Deborah. You're the best I've ever seen at taking these pictures. Sometimes mine are oversized when I try to upload them to Ancestry.
Added by Garland Lucas on Jul 18, 2016 6:31 PM
Cheryl & Richard Justice
RE: Maplewood Cemetery
Hi again Deborah,

Thank you for the photo of Delia Deans Flowers #130191909. I think it is wonderful that Find-A-Grave has been able to have a listing of many different cemeteries where you are able to get photos of the headstones. There are so many small family cemeteries that were on family farms, and those graves will probably never be found which is a shame. We have found a couple of our family members that were buried with a wooden cross. There is very little left of them, but we were lucky and was able to get photos of some of them. Thats another problem with many of the headstones the weather and the elements are causing many to disappear. My husband and I are grateful for the many volunteers like you who take their time out of their busy days to go and get the headstone photos. At least now with Find-A-Grave growning with more people who care enough to remember our lost loved ones, and hopefully will not forget them. Again thank you for all your hard work, and sorry for the long letter.

Cheryl and Richard Justice
Added by Cheryl & Richard Justice on Jul 17, 2016 6:48 PM
Cheryl & Richard Justice
RE: Maplewood Cemetery
Hi Deborah,

Thank you for the photo of Cornelius Jordan Deans #130191635. We appreicate you taking the time to go and get the photo of the headstone. We also wanted to thank you for all of the other photos you have taken for us, it really means a lot to us since my husband is disabled and he is not able to go to these cemeteries to take the photos. God Bless.

Cheryl and Richard
Added by Cheryl & Richard Justice on Jul 17, 2016 10:55 AM
RFB Jenkins

Thank you for the very nice photos and for correcting William's place of rest.

I really appreciate your kindness.

Added by RFB Jenkins on Jul 13, 2016 10:02 AM
William Mercer
RE: Bruce Sidney Bunn Coleman
Okay you can contact me any time you like and I hope I can help you.
Added by William Mercer on Jul 11, 2016 7:09 AM
RD Hall
SSGT Samuel L. Andrews
Deborah, thank you for your kind act of the transfer of SSGT Andrews to me. I will attempt to improve upon your fine gwork as I continue my search for his family. We have a story to tell. Thanks again.
Added by RD Hall on Jul 10, 2016 10:22 PM
John Johnson
RE: Thomas Skinner
Thank you for your kind response. I'm not kin to this Thomas Howard Skinner. Someone at had included Thomas Howard Skinner as a son of Jesse L. Skinner. I'm a Jesse L Skinner researcher. I was just trying to correct the error.
Added by John Johnson on Jul 09, 2016 8:44 PM
William Mercer
Bruce Sidney Bunn Coleman
I noticed that you took pictures of some of the Coleman family tombstones in Wilson,NC. One of them was Bruce Bunn Coleman: my Great Grandmother. If you would like more information, you can contact me. I have lots of pictures and I have tracked pretty far back into her ancestry.

Find A Grave Memorial# 82078091
Added by William Mercer on Jul 09, 2016 4:55 PM
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