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Del Groves (#47084264)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo Research of my families encompasses a wide-ranging list of surnames and locales. My primary focus is (paternal) Fortney, Groves & Summers and (maternal) Armstrong, Boylen & Fawley all of whom eventually ended-up in West Virginia including those who migrated early-on from Maryland, Pennsylvania & (old) Virginia.

The majority of memorials I have created are of my relatives. However, I have created some memorials for unrelated folks whose headstones I just happened to photograph while visiting a particular cemetery. If I have created a memorial that you'd like transferred to you, please send a note via normal channels under the 'Edit' tab of the memorial with a comment stating your relationship to that person.

Headstone Photos: permission is hereby given to relatives to use my headstone photos for their personal use. You can right click on a photo and select to Save to your computer.

If you are or think you are related to me, please contact me by email and/or visit my website.
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Lisa Carper-Stott
RE: McClain Cemetery, Roane Co WV
I believe that today there was a McLain family reunion at the Aplin Church in Jackson County. I didn't see the signs till tonight.
Added by Lisa Carper-Stott on Jun 25, 2016 9:44 PM
David Taylor
McClain Cemetery
My wife and I were at the cemetery 3 years ago, and I photographed the entire cemetery, but so far I can't locate the photographs. We possibly will be in the area this August and I will try and photograph it again.
Added by David Taylor on Jun 25, 2016 7:06 AM
Lisa Carper-Stott
RE: McClain Cemetery, Roane Co WV
I don't live in the area. However, I go down there all the time and if I get over that way I'll put it on my list of places to try and find.
Added by Lisa Carper-Stott on Jun 19, 2016 12:19 PM
Lisa Carper-Stott
RE: McClain Cemetery, Roane Co WV
There are no more info on the location.
1/4 mile or so on Slab Fork off of Rush Creek Road on former Creed McClain farm. WVDOT has County road maps and they sometimes show cemeteries on them. I know it's online. You might check there first. Information was provided by Emeline McClain Carpenter and was submitted by Eleanor Meadows Stotts.
I am going to go ahead and add this complete listing to Findagrave for you. It's small.
Additional info from WPA reading 1938: Earliest stone dated 1905. Stones showing dates before establishment which I think is 1905 were removals from nearby Summers Cemetery. Marked Graves 6, unmarked 2.
The 2 unmarked are Justine Zinn and Viola Zinn Daughters of Odie.
Added by Lisa Carper-Stott on Jun 17, 2016 3:35 PM
Lisa Carper-Stott
RE: McClain Cemetery, Roane Co WV

I do have that book. I find they are great books. Very few mistakes. I don't know exactly where that cemetery is located and have never been there. I have the info in the book and can send you this info if you tell me who.
I can also dig around for a photo possibly.
Added by Lisa Carper-Stott on Jun 17, 2016 10:15 AM
Judie Latshaw Huff
Mary Summers
Thank you for the info I've updated Fay and Mary memorials. I'm not related so if you want the memorials please make the request through proper channels. I also can send you copies of the marker photos if you would like them.

Added by Judie Latshaw Huff on Jun 04, 2016 5:19 AM
Will Templeton
RE: George W Summers #105913937
Sorry, but I am no help. George W Summers died at 3 months and his mother was a Cockrell, who is my line.

Thanks for all the work you are doing on genealogy.

Added by Will Templeton on Jun 03, 2016 8:45 PM
David A Swiger
RE: Shreve Family Cemetery
Harmon's brother Walter S Shreves was my great-grandfather.

I don't know anything about the Shreve Cemetery. Sorry.
Added by David A Swiger on Jun 03, 2016 8:39 AM
Erv & Patty Hudson
Samuel Summers #107231229
Hi Del

I have transferred Samuel Summers to you since he is a relative of yours. Would you also like to have the memorial for his wife, Flora, #107231539 ? I am not related to either of them.

Patty Hudson - member #47932711
Added by Erv & Patty Hudson on May 31, 2016 10:41 AM
Marilyn Washburn Boyles
RE: Rebecca Ann Jenkins Steele
Thank you. I see you do have the book by Donley Steele. My husband is a direct descendant of Moses Hamilton Steele through his daughter Bessie Lou, who was his grandmother. Thank you for sharing the link.
Added by Marilyn Washburn Boyles on May 15, 2016 4:30 PM
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