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LSP (#46860931)
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Bio Photo I'm doing my best to connect family links (parents and children) to my kin (direct and collateral) and really appreciate all who have kindly added the connections for me. It opens up a world to many. I'm glad to add yours also. My family in VA, PA and MD were there so early, they're kind of connected to everyone there. That's why I feel a responsibility to connect and record data when I come across it.

If you're interested in the symbols found on gravestones, check out two good sites at and Neat informative sites. Are you a taphophile or tombstone tourist?

Check out Scotch-Irish Presbyterians From Ulster to Rockbridge, by Angela M. Ruley, 3 October 1993. Angela headed the Rockbridge Area Genealogy Society and wrote several impressive publications on Rockbridge Co. This well written article combines pretty much everything I've found and more.

A professional grave cleaning solutions recommended often is called Wet and Forget. I understand it's had wonderful results, as seen in some gravestone photos. It's a slow acting cleaner that improves with time and weather. Sometimes repeat sprayings are necessary but wow, the results I've seen are impressive. Shaving cream is very destructive I am told.

I welcome all additions, connections, corrections or changes and am open to transfers so please feel free to contact me on the specific site.

Photos:"...The copyright of all photos posted to Find A Grave remains with the original submitter. No use of photos (or material) for any other website or personal use is given without prior consent of the original submitter."

Please let me know if you catch my errors, I missed them. Mea maxima culpa

CONTACT ME FOR GENEALOGICAL HIRE for research, especially in VA/MD/PA, through any of my memorials.

Please send REQUESTS for CORRECTIONS, CHANGES OR TRANSFERS or discussions through the EDIT feature on the specific memorial (top right), that way I know the EXACT site.
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RE: John & Fannie Lyle, 77355507
I apologize that I gave the name of the wrong book. I left you a message with the name of the correct book.
Added by BKL on Feb 10, 2016 10:29 PM
John Lacy Lyle
I went to the library last week to find the book that John Lyle's photo was in, it is the "Rockbridge County, Virginia Heritage Book 1778-1997", published by Rockbridge Area Genealogical Society, 1997. The book is in the Genealogy Room at the Staunton Library.
Added by BKL on Feb 10, 2016 10:07 PM
Pat Allan
RE: Porteouses at St. Michael's
Thanks for adding these; I'll edit what I have from the Porteous database (I'm not related). Margaret PORTEOUS (1809-85, sister of Mary & Charles) was married to John McFarlane LITTLE (1804-71)- LITTLEs moved to England.
Added by Pat Allan on Feb 01, 2016 7:35 AM
Stephen Dippel
RE: Prouts at Mt Zion
You're welcome! Glad I could help. I've added the same picture to the memorial page for Frances McMillian, as you requested. Take care.
Added by Stephen Dippel on Jan 13, 2016 3:25 PM
Jenn O.
RE: John A Kerr, 123111553
I returned to Arlington today and retook the photo of the Kerr stone. There's now a photo showing the stone peeking out of the shrubs - it's about 2 feet or so from the front of the bushes to the front of the stone. I got in as close as possible and took a new image that better captures the dates.
Added by Jenn O. on Jan 09, 2016 9:11 AM
James & Rachel McCutchan
Thanks so much for adding obituaries for these memorials. That is very helpful. Thanks.

Added by LNM on Jan 08, 2016 5:15 PM
Jenn O.
RE: John A Kerr, 123111553
As indicated, this stone is encased by bushes on either side, which made taking any photo incredibly difficult. While the cemetery is generally well maintained, they do not keep these bushes cut back and some stones are impossible to get to. I'm happy to try again in the next few months to see if they've cut the bushes, and I won't be offended if you put in a new photo request to see if another volunteer can get a better photo. If someone else does, I would delete my image.
Added by Jenn O. on Jan 04, 2016 11:33 AM
Donna Sutphin Armentrout
re: John C Laird
Thank you for the information
I hope your feeling better
Happy 2016 to You and Yours :)
Added by Donna Sutphin Armentrout on Jan 01, 2016 7:48 PM
B.A. Odessa
Fannie Buchanan
Hi there, this section of the cemetery where Ms. Buchanan is buried is owned by the city. It's been years but from what I was told, the city kept a record of who was buried there but not necessarily of what plot they are at. Most of the burials there are grouped in family plots, so I tried to find at least a Buchanan family plot, but couldn't find one. Some of the family plots are severely damaged.

The number to the city office is 432-445-6838. I'll also see what I can find out.
Added by B.A. Odessa on Jan 01, 2016 4:14 PM
RE: Mary McPheeters Crawford, 23276992
It's the cemetery. I am unsure where they actually are buried. Yes, I have heard the cemetery is in need of repair as well.
Added by Lauriekate on Jan 01, 2016 3:27 PM
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