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Dot Harcum (#46871931)
 member for 10 years, 1 month, 15 days
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Bio Photo Although I've been a member of Find A Grave for more than 5 years, its been just recently that I've contributed to the site or done any research from cemeteries listed on the site of mine and my husband's families.

I was born in Northampton Co., NC at the farm of my maternal grandparents, Millard Eugene "Genie" Bridgers and Virgie Janeva Draper Bridgers on what is now the dirt portion of Bridgers Rd. My parents moved to Portsmouth, VA in the early 1940's and I lived there until my marriage. Currently I live in Yorktown, VA.

Shortly after I began researching my ancestors in 1998, I tried (in vain) to locate the graves of my paternal great grandparents, Enos Johnson & Frances Lavenia Baugham Johnson. I knew the burial location for the other 3 sets of great grandparents (and a few further back grandparents) and really wanted to find the Johnson's burial location.

After searching many of the family cemeteries in Northampton Co., NC, I realized there was a wealth of knowledge from grave markers that probably would not be available to researchers in years to come due to elements, abandonment of sites and family members' knowledge. So, I began visiting the sites armed with tools, notebooks and pencils, tape recorders, bug spray, blaze orange vest, water, paper towels, trash bags, etc, copying the info from the grave markers. Sure wish I'd taken pictures of all of them!!!

After a 12 year period of "graving", I decided it was time to share my info with others and donated a 4 volume set of my cemetery books to the library and to the museum in Jackson, Northampton Co., NC. The set contains over 300 family, church and town cemeteries indexed alphabetically by names of roads in Northampton Co., NC, with a few cemeteries from adjoining Hertford Co., NC, as some of "my families" were buried there.

Just recently (2012), I began submitting info on the Find A Grave site and hope to continue submitting more info in the future.

*** Jan 2014

Have revisited some of the cemeteries from which I recorded info, as indicated above. I have added photos of some of the headstones as well as pictures of individuals for some of the memorials I created as well as pics of stones and individuals to many memorials others created.

Actively involved with this site and hoping to continue sharing many of the over 300 cemeteries from which I recorded info from grave markers.
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Margaret Gagliardi
RE: Billy Gene Bolton
Thanks for the kind words Dot! Find A Grave is such a wonderful site and I hope my small contributions will help others find their families.
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Dec 03, 2016 4:47 PM
Margaret Gagliardi
RE: LillianBolton Ricks #136425793
All done. Thanks
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Nov 03, 2016 8:56 AM
Re: Nell Daughtrey Story #110844690
Hi Dot - All of your requested updates via edit request tab, and Find A Grave email/post have now been completed. Please look over the memorial and let me know if there are any other inconsistencies or updates needed. As always, thank you for catching any issues in order to keep these memorials accurate. - Tammy
Added by Tammy on Nov 01, 2016 2:01 PM
Janet Hickman
Carson Kearns
I checked ancestry and could not find his name anywhere except my findagrave memorial. What proof do you have about the B. instead of P?
Added by Janet Hickman on Oct 22, 2016 3:24 PM
Duplicate Memorial
I can't remember why I made that memorial. I will certainly delete mine. Thank you for all your work on this site!
Added by SuzanneTF on Sep 27, 2016 8:20 AM
Linda Cancilla
Ethel Futrell
Thanks, Dot, on the info on the duplicate memorial. I deleted mine and added the photos to Dottie's. Then I sent her an email also with the correct cemetery.

Added by Linda Cancilla on Sep 21, 2016 12:37 PM
Kelly O
RE: Horace Cleveland Futrell Jr
Dot, I did not add any of the bio information for Horace Futrell. I simply started the file by adding his name and photo after photographing a cemetery. JoAnn is a contributing member, and she added all the info you see there. She is an avid genealogist in the Virginia Beach area, so I ask that you send this information to her for correction.
Added by Kelly O on Sep 21, 2016 12:23 PM
Cemeteries in Northampton Co.
I'm hoping you can help me locate some cemeteries in Northampton. I have several death certificates, mainly of Africa-Americans, that only state the burial as "one mile outside of Jackson" or "one mile from town". All of the deaths occurred in Jackson. Also, I have one that lists "Garris Burying Grounds", the death occurred in Pleasant Hill Township. And the last one gives burial at Co. Home. She was living at County Home for Aged and Infirm at the time of her death. Any idea as to possible cemeteries, or where I'm might search? Thanks, Joni
Added by Joni on Aug 28, 2016 12:07 PM
Stacy Ann Williams Heslop
Nora Bell Jenkins (93948794)
Hello Dot!

Well, I am not sure, but I have put it as both to aid in searches, just in case it is her maiden name.

Thank you for contacting me!
Stacy Ann Williams Heslop
Added by Stacy Ann Williams Heslop on Jun 23, 2016 4:21 PM
Steve Poole
RE: Alton W Parker
Sorry, no.
Added by Steve Poole on May 18, 2016 8:49 AM
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