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Dot Harcum (#46871931)
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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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Jayne McCandless
RE: Woodard Family Info
Ok, so this Nelly Woodard cannot be Henry's sibling?!?!?!
Added by Jayne McCandless on Oct 24, 2014 2:32 PM
Jayne McCandless
RE: Woodard Family Info
Hey Dot,
Not sure if you have an Ancestry Account but I found Nellie (Nelly) Woodard on the 1870 Census for North Carolina, Northampton County, Kirby Township.
She is listed on the Liverman Farm. (William Liverman age 61) On Page 7.
I'm related by Henry Thomas Woodard. Wife: Allison Virginia Brinkley.
There is also a Catherine Woodard listed after Nelly, no other Woodard,s listed, she is 15 years old.
Just FYI

Jayne :-)
Added by Jayne McCandless on Oct 24, 2014 2:20 PM
Jayne McCandless
Woodard Family Info
Hi Dot,
We'll I'm kinda lost with my search. I'm related to Samuel Littleberry Woodard. I believe his father was Samuel and his father Britton (Britain).
I was actually born in Virginia 1963, but only due to my father being in the military. But my "Woodard" relations last resided in Norfolk, Virginia and are laid to rest in the area.
Samuel Littleberry was born in Northampton County, North Carolina abt. 1866.
I have found the name spelt as Woodward also.
You seem to be able to stay on track where as I get confused with all the names yet they're all the same names.
I'm thinking Jesse B. Woodard (1st wife-Rebecca Cook, 2nd wife Elizabeth Sherrod Lassiter who he married in 1833) was?
And the Jesse Woodard who married Elizabeth Mann in 1834 is?
I'm at work so all this might not make sense and I'm trying to remember where in my search I was that day...?
Thank YoU again for all your work and devotion and caring to share it!

Added by Jayne McCandless on Oct 21, 2014 5:25 PM
George Seitz
RE: Edwin Chestine Worrell
Thank you.
Added by George Seitz on Oct 01, 2014 6:06 PM
George Seitz
RE: Edwin Chestine Worrell

I know that. I provided substantial resources that state otherwise. It is my judgment to use the date that these sources provide. If you have something that would confirm the marker is correct, present it.

G.H. Seitz
Added by George Seitz on Oct 01, 2014 3:45 PM
Jayne McCandless
Northampton County, N.C. (Woodard Family)
Dear Dot,
Thank YOU soooooo much for all your work! It is so very much appreciated. Your wonderful!!!
I live in California and probably will never get back there to see for myself and actually was on the wrong track thinking an ancestor was mine and he wasn't and your info totally clarified that for me! Thank YOU, again!

Jayne McCandless
Added by Jayne McCandless on Oct 01, 2014 9:43 AM
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state 1829. If you have something definite otherwise, I would consider it.

Added by George Seitz on Sep 29, 2014 1:09 PM
Alma Smith
Guy and Joy Fisher
Dot, thanks so much for the additional information on the Fishers. Even with our best efforts duplicates occur - no worries. Sometimes searches fall short.

I am hoping that the two contributors for Guy will combine their efforts with one complete memorial.

I have not seen information as to Foy's birth location and would appreciate that information when you have a chance - maybe it hasn't processed yet. I have corrected her name and burial location and requested link to the original memorial for Guy.

I also contacted "ricktec" and asked him to attach photos to Foy's memorial to replace the copies I attached today (will delete) so that he will be given proper credit - did use "courtesy of ricktec" but would prefer he attach.

I will be more than happy to transfer to you if you would like to manage this memorial.

Thanks for your contributions.

Alma S
Added by Alma Smith on Sep 08, 2014 2:16 PM
Steve Poole
RE: Annie & George Johnakin
You're welcome!
Added by Steve Poole on Aug 04, 2014 5:03 PM
RE: George W Johnakin
Portlock and Oak Grove look like one cemetery, but Portlock is separate and distinct in that it is on the National Register of Historical Places. It's the section of the property that represents the original Portlock Cemetery prior to the addition of Oak Grove.

To get to Portlock you enter the gate of Oak Grove and drive all the way to the end and take a right. Portlock is on the left. Everything else is Oak Grove.
Added by mlf on Aug 04, 2014 2:16 PM
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