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Dot Harcum (#46871931)
 member for 8 years, 11 months, 10 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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SuEllen Askew
Anna Lewter
Mr. Lewter was listed on the "Hertford Academy Cemetery (in town)site but not his wife. I added Mrs. Lewter at the request of their granddaughter. The cemetery is duplicated and it is almost impossible to remove one once it is on the Find A Grave site.
Added by SuEllen Askew on Sep 20, 2015 5:02 PM
Just Plain Nosy
RE: Christine Purvis Ratley
Added by Just Plain Nosy on Aug 12, 2015 2:28 PM
D. Hill
Hi cousin, Mt Mother was uncle Millard's sister. Her name was Mrs. John J. Hill. Thank you for the update on Doris's memorial.
Bill Hill
Added by BILL HILL on Jul 14, 2015 2:41 PM
Remembering the Forgotten
RE: Burgess Cemetery (Conway NC)
Yes that is very helpful. Thank you so very much. Enjoy your weekend.
Added by Remembering the Forgotten on Jun 27, 2015 7:07 AM
Remembering the Forgotten
Burgess Cemetery (Conway NC)
Hello Dot!

Could you please tell me where the Burgess Family Cemetery is that you documented? There is no location listed. I have distant cousins buried there and would like to visit. Thanks so much.

Teresa Burgess Gibbs
Added by Remembering the Forgotten on Jun 26, 2015 4:31 PM
t.d. rives
RE: Gladys Stallings Woodard
you are quite welcome-
I grew up with alvin a woodard's children here in enfield so I'm happy I could help with your search-
Added by t.d. rives on May 12, 2015 5:57 PM
The Ancestor Hunter
Forbes changes
Dot, Thanks for your follow up message. I believe you sent multiple edit requests for Eva Forbes.

I posted the heart of things in Eva's bio referring to you as the source. I may have declined something and asked for more info on the other items. FYI, I also added today's info to Eva's bio.

Often, I get well intended edit requests and when I ask for supporting info, I am told something to the effect that I was just guessing or I don't have anything or don't know the source of the things. My goal is to provide findagrave viewers the most accurate information that I can.

I now know that you are an informed researcher. Please send me a request via the memorial and I will make the needed adjustments.

FYI, one of my areas of focus is the NC Forbes going back to James Forbes. Thus far while I have gone back on Eva's husband's line 4 generations to John (d. 1852-54) & Mary (Dunton) Forbes I have not made his connection to James Forbes 1657-1726,
Find A Grave Memorial# 15203686

Thank you.

Added by The Ancestor Hunter on Apr 15, 2015 4:37 PM
Wynn Herbert
RE: Robert Bryant # 99532573
Looks great Dot. Thank you for all your efforts on FindAGrave.
Added by Wynn Herbert on Apr 12, 2015 1:11 PM
Wynn Herbert
Sarah E Brown Bryant
Her NC Death Certificate indicates she died in Rich Square instead of Potecasi, NC. In 1930 Census she and Her husband are living with their daughter Caddie at her hotel in Rich Square. She probably died at her daughter's place.

Wynn Herbert
Added by Wynn Herbert on Apr 12, 2015 12:51 PM
Wynn Herbert
Robert Bryant Bio
Hello Dot

The information about Robert Bryant's parents needs to be corrected.The information on his death certificate is an error. His father was Joseph H Bryant, abt 1831 to 1863 but his mother was Margarett Jones. All spellings that I have seen of her first name have two t's. She remarried Augustus McDaniel about 1864. She is buried in Eagletown in Augustus McDaniel Cemetery.

Wynn Herbert
Added by Wynn Herbert on Apr 11, 2015 1:55 PM
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