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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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Steve Poole
RE: Annie & George Johnakin
You're welcome!
Added by Steve Poole on Aug 04, 2014 5:03 PM
MLF
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
Donna James
Management of Jimmie Garris' Memorial
Please transfer the management of my father's page to me.

I will look through the other family to see which one's you have.

Thank you,

Donna
Added by Donna James on Jul 22, 2014 10:54 AM
Michella Perdue Sturtevant
Joan Marie Draper Hurt
Thank you so much for adding her info! In 1995 Joan married my father, Harry Lee Perdue, I was 12-13 years old at the time. They were only married a couple of years but she was a wonderful step mother to me and my memories of her are very precious to me! I lost touch with her thru the years and heard she had passed away, and have always wondered where she was laid to rest.
Added by Michella Perdue Sturtevan... on Jul 11, 2014 11:47 PM
John Beach
Cornelius Bridgers cemetery
Thanks so much for adding this family cemetery. Had no idea my great great grandparents had a cemetery there.
Added by John Beach on Jul 07, 2014 9:21 AM
Margaret Gagliardi
Florence Draper
Dot,
Thanks for letting me know. I added the photo to your entry and deleted my entry.
Happy 4th!
Margaret
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Jul 03, 2014 4:20 PM
John Beach
RE: Davis Cemetery
I understand - just thought you would like to know that it was called something else on NCGenWeb site - my family is in the John Davis Cemetery in that fenced in area by 158
Added by John Beach on Jun 11, 2014 8:48 AM
John Beach
Old Davis Cemetery
The NCGenWeb site for cemeteries in Northampton county has "Matt Thomas Davis Family cemetery" as the one you have listed as "Davis, Rt 158 W (Old Davis)". Not sure if this could confuse some people but the only reason I see them calling it that is because Matt Thomas Davis purchased the area and is buried there. Thanks for all the work.
Added by John Beach on Jun 10, 2014 2:18 PM
Mary Lu Clay
RE: Delma Draper
Please check your facebook email. This is very public. Please, if you would start the memorial, I'd be happy to offer any info I have. I do not have a photo of the grave marker. She is buried in Enfield, NC Peace, M.Lu
Added by Mary Lu Clay on Jun 05, 2014 4:16 AM
Sonia ღNANCEღ Roberts
RE: Thomas Nelson Nance 112097200
Thanks for the offer to transfer but as far as I can tell I'm not related.. yet..
Added by Sonia ღNANCEღ... on Jun 04, 2014 2:39 PM
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