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Roanna Camden Cann (#46932997)
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Bio Photo My family spent many Sunday afternoons visiting our family cemeteries. We would stroll together, sometimes three or four generations at a time, gently touching the stones, whispering greetings, shedding a tear or two, always careful of our steps, sharing memories and legends, passing the stories down from one generation to the next. I always felt like I knew everyone in those cemeteries even though thay had passed away decades, even centuries, before my birth. As children, we would stand before the stone of an ancestor and carefully recite everything we had been told, to the knowing nods or corrections of our elders. I cherish the memories of those Sundays in my adult life. My family no longer lives close enough to each other to stroll through those cemeteries. Find A Grave has allowed me to create virtual family cemeteries that my family can stroll through at any time without the limitations of time or distance. We can't touch the stones or hear the wind in the pines, but we can still whisper a greeting, shed a tear, and remember.
I will gladly edit or transfer any of the memorials that I have submitted that are not in my direct line.
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Nancy Slade
John Brown Descendant
Hi Roanna,
I have been starting back to researching my family tree and found your information about John B Brown. My g grandfather was Joseph Brown son of John J Brown, born1868 died 1890.
So thankful for your write up - gives me a good prospective of my g g g grandfather John B. Brown. Have you any more information of his mother or father prior to 1778?
Thanks Nancy Brown Slade
Added by Nancy Slade on Jan 11, 2015 12:02 PM
frank mcgee
william a. coleson
Hello Roanna Camden Cann, It was brought to my attention by Rich Kreiss, another contributor, that we have two William A. Coleson's with about the same birth and death dates in two different Willoughby cemeteries in Hertford County, NC. One was contributed by you in 2011 and one (in the other Willoughby cemetery) by me in 2012. Yours is Memorial #675602250 and mine is Memorial #139926111.

I think we reported on the same person. I first assumed it was my mistake. But then, I found my field notes and my information came from a barely legible grave marker at the William Preston Willoughby cemetery off Vann Rd. near Ahoskie, Hertford County. This marker is beside one for John R. Coleson who may be W. A. Coleson's father. Your reported dates are probably the more accurate. Mine came from the worn marker.

I would like to sort this out with you. Please advise. Sincerely, Frank McGee
Added by frank mcgee on Dec 12, 2014 1:07 PM
Dennis York
FAG Tranfer Requests
Hello Roanna Camden Cann (#46932997):

I am Dennis York#47405652 who grew up in Randolph County, North Carolina. I have been researching ancestors and cemeteries for over 46 years on many different families. I want to thank you for Several Find A Grave memorials you have created of my family members. I have done extensive research on the York and Marley families in Randolph County.

I would be very pleased to receive a transfer on Find A Grave memorial #36731656 for Polly York my 2nd great aunt. I also would be very pleased to receive a transfer on Find A Grave memorial # 36731576 for John Marley husband of Polly York my 2nd great aunt.

Thank you for your consideration of these requests. You have done some very excellent work with your Find A Grave memorials.
Dennis York #47405652
Added by Dennis York on Nov 14, 2014 8:48 AM
E Kinsey
Disregard my previous message... I discovered she was married to Thomas Sparrow. Sorry...
Added by KFry on Nov 10, 2014 10:03 PM
The memorial for
Elizabeth Kensey Johns

Birth: 1651
Calvert County
Maryland, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1715
Scientists Cliffs
Calvert County
Maryland, USA

Elizabeth Johns, the dear and well-beloved virtuous wife of Richard and mother of this family, d. 1st day of 12th month, 1715/16 at a quarter past 8 in the morning.

Widow of Thomas Sparrow, died 1674.

Elizabeth was the wife of Richard... but then it says 'widow of Thomas Sparrow, died 1674"?
Is this posted to the wrong Memorial by chance?

Thanks, Karla
Added by KFry on Nov 10, 2014 9:50 PM
Virginia Jones
Missouri Ann Thomas Elmore
I saw a message you left asking about where this is. John's Creek and Sinking Creek are both in Craig county. Th Bell Family Cemetery is in John's Creek, Craig county. I know it's very confusing up there, but it's mostly Craig Co.

V. Jones
Added by Virginia Jones on Oct 16, 2014 11:01 AM
Carol Howard Kelly
Peter Northen
Thank You so much! Just extended my trip by a week so I can do more research. Appreciate the help! Carol
Added by Carol Howard Kelly on Aug 29, 2014 2:02 PM
Carol Howard Kelly
RE: Capt Peter Northen
Thank You Ma'am!
Added by Carol Howard Kelly on Aug 28, 2014 11:08 AM
Carol Howard Kelly
Capt Peter Northen
In Virginia from Texas researching Our Family History. Is the Gravesite of Peter Northen accessible to get to? It lists only his grave in the cemetery. Not sure if this is just a memorial or actual Gravesite since it doesn't list his Family as well. Thank You so very much for creating this.
Sincerely, Carol Howard Kelly
Added by Carol Howard Kelly on Aug 28, 2014 6:44 AM
Ann Eliza Hopkins
I wanted to explain an edit I just put in on her - her mother's maiden name was Mary Ann Gover. Ann was never married.
Thank you!
Added by Pegasus on Aug 18, 2014 3:33 PM
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