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SWVA Genealogy Searcher (#47214926)
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Bio Photo I began my genealogy researching after my father mentioned that he wanted to know what happened to one of his aunts on his father's side. He didn't know his father since he passed away in 1935 just after he was born. He didn't know a thing about his grandparents on his father's side either, so my search began. I wanted to locate information, any information that I could gather for him.

After I received marriage and death certificates for some of the relatives, names started fitting into place. I found it interesting and intriguing. The journey has taken so far 3 years and I still have a long way to go.

I am now searching for locations of graves/headstones for many of my relatives so that I can let my father know where they are resting.

I am hoping that this site can help me find the relatives long lost. Maybe some of the family headstones that I add can help others in their search, as well.

Family names include: Thompson, East, Roope, Roop, Rupe, Hudson, Wolfe, Loftis, Lewis, Wilbourne, Wilburn, Wilborn, Nance, White, Bond, and many others.

I am having difficulty in locating graves for many relatives. I know where they passed away but where they are resting is a mystery. Maybe some day they will no longer be mysteries.
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Billie Cress
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could you link my uncle Stuart with his father please. Caddell Stuart Cole 103063033 to father Andy Cole 25132544 mother Lucy 25132561 Thanks
Added by Billie Cress on Sep 27, 2014 2:55 PM
Angie M
Lora Francis Whiitaker
I have started building my family tree. I stumbled across my grandmothers head stone.If anyone is related to her please get in touch with me. I am trying to learn as much as I can about her. Thank You
Added by Angie M on Sep 18, 2014 6:50 PM
Ida Andrews
You have made a duplicate of this memorial
Added by SANDI WILLIAMS ESTABROOK on Sep 17, 2014 9:27 AM
RE: Hopkins, Bethric
Thank you so very much and for the helpful information. As being new I did not know how that all worked I look forward to researching more an hope I may some day help others down the line.
Thank you again
Added by lgd on Sep 12, 2014 11:19 AM
Hopkins, Bethric
This is my great grandmother, I just came back from visiting one of her sons in AK who turned 90 Aug 13th. There are still several of her children alive. Thus her grandchildren, one my father in whom I am researching the family and found the note here. Please contact me. I would love to find out more as I started my research about a year ago working on and off on it.
Added by lgd on Sep 11, 2014 11:36 PM
Laurie Goodman Lenz
Charles Hagood Moorefield - Oakland Cemetery
Thanks so much for the transfer!
Added by Laurie Goodman Lenz on Sep 07, 2014 1:45 PM
Cindy Grant
RE: Betty Taylor Carey
Thanks Connie!
Added by Cindy Grant on Aug 25, 2014 4:59 PM
Cindy Grant
RE: Betty Taylor Carey
I looked at all the stones today, well it was hot and obviously I missed some! There is a request for Mary E. Winn, b. 1840 and I could only find it spelled Wynn; and I found one for Thomas Andrew Crutchfield, b. 1831, but the picture for his find a grave entry shows a hand made stone with just the initials, which I couldn't find. I was hoping to get someone who could narrow the area of the cemetery down a little.

Added by Cindy Grant on Aug 24, 2014 5:28 PM
Cindy Grant
RE: Betty Taylor Carey
Hi Connie,

No problem; I was so into finding the one who had lived the longest that I didn't find the one who had lived the second longest! Do you by any chance have the contact info for the town of South Hill? I have two graves that I was unable to find, but probably just overlooked. It was a little too hot to walk around today :-)

Added by Cindy Grant on Aug 24, 2014 3:20 PM
Cindy Grant
Betty Taylor Carey
I believe the date Ms. Carey passed is incorrect; the only one I saw in the cemetery was born in 1886 but passed in 1966. I intended on photographing her grave because I thought she was 110!

Added by Cindy Grant on Aug 24, 2014 1:16 PM
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