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The Collector (#47334277)
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Blakely - Blakeley - Blakemore - Bowden - Burchfiel - Burk(e) - Bush - Carothers - Coggin - Currie - Dillon - Floyd - Garland - Gouge- Hickman - Hills - Keen(e) - Newberry - Neville - Parker - Payne - Pearce - Pendergraft - Phillips - Self - Summerell - Thomas - Thornberry - Tomlin - Totman - Whitehead - Zink

Find A Grave is a grave registry, not a genealogy site for recording your personal family history. I am willing to transfer memorials--but not those that I am related to, kin through marriage, or are friends of mine or their relatives. If you would like to have a memorial that I have entered transferred to you, Please Read the Find a Grave Guidelines, first to determine if the memorial is within the guidelines. If the memorial is within the Find a Grave guidelines, please state the exact relationship to the deceased when making a transfer request. I do not make bulk surname transfers. For those who wish to "collect" all of a certain surname, please consider creating a virtual cemetery.

I do make mistakes and I would appreciate being informed so that they can be corrected. If you have additional information that you would like added to a memorials, send it and I will consider it.
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Lynette Lamb Butler
Laura Belle Freedle
Thank you so much for adding my great grandmother to her parents. I love genealogy and am working to get all my people's graves connected to make things easier for the next generation. It makes me so happy to see their names listed together.
Blessings. ~Lynette Butler
Added by Lynette Lamb Butler on Mar 28, 2015 11:05 AM
Old Blakemore Farm Graveyard
Can you tell me precisely where the Old Blakemore Farm Graveyard ( is located? All I know is that it is near Alton.
Added by hp on Feb 23, 2015 11:45 PM
RE: John & Mary (Underwood) Bowden
I've changed burial site to unknown. You're correct in that I inherited these and know nothing about the family or their possible burial site(s). If you send me the memorial # for John IV I'll make whatever changes you like.
Added by imagal49 on Jan 28, 2015 3:56 AM
John Martin

John Martin (# 67109355), son of Valentine and Jane (Bridgewater) Martin of Cumberland County, Virginia, is my 5th great uncle. The Valentine Martin family history by John R. Martin provides information about this John Martin fighting with Daniel Boone.

When Col. Benjamin Logan and his men were fighting in Lincoln County, Kentucky in 1777, this John was living with his family in Goochland County, Virginia.

Some family researchers thought this John was a Second Lieutenant from Fluvanna County, Virginia but that person was the son of Henry and Sarah (Bryan) Martin and died in 1830.

Our Martin Family history goes back to New Kent County, Virginia. There's no connection with Captain John Martin of Jamestown who lost his teenage son, John, in 1607 - his only male heir.

I've researched a variety of records for each John Martin who fought in the Revolutionary War and none match my relative. Records from Daniel Boone don't exist but we know this John Martin followed Boone to Clark County, Kentucky.

Thank you for posting the memorial and would appreciate the update.

Joan Henshaw
Added by Joan on Oct 13, 2014 3:12 PM
Wendee Seaton
Zink Family
I'm working on the Englewood Cemetery database and website and have several questions on the Zink Family, Theodore Elmer Zink and George Ann Blakemore Zink. I show an infant and an E.F. Zink in lot 229, grave 1 and 3, possibly the same infant? And you have Bessie Bell Zink in Lot 229 but we don't have her in the database. The only headstone is one that says "Zink" in grave 1. And Georgie is at Oak Grove Cemetery instead of being buried with her children at Englewood? Our map shows grave 1-5 all being owned by T.E. Zink but no one in graves 2, 4 and 5. It appears that Georgie, Bessie and the infant all died on June 9, 1886 in Jackson County? Was there an accident? On Rootsweb I found a listing for "Daughter Zink" of Theodore and Georgie who married an Andrew Currie but the other two children I see were boys, William and Jess? Bessie's birth certificate says she was the fourth child. Maybe there was another sister? Any help you can give me on this would be greatly appreciated!
Added by Wendee Seaton on Sep 19, 2014 1:08 PM
RE: William Whitehead
do you know where his parents are buried?
thanks a lot.
Added by deegraver on Aug 24, 2014 6:33 PM
William Whitehead
Why do you say his parents are incorrect ?
Added by deegraver on Aug 24, 2014 10:54 AM
paul gunther
Fenton Alexander Payne
I changed the info and then decided to transfer to you since your relation. Any more transfers let me know.
Added by paul gunther on Sep 22, 2013 12:16 PM

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