Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
The Collector (#47334277)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 13 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo Researching the following families:
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.
 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 3,560 Memorials Added
 • 3,603 Memorials Managed
 • 14 Memorials/Week
 • 884 Photos
 • 1 Volunteer Photo Taken
 • 6 Virtual Flowers
 • 1 Friend
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Find A Grave Friends
jean gawf
Messages left for The Collector (7)[Leave Message]
Dana Meeks
Looking for help
Looking for your source for the Alvin Payne Memorial. If he's there his wife might also be there also. She is my family.
Thank you.
Dana Meeks
Added by Dana Meeks on May 17, 2015 6:21 PM
John Burton
Thanks for the Alvin Payne transfer.

Added by John Burton on Apr 20, 2015 9:58 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

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service