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Penny Harris (#47430685)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history & visiting cemeteries as part of that search for about 20 years. I have many relatives in Clay, Fayette, Raleigh, Summers, Greenbrier and Monroe counties in WV. I have started a collection of photographs from various cemeteries in those counties that I plan to upload soon. I will be going to cemeteries in Raleigh County again this year, and am almost finished transcribing the Adkins Cemetery in Naoma (only 3 rows left as of 10/19/2013 !).
Photos are sized to this website's specs, making some hard to read. If you find photos you'd like a bigger or higher resolution copy of, please let me know.
If I can assist anyone in their search, please let me know. I have found that even the departed can be difficult to locate sometimes.
And if you find I have posted a memorial for your relative and you'd like it transferred to you, just let me know because I love connecting family together.
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R Wheeler
RE: Jerry Lawrence Smith
I know what you mean and I don't blame you a bit.
Thanks for linking them.

R Wheeler
Added by R Wheeler on Jul 21, 2014 7:17 PM
Robin Bradford
RE: Dry Creek Cemetery
Hi Penny,
I was going by what a descendant had placed on the internet. I can't be 100 percent certain but he is a great historian. Here is some interesting reading. Type Nancy Avner Petry and select Nancy Avner Petry (1
It tells about the cemetery. He is a descendant of those Petrys as well as I am. It is a beautiful cemetery and hard to find. Its on private property. I entered directions how to get to it. But since I could not find a specific marker, I was just going on what he had documented.
Ardelia is definitely in the Pettry cemetery at Dry Creek. I placed a pic of her marker on her memorial site.
I have combed Dry Creek fairly well and I think I have found all of them.
I am kin to the Rhodes Dehoney Ballard. You can follow the links and find he had a daughter named Chloe who was captured by Indians and was aided in escape by Daniel Boone. That is also some interesting reading. I've been trying to find his son James Blackburn Ballard for several years. I finally gave up.
But that cemetery Dry Creek must be just a catch all.
Added by Robin Bradford on Jul 06, 2014 8:02 AM
Robin Bradford
Dry Creek Cemetery
Hi Penny,
You have Benjamin Franklin Pettry in Dry Creek cemetery. He is in the Pettry-Jarrell Cemetery at Dry Creek. I am from Dry Creek and have blanketed that area for the past two years. I have been doing some extensive work in that area on the Pettry's. I was at that cemetery a couple of weeks ago and photographed the area. I am going to be adding more entries for that cemetery hopefully today. He is in a unmarked grave. You can look at the entries I have made and I'll make links if you need me to. There is no cemetery that is called Dry Creek.
Added by Robin Bradford on Jul 05, 2014 11:01 AM
Robin Bradford
Ivory Massey
Her middle name was Mae.
Added by Robin Bradford on May 25, 2014 4:41 PM
Robin Bradford
Ivory Massey
Her maiden name was Gunnoe.
Added by Robin Bradford on May 25, 2014 4:37 PM
Robin Bradford
Ivory Massey ID# 67214272
Would you link Ivory Massey (Adkins/Pettry Cemetery Naoma) to her mother and father?

Her father is Oat Gunnoe ID# 109074913
Her mother is Nan Gunnoe ID# 109074804

Thank you Robin

Also could you add her maiden name to her memorial?
It was Gunnoe

again Robin
Added by Robin Bradford on May 25, 2014 8:16 AM
Robert R. Collins
You are welcome! It was easy to miss. Think the only reason I found it was because I was looking at the wife and did a surname search, so the two memorials ended up being listed next to each other with the same dates. Probably explains why I had the wrong number (the wife's) as well.
Added by historysmysteries on May 11, 2014 1:34 AM
Robert R. Collins #67870091
I apologize Penny about the confusion with Bessie Mae Crowder Collins, and am not sure what happened as I do make an effort to recheck the subject and the memorial numbers before sending. I believe the message should have referenced that cited as the subject of this post, # 67870091 Robert R Collins, which appears to be a dupe of # 57091882 Roy Lee "Bob" Collins, Sr. I am so glad you caught the error. Thank you for your patience.
Added by historysmysteries on May 10, 2014 12:02 AM
Troy Tylor Jones
RE: Hurt Family
Thank you!!!!
Added by Troy Tylor Jones on May 04, 2014 2:38 PM
Troy Tylor Jones
RE: Hurt Family
What is the cemetery off of Dry Hill Road, Prosperity called?I sent you a link to my tree through message a while back.
Added by Troy Tylor Jones on May 04, 2014 7:31 AM
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