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Penny (#47559278)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my family tree since April of 2011, and so far have over 10,000 family members. I have learned a lot from doing this and have enjoyed every moment! I have traveled many miles to get photos, information, & many documents! I have met many of my living relatives and would love to bring them all home with me but that is impossible! I embrace each and every one of them as if I had known them my whole life, but have known them, or met SOME only once! My life has been enlightened and enriched by this journey. If you are able to physically do this, please do it before you become disabled. You might be surprised how friendly America really is by doing so. Lots of warm, friendly, helpful, & EXTREMELY nice people out there to help in your journey!

Please remember the rules for using photos that you didn't take yourself. Give credit where credit is due!

Any corrections or transfers will be gladly taken care of.
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nathan forrister
Charlie Dentmon
Thank you for catching that...sometimes when I do a whole cemetery mistakes are made..Thanks again for the heads-up...
Added by nathan forrister on Jan 26, 2015 6:11 AM
Janie Light
RE: memorial # 131155345
That's what I thought might have happened. But I wanted to make sure. We have all made mistakes since we are all human. Thanks for catching this and letting him know about the photo.
Added by Janie Light on Jan 24, 2015 6:12 AM
Deborah Scott Spencer
RE: Poole Family Cemetery
Hi Penny - I'm so glad that someone is interested in Edy Dunn. She was the daughter of Polly Poole & Nathaniel Dunn. They married in Johnston County, NC.

Nathaniel Dunn was the son of Drury Dunn and Polly Robertson.

Do you have information on Edy's family?

I was told by Doie Cope [grandson of Indianna Poole Cope] that her grandmother was buried next to her grandfather Theophilus H. Poole. He said that Theophilus H. Poole's 2nd wife was Celia Ann Crawford.

You can contact me at

Debbie Spencer
Added by Deborah Scott Spencer on Jan 22, 2015 9:26 PM
Janie Light
memorial # 131155345
I received the following message from find-a-grave:


Find A Grave contributor Penny has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Charlie Dentmon.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:

Their suggestion:
Nathan, you may have gotten some photos mixed up here, just not sure and was wanting you to double check this. I have done this once or twice and got to looking at this one while looking for my relative. Just asking, not sitting in judgement.

I'm not sure if you meant to send me this message or you meant to send it to Nathan. Let me know.

Janie Light

Added by Janie Light on Jan 22, 2015 1:53 PM
RE: Leasom Bittle
No work has been done on my part. I have him because the original contributor was put off Find a Grave. I most likely intended to and got side-tracked. You're more than welcome to research his background. I'll add anything you find and give you credit for the effort. Also, its always easier when inquiring about a listing to use the edit tab/Suggest a Correction rather than the message board.
As far as the death certificate, they aren't always reliable, just one source of information, that's why I added the note that things didn't agree. Thank you for your interest :)
Warm regards,
Added by NJBrewer on Jan 20, 2015 8:03 PM
Tex O. Harrison
Hi Penny,

Yes these are in my maternal direct line.

I've seen it spelled many other ways besides what you give such as Widdington. I pick one and use it through out my data base as that makes my searches more accurate. I do add notes in my data base as to the many ways the name might be spelled and there are likely some ways that I've not listed.

I just picked one because I wasn't sure which record you were talking about, see below. This is to show that I have seen it spelled as you suggest and also as I have it displayed.

I, myself was once know as Tex Dix and Tex Dick but through DNA testing, know my father was Travis Harrison.

I use genealogy software and keep all spellings that I come across in my notes but I can only display one and that was just the one I picked.

I don't see any one as being correct as long as I am aware of the many other ways it can be spelled over time and from each family line.

Examples below
From: Jean Wetherington
To: Tex Dick
Date: Monday, October 26, 1998 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: Wetherington

This is my husband's line: 1. Solomon Wetherington, Sr. b 1761 md Mary Moore I am still trying to figure the relationship between William and Solomon. They are probably cousins.

2. James R Wetherington b 1805 md Nancy Jane KEEN This we have not been able to prove but all indications are that this James was Solomon's son as he and Holland were in Houston, GA in the 1830 census.

3. James R Wetherington b1834 md Mary Caroline HOBBS
Then we have this record as you spell it.

1772 South Carolina Land Grant, George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, To ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS shall come, GREETING; KNOW YE, THAT WE of Our Special Grace, certain Knowledge and mere Motion, have given and granted, and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs and Successours, DO GIVE AND GRANT unto William Witherinton his Heirs and Assigns a Plantation or Tract of Land

Penny, below is your message to me.
Tex, just curious, but are you positive the name is spelled W e t h e r i n g t o n or Witherington? Not sure if this is a relative or not and was just looking at your memorial. This is still a possibility. Thank you
Added by Penny on Dec 27, 2014 10:06 PM
Added by Tex O. Harrison on Dec 28, 2014 8:38 AM
Patrick Browning
William L. Browning Headstone Photo
Greetings Penny,

I saw that you added a picture of a headstone for William L. Browning in the Lander's cem. Could you please tell me more about this photo and what the inscription says on the headstone? Appreciate what you do!

Patrick Browning
Added by Patrick Browning on Dec 15, 2014 11:58 AM
Pamela Thompson
Gravestone Photo Permission

I am happy to see that you photographed the gravestone of Diane Alford in New Bethel Cemetery (Memorial# 113378080).

I would like to add this gravestone photo to the (non-profit) Alford American Family Association's collection of Alabama Obituaries, where her obituary is (or will be) included. You can see the current collection at

May I have your permission to include your gravestone photos? If so, the photo caption will say:

Photo from [cemetery name, city, county, state]—
Permission granted by the photographer, Penny [or your full name if you prefer]

And thanks so much for your gravestone photo work!

Best regards,
Pamela Alford Thompson (Find A Grave #47195155)
Obituaries Project Manager, Alford American Family Association
Added by Pamela Thompson on Nov 02, 2014 7:12 PM
Ryan Conway
RE: Harris Headstone
may I use the photos with my family tree at

Ryan Conway
Added by Ryan Conway on Nov 02, 2014 3:55 PM
Ryan Conway
Harris headstone
Dear Penny,
thank you for the pictures of the Harris family. These are my mother's family and she was quite thrilled to see them.

Ryan Conway
Added by Ryan Conway on Nov 01, 2014 8:41 AM
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