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Darrell Landrum (#47662604)
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Bio Photo Same as everyone, the older I get the less inclined I am to change. For any of us who have been on this site for a while, I am sure you have noticed the same things that are causing me a lot of frustration. Too much pettiness, too many people looking to have the most memorials and too many pop-up advertisements. Sad really as this seemed like such a great idea when I first signed on. The biggest pet peeve of all is disrespect. Keep in mind that you can attract more bees with honey than you can with vinegar...before you send me a nasty note.

I have not stopped my work on the Confederate section of Old City Cemetery. This is a labor of love and I will not stop til it is complete. If you take photos in the Confederate section to post a memorial here, please check, double check and triple check before posting. There are a lot of errors in the records and a number of the stones are incorrectly marked. Effective immediately, I will be posting memorials for soldiers in the Confederate section based on how their names are written down in the Diuguid records as those records seem to be the most used. I will also post the correct name of any soldier based on unit records or any other information you may pass on to me with the correct spelling of a soldier's name. A HUGE thank you goes out to find-a-grave member LJH for all of the help in correctly identifying the men!

I put a lot of effort into taking good quality photos. These last couple of years have been a learning experience, but I think I have got the hang of it, finally. I hope you don't mind my posting a photo to your memorial, even though you may already have one or more up. If you do not want my photo on your memorial, please let me know and I will remove it. It is so very important to me to take a good quality photo as I want to make sure the info I put on a memorial is correct on the chance that a family member will find the information and be able to use it. I always spend a little extra time wiping off grass clippings or bird poop, but that is all. Sunny days are best for a good photo, morning shadows really make a stone pop. Photoshop is your friend as well :)

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Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
RE: William H Hayslip
Thank you, thank you so much for figuring out this connection. I so appreciate it. I have corrected all the spellings on his page, so that his name is correct. This was so very nice of you.
Added by Judy K. Brantley/Wilson on Mar 12, 2015 5:23 AM
RE: J Brooks
Thanks Darrell. Great photo. Really good to hear from you.
Added by Hutch on Mar 10, 2015 4:28 PM
George Seitz
RE: Colonel Edward Dillon
Thank you Darrell. My pleasure.
Added by George Seitz on Mar 10, 2015 7:03 AM
John Weatherford transfer
You are so kind, Mr. Landrum! I greatly appreciate the transfer of John's memorial, and I will gratefully take you up on your offer to take another photo of his marker.
MANY thanks,

Hi Mert57, transfer is complete for Mr Weatherford's memorial. If you would email me and remind me, I will make an effort to get there and take a better quality photo of his marker.

Darrell Landrum

Added by Darrell Landrum on Mar 07, 2015 12:23 AM"
Added by Mert57 on Mar 09, 2015 4:25 PM
Judith Cartwright Morris
RE: The Faulkner Brothers
Thank you for these transfers, Darrell. Am pulling together further links to be made for this family. And, I appreciate so very much your dedication and attention to detail and accuracy on FindAGrave--far more valuable than speed and quantity!!! This is good stuff people need to be able to trust for years to come, and I know there are many amateur genealogists out there who may take everyhing they see on this website as "Gospel Truth" without searching further. :-(. You are appreciated!!!
Added by Judith Cartwright Morris on Feb 22, 2015 8:04 AM
larry eanes
RE: Talley Family in Leemont, Danville
Thank you. I have photographed all of Danville Memorial Gardens, Mountain View and with the help of Ed Townsend & Frank Wild, we are well close to being over 2/3's done at Highland, but I really don't expect to go past Highland in Danville myself, due to knee problems. Maybe someday we may cross paths and again, thanks for the good work, as those folks in Leemont and the other older cemeteries have many of the older families of the ones I enter, Larry
Added by larry eanes on Feb 20, 2015 6:42 AM
larry eanes
Talley Family in Leemont, Danville
Hi, I noticed you recently posted some memorials for some Talley's in Leemont Cemetery, Danville, that is great. I am trying to piece the Talley's together & I sent you a couple edits thru the new edit system to link to their parents if you would. I would sure appreciate it as I am close to filling the gaps all up.
It is great to see some one other than myself & Ed Townsend working on the Danville cemeteries, gotta be a labor of love, that is for sure. Anything you do is greatly appreciated, Larry
Added by larry eanes on Feb 19, 2015 8:42 AM
Paul Beck
Jesse Beck Grave
Hello Darrell - Thank you for all the work you do in Find A Grave. What I am asking may be impossible to do and if it is I will understand. After many years of searching I have finally found a burial record for my ancestor, Jesse Beck in the Diuguid records, buried on May 9, 1841. I have put it on Find A Grave, memorial #142538534. I can't discern from the records if the grave is in the Old City Cemetery or the Spring Hill Cemetery. You have placed a photo of one of his grandsons, James Lee Beck on Find A Grave, memorial #103151960. There is also a Find A Grave memorial #131692019 for his son James Clark Beck and some great grandchildren. Since they are all buried there I'm wondering if there is a Beck plot where they are all buried. Is there anyway you know of to determine where Jesse is buried and if so, is there a grave stone? Jesse's wife is also buried there. The Diuguid records list her as Mrs Beck, buried on July 27, 1846. My email address is
Added by Paul Beck on Feb 17, 2015 3:11 PM
Charles Shank
RE: William Goodridge Morton
I had a few exchanges with Mr. Kelly in the last year in regards to the Morton memorial. He had actually seen the stone and had included the stone dates in his original memorial. What's confusing is that William Goodridge Morton's obituary is in the March 10, 1924 Danville BEE, where it states he passed on March 3, 1924 at 83 years of age. So either the stone was engraved with the incorrect dates or somehow the Danville BEE posted his obituary over a year late. I believe at that time, Mr. Kelly elected to go with the Danville Bee obituary date and age. Would be great to know for sure which dates are correct. Maybe another person out there has the knowledge to confirm actual dates.
Best Regards,
Added by Charles Shank on Feb 10, 2015 5:33 PM
Charles Shank
RE: James and Ruth Wilbourn
Much thanks for the photos! I have updated the birth dates for both.
Best Regards,
Added by Charles Shank on Feb 10, 2015 5:07 PM
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