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Joy Steele (#47692968)
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Bio Photo We live in western Rowan County, with easy access to cemeteries Rowan Co., Iredell County, and Davie Co., within the 15-20 mile limit of my location.
Nearby Third Creek Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, Rowan County, maintains a pre-Revolutionary War cemetery as part of its grounds; I've been privileged to help update the very detailed records, totaling over 650 gravestones that are visible. The church is willing to look up information on people with grave sites whether they have a marker or not.
I try to be smart with my trips out to these areas. Unfortunately, some requests are guesses causing wasted fuel and time for area volunteers. I've learned to double check requests by using the county cemetery records at our great Rowan County Library History room to avoid this frustration. In the process I've accumulated several lists myself.
Family names being researched for my husband's paternal side are Steele, Chambers, Graham, Knox, Brandon, Cowan, Wilson, Luckey, Locke; and on his maternal side are Walker, King, Quarterman, Way, Winn, Reade. My paternal family side is Hutcheson, Launius/Lanius, Durham, Chaffin, Dudley, Chiles, Smith, and Johnson and maternal side is Ellis, Reynolds, Potts.

Even after several years of creating family trees for both sides in order to digitize the information from the paper and books left to us, I seem to continually have more data to add.

Memorials will be happily transferred unless they are our family. Ask for them through the Edit tab on the memorial, and you are welcome to use my memorial photos for genealogical purposes. Just give me credit.
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Faith Baptist Church
Thanks for adding the Greer grave photos from Faith Baptist Church. You are such a great volunteer for this site. Thanks again!!
Added by Lanie on Mar 01, 2015 12:56 AM
Joe Boyd Williams
Henry Chambers Sr.
I found you through Find A Grave. There are two children listed, are you aware of any others.
My research shows a daughter Rachel Agnes Chambers 1781-1846 who married Thomas Gilbert Norris.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Joe Boyd Williams SRT
Added by Joe Boyd Williams on Feb 27, 2015 8:50 AM
Hooked On Family
John Crouse
Yes, I totally get you on the "puzzle solving". I have authored four books of logic puzzles, and I think genealogy suits me in retirement from teaching!!!

John Crouse would be my 3x great grandfather. His Find A Grave Memorial# is 81065429.

You can see all the links and information from censuses, etc. Some offspring still in NC, some in IA. I'm still waiting for four of their children to be linked to John and Nancy (She's buried in Iowa.)

I live in Iowa.

Better head to bed.

Thanks for ANY help!!!!!!!!!

Added by Hooked On Family on Feb 26, 2015 10:36 PM
Hooked On Family
RE: Adren Koontz
Oh, thank you!!!

I am related to Crouses, Gentrys, Koontzes...

I AM coming to NC to hopefully find where my 2x great grandfather, John Crouse, is buried.

Added by Hooked On Family on Feb 26, 2015 3:06 PM
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Adren Koontz

Your parents named you brought JOY to my face today by posting the gravestone photo for Adren.

His grandmother, Mahalie Crouse Gentry, would have been a sister to my great great grandfather, Wm Henry Crouse. Three of her brothers fought in the Civil War.

Thanks so very much for getting the great photos on the memorial. I appreciate it so much.

Marilynn Buxton
Added by Hooked On Family on Feb 26, 2015 1:22 PM
Hi - You added a pic for Helen Whitley Find A Grave Memorial# 126101131. Would you mind adding that same pic to her husband's memorial - they share a marker. He is Henry Williams Find A Grave Memorial# 142103996. Thanks as always!
Added by Lanie on Feb 18, 2015 6:34 AM
James Drumright
Arthur White
Many thanks for the recent photo.
Added by James Drumright on Feb 14, 2015 2:29 AM
Oakwood Cemetery
Thanks for adding the Younger grave photos. Even though it wasn't marked at least we can still show it. Thanks again!
Added by Lanie on Feb 13, 2015 1:36 PM
Davie County - Jerusalem Baptist
Thanks for trying. I totally understand from my own experience that surveys, family records, church records and so on do not necessarily mean there is a photographic possibility. I plan to visit and pay respects anyway.

Your attempt is much appreciated.
Added by MSN on Feb 09, 2015 10:18 AM
Thanks so much!
Your photos are very much appreciated.
Added by MSN on Feb 03, 2015 7:22 PM
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