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Joy Steele (#47692968)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 2 days
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Bio Photo We live in western Rowan County, with easy access to cemeteries within a 15-20 mile radius located in Rowan, Iredell, and Davie Counties.
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 before claiming them by either working with a cemetery administrator or church or using county cemetery records at our great Rowan County Library History room. In the process I've accumulated several lists to use at home.

Family names being researched for my husband's paternal side are Steele, Chambers, Graham, Knox, Brandon, Cowan, Wilson, Luckey, Locke, among others; his maternal side includes Walker, King, Quarterman, Smith, Jones, Way, Winn, Reade, among others & mostly in south Georgia before 1800's.

My paternal side includes Hutcheson, Launius/Lanius, Durham, Chaffin, Dudley, Johnson, Carleton, Chiles/Childs, Smith, and Johnson- to name a few and mostly of colonial Virginia, Georgia, and South Carolina and currently; the maternal side is Ellis, Reynolds, and Potts, predominantly of colonial Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, and a bit of North Carolina.

Even after several years of working on family trees for both sides in order to digitize the information from the paper and books left to us, I always have more data to add as the genealogy world digitizes more data for our research. I am very grateful for this.

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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Carol Jutte
Melvin & Margaret Shook
Thank you again for the photos. I am working on this line for possible Rev War Patriot so the gravestone photos are a big help.
Added by Carol Jutte on Aug 24, 2016 5:47 PM
Carol Jutte
Ida Shook
Thank you again for another photograph. Very thoughtful and for your work on Find A Grave.
Added by Carol Jutte on Aug 24, 2016 1:54 PM
Carol Jutte
Thank you for your time and getting a picture for me. People are so helpful on Find A Grave.
Added by Carol Jutte on Aug 24, 2016 12:37 PM
RE: Hannah Reid
Thank you so much for checking. You don't have to search more, but if you would like to that would be great.
Added by Erika on Aug 22, 2016 1:17 PM
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Ms. Steele.
My fond greetings from the West Coast.

I noticed you had maintenance over a marker for my grand uncle, Hubert P. Daniel, who died in 1895. His sister was my grandmother, Pearl Daniel Wagoner 77190958.

His parents, and hers, were Solomon W. Daniel, 85589659, and Fannie J. Ketchie Daniel, 85589642.

If you could add them, and her to the record for him, I would be quite grateful.

with deep respect,
Ken Wagoner
Escondido, CA
Added by Ken4Pyro on Aug 08, 2016 5:27 PM
William F McRorie
Added by BigFrench on Jul 18, 2016 3:53 PM
McLaughlins in Back Creek Presbyterian
Thanks so much for photographing these markers. Great save!
Added by mcphail on Jun 27, 2016 6:39 AM
Back Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Thank you for adding the grave photos from Back Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. I hope you had a great weekened!
Added by Lanie on Jun 26, 2016 6:37 PM
RE: Thanks Richard Norman
Just sent you an email. Please check it :)
Added by jason2k5 on Jun 24, 2016 7:55 PM
McLaughlins in Back Creek Presbyterian
Thanks so much for taking the time to locate and photograph these markers. I appreciate you posting them on the memorials.
Added by mcphail on Jun 22, 2016 8:25 AM
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