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Joy Steele (#47692968)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 1 day
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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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Record Keeper
Hi Joy
Years back I did a lot of research on the Sprys of Davie county and put many on Find a Grave. Verdie was James second wife and James may be buried beside his first wife. James and Verdie have a daughter, Hessie Overcash, buried at Cleveland Baptist. If I don't resolve it when I go to Salisbury I will delete them and let someone else find them.
Thank you for your help,
Added by Record Keeper on Mar 25, 2015 9:43 PM
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James & Verdie Chambers
Thank you for your message. I have been trying to figure out why I put James & Verdie at Cleveland Baptist. James death certificate says he is buried in Cooleeme & Verdie's says she is buried in Cleveland. My guess is that I got the information from obits. I first began putting information on Find A Grave because for many years I copied obits and there would be other obits on there that were not my family. I didn't want to throw away this valuable information so put it on Find A Grave. I am going to leave them there until I go to Salisbury and go through obits again.
Added by Record Keeper on Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM
Leroy Dedmon
RE: Deadmons at Jerusalem Baptist
sure if you dont mind thanks
Added by Leroy Dedmon on Mar 24, 2015 9:45 AM
Julie Hampton
Rose Harrison
Thanks so much for the photos!
Added by Julie Hampton on Mar 23, 2015 7:02 PM
Julie Hampton
Lummus Harrison
Thanks for the photos!! I've never been able to figure out who his parents were. A big mystery.
Added by Julie Hampton on Mar 23, 2015 6:57 PM
Julie Hampton
RE: Calvin and Julia Harrison
Your photos are great!! Thank you so much!!
Added by Julie Hampton on Mar 23, 2015 3:24 PM
Julie Hampton
RE: Ruben Harrison
I just created memorials for Calvin and Julia and submitted photo requests!! Is Julia's DOD Oct 20 or Oct 30? Thanks!
Added by Julie Hampton on Mar 22, 2015 9:15 PM
Julie Hampton
Ruben Harrison
I just noticed you also took photos of his marker! Thanks so much! Your photos are great!
Added by Julie Hampton on Mar 22, 2015 7:14 PM
Julie Hampton
Mary Harrison
Thank you so much for taking the great photos of Mary Harrison's gravemarker! She was my many greats grandmother!
Added by Julie Hampton on Mar 22, 2015 7:13 PM
Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church Cemetery
Thank you for adding the Goodson family grave photos from Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church Cemetery. I just finished working on this family and have linked them up!
Added by Lanie on Mar 21, 2015 9:56 PM
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