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LeeAnne Peterson (#47481604)
 member for 6 years, 5 months, 19 days
Mckenna Halo Troutman
RE: Flowers

You are so very welcome, I was honored to visit your Dad. Hope you and your family are doing well. Apologies for my late response, I had been in the hospital for quite a while.


Added by Mckenna Halo Troutman on Sep 23, 2017 2:40 AM

Don & Pam Childers
LeeAnn, Thanks for honoring our veterans with your flowers and notes. From an old Viet Nam veteran.

Added by Don & Pam Childers on Jun 23, 2017 6:53 PM

Don & Pam Childers
Leeann, Thanks for honoring our veterans with your

Added by Don & Pam Childers on Jun 23, 2017 6:51 PM

Jay Cress
Michael Shade
Thank You for placing flowers on Michael Shade Findagrave Memorial.

He is my GGG Grandfather.
Please share any information you have about him.

Jay Cress

Added by Jay Cress on Jun 19, 2017 9:24 PM

Jenn Ott
Thanks for leaving a message on my dad's (George W. Troupe) grave page/memorial. Did you also take the picture? Much thanks.

Added by Jenn Ott on May 27, 2017 8:08 PM

Gwen Lott
George D. Whitfield # 14001045
Thanks for the flowers you placed on this site. George is a Great, Great Uncle of mine. Do you have any other information about him or his wife, Martha C. Knowles? Thank you. Gwen Whitfield Lott # 47774201

Added by Gwen Lott on May 06, 2017 7:24 PM

Mildred Baylis
Thank you for leaving a flower for my Mother. This means a lot to me.

Added by signatavich on May 06, 2017 6:56 PM

Deborah Favata
Christopher Miller/Wankmiller
I have a question about my great grandpa Christopher Wankmiller's grave. You stated that he is in an unmarked grave, but when I called there they could not find him and stated that perhaps he was one of the unknown soldiers. Do you have a picture or more information on his cemetery plot? My brother and I would love to have a headstone erected for him, if he is in an unmarked grave by himself. Beauford National Cemetery

Added by Deborah Favata on May 02, 2017 12:55 PM

Deborah Favata
Christopher Miller/Wankmiller
Thank you, thank you, thank you for finding and posting the information on my great grandpa Christopher Miller/Wankmiller. It has meant so much to me and my family! Bless you!!

Added by Deborah Favata on Apr 27, 2017 5:48 AM

Kimberly Johnson
Thank You
I want to thank you for the flower that you left for my uncle Mr. Hosea Barnes #119841858.
It is very much appreciated. Much love to you.

Added by Kimberly Johnson on Apr 22, 2017 11:45 AM

Wanda Pezzaglia
Bill and Della Ward #23608492
LeeAnne: I noticed the flowers that you left for Bill Ward #23608492 and his wife Della Gaither Ward
#23608493 Fresno California and was wondering if you were related to them?
If so, I have a photo of a Bill Ward that I would like to share with you.
Looking forward to hearing from you. Please contact me at

Added by Wanda Pezzaglia on Mar 17, 2017 11:52 PM

Sue K
Archibald Raynes
Memorial # 142818534. Lee Anne are you related to Archibald? I am looking for info on an Archibald Rains, Raynes, Ranis who =witnessed a deed in the County of Isle of Wight 1708. Any knowledge on him? Thank you, Sue Knudsen, Seattle

Added by Sue K on Mar 16, 2017 9:55 PM

Melissa Price
Baby William Northcraft
Please contact me at asap...thank you very much in advance!

Added by Melissa Price on Mar 03, 2017 7:33 AM

Thank you
Thank you for putting flowers on my Grandma's grave. I didn't know her very well, but I loved her dearly, thank you so much.

Added by Trishamia on Feb 10, 2017 8:19 PM

Vonnie L Cantrell
RE: Allen Sarrett
LeeAnne -

First, thank you so much for your help in this matter: you have made my day! You are a true friend indeed. So many others would not have gone to the trouble you have. You are certainly the kind of person I need in my life. I never forget anyone who shows me kindness and if ever I can do anything for you, please permit me the privilege.

How did you get Find A Grave to reinstate the memorial? Do you think they have others that I created? Do you mean that they didn't destroy those and there may be the opportunity to retrieve any of the others?

If so, you have given me hope. How did you approach them? Do you think they would listen to others? You can imagine the emails of protest to the deletions I have received.

Let me tell you what has happened lately. I received an email from an SAR member advising the City Council of Kings Mountain, NC, plans to change the name of Kings Mountain Boulevard to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Although Dr. King deserves to be honored, it needs to be in a different manner and I sent the Council several suggestions. I wrote everyone I could to approach the Council protesting the change. I can't imagine the lack of respect to those Heroes.

In all this, I explained to that member of the SAR  my need for place - hopefully in Kings Mountain (although the battle was fought in South Carolina) - where we could locate a Memorial Garden. He gave me names of several people who may be interested in helping me and I have sent emails to several. I don't need a large space. I would love for the city fathers to agree to allocate space on the grounds of the Kings Mountain Museum.

Wouldn't that be wonderful?  That would be so much more appropriate than my yard. For one thing, I can not have the public on my land: the opportunity for injury is great and the cost of insurance prohibitive. 

I married last year and moved to Alabama. I permitted my ex-fiancé and his present fiancée  to remain on the property. We are all good friends: they and their families have treated me with great kindness. Although I really should sell, I just cannot bring myself to do so. The setting, consisting of six acres, is beautiful, albeit rustic. I left it as natural as I could when I moved on it, so it is covered with trees with the exception of a surprise treat: a fairy circle located near the back border. No one knows it is there and we don't tell anyone. The back boundary of the property borders a creek and across the creek, there is a miniature horse farm. I love it and dread the thought of letting it go. I sold my property on the river in North Carolina and it is one of my major regrets. 

Neither my ex or his fiancée is the least bit interested in history. They don't understand that others may be. Understandably, they don't want strangers showing up.

My husband is a wonderful man and he has more direct ancestors who fought at King's Mountain than I do. He allocated 1/4 acre of the 5 acres (and more if needed) we live on in Alabama so I could have my Memorial Garden. Then I realized our land just will not sustain visitors. Aside from practical matters - parking, bathrooms needed, trash cleanup, et cetera - we have a huge dog. He's very friendly, too much so, and wants to greet everyone. I don't want to chance, though,  that he will accidently knock down a child or jump on someone, causing an injurious fall. He knocked me down and I suffered a black eye. Nor do I want to upset his routine or ours.

Sorry - always TMI. Succinctly, how do you think I should approach Find A Grave? I can reproduce the memorials: I still have my research, so it will take me 3 - 4 months rather than the 2 -3 years I have invested. I just haven't had the heart or stamina to begin until I have a location that Find A Grave will recognize as official.

Thank you again, my Friend -

Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Feb 05, 2017 4:30 PM

Vonnie L Cantrell
RE: Allen Sarrett #126253630
Thank you for recognizing how upset I am.

Find A Grave states that they are a site for identifying the burial site of the deceased. The site does not want "burial unknown", so has deleted all those.

Don't you love it? If I knew how to make a Webpage, I would make one to record our Patriots.

I am so upset, but I will get over it and a flash of brilliance will come to me. I have been traveling a lot lately and I am very tired now, so haven't been receptive to that flash.

Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Jan 12, 2017 6:30 PM

Vonnie L Cantrell
RE: Allen Sarrett #126253630
Find A Grave, in their infinite wisdom and wish to support history, deleted hundreds of memorials. The memorials represented 2 years of my research.

Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Jan 11, 2017 6:58 PM

April Anderson
Memento for Melvin Lee Pressley
Thank You for placing a flower on my grandfathers page. I appreciate that very much!!! Be blessed

Added by April Anderson on Dec 27, 2016 7:57 AM

Anne Wyatt
RE: Memorials
Awwww. Thank you so much. Made my day. I love my boys in grey and blue. Working and researching and I always have to leave a flower or a flag. Again, thank you for the kind words.

Anne Wyatt

Added by Anne Wyatt on Oct 07, 2015 4:10 AM

Tom Hintz
RE: Ledbetter
Ken has Lola Nancey Ledbetter, b. 1900, daug. of George Melton Dallas Ledbetter, son of Benjamin, son of Buckner, son of Arthur Ledbetter. 'Milton' makes more sense. He lists 10 children for George and a few families beyond for some of them. 3 children are listed for Lola.

James Calvin Ledbetter is son of Levi, son of Aaron, son of Buckner, son of Arthur. There are two cousins with the name James Calvin so researchers need to be careful. Anyway, your connection with us is Buckner. You're right, it's a little distant.

James died West of Burksville, KY and the family scattered. One son settled in Westfield, IL and you'll find his mother, Sarah Jane Long Ledbetter buried there in the Maple Hill cemetery.

Added by Tom Hintz on Oct 17, 2014 6:58 PM

Tom Hintz
So, yes you are a cousin. Both the line of George Ledbetter and Julia Howard, and my wife's line of James Calvin Ledbetter descend from Authur Ledbetter. If you own a copy of Ledbetters Revisited these would be 10BA and 10BP respectively. Both lines really trace to Overton Co, TN.

Added by Tom Hintz on Oct 17, 2014 3:10 PM

Vonnie L Cantrell
Find A Grave Memorial# 126253630
Thank you so much for sponsoring this memorial. I have transferred it to you: since you care enough to sponsor the memorial, I know how much the memorial means to you. My job is done. One of my goals on Find a Grave is to ascertain that descendants of American Revolution Patriots realize the importance of the role their ancestors played in the history of our country. I am especially happy when I can present that information to a descendant of one of the Heroes who fought at the Battle of King's Mountain.

Our history is intertwined: I find it amazing that our ancestors knew each other. I don't know how familiar you are with the Battle of King's Mountain. After the battle, the Patriots had to leave hurriedly, because Cornwallis was not far away and they were afraid he would retaliate, so they decided to take the POW's and retire to the farm of Colonel John Walker. A large number of the participants stayed at the farm for two days and nights before the long trip home. This is documented by Governor Shelby in the book he wrote with Lyman C. Draper, King's Mountain and Its Heroes... Colonel John Walker was my 6XGGF, so it is very possible that your ancestor stayed at the farm of my ancestor - amazing, that you and I met electronically.

Parenthetically, I married three weeks ago: two of my husband's direct ancestors and six of his GGU's fought at the Battle of King's Mountain as well. While I grew up in Spartanburg, SC, less than 40 miles from the battleground, my husband grew up in Alabama, and then we met on the Mississippi Coast where I moved after living in Mexico for several years. I am amazed how we all touch each other's lives two hundred and thirty four years later.

Again, thank you for your thoughtfulness.


Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Jun 14, 2014 7:01 PM

Vonnie L Cantrell
RE: Allen Sarrett
LeeAnne -

I am so glad you found this site: it is one of my favorites. If you would like to, write me at and I will give you any information I have on your family. It is not much, because it is not my line, but you are certainly welcome to it.


Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Jun 11, 2014 3:08 PM

Paul R Sarrett, Jr
LEDBETTER & Sarrett's
I transfered the LEDBETTER'S to you.
You can see more info on the SARRETT'S Profile at my site: [See: Willy W. SARRETT Profile]

Would like any additions/corrections or any Photos you would like to share.
Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.

Added by Paul R Sarrett, Jr on Jun 09, 2014 6:01 PM

Liberty ღ Marty
RE: Michael Paul Bonetti
LeeAnne, you are so very welcome.
Children have a special place in my heart, and it is with so much love that I visited your Baby and so many other children, it is so sad to see so many that passed away.
My Mother lost a Daughter at 3 years old, I never meet her, as she was born before me, and I wish I had a big sister, but she's loved so much by me.
Take care sweet friend.
Love , Liberty

Added by Liberty ღ Marty on Apr 29, 2014 11:03 AM


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