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Robert C. Peurifoy (#46928811)
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Bio Photo The life of a person is more than the dash between two dates. It is my hope that the memorials which I create or manage can make the individuals life fuller, even if just linking to family members or adding a few tidbits of information. Researching and including other family information makes them more than graves, they are people. Suggestions are welcome but please submit them using the edit button at the upper right corner of each memorial.
Even when transcribing cemeteries I work hard to link other family members.
I live in the northwestern mountains of North Carolina and have work primarily in cemeteries there. A focus in the past was Carolina Memorial Park in Concord, North Carolina. There are 30,000 graves but only about 19,000+ documented. I've done more than 4,000 of those. Much of my family is buried there.
My current focus is a Jewish cemetery in Maryland and documenting a Concentration Camp in Germany. This will be a two year project.

I'm not about numbers. For seven years I cared for my elderly mother who had Alzheimer's. She wanted to go out but I could not trust a Mall or other public places, so we went to cemeteries where I took pictures. During the evenings, when I could not leave the house, I would upload the pictures to my computer and fill out spreadsheets. Since her passing two years ago I am not as active and have given a lot of time to upload my backlog of pictures, which I have reduced from over 4,000 to about 1,000. It's time consuming as I edit ever picture I upload. I am not related to most of my memorials.


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My family can be traced back 46 generations to County Leichester, England. The family is English/Norman. They came to England with William after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The photo above is my ancestor, Sir Nicholas Purefoy, buried in The Church of St. Michael and all Angels in Fenny Drayton, Co. Leicestershire, England. The spelling of my name is the most rare of the three family groups: Purefoy, Purifoy and Peurifoy. The early Purefoys came to Jamestown, VA in 1621.

On my paternal side I am interested in the Peurifoy, Purifoy, Purefoy, Scott and Suther families.
For my maternal side are Statons, Stiller's,and Moores (from Stanly Co, NC).
My wife is from the Byrd and Carr families of Duplin County, NC.

Friends, you are invited to visit the memorial page for our son
Nathan Peurifoy He died unexpectedly in October 2014 at age 26 from a diabetic coma. In six months I lost my mother and my son.
Thank you all for your prayers, friendship and care. It is appreciated. You are also invited to visit the memorials of my grandmother Lillian Scott Peurifoy, my mother
Hazel Staton Peurifoy and Father Robert Eugene Peurifoy.

Photos of graves are free to use. However, personal photos of individuals are copyrighted by this writer and can only be used on other sites by written request via email (not "public messages on my personal page) and acknowledgement of original owner of the photograph.

Thanks to all who help with my typo, mistakes and incorrect links. I could not accomplish this without your help.

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Bridgett Wine
Adlee Walker Robinson
The information you have for Adlee is wrong. She already has one with the correct information and links to her family members also. Thank you.
Added by Bridgett Wine on Feb 16, 2017 1:18 PM
Cindy Allman
Salisbu Naol Cem.
Hi Robert
I hope that you & your family are having a great day I no longer put memorials in this Cem. I was
always putting them in the wrong place so I stopped
had a few really bad remarks about this so I stopped
Have a great day
Added by Cindy Allman on Feb 14, 2017 11:28 AM
Beverly Lanning Poole
RE: Salisbury National Cemeteries


Thank you for the information re the Salisbury National Cemeteries. I had noticed several obituaries recently that directed to the historic cemetery and wondered if there was an error. Your e-mail explains the quandary.

I'm sure that this will generate some more misplaced memorials but we will just have to be diligent and keep those SAC's going.

I appreciate your help and your good work.

All the best,
Added by Beverly Lanning Poole on Feb 12, 2017 4:20 PM
FAG Beta County Mapper
It is good that you feature the address of the beta County Mapper on your Find A Grave page -- therefore I took a second look at it, and now I appreciate its usefulness for reviewing cemeteries in a county or city and have put it in my bookmarks. Thanks!
Added by AlPol on Jan 25, 2017 10:24 PM
John Evans
RE: Pine Forest - Oakdale Cemeteries
They are separate cemeteries, but located next to each other. Pine Forest is an African American Cemetery. There are actual four cemeteries located all next to each other and MapQuest has it wrong. There is Calvary, Oakdale, Pine Forest, and Bellevue all in the same area.
Calvary is also an African American cemetery.

Added by John Evans on Jan 16, 2017 4:23 AM
Jeff Lovelace
RE: Ashley Chicoine
You are quite welcome for the transfer Robert. Glad to help a fellow compatriot, especially one such as yourself.
Yes, losing children is much more than sad, it must be devastating. My father in heaven spared me from that responsibility, and all that may or may not come with the duty of being a father.
If my memory serves me correctly, the corpses were dissected in the old Science Bldg., but it has not been utilized as a medical building for many years. The so-called "graveyard" just a pile of bones at the edge of the woods. Most folks just assumed that there was a "potters Field" out there. James Mackie, son of Dr. George Mackie just imagined that whatever remained of the bodies would have been buried after the anatomy classes concluded, but this was not the case.
In 1921, as you probably know, Wake Forest College was in Wake Forest however, in 1956 it became Wake Forest University and moved to Winston-Salem. The location in Wake Forest is now the home of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Jennifer Smart at the Wake Forest Historical Museum was a great resource for me as well.
Ravensbruck was intriguing and it certainly needs to be cataloged and recorded. I am glad to hear you are on the case.
I joined the SCV in 2004, only to be deserted about a year later. Many nightmares emerged from my efforts to create a Southern Historical Civil War Commemorative Corps. here in Asheville. Found myself alone and blacklisted after I founded that group.
Now the SAR is much more of a challenge; I had two ancestors there, with one in the Continental Line, but the review and sponsorship process in grueling. I have my application done, but never found someone to sponsor me.
Most of the Lovelace family drifted down into NC from Maryland. They settled in Rutherford Co., Cleveland County and others. My bloodline is English, German and possibly Irish. Wish I could have followed that line as efficiently and as far back as you have done. Eaker is one of the old names with German heritage.
I have a WBTS book coming out next month. Keep an eye on the Olde Buncombe County Genealogical Society website.
Blessings to you and yours my friend and compatriot!
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Dec 28, 2016 8:03 PM
Jeff Lovelace
Further Reading
Here is a link to the story as it was recounted online.
As these types of links to other websites are not allowed on Find A Grave, I could not add that link in the bio for James Jay.
Find A Grave does reserve the right to edit the content of any bio in order to conform to the guidelines of this site.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Dec 27, 2016 7:02 PM
Beverly Lanning Poole
RE: Mildred Staton Stiller # 72016848

I removed the picture of the monument as you requested. Now I'm interested in how the picture ended up on your memorial page for her. I have never been to that cemetery so of course I didn't take a picture there. Where did it come from?

Thanks...Merry Christmas!
Added by Beverly Lanning Poole on Dec 19, 2016 11:51 AM
Angela Bryans
RE: Photo request
We looked at the grave locators at both cemetery and there was nothing for her or her husband, Edward M. Howard. There was a Edward J Owens. We were there to visit and take a picture of our friends buried in the annex Sept 2016 and they are list.
Maybe you could call their office and ask.
Sorry we couldn't help.
Added by Angela Bryans on Dec 18, 2016 8:03 AM
Dave Powell
RE: May Patterson
Thank you - I appreicate the quick response.
Added by Dave Powell on Dec 13, 2016 6:59 AM
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