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Al Linton (#47024263)
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Bio Photo I live in Roanoke, Virginia and more recently I retired from the History Museum of Western Virginia. I am a member of the Historical Society of Western Virginia and the Botetourt County Historical Society.My current interest is family history research from a military service perspective.
I am a member of both the Sons of Union Veterans and the Sons of Confederate Veterans where I serve as Camp Genealogist for both camps and Secretary of the Joshua L. Chamberlain Camp #20 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. I am also a member of the National, State Society, and served as Secretary of Fincastle Resolutions Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and presently serve as the Chapter Registrar. I am primarily of English, Scot-Irish, and German descend. Therefore, the surnames that I have researched for over forty years include the following: Paternal - LINTON, ADKINS, HOGAN, BISHOP, LOLLIS, PICKERING, CALDWELL, HOLSTEIN, TAYLOR, CLAXTON, RICHARDSON, HIX, BOOTH & WEIR. Maternal - BLANKENSHIP, BAKER, GOFF, PREAS, PARKER, HALL, CLAYTON, YOPP, LITTON, LYKINS, WILBUR, IDDINGS, STEWART, REYNOLDS, & LYON. Allied Families - MAXEY, AKERS, BOOTH, KEATON, FISHER, CARTER, MISNER, BRILLHART, BECKNER, SHROPSHIRE, CONNER, MUNCY, STUART, COOPER, DOGGETT, PALMER, McDANIEL, GRAHAM, GRIGGS, KING, UNDERWOOD, PRATT, BOHON, JONES, & MELTON.
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Sam Black
Hello! I have found another of William Henry Blankenship's children (there were 8 of them!) Vernon Sylvester Blankenship d. 1991 Find A Grave# 39968024. Not a relative, doing this research for a friend. Crazy hobby!
Added by Sam Black on Jun 09, 2017 2:04 PM
Darrell Landrum
Pvt Fergason
Good Morning Al and thank you for the edits for this soldier along with the additional information you left with your photo. I have passed this soldier's grave many times as I walk through the hallowed ground of the Confederate section of Old City. I did not realize the original memorial for him had been transferred to me until just now. My main focus has been trying to create a memorial for all of the men in the Confederate section or to provide a good quality photo to add to an existing memorial for a family member to find. If Pvt Fergason is in your family line, please let me know and I will transfer his memorial over to you. Either way, I will get a much better quality photo of his grave posted to the memorial. And, finally, same as you, I had family on both sides of the Civil War and show just as much respect to the Union soldiers graves as I do the Confederate side.

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Darrell Landrum
Added by Darrell Landrum on Dec 22, 2016 1:55 AM
Scott W. Trent Jr.
In regards to # 94453820...... would any one know the parents or grand parents of this fellow...... I don't have a "Moorman" or Morman" but I have a Charles M.(oment) Trent of Rustburg, Campbell Co., VA, unmarried..... thanks, Scott Trent - VA
Added by Scott W. Trent Jr. on Oct 14, 2016 12:46 PM
RE: William Walton, Sr.
cool. keep me posted.
Added by Dacanta on May 18, 2016 12:32 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
James Pannell #105921048
Thanks for your "vote of confidence" to accept the edits for the memorial of James Pannell #105921048

I would be pleased if you would read my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Mar 17, 2016 7:49 AM
Could you please turn memorials 118668164 and 118668076 over to me? They are my husband's parents.
Added by BethM1130 on Feb 26, 2016 3:00 PM
Judy Stanley Burris, transitioned to her heavenly home on November 10, 2015, to join our Lord and to reunite with her partner and soul mate of 32 years, Kenneth Burris. She was born on August 26, 1944, to the late Walter and Roma Stanley of Roanoke County and was predeceased by brothers, Jack and Ray Stanley; sisters, Arlene (Oscar) Willis, Gaye (Arthur) Lancaster; and brother-in-law, Clarence Altis. Surviving is a brother, Elton Stanley (Evelyn); and sisters, Mauvieleen Altis and Dawn Stanley. Also surviving are in-laws, Jack (Reba) Burris, Nancy Williams, and Donna Burris as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Left to cherish her memory are a son, Keith; daughter-in-law, Nikki; and a grandchild, Jameson (little Miss Sunshine). She was so very proud of her family and loved them with all her heart. They gave her so much joy, inspiration, and were especially attentive to her needs. Judy graduated from Cave Spring High School, attended Roanoke College, and graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in Business Administration. Her working career spanned 39 years with Norfolk and Western Railway Co. and Norfolk Southern Corporation, retiring as System Manager Facilities. Upon retirement, Judy enjoyed spending precious time with family and friends as well as gardening, crosswords, and watching NASCAR. Special friends who were so loving and supportive over the years became part of her extended family and include Jane (Matt) Blackwell, Karen (Bill), Mandy, and Chris Burton, and Jim Mason of the Roanoke area. Also, from the Hampton Roads area, are Kay (Bobby) Wilkerson, Carmel (John) Adamo, Ann Ellis, Jessie Davis, members of the "Lucky Ladies" luncheon group, and Jamie (Jerry) Caddy. From the Richmond area are Dick Carper and Sandi Jones, and from Georgia, Barb (Jim) and Jimmy Ogle, and Judy (Tom) Worthington. The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Alberico for the excellent care of Judy during the past seven years as well as Linda Sawyer, Debbie Simmons, and the staff of Virginia Oncology Associates. Thanks also to the nursing staff of 2 South (Oncology) at Virginia Beach General Hospital. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November, 13, 2015, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel at 1457 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach. In Roanoke, visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2015, at Oakey's Funeral Home, South Chapel at 4257 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday at Oakey's Funeral Home, South Chapel. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Virginia, 6350 Center Dr., Suite 216, Norfolk, VA 23502. Condolences may be offered to the family at - See more at:
Added by Anonymous on Nov 14, 2015 1:59 PM
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Anna Laura Blankenship
Thank you for the information on Anna Laura's parents. We must be related as Anna Laura married William Murray Bruffey, his great great grandparents, John Bruffey (b Ireland) and Eleanor McDonald (b Scotland) settled in West Virginia. If you want more information, let me know.
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Susan Bruffey Lehman
Added by Susan Bruffey Lehman on Nov 08, 2015 7:19 AM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Ruby Cowan #106397116
Thank you for accepting the edits to update the memorial for my cousin Ruby Cowan #106397116
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Nov 03, 2015 12:59 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Florence Old #110148540
Thank you for accepting the edits to update the memorial for Florence Old #110148540

I would be pleased if you would read my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.

Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Oct 21, 2015 6:40 AM
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