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Dot Harcum (#46871931)
 member for 10 years, 4 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo Although I've been a member of Find A Grave for more than 5 years, its been just recently that I've contributed to the site or done any research from cemeteries listed on the site of mine and my husband's families.

I was born in Northampton Co., NC at the farm of my maternal grandparents, Millard Eugene "Genie" Bridgers and Virgie Janeva Draper Bridgers on what is now the dirt portion of Bridgers Rd. My parents moved to Portsmouth, VA in the early 1940's and I lived there until my marriage. Currently I live in Yorktown, VA.

Shortly after I began researching my ancestors in 1998, I tried (in vain) to locate the graves of my paternal great grandparents, Enos Johnson & Frances Lavenia Baugham Johnson. I knew the burial location for the other 3 sets of great grandparents (and a few further back grandparents) and really wanted to find the Johnson's burial location.

After searching many of the family cemeteries in Northampton Co., NC, I realized there was a wealth of knowledge from grave markers that probably would not be available to researchers in years to come due to elements, abandonment of sites and family members' knowledge. So, I began visiting the sites armed with tools, notebooks and pencils, tape recorders, bug spray, blaze orange vest, water, paper towels, trash bags, etc, copying the info from the grave markers. Sure wish I'd taken pictures of all of them!!!

After a 12 year period of "graving", I decided it was time to share my info with others and donated a 4 volume set of my cemetery books to the library and to the museum in Jackson, Northampton Co., NC. The set contains over 300 family, church and town cemeteries indexed alphabetically by names of roads in Northampton Co., NC, with a few cemeteries from adjoining Hertford Co., NC, as some of "my families" were buried there.

Just recently (2012), I began submitting info on the Find A Grave site and hope to continue submitting more info in the future.

*** Jan 2014

Have revisited some of the cemeteries from which I recorded info, as indicated above. I have added photos of some of the headstones as well as pictures of individuals for some of the memorials I created as well as pics of stones and individuals to many memorials others created.

Actively involved with this site and hoping to continue sharing many of the over 300 cemeteries from which I recorded info from grave markers.
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Margaret Gagliardi
Moseley Dupe
Thanks Dot. I deleted mine.
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Feb 27, 2017 10:47 AM
Sarah Carpenter
RE: Wheeler Fam cem

Actually, I've been trying to remove all and any pictures that I have posted.
I thought they were all deleted when I left but apparently because I'm still an active member I'm still linked to photo's.
FYI: All pictures were taken by me personally.

I have sent request to admin without any results - months ago.
If you can, will you do this for me?

Thanks in advance.
Added by Sarah Carpenter on Feb 21, 2017 1:16 PM
Sarah Carpenter
RE: Wheeler Family Cemetery
Hello Dot,

Good to hear from you.
I'm not surprised at the confusion you described.
Just so you know, I am no longer involved with this site. I did not create any of the Wheeler cemeteries so I wouldn't be able to help you with any changes regarding that. I was going to delete the pictures but even though I am the one that added them, there appears to be some kind of "block" on me and I'm unable to do anything.
Guess everything will have to go through whoever manages that memorial. Or perhaps contact Find A Grave admin? So sorry I couldn't help. Thank you for all that you do and for caring so much.

Added by Sarah Carpenter on Feb 20, 2017 6:51 PM
jim wheeler
RE: Noah Wheeler Family Cemetery
Thank you!
Added by jim wheeler on Feb 19, 2017 4:01 PM
jim wheeler
Noah Wheeler Family Plot
Ms. Harcum,
I am Bealie Wheeler's son. Do you know if the graves at the old homeplace on the Jackson Bypass still exist?
I have not been there for years and I can not locate them on Google Maps.

Thank you,

Jim Wheeler
Added by jim wheeler on Feb 18, 2017 8:37 PM
James D. Knight
RE: Mary Eliza Flythe Martin
Hello again, Dot!
Please disregard my previous message (I was very tired when I wrote it!). You are absolutely correct! Benjamin F. Martin was indeed the husband of Mary Eliza "Mollie" Flythe, NOT her father. Her parents were my paternal great-great grandparents, Rev. Jesse T. Flythe and Lucy Ann Grant Flythe. Mary was the older sister of my paternal great-grandmother Adrianna Flythe Knight. Sorry for the confusion, but I think I have it all straight now! ;-)
-- Jim
Added by James D. Knight on Feb 01, 2017 11:17 AM
James D. Knight
RE: Mary Eliza
Mary is my paternal second great-aunt. Her father, Benjamin Franklin Flythe (1846-1926), was the older brother of my paternal great-grandmother, Adrianna Flythe Knight (1862-1919).
Added by James D. Knight on Jan 30, 2017 7:52 PM
James D. Knight
Mary Eliza "Mollie" Flythe Martin
Hi Dot --
Just wanted to thank you for the photo of Mary Eliza "Mollie" Flythe Martin's grave stone. I have already downloaded it to her profile on my family tree on
-- Jim Knight
Winston-Salem, NC
Added by James D. Knight on Jan 30, 2017 2:43 PM
Margaret Gagliardi
Ida Leitner
Thanks Dot, the dupe is removed.
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Jan 16, 2017 2:18 PM
Lonnie Harcum New Port News/Richmond
Hi Dot,
Are you related to the above?

Added by Goldeneagle on Jan 04, 2017 8:42 AM
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