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Brenda Kale Ballard (#47147620)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo My name is Brenda Kale Ballard and I started researching my ancestry after my father passed away in 2008. I am very interested in genealogy and am currently in the process of constructing a family tree.

Please feel free to use any pictures of tombstones that I added to Find A Grave which were taken by me. I feel that if the information provided can help someone find their "roots" it is well worth the effort of uploading the pictures.

If you find errors or duplicates of my memorials, please click on the "Edit" tab on the memorial. Then click on the "Suggest a correction" link on the Edit page. Follow the instructions to submit your correction. If you choose to leave a request for correction or transfer directly on my contributor page, be sure to include the memorial ID # of the memorial to be updated and your contributor ID # if you are requesting a transfer. I will gladly transfer a memorial to immediate family members only. At the time of the request, please identify your relationship with the person you want transferred to you. Many of the memorials I create are people who are either in my husband's tree or mine. Therefore, if you request one of those memorials, I will not be able to accommodate you.

My husband and I love to photograph cemeteries in both Cabarrus and Stanly Counties. Thus far, in Cabarrus County, we have photographed all of Cold Springs United Methodist Church, Saint Martin Lutheran Church, Saint Paul United Methodist , Furr Family Cemetery, Paul Furr Family Graveyard, John Reed Cemetery, and Tucker Cemetery. In Stanly County, we photographed all of Loves Chapel & Loves Grove Methodist Churches, Oakboro Cemetery, Mission Baptist Church, Flat Rock Lutheran Church, and Locust Presbyterian. We love to document the final resting places of those who came before us and hope that this will help others in their ancestry search.

I am a retired teacher who taught school for 30 years in three counties in North Carolina. I earned a BA in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Arts and a Masters of Education (MED) degree. I also earned my National Board Certification in 2001 as a Middle Childhood Generalist.

I am learning that genealogy can be quite addictive!

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Nancy Lee Edgerton-Ahlstrom Anders-Sterle
Hi Brenda, I just started working on my son-in-laws family line and found that you have a memorial set up for his father Jerry A. Sellers #74296306. I have a lot to add to his memorial and ancestors, etc. and was wondering if you would not mind transferring his memorial over to me. J Paul his son would appreciate it also so that we could add info to it for him too. Would you be so kind to do that for us. We really appreciate that you set it up back in 2011. Thank you. I am Nancy Anders #46990584.
Added by Nancy Lee Edgerton-Ahlstr... on Sep 20, 2017 6:33 PM
Cindy Allman
Margaret Lucille Goodman Blackwelder
Hi Brenda
Working om Moose and happened to notice you have Osborne as Margaert's maiden name. In the obit it is Goodman. Osborne is her father's middle name
Have a great weekend
Added by Cindy Allman on Sep 09, 2017 11:58 AM
Sebastian & Lecctie Hartsell memorial pages
Hi! Thank you for making my great grandparents pages. Will you please consider transferring their memorials to me? I know of children who are not linked to their parent's memorial & would like to make these additions for family members. Thank you in advance!
Added by SLB on Aug 02, 2017 10:56 AM
Chip Teeter
Follow-up to previous requests
Hi Brenda,

You are doing a great job. I can't believe how many memorials you have entered!

I just wanted to follow-up on some previous update requests and several transfer requests I submitted. Please let me know if you need more information from me. My id is (#49315383). All of my previous requests were submitted to you via email, not through this public forum.

Thanks again for the hard work.
Claud (Chip) Teeter
Added by Chip Teeter on Jul 23, 2017 12:15 PM
Abby J
RE: Grave Transfer
Thanks for responding so quickly.

He is my granddad's uncle and he is interested in having this memorial (he's also using this account). Thanks!
Added by Abby J on Jun 28, 2017 7:06 AM
Abby J
Grave Transfer
Hi! I was wondering if you could transfer Craven Eudy's grave to me (#63206172). Thanks!
Added by Abby J on Jun 27, 2017 2:38 PM
Cindy Allman
Gladys Poplin Shugar Obit
Hi Brenda
According to her obit she is the daughter of
Claude Pernay Poplin " Nay "
# 69995228
Sarah Isabell Huneycutt Poplin
# 69995743
Have a good day

Added by Cindy Allman on Jun 22, 2017 7:40 AM
Cindy Allman
Gladys Poplin Shugar Obit
Hi Brenda
According to her obit she is the daughter of
Claude Pernay Poplin " Nay "
# 69995228
Sarah Isabell Huneycutt Poplin
# 69995743
Have a good day

Added by Cindy Allman on Jun 22, 2017 7:39 AM
annette rowland
RE:Family links: JOHN M BALLARD Find A Grave Memorial# 59549029

Mertisha O Ross Ballard (1857 - 1897)
Frances Porter McDaniel Ballard (1855 - 1918)*

The spouses listed above for John M Ballard are wrong.

John M Ballard was my great grandfather, his daughter, Alice Miranda Ballard, was my grandmother.

John M Ballard was married to Catherine Crouch. All of the children listed are their children.

Could you please remove the two incorrect spouses and replace with the correct information of his spouse as Catherine Crouch.


Annette B Rowland
Added by annette rowland on May 28, 2017 11:12 AM
Nina Cabiness
RE: Ruth King
Hi Brenda,

Yes, my contributor # is 49251769. Please transfer mama's memorial to me. I don't know what that means as far as what I am able to do once it is transferred. I'm new at this, any information is certainly welcomed.

Thanks again,
Added by Nina Cabiness on Apr 20, 2017 12:29 PM
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