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Ray (#47188697)
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Bio Photo Feel free to use any of my photos in any way that you wish, especially the older ones. My only purpose in posting them is to share them with those who want them and to help preserve them for posterity, just as many of these were gifts which others (long dead, for the most) once shared so generously with me. History is not for hoarding or profit but for preserving and passing on.

Attribution is not expected. With that said, however, the serious researcher/historian records the source for photos and rare documents. So while I don't need to be acknowledged or "thanked," I have tried (not always successfully) to list where most of my photos came from. If I have posted one that came from you, please let me know, or remind me, or suggest proper attribution.

Lastly, all of my memorials are works in progress, so I'm continually tinkering with them, researching, editing or expanding them. Additions, comments, corrections, criticisms and suggestions are welcome and always considered.
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Shirley C McKenzie
St Margarets Church, Ruther Glenn, VA
I was studying the Isbell/Asbell/etc name and came across Henry Isbell who is connected with the St. Margaret's Church,Ruther Glenn,Va. It's sweetness touched me and I would like to copy it to my 'history' file. I have photos that I like and hope someday to share them in a genealogy document (I suspect I have waited too long to try to publish). This photo rather embodies for me those times gone by. I will give you credit if I ever use it. I thank you for all your work. Find A Grave is a blessing to researchers everywhere. p.s. My connection is to Chloe (Tippett) and Solomon Asbell who apparently came from Halifax, NC and westward ca 1800. Don't know Solomon's ancestry. Shirley (Cartwright/Rogers) McKenzie.
Added by Shirley C McKenzie on Feb 13, 2017 12:18 PM
Nancy Cornelius
Gordon Provence
Added pic to wife and requested dod to be added to her. Found on the row behind them a Christopher Reed Provence. Not sure if connected or has passed. If connected and know if I need to remove pic to Christopher let me know.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Feb 02, 2017 12:58 PM
Brandon Masters
Masters Family
I noticed you have done a good bit of work on the Masters Family graves. I was wondering if you have done any with the Masters of Harpersville, Vincent, and St. Clair County. There is a Masters family cemetery in Harpersville, Al it's in ruins but still something to hold onto.

Thanks,
Brandon Masters
Added by Brandon Masters on Jan 27, 2017 7:03 PM
John Lindsey
Ransom Lindsey
Hi Ray, my name is John Lindsey
Ransom Lindsey was my ggg grandfather, I was excited to see the information you complied on Mary A Drennan Lindsey, I have 2 questions;
1. Ransom was married to Lanty or Atlanta Smallwood, the last information was the 1860 census
all of her children worked in the Roswell Mills,do can you tell me when she might of died?
2. Any idea when Ransom died?
Any information would be appreciated

Thanks,
John Lindsey
Added by John Lindsey on Dec 23, 2016 2:08 PM
Samantha Johnson
Old Dutch Cemetary
Hello Ray, I am trying to get some information on the old Dutch cemetery. It states that it is located in Wilkes county north Carolina, right across from Antioch church (where my family is buried). It shows up as only being 2 miles from my home location. But I cant seem to find it to fulfill photo requests. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!
Added by Samantha Johnson on Nov 05, 2016 3:36 PM
margie beatty
thanks
ray, i just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your hard work over the years for all of the rest of us who can`t travel to all the places. you`ve let us see places we can never visit. i`m sure our ancestors are looking down saying "thank god for ray telling our story accurately for the rest of them".

sincerely
margie
Added by margie beatty on Nov 02, 2016 7:13 AM
Donna Spears
Louise B Hutson 32766982
You requested a photo for this person in the Fairview United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, MO, in 2014. Her name is actually Laura Bessie Hutson. Maybe if you mention that in the photo request someone will find her. Thanks.
Added by Donna Spears on Oct 20, 2016 3:49 PM
Nancy Cornelius
Honeycomb cemetery
FYI… This cemetery is in disarray from grass and other growth. i went out there this am thinking I could get about. Rough grounds with a lot of pot holes. Multiple unknown rocks/markers. There is a lot of damage to this cemetery from campers. I do not know of anyone that upkeeps this cemetery, and by the looks of it , no one. A lot of stones are broken. I did not see a Jones or Upton. I will leave your request for now and maybe when the grass dies down someone can get out there and look again.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Oct 06, 2016 10:32 AM
Robert Worden
RE: Torrey plot
I did look for the others. A couple times. I even brought my poker as you can see it in pic. You are more than welcome
Added by Robert Worden on Sep 25, 2016 6:55 PM
Steven H.
RE: Swancutts
You are most welcome! it was my pleasure to photograph the gravestones for you.
Added by Steven H. on Sep 14, 2016 8:01 PM
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