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Joy Steele (#47692968)
 member for 9 years, 1 month, 25 days
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Bio Photo We live in western Rowan County, with easy access to cemeteries within a 15-20 mile radius located in Rowan, Iredell, and Davie Counties.
I try to be smart with my trips out to these areas. Unfortunately, some requests are guesses causing wasted fuel and time for area volunteers. I've learned to double check requests before claiming them by either working with a cemetery administrator or church or using county cemetery records at our great Rowan County Library History room. In the process I've accumulated several lists to use at home.

Family names being researched for my husband's paternal side are Steele, Chambers, Graham, Knox, Brandon, Cowan, Wilson, Luckey, Locke, among others; his maternal side includes Walker, King, Quarterman, Smith, Jones, Way, Winn, Reade, among others & mostly in south Georgia before 1800's.

My paternal side includes Hutcheson, Launius/Lanius, Durham, Chaffin, Dudley, Johnson, Carleton, Chiles/Childs, Smith, and Johnson- to name a few and mostly of colonial Virginia, Georgia, and South Carolina; the maternal side is Ellis, Reynolds, and Potts, predominantly of colonial Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, and a bit of North Carolina.

Even after several years of working on family trees for both sides in order to digitize the information from the paper and books left to us, I always have more data to add as the genealogy world digitizes more data for our research. I am very grateful for this.

Memorials will be happily transferred unless they are our family. Ask for them through the Edit tab on the memorial, and you are welcome to use my memorial photos for genealogical purposes. Just give me credit.
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RE: Zacariah Beam
Thank you Joy. My son, Jacob and I went to visit Fifth Creek Presbyterian Church, June 2015. We found the graves of 2 ancestors, but not Daniel Beam or Bean as they had his wife listed. I think he may be buried on her right in an unmarked grave. There are unmarked graves on both sides of her and her son-in-law is beside the unmarked one to her left. This leads me to believe that her husband, Daniel, is on her right and her daughter is on her left. I would like to check the church records and maybe find obituaries or death records when I can find them. This is all new to me. I am working on genealogy as well.

I truly appreciate any guidance that you can give to me. I am learning how to do this and am grateful to you and others in North Carolina that assist us in other states. I hope to come back to NC soon to visit.

Have a blessed day Joy,
Michele Beam Disney
Added by Michele on Sep 06, 2017 12:00 PM
RE: Zacariah Beam
Thank you Joy. I am finding this on several of my ancestors. It is so sad that they do not have memorial markers. I am new to this, so I do appreciate any guidance that you can give me. I hope to come to North Carolina soon and get to visit some more of my ancestors gravesites. I am also working on genealogy. My family didn't have a lot of information so I am working on my own to try and find it. Find A Grave have been very helpful. Most of the contributors have been so very helpful.

I hope that you have a very blessed day.

Michele Beam Disney
Added by Michele on Sep 04, 2017 10:11 AM
alice hester
Thank you for looking. A good many Gheens still live in Kannapolis and Salsibury. Hopefully on eof them will know more.
Added by alice hester on Aug 02, 2017 2:26 PM
alice hester
Thank you for looking. A good many Gheens still live in Kannapolis and Salsibury. Hopefully on eof them will know more.
Added by alice hester on Aug 02, 2017 2:25 PM
Joseph Cowan
Thank you for the lovely photo.

Thana White Cottrell
Added by TWC on Aug 02, 2017 12:40 PM
Samuel Baker. & his wife Alice Baker
Thanks for the pictures. This helps put some substance to their lives.

Added by Eden1415 on Jul 24, 2017 6:33 PM
RE: Zacariah Beam

Thank you for your reply on Zachariah and Amanda Beam. I appreciate it very much.

I am still learning and did not know about the unmarked graves lists. I probably have several family on that list then.

Thank you very much for your kindness and time in looking these up for me.

Michele Beam Disney
Added by Michele on Jul 10, 2017 4:45 PM
Michelle Stelzer
Thank You
Thank you so much for the picture of Alene Anderson Hughes headstone!
Added by Michelle Stelzer on Apr 20, 2017 10:25 AM
SueZanne Dalley
Robert Shehan - 88787919
Thanks for looking for the headstone of Robert in the Lebanon Lutheran Church Cemetery in Cleveland,
in Rowan County. I appreciate your time and effort. SueZanne
Added by SueZanne Dalley on Apr 06, 2017 5:35 PM
Janet Hickman
Otis Leach
I want to thank you for trying. As you can see on his death certificate, he is buried there. Probably there are no stone for him.
Added by Janet Hickman on Apr 06, 2017 5:05 PM
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