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Joy Steele (#47692968)
 member for 8 years, 9 months, 28 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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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
Mary Simonton
Thank you for the tombstone photo!
Added by Lynne on Mar 04, 2017 6:49 PM
William Simonton
Thank you so much for these very nice photos of William Simonton's tombstone!
Added by Lynne on Mar 04, 2017 6:43 PM
Cindy Cornwell McCachern
Thank You
Thanks for the photo of Myra McCachern's pretty tombstone. You sure don't see many pink ones like that. I wonder if pink was her favorite color?
Added by Cindy Cornwell McCachern on Feb 22, 2017 4:24 PM
G Moore
John Wilson Moore at 5th Creek
Thank you for your attempt to find a tombstone for John Wilson Moore. I live over 1000 miles a way now and don't get back to NC that often.
Added by G Moore on Jan 21, 2017 1:02 PM
Myrtle Lipe Picture
Thanks for th nice Christmas present.

Added by Eden1415 on Dec 27, 2016 11:48 AM
John Neill photo...
Thank you fulfilling my photo request for his memorial, sad to see it broken though. Very much appreciated. Have a great day!
Added by J.G.B. on Oct 13, 2016 8:25 AM
Walker Photos
Thanks a million for the wonderful photos. I truly appreciate your time!
Added by b2gthr4evr on Oct 08, 2016 10:36 AM
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