Cole family Cemetery
Cole family cemetery is posted and indexed. A beautiful, and impressively well kept cemetery. To see the cemetery along with my transcription of the cemetery, click here. Cole Cemetery The people in the cemetery are also now all indexed. Here’s a direct link to the index I have made for this site.
Gray & Slayton: please help ID picture
I’m looking for the family of Lillie Slayton from Danville, Virginia to see if they recognize this picture. Hazel King shared a few Gray family pictures that were unlabelled, hoping some Gray kin could help her identify the people in them. So far the pictures have all been of children and grandchildren of John Gray…
DT Ridout picture & family
Dave Ridout sent me this picture to share. A cousin gave him a copy, but they aren’t sure which of the two DT Ridouts this could be. One DT Ridout is David Thomas Ridout who lived from 1820-1876. He was first married to Mary E. Thomas, a daughter of Robin Thomas and Rebecca Jones. His…
About Julie’s mapping project, can you help?
I’ve been mapping out (pre-1900) deeds and plats that I’ve that been finding over the past 15 years. I’m still seeking plats. Many of the plats I found are from chancery cases, where the parents died intestate and land is being divided between the heirs. I got a few plats from a plat book at…
Seeking Cemeteries Without Tombstones
Many people today, assume that a cemetery in rural Virginia without tombstones must be a slave cemetery. But this is a misunderstanding. Most people could barely afford to feed their families and pay their mortgages. The cost of a tombstone would not even be a priority. It was not considered a practical use of money,…