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melanie (#47199377)
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Bio Photo It all started with Deep Branch Baptist in Lumberton, NC and Clover Hill Methodist in Lawndale, NC on my mom's side and Walnut Grove Baptist in Moravian Falls, NC on my dad's side. It was amazing to me that I was related to that many people buried in those cemeteries.

MATERNAL MATERNAL line includes: Burgin, Digh/Dye, Freeman, Gattis/Gettys, Kelly, Ledford, Newton, Self, & Swofford in Burke, Cleveland, Gaston, McDowell, Orange, and Rutherford Counties in North Carolina

MATERNAL PATERNAL line includes: Dees/e, Dyal/Dial, Hammond/s, Hunt, Jones, Locklear, Lowry/ery/rey/rie, Paul, & Sampson in Cumberland and Robeson Counties in North Carolina

PATERNAL MATERNAL line includes: Brown, Coleman, Jarvis, & Money in Iredell, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin Counties in North Carolina

PATERNAL PATERNAL line includes: Campbell, Curry, Hayes, Moore, Treadway/away, Smith, & Williams in Alexander, Anson, Iredell, Wilkes, and Rowan Counties in North Carolina

***NOTE: If there is a headstone or footstone photo that I have taken and posted on findagrave.com but not on my Ancestry.com tree, just email me and I will gladly send you a copy for your personal use.
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jay
dear melanie
I want to thank you so very much for the pics you took of my grandpa James lowery stone it means so much to me an my family. I've been waiting along time to see the pic of my grandpa stone and you made a dream come true you are a hero to me like he was in Korea thank you so much an may god bless you and keep doing a great job on the pics thanks again . your friend jay.
Added by jay on Apr 19, 2015 6:42 PM
Beverly Lanning Poole
Salisbury VA Cemetery Annex
Good Afternoon, Melanie,

Thank you for the updates on the military markers you have photographed in the Salisbury VA Cemetery Annex. I enter them on a spreadsheet at the end of each year and therein is the reason that the information on the marker is not like what I put on the memorial. (The spreadsheet only allows so much.) I will readily correct what you request and want you to know how my entries came to be. Even though I don't know the folks for whom I have made memorials, in this way they will not be lost.

In addition, thank you for your photographs. They are exquisite!!!!

All the best,
Beverly Poole
Added by Beverly Lanning Poole on Apr 19, 2015 1:46 PM
Chuck Hilton
James Henry McGuigan
Thank you Melanie for the pic of his monument.
Chuck Hilton
Added by Chuck Hilton on Apr 19, 2015 1:20 PM
debra trumble
Joseph Montgomery
Melanie,

Thank you so much for your time and efforts, it is very much appreciated. It is awesome that you spend your time helping others. Again, Thank you!

Debra Trumble
Added by debra trumble on Apr 19, 2015 8:08 AM
Phoebe Pollitt
Lumbee nurses
Thank you for so much information. 3 other early Lumbee nurses were Eva Brewington Sampson (1932-2014) who graduated from nursing school in 1970 and spent a 25 year career heading student health services at UNC-P. and 2 military nurses: Mary Brayboy who nurses in OK during the VietNam war and Brenda Finnicum who started service in the US Army nurse Corps in 1978.

I want to find out more about an unnamed nurse in Dr. Malinda Lowery's book Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South where on page 161 she writes
"The project (Pembroke Farms) also employed a nurse, the farm's only permanent Indian employee. Her duties centered on curbing the area's malaria, tuberculosis, syphilis and other diseases through treatment and education".

I have written Dr. Lowery and haven't received a reply. Do you know who she is talking about?
Thanks again for all your great information.
Phoebe
Added by Phoebe Pollitt on Mar 25, 2015 10:05 AM
Phoebe Pollitt
Viola Lowery Armstrong
Hi,
I have a history of nursing in NC website www.nursinghistory.appstate.edu and I very much want to add information about early Lumbee Registered Nurses. I understand that Viola Lowery Armstrong was the first. Do you know of others? perhaps the first Lumbee nurse to work in Robeson County/Pembroke/Scotland County area?
Also, do you have a photograph of nurse Armstrong or know how I can read her obituary?
Thanks a lot and sorry for all the quesitons.
Phoebe Pollitt
Added by Phoebe Pollitt on Mar 24, 2015 8:40 PM
sandra britt
RE: Dials
I really stumbled on this info but don't have access to ancestors.com to see if it lines up. This seems to have been the blood line for Marcus Dial bu not sure. I have googled a few things but if you find out if it all lines up let me know. It is good to hear from you and I hope all is well. Tell your mom hello for me. Take good care and be blessed.
Sandra
Added by sandra britt on Mar 12, 2015 6:18 PM
sandra britt
Dials
Henry a British Army Captain was killed by Indians abt 1764 in an engagement that took place near the North Carolina-South Carolina border. This was right after the French and Indian War. It is believed that he had come into North Carolina about 1753 during that part of the French and Indian War that was known as the Spanish Alarm. Most of the fighting between France and Britain in continental North America ended in 1760, while the fighting in Europe continued. The war in North America officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on February 10, 1763 and war in the European theatre of the Seven Years' War was settled by the Treaty of Hubertusburg on February 15, 1763.

After Henry's Death, Isabel and their oldest and youngest sons, Hastings and Martin DIAL and their unmarried daughter, Isabella DIAL, moved to Laurens District in the South Carolina colony, abt 1767, where all of them lived until death. Their other children, namely James, Isaac, and Mary DIAL remained in North Carolina. It is said that later on James and Isaac moved to Tennessee and that some of their children settled in Texas. - Source: "Martin Dial and Related Families" by Hastings Harrison; published Dallas 1959
Added by sandra britt on Mar 10, 2015 10:24 PM
sandra britt
Traced
Melanie I traced Marcus Dial father Duncan Dial >
father Peter Dial> James> Dial> Captain Henry Arthur Dial who married Isabella Hastings> his father was Isaac Dial James who married Eilzabeth Hill born in Dublin Ireland and Gasglow Scotland.

Can you confirm these. Isabella was the Daughter of Peter Hastings who was friends with William Penn. they came over on the boat together her husband Captain Henry Arthur Dial.
You can let me on my cell 843-687-9141.
Your cousin Sandra Britt.
Added by sandra britt on Mar 10, 2015 10:07 PM
Ronnie Lee Brothers
Old Ebenezer UMC Cemtery - Hemphills
I would really appreciate a copy of the Ebenezer cemetery headstones, that include Melinda Burgin Hemphill and Mary Ann Mackie Hemphill that you have posted on Find A Grave, to share on my Ancestry family file.
My 2nd great-grandmother was Mary Ann Hemphill, wife of James Lette/Leach McEntire.
Thank you for taking the time to photograph and document the headstones at Old Ebenezer UMC cemetery. I visited the cemetery years ago, but my old camera took very poor photos.
Ronnie "Ronnalee" (Scovel) Brothers
San Antonio, Texas
Added by Ronnie Lee Brothers on Mar 05, 2015 8:30 AM
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