I now live in Columbia, South Carolina (after some time in Knoxville, TN & Boise, ID) and like just about everybody else here I'm into history, graves, etc.No real geneology motivation and I'm not writing a book. I'm just a political scientist (Ph.D., University of Tennessee) with an interest in political history (see my virtual cemeteries). For me, it's about a good excuse to hop on my BMW motorcycle and disappear... somebody's always buried somewhere.
RE: Directions to Cemetery you Photographed Bob, I'm not completely sure, but this is where I remember. Get on Russell St. in Orangeburg and head toward town. When you get to Boulevard st. make a right, or West towards Clafin University. The cemetery is about two block from the intersection of Russell and Boulevard on the left side of the street. It could also be on Magnolia st. which runs parallel to it. It's been four years since I've been there and can't be 100% sure. You may want to contact the Historical Society to see if they can give you better directions. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Church+of+the+Redeemeremail@example.com,-80.8575468,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xd488698a2ea7bec1
RE: Patrick Noble pictures Here are the directions as best as I can give them, hopefully this helps. It will also be helpful if you get an SCDNR map for area 2.
Travel to Wellington, SC (most likely via highway 81 but may vary depending on exactly where you're coming from). Travel highway 81 until you find Road 196, there should be a sign that says Leroy's Ferry. Go left on to Road 135, stay straight until you find Road 563A, it's a sand road. The driveway that leads to the Noble graves will be on your right. If you have any questions, let me know.
RE: Patrick Noble pictures It's been a long time since I was there so I don't remember the exact road but I'll be glad to find out. I do remember that when you get there, you have to park in a small gravel/dirt area and then walk into the woods for quite a ways. When I was there, there was a pretty easy path to follow, it veered slight right then up a little incline. After that it leveled out and you can see the graves. It's located on game management property so take precaution if you go during hunting season. It's my understanding that the property was once a homestead for the Noble family. No house remains, just the graves. I'll get back to you on the road name or number ASAP.
Taylor Cemeteries in Carter County TN I recently visited the Taylor Cemetery location at the map location identified by this link on Find A Grave(http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=19243). The cemetery I found and the cemetery photo and graves do not match what I found. To sort this out I need to find and visit the Taylor Cemetery in your cemetery photo. Can you provide an address or driving directions?
I just found your photo of Terrelʻs grave stone... may I use it on my private family tree? He is a distant cousin. I always give credit to the photographers who allow me to use their photos and am very grateful to all of them! Thanks so much...
James Alexander Fowler I don't know how it is posted in Greenwood Cemetery that his name is Joseph A Fowler but his name is James and he was the mayor of Knoxville. I tried to look at the photos to see if you got up close and personal. The next time I go up there I will find his grave and take one. Are you related to the family? Would like to get a correction on this as soon as I can get us a close up.
My name is Deborah A. Nouzovsky and I live in Minersville, Schuylkill, Pa. I am working on the Brumm Family and George W. Brumm buried in the Pioneer Cemetery was born in Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pa. and is the brother of Charles Napoleon Brumm, the Congressman from Pa. I would like to use your photos of George W.'s children Emojean and Margaretta Brumm Alden on my ancestry tree. If you give your permission for me to use them I will give you full credit for the photos on my tree. Please let me know. Thank you.
RE: Mynatt Mayor... Wow, so being a mayor doesn't qualify, lol. Perhaps if one of the Mynatt's ever pays a visit to Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, they can get recognized as being "famous".
At the moment, I'm trying to resurrect a grave on a tiny piece of property, where there is only one headstone for Thomas Mynatt, a veteran from the War of 1812. Hey, that ought to make him famous.
There is a little problem, in that one of my cousins was there in 1959 and drew out a map of 45 graves, with plain limestone markers. And I don't believe there's any way that 45 people could have been buried in the little space currently marked.
The problem is, the Mynatt's (I have a list from my cousin, who was a Mynatt researcher in the 1960's) who are there were veterans from The American Revolutionary War (should make them famous, right?), the Lord Dunsmore war, and other members of the War of 1812. The other family members who fought in the Civil War are located in a cemetery about a mile away.
The original Mynatt was Richard Mynatt. He came over as an indentured servant to Thomas Lee (grandfather of Robert E. Lee) and was a cook for 4 years in exchange for his passage to the US. He worked and lived at Stratford Hall in VA. Thomas died and his son, Philip, refused to release Richard. Richard then sued for his Certificate of Freedom. Later he lived in TN, before TN was even a state, which makes him a member of the First Families of TN, a collection on file with the East TN Historical Society (I'm a member because of my lineage to him).
He's currently in the ground, where the closest object to him is an abandoned trailer. I'm working hard to remedy that situation without folks in that are pulling out their shotguns. I'm applying to the VA for him to get a headstone, and for Thomas Mynatt to receive a replacement headstone.
We have a facebook page, The Mynatt Army, if you'd like to join. The Mynatt's have a long history in Knoxville of preachers, lawyers, doctors, slave owners, farmers, merchants, and some rednecks. I take pride on being one. Go Vols!
I'm off to New Albany, Indiana this morning, to do some more research on another line. Take care and thank you for responding to my post. If you ever learn of anything regarding the Mynatts, please let me know.