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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 but not on my tree, just email me and I will gladly send you a copy for your personal use.
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Charles A Snyder
RE: Re : Dewey Freeman, Jr
I have been busy adding so much of your research to my Family Tree Maker for Freeman history (Dewey M Freeman II was my wife's uncle on her side). Love all the pictures. You have done so much and data entry seems like an endless task. Thank you.
Added by Charles A Snyder on Nov 05, 2015 3:50 PM
F Priam
Sallie Oxendine
Hi, the Death Certificate lists no Cemetery, only the County, so, I put her in there just so I can create her memorial for now., if you have any suggestions as to where she might be?
Added by F Priam on Sep 06, 2015 10:50 PM
Nina Estelle Jacobs
Melanie, thanks for your many contributions to this site. Would like to ask you about some areas of my tree that clearly overlap with your research and which have been cloudy at best. Please contact me privately if you are so inclined. Thanks~
Added by spud_chick on Aug 27, 2015 3:37 PM
eddie arnold
Talmon Oxendine
Hi Melanie
I am looking for pics or info about Talmon Oxendine,my mom never knew who her bio father or mother was,i researched and talmon and evelyn leviner is her parents,we are looking for any info about either of them.I have a lot of info about my mom if anyone is interested.
Thanks Ed
Added by eddie arnold on Jun 27, 2015 12:40 PM
Linda Wright
RE: Newton Family
Thank You
Added by Linda Wright on Jun 23, 2015 7:44 PM
Linda Wright
Newton Family
Hello, I have been searching on ancestry and I have come across the information that you have provided on here alot. I would like to know if you have any information on Mary Ann Turner, Thomas Peirce Newtons wife and her parents.
Added by Linda Wright on Jun 21, 2015 11:28 PM
Daniel Bullard
Memorial # 124092424
Daisy Lee Oxendine Sampson was my Grandma I was wondering if you could find or help me find any information on her mama & daddy

Addie Oxendine
Born: Aug 2 1907
Died: Feb 1984

Martha Oxendine (Born Locklear)
I couldn't find my Great Grandma's birthday or when she passed

Thank you in advance
Added by Daniel Bullard on May 24, 2015 2:30 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.
Added by Phoebe Pollitt on Mar 25, 2015 10:05 AM
Phoebe Pollitt
Viola Lowery Armstrong
I have a history of nursing in NC website 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
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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