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Erika Ruppe (#48149208)
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Jim Forcum
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Thomas Benton Sherrill
thanks for the photo and thanks for going the 2nd mile and adding his wife. would you please go back and check her date of birth against her headstone? thank you very much.
Added by Rhea on Mar 28, 2015 7:59 PM
Steve Hinds
Annie & Charlie Sherrrill
Erika, thanks very much for taking the time to photograph the markers for Annie & Charlie Sherrill located in Iredell County. I really appreciate your help!

Steve Hinds (48180521)
Added by Steve Hinds on Mar 28, 2015 7:08 PM
RE: L.C. Ruppe
You are welcome. Glad to help
Added by Sharon on Mar 23, 2015 7:40 PM
cynthia mullens
RE: Zella and Robert Tyson
You're welcome!

Added by cynthia mullens on Mar 23, 2015 6:09 PM
Dan Phelan
RE: Re: Foster Myers
Hi Erika,
You might want to call the cemetery and see who else is in his plot. I was told by the office that his plot was AA-11c. Maybe one of the other names is on a marker that can be seen in the photo.
Their number is (410) 779-6572 and they are usually pretty helpful. They may be able to confirm (double check) if he has a marker or not.
Good luck,
Added by Dan Phelan on Mar 23, 2015 9:15 AM
Dan Phelan
RE: Foster W Myers
Hi Erika,
You are welcome.
Sorry that there was no marker for Foster Myers, but the office confirmed that he is in the plot near the markers shown in the picture. Do you recognize any of the other names-Nuth and Bauer? Maybe they are related.
Dan Phelan
Added by Dan Phelan on Mar 23, 2015 8:24 AM
Harmony City Cemetery
Thanks again for your help with adding photos of the Grose family graves from Harmony City Cemetery. I appreciate all you do!
Added by Lanie on Mar 21, 2015 7:10 PM
RE: LC Ruppe
You are welcome. Enjoy!
Added by Sharon on Feb 08, 2015 7:05 PM
RE: Boyce Adams
You are welcome. Has been in the 60's so was nice to get out.
Added by Sharon on Feb 08, 2015 3:21 PM
Jim Forcum
RE: Eagle Mills
Dear Erika,

That is a tough one. “Eagle Mills” was a thriving city on the south bank of the Hunting Creek in 1860. It was indicative of early industrialization of northern Iredell Co, with a grist mill, oil mill and cotton factory. Briefly, it grew until the railroad bypassed it after the Civil War. Slowly it was abandoned until only the operating grist mill was there, and after it burned down in about 1968, it became a “ghost town.” On the south side of town stood a Methodist Church with a significant cemetery. Today, to the best of my knowledge, the only thing remaining of the town is the foundation of the mill and the cemetery. This cemetery has never been documented. I was there in 1995, while I could still drive.
The now gone city of Eagle Mills and the existent cemetery are on private property, but in the past the owners have been generous in giving access to this historic site.

To get to the site from Statesville, you go north on I-77 for 15.3 miles and then take Exit 65 (NC-901) toward Harmony/Union Grove. Go 1.6 miles then turn left onto Eagle Mills Rd and go north and you will pass Natures Way Dr. Continuing north on Eagle Mills Rd., now go about ¼ mile and the road takes a slight turn left. Just before that slight left turn there is a house on your right. (Note: if you go across the bridge over Hunting Creek, you have gone too far.) The owner lives in that house. The Eagle Mills Cemetery is about 1/5 mile north east of the house, on a dirt road.

To my knowledge, NO ONE has documented the Eagle Mills Cemetery. It could be ALL YOURS!

Erika, I do not expect you will go exploring an abandoned cemetery in northern Iredell Co, but if you do, the gravestone for the “Unnamed Infant Forcum” is broken off and turned over to protect it from the weather.

I think you would also find it interesting to read:

Jim Forcum
Added by Jim Forcum on Jan 24, 2015 3:23 AM
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