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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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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
Lottie Lowry question
Do you happen to know what percent Indian (Lumbee?) that Lottie was?
Were both of her parent full-blood Indians, or just one? Which one?
Added by wheatshocker on Nov 26, 2014 6:58 AM
Brian Curdy
Max Curdy and Ann Hinkson
Dear Melanie,
Thankyou for the corrections, documentation, and suggestions which I have applied. My paternal uncle, Max Agassiz Curdy passed away in Icard in 2008 and my first cousin Ann (Curdy) Hinkson passed away two weeks later. When I left the US Marines in 1980 I moved back to the "old country" (Switzerland) wher I Married and settled down. The Curdy name is a common one here. Although I corresponded with Ann and members of her congregation it was hard to get information and the funeral home informed me of "cremations". Thankyou for helping me get the memprial data straight. I dearly miss both Uncle Max and Cousin Ann - Sincerely, Brian Edouard Curdy. PS: Please let me know if I can be of further help to you in your research - and thankyou again for your generosity and devotion -Brian
Added by Brian Curdy on Sep 05, 2014 4:02 PM
Douglas C. Jonas
Rev. Henry H. Lowry
By chance would you have a photo of Rev. Henry H. Lowry? I am the President of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church Historical Society. We are trying to locate a photo. Please email me at I am willing to cover the cost if any if you have one. Please let me know.

Douglas Jonas
Find A Grave #: 46501716
Added by Douglas C. Jonas on Jun 05, 2014 9:32 AM
Margaret Jones (Windy Gap)
Thank you so much for the photo.
I didn't think she had a stone. If and when you go back keep your eye out for other Jones and Lunsfords. When my health and the weather is better I hope to visit the grave. Heat felt thanks
Added by ljordan on Jan 09, 2014 9:00 PM
Serena DeHaven
James & Edna Sampson
My email is if you would like to add any of Atelia Sampsons info. There is a great picture of James & Edna Sampson in the book "LUMBEE INDIANS DURING THE JIM CROW SOUTH" BY MALINDA MAYNOR LOWERY IN CH 3 .
Added by Serena DeHaven on Aug 03, 2013 7:56 PM
Serena DeHaven
James & Edna Sampson
Hi Melanie. Thank you for your hard work & efforts. I have some information to add to the Children of James & Edna Sampson. They had a daughter named Atelia Sampson as well, She is my Great Grandmother & is still living at the age of 99 soon to celebrate her 100th birthday in September. If you would like anymore information concerning additional family members feel free to contact me. Reading thru your post for the ancestors of James & Edna it seems you & I share the same Great Grandparents several generations back. I am so excited and thankful to have stumbled across your work.
Added by Serena DeHaven on Aug 03, 2013 7:52 PM
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