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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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Awesome, love the pictures!
Thank you so very much. ;)
Added by Cheryl on Apr 25, 2015 9:44 AM
Evelyn Pipkin
Clyde E. Jones
Melanie, thank you for the marker picture. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Evelyn in Oklahoma
Added by Evelyn Pipkin on Apr 25, 2015 8:37 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
sandra britt
RE: Dials
I really stumbled on this info but don't have access to 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.
Added by sandra britt on Mar 12, 2015 6:18 PM
sandra britt
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
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
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
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