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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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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
Jere Oxendine
Lena Hunt Oxendine
Lena Hunt Oxendine was my Grandmother and Sherwood Oxendine was my Grandfather. They had two kids , Danford Oxendine(my Father) and Mozener Oxendine(my Aunt). I was wondering if you had any information about Sherwood Oxendine. From what I hear ,my Grandfather left North Carolina headed for New York , and was never heard from again. My father was trying to locate my grandfther with no success. If you have any info on whether or not he made it to NY, death records , pics of Lena and or Sherwood Oxendine etc would be greatly appreciated. I never saw pics of my grandmother/grandfather , not sure if any exist.

Jere E Oxendine

New Jersey.
Added by Jere Oxendine on Jul 25, 2013 9:44 AM
Mary Treadway
Hello Melanie, I guess we are first cousins. My Grandmother was also Mary Treadway, My mother was her and Nathan Moores youngest her birthday was August 19th 1921. Her name was Fay she said they called her ruie when she was young but her name was just Fay Moore on her birth certificate. What was your fathers name I only met a uncle Raleigh and also one named Woodrow and it was many years ago. Our family moved to Michigan in the 50's quite awhile before I was born and I only remember meeting a few relatives a couple of times when we would visit. I am looking for info on my extended family. you can email me at Thanks Kim
Added by Kim on Jul 01, 2013 6:29 PM
Thank you
Many thanks for your cemetery stone photos and your notes. I appreciate you so much!
Added by KindredWhispers on Mar 17, 2013 3:42 PM
Wilkes Co. photos
Thank you so much for posting photos of the Call and Glass families in the Wilkes Co. cemeteries. I've added them to my genealogy research (with a watermark giving you credit, of course).
Added by Lynn on Sep 16, 2012 8:16 PM
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