|Joy Steele (#47692968)|
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We live in the small town of Cleveland, NC, of western Rowan County, with easy access to Salisbury of Rowan Co., Statesville and other towns of Iredell County, Mocksville area in Davie Co. and most within 20 miles of us. Several cemeteries are within 5 miles of home including a few in our town.|
As an active member and volunteer at Third Creek Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, which maintains a pre-Revolutionary War cemetery as part of its grounds, I'm privileged to help update the very detailed records, totaling over 650 gravestones we can see. We are willing to look up information on both graves we can photograph and those we know are recorded but cannot be seen.
This area is full of historical cemeteries, some of which are still in use. Some are out-of-the-way and others are not. This means being smart with my trips to take photographs in them. Unfortunately, some requests are guesses which can lead to area volunteers wasting fuel and time trying to fill a request. I do my homework and double check the validity in the county cemetery records at our great Rowan County Library History room just to keep that from happening.
Family names being researched for my husband's side are Steele, Chambers, Graham, Knox, Brandon, Cowan, Wilson, Luckey, Locke. My family is Hutcheson, Ellis, Launius/Lanius, Reynolds, Potts, Durham, Chaffin, Dudley, Chiles, Smith, and Johnson.
I will gladly transfer memorials if they are not our family. Please ask for them. And feel welcome to use my memorial photos for genealogical purposes. Just give me credit.
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|Leslie Banks||Tucker Gravestones|
|Lisa Schaefer||RE: John Barkley|
Yes. I am looking for John Cathay Barkley, who died 28 July 1893 in Statesville. He was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina 28 November 1820.
Thank you for your help.
|anthony Unknown||Barker Headstone|
Thanks for taking a picture of Jerry Barker's Headstone.
|Barbara Reid Ruiz||Eugene Sherrill Hager, Sr|
Thank you for taking the time to photograph the tombstone of Eugene Sherrill Hager, Sr . It is much appreciated.
|Laurie||RE: Rebecce Ewing|
That is such a shame. It's so awesome that there are so many old cemeteries left .
Added by Laurie on Feb 28, 2014 4:49 PM
Thanks for the photo!
Added by Laurie on Feb 28, 2014 4:18 PM
|M. Law||RE: William Barber's Grave Marker|
Yes, Joy, I could read most of it. I was trying to determine when William Barber came to Rowan Co. and the year turned out to be carved in stone! That was fantastic! Some of the rest would be helped with the aid of a transcription, but it was mostly readable.
My family (i.e. Van Cleave) came to Rowan Co. much earlier than the Barbers (my wife's family). The Van Cleaves intermarried and traded land with the Boone family (Squire Sr., Daniel, and Squire Jr.)
Naturally, I would very much appreciate any information you might have on Barber or Van Cleave families.
Mickey W. Law
Added by M. Law on Feb 23, 2014 1:51 PM
|M. Law||William Barber's Grave Marker|
Thank you so much for the grave marker photo you provided for William Barber (3x great grandfather). I really appreciate it. If it's possible, could you also send grave marker photos of any other Barbers buried there? My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much!
-- Mickey W. Law
Added by M. Law on Feb 23, 2014 1:05 PM
|Everett Mefford||Mary Grace Guffy Steele|
Thank you so much for honoring my photo request
|Everett Mefford||Rosa May Teague Guffy|
Thank you so much for this wonderful photo
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