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Roger Sarel Porter (#47563209)
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My grandparents are:
Paternal:
Aaron Benjamin Porter and Eva Allanna Nichols
Maternal:
Mannie Pickett and Dora Briggs

Great Grandparents:
Aaron Benjamin Porter and Rebecca Margaret Poole
Alvin W. Nichols and Eve Susannah Jensen
Bulo Lee Briggs and Susy (Susanah) Gentry
William Gill Mills and Maria Louisa Pickett
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Mark Lawson
RE: Ezekiel Hampton Sr, 25238132
I surveyed Old Garland myself in 2005. Bridget is there, #112.

http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/mitchell/cemeteries/oldgrlnd.txt

Anything I have ever read says that Ezekiel Sr's burial place is unknown. The memorial plaque in John W Bailey was likely placed there because Ezdekiel JR is there, and it's a cemetery close to where Senior lived.

But casual visitors glance at the plaque and assume that Senior is there. I still believe that he was buried atop some hill on his property, marked only by a rock or a wooden cross, now lost to the forest.

My line is through Senior's daughter Dorothy, who married James Mashburn. Their burial sites are also unknown, probably in McDowell County, down the escarpment from Little Switzerland.
Added by Mark Lawson on Aug 17, 2014 9:11 AM
Jeff Lovelace
Andrew Hampton
"Ezekiel Hampton, Sr. has been thought to be son of the Revolutionary War Patriot, Col. Andrew Hampton, buried in Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, N.C. Evidence now suggests Ezekiel was the son of that Andrew's cousin Andrew who lived in Granville County, then moved to Georgia. Granville Co. is on the far northern border with Virginia, while Tryon/Rutherford Co. is in the far south-western border with SC."
This issue is not going away anytime soon, as evidenced by some of the family trees on Ancestry.com. The "Hulet MacDaniel Baker and Winona Fancion Wood" Tree, is but one of those examples.
The owner of that tree lists Andrew from Granville Co. as the father, then goes on to state that Ezekiel was the son of both Sarah Kuykendall and Catherine Hyder. She lists 21 children for Catherine and 3 for Sarah, with Ezekiel being listed twice. Doesn't sound like an exploration that I will be going on anytime soon.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Aug 17, 2014 7:03 AM
Jeff Lovelace
RE: Ezekiel Hampton, Sr
You are suggesting that he be listed as cremated, ashes scattered, body donated etc.? That is not the equivalent of a CENOTAPH. His remains are elsewhere, so the cenotaph is the only correct choice. If that is not a logical selection for you, then I can make it happen on my own. It's really not a complicated procedure to follow through with and it's the right thing to do.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Aug 16, 2014 8:02 PM
Mark Lawson
RE: Ezekiel Hampton Sr, 25238132
Yes, she is there.
Added by Mark Lawson on Aug 16, 2014 5:48 PM
Mark Lawson
RE: Ezekiel Hampton Sr, 25238132
Well, there is a rule against "Unknown" burials after a certain amount of time. Cenotaph would be ideal, but I do not know how to do it. It is doable, of course. I gather that you are also a direct descendant?
Added by Mark Lawson on Aug 16, 2014 5:36 PM
Jeff Lovelace
Ezekiel Hampton, Sr
Hello Roger,
Thank you for your response to this issue concerning the disposition of Ezekiel's remains. The memorial marker that was placed in the James W. Bailey Cemetery is a commemorative marker, not a grave marker, even though the VA record seems to be disrupting this fact. If you intend to record this as an Unknown burial in the memorial that you maintain, your memorial could be deleted after 30 days have elapsed. In order to preserve this memorial, you would need to send a request to the Edit Dept. to have the memorial transformed into a "cenotaph." Here are the instructions to proceed with such a request:
A cenotaph is a tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of persons whose remains are buried elsewhere. It can also be the initial marker for a person who has since been interred elsewhere.
To add a cenotaph, create a memorial just like any other. Then email edit@findagrave.com with a link to the memorial and a message to mark it as a cenotaph.
My time has been consumed as of late, with utterly irresponsible duplication of memorials and unwavering contributors that have placed the remains of the deceased in the wrong cemetery. If I have directed any disrespect toward you in this undertaking, then I am most apologetic for any harm that I may have caused.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Aug 16, 2014 4:29 PM
Mark Lawson
Ezekiel Hampton Sr, 25238132
Excellent, Roger! Thank you.
Added by Mark Lawson on Aug 16, 2014 3:42 PM
Mark Lawson
RE: Ezekiel Hampton Sr. 25238132
Here is Gwen Bodford's survey of James W Bailey cem. I have been there as well.

http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/yancey/cemeteries/bailey01.txt

Please see the note about Ezekiel Sr at the bottom.
His resting place is unknown, most likely atop some hill along Jacks Creek. He died over 200 years ago, after all.
Added by Mark Lawson on Aug 16, 2014 1:18 PM
Mark Lawson
RE: Ezekiel Hampton Sr. 25238132
No one knows where the man is buried, so please change the site to Unknown. He is not at Bailey Hill. Thanks!
Added by Mark Lawson on Aug 16, 2014 11:26 AM
Jeff Lovelace
Ezekiel Hampton, Sr
Your memorial for Ezekiel that you placed in the wrong cemetery is a violation of the Find A Grave guidelines. Information has been provided to you concerning this erroneous memorial, yet you defy the facts in this case. Your memorial has already been reported to the Administrator of this site. Ezekiel was not interred in either one of those Bailey cemeteries.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Aug 15, 2014 9:41 AM
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