Harvey Cemeteries! Hello. I I have worked at Naval Station Norfolk since 1983. I found out about a cemetery in the weapons area of NAS Norfolk years ago and arranged a trip out to it through my contacts. I found the Find-A-Grave Website while struggling to find my family's graves and other volunteer's pictures have been very helpful. So, every day on the way into work I would think about the cemetery; knowing that because of its location there would be very few people who could document the cemetery. So recently I again arranged to go out and take pictures to document. You get there from the end of cemetery road, across a bridge and hike west south west. The cemetery is a beautiful, restful place on a small rise encircled by a brick edging under some tall pine trees. There are five headstones (and some footstones). The gravestones are in great condition considering their age, but they are rather protected by the trees from the elements and the by the government from vandals.
It wasn't long after I posted the pictures, that I realized that the Bradbury Cemetery might not be the Cemetery I had previously visited in the weapons area. Several things had been bugging me about it since my visit. The location seemed off to me; I didn't remember the bridge, the small hill that it sits upon. I did remember a fence and the trees where deciduous, not evergreen. Lastly we had driven right up to the cemetery back in the late eighties early 90s.
I looked through my negatives for the roll of film from my previous visit; and found them. Sure enough, a totally different Cemetery!!
I entered the Cemetery into Find a Grave as Harvey Family Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk City. since then I has been trying to re=locate the Harvey Cemetery to document it better.
Now why I am writing you - the three photos I have that were clear enough to read are duplicates of your records in the Harvey Cemetery in Perquimans County NC. Sarah Harvey Skinner, Col John Harvey and Mary B. Harvey.
How did you get the information on the Harvey Cemetery on Harvey Point? I wonder if the graves were either moved (seems like they would have taken the stones too) or if the Family erected new stones? Did the Harvey's own the land around Harvey point? Do you have any information IRT them owning land in Norfolk, it would have been called Prinecess Anne County back then I think....