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Barbara Spears Pipek (#46800452)
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Bio Photo After moving around the country for 38 years, I moved home to Wilkes County, North Carolina where I grew up. I have been looking for my ancestors for almost 50 years now. A lot of the first settlers in this area (Wilkes) migrated on to Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri and many other states. I am a 6th generation descendant of Sarah Boone, the sister to Daniel Boone.

I live within 3-5 miles of the following Baptist Church Cemeteries in the county: Big Ivy, Yellow Hill, Blue Ridge, New Hope. Stony Hill is just up the road and the Lenderman-Powell Family Cemetery is on our property.

In addition to Boone, my other surnames are: Spears, Hamby, Dillard, Cardwell, Ashley, Owens, McGee, Church, Shepherd, Cartwright, Greer and Woodie to name a few.

My grandmother told me when I was growing up ... how do you know where you are going, if you don't know where you have been... I have been chasing those ancestors ever since.

I also do Genealogy Research and would be glad to assist you.

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Please let me know any corrections needed or additions I can help with.

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Debbie Peacock
Charles Theodore Walker Jr.
You are very welcome.
Added by Debbie Peacock on Feb 03, 2016 3:42 PM
Rita Wehunt-Black
Nancy Susannah Powell
I happened to remember that N. Susannah Powell (Brackett) has a brother buried here in Lincoln County, NC at Hebron Methodist Church named Richard Isaac Powell. His Find A Grave number is #29023787. On his death certificate it says he was born in Rutherford County, and states under father that he is illegitimate. Under mother, it states that his mother is Jennie Powell, born in Rutherford County, NC.
Local Lincoln County historians say "Jenny" was Elizabeth Jane Powell.
The 1870 and 1880 Rutherford County (Golden Valley and Duncan's Creek)Census show these two children in the home with their grandmother, a Nancy Powell. Both children, Richard and Susan, are there, along with apparently their mother, Elizabeth Jane "Jenny" Powell. William James Powell, b. ca 1810 and wife, Nannie Mode may be connected to this family???
Why they dropped into this part of Lincoln County, I don't know.
Added by Rita Wehunt-Black on Jan 19, 2016 1:33 PM
Rita Wehunt-Black
Green Powell Family
I am temporarily posting the death certificate on the memorial for N. Susannah Powell (Brackett). I did not create the memorial and some don't like death certificates posted on their memorials, so I will eventually delete it. The death certificate has her father listed as Green Powell, but mother is unknown.
Perhaps she was a granddaughter and the death certificate in wrong??
This is not a family that I have worked on a lot. My expertise is German research, so you will have to converse with someone more familiar with this family.
Since there seems to be a question, I removed the flower offering, and really don't have the time or desire to debate the issue.
Good Luck with your future research.
Rita Wehunt-Black
Lincoln County, NC
Added by Rita Wehunt-Black on Jan 18, 2016 10:26 AM
Rita Wehunt-Black
Green Powell Family
I'm sorry about the delay in responding to your inquiry concerning my husband's family. I have been out of town, and just got back in and I am trying to catch up.
My husband is descended from Green Powell's daughter, Nancy Susannah Powell (Brackett), Find A Grave memorial #52190808, Lincoln County, NC, who was married to Robert W. Brackett, memorial #52190824. My husband's grandmother was their daughter. She was Vinnie L. "Fina" Brackett (Neal). She died at the birth of her son John Henry Neal in 1914. John Henry Neal was raised by his aunt and uncle, Mary Ann Neal (Black) & Lawson Black and took the last name of Black.
I hope this helps.
Added by Rita Wehunt-Black on Jan 17, 2016 5:56 PM
Edgar Hamby Memorial

I had seen that someone else also has a memorial for Edgar, and they had more information, so I felt that I should delete mine. (Which I did).


Added by SleepingDog on Jan 12, 2016 6:22 AM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Frederick Mikeal
Hi Barbara,

I do not know who the other person is you suggest I merge the memorial with. I could not find another Frederick Mikeal besides mine. I am happy to place Frederick in Maple Springs Cemetery, but do not know which county the cemetery is in. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Karen Bennett
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Dec 26, 2015 3:46 PM
sherri schaefer bagby
Thank you for the input. I can't even imagine how I did that.

Added by sherri schaefer bagby on Dec 23, 2015 12:11 PM
RE: re moving memorials from Millers Creek Methodist
Millers Creek United Methodist Cemetery/ aka: Friendship Cemetery is shown and mapped at 4705 Boone Trail, and most of the graves have been photographed. They haven't moved. If this cemetery now has a new name, then this should be corrected on *this* cemetery, with an aka added showing that it was the old or former Millers Creek United Methodist/ aka Friendship Cemetery.

I don't see the new Millers Creek United Methodist cemetery listed, but it should have its own entry with address and map. Any graves at that location which were mistakenly entered on Find a Grave at the 4705 Boone Trail location should then be moved into the new cemetery entry.
Added by OBXr on Dec 22, 2015 5:31 PM
re moving memorials from Millers Creek Methodist
Hi Barbara,
My memorials are in the original cemetery entry. When someone duplicates a cemetery, memorials in the duplicate cemetery (#2328476) should be moved into the original cemetery entry (2134994), not the other way around. The description on the original entry does note that the cemetery is located behind whatís now Miller Methodistís Wesley Outreach Center. I donít think the cemeteryís name has changed in this case, but if it had, the change would be made to the original entry, not by creating a duplicate cemetery. Hope this helps.
Added by OBXr on Dec 22, 2015 3:11 PM
B. Felix
RE: Shirley Margaret Carroll
You're welcome, glad I could help.
Added by B. Felix on Dec 18, 2015 6:32 AM
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