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|Dave H||RE: Forest Home Cemetery|
Added by Dave H on Feb 03, 2014 6:46 AM
I can gather that you know quite a bit on the Sweezy family from Rutherford County. I am from the family there also. I have a question that perhaps you can answer for me. After the War Between The States, why did James H Sweezy's family leave North Carolina?
|Judy Mayfield||RE: Thank you|
You are very welcome. It was my pleasure. I still have 1000's of photo's on my hard drive for Resthaven cemetery that I still need to add. The flat stones at this cemetery has been a challenge to photograph. The dates on these kind of markers are really small and don't photograph well.
|Ken Jones||RE: Manuel John Machado, Stewart Sunnyslope Cemetery|
Hmmnn, I used to know a Manual Machado and hadn't even though of it until you wrote. I believe the man I knew was younger, though. Met him in Santa Barbara.
Sorry the photo is 'blurred'. They have very hard water there, and ALL the cemetery markers have a crust of lime on them.
|Gary S.||J. W. Sweezy Jr.|
Hey Cousin Leslie,
Since I only know your first name starts with an "M" I'll call you Leslie for now. Hope you don't mind. :) I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to reply. The weather is changing and I seem to be spending much more of my free time outdoors. I hope to spend some more time researching soon.
That is a great question about John/Jeremiah W. Sweezy. From transcriptions of the Sweezy-Murray cemetery there is a John Sweezy Jr. (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2199832&GRid=17017029&) Co I 56th regiment and I am sure this is the same J.W. Sweezy Jr buried in Willow Dale Cemetery in Goldsboro (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=41&GSvcid=126376&GRid=14819659&) . Since his father was John also then the Jr. is fitting. I'm not sure if Jeremiah was his nickname or an error in transcription somewhere. I've seen Jeremiah Webb Sweezy so I assume his middle name is Webb. As I mention in the memorial I believe the monument in the Sweezy-Murray cemetery is just a cenotaph. I've visited the monument in Goldsboro but have yet to visit the Sweezy-Murray cemetery on Sweezy Mountain in Hollis. I have a distant cousin with directions but I haven't been able to get them from him yet. My parents have been before. From records I know that John was born in Rutherford Co., NC in 1833 and died of the measles on Aug 16, 1862 in Goldsboro. According to www.sweezey.com he married Margaret A. Gettys On Aug 11, 1860 in Rutherford Co but I haven't verified the marriage. He is buried in the mass grave of about 800 in Willowdale.
Glad you found some of the info helpful. I've been trying to do my best to get it all recorded with as many images as possible online since I've started researching our family. I'm trying to make an effort to visit every marker and person I add to the tree but it's a lot of work. I still have a lot of your GGGrandfathers descendents to fill in. If you're interested in sharing research or data files I would love to share. Let me know. :)
Added by Gary S. on May 13, 2010 9:36 PM