I was born and raised in Emporia, Va., 3 doors down from Emporia Cemetery. Maybe that is why I enjoy searching cemeteries. My wife think I need help. Whenever we are on vaction or traveling I always stop at least one cemetery. She sleeps late on Saturdays so I take that time to grave hunt in Greensville, Southampton, Brunswick, Sussex Counties. And I even venture down into North Carolina on occasion.
On a recent escapade I found a old forgotten family cemetery with two obvious graves. After researching the family, I felt there must be more graves. After scratching around in about 7 inches of ivy and moss that had been collecting for about 80 years, I discovered two more stones that had turned over and were buried in vines. I wouldn't have been more excited if I had struck gold. I am a sick man!
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Please visit my father, Jack and mother, Virginia and grandparents from their links.
I am especially interested in the Ivey's, Ferguson's, and Mitchells in Greensville and Brunswick Counties of Va. and the Pittmans and the Armstrongs in Nash and Edgecombe counties of North Carolina.
God Bless you and Happy Hunting