Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday~Hargett Family cemetery, est. ca.1825

Hargett Family Cemetery
Est. ca.1825
{Located on private land, just on the outskirts of Richlands, Onslow County, N.C.}

L.W. Hargett was the first official Mayor of Richlands, North Carolina. Due to lack of maintainance and care, this endangered cemetery (image at left) has been unkept. It is now surrounded by "Urban Sprawl," in every direction, just feet from the edge of woods.

Image above shows encrusted foliage over headstones.
In the center of picture is the standing headstone of Mayor Hargett.

Another image of cemetery with foliage overgrowth.

Can you see the buried headstone in the above image?
{Hint: Follow the two small tree twigs to where they intersect}

Location of buried headstone within previous image.

Fallen & broken headstone.
Was located six inches under "visible" surface.
Remaining headstone base yet to be re-discovered

L. W. Hargett
First official Mayor of Richlands, North Carolina.
Born: 6 July 1831
Died: 12 March 1916

{Compare this image to that of the first image within this series}

The Hargett Family cemetery is one of fifteen currently being stabilized and maintained through Resurrection Mission. In time the fallen and broken headstones will be located and repaired.
Now associated with a Florida based Non-Profit-Organization, donations for equipment, much needed soil and every growing research fees can be accepted. Although not demanded nor, expected, a monatary donation will be deeply appreciated. 100% of all monatary donations goes directly to debts for Resurrection Mission projects.
Thank you for taking the time to review this material
Jack Robinson
Director of Operations; Resurrection Mission
GySgt., U.S. Marine Corps, Retired

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