Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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A new endangered cemetery project has commenced through Resurrection Mission, Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina.

The below three images show separate graves within the Willi [o, a] ford/Futre [a] l [ l, le] family cemetery. Over the generations; many family members altered spelling of their last names.

The Elders of the families, ages 75 -99 years young
do not know who are buried within these three graves.

The grave markers appear to be from on solid piece of marble which had been part of a table top or, even a fireplace mantel.

Notice the curved edges on two of the stones; curving on opposite sides and see how the third marker is horizontal with a rough cut top.

Thank you for stopping by and reviewing my blog pertaining to endangered cemeteries.



Sanjay Maharaj said...

Interesting coment, why would they change they alter the last name?

Jack Robinson said...

Hello Sanjay,

Nice to hear from you again.

I have at least five surnames where siblings changed the spelling.

Some wanted to be different while others did the name change out of sibling rivery. Believe it or not, many of the newest generations of these families continue their ancestor's feelings.

On a side note, I spent three hours at our county's court house looking for one person. I came across two people, with the same name, living at the same time. Only one of them was a Civil War Veteran.

With all of the spelling of names I have concluded genealogy research is fun.

Best wishes as always,