Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Recently, Annie Bishop, direct descendent of individuals laid to rest within the Langley family cemetery; est. ca.1850, was kind enough to visit and spend time with me telling stories of her Ancestors who are laid to rest within this cemetery.
First, this cemetery, although dominated by the Langely surname, is known by local Elders of the community as the Burton cemetery. Over decades other nearby residents have come to know it as the former name, based on the number of Langley family graves.
Second, something Annie confirmed and was elighted to hear, is that not-less-then eight Ancestors in this small family cemetery; served in the War Between the States (American Civil War). She had known that Lorenzo was a C/W Veteran and also believed that there were one; maybe two, additional C/W Veterans.
Carol Bryan-ca.1900, Onslow County, Richlands, N.C.;
Standing in front of family homestead.
Under every shattered tombstone or overgrown grave lies someone who once was someone's son or daughter in times gone by. They may have been a husband or wife, a mother or father, a sister or brother as well, but every one was a beloved child to someone at one point. Tou aren't just restoring stones and ols cemeteries, you are restoring the memory and respect to those who have passed. Kudos!
Such kind words that you have written in reference to my work. They are deeply appreciated. Keep in touch. Best wishes, Jack
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