Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I adopted the box.
Here is a farmer and his team of horses:
I hope you enjoyed them as much as I do.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
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.
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
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.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The Price family, from Richlands, North Carolina, provided me with some family heirlooms while visiting with them. These are one-of-a-kind images of their Ancestors.
Here is an image of Grandma Norman Price. Yes, I said Norman.
Take a few moments and think of what her life was like growing up.
Grandma Norman is laid to rest next to her husband Alonzo and twelve of her immediate family, within the Brick Mill Cemetery, just outside Richlands, N.C.
I hope you enjoy the image.
If you know a story or have another image of Grandma Norman Price, please let me know. Her family would greatly appreciate stories and images.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Visible headstones suggest this cemetery was established ca.1885.
This cemetery, along with the other two recently located cemeteries within this piece of County property will be Resurrection Mission's 2010, projects.
In total, fifteen cemeteries are being researched and cared for, on a staggered schedule, by Jack Robinson, historian and exclusive caretaker of these cemeteries.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to review this post,
Saturday, January 16, 2010
As you review the headstones, take a moment to reflect on how it was like for these men to serve, fight, and sacrifice for various American Freedoms, that they were not allowed to enjoy.
Then ask yourself the following question: Why did they serve?
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Last week's Wordless Wednesday image that I posted brought an array of comments from various genealogists and historians.
I have posted today, two additional images of young ladies from Pennsylvania which were in the same rediscovered photo album as last week's image.
Unknown lady from Pennsylvania
[Date: Unknown; R.J.M. Little, photographer, Columbia, PA]
Pennsylvania lady standing next to chair
Take a moment and think of what these two lady's lives were like. Were they rich, educated, happy or, just the opposite?
[Date: Unknown; C, E. Wallin, Premium Photographer, York, PA]
GySgt., U.S. Marine Corps, ret.
Cemetery preservation projects
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Here are two images that I hope will allow people who review them to learn about our past American Veterans. We must protect their final resting places.
Pvt., U.S. Army, WWI
Brick Mill Cemetery, Richlands, N.C.
(Cemetery is located on private property & protected)
Edgar Parker (Caucacian)
Pvt., CSA, North Carolina
Half Moon Cemetery, Jacksonville, N.C.
(Headstone deliberatly shattered; same as his wife's marker)
Pvt. Wade Thomas, served his Nation with honor, during a time when he, himself, did not have the oppurtunity to share in all of the Freedoms that he fought to gain for his country.
Pvt. Edgar Parker's headstone, along with his wife's marker were damaged over the decades since they were laid to rest.
The Half Moon Cemetery, where they and other ancesters are buried, was established ca. 1880. Nearly all of the original headstones are missing. Many were broken by man or machine and then carried away to be disposed.
Take a moment during your busy schedual and thank a veteran, past and present, for their service to their Nation.
GySgt., U.S. Marine Corps, ret.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Take a short moment and gaze into this lady's eyes and ask yourself what could her life been like, while she was growing up.
If you know the young lady in the image above, send me a note.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Discovering a sunken grave marker:
Removing the "known" surface carefully with a metal shovel.
Notice the one inch root.
Removal of soil reveals a grave marker.
Located, roughly, nine inches below "known" surface.
Removal of all soil, by hand, with use of wooden tools.
Louisa's grave marker; located roughly eleven inches under ground.