Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday~Wade family~Brick Mill Cemetery

These before and after images are of Wade family Ancestors who have been laid to rest within the Brick Mill Cemetery near Richlands, Onslow County, North Carolina.

This cemetery is the largest all African American cemetery within the county. Unmarked graves are being re-discovered on a monthly basis and preliminary findings suggest in excess of 1000 graves are within this one cemetery.

Before image of the Wade family graves within the Brick Mill cemetery

After image of the Wade family graves.

This grave, within the Wade family plot, was never properly covered with sufficient soil.

Donated dirt from the Powell trucking company of Richlands is being used to stabilize all sunken and unkempt graves within this and other cemeteries under the care through Resurrection Mission.

Best wishes and please feel free to leave a comment and read previous posts.


Saturday, April 03, 2010

Robinson Cemetery project is under way - Hannibal, MO - Hannibal Courier-Post

Robinson Cemetery project is under way - Hannibal, MO - Hannibal Courier-Post

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Surname Saturday~~ Williford and Futrell

Williford and Futrell are the two primary surnames from within the most recent endangered cemetery cared for through Resurrection Mission.

This graveyard is located directly next to swampy farm land in Catherine Lake region of Richlands, N.C. The property is currently owned by a New York City organization but, unaware that there is a cemetery on the land that is being sold for developement.

Issue at hand is: over the many generations some descendents altered the spelling of both surnames. Futrell, for example, can be found as Futrall, Futrill and Futrelle. Williford has the second vowel in the surname changed to either e or, a.

Goal at hand is: find the location of Nelson Willaford's grave. He was a Civil War veteran (CSA) buried somewhere within the cemetery grounds, which is encrusted with briar bush, over-growth of foliage and being covered by storm swamp waters by at least three severe hurricans.

If viewers of this blog have knowledge of this cemetery or, can confirm the location of the Civil War Veteran, please contact me. Photos are also a great addition to any research project.

Best wishes and have a great Easter weekend,