Wednesday, September 15, 2010
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.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Notice the birth and death dates.Images depicted are initial photographs taken when I first went to the graveyard. During the rest of 2010, and through 2011, I will be stabilizing this cemetery, along with the other graveyards; under the care through Resurrection Mission.
In addition to the preservation of this cemetery, a detailed research will be conducted in regards to the individuals laid to rest in this graveyard. Special attention will be during the research to confirm all Veterans of the Langely cemetery.
Friday, September 03, 2010
I would believe since there is little damage in the area; most of the endangered cemeteries that I care for should be safe and not too damaged.
Best wishes to all, have fun and be safe.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
The old photo album was very brittle and had seen it's better days generations ago. Carefully I scanned the images into my computer to make digital copies. With this "Master" digital file; family members can place the original images into a safe, dry and away from direct sunlight. They are now able to use the computer files to make as many "newer versions" of the images as they want to share among them.
The below series of images were scanned as a whole due to the fragile photo album paper. Notice the use of scotch tape to hold the pictures in place. Today, we have special "acid-free" scotch tape that will adhere to paper without cause the "yellowing" of photos.
There are now thousands of "photo or image editing" programs on the market today that even the novice of photo restoration student can develop a quality enhancement of a photograph. The images below depict members of the Rhodes & Bryan family in front of their new home; just outside of Richlands, Onslow County, North Carolina. The structure is long gone due to a multitude of reasons and in it's place--a crop field.
Mah, was the Elder of the Rhodes' family
Best wishes to all and I hope you return to this site again soon.