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16 Aug 2000

I am looking for Condol and female lines Hammond, Bryan, and Jackson in New York and Pennsylvania. As well as Jeffrey descendants in New York and Connecticut. These date are required for a book which is now in process. Thank you for your interest.

Vicki S. Welch, vwelch3@gte.net


4 August 2000
African-American Womacks

I am searching for information on Rev. Ed Womack and Mrs. Martha McRae Womack. Ed Womack pastored a church called Piney Grove which is located somewhere in North Carolina. So far I have not been able to locate Piney Grove Cemetary. If you have any information that could help please reply. Thanks!

Erlaine Dickens, Erlaine_Dickens@yahoo.com


3 August 2000
Richard Mayfield, Ruskin County, Texas

I am the grandson of Houston Mayfield, born in Smith County, Texas, May 5th, 1880. He was the second (of 9) children born to Thomas Mayfield and Ella Martin-Mayfield. The oldest child (a son) was named Milet or Miles or Miller. The other children, in birth order, were: Johnnie, Cornelia, Fannie, Hattie, Emmit. Thomas, Jr. and Leonard. All are thought to have been born in the Smith County, Texas area. The family migrated to Oklahoma before 1900. I am attempting to identify Thomas' father. When examining the 1880 Smith County Census Records I noticed a Richard Mayfield, 70 years of age, born in Tennessee. In the same census Thomas'father is listed as born in Tennessee. Also, Thomas' brother, Roland, list his father's birthplace as Tennessee. Could it be that Richard is the father of Thomas and Roland thereby making him my great-great grandfather? Any confirmation will greatly appreciated. Likewise for any information on possible Mayfield kin. Thanks.

Preston Washington, ]preston@ncaddkc.org


22 July 2000
DANIELS

I AM LOOKING FOR MY GGG GRAND MOTHER AND GRAND FATHER SIMONE DANIELS AND MOURING DANIELS. I AM LOOKING FOR HENDERSON CITY CEMETERY. IF ANY ONE OUT THERE SEEN ANY DANIELS PLEASE E-MAIL THEY ARE SO HARD TO FIND THANK-YOU WANDA EVANS

Wanda Evans, EWANDA9@NETSCAP.NET


20 July 2000
Donley's in West/ Columbia, (Brazoria County),TX

I am trying to locate the gravesites of my great-great-grandparents, Jerry and Jane Donley. They lived in West Columbia, Texas around the late 1800's. I was told there was a family (Donley) cemetery in West Columbia, Texas but I have not been able to verify it. I would be grateful for any information. Thank you-Kim Douglas E-mail address:kimcraig@pacbell.net

Kim Douglas, kimcraig@pacbell.net


20 July 2000
Benton's in Germantown, (Shelby County), Tennessee

My great-great grandparents, Charles & Sarah Benton, lived in Germantown, Tennessee around the early 1900's. I am seeking any information (including the location of their gravesites). Thank you-Kim Douglas/ E-mail address:kimcraig@pacbell.net

Kim Douglas, kimcraig @pacbell.net


20 July 2000
Norfleets in Cayce (Marshall County) Mississippi

I am seeking the grave of my great-grandfather, James Norfleet and his wife, Anna Lee, who lived in Cayce, (Marshall County) Mississippi in the early 1900's. Any information about my family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you-Kim Douglas/E-mail address:kimcraig@pacbell.net.

Kim Douglas, kimcraig@pacbell.net


20 July 2000
Douglas in Abbeville, (Vermilion Parish), Louisiana

For fifteen years I have been searching for any information (including the location of their graves) of my great-grandfather Elias (aka Caesar) Douglas and his wife Pinkey (Cornor) Douglas in Abbeville, (Vermilion Parish), Louisiana. Any information regarding my family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you-Kim Douglas/E-mail address: kimcraig@pacbell.net.

Kim Douglas, kimcraig@pacbell.net


10 July 2000
The Drumgo family of Louisiana

HELP: I am reserching my family name The Drumgo of Monroe Louisiana:

I was born and raised in Monroe Louisiana, There are several ways of spelling Drumgo---some same Drumgo ---Drumgoole or Drumgold (etc) There are many James and my father name is James.

I have found many references---first in the War of Rebellion the 1887 publication by the Federal Goverment and later I found information about priest in Staten Island.

James D. Drumgo, jdrumgo@nypl.org


8 July 2000
Alabama African-American Cemeteries

Looking for Information on numerous cemeteries in Jefferson County, Dallas County and Wilcox County, Alabama.

Looking for Mason City Cemetery: for Gillespie, Ephraim

(Old)Grace Hill Cemetery: Gillespie, Maggie and Herbert,
Birmingham (Jefferson County) Hardwick, Katie

Woodlawn (Greenwood) Cemetery: Fletcher Family
Birmingham/Woodlawn(Jefferson County)

Jim Boykin Cemetery: Arnold Family
Minter (Dallas County)

Rosemary Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery:Irby and Ray
Camden (Wilcox County) Family

Suzette Arnold, dofather@aol.com


7 July 2000
CARSON FAMILY- AFRICAN AMERICAN

Looking for my grandfather who was born in 1906, William F. Carson Sr., in NC and he died 1969.All I have is a zone number(21216)-Feb-8-69. He resided at 2100 Dukeland St, Baltimore, Maryland. He died on a saturday at John's Hopkins Hospital. Services were held at the Christian Memorial Church, where he was a deacon. The Rev. Frank Brown officiated. He was buried at Arbutus Memorial Park. I'd like to verify this information.

ANTOINETTEE THORNE, ohiofem44311@yahoo.com


2 July 2000
Rosalind (Rosalynd) Hills Cemetary

I am trying to find the cemetary where my great-grandmother was buried. I am not sure if it is an Africa-American cemetary, but it probably was at the time. She was funeralized in 1956 or 1957. I can't remember which as I was a small child at the time. I also know the church: Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church. It is located on W 123rd Street in New York City, but I haven't been able to get them. The reason I remember the cemetary's name is because my mother's name is Rosalind, and before she passed away, I asked her where my g-grandmother was buried. Sorry to say, she couldn't tell me where it was. I think it is an African-American cemetary, because things were still the same. (colored only) back then.

If anyone knows where this cemetary is, would you drop me a line? It has to be in the tri-state area: NY, NJ or CT.

Thanks,

Nadine Gibbs, nadine-gidds@webtv.net


27 June 2000
Looking for ggrandparents gravesite.....

Looking for my ggrandparents gravesite, my family is from the Union Springs, AL area, and I'm looking for these gravesites for: Frank Underwood b: abt 1889 (death date unknown), and Anna or Annie Rouse, b: abt 1892 (death date unknown), who was married to Frank. The cemetery was suppose to be the Sardis cemetery....which family had referred to as being Young Sardis and Old Sardis. There was a church called Young Sardis Baptist. Hopefully someones heard of this cemetery/Church.

Angela Underwood, anglcanada@earthlink.net


26 June 2000
Nowlin, Armstead, Slaughter, Russell, Sanders, Barksdale

I would like to know where the following people are buried and whether info is available from the cemetery:

Sarah Jane (Jennie) Sanders Russell (w. of James KP Russell
Nannie Russell NOwlin (w. of William Armstead Nowlin)
Moses Slaughter (h. of Jane)
Martha Frances Barksdale Slaughter (w. of Austin)
Stella, Sally, Beulah, Josephine, Ella, Nannie, JoeEd and
Carlee Nowlin.

Thanks much in advance! Lora

Lora, l_jackson@hotmail.com


15 June 2000
EDDIE STALLWORTH

I am looking for my grandfather grave, he was born 14 nov 1917 and died in mississippi in aug 1961.

Carla, star62@myspaconline.com


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Looking for info about Lucy Vance of Chickasaw, Ms.

My grgrandmother Lucy lived n Chickasaw Mississippi. I am trying to find her gravesite and further my genealogy of the Vance family. Her daughter Adell Vance is my grandmother. Lucy had a son by her slaveowner Ed Vance. Adell is thought to have been born about 1898. Since there were no records kept this is an estimate. In finding Lucy's gravesite perhaps I will be able to find some information about the women in my family. This has proven to be an impossible feat because black people would not talk about thir past. If anybody can help me with this search I would be so grateful. I only know what has been stated about the Mississppi past.

C White, kinikia275@webtv.net


8 June 2000
Genealogy search for grgrgrandparents and descendents

I am looking for any info as to the gravesite for Mary and Daniel Adams of Monroe County Mississippi. Mary was born 1848 and Daniel was born 1828. It is thought that they were owned by the Stephen Adams family before emancipation. I know they lived in this community until 1875 when my grgrandfather their son Lee Adams (also known as Capt. Lee). I'm looking for any information that will lead me to descendents of them and their children who may still live in Monroe. Sam born 1867, Margaret born 1877, Lucinda born 1878 married name was Caine. There are other children in this family not named at this time. Please email me with any information no matter how small. It just might be a piece of the puzzle. We are celebrating our 1st Adams family reunion this year for Lee Adam's son John Henry my grandfather and would love tobegin this year findng other members.

C White, kinikia275@webtv.net


7 June 2000
Vine Oak Cemetery, Edenton, North Carolina

I am searching for any information on the Vine Oak Cemetery in Edenton, North Carolina. Is there anyone who has any information on the records of this cemetery or where to locate any information? Thank You. Alfred M. Johnson

Alfred M. Johnson, Aljohn213@home.com


28 May 2000
Looking for grandparents grave

my grandparents were not born here in columbus but died here in cols, there name were Robert and Delsie malone I'm trying to locate there burial site can anyone help me? My grandmother died Sept, 16 1986 and grandfater about 4 years later they both died in cols,

michelle, michellebgood@aol.com


22 May 2000
Cemeteries containing graves before the elimination of slave laws heathen

You may wish to expand your project to take into account burial sites of Africans before the elimination of slave laws or codes. This is called to your attention because Africans considered "slaves" were buried at times in Christian cemeteries if they were converted from what many used in a demeaning way as "heathens" to Christians. This is noted because there was little or no regard for the cultural diversity and way of life of Africans by Europeans or the African Continent.

Racial exclusion extended to the burial ground as Africans were excluded from this service. In 17th and 18th C. burial sites in the United Kingdom you will find evidence of Africans being buried in cemeteries reserved for whites. This evidence extends throughout the British Commonwealth. Geographically before the War of 1776 most of the US and the Caribbean was claimed by the British. This may have implications for the methods used to examine gravesites for that period. In order to avoid restrictions on the sale of slaves many owners made "private" arrangements for chattel slaves to be conveyed and sold between the various Caribbean islands and the US. They would in the course of travel bring with them their burial traditions, what they could recall, from Africa.

You will also find some grave stones in the Caribbean with information that would indicate that the person concerned is an African. In rurial areas of the Caribbean Islands there are many interesting family grave sites that belong to African familites who for many generation have entombed their families on the land which they own. I have had the opportunity to visit many by accident and design.You have a wider social example in Jamaica in the case of the Maroons who have a State within the State of Jamaica and of course have traditions for the burial of those who decease.

In the course of remembering and finding the resting place of our ancestors we shouldnot limit ourselves. If we do so neither our souls nor theirs will rest. Such work can only be entered into if we know ourselves and continually strive to unfold and be at peace with ourselves and amongst our communities so that we can continue to build and protect ourselves and our children for the future.

Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

K.W. Spence-Lewis Consultant Researcher, Consultant@MarcusGarveyLibrary.org.uk
Welcome to Marcus Garvey Library (Marcus Garvey Library), http://www.marcusgarveylibrary.org.uk


19 May 2000
Stewart Family

I am trying to locate cemetary records for my father's family. They are the Stewart's of Laurinburg, N.C. Scotland County, Stewartsville. My grandfather was Ok Stewart his parents-Annie Bethea & Brady Stewart. Annie's Parent's were Judie & Jollie Bethea. Jollie died before 1910. The family names also include Gibson, & Fletcher. They lived in South Carolina at some point. I would be eternally grateful for any information someone may have. God Bless you!

Sheila Taylor, blackdiva@juno.com


19 May 2000
Cemeteries in Newberry County

How would I go about getting the names/locations of any cemetery or cemeteries in Newberry County, SC where African-Americans could be buried in the 1920's, 1930's, and 1940's? My mother remembers a cemetery that her mother was buried in but she has forgotten the name.

Tracie Johnson, traciejay@aol.com


19 May 2000
Williams of NC

I have been doing my family tree and I have not been able to find any information that most would find. I know that my family started in North Carolina in Betie and Martin Counties. Do you have any information a about burial place for blacks in this county or the cities of Oak City, Hodgood, Windsor. Also do you have any informatio about any burial places in Norfolk, V.A. Here is a list of name that I have been looking for:

Cain Williams Sr&Jr
Betty Williams
Eurman williams
Stella Williams
Viola Williams
Walter Harty Williams
Susie Williams
Amos Williams
Victoria Everette
John and Jame Everette
This would be very helpful,

tee, tpringw792@aol.com


16 May 2000
Paradise Cemetery Los Angeles

Paradise Cemetery was the subject of controversy some years ago. My Uncle Edward D. Tayor was buried there in Jan. 1969. Bodies were disintered and remains thrown in a pile. I am searching information to trace the families genealogy. My uncle does not appear on the SSDI. All other siblings are on record. How might I find evidence of his death and burial? Were there records also destroyed. Thank you.

Ada McDowall, Amcdw@cs.com


11 May 2000
Gallatin County Kentucky Cemeteries

I have been trying to research the African American history of Gallatin County, Kentucky. I have current listings for the IOOF/Second Consolidated Baptist Church Cemetery, and the Park Ridge Cemetery. Can anyone tell me of any other burial place in the area of African Americans?

An item of interest perhaps. Across from the Park Ridge Cemetery is located the former Park Ridge School, which was built in 1923/24 by the Rosenwald Foundation. It was a one teacher school. The church now uses it as a dining hall. Very few people know or appreciates the Rosenwald history.

I can be reached at:

Terry Combs Caldwell, galnews@eos.net


6 May 2000
seeking information

Would anyone know about a Marion Cementery or a Pains buring ground? These were names found in a old family bible. Family members lived in Penn., Tenn. and DC.

Carrie Chalmus-Hardy, carrie@wmonline.com


26 Apr 2000
JOHN POWELL

Am looking for information on John Leslie POWELL. He was my great grandfather. I am told that he left GA while being married to Mabelle (Belle) Mickens, later remarried, and lived in Florida. I don't have too much information on him but I would like to connect with other family members to exchange pictures and family stories. I know that upon his death he willed land to my great aunt Rose (his daughter). I've been searching for quite some time and the only thing I have is a marriage certificate.

Thank You,
Vrtreena R. Jenkins

Researching Ruffin, Jenkins, Pheasant, Mathis, Thomas, Hurst, Burke, Herrington, Powell, Mickens, Mathis, Cox, and White

Vrtreena R. Jenkins, goldenocean@hotmail.com


11 Apr 2000
JOHN RANDALL BORN 1949

JOHN RANDALL WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BORN IN NEW HAVEN, NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT. NEGRO. PARENTS UNKNOWN? ANY INFO PLEASE

RANDALL, margaretsonter@hotmail.com


1 Apr 2000
Tracking Questions

After purchasing a house and land that goes back to 1769 in Maryland, much time has been spent tracking its history. The previous owner has passed down all papers/photos as was done to her previously. I have a picture of the person known as 'Aunt Bettie' who was said to have been the slave during the 1800's. The only known facts are that she was paid her freedom money and stayed as she was 'part of the family.'

I have become obsessed with finding information about her and very much need to eventually locate her grave so that I can place flowers on it. Aunt Bettie had a very loving face, and appears to have been a strong woman with large working hands. The picture hangs in a respectful spot where I see her every day. I very much want to know what her past and future were all about.

Where can I start to locate where a black former slave might have been burried? Were they burried? How can I locate black churches in the area? I am a white male, and hesitant that asking questions like these may be hurtful to some because of the past, but very much need to find out about Aunt Bettie.

Any information as to where I might begin would be very much appreciated.

Thanks Much in Advance.

Roger Cabana
Lothian MD.

Roger Cabana, racvax@aol.com


28 Mar 2000
Cemeteries located on church property in GA.

I'm looking for information about Orangeburg Baptist Church in Locust Grove, Ga. My grandmother was buried there in 1943. Any info would be helpful.

Thanks in advance.

Vicki, Vherron134@aol.com


26 Mar 2000
Black Cemetaries

Names and listings in black cemetaries in Americus Ga look for relatives of the Carter family on Lee St in Americus Ga alive or deceased.

Janie Turner, smjm@bellsouth.net


26 Mar 2000
COUNTY FARM - Jefferson County, AL,

I am searching for the burial place of Andrew J. Edwards Jr who died in 1916. The death certificate listed Ensley, AL and then it was crossed out and replaced with COUNTY FARM. Could someone tell me what this means, where it is?

B. Ann Hatcher, bchoney@mindspring.com


20 Mar 2000
Black Cemetery Information

I am searching for an index of the graves found in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Haskell County (Oklahoma), Macedonia Cemetery located in Atoka, Oklahoma, Green Hill Cemetery in Atoka, Oklahoma and The Stringtown Black/Colored Cemetery. I am searching for the surname PERRY.

Betty Love, cleopatra51@hotepmail.com


20 Feb 2000
Oak Grove Cemetery - Albermarle Co., NC Oak Grove Cemetery and its addition, (New Oak Grove) are some of the largest African American Cemeteries in the Northeastern portion (Albemarle area) of North Carolina. They are located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

, AWF9090@aol.com


18 Mar 2000
Arkansas - Monroe, Lonoke County Burial Sites

Seeking information on great-greandmother: Mattie Young. Exact date and place of death unknown. Born around 1881 (census). Thank you.

Cheryl Hayes, caghayes@aol.com


18 Mar 2000
Louisiana - Webster or Bossier Parish burials

Seeking burial location for great-grands: Warren and Caroline Hodges; exact date and place of deaths unknown: perhaps died between 1904-1920.

Cheryl Hayes, caghayes@aol.com


16 Mar 2000

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Cicero Stovall (AR or LA)

Cicero Stovall Sr. believed to have lived in Northern Louisiana as a child. Need any info verifying living in Louisiana from 1860 until 1885. Do not have a birth date, but he fathered a child in 1886 after moving to Biscoe Arkansas. Married to Louisa Pope.

Audrey Lawrence, AVGL0347@EARTHLINK.NET


16 Mar 2000
Arkansan Biscoe or Cotton Plant

Searching for any info on Aldemon Stovall, Cicero Stovall Jr., Cicero Stovall Sr., or Louisa Pope Stovall. Cemetery or land ownership. Census or Death notices. Church historical records

Audrey Lawrence, AVGL0347@EARTHLINK.NET


16 Mar 2000
GREENWOOD CEMETARY

FOUND LETTERS FROM MY GREAT GRAND PARENTS AND I FOUND A CARD FOR A CEMETARY IN VIRGINIA WITH THE LISTING OF GREENWOOD CEMETARY ASSOCIATION, AND SOMEONE HAD WROTE MY GREAT GRANDFATHERS NAME AND HIS GRAVE NUMBER ON IT.. THERE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE A LISTING FOR THIS. I KNOW MY GREATGRANDFATHER HAD LIVED ON WISE STREET IN LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA, AND IN TRAVELING TO FIND WORK, HE HAS BEEN TRACED BY THE LETTERS TO DANVILLE, ST PETERSBURG, AND RICHMOND. THE CARD WAS SENT FROM A LAWYER IN RICHMOND. HAVE CALLED NUMEROUS PLACES IN VIRGINIA, AND THERE ARE NUMEROUS CEMETARIES WITH THE GREEN NAME IN IT. HIS NAME WAS THOMAS ANDERSON, HIS PARENTS HAD OWNED THE HOUSE AT 416 WISE STREET IN LYNCHBURG, BEFORE MY GREATGRANDMOTHER SOLD IT. DO NOT KNOW HIS PARENTS NAME, IF HE HAD SIBLINGS OR NOT...PLEASE HELP..........ALSO, AM TRYING TO FIND AN OLD AFRICAN AMERICAN CEMETARY THAT USE TO BE IN WHAT IS CALLED THE HILL DISTRICT OF PITTSBURGH, AROUND 1945 OR SO. THE BODIES WERE DUG UP AND MOVED, AND I NEED TO KNOW THE NAME THE CEMETARY TO CONTINUE WITH MY SEARCH. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.....REGINA

REGINA , reg1oakes@hotmail.com


15 Mar 2000
Cannot find relatives at various cemetaries

New York - none listed
Charlotte, NC - none listed

Byers, Townsend, Bradley

Ada Byers, dashawn29@yahoo.com


15 Mar 2000
Cemetery: St. John Parish

My great-great-great grandfather was a slave, who was listed on the St. Peter's Church Cemetery list. The list stated that most of the people were buried at St. John Baptist Cemetery. However, since my grandfather was African-American, I am sure that they didn't bury the slaves in the same cemetery. Can you help me with this. I would like to know where they would have buried the slaves at. Thank you.

A. Ford, ROOTS201@aol.com


12 Mae 2000
Cemeteries: Alabama, Pike County, Troy - Carol St

I'm looking for information for the John and Press Harvard Thomas family in Pike County, in Troy, Alabama. John is my Great, grandfather, and Press is my great Uncle. I estimate that John and Press were born around 1858 plus or minus 10-15 years. He and other family members were buried at the Carol Street Cemetery, in Troy.

Stephanie Thomas, stethomas@dttus.com


2 Mar 2000
Laurel Grove South Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia

I do not see historic Laurel Grove South Cemetery in your listings of historic African American cemeteries. Laurel Grove South is an 147 year old cemetery with graves dating from 1799 (which were moved from an old burial site when Laurel Grove opened in 1853). Interred there are Black Union and Black Confederate soldiers, Black educators who secretly taught slave children before the Civil War. Additionally, Andrew Bryan is interred there as he was the founder of the oldest continuous Black Baptist Congregation in America when he founded the First Colored Baptist Church on January 20, 1788, which today is known as First Bryan and First African Baptist Churches (they stem from the congregation of Andrew Bryan after the churches split into two congregations in 1832)in Savannah, Georgia. The church property on which First Bryan Baptist Church is located is the oldest continuosly owned piece of Baptist Church property in America (1793). Additionally, Black Recontruction members of the Georgia General Assembly are interred there (James Porter, Ulysses L. Houston, and James Merilus Simms. Laurel Grove South Cemetery received a historic marker from the historic marker program of the Georgia Historical Society on January 29, 2000.

Charles J. Elmore, elmorec@tigerpaw.savstate.edu


1 Mar 2000
Cemeteries in Craven County North Carolina

Hello,

I would like to communicate with anyone with information about cemeteries in Craven County, North Carolina hrevans29@hotmail.com

Richard Evans , hrevans29@hotmail.com


28 Feb 2000
Beulah Grove Church Cemetery

This is a correction for the previous query. I am looking for marriage and cemetery information on Jonas and Anjia Roberts, Tom and Julia Jefferson and Rev. Philip and Julia Greene. They lived in Artesia, MS Lowndes County. Disregard Franklin B. Roberts and Mary Pollie Roberts, they are no relation.

Sufana Wajed, Dhulali1@aol.com


27 Feb 2000
Caleb and Nancy Williams

I'm doing research on my family in Mississippi. My g, g, grandparents were Caleb and Nancy Williams. They are listed among the free inhabitants of Winston County, Mississippi in the 1850 census. They had three daughters, Antonett (Nettie), Carrie Anne and Catherine. The family was located in Grenada, Tieplant or Glenwire MS. When we were there in 1990 for a Roberts/Ford Family reunion we visited a family cemetery where Nancy Williams was buried. We had to cross someone's land to reach it. An elderly relative, who is now deceased, cared for it and I wonder if it still exists.

If you have any information please share. Thank You,

Maisha Kudumu, cpie@pacbell.net


25 Feb 2000
Cemetery For Hartwell, Georgia

Hello...I am trying to find out what cemetery or which cemeteries are used for those people that have died in Hartwell, Georgia during the past one hundred and fifty years. I need to find some information on my great grand father Wyley Teasley, an my grand father Seabon Teasley. I hope some one can help me.

Sincerely
Mitch

Mitchell Teasley, Pmittea@Netscape.Net


24 Feb 2000
Salem Church Cemetery

I am searching for information of my great great great grandparents Franklin B. Roberts and Mary Pollie Miller Roberts. They were buried in the 1800's just over into Oktibbeha County toward Starkville in a very small cemetery called Salem Church Cemetery. Any information such as whether they were slaves, their parents names,and where they came from or how I can obtain this information would be greatly appreciated.

Sufana Wajed, Dhulali1@aol.com


20 Feb 2000
A.A. cemeteries - Rowan Co.

I am looking for African American cemeteries in Rowan Co., N.C., or in counties formed from Rowan Co. in the 19th century. Any information you could provide would be most appreciated. Sincerely,

Tim Thomas, tntbeme@email.msn.com


20 Feb 2000
Alabama Cemeteries

I am looking for information regarding Uchee Hill Cemetery records, in Uchee Hill (Seale), Alabama. Please forward anything in your records or information on how to research this location. Thanks.

C. Jackson, COPSKISS@aol.com


18 Feb 2000
Family Research

I am doing research on my family history. I have reason to believe that my great-grandfather could be buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Forrest City, Arkansas. His name is Willie McNutt (African-American) and he died somewhere around 1916. His wife's name was Sarah (Taylor) McNutt and she died around 1915. To my knowledge she is not buried there. Unfortunately, I don't have much else to go on besides that he was born to Allen and Mary McNutt, I am not sure of what year. Whatever information is listed on hime, his parents, spouse and children would be greatly appreciated. Thank you with your assistance with this matter.

Gwendolyn McNutt, mcnuttg@ul.com


16 Feb 2000
Weakley County, Tennessee cemeteries

I am interested in Weakley County Tennessee. I have relatives burried in Beech Grove Cemetary. This is located between the towns of Greenfield and Dresden.

My greatgrand mother Louisa Ward was burried there around 1949. She was 109 years of age. Her maiden name was Brassfield. The Brassfield family was her slave owners. Her husband lost his life in the bottom of a well. When he suffercated. And was covered over. The called the reason "Black Damp". (lack of oxygen). Only known as "Pap". He was half white. Their daughter Minnie Mae was my grandmother. Born Jan.1,1883.

Also a few miles north of Beech Grove Cemetary is the Jones Chapel Cemetary. Where my Greatgrand father was burried by the name of Levy Thompson. Levy was purchased from the Nailing family. Levy fathered 22 children by Frances. Half of these were born in slavery. Bell and Wiley were twins. Bell was my grandfather. Born Feb.9,1883 .

George Thompson was the youngest brother of Bell Thompson, who served in World War One. Later moved to St. Louis, Mo. where he married Tenola. Died in the 60's and was burried in Jefferson Barrick Military Cemetary.George was born in the 1890's.

I hope this information will be of help to someone. I hope someone can be a help to me. Peace,

, MAJIK4JAC@aol.com


15 Feb 2000
Cemetery in Spartanburg South Carolina

I live in Michigan but am searching for ancestors in South Carolina. I visited South Carolina about 8 years ago. I visited a church called Shady Grove (not sure of the denomination but I think Baptist). Anyway there were woods off to the left of the church if facing the front door of church. I was told that this was overgrowth of a black cemetary. I don't know how far into the woods the graves go but just know that this is a cemetary.

As I don't live in the state, I thought maybe if I could list the fact that the cemetary is there, a volunteer living in that area might wish to check it out. Someone said there is an Upper Shady Grove and a Lower Shady Grove. I don't know if both have cemetaries or not. I was told that the black that are buried are buried at Lower Shady Grove.

THERE IS HISTORY IN OUR ROOTS!!! Sincerely,

Gabrielle Moore, Berrynice9@aol.com


15 Feb 2000
Old Shiloh Cemetary

I am looking for an old cemetery near Caledonia, MS, where my GG Grandparents were buried. I am told it is on the property of an old small church which they referred to as Shiloh. This cemetery also had a road built either on top of it or through the middle. The graves may be unmarked by now. I think my ancestors were buried there around 1875. Green Berry Darnel & Sarah Elizabeth Darnel. I would appreciate nay help you could give me about this.

Treca Craig, tre222@ix.netcom.com


14 Feb 2000
DANIEL FAMILY

Hi my name is Wanda Evans and I am looking for my great great grand parents. I cant seem to find any records in any cemetery they did lived in Smith County the place called Canton Beat, Smith County Texas. Who do I go to? Thank-you.

Wanda Evans, lovee-m@pacbell.net


13 Feb 2000
PLEASE HELP ME FIND GRAVE SITES

I'M TRYING TO FIND MY GREAT GRAND PARENTS GRAVE SITES. THEY HAD THREE BOYS AND TWO GIRLS ONE WHICH IS MY GRANDMOTHER. MY FATHER MOTHER BOTH HAVE PASSED ON MY GRANDMOTHER WAS BORN IN CADDO-PASS, LOUISIANA IN 1911. MY GREAT GRAND PARENTS NAME IS MR&MRS BEAUGARD VISTOE. THANKS A LOT.

theemmortalpoet, theemmortalpoet@email.msn.com


13 Feb 2000
NC Cemeteries

Here are two all black cemetaries in North Carolina:

Elm City, North Carolina

From Rt. 301, take the Elm City Exit (between Rocky Mount and Wilson). The cemetary is located behind the Alcatel Plant on Parker Street and can be seen from the roadway. Access is gained by driving down a dirt road on the left side of the plant near the fenced in parking area to the left of the plant building.

Wilson, North Carolina

Rest Haven Cemetary is located just off Rt. 301 by turning on to the Lane Street Extension near the intersection of Rt. 264 and Rt. 301.

I am still desperately searching for the "colored" cemetary on the old Dr. Mercer Farm in the Temperance Hall/Mercer area of Edgecombe County, North Carolina. My husband and I actually found the old Mercer "big" house last week (on the main road) but believe the "colored" cemetary is back off the road in the woods. It is a HUGE property and we need better directions. If you should come across any information concerning this cemetary, please let me know.

Deborah Lancaster
Boston, MA

Deborah Lancaster, Dal9573@aol.com


13 Feb 2000
South Carolina cemetery

I'm trying to locate an African American cemetery outside of Bennettesville, SC. called Sandy Grove. Supposedly some of the McArthur family are buried there. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,

Karan, Callkrc@aol.com


12 Feb 2000
AA cemeteries - Bolivar and Sunflower Counties

Is there someone transcribing the AA cemeteries for these counties? I have a particular interest in the following:

Macedonia Cemetery, Shelby, MS

Pleasant Green Cemetery, Mound Bayou, MS

Thank you

Belvery Clark, BelvRay@aol.com


11 Feb 2000
Found a cemetery no one knows about

Hello, I'm not sure if you can help me but here is my story. I work for a large homebuilder in Charlotte, NC. They recently purchased about a 275 acre parcel of land in Union County in a town called Weddington. We were told a gravesite was found by the surveyors in which approximately 180 or so people were buried we were also told that upon researching this there were no records to be found. A coworker and I went into the woods to find it and discovered that all the graves except one had only a small rock for a marker. The one headstone we did find with writing said: Jane M. Simes born April 18th 1950 died ------- 1888. People I've talked to seem to think it most likely is a slave graveyard. there is a church near by and a white cemetery. Could you help me try to find who these people were or direct me to a resource that could? Thanks for your time,

, G1ZONNER@aol.com


9 Feb 2000
Looking for gravesites of Tom and Silvia White in Oklahoma cemetery

I am looking for my mothers parents. Their name is Tom White and Silvia Gray White. Mother told me that she thought Silvia was buried in "the welfare" cemetery. She said that welfare buried most black, poor people. My mom was taken in by a aunt to raise at the age of 2 and a half, so things are really sketchy. Silvia had 3 brothers - Sam Gray, Ernest Gray, Charlie Gray And a sister Hanna. My mom was born in Luther Oklahoma she is not sure but she thinks they moved from Luther to OK City. If you can help me it would be greatly appreciate!!

Kathy Miller, kathy828@webtv.net


8 Feb 2000
Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Helena, KY

There is a cemetery called Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Helena, KY which was used for "colored" burial only. My ancestors are buried there.

__________________________
Timothy F. Ayers
Executive Director
North Nashville Community Development Corporation

Timothy F. Ayers, tayers@northnashvillecdc.com


7 Feb 2000
More cemetery listings in Baton Rouge and Meterie

Will anyone be doing a listing for East and West Baton Rouge Parish and Greenwell cemetary in Meterie? or Greenwood I am not sure of the exact name? If so please let me know. Thank you Claudia Short

Claudia Short, cashort@home.com


7 Feb 2000
AA Day Cemetery

Hi,

My name is Michael Bridges and I am the 3rd great grandson of FPOC Soloman Day b. 1788 in Southampton Co., VA. He migrated with his brother David to Logan Co., OH in 1839 where he purchased 125 acres of land. On April 19, 1842 he donated 1/2 acre of this land to the Deacons of the Regular Baptist Church also known as the Mill Creek Baptist Church for the purposes of a meeting house. This 1/2 acre was eventually used solely as a burial ground and it is said that he felt that since the whites in the area would not let blacks be buried in their cemeteries then blacks must have their own. This cemetery houses many surnames that have been recognized as part of a large free black community that migrated to Logan Co. from VA and NC. The cemetery inscriptions are already online and can be obtained from the following website:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohlogan/cemjeda.html

The cemetery is located in Logan Co., OH Jefferson Twp and situated on the south side of Township Road 127 west of Township Road 129. It is in fairly good condition with the grass being cut and the area fenced in, however many of the markers are broken.
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Michael M. Bridges, Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
University of Michigan

Michael Bridges, michael@umich.edu


6 Feb 2000
Paradise Baptist Cemetery, Houston, LA

Trying To Locate A Paradise Baptist Cemetery In Housston, Louisana.

, Pauletta09@aol.com


4 Feb 2000
Bellgrove Baptist Church with Bellgrove Cemetery

Sirs or Madames Have you ever heard of Bellgrove Baptist Church in I think Fayette Co. Tn? I am told there was cemetery in the back of the church. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

, mveland@uswest.net


4 Feb 2000
St. Paul Cemetery - Shellmound (Leflore County) Miss.

Dear Sir/Madam:

I have been trying to secure cemetery records for St. Paul in Shellmound (Leflore County) Miss. for years now and no one seems to know who I should contact. As late as November 1997, my grand-uncle was buried there. The Church and at one time there was a school is no longer there.

Has anyone considered seeking these records and transcribing them? If I can be of any help from Cleveland, Ohio let me know. Thanks.

Katherine Evans, Katzooba@aol.com


4 Feb 2000
Burial place of Elizabeth Waters

Hello, I'm seeking the burial place of Elizabeth Waters, widow of Ebenezer Waters; she died ca.1870. I am looking for the wife of Herbert Waters, Mary, who died ca. 1898. She was living in the same household as Lydia Waters who predeceased her mother, Mary. Mary had been a seamstress for theatrical persons but settled somewhere in Germantown, Pa. prior to her death. I hope you have some information available. Thank you in advance.

Rainwaters, Rainwatershenry@aol.com


3 Feb 2000
Colored American Cemetery, Hamilton County Ohio

I am doing my family history. And after acquiring death certificates of relatives who died in Ohio. And the ones I have so far my relatives numbering 9 were buried in the Colored American Cemetery on Duck Creek Rd. This is from Dec. 1928 to August 1957. My cousin who lives in Hamilton County has not been able to find it.He says that Interstate I-71 now runs through it, and that perhaps it has been destroyed. I would appreciate it if anyone knows how I might be able to find out what happened to it. Perhaps the name has been changed. But most likely it was destroyed.

Thank You For Your Help

, ADavis7289@aol.com


29 Jan 2000
Mount Oilve Cemetery in Wilmington, Delaware

I am afro american and why can't I find a listing for the above cemetery? My mother, grandfather and mother was buried there. If there is not a headstone and only a grave with number how do you go about finding that location?

Please give me some solid leads.

Shirley Hall, Nubian_01@msn.com


27 Jan 2000
Greenhill Cemetery in Frankfort, KY

Check out Greenhill Cemetery in Frankfort, KY. Some of my family (Pearl V. Rollins Thompson and Houston Thompson, Laura F. Chase and others) are buried there.

Shirley A. Solomon, PAINTERANN@aol.com


20 Jan 2000
Calvary Cemetery in Norfolk, VA

Your list should include The Calvery cemetery in Norfolk Virginia

, Slaxie@aol.com


20 Jan 2000
Parker's Ridge Cemetery, Groveton, TX

Just to inform you of an African American Cemetery, located in Trinity County, Groveton, TX. Name of cemetery is Parker's Ridge Cemetery.

, Mzleg1@aol.com


19 Jan 2000
Nigger Run Cemetery, Gilmore Twsp, Greene County, PA

Dear Friends ...

I would like to tell you of "Nigger Run Cemetery" ... located along State Route 30010, Gilmore Township, Greene County, S.W. Pennsylvania. The cemetery is recorded on a 1935 survey (available on request ... please include snail mail address) ... is close to "Nigger Run Road .. now called Negro Run Road, Township Route 410 ... which of course parallels Nigger Run ... and at the north end of Nigger Run Road, there once stood Nigger Run School House. The cemetery, the Run and the Road are there for all to see. The school is gone now and we are trying to determine its actual location.

The cemetery has one large tombstone but time and the weather has removed the name of what the survey says is a White Man. Several smaller unmarked fieldstones are said to mark the graves of about 30 Negroes. About 30 Negroes ... no names, just about 30 Negroes ... ! They are someones loved ones, perhaps (more than likely), my loved ones ... those who traveled and lived before me and made my existence and my freedom possible. They did contribute to African American freedom in Greene County...in Pennsylvania ... and in the United States of America ... and these "about 30 Negroes" need to be recognized and their story told and should never be forgotten.

Who are they? The answer to that question may be a difficult one to find but we shall try. Thank you for accepting this bit of African American history.

Bill A. Davison, bad2500@alltel.net


13 Jan 2000
Southview Cemetery Atlanta, GA

Why is Southview Cemetery not in your Ga. listing? This is the oldest black coporation in America and it contains the bodies of many of Atlanta's Black history makers. This is also the place Martin Luther Kings body was interred until the burial place at Morehouse was prepared.

, Sylviaij@prodigy.net


8 Jan 2000
Slave Cemetery in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

Dear Sirs/Madams:

I am a descendant of William Allen Lane who owned slaves on a plantation in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and I have developed a close friendship with a family who descend from his slaves. In the last two years we have shared an incredible of amount of history. We know the location of a slave cemetery which is still used. It shows on maps but its ownership is up in the air. It is semi maintained by the local governing body, the Police Jury.

We want to formalize its status and work toward a census, some fencing and better maintenance. Can you help us with some pointers on how to get started. Thank you.

Andy Plauche, aplauche@home.com

 

  
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