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  •  Speaking of cemeteries, I was finally able (7+ / 0-)

    locate the cemetery of my husband's grandparents.  It had once been called Matthews Family Cemetery in Buckhorn Twp, Harnette Co, NC (that's what was on one of the death certificates), but I couldn't find that cemetery anywhere.

    I know now that the name of the cemetery changed when it was taken over by the Chalk Level CME Church.

    I was also able to travel down the road on google maps (street view) until I came to the cemetery, and the got a real good look at it.  There doesn't appear to be a whole lot of headstones even though there have been burials there for at least 80 - 90 years.  It's primarily an African-American Cemetery, and likely most buried there were too poor for headstones.

    We're trying to contact the church, asking them to confirm the grandparents are there.  If they are for sure, we're going to get headstones placed for them.

    Hell, we had a headstone placed for my g-g-grandfather who died in 1887 but just re-discovered this past August, we sure can do the same for my husband's grandparents, right?

    •  Google maps is great. (4+ / 0-)
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      klompendanser, mayim, edwardssl, Jim H

      I have been to Scotland twice, but I return any time I want because of google maps.  I can "drive" up and down most roads and revisit towns and look at cottages and churches.  

      I use google maps before I go on a trip, not to navigate my way there, but to get a feel for the place before I ever arrive.  

      Amazing technology.  

      We are all in this together.

      by htowngenie on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 07:04:57 AM PST

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