I live in Murfreesboro, NC and will try to fulfill any requests in this area. Currently working on photographing Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery. Genealogy interests are Vinson, Wiggins, Keister, Gilmer, Lowrance, Langston, Smith, Walker, Gangwer.
Your memorial 102836582. I wonder if you could verify that location? I have found that family, husband wife and one child that died young, in the Hillcrest Cemetery also in Clearfield Co. I note the other child, son Lewis W and his wife Lodema E. (England) ARE in the Oak Hill Cemetery as you have documented. But I'm suspicious that the father Harrison W. is not in Oak Hill but in Hillcrest. The other Memorial numbers are: 129214781, 129214689, and 129215432. For Harrison W., Amanda E., And Mary E. Thanks for any clarification you can provide. Lew Hartswick if desired e-mail LHartswick@earthlink.net
Hawley's in Mt Olivet Parkersburg WV I have taken photos of Gravestones for Elizabeth and Wirt also the larger upright family stone. Near these graves there is a stone for Maude Hawley Leach Cramer 1884 1967. If you would like this photo to be posted also, please submit a request. Thanks! I did not find a stone for Caleb.
RE: Keisters Oh, great!! http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=722791 That is the Davis Cemetery in Pendleton County. It's on property owned by my husband. I have been cleaning Keister family burial sites for years. Although I don't believe that my husband is descended from any of the Keister family directly, others in his family were married into the Keister family. The families were very close.
Do you know where the Keisters came from? I was interested in them because we're familiar with the Keisters of Pendleton County, and in studying WV history, I'm interested in where some of the eastern mountain families migrated to if they left Pendleton.
Likewise, the Gums, which are an old family name in Highland County, VA, and the Hills, in Pocahontas Co. Not that I expect they're related to the Keisters.....just interested in seeing those old family names west of the mountains.
RE: Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery I am only "sort of" related to Christian Grandle. I believe he fathered a child by Matilda Derrow, who later married Wilhelm Earman. I have more info, if you like, contact me by email Lsc12147@aol.com.
At present time I live in Michigan, and an old man of 68 years. I doubt if I will ever get back to North Carolina again, as I have many physical problems.
I see you at one time were working on the Meherrin Baptist Church cemetery. There should be a road just west of the church, that goes south. Believe the property behind the church now belongs to a surname of Blow, that use to belong to Clifton Liles Brett, way back when, many, many years ago. Clifton Liles Brett, a great grand father married a Mariah Curle, daughter of Jane Curle. The area described is where the two raised their family, and suppose to be a family graveyard there.
While I do not expect you to go trapsing through fields of vegetation, just wondering if you are aware there should be a graveyard on that property for the family of Clifton Liles. I would be sure that the Blow property owners would know if there was a graveyard. Since it is well off the beaten path of traffic, it too must be overgrown beyond belief. The property should be just off the shores of the Meherrin River, or streams running to the river.
Is there a way you could find the Blow family and inquire for me, if there is a family cemetery on their property? Thank you for any thing you may do.
RE: Askew Cemetery It is called the 'Thomas Edward Askew Cemetery'. The only directions I have come from 'Gates County Cemetery Records', published by the historical society. "Located on north side of U.S.13, east of Chowan River Bridge." I have never actually been there. There may be other ASKEW family plots located in Gates County. This was kind of a shock getting your message when I did......I was just looking at a death certificate for G.W. Green (died 1936) in Hertford County and the informant was 'W.M.Vinson' and I was trying to figure out how he was related and then I get the message from a VINSON!!!