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CarolynMMP (#47205322)
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Bio Photo I've been doing Genealogy for almost four years. I have researched both sides of my Family Tree and found many, many interesting people, stories, Family Histories ... I've met a lot of wonderful people and have had some very interesting talks, listening to stories about people I'm related to, as well as stories about people not in my Family. I have also met many distant cousins who have become good friends.
My Family names on my Father's Paternal side are Mecum, Morris, Campbell, Hammack, Wilkerson, Walker, Perry, and Watson in Forsyth, Stokes, and Guilford Counties in North Carolina. On his Maternal side are Crayton, Efird, Page, Smith, Culp, Coble, Cagle and Harward in Stanly County in North Carolina. On my Mother's Paternal side the names are O'Neal, Harlan, Keller, Bunten, Osborn, Duncan, and Robinson in Putnam and Hendricks Counties in Central Indiana, and Harris in Kentucky. On her Maternal side are Noland, Matthews, Chenowith, Mowbray, Bachtenkircher, and Lister in White, Jasper, and Pulaski Counties in Northern Indiana, Beach in West Virginia and Ohio, and Heil/Hile/Hyle in Pennsylvania.
If you are related, please contact me. I love meeting new cousins! If I can help you, please ask. I love to help people find their own Family Histories. And please use any pictures, stories, etc. that I have posted here in any way that you see fit. We are all Family, they belong to all of us!
I look forward to hearing from you!
Carolyn Marie Mecum Pinkerton
PS As a result of something that just happened to me, yes, I will link people, no proof needed. If you want to link people, then obviously you've done your homework. AND, I am related either by blood or marriage to everyone I've made a Memorial for. However, if I have a person who is a closer relation to you, yes, I will transfer them to you. I'm not looking for numbers, I'm looking for Family!

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Jessica Johnson
Memorial Concerning Johann Georg Ehrenfried
I have reason to believe I am related to Johann Georg Ehrenfried, the subject of a memorial you wrote, on my mother's side, and I am curious about the sources you consulted in writing your memorial, as I would like to pursue further research. Any help you can offer would be appreciated!
Added by Jessica Johnson on Jan 21, 2015 8:15 PM
Bill Bourbeau
G. Elmer (119680448)
I located the marker and also provided the memorial owner with info to update the memorial.

The photo that I have on hand only shows the marker in the background; so I'll replace it when the weather improves.

Take care,

Added by Bill Bourbeau on Dec 24, 2014 9:34 AM
Bill Bourbeau
G. Elmer (119680448)
Just a quick note about your request:

I did a preliminary search for a marker, but was unable to locate any. There are several markers just below the surface, but it will likely have to wait until the spring.

Take care,

Added by Bill Bourbeau on Dec 21, 2014 9:49 AM
Dear Carolyn
I finally found Mattie's grave. Mother Nature had covered her and Marian. So we uncovered both of them and I will add them to my list of headstones to keep uncovered. Sorry it took so long. Take Care
Added by SWessendorf on Dec 06, 2014 2:43 PM
P. Eadie
RE: Bakers
Hi Carolyn,
You are very welcome. Glad i could assist. Enjoy, Pat
Added by P. Eadie on Oct 04, 2014 10:01 AM
david loveless
harward cemetery
hey Carolyn where is the harward cemetery at in oakboro
Added by david loveless on Sep 16, 2014 10:21 AM
DebbieLee (Graveyard Granny)
RE: Annie Mechum - 105657845
It looks like it is 1832 instead of 1882. As far as the inscription on the bottom, I have no idea! Wish I could help! Debbie
Added by DebbieLee (Graveyard Gran... on Sep 16, 2014 7:39 AM
Bob Carter
RE: Reuben Folger
I'm not positive about the father of Elma other than his name was Reuben and he was from Guilford County, but taking them back in the census records might help.

I use as a quick way to get information.

Added by Bob Carter on Aug 24, 2014 5:55 AM
Bob Carter
Cities & towns in former counties
One problem with how Find A Grave has defined their towns and cities in counties is they rely on current data, even though many towns and cities could have once been in another county. Example is Bethania which is in current day Forsyth County, but was in Stokes County before Forsyth was created, and was in Surry County before Stokes was created, and was in Rowan County before Surry was created. :-)

Bethania was created in 1759 by the Moravians in what was termed Wachovia - it was one of 6 settlements. Wikipedia has a good summary located at:,_North_Carolina

Added by Bob Carter on Aug 20, 2014 5:01 PM
Bob Carter
RE: Isaac Morris
You're welcome.

Here are the dates of creation for Surry, Stokes, Yadkin, and Forsyth counties, all of them coming from Surry County as the original county:

1771 Surry
1777 Stokes
1849 Forsyth (from Stokes)
1850 Yadkin (from Surry)

So, anything in Stokes before 1777 was in Surry County and before that it was Rowan County.

Anything in Forsyth County before 1849 was in Stokes County at least back to 1777. If before that it was Surry.

Anything in Yadkin County before 1850 (August I think) was in Surry County back to 1771.

There's a link to a map of NC which shows all the counties and when they were created. NC has 100 counties now, but there have been at least 130 since the state was created. Some were formed, then subdivided or merged, and some were abolished.

Added by Bob Carter on Aug 20, 2014 4:34 PM
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