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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Union Co., North Carolina

It is time to resume my trip to North Carolina and finished up with the photographs I took of Pleasant Hill Cemetery in New Salem Twp., Union County, North Carolina.  Union County is to the southeast of Charlotte, NC. which is Mecklenburgh County. 



Here is an alpha listing of this cemetery.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jganis/unionco/PleasantHillBaptist.html

Find A Grave has photos of this cemetery and a map which really can help.  When I was trying to locate it this posting of the tombstones did not exist and it was a little challenging.  This will be a great back up to the photos I present in the next posts.

The Rootsweb link describes this cemetery as "New Salem Road, cross Hwy 218 right on Old Kennedy Foard (Ford) Road. Founded 1868."  Actually the road was called Pleasant Hill Church Road. 



The church is right across from the cemetery. 


I had a car on my tail and this person was not forgiving. These country roads mean you have to go a little farther than you think.  I found it after a little back and forth on Hwy 218 and 205. I would suggest you drive up Hwy 218 to Hwy 205 and turn right and go slow till you see the Old Kennedy Ford Rd sign but be careful I think I missed it.  The other option is to take Pleasant Hill Church Rd. off of Hwy 218.

The day as I remember was hot and muggy.  The bugs were unforgiving and driving me crazy.  The sky was threatening a nasty thunderstorm which meant I had to move quickly.  So these are overview photographs with some specific photos that would be of value for Walters, Kiker and Jordan descendants. 


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: More Ontario Cemeteries Visited


As you know I was traveling in eastern Ontario and western Quebec this past May/June of 2012 and visiting archives, societies and libraries searching for clues on my family both McD's and Browns.

In the last post I covered some cemeteries in Pontiac (Quebec), Renfrew, Hastings and Frontenac Counties.  The last three counties are in Ontario. 

I then headed to Stormont and Glengarry Counties in eastern Ontario and visited quite a few cemeteries.  Here are some of the most impressive.  If you go to the blog: The Man Who Lived Airplanes and go the side bar to the right and look for the Categories, then scroll down to CEMETERIES and click on the ones that interest you.  The other option is to scroll further to LOCATIONS and search for Ontario and Quebec and select a town to study. 

Stormont County:
1.St. Andrews West the newer cemetery south of the church and the old burying ground that is north and right across from the church.
http://macdonellfamily.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/touring-glengarry-st-andrews-west-stormont/

Glengarry County:
2.  St. Mary's RC Church & Cemetery in Williamstown, Glengarry, Ontario:
http://macdonellfamily.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/touring-glengarry-williamstown/

3.  Kenyon Presbyterian Church & Cemetery in Dunvegan, Glengarry, Ontario:
http://macdonellfamily.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/touring-glengarry-dunvegan-the-glengarry-pioneer-museum/

4.  St. Raphael's Ruins, Church and Cemetery in St. Raphael's, Glengarry, Ontario:
http://macdonellfamily.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/touring-glengarry-st-raphaels/

5,  St, Finnan's RC in Alexandria, Glengarry, Ontario:
http://macdonellfamily.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/touring-glengarry-alexandria-the-centre-of-glengarry/

6. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church & Cemetery and the old burying ground in South Lancaster, Glengarry, Ontario: http://macdonellfamily.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/touring-glengarry-cornwall-to-south-lancaster/
7.  St. Columba RC Church & Cemetery and the Kirkhill United Church & Cemetery in Kirkhill, Glengarry, Ontario:  http://macdonellfamily.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/touring-glengarry-kirkhill/
8.  St. Alexander's RC Church & Cemetery in Lochiel, Glengarry, Ontario:
http://macdonellfamily.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/touring-glengarry-lochiel-glen-sandfield-dalkeith/

Ontario and Quebec churches are amazing.  I was truly impressed with how high the spires reached.  It was actually difficult to get a good photograph because these churches reach to the sky.