Posted By:Charles Carroll
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Subject:Rev. War Soldier Zebulon Hollingsworth
Post Date:January 19, 2013 at 21:35:46
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I was just notified that the Revolutionary War gravestone, of Zebulon Hollingsworth was removed from his grave and moved to a more convenient location by the property owners.

I would like to think this is in violation of NC law, specifically:
14-148. Defacing or desecrating grave sites.
(a)It is unlawful to willfully: (1) Throw, place or put any refuse, garbage or trash in or on any cemetery; (2) Take away, disturb, vandalize, destroy or change the location of any stone, brick, iron or other material or fence enclosing a cemetery without authorization of law or consent of the surviving spouse or next of kin of the deceased.
I understand the property where the grave is located fell to the hands of grandchildren and they had the gravestone removed.
This is the grave of Zebulon Hollingsworth, a patriot of Sampson and Duplin Counties, NC.
I encourage anyone to contact Officials of Sampson County if they are concerned about this grave desecration.