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Cemetery Restoration and Clean Up Project
Posted by: Wanda Case (ID *****3104) Date: December 04, 2004 at 09:05:14
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(Posting this here because so many Buncombe Co. families have ties to Henderson.)

Hello Fellow Researchers!

I wanted to make all of you aware of a the project that has begun in Henderson County.

The Walter M. Bryson Camp #70 of The Sons of Confederate Veterans is heading up this project. The project leader is Norman Miller (828) 674-6996.

Norman is currently going out to all the of counties old and endangered cemeteries in an effort to do several things:

*Locate and Identify all Civil War Vets (Union & Confederate)

*To compile a list of those men that fought & do not have a Federal Grave Marker, and to assist families that would like to have their ancestors military service recognized with a new Federal Grave Marker.

*To restore and clean up those that are in need of attention.

The Edney Cemetery, where Asa Edney is buried, was the first cemetery to be restored, it was completed on November 12, 2004. This was done with the assistance of many volunteers and the SCV.

The next scheduled clean up is the Townsend Cemetery, on Saturday December 18, 2004. It is located in Henderson Co. just off of Mills Gap Rd. in the Edneyville area. Anyone with ties to this cemetery is invited to join in on the restoration and preservation of this cemetery.

There are approximately 50 or more graves in the cemetery, with only a few marked. The surnames are: Featherstone, Nix and Conner.

The 3rd clean up will be the Historic Fortune Cemetery on Jan. 15, 2005 at 10:00 am. This is where the Revolutionary War Veteral William Capps, Jr. & his wife Nancy Cooksey Capps are buried, along with the graves of Fortune, Lane, and Kuykendall family members.

For more information:
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REMEMBER! The SCV is fighting to preserve many endangered cemeteries. If you know of one in the county, please contact them! This is our heritage, our responsibility to protect our beloved family members! Our children are watching, and this is a great life lesson to teach them!

Show your support by volunteering or donating supplies for the preservation of our old family cemeteries!

Thanks so much!

Wanda E. Case

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