U.S. States: North Carolina: Haywood County
Jim, you have stated several times that George Miller "missed a lot of cemeteries". I knew George Miller and I know that if he missed a cemetery the cemetery probably does not exist or can not be located by any living person. Any one using his book must read the fine print preceding the listing of the names of those buried in each cemetery. In the fine print George tried, as best he could from those living at the time, to list all the names the cemetery may have been known as. A very good example is Maple Grove Cemetery, Old Timers know it only as Turpin's Chapel. Another is Fines Creek Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, if you ask the Old Timers they will tell you it is the Hiram Rogers Cemetery. There are lots more like this. In 1980 I prepared an index to George's book. To suppliment his list I also started entering the death dates and burial places from death certificates as found in the Haywood County Register of Deeds Office. It continues to be a chore to match up the burial place as listed on those early death certificates to "modern day" cemetery names. Even George Miller could not list all the names cemeteries were/are known as. Perhaps in your index you can also list all the names a cemetery may have been known as.
Thanks for your good work.