I am seeking info on a William Thornburg buried at Pisgah Methodist Cemetery in Lincoln Co. NC. His gravestone (no dates) mistakenly lists him as Capt. William L. Thornburg, Co. H, 38th NC Regt. The Civil War veteran was actually William Lindsay Thornburg b. cir 1838 in Randolph Co. NC.
It is my belief that the William Thornburg buried at Pisgah was William Thornburg, b. cir 1817, who married Polly Jenkins in Lincoln Co. in 1838 and was still alive in 1880, living near Dallas, NC in Gaston County. The grave next to William is that of Luther "L" Thornburg, 1860-1894, who appears to be his grandson, Luther Vestus Thornburg, my great-grandfather, who married Margaret Carpenter in Lincoln Co. in 1880. Luther was apparently the illegitmate son of one of William's oldest three daughters.
It is interesting to note that there is also a gravestone for Luther "R" Thornburg and his wife, Margaret S. Carpenter, at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Cherryville, Gaston Co. NC, which is part of, or nearby the gravestone of Frank Thornburg (John Franklin Thornburg), Luther and Margaret's son.
If anyone is interested in more info on the family of Luther V. Thornburg, contact me and I will be glad to share.
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