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Re: High Bridge Presbyterian Church cemetery list; near Natural Bridge
Posted by: Rosemarie Beebe (ID *****9302) Date: September 16, 2009 at 19:02:14
In Reply to: High Bridge Presbyterian Church cemetery list; near Natural Bridge by B. Kline of 1300

Hi Bev,
Thank you for your very timely response! I am in Lexington VA right now! :)

The Hecks at High Bridge Cemetery are grandchildren of my Daniel David Heck (children of his son Daniel Heck and Nancy Cahoon/Calhoun). Interestingly, according to an Ancestry.com public member tree entry, Carthagenia (Carthagena) Heck died in Sem, Samangan, Afghanistan. ?? I wonder what led her there. Anyway, the Heck/McClellan home was occupied up until at least 1953 by descendents of Daniel David Heck. John Heck McClelland died in 1953, and shortly after that, the home was destroyed to make way for US-81. We can try to look around Natural Bridge for the graveyard that was described by Arch Oliver Heck, but I'm thinking if it existed, it is somewhere under the highway now. :(

I haven't found much on the Harshbargers. My Lucinda Heck was married to William Henry Harshbarger in 1834, also by Rev. Samuel Houston, we believe at High Bridge, which would be most logical. Rev. Houston was the cousin of the Sam Houston we all know and love from the Alamo, the Senate and the Texas state capital :)

Thank you again for this information. We will be at Natural Bridge sometime during our stay, so we can at least go to the High Bridge cemetery. I am thinking that is not the cemetery we are looking for because Arch Heck said that the place he went was overgrown and graves were knocked over, but the grounds at High Bridge have always been kept up and are very neat.


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