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Old 01-26-2014, 06:34 PM   #166
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:23 PM   #167
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:59 AM   #168
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Its been a while (2012) since postings on this thread, and its a great subject, I hope this gains interest again.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:28 PM   #169
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Wonderful tribute to the lives and families beneath those memorials in the woods. Thoroughly enjoyed your work.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:51 PM   #170
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Best thread I have read today. Great work keeping history of your local area alive.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:05 PM   #171
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Looking forward to the next installment.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:19 PM   #172
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There is a local slave cemetery located on a hill behind a I-40 rest area . I informed the local preservation group , They were not very interested in it. Another one is 20 feet off a main city street that you wouldn't find because of the brush.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:39 PM   #173
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Originally Posted by DeBandi View Post
I got the most amazing email from a complete stranger. I've deleted the name out of absolute respect.

"Hello, and please excuse this intrusion.

My name is --- The name means nothing to you right now, but in 2009 you took a picture of the headstone of Isaac B Points in an abandoned cemetery. I was helping my Dad ------ find any loose bits on the Internet when I came across your post in the advrider forum.

------- Was born in 1811 was the 1st Points born (as a slave) in the US. He's my great-great- great-grandfather. I would appreciate it greatly if you could tell me where that cemetery was located or put me in touch with the landowners so my family and I could plan a trip to see the headstone. It's difficult tracking down Blacks and their kin as records weren't really kept (or kept well), but we've been lucky and it hasn't been as difficult as for others. I've attached a picture of Isaac's wife, son, daughter in law, etc.

It would mean a great deal to me and my family if we could get close. Please excuse the friend request. Facebook is charging every a dollar for messages if we're not connected and I was hoping to bypass that.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and thank you in advance for your assistance. "

Contact has been made...

Watch this space. This will be good.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:46 PM   #174
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I keep coming back to this and your other threads, all GREAT.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:51 PM   #175
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long time no see bro, hope u r doing well!

I live in Nashville now. if ya get up this way, holla at me.

love the post, keep it coming.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:46 PM   #176
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I have really enjoyed your report. You have given me the incentive to ride down and find some old cemeteries from my youth. Subscribed!
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Old 05-10-2014, 02:43 PM   #177
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Originally Posted by PhillipsMetal View Post
I have really enjoyed your report. You have given me the incentive to ride down and find some old cemeteries from my youth. Subscribed!
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