Sunday, November 27, 2016

My Black Friday Deals

A couple of weeks ago I discovered I had five ancestors buried about an hour from my daughter's house in Franklin, North Carolina. Since we were going there for Thanksgiving (my in-laws also live in Franklin), I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to go cemetery exploring.

In the Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery in Leicester, Buncombe County, North Carolina, I found a set of maternal 4th great-grandparents (David Cole and his wife Rachel Thrash) and their fathers (my 5th great-grandfathers), Joseph Cole (Revolutionary War veteran) and Valentine Thrash (Revolutionary War veteran).

Barbara, the wife of Valentine Thrash, is buried about 14 miles south in Candler, Buncombe County, at the Hominy Baptist Church Cemetery.

Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery

Hominy Baptist Church Cemetery

I am sure I will be making future trips to Buncombe County for additional research.

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