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WWI Soldier's family Gravesite Visited often

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (1)

MEMORIAL DAY , a time to remember ....

We have written before about the family gravesite of an WWI African American soldier McKinley Johnson here at our blog.

I received an email from someone that lives at the TARGET area for the Dumping of 8Million Tons of #coalash .

David Holland a Vet has spoke out...

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Emanuel Hyde III tells Johnson Family story

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (1)


My name is Emanuel Hyde III. I am the great-great grandson of. Israel and Maggie Palmer Johnson. Before Stacy Mcbryde came forth with her discovery of the graveyard, I have spent countless hours researching my lineage. While doing an interview with an older family member, I was told that Zion Hill cemetery where my family was buried was located in the woods near the brickyard and the railroad tracks.

My ancestors moved to Sanford which w...

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Gravesite Committee Feb. Update

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Revised 2/18 / 2015 , 11PM

 corrected mistakes of the list of people that we know are buried there . 


November 2014 , Duke Energy and Charah Inc announced , they have plans of Dumping Millions of Tons of Coal Ash in Lee and Chatham county brickyards .

The Lee County storage site sits on 410 acres of land near the intersection of Post Office Road and Colon Road ...

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The Johnson family gravesite visit

Posted on January 4, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

  This story began with a family going for a hike and finding a lonesome tombstone in the middle of the woods at an retired brickyard . The McBryde family took the time to clean up around the stone and soon found other metal grave markers . "How could someone just abandon these graves" the mother said and made a wreath and hug it on the nearest tree. Then the day came when they heard that Duke Energy and a co-company wants to dump 5-10 million TONS of toxic coal ash in thi...

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Saving the Johnson gravesite from Coal ash dump

Posted on December 28, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Well a lot has happened over the holidays as far as learning more on this project . For those of you that need catching up go here and read the story ... 

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