Old Thompson Family Cemetery

My little cemetery scouts and I found the old Thompson Cemetery today. I was so excited! I did not get coordinates but hopefully will be able to go back soon and get them.

I spoke with this wonderful gentleman by the name of Gayle Thompson who told me where to find it. After a little stomping around in the woods, we finally happened upon the semi-hidden cemetery.

There are obviously new stones that were placed here but as to how ‘new’, I don’t know. We did find a few stones (unmarked) by the body-sized sunken area behind or in front of it. That was just a littttttttle creepy.

I took along the list given here:  USGenWeb Archives – Old Thompson Cemetery

We found some of them plus one that was not on the list. The pics were hard to get because of the overhead canopy, brush, and general wood/forest decay. We are not professional cemetery cleaners so I didn’t want to do anything that may damage what is still there. I did the best I could.

Edit:  I forgot to acknowledge and thank my cemetery scouts…. Babbles, Chips and Boogie! Thank you soooo much; I would have never found it without you!

And if he ever sees this…. a BIG thank you to Mr. Gayle Thompson!


Stoney Fork Baptist Church II

I made a quick trip this morning to Stoney Fork Baptist Church (Mt. Gilead, Montgomery County, North Carolina). In addition to a private request, I got a few more shots of headstones. I’ll be adding them to FindAGrave.com soon. Well, maybe after nap time. :o)

White Crest Baptist

White Crest Baptist Church

It is located in Mt Gilead/Troy, Montgomery County, NC on River Road. It is fairly easy to find, too! I only had one name on it, Nellie Dennis, and she was right up front. Here are some others I shot as well. Most of them were already on FindAGrave.com.

Cemetery Trip

My daughter and I went out ‘n’ about today on a cemetery hunt.  We found only 1 of 2 of the cemeteries on my list. Calvary Baptist Church in Mt Gilead, Montgomery County was the one we located. It was fairly easy which is interesting considering road signs are NOT consistently in use in this county.

  • Calvary Baptist Church
  • 1715 Pleasant Grove Church Road
  • Mt. Gilead, NC  27306

We looked for the Old Thompson Cemetery on Apple Orchard Road, Mt. Gilead, NC. It was not to be found. I do believe I will have to do more research on it. I’m not going after a picture for my own family tree but for a photo request via FindAGrave.com. It has now become a matter of “finding it for the principle of it”.