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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by DeBandi, May 8, 2010.
Thanks for the kind words...
Dave, have you been to the Lovelady cemetary near Maplesville? I was down that way last weekend.
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.
Nice, Very Nice.
Thats awesome news, Dave!!!! Can't wait for the continuation.
That is so cool!!!
Its been a while (2012) since postings on this thread, and its a great subject, I hope this gains interest again.
Wonderful tribute to the lives and families beneath those memorials in the woods. Thoroughly enjoyed your work.
Best thread I have read today. Great work keeping history of your local area alive.
Looking forward to the next installment.
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.
I keep coming back to this and your other threads, all GREAT.
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.
I have really enjoyed your report. You have given me the incentive to ride down and find some old cemeteries from my youth. Subscribed!
All the way from Detriot!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Priceless for sure
Very cool !!!
The last few days have made me realize the importance of from which we came.
" But she died where she wanted to die - with the memory of her mother so fresh on her mind that she spoke of her presence with her then and seemed to think her near. Instead there was a faithful colored friend, who had inherited the care of Miss Mary Duffee from her mother - Mary Points - a good old colored washer-woman who was a long time ago a part of Blount Spring. Miss Duffee's relatives paid for here services - but that young colored woman gave of herself and walked miles each day for years to make Miss Mary as comfortable as she could - and she did it until she was not more. Is not this service the kind that the true spirit demand and the reward will not be left to man alone."