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From: Mandy Queen <>
Subject: [QUEEN] [Fwd: Step 4 at Queen Cemetery & QUEEN, Martha]
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 07:41:01 -0600
Gayle Cantrell wrote:
> Don't get the wrong impression folks, but perhaps a couple of empty beer
> kegs (or some similar device?) filled with water might be a good way to
> transport large quantities of water to the site.
> I would really like to locate the grave of Martha Hickey Queen b. 1823, died
> sometime between 1910 and 1920. She and her husband, John W. Queen, Jr. b.
> 1816, d. 1863, were both members of the Cowee Valley Baptist Church. A
> transcript of church records annotates John's death, but there is no mention
> of Martha. I did not spy a marker for her there, nor at Oak Grove Baptist
> down the road. I am 99% certain that John is buried in the CSA section of
> Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, GA. A very kind member of this Queen Forum did
> some personal scouting a short while back, but Martha was not found there
> Did I ever mention that I figured out who my "Patty McGaha Queen" was? If
> anybody is interested, drop me a personal email.
> Best to all,
> Gayle Cantrell
> What's my line?
> Linda Menikos wrote:
> > Hi Cousins, Children etal,
> > I decided to work two and a half days for the price (time and gas) of one
> > trip. I cut and pulled more briers (will they ever end?) and removed the
> > old rotted & rusty fence that enclosed the graves of mother & child Brown.
> > We still need to get the posts out and the pipe that the fencing was
> > attached to. I was able to get some of it out but not all. There are
> > several posts that the barbed wire was attached to surrounding the graves
> > Elias, Martha and several of their children. The top of the stone for
> > & Martha needs to be put back up. That may be the hardest as far as brute
> > strength required.
> > We now have a sign outside the gate reading: Queen Cemetery. The County
> > Bridges & Road man met me there at the cemetery; I gave him the sign and
> > came back after noon and put it up! I was very pleased with that.
> > I found baby John's tombstone, broken, but I found all the pieces. I
> > together four stones, although there is a missing piece here and there.
> > stone, the one for Lewis Wimberly is just incredibly confusing. Maybe
> > someone else can help me figure it out. I know I need to find the rest of
> > it anyway, and then it may go together. Soon I need to do the scary part
> > gluing the stones back together.
> > Several stones need to be leveled, and of course, all need to be cleaned.
> > Because there is no water available, we may only be able to do only a
> > at a time since we will need to bring jugs of water for the washing.
> > I want you all to know that Mr Doering, the owner, is such a nice man. I
> > had intended to sleep in the car, and he insisted that he and his wife
> > wanted me to stay at a place he owns that is only about 8 miles away. It
> > a beautiful area with hugh trees. He has a mare and filly named Maple and
> > Syrup (his granddau name the filly) several goats, (two nannies with new
> > twins), and a couple of donkeys. There is a restaurant which he leases to
> > couple (who are also very nice) and there is a building like a community
> > center, used for catering parties, weddings etc, and he lets youth groups
> > come out and stay without charge. There is a one-room appartment attached
> > to the community hall, and that is where I spent the night Friday and
> > Saturday.
> > Mr Wolbrueck, who leases the land where the cemetery is located, and
> > his cattle there, came out and visited with me a little while and told me
> > had lived in the area all his life. He said there had been a stone for a
> > baby that said: " Budded on Earth to bloom in Heaven". He wanted to show
> > to friends one day, and it was not to be found. I think it may have been
> > for the Magee baby. I hope it is just buried, but fear it was stolen. I
> > intend to dig around the area and try to find it.
> > I came home very tired, but content at the amount accomplised. It may be
> > several weeks before I get back down there.
> > Love to all,
> > Linda
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