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Larry's Lines

The Ashelawn Garden of Memories, Weaverville, Buncombe County, North Carolina sits on a windy knoll with a majestic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take Exit 21 off the combined US Highways 19, 23, 25, and 70, also labeled as future I-26, go east to Business 19, turn south for about a half mile to Old Marshall Road, then go west for about one mile to the cemetery.
Max Rufus Rhodes
1 April 1908 - 27 February 2003
Margaret Ellen Carter Rhodes
3 August 1918 - 25 August 2010
(Larry's parents)

Mary Etta Frady Rhodes
22 March 1877 - 5 June 1913
Mount Zion Cemetery
(Larry's Grandmother)
Bud Rhodes' Headstone
Burton J. “Bud” Rhodes
20 January 1880 - 27 March 1942
Hooper's Creek Cemetery
(Larry's Grandfather)

Headstone of Elver Liles and Amos Carter
Sarah Elver Liles Carter
9 November 1890 - 1 September 1969
Amos Ebro Carter
14 April 1888 - 23 July 1966
Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Cemetery, Durham County, North Carolina
(Larry's Grandparents)

Hooper's Creek in Henderson County, North Carolina is a stream, a road, and a place. It is a township along the northern edge of the county; and it is a community that was known from the early days of Buncombe County. Henderson County was formed out of Buncombe County in 1838, but Hooper's Creek remained in Buncombe until legislative action in 1851. That can cause confusion for the researcher when all of those families found in Henderson County in 1860 are absent in 1850, only to be found in Buncombe County. Why did they all move? The question looms until it is learned that the only thing that moved was a line from one ridge top to another. That's one of the curve balls that genealogical research can throw at you. I know that Great-grandfather Albert B. Rhodes (26 August 1853 - 13 November 1931) is buried in the Hooper's Creek Cemetery, Hooper's Creek Baptist Church, Henderson County, North Carolina, because it so states on his death certificate and by the statement of Uncle John Rhodes who attended the funeral; although there is no headstone and no known cemetery records. I think that he is buried in one of the unmarked plots adjacent to his first wife.Cinthy Garren Rhodes headstone
Cinthy Elizabeth Garren Rhodes
15 December 1862 - 3 May 1889
(Larry's Great-grandmother)

Mary Ann Powers Frady Headstone
Mary Ann Powers Frady
13 May 1846 - 24 February 1918
(Larry's Great-grandmother)
Mount Zion Church Cemetery is located across from the branch library and the T. S. Roberson High School on Overlook Road, Skyland, North Carolina. The site was donated by Noah's father John, and Noah was one of the original trustees.Noah Frady Headstone
Noah L. Frady
27 March 1847 - 15 September 1922
(Larry's Great-grandfather)

John Frady, the benefactor of Mount Zion Church, rests here at New Salem with his parents, in-laws, and numerous descendants. Polly was the daughter of John and Sarah Lance. On the family group sheet prepared by Edith Gasperson is a note by the name of John and Polly's eldest son, Randolph (24 April 1841 - 5 June 1851) that he was the first one buried at New Salem. It is possible, then, that John was a benefactor of New Salem.John Frady Headstone
John Frady
17 March 1816 - 26 July 1895
(Larry's Great-great-grandfather)
Polly Lance Frady Headstone
Mary “Polly” Lance Frady
19 April 1811 - 2 December 1893
(Larry's Great-great-grandmother)

John and Sarah Lance Headstones
John Lance Jr.
10 August 1787 - 19 May 1852
Sarah Dryman Lance
19 June 1785 - 30 November 1856
(Larry's Great-great-great-grandparents)
New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery is located at the intersection of Rathfarnon and Rosscragon Roads in Skyland, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

Nancy Defraise Frady Headstone
Nancy Defraise Frady
1792 - 1886
(Larry's Great-great-great-grandmother)
Nancy's husband, Ephraim Frady (1785 - before 1860) does not appear on any of the cemetery surveys studied. We think that he is most likely buried in an unmarked plot near Nancy in New Salem Cemetery. The range of his death date is based upon his presence in the 1850 census; and his absence in the 1860 one.

John and Sarah Whitaker Lanning
John Lanning
27 February 1757 - 10 August 1839
Sarah Whitaker Lanning
7 December 1767 - 26 May 1843
(Larry's Great-great-great-great-grandparents)
This monument is over their graves in the Cane Creek Cemetery, Graveyard Road, Fairview, Buncombe County, North Carolina. The inscription about John reads:
Private American Revolution
Served in Rutherford's Expedition against the
Cherokee Indians, in Lincoln's campaign against the
British in South Carolina, in Battle of Stono and
frequent skirmishes of this campaign March 4, 1831
allowed an annual pension of $31.33
About Sarah:
Wife of John Lanning
Mother of 14 children 12 reared families
March 4, 1843 allowed an annual pension of $31.33
The monument was erected by the Sons of the American Revolution.

The inscription on this flat stone reads:
Mary Reed Whitaker
1748 — 1832
Wife of Joshua Sr., 1735 - 1798, Buried Linwood, Davidson Co, N.C.
Mary Reed Whitaker
Mary Reed Whitaker
1748 - 1832
(Larry's Great-great-great-great-great-grandmother)
Joshua Whitaker headstone
Joshua Whitaker Sr.
1735 - 1798
(Larry's Great-great-great-great-great-grandfather)
Jersey Baptist Church Cemetery is located at 2920 Jersey Church Road, Lexington, North Carolina. [Proceed south out of Lexington on NC-8 and turn right on Jersey Church Road.] The inscription on the vertical stone:
J W 1798 Joshua Whitaker Sr. departed this life May the furst [sic] in the year of our Lord 1798 Aged 63 years 3 months and eight days. Beneath this stone your frind [sic] doth lie As you are now so once was I As I am now so you must be Prepare...
The rest of the inscription is obscured by the flat stone; but probably reads for death and follow me.

The flat stone's inscription:
Joshua Whitaker Sr.
1735 — 1798
Wife Mary Reed
1748 — 1832
Burial Fairview, Bun. Co N. C.

Graves of Uncles, Aunts, and Such

Addie Frady Pressley Headstone
Rev. Frederick M. Pressley
8 May 1846 - 5 January 1935
Addie Frady Pressley
5 March 1852 - 20 January 1929
Mount Zion Cemetery
(Larry's Great-grandaunt)
Elsie Frady Headstone
Elsie Dona Frady Garren Sumner Frady
13 April 1833 - 1974
New Salem Cemetery
(Larry's Grandaunt)
Naomi Rhodes Grant Bob Grant Headstone
Naomi Rhodes Grant (17 February 1878 - 24 June 1959) and J. Robert Grant (26 June 1874 - 31 July 1925)
Grandaunt Omie was the eldest child of Albert and Cinthy Garren Rhodes. Her husband, Bob, was a rural mail carrier out of Fairview and a minister. Their graves are in the Cane Creek Cemetery.
Kate, Frank, Emma Rhodes Headstone
Frank Rhodes
1882 - 1965
New Salem Cemetery
(Larry's Granduncle)
Zeb and Ellen Rhodes Headstone
Zeberdee Rhodes
15 June 1883 - 9 June 1965
New Salem Cemetery
(Larry's Granduncle)
Mae Frady Headstone
Birtha Mae Frady
13 February 1880 - 23 July 1945
Mount Zion Cemetery
(Larry's Grandaunt)
Mable and Clyde Gasperson Headstone
Mable Ruth Rhodes Gasperson
1 April 1908 - October 1976
Clyde Gasperson
22 Augusts 1905 - January 1986
Mount Zion Cemetery
(Larry's Aunt and Uncle)
Julia Frady Johnson Headstone
Julia Frady Johnson
25 February 1872 - 15 March 1907
Mount Zion Cemetery
(Larry's Grandaunt)
Jane Liles Headstone
Winnie Jane Liles
1846 - 1918
Lewis-Liles Cemetery, Nash County, North Carolina
(Larry's Great-grandaunt)
Carlee Rhodes Headstone
Carlee Rhodes
20 August 1906 - 26 October 1960
Hooper's Creek Cemetery
(Larry's Uncle)
Ethel Rhodes Headstone
Ethel Jones Rhodes
14 October 1913 - August 2000
Hooper's Creek Cemetery
(Larry's Aunt)
Pauline Butler headstone
Pauline Rhodes Butler
29 August 1900 - 2 January 1987
Saluda City Cemetery
(Larry's Aunt)
John & Ruth Rhodes headstone
Future resting place in
Saluda City Cemetery
for Larry's Uncle and Aunt
Lillian Butler Hunt headstone
Lillian Butler Hunt
30 June 1923 - 11 November 2003
Saluda City Cemetery
(Larry's First Cousin)

M. Paul Shook
17 June 1926 - 16 April 1982
Lucille Gasperson Shook
9 August 1927 - 10 November 1983
(Larry's First Cousin and Husband)
Pvt Elisha Eure Headstone
Elisha Eure
About 1840 - 2 February 1865
Woodlawn National Cemetery
Elmira, Chemung County, New York
(Larry's Great-great-granduncle)
Elisha joined up at the beginning of the war, 20 June 1861. He was wounded and captured at Malvern Hill about 28 July 1862. He was confined at Fort Columbus, New York harbor, and then Fort Delaware, Delaware, until exchanged. He rejoined his company early in 1863. He was cited for bravery during the Battle of Chancellorsville 1 - 4 May 1863. He was captured again at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia on 12 May 1864. He was first confined at Point Lookout, Maryland; but was transferred to Elmira, New York on 3 August 1864. The cause of his death there on 2 February 1865 was listed as pneumonia.

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