Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ginna Fishburne Patterson's Ancestors

My wife, Ginna, and I have recently been digging into her family tree again, taking various lines of her genealogy further back as we discover more through research. One aspect of this recent push in research has been to find the cemeteries and graves of her ancestors, starting of course with her grandparents and going back. Over the coming days and weeks I will be adding information here to that effect. Initially, it will cover more of her mother's family, as they are closer to us in proximity, but will eventually get into her father's line as well, as we do have much on that side also.

Ginna's parents are Charles Carroll Fishburne, Sr. and Virginia Holton (Fishburne). Charles was born in 1919 and is still living, with his second wife, Jane Smith (Fishburne). Virginia was born in 1922 and passed away on March 20, 2006.

At the end of this post you will see a chart that shows Virginia and her ancestors going back four generations prior to her.... but we have much more than that. To see a full listing of  her genealogy that you can navigate through -- and, if you have access to ancestry.com trees -- feel free to view the genealogy there. Below the chart, there is a second chart that picks up with Isaac Newton Carmichael and that branch of the family and goes back from him. I am including that here as we have found several graves in various cemeteries for some of them as well.

Ancestors Whose Graves Have Been Found


Cemeteries and graves that we have so far found and documented are as follows:

  • Virginia Holton (Fishburne)

    Virginia's parents:
  • John Quinton Holton, Jr.
  • Clara Carmichael (Holton)

    Virginia's grandparents:
  • John Quinton Holton, Sr.
  • Elizabeth Anspach (Holton)
  • Virgil Salathiel Carmichael
  • Rosa Jane Jones (Carmichael) (Jones)

    Virginia's great-grandparents:
  • (Rev.) Quinton Holton
  • Harriet Holland (Holton)
  • Isaac Newton Carmichael
  • Martha Jane Clemmons (Carmichael)
  • Simon Jordan Jones
  • Lucy Dilworth (Jones)

    Virginia's great-great-grandparents:
  • Edward "Ned" Carmichael
  • Elizabeth Grubbs (Carmichael)
  • Salathiel Stone Clemmons
  • Mary Plummer (Clemmons)
  • John R. Jones
  • Harvey Dilworth
  • Elizabeth Moore (Dilworth)

    Virginia's great-great-great-grandparents *** see second chart:
  • Barzilla "Bazzeley" Graves Carmichael, Sr.
  • Mary Westmoreland (Carmichael)
  • John Grubbs

    Virginia's great-great-great-great-grandparents *** see second chart:
  • Duncan Carmichael
  • Charity Witt (Carmichael)
As you can see, we have found quite a few of these ancestors' graves, or at least the cemeteries in which their unmarked graves reside. 

Cemeteries in Which Graves Are Located


I will make separate posts for each cemetery in the coming days and weeks with more details on where the cemeteries are, and where the graves are within the cemeteries, as well as pictures of the gravestones, if the grave location is known. In most cases we do know where they are. But for now, I just want to catalog the cemeteries we've located, and the ancestors that are buried in each of those cemeteries.

  • Forsyth Memorial Park (Winston-Salem, NC) Detailed Post
    • Virginia Holton (Fishburne)
    • also in this cemetery are all of Virginia's siblings, with the exception of Dorothy, who died at five weeks. See Salem Cemetery below for more on her grave location.
  • Love's United Methodist Church (Walkertown, NC) Detailed Post
    • John Quinton Holton, Jr.
    • Clara Carmichael (Holton)
    • Virgil Salathiel Carmichael
    • Rosa Jane Jones (Carmichael) (Jones)
    • Isaac Newton Carmichael
    • Martha Jane Clemmons (Carmichael)
    • Simon Jordan Jones
    • Lucy Dilworth (Jones)
    • Edward "Ned" Carmichael
    • Elizabeth Grubbs (Carmichael)
    • Salathiel Stone Clemmons
    • Mary Plummer (Clemmons)
    • Harvey Dilworth
    • Elizabeth Moore (Dilworth)
    • John Grubbs
  • Yadkinville Cemetery (Yadkinville, NC)
    • John Quinton Holton, Sr.
    • Elizabeth Anspach (Holton)
  • Carmichael Family Cemetery (Stanleyville/Winston-Salem, NC)
    • Edward "Ned" Carmichael
    • Elizabeth Grubbs (Carmichael)
    • Barzilla "Bazzeley" Graves Carmichael, Sr.
    • Mary Westmoreland (Carmichael)
    • Duncan Carmichael
    • Charity Witt (Carmichael)
  • Springfield Friends Cemetery (Jamestown/High Point, NC)
    • (Rev.) Quinton Holton
    • Harriet Holland (Holton)
    • also at this cemetery is Quinton and Harriet's daughter, Tabitha Ann Holton, the first female attorney in the state of NC (she was Virginia's great-aunt)
  • Salem Cemetery (Winston-Salem, NC)
    • Dorothy Holton (Virginia's sister who died at 5 weeks old)
  • Morris Chapel United Methodist Church (Walkertown, NC)
    • John R. Jones

Summary


As I have already mentioned, I will be making subsequent posts regarding each cemetery in question, and directions within the cemetery to the graves, and posting pictures of the gravestones, if they exist. Periodically, I will post updates to this page as more information is learned about other ancestors mentioned here.

Wes

Ancestors of Virginia Holton Fishburne


Ancestors of Isaac Newton Carmichael