1. @tinkerbell9757 on January 1, 2024 at 8:51 am

    What county in n.c .???

  2. @deanfirnatine7814 on January 1, 2024 at 8:53 am

    I have seen archeologists with cleaning processes they use that will make the writing pop right out. Maybe go up there with a weed eater etc and clean area up, there may be fallen stones. The A name could also be Absalom, that was a more common name in Appalachia at that time that now obviously.

  3. @itsme3396 on January 1, 2024 at 8:56 am

    At 16:48 what is that? Comes out of the bushes and runs off the other way.

  4. @thejewelrycabana3057 on January 1, 2024 at 8:56 am

    Where in Macon County or what town are you near? And thank you for the video ❤

  5. @jaybobbone6842 on January 1, 2024 at 8:56 am

    There are some Byrd families still living in Macon County.

  6. @elizabethneff4095 on January 1, 2024 at 8:57 am

    I wonder if thats indicating April 1845

  7. @richardsellers-jh7pn on January 1, 2024 at 8:58 am

    Mary Ann Bird Wild is my great great grandmother. She married Barnett G Wild. Their son Lee F ( my great grandfather) married Fanny Jacobs. Their daughter Cora Lee Wild was my grandmother. She married William Hamilton (Ham) Cowan of Webster. Their daughter (my mother) married Joseph Candler Sellers (my father). Thanks for showing me we’re many of my ancestors are buried.

  8. @calvin8858 on January 1, 2024 at 8:59 am

    We’re is this at

  9. @dominichix5728 on January 1, 2024 at 9:03 am

    Looks like a graveyard for children

  10. @65stang98 on January 1, 2024 at 9:03 am

    I have a few relatives graves locations that are not known from the early 18th and late 17th century. Id say they are in the mountains somewhere under the shade of the trees resting peacefully. Maybe its better that way. They now have true peace.

  11. @martzheart on January 1, 2024 at 9:03 am

    Where is this? I was born in Waynesville, Haywood county but 6 generations back I come from lots of Hoxits, Baumgarners, Watts from Sylvia, Cashiers and all over those mountains,. Currently in Ratcliffe cove, Big Stomp mountain….last 3 generations of Galloways.

  12. @ToyYoungLeeCosmicSol8133 on January 1, 2024 at 9:04 am


  13. @Cooper260 on January 1, 2024 at 9:05 am

    I’m interested in discovering the history of a family that settled the area where I live could you give me the type of resources I might research without getting into a lot of money. Things that would be available to the public.

  14. @austinpaxton3195 on January 1, 2024 at 9:06 am

    Haywood county nc has 2 of the oldest marked graves 1821 was a Ferguson from Scotland.

  15. @dennahalemckinney8289 on January 1, 2024 at 9:07 am

    That Bird family is my family. Thank you so much

  16. @martzheart on January 1, 2024 at 9:08 am

    My Ancient Planter Virginia ancestor descendants, Cecily Jordan Ferrar and daughter Temperance who married Richard Cocke of Malvern Hills, Henrico would eventually sell their vast plantation and land holdings 6 generations later to the Byrd family of Virginia. Both families had extensive land holdings from coast to mountains back then. My Watts-Sherrill ancestors owned land in Bedford and Ashe county NC, Qualla before and after Civil War. Hoxits still reside in Jackson County NC. Sherrills we’re from TN

    Big Stomp mountain is featured in movie Cold Mountain, where Home Guards shot Inman. His descendants are alive and well, have his diaries.

  17. @hnd2893 on January 1, 2024 at 9:08 am

    When I was in second grade, in LA (lower Alabama) running around in the woods with friends, we stumbled across an overgrown small family plot-sized gravesite, it had a waist-high wrought iron fence around it, covered in vines, the standing tombstones were barely legible covered in moss and lichens, but I remember some of the dates were the late 1700s.

  18. @claudehighsmith7311 on January 1, 2024 at 9:09 am

    The French were here long before the English landed at Plymouth Rock. It’s hard to trace everything.

  19. @kenneththomson9492 on January 1, 2024 at 9:10 am

    Outstanding video

  20. @molonlabe9602 on January 1, 2024 at 9:11 am

    Well done.

  21. @deanfirnatine7814 on January 1, 2024 at 9:11 am

    My family came from the area of SW Virginia where Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina all meet, I was doing research last night and was shocked to find a ancestor born in the early 1700’s that died very early in the 1800’s at the age of 92, I think that was pretty rare back then but it fits in with my current family genetics of lots of family members making it to 90+

  22. @PropheciesOfTheEndTimes on January 1, 2024 at 9:12 am

    My ancestry search turned up that the Parker Clan, Thomas Parker from England, landed in The Carolinas after migrating and landing in New Hampshire, early 1600’s. Later migrated down through the Carolinas, and was part of the Clan that drove the Natives on the Trail of Tears…historical info…

  23. @wayfarer_ofthe_wilderness on January 1, 2024 at 9:13 am

    If that’s at Uwharrie, I’ve been there. There is also 2super of cemeteries inside the Birkhead Mt Wilderness north of there.
    They are both several miles into the woods. Easy to get to though

  24. @_n.b_5314 on January 1, 2024 at 9:14 am

    I believe my grampa has found some of these we live in the area I think

  25. @_aNew42 on January 1, 2024 at 9:15 am

    What part of NC is this, and where is this? Ancestors of them, I cannot find graves. Where do you live? I would love to come along with you on one of your trips. I am on the NC & SC line near Landrum.

  26. @ThatModernMombie on January 1, 2024 at 9:17 am

    My videos are very similar to yours! Burke county is about 15 minutes from me.

  27. @user-tk7eg4vb2o on January 1, 2024 at 9:18 am

    Where is this property located? What county?

  28. @melodiepatton2651 on January 1, 2024 at 9:18 am

    My ancestors lived in Surry county and Rockingham County, they were the Moore (FPC), Gibson (FPC), Goins(FPC), Goodman families

  29. @dawnorwig1567 on January 1, 2024 at 9:20 am

    My great-grandmother on my father’s side, whose maiden name was Perry, was born and raised in Ashe County, NC, and moved eventually with her entire family to Oklahoma where I live. I’m deeply interested in both history of all kinds and genealogy. I’ve solved some of my own families mysteries just because I love to research so deep. I searched out this channel in hopes of finding more answers. I do know that one of my Perry ancestors has their house and land registered on the national history register. Thank you for caring enough, too!

  30. @brittanyg6570 on January 1, 2024 at 9:22 am

    We have been trying to find my husbands great great grandpa who fought in the civil war (29th regiment company E) . He was wrote about in a book. His name was Henry Harvey Barnes. He lived near Big Creek in Haywood county, NC and was shot in the face by kirks men and later died near his home on the mountain. We have been to Hopkins cemetery but didn’t see anything. Records say he was buried in Chestnut Mountain Cemetery but we can find no such cemetery. If you happen to stumble upon this particular cemetery, we would love some feedback!

  31. @charleswidmore5458 on January 1, 2024 at 9:23 am

    between Cataloochee and some other old family plots that are on land stolen by the gooberment I feel like I need an appointment to visit my ancestors

  32. @WallyTony on January 1, 2024 at 9:23 am


  33. @shelleywilliams8201 on January 1, 2024 at 9:25 am

    I live in Alexander county nc. I know several people by the last name Byrd.
    Great video and great find

  34. @sallybright7172 on January 1, 2024 at 9:25 am

    Thank you for sharing this. These were probably some of our family and we always wondered why there was a difference in the spelling. If it was two different Byrd’s or bird but from what you showed it was all the same family.

  35. @deborahames8912 on January 1, 2024 at 9:29 am

    why dont you clean a few, i love history thank you

  36. @melaniekelley-fn5hv on January 1, 2024 at 9:29 am

    Great story!!
    I live in W. N.C.
    So glad I watched your video. Am subscribing

  37. @shaunaoneal5866 on January 1, 2024 at 9:30 am

    What county are you in???

  38. @joacatmcd on January 1, 2024 at 9:30 am

    ‘NC Land Grant Images and Data’ or ‘North Carolina. Secretary of State. Land Grant Office. Land records, North Carolina and Tennessee; indexes, 1600-1959’. I’m uncertain (either one) if you need a surname or plot number for these sites, but both are public information, no fee. Also Google Earth may help you find old homesteads, look for newer vegetation patches in old growth forest. Love this kind of thing!

  39. @erinmoss9239 on January 1, 2024 at 9:32 am

    Have you tried using a cleaner or scraping off the moss collected on them?

  40. @9kris97126 on January 1, 2024 at 9:33 am

    Thanks for your video,my family is from around the Reidsville area.

  41. @Revolver1701 on January 1, 2024 at 9:33 am

    Good video. I think there were Scots moving into western NC in the mid 1800’s. Interesting to think about.

  42. @SoaringRedEagle on January 1, 2024 at 9:34 am

    There’s so many out there. I been to one next to a road. also over grown. If you don’t know you miss it. Also 1800’s.

  43. @michaelbiehl7516 on January 1, 2024 at 9:37 am

    Thank you. 🇺🇲👊🏻🇺🇲

  44. @silvercash64 on January 1, 2024 at 9:38 am

    What a great Channel !

  45. @sallybright7172 on January 1, 2024 at 9:41 am

    This could be some of my family

  46. @chucklee347 on January 1, 2024 at 9:45 am

    Im 54yo i was born and raised in Southern Granville County in the piedmont of North Carolina. Beside the house i grew up in was a graveyard in the middle of a tobacco field that had trees around it. The headstones looked just like those. Wasnt those same ones but looked just like that. 18 years later when im grown with children my best friend calls and says can you help me put a head stone on my relatives grave i said sure. To make a long long story short. Those graves were his ancestors that fought and died in the civil war. And a organization called
    S.C.V. sons of the confederate veterans. Sent him brand new headstones engraved for all his family free of charge. The deaths on those stones were
    1862 1863 1864. They everyone were soldiers. Needless to say i couldn’t hold back tears of sadness and joy
    With every stone we set.

  47. @AlbertAndrionII on January 1, 2024 at 9:46 am

    I found this very interesting. I own a home and 30 acres in Topton, Notth Carolina, which is in the far Western portion of Macon County. I am located approximately 3/4 of a mile from the intersection of US 19 and Wyah Rd. I’m curious as to the exact location of this cemetery as the location looks familiar. Those power lines pass through a portion of my property and I am wondering if it may possibly be located on my property. I have yet to completely explore all of it as it is, as you say, fairly mountainous.

  48. @DukeChassereau on January 1, 2024 at 9:46 am

    I would love to explore with you, I live in Newland NC and spend all my time when I’m not at work in the hills . I really enjoyed this video thank you very much .

  49. @clf8668 on January 1, 2024 at 9:46 am

    I’m related to the Byrd Family, my Byrd (Bird) has been here in colonies Sometime later in 1600’s in Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and we’re originally from England and they spelled name Le Byrd. I’ll look into theses Byrd’s some spelled both ways Bird too but Byrd….

  50. @mildredrharmon4032 on January 1, 2024 at 9:47 am

    Thank you for this video! ❤ I live in n.c. born and raised ! My daddy taught me a lot about these old mountains! Different herbs the trees, he sawmilled, pulled galax, made princesses pine wreaths whatever he had to do, to raise us 5 daughters, adopted my 2 oldest sisters! He had to work as a child to help raise his brothers and sisters! There we’re 3 or 4 siblings lost to scarlet fever and small pox! On this solid rock I stand!!! My friend moved to Hampton Tn a couple years ago but still worked up here?! Anyway, in potter town Hampton Tn there are 3 stones there at her driveway! 💔😢 I can’t remember the address but you cut up waycaster rd I believe and it’s a little driveway that circles around on the right and the graveyard is at the end of the driveway next to the road! Thaught you might want to check it out?!

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