Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Visit to the Old Antioch (Belk) Cemetery on Trinity Church Road - Union County, NC

Yesterday was such a beautiful Fall morning I decided to make the one hour drive to visit the cemetery where some of my Belk ancestors are buried, mainly the Belk who started all Belks, John Belk from England. I had visited before but at first had a hard time finding it because Trinity Church Road is in two sections separated by a short drive down Plyler Mill Road. Once on the correct section, it is easy to spot.

The Sons of Confederates had place three Confederate crosses on three Confederate memorials. All three lost their lives in that war. I had already done a bit of research on Calvin Funderburk Dickerson as he is the brother-in-law of my 3rd grand uncle, and his photo was published in "State Troops and Volunteers" along with my 3rd great grandfather and his two brothers. Calvin died of "exhaustion" due to the "amputation of his thigh" and a wound to his hand. He was 29 years old.

It was a beautiful morning for graveyard wondering, as you can see. I took a few photos of names I recognized, and if you are welcome to any of my photos for your records (no credit necessary as I do this for us).

 Doctor Doster

 Darling Belk 1835
 Darling Belk 1835

The Original John Belk