Mary Elmina Jones (Sewell) was born on 22 September 1968 in North Carolina and died on June 15, 1905 in North Carolina.
She is buried in the Chestnut Hills Cemetery in Salisbury, N. C. I have located her gravestone but do not know where in North Carolina that she was born or who her family was. I can see a family that I think might be her family but have nothing to confirm that.
John Samuel Sewell was born on November 22, 1856 in North Carolina (we believe) and died on March 2, 1938 in Roanoke County, Virginia. He is buried in the Alls Family Cemetery which is located between Catawba, VA and Blacksburg, VA. I have not been able to confirm members of John Samuel Sewell's family (mother and father).
Their son (my grandfather) was Alfred Ray Sewell. He was born in Rowan County, N. C. on June 14, 1903. He died in Virginia on January 27, 1992.
Do you have any suggestions as to how I might proceed in trying to find members of Mary Elmina Jones' family and also John Samuel Sewell's family? My uncle (still living) said that they visited the Jones family in Salisbury many, many years ago when my grandfather's sister, Mary Hester passed away...but a long time has passed since the family
has had any contact with them and my uncle does not remember how to get in touch with them.