My wife will be very excited, as am I, that someone responded. We were there in April. My wife's uncle Ed still lives on a shack there (has one arm - do you know him?) and is still VERY sharp on locations of graves, etc. - it was a real history lesson, I intend to go back to get him on film. If you get there, I'm sure he'd enjoy a visit. Her other uncle John (Fat) died there not to long ago. Her mother is Lorraine, who is the last of her siblings still alive, up here in Milwaukee - they came up in 59.
I believe the church burned down 3-4 years ago. Ed was most upset that they took the bell. His total lack of animosity towards individuals is amazing, given his life.
Ed's idea was to list all of the people who anyone could remember who may be buried there on a single marker, and make it permanent enough that no one will plow under the cemetery after he is gone - which appears to be a real possibility. Obviously, this would have to happen soon, as the people who remember are going fast. It is hard to talk to him by phone, we hope to see him again within a year to make as much of a list as we can. If you like the idea or have ideas on how to make it happen, please let us know. I wrote the area legislators about a possible historical marker and was ignored. Ed had been trying to maintain the grass, etc., but he said the owner never got him a mower after the last time it broke, and he's to old now. It looks like it got partially mowed/treated for weeds before we got there.
Did you know there also appears to be an indian burial mound as well as other mounds on the property?
Stay in touch, let us know if you go there, we'll make introductions to Ed if you wish. I will check out your pictures next - we have some from the last visit, I will have to ask my son how to get them on the net or send them to you.
Good to hear from you, Bob