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McCourry-Hensley-Tipton Cemetery

Bald Mountain Rd., Little Creek, Yancey Co., North Carolina

Documented by Beth Bradford-Pytel

updated on 09/22/12

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Heading on Rt. 19W from Unicoi Co. towards Burnsville, NC, make a right onto Little Creek Road which crosses over the Cane River -see map below.  You will pass a general store/gas station on the left.  Make the next left onto Bald Mountain Road.  Proceed on Bald Mountain Rd for about 2.5 miles to Grapevine Lane.  You will see the cemetery on the right side from the road.

 

NOTE: Special thanks to Dwight Edwards, for his contribution of information and photos for this page.  Left photo is a macro view of the cemetery courtesy of Dwight Edwards taken July 5, 2011.


SURNAMES:  BRACKINS [#13-16], BRADFORD [#1-2], CROWDER [#24] , EDWARDS [#3], HENSLEY [#2-3; 5-10; 14], HONEYCUTT [#4-5], HUGHES [#9], LEWIS [#22], MCCOURRY [#11-12], MOORE [#18-20], RICHARDS [#24], TIPTON [#21-24], WHEELER [#7].


1.  BRADFORD, Rexter

b. June 17, 1898 - d. December 9, 1968

[s/o Samuel L. Bradford and Ruhamia Hensley buried Sam Bradford Cem.]

NOTE: NC STATE DEATH CERT #44340, died at age 70  at 2:15 p.m.; cause of death "sudden coronary thrombosis"; married; parents mentioned in record; buried "Hensley Cemetery."   WWI Registration Card.

2.  BRADFORD, Martha  [HENSLEY]

b. January 26, 1905 - d. 1986

[w/o Rex - married November 20, 1924; d/o Silas Milton Hensley and Nancy Emeline Hughes; children: Paul and alive dau.]

NOTE:  Photo of Rex and family taken abt. 1950 courtesy Dawn Gibson.  L-R: Martha-wife, Rexter,  daughter alive, and niece Bonnie Bradford [d/o Oscar Bradford and Ida Mae Randolph] buried in Unicoi Co. TN].  Rex followed his father's shoes running a local general store off Little Creek Road. 

3.  EDWARDS, Wilma D.  [HENSLEY]

b. August 17, 1910 - d. March 12, 1929

"Wife of Arthur Edwards"

[d/o Silas Milton Hensley and Nancy Emeline Hughes; married Arthur J. Edwards in 1928]

4.  HONEYCUTT, McKinley "MC"

b. January 28, 1895 -d. September 7, 1954

NC Sgt First Class Quartermaster Corps - WWI

[s/o Sherman Moses Honeycutt and Angeline Edwards]

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

5.  HONEYCUTT, Leah [HENSLEY]

b. September 22, 1898 - d. October 14, 1940
[d/o Silas Milton Hensley and Nancy Emeline Hughes; w/o McKinley Honeycutt]

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

6.  HENSLEY, Banister

b. August 28, 1898 - d. December 24, 1982

[s/o Silas Milton Hensley and Nancy Emeline Hughes]

 

7.  HENSLEY, Nell  [WHEELER]

b. December 13, 1910 - d. November 1, 2001

[w/o Bannister; d/o James T. Wheeler and Lydia J. Hylemon]

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

8.  HENSLEY, Silas Milton

b. October 10, 1874 - d. September 15, 1943

[s/o Bacchus S. Hensley and Adelia Radford buried Hensley Cem. Bald Mnt.]

NOTE:  Silas owned-operated a general store (which still stand today) like his father Bacchus who was also known in the region as the "Baron."  Bacchus married 3 times, [1st Adelia Radford].  Bacchus is mentioned in T. R. Dawley's book The Child that Toileth Not, 1912 - pgs. 341-343; 349; 351; Harvard Digital Library.  The "Egypt" chapter reviews the lifestyle and hardship of folks in this remote part of the Appalachia.   The author interviewed merchant/store owner Bacchus "Baron" S. Hensley who explained that most folks in the Egypt area are Hensley descendants.   He also expressed his opinion on the illiteracy, work ethic, and poverty of Egypt Twp. and how so many folks falsified their Civil War pensions to collect money.  Bacchus was killed shortly after this interview at his store in 1912.   ==>Photo; Bacchus S. Hensley and Adelia Radford courtesy Dwight Edwards.

 

     GENERAL STORE     

9.  HENSLEY, Emeline [HUGHES]

b. November 14, 1870 - April 1, 1953

[w/o Silas Milton - married on December 25, 1890; d/o Jeremiah Hughes and Martha; children: Adoniram #10, Wilma D. #3, Earl C., Leah #5, Bannister #6, Mollie #12, Vena B., Martha, Haskett W.]

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

10.  HENSLEY, Niram [Adoniram]

b. [May] 1892 - d. 1954
[s/o Silas Milton Hensley and Nancy Emeline Hughes; wife - Ella Duncan]

NOTE:  photo circa abt. 1915 of  young Niram courtesy of Shirley Silvers.; tombstone photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

11.  MCCURRY, Chapple Tweed

b. October 20, 1897 - d. September 13, 1973

[s/o George Washington McCourry and Martha Proffitt]

NOTE:  photos courtesy Dwight Edwards

12.  MCCURRY, Molllie [HENSLEY]

b. December 20, 1896 - d. August 19, 1991

[w/o Chapple Tweed McCourry; d/o Silas Milton Hensley and Nancy Emeline Hughes]

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

13.  BRACKINS, William Carson

b. 1835 - d. September 11, 1919

Co. E., 70th Ohio Infantry - Civil War

[s/o Isaac Brackins and Lucinda Hicks of Ashe Co., NC]

NOTE:  Civil War service record shows he enlisted on Feb. 4, 1862 and discharged April 1865.   NC STATE DEATH CERT #21138, died of "lobar pneumonia." also noted in the Deaths In Ramseytown" - book 1-12/113; tombstone photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

14.  BRACKIN, Rachel [HENSLEY]

b. August 18, 1849 - d. July 18, 1895

"At Rest"

[d/o Fielding Hensley and Nicey Phillips;  w/o William C. Brackin #13, married December 26, 1865; children: Carolina, Minta Jane, Woodfin, Gilmore, Isaac, Cleveland]

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

15.  BRACKEN, Martha

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

16. BRACKEN, John

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

18.  MOORE, Alvin

b. February 26, 1931 - d. July 3, 1998

19.  MOORE, Bayles

b. 1901 - d. 1988

 

20.  MOORE, Helen

b. 1908 - 1967

[w/o Bayles]

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

21. TIPTON, Frank

b. July 9, 1887 - d. June 6, 1962

"They Trusted Jesus"

[s/o Samuel Tipton and Catherine]

 

22.  TIPTON, Rettie [Loretta] [LEWIS]

b. 1883 - d. 1961

[w/o Frank]

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

23.  TIPTON, Banner

b. March 10, 1914 - d. July 15, 2000

"I'll Reap My Harvest in Heaven"

[s/o Frank Tipton and Loretta Lewis]

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

24.  TIPTON, Climon

b. July 13, 1923 - d. May 27, 1999

Private First Class - US Army

[s/o Frank Tipton and Loretta Lewis]

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

25.  TIPTON, Charles John

b.  April 29, 1936 - d. November 9, 2008

In Memory of Pauline

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

24.  RICHARDS, Opal  C. [CROWDER]

b. September 18, 1912 - d. October 27, 1997

"Precious Mother and Grandmother"

[d/o Lewis Crowder and Anis English]

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

25a.  MCCURRY, Leslie

b.  August 26, 1928 - d. March 5, 2005

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

 

25b.  MCCURRY,  private

26.  REYNOLDS, Kenneth R.

b.  November 15, 1931 - d. June 22, 2005

US Air Force - Korea

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

27.  MCCURRY, Cecil A.

b.  April 18, 1926 - d. March 27, 2007
[s/o Chappel Hensley and Mollie McCurry #11-12]

NOTE:  photo courtesy Dwight Edwards

 

27b.  MCCURRY, private

Plus Several Unmarked Graves


PHOTOS:  (l-r) 1.  Corner of Bald Mountain Rd and Grapvine Lane.  2. The gravel driveway leads up to the cemetery.  3. View from the cemetery looking down in the valley.  Photos courtesy of Dwight Edwards taken  July 5,  2011.


Yancey Co. Map - location of cemetery -click to enlarge

 

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