I was just notified that the Revolutionary War gravestone, of Zebulon Hollingsworth was removed from his grave and moved to a more convenient location by the property owners.
I would like to think this is in violation of NC law, specifically: § 14-148. Defacing or desecrating grave sites. (a)It is unlawful to willfully: (1) Throw, place or put any refuse, garbage or trash in or on any cemetery; (2) Take away, disturb, vandalize, destroy or change the location of any stone, brick, iron or other material or fence enclosing a cemetery without authorization of law or consent of the surviving spouse or next of kin of the deceased. I understand the property where the grave is located fell to the hands of grandchildren and they had the gravestone removed. This is the grave of Zebulon Hollingsworth, a patriot of Sampson and Duplin Counties, NC. I encourage anyone to contact Officials of Sampson County if they are concerned about this grave desecration.