Re: Blacknall/Cooke/Foster families, Franklin County NC
Maybe you can also correct me on a date I have.According to my information Thomas Blacknall, b. 2/13/1760 Gloucester Co. Va., died in Sept. of 1837.You have his date of death as 1860.Did he really live to be 100?There is an old map of what is now Vance Co. that shows the area around Kittrell and has a location for the Blacknall homeplace.Mark Pace, who heads up family & local history at the Thornton Library at Oxford in Granville County, is familiar with the location of the house.Of course, the house is no longer there but I wonder if a cemetery would be near the site.I've also thought about the possibility of Blacknalls being buried with Kittrell's at their family cemetery but after talking to some of the Kittrell desendents here in town have begun to doubt that happened.
The problem is that 1) there is a Blacknall cemetery in the city of Henderson but it is a traditionally black cemetery and when I inquire about a Blacknall cemetery I'm usually referred to that one, which is not at all what I'm looking for or 2) to the Confederate cemetery in Kittrell which does have Blacknall's buried there but the grave there aren't old enough to be the ancestors I'm looking for.
Secondly, Mary Cooke Debnam:What was her relationship to the Cooke family?The Cookes are another can of worms.The family home place was less than half a mile from my house, the Foster homeplace, Oak Grove, and I use to visit the Cooke house and was fortunate to take a few pictures before it was torn down about a year and a half ago.I don't know of any cemetery associated with that house either.But they had to be buried somewhere.