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Re: Loudoun's Black Heritage: Rock Hill Cemetery
In Response To: Loudoun's Black Heritage: Rock Hill Cemetery ()
As a result of receiving the article on Rock Hill - I contacted Vernon Peterson, the man caring for the cemetery. He has all the records - and he and I talked for several hours. Turns out that he is related by marriage - his grandfather was in my family tree files!
He has since contacted a sister - who is 81 and lives in Newark NJ - I just got off the phone with her after speaking for about an hour - she is sending me her family reunion book/history and I was able to give her the names of her great grandmothers.
She told me the Petersons also have a family cememtery - not located near Rock Hill that Vernon cares for. I will be collecting that information from her - and hope that someone who has Petersons in their Loudoun tree can use the info.
Another chink in the brick walls