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Society rededicates old family cemetery
Some graves likely date to 1700s
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The Rev. Dennis Bottoms, from left, Jimmy McConnell, George Pirkle and John Salter walk among gravesites Saturday at the Blackburn cemetery on Old Federal Road. - photo by Crystal Ledford
They may not have gotten a proper burial when they were first laid to rest, but more than 200 souls were remembered Saturday. Members of the Forsyth County Historical Society and other community supporters gathered for a rededication ceremony at the Lewis and Mary Blackburn cemetery on Old Federal Road. “We have short memories sometimes and I think it’s right for us to remember those who came before, those pioneers who came here, the people who lived here before we lived here,” said Dennis Bottoms, a local minister who conducted the informal ceremony.