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Three 8.5" by 14" spiral bound books of obituary abstracts are now available for sale. The information contained regarding each of the deceased, if given, is: maiden name; DOB; DOD; spouse's name; father's name; mother's name; burial location; miscellaneous information; was a picture provided. (Miscellaneous information contains: number of children and sibling, and whether or not the names were provided. It also provides the number of marriages if the obituary stated more than one.) And the best part is all of this information is available for roughly 1 cent (.01) per obituary.

Many, but not all, of the full obituaries contain a wealth of additional information such as: type of employment; place of residence; date of baptism; church/churches to which the deceased may have belonged; name(s) of the minister(s) who baptized the deceased; name/names of the minister(s) who performed the funeral service; author of the obituary. In a few rare cases, an original poem written by a family member or friend is included in the full obituary.

BOOK 1:

The first book consists of 1588 obituary abstracts compiled from the Annual Minutes of the UNION BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. The Association was formed in 1938 as the result of a division in the LITTLE RIVER REGULAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. All the Minutes from 1938 to 1998 have been included

The Association consists/consisted of churches located in the following counties: Alleghany Co., NC; Ashe Co., NC; Surry Co., NC; Wilkes Co., NC; Grayson Co., VA. While a large portion of the obituaries pertain to individuals born prior to 1900, some birthdates are pre-1850.

The cost of the book is twelve dollars (12.00) plus three dollars (3.00) for shipping and handling. For shipments with the state of North Carolina, please include $.78 for state sales tax.

BOOK 2:

The second book consists of 1282 obituary abstracts compiled from the Annual Minutes of the LITTLE RIVER REGULAR BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. The Association was formed in 1894 from churches of the MOUNTIAN UNION BAPTIST ASSOCIATION and THE PRIMITIVE ASSOCIATION. All the Minutes are include except for 1895 and 1896.

The Association consists/consisted of churches in the following counties: Alleghany Co., NC; Ashe Co., NC; Surry Co., NC; Wilkes Co., NC; Grayson Co., VA; Cecil Co., MD; York Co., PA. Most of the birthdates are pre-1900 with the oldest being 1806.

The cost of the book is ten dollars (10.00) plus two dollars and fifty cents (2.50) for shipping and handling. For shipments within the state of North Carolina, please include $.65 for state sales tax.

BOOK 3:

The third book contains 1667 obituary abstracts compiled from the Annual Minutes of the MOUNTAIN UNION BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. The Association was formed in 1867 from churches of the MOUNTAIN, SENTER, and THREE FORK ASSOCIATIONS. All the minutes from 1867 to 2000 have been located. Birthdates in the obituaries date to the early 1800s; the oldest being a Baptist Minister born ca 1800.

The churches of this Association were/are located primarily in Ashe Co., NC, Alleghany Co., NC, Grayson Co., VA, Harford Co., MD, and Chester Co., PA.

The cost of the book is fourteen dollars (14.00) plus three dollars (3.00) for shipping and handling. For shipments within the state of North Carolina, please include $.91 for state sales tax.

PAYMENT: Please make check or money order payable to: A.J. Chapel, 612 9th Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. Allow 4-6 weeks delivery time if your payment is by check. For quicker delivery, use a postal money order.

All prices are subject to change.

Please include your email address with your order. It will be used for company use only.

NOTE: If ordering all three books at the same time, the S&H is five dollars and fifty cents (5.50). If ordering two book at the same time, the S&H is four dollars (4.00).

RESEARCH SERVICE:

MOUNTAIN HERITAGE will perform genealogical research on an hourly basis. Please contact by email for a copy of the research policy.