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From: "DEBORAH PETERSEN" <dusttink(a)sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 10:21 PM
Subject: [TXCem] Desecrated Cemetery
<<BackFriday, February 18, 2005
Hendersonville Cemetery Is Desecrated
What may look like a pile of rocks in a ditch are actually over thirty
Norman Miller marks and locates Confederate and Union soldiers
grave sites and he is outraged not only because preserving history is his
passion but desecrating a cemetery is against the law.
Miller says, "They wanted to be buried here evidently and I don't know who
has the right to say I own the property now and you're gonna be burried in
the ditch. I don't see who has the right."
Fox Carolina called landowner Robert Glaspy several times but he didn't
any of our calls. Apparently he told Norman Miller he bulldozed the
headstones to make way for an empty trailer and septic system and the city
was not made aware that the area was a cemetery.
Adding insult to injury, we noticed that what appears to be a headstone is
used to cover the top of the septic tank.
The headstones date back to the 1800's belonging to the Corn family. All
this information plus where every cemetery is located is documented in a
state issued survey book. The survey conducted in 1993 clearly states this
open field was once a cemetery.
Norman Miller told Fox, "If you do enough cemetery research and examine
like I do, it's not a pile of rocks."
He also added that they had about six to seven testimonials from people
people from the area remember the field being a cemetery encased
with a gate.
Miller has also gone to the authorities such as the sheriff's department.
called the sheriff's department who says that are investigating this as a