Enos “Country” Slaughter

Grave of Enos Slaughter, Allensville Cemetery I had returned to Roxboro, North Carolina after being away for almost ten years. Having friends living in the area, my family had visited the region numerous times over the years. Entering town from the north on Route 501, there was a sign welcoming visitors and announcing the community … Continue reading Enos “Country” Slaughter

Along the Way: Billy Cox

“So who are we looking for this time?” my father asked as I drove slowly along the roadway that meandered through the Newport Cemetery. “Billy Cox,” I responded. “Ever hear of him?” A glance towards my father told me he didn’t have a clue who I was talking about. “He was a baseball player.” “And … Continue reading Along the Way: Billy Cox

Along the Way: Moose McCormick

During my visit to pay my respects to baseball pitcher Christy Mathewson (more information about him can be found here: Christy Mathewson ) I knew I had to visit another baseball player buried nearby. Following the directions I had at hand, I continued along the roadway that passed Mathewson’s grave and came to a stop at … Continue reading Along the Way: Moose McCormick

Christy Mathewson

Arriving at the sacred grounds of Lewisburg Cemetery, I was instantly relieved I had directions to the grave I sought. As many times as I had passed the cemetery bordering Route 15, I never realized exactly how big it is. Searching for one grave among the thousands of tombstones would be like searching for that … Continue reading Christy Mathewson