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The John Martin Shuford Gravesite

 
 
The John Martin Shuford Gravesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 9, 2011
1. The John Martin Shuford Gravesite Marker
Inscription. Buried here is Loyalist John Martin Shuford who died June 22, 1780 of wounds received in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill. His grave was originally marked with an old headstone and footstone. In 1997 the Lincoln County Historical Association and Shuford descendants dedicated a new monument to his memory and removed the original grave marker to the Lincoln County Museum of History.
 
Erected by Lincoln County Historical Association.
 
Location. 35° 28.62′ N, 81° 15.987′ W. Marker is in Lincolnton, North Carolina, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from Jeb Seagle Drive 0.2 miles north of Linwood Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincolnton NC 28092, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Ramsour's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Patriot Captains' Gravesite (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Ramsour's Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michael Hoke (approx. half a mile away); Robert F. Hoke (approx. half a mile away);
The John Martin Shuford Gravesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 9, 2011
2. The John Martin Shuford Gravesite Marker
U.D.C. Memorial Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Ramsour's Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); André Michaux (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lincolnton.
 
More about this marker. On the lower right is a photograph with the caption, "Joseph R. Nixon took this photograph of the John Martin Shuford gravesite on August 20, 1914 as his father Alfred Nixon conducted a tour of the Ramsour's Mill battlesite for the Lincoln County Teacher's Institute."

On the lower left is a photograph with the caption, "Clyde “Baby Ray” Cornwell captured this image of the John Martin Shuford gravesite during the late 1940s or early 1950s."

Photographs courtesy of the Lincoln County Historical Association and Lincoln County Museum of History.
 
Also see . . .  The Ramsour's Mill Battleground. Lincoln County Historical Association (Submitted on July 12, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
The John Martin Shuford Gravesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 9, 2011
3. The John Martin Shuford Gravesite Marker
The John Martin Shuford Gravesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 9, 2011
4. The John Martin Shuford Gravesite Marker
The John Martin Shuford Gravesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 9, 2011
5. The John Martin Shuford Gravesite Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 126 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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