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053    STROWD, AARON [D19.1]

      Location - Baldwin Township. 700 feet north of SR 1535, Gilmore Road, 3,500 feet west of SR 1534, Poythress Road

      Coordinates: 35d 51m 20.0s N; 79d 08m 12.0s W Click here for Google maps

      On 21 April 1989, J. Lamont Norwood recorded 1 grave marker. Tradition has it that slaves of W. F. "Buck" Strowd were buried here. Aaron Strowd was born a slave on his farm and stayed on being an important part of the farm after 1865, so that Mr. "Buck" made arrangements that his grave be properly marked.

      Owner: James Faircloth.
      Topo Quadrant: Bynum.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Privately owned: Yes. Explanation: Alleged to be burial ground for slaves of W. F. "Buck" Strowd
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 1.
      Restricted access: Yes. Property owner not related to Strowds
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 1.
      Last burial: 1909.
      First burial: 1909.
      Last canvassed by: J. Lamont Norwood. Date: 21 Apr 1989.

  1. Strowd, Aaron   (b. 1844 - d. Aug 1909)
      • "Faithful". Aaron Strowd was born a slave on the farm of W. F. "Buck" Strowd and stayed on after the War.

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