Cemetery Census
                       Cemetery Records on the Web

Cemetery Census
 

HOME     ABOUT US     CEMETERY LAW      HOW TO HELP

CemeteryCensus.com

Chatham County North Carolina Cemeteries

Other NC County Cemeteries


Brought to you in partnership with
Chatham County Historical Association
http://www.chathamhistory.org

Index of All Cemeteries         Alphabetical Index of All Burials         Previous Page

Use the following to search across all the cemeteries listed.
Example: "Smith,  Roger" (yes, use the quotes)
Search for:

060    DARK, WILLIS [D43.1]

      Location - Hadley Township. From SR 1520, Old Graham Road, go east 0.3 mile on SR 1547, Rock Rest Road. Take first left, go north 0.7 mile. Cemetery is west of house

      Coordinates: 35d 49m 06.0s N; 79d 12m 44.0s W Click here for Google maps

      Six (6) grave markers were recorded by Will Heiser and Lamont Norwood, 14 July 1990. Ten (10) markers were read by Mrs. Wilber Lutterloh and Mrs. Emma Dell (Dark) Perry before February, 1992. Nine (9) markers were found by Will Heiser, 30 Sep 1933. Ten (10) burials in the Rock Rest Cemetery were mentioned in The Kith and Kin of the Darke-Dark Clan in America, 1680-1973, compiled by Mary Eugenia DeGroat, Birmingham, Alabama, 1974, pp. 308-309.

      Owner: Allen E. and Susan Willey Spalt, Carboro NC, 919 967-3054.
      Legal Description: Deed Book 433, Page 507, for property owner. Cemetery is shown on Plat Book 6, Page 28.
      Topo Quadrant: Bynum.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 10.
      Cemetery size: 0.2 acre.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. With persmission of owner
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 9.
      Last burial: 1902.
      First burial: 1858.
      Hazards: Neglect.
      Significant events: Ten burials are recorded in "The Kith and Kin of the Darke-Dark Clan in America, 1680--1973," by Mary Eugenia DeGroat, Birmingham AL, 1974, pp. 308-309.
      Miscellaneous information: Foundation stones of original Rock Rest Academy are east of the house, east of the cemetery.
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser (14 Jul 1990), w/ Lamont Norwood, Cathy Markatos, David and Judith Peterson. Date: 30 Sep 1993.


  1. Dark, Emma Henrietta   (b. 22 Jan 1863 - d. 3 Oct 1876)
      • Daughter of John H. and Isabella E. (Henderson) Dark. [d. 8 Oct 1878, 15 yrs., of diptheria per Wilber Lutterloh, 3-4-92.] {Ref: "...Dark Clan...," Mary Eugenia De Groat, 1974, p. 309} Checked cemetery 30 Sep 1993/WMH. Location row 1. column 4.
  2. Dark, Isabella E. (Henderson)   (b. 16 Feb 1838 - d. 16 Nov 1881)
      • Wife of John H. Dark. [ ] from Wilber Lutterloh, 3-4-92. Checked cemetery 30 Sep 1993/WMH. {Ref: ",,,Dark Clan..." Mary Eugenia De Groat, 1974, p. 309}. Location row 1. column 3.
  3. Dark, Mary (McPherson)   (b. 9 Jul 1801 - d. 11 Oct 1878)
      • Wife of Willis Dark. [Data from Wilber Lutterloh, 3-4-92] {Ref: "...Dark Clan..." Mary Eugenia DeGroat, 1974, p. 308} Cemetery checked, 30 Sep 1993/WMH. Location row 2. column 3.
  4. Dark, Nancy   (b. 3 Mar 1828 - d. 11 Aug 1902)
      • Daughter of Willis and Mary (McPherson) Dark. Footstone: "N.D.". {Never married. Ref: ",,,Dark Clan..." Mary Eugenia DeGroat, 1974, p. 308} [Never married per Wilber Lutterloh, 3-4-92.] Checked cemetery 30 Sep 1993/WMH. Location row 1. column 1.
  5. Dark, Virginia Caroline   (b. 19 Mar 1867 - d. 3 Oct 1876)
      • Daughter of John H. and Isabella E. (Henderson) Dark. [Data from Wilber Lutterloh, 3-4-92. Died from diptheria.] {Ref: "...Dark Clan..." Mary Eugenia DeGroat, 1974, p. 309} Couldn't locate stone when cemetery checked 30 Sep 1993/WMH.
  6. Dark, William   (b. 24 May 1826 - d. 16 Oct 1902)
      • Son of Willis and Mary (McPherson) Dark. Footstone: "W.D.". {Never married. Ref: "..Dark Clan..." Mary Eugenia DeGroat, 1974, p. 308} . [ ] from Wilber Lutterloh, 3-4-92. Checked cemetery 30 Sep 1993/WMH. Location row 1. column 2.
  7. Dark, Willis   (b. 4 May 1793 - d. 5 Sep 1858)
      • Husband of Mary (McPherson) Dark. [ ] from Wilber Lutterloh, 3-4-92. Checked cemetery 30 Sep 1993/WMH. {married 6 Jan 1821, 10 children. Ref: "...Dark Clan..." Mary Eugenia DeGroat, 1974, p. 308}. Location row 2. column 4.
  8. Dark, Willis Manning   (b. 29 Sep 1872 - d. 9 Oct 1876)
      • Son of John H. and Isabella E. (Henderson) Dark. [Died from diptheria. Data from Wilber Lutterloh, 3-4-92.] {Ref: "...Dark Clan..." Mary Eugenia DeGroat, 1974, p. 309} Cemetery checked 30 Sep 1993/WMH. Location row 1. column 5.
  9. Durham, Susannah (Dark) (West)   (b. 25 Oct 1821 - d. 24 Aug 1889)
      • Wife of Ira West and Alex Durham. Footstone: "S.D.". {Ref: "...Dark Clan..." Mary Eugenia DeGroat, 1974, p. 308} Data from Wilber Lutterloh, 3-4-92. Cemetery checked 30 Sep 1993/WMH. Location row 2. column 1.
  10. Perry, Julia A. (Dark)   (b. 12 Apr 1840 - d. 20 Oct 1877)
      • Wife of Corney Perry. "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep from which none ever wake to weep" "A calm and undsturbed (sic) repose. Unbroken by the last of foes". {Ref: "...Dark Clan..." Mary Eugenia DeGroat, [ ] from Wilber Lutterloh, 3-4-92. 1974, p. 309} Cemetery checked 30 Sep 1993/WMH. Row 2. column 2.


Web page updated 13 May 2017


Index of All Cemeteries         Alphabetical Index of All Burials         Previous Page


Contact
This web page is Copyright (c) 1996-2017 Cemetery Census. All Rights Reserved.
All photographs are copyright by the owners of each photograph. Please do not copy the pictures and
upload them to other web sites without permission. Doing so is a violation of United States Copyright Laws.