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063    FARRAR, J. W. E. [D48.1]

      Location - Baldwin Township. On Phoebe Lane, right hand side, about 180 feet from intersection with SR 1626, Andrews Store Road. Rock wall surrounding cemetery is easily visible from road.

      Coordinates: 35d 49m 09.4s N; 79d 08m 40.8s W Click here for Google maps

      On 1 March 1990, J. Lamont Norwood recorded 9 grave markers and about 6 sunken areas. On 26 February 1996, Will M. and Audrey O. Heiser verified the 9 grave markers and found one more footstone that had not previously been recorded. Bev Wiggins photographed the site, but not markers in April 2008. Jim and Bev Wiggins inventoried and photographed all of the markers in February 2012. They found one previously unrecorded marker. There are at least eight sunken areas marked only by fieldstones.

      View #2 of the cemetery. View #3 of the cemetery. View #4 of the cemetery. View #5 of the cemetery. View of the entrance and missing gate.

      Owner: Tricon Properties, LLC.
      Legal Description: Parcel 85320. This parcel is part of the HOA common area for Valley View development. Deed book 1311/488 to Tricon Properties, LLC, from Bryan R. and Helen H. Yates, 2008. Plat 2008-140. Deed Book 323-206, 18 May 1967, to Bryan R. and Helen H. Yates from T. H. and Eula P. Yates.
      Topo Quadrant: Bynum.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 19.
      Cemetery size: 43' x 55'.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Private property
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Enclosed explanation: Cemented stone wall 4 feet high and two feet wide with iron gate. Gate was present in 2008 when Bev Wiggins photographed the site. By 2012, it had been removed.
      Enclosed conditions: Good.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 11.
      Last burial: 1874.
      First burial: 1847.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Damage from vandalism: Yes.
      Hazards: Brush is growing up in the cemetery and several stones are on the ground, covered with leaves.
      Other information: J. Lamont Norwood suggested that the unmarked graves might belong to the Farrar family, who he said owned this land for half a century before selling to the Norwoods.

      Last canvassed by: J. Lamont Norwood inventoried the site and provided some information from other sources on 5 Sep 1990. Will and Audrey Heiser verified Norwood's data and found one additional footstone on 26 Feb 1996. Jim and Bev Wiggins checked and photographed all of the markers on 17 Feb 2012. They found one previously unrecorded marker.


  1. F., T   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • 2x10x18. Footstone: TF. Possibly Thomas Farrar. Headstone is missing. Leaning in 2012. Closeup. Row 4. column 3.
  2. Farrar, Elizabeth M.   (b. 24 May 1828 - d. 23 Jan 1849)
      • 2x15x30. Footstone: EMF. J. Lamont Norwood assumes this is the daughter of Thomas and Ailcy Farrar. Closeup. Row 4. column 5.
  3. Farrar, J.W.E.   (b. 26 Jan 1808 - d. 15 Feb 1853)
      • 2x18x42. Footstone: JWEF. Headstone signed "Lauder, Fayetteville." Enhanced. Row 4. column 4.
  4. Farrar, Louisa   (b. 28 Mar 1811 - d. 12 Mar 1847)
      • Daughter of Rev. Thomas and Alcy Farrar. Twin sister of Nancy (Farrar) Norwood. 2x18x42. Footstone: LF. Twin sister of Nancy Farrar Norwood. In 2012 this stone was on the ground and broken. Closeup. Row 2. column 4.
  5. N., V   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Footstone: VN. Footstone only. Not located in 2012. Row 3. column 2.
  6. Norwood, David   (b. 7 Feb 1808 - d. 22 Jan 1874)
      • Husband of Nancy (Farrar) Norwood. Footstone: DN. Row 2. column 2.
  7. Norwood, John W.   (b. 4 May 1846 - d. 25 Jun 1847)
      • "Aged 1 Yr." Footstone: JWN. Enhanced. Row 3. column 1. Footstone may belong to another grave as it is not properly aligned with this one.
  8. Norwood, Louizer T.   (b. 5 Nov 1848 - d. Mar 1866)
      • Stone on ground in 2012. Not reported before 2012. Adjacent to marker for Lucy Norwood. Closeup of marker. Enhanced closeup.
  9. Norwood, Lucy   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • "Aged 15 [?] months." Daughter of Jefferson H. and Mary Emily (Grimes) Norwood. No dates on stone. Stone broken and on the ground in 2012. Burial plot.
  10. Norwood, Nancy (Farrar)   (b. 28 Mar 1811 - d. 14 Oct 1856)
      • Wife of David Norwood. "Aged 45 Years, 6 months, and 16 days." In 2012, stone was on ground. Closeup of top. Closeup of bottom. Enhanced.
  11. Norwood, William T.   (b. 19 Sep 1833 - d. 8 Oct 1859)
      • Son of David and Nancy (Farrar) Norwood. "In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God; Trust him at all times; ye people pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us". Masonic emblem. - Footstone: WTN. Epitaph from Psalm 62. Row 2. column 1.


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