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064    PERRY, WILLIAM [D48.2]

      Location - Baldwin Township. 632 feet north of SR 1532, Manns Chapel Road, and 299 feet east of SR 1526, Andrews Store Road

      Coordinates: 35d 49m 22.0s N; 79d 08m 52.0s W Click here for Google maps

      On 16 March 1991, J. Lamont Norwood recorded 1 grave. There is no marker.

      Topo Quadrant: Bynum.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 1.
      Cemetery size: 8' x 8'.
      Black: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Private property
      Overgrown and not easy to identify: Yes.
      Not identifed: Yes.
      Not identified explanation: Margaret Petty Hamlet was murdered 16 June 1937. William (nicknamed "T") Perry was found guilty of that murder in July 1937. There was objection to his being buried in church cemetery, so his father buried him on some property he owned. See Item 10..
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Enclosed explanation: Not identifiable, but some loose wire is probably the one-time enclosure.
      Markers: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 0.
      Last burial: 1937.
      Other damage explanation: Normal erosion.
      Hazards: The question of the actual existence at a specified place.
      Miscellaneous information: No stone was placed there, but the grave was surrounded by barbed wire. Nelson Norwood who lived in the area has identified some residue of the wire as probably being the grave, in that it is in the general area that he once could identify..
      Last canvassed by: J. Lamont Norwood. Date: 16 Mar 1991.

  1. Perry, William "T"   (b. 1920 - d. 10 Dec 1937)

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