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065    WEST [D54.1]

      Location - Hadley Township. 1500 feet south of SR 1547, Rock Rest Road, 1.3 miles east of SR 1520, Old NC 87

      Coordinates: 35d 48m 17.0s N; 79d 11m 31.0s W Click here for Google maps

      On 14 July 1990, the cemetery was visited by Will Heiser, with David and Judith Peterson, property owners, Jerry and Cathy Markatos, neighbors, and Lamont Norwood. On 2 February 2000, Judith Peterson sent to Will Heiser a transcription of the grave markers with supplemental information on dates and family relationships furnished by Dr. C. Nash Herndon, a descendant of the West and Mann families.

      Owner: David W. and Judith S. Peterson.
      Legal Description: Deed 556-75, 27 Mar 1990, Plat 90-13, 12 Jan 1990.
      Topo Quadrant: Bynum.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 30.
      Cemetery size: 70' x 100'.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Accompanied by owner
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Not identified explanation: Current owners plan to maintian.
      Enclosed: No.
      Enclosed conditions: Evidence of old cedar gate posts.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 17.
      Last burial: 1885.
      First burial: 1814.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Damage from vandalism: Yes.
      Other damage explanation: Weathering of soapstone.
      Significant events: Original West platation dating from 1780s.
      Miscellaneous information: Dr. C. Nash Herndon, Winston-Salem is descendant of Mann and West families.


  1. Curl, Jean (West)   (b. 14 Jul 1789 - d. 19 Jun 1814)
      • Daughter of Ignatius and Elizabeth Meacham West. 5th child. Location row 2. column 5.
  2. Durham, Cynthia Jane (West)   (b. 8 Aug 1834 - d. 23 May 1857)
      • 1st Wife of Sidney Franklin Durham. Daughter of Isaac and Sabra Petty West (7th child). "The spirit is not dead though low the body lies buried from pain and sorrow to dwell beyond the skies. Meet me in Heaven.". Location row 2. column 4.
  3. Durham, D. E.   (b. 16 Jul 1870 - d. 30 Jul 1870)
      • Child of Dicea Lucinda West and Sidney Franklin Durham. Footstone: DED. Location row 2. column 1.
  4. Durham, Dicea Lucinda (West)   (b. 11 Jun 1838 - d. 17 Jul 1870)
      • 2nd Wife of Sidney Franklin Durham. Daughter of Isaac and Sabra (Petty) West (8th child). Location row 2. column 2.
  5. Durham, Sidney Franklin   (b. 16 Apr 1833 - d. Unknown)
      • Husband of Cynthia Jane West and Dicea Lucinda West Durham. Location row 2. column 3.
  6. Mann, Isaac H.   (b. 12 Apr 1815 - d. 2 Jun 1848)
      • Footstone: IHM. Row 1. column 7.
  7. Mann, John Jones   (b. 21 Mar 1790 - d. 13 Jul 1875)
      • Husband of Karenhappuch (West) Mann. Son of Roland and Barbara Holstein Mann. Footstone: JJM. Row 1. column 8.
  8. Mann, John W.   (b. 9 Aug 1827 - d. 1 Nov 1862)
      • Footstone: JWM. Row 1. column 5.
  9. Mann, Karen Happuch (West)   (b. 5 Jun 1797 - d. 16 Jul 1856)
      • Wife of John Jones Mann. Daughter of Ignatius and Elizabeth Meacham West. "Happy". Row 1. column 7.
  10. Perry, Kezia (West)   (b. 4 Feb 1792 - d. 30 May 1814)
      • Daughter of Ignatius and Elizabeth Meacham West. 6th child. Row 2. column 6.
  11. Powell, Lucy (West)   (b. 14 Mar 1779 - d. 2 Jul 1824)
      • Wife of Obed Powell. Daughter of Ignatius and Elizabeth Meacham West (1st child). Row 2. column 7.
  12. West, Ignatius   (b. 13 Dec 1750 - d. 1 Jun 1831)
      • Husband of Elizabeth Meacham West. Son of Thomas, Sr. and Lucy West.
  13. West, Ira   (b. 16 Jun 1821 - d. 24 May 1852)
      • Husband of Susan Dark. 2nd child of Isaac and Sabra Petty West. "Blessed are the dead which die in he Lord from henceforth yea sayeth the spirit that they may rest from their labours and their works do follow them. Rev. XIV:13.". Row 1. column 3.
  14. West, Isaac   (b. 11 Oct 1794 - d. 28 Oct 1862)
      • Husband of Sabra (Petty) West. Son of Ignatius and Elizabeth Meacham West. Row 1. column 2.
  15. West, Kezia   (b. 10 Feb 1830 - d. 13 Nov 1853)
      • Child of Isaac and Sabra Petty West. 6th child. Row 1. column 4.
  16. West, Sabra Petty   (b. 7 Mar 1796 - d. 2 Sep 1885)
      • Wife of Isaac West. Row 1. column 1.
  17. West, William H.   (b. 16 Oct 1856 - d. 28 Apr 1857)
      • Son of Jesse B. and Julia (Petty) West. Footstone: WHW. Hand lettered. Row 3. column 4.


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