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083    STEPHENS, AMY [D88.1]

      Location - In Bynum Township, 371 Bynum Road.

      Coordinates: 35d 46m 16.0s N; 79d 08m 47.0s W Click here for Google maps

      In 2007 Jane Pyle and Bev Wiggins visited the gravesite on the property of Karen and Rufus Dalton. A single grave, marked by fieldstones, was identified. The location of the grave had been described to the current property owners by the deceased child's mother. In 1971 one-year-old Amy Stephens poured a coffee can of kerosene over her head and died from poisoning. She was buried at her residence. Names, birth and death dates, and relationship information are from the death certificate and oral reports. The original report on the location of this cemetery was made by Cadle Cooper and Frank Harris in 1993.

      Owner: Rufus M. Dalton, Jr. and Karen Dalton (in 2007)
      Legal Description: Parcel 61580, DB 1217 p 420
      Topo Quadrant: Bynum Code D
      Family owned: Yes.
      Maintained and in use: Yes.
      Number of graves: 1.
      Size: 4' x 4'
      White: Yes.
      Restricted: Yes, On private property.
      Well maintained: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: No.
      Last burial: 1971.
      First burial: 1971.
      Unusual stones: No.
      Markers damaged: No.
      Miscellaneous: Oral reference by Frank Harris 1 year old child died of kerosese poisoning; buried near family home. Original report of cemetery location from Frank Harris and Cadle Cooper in 1993
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser. Date: 25 Feb 1993. By J. Pyle and B. Wiggins on 26 May 2007.

  1. Stephens, Amy   (b. 24 Oct 1970 - d. 23 Oct 1971)
      • Daughter of Ty and Jeffryn Stephens. [from death certificate: Daughter of Ty Stephens; from oral report mother is Jeffryn Stephens]. Name, birth and death dates, and father's name from death certificate. Mother's name from oral reports.

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