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123    UNKNOWN [E50.2]

      Location - Baldwin Township. Behind 1411 Parker-Herndon Rd, in pasture.

      Coordinates: 35d 48m 29.1s N; 79d 07m 14.4s W Click here for Google maps

      In 1991 Murray Parker reported site. The site was visited and photographed by Glenn Lazarus on 11 May 2012. The heavily-overgrown site is located in the middle of a pasture.

      Owner: Claire Parker Wilson.
      Legal Description: Parcel 2867. Estate book 08E/355. Plat 33-98.
      Topo Quadrant: Farrington.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 15-20.
      Approximate size of cemetery: 60'x75'.
      Type: Unknown, but traditionally described as a slave cemetery.
      Restricted access: Yes. Private property.
      Condition: Overgrown and not easily identifiable.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers present: Yes. Not inscribed.
      Markers damaged by farming operations.
      Hazards: The cemetery is very heavily overgrown with trees, shrubs and vines.
      Listed: Yes. Gravesites of Chatham County.

      Other information: The property owner's uncle, Donald Parker, farmed the land and recalls about 15 headstones. A neighbor, Joyce Kachergis's daughter Ann, recalls at least 20 headstones, some with inscriptions that she tried to make rubbings of as a child. Only three fieldstone markers could be located by Glenn Lazarus when he visited in May 2012 due to the extremely overgrown condition of the site.

      Miscellaneous information: The site was reported to CCHA in 1991 by Murray Parker.
      Last canvassed by: Glenn Lazarus, 11 May 2012.


  1. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • fieldstone marking unknown grave.
  2. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • fieldstone marking unknown grave.
  3. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • fieldstone marking unknown grave.


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