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141    HAW RIVER [E84.1]

      Location - Williams Township. Approx. 300 feet west of Highwoods Ridge in gated Legacy development. Approx. 1.2 miles along Old Raleigh Road from Mt. Gilead Church Road. Cemetery appears to be partly on The Legacy property (parcel 17378) and partly on Burnett property (parcel 17385).

      Coordinates: 35d 45m 56.0s N; 79d 04m 26.0s W Click here for Google maps

      In 2004 Jane Pyle and John David Eliason recorded 24 readable markers and noted a large number of sunken areas and unmarked fieldstone markers. In 2015 Jim and Bev Wiggins were escorted to the site by Fred Ward (property manager for The Legacy). They photographed 24 legible markers, including one not recorded in 2004, and excluding one recorded in 2004 which was not located. One burial record has been added from death certificate data.

      View #2 in the cemetery. View #3 in the cemetery. View #4 in the cemetery.

      Topo Quadrant: Farrington.
      Church owned: Yes. Denomination: Baptist.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: at least 100.
      Cemetery size: 200' x 150'.
      Black: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Difficult to access. Private property.
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 24.
      Last burial: 1947.
      First burial: 1887.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Other damage explanation: Age, neglect.
      Hazards: probably will remain; residential development encroaching.
      Listed: Yes.
      Listed explanation: Location identified on topographic map.

      Significant events: Located on Old Redfield Road, sometimes called Raleigh Road. Said to be remnant of settlement with school, church.

      Miscellaneous information: Many fieldstones and depressions indicating additional burials.
      Last canvassed by: Jane Pyle, John David Eliason. Date: 16 Apr 2004; Jim and Bev Wiggins, 18 Mar 2015.


  1. Brown, Betsy   (b. 24 May 1834 - d. 16 Apr 1907)
      • Wife of Thomas Brown. "Gone but not forgotten". Material Marble. Condition good.
  2. Burnett, Dollie   (b. Abt 1892 - d. 5 Oct 1928)
      • Daughter of Jefferson Davis and Susanna Clark Burnett per death certificate.. No marker. Info from death certificate..
  3. Burnett, Ernest   (b. Abt 1900 - d. 12 Apr 1930)
      • Son of Sam Burnett per application for military marker and death certificate.. North Carolina / Pvt. US Army. military marker. Date is not identified as birth or death; field researcher assumes death. Material Marble. Condition good. View #2. - Death certificate.
  4. Burnett, Mary Lee   (b. 28 Jun 1921 - d. 6 Nov 1923)
      • Daughter of R. B. and Dora Campbell Burnett. "Our loved one". Material Marble. Condition good.
  5. Burnett, Patsy   (b. Abt 1859 - d. 2 Jul 1924)
      • Wife of Garrott Burnett. "May the resurrection find thee on the bosom of thy God". Age 65 years. Material Concrete. Condition good.
  6. Burnette, Jefferson Davis   (b. 8 Mar 1864 - d. 3 May 1947)
      • Husband of Susanna Clark Burnette. Son of Ruffin and JoAnn Cotton Burnette per 1880 census.. "And I heard a voice from heaven". Double headstone. Material Marble. Condition excellent. View #2.
  7. Burnette, Rhodie   (b. Abt 1838 - d. 2 Feb 1908)
      • Wife of Jones Burnette. "Gone to a brighter home where grief cannot come". Material Concrete. Condition good. View #2.
  8. Burnette, Susanna Clark   (b. 10 Oct 1861 - d. 29 Jul 1941)
      • Wife of Jefferson Davis Burnette. "And I heard a voice from heaven". Double headstone. Material Marble. Condition excellent. View #2.
  9. Chavis, Della   (b. 1920 - d. 19 Mar 1933)
      • Daughter of Frank and Martha Farrington Chavis. No marker. Info from death certificate, which gives burial place as Haw River.
  10. Clark, Charlie   (b. Unknown - d. 5 Jun 1940)
      • Husband of Adeline Goins Clark per application for military marker, marriage index.. North Carolina / Pvt. 826 Co. Trans. Corps. military marker. Material Marble. Condition good. View #2.
  11. Clark, Mary A. E.   (b. 20 May 1903 - d. 29 Mar 1904)
      • Daughter of R. C. & R. M. Clark. "Safe in the arms of Jesus". diamond. Material Marble. Condition good. View #2.
  12. Clark, Robert C.   (b. 22 May 1875 - d. 6 Sep 1915)
      • "He followed virtue as his truest guide / Lived as a Christian / as a Christian died". Material Concrete. Condition good. View #2.
  13. Clark, Sarah   (b. Dec 1886 - d. Feb 1919)
      • Wife of Colfax Clark. "A place is vacant within our home which never can be filled". Age 33 years. Footstone. Material Concrete. Condition good.
  14. Couch, Mary   (b. 13 Feb 1898 - d. 5 Jun 1937)
      • Daughter of John/Lloyd and Ida Holland Taylor per 1930 census and death certificate.. Wife of Burnis Couch per death certificate.. Material Concrete. Condition good. View #2.
  15. Crump, J. H.   (b. 4 Jul 1893 - d. 25 Aug 1915)
      • "God gave, He took, He will restore. He doeth all things well". elaborate marker, on ground, off base, not broken. Material Marble. Condition good. View #2. - View #3.
  16. Durham, Curnie   (b. 6 Sep 1892 - d. 9 Dec 1918)
      • Son of Hazen and Laura Durham per 1900 census.. AEF France / Co. C 344th Labor Battalion. Material Marble. Condition good. View #2. - View #3.
  17. Fearrington, Broadie   (b. 14 Aug 1893 - d. 25 Oct 1918)
      • child of Grant and Cornelia Clark Fearrington per 1900 census. Camp Sherman Ohio / Watts Hospital. "Gone but not forgotten". The influenza epidemic arrived at Camp Sherman in Sep 1918. Of the 8,000 people infected, 1,100 died within two months. Cannot locate death certificate for Broadie Fearrington.. Footstone: BF; Marker off base, not broken.. Material Marble. Condition good. View #2. - View #3.
  18. Fearrington, Dee   (b. 15 Jul 1897 - d. 8 Jul 1938)
      • Son of Grant and Cornelia Clark Fearrington per 1900 census and death certificate. Husband of Lillian Cotton per death certificate. Death certificate says burial in Hamlet's Chapel.. Marker on ground.. Material Concrete. Condition fair.
  19. Fearrington, Grant B.   (b. 11 Nov 1903 - d. 12 Mar 1920)
      • son of Grant and Cornelia Clark Fearrington per death certificate.. "Those whom God loves die young". Material Marble. Condition good. View #2.
  20. Fearrington, Hallie   (b. 27 Apr 1893 - d. 5 Apr 1903)
      • Daughter of G. F. & C. F. Fearrington [Grant and Cornelia Clark Fearrington]. "Forever with the Lord". Material Marble. Condition good. View #2.
  21. Hackney, C. L., Rev.   (b. 5 Mar 1817 - d. 22 Mar 1887)
      • "Then a voice from heaven saying unto me Write this: blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth Yea saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labour and their work do follow them. Rev. 14 Chap 13 V". Footstone: CLH. Marker broken.. Erected by the New Hope Baptist Association. Material Marble. Condition broken. View #2. - View #3.
  22. Hackney, Jerry   (b. Abt 1842 - d. 21 Feb 1922)
      • "Now his labors done / Now, now the goal is won". Death index gives death date as 21 Feb 1923.. Material Concrete. Condition good.
  23. Smith, J. J., Rev.   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Concrete block with name nailed on with metal letters. Material Concrete. Condition good. View #2.
  24. Taylor, Alice   (b. 10 May 1854 - d. 12 Oct 1916)
      • "Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep from which none ever wake to weep". Material Marble. View #2. - View #3.
  25. Taylor, E. J.   (b. 27 Jan 1875 - d. 18 Jun 1933)
      • not located in 2015.
  26. Taylor, Prince Albert   (b. Abt 1893 - d. 2 Jul 1936)
      • North Carolina / Corp. 321 Service Bn QMC. Death certificate gives age as 43.. military marker. Material Marble. Condition good. View #2.
  27. Taylor, William   (b. 25 Dec 1834 - d. 27 Jul 1905)
      • "Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep from which none ever wake to weep / a calm and undisturbed repose unbroken by the last of foes" "In loving remembrance of our dear father" "At rest". Material Marble. Condition good. View #2.
  28. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  29. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  30. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)


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