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148    BELL'S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [E99.1]

      Location - New Hope Township. At the southwest corner of what was formerly SR 1743, Luther Road, and SR 1008, Farrington Road, south of the church

      Coordinates: 35d 45m 03.0s N; 79d 00m 32.0s W Click here for Google maps

      In 1976, during the construction of B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake by the Corps of Engineers, Group IV, Site 830-C, was relocated to Reinterment Site Number 6, now Bell's Church Cemetery (F80.2), q.v. The reinterment of 304 graves is reported in B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake, North Carolina, Final Report for Relocation of Cemeteries, Group IV, 1976, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [Copy on file with Register of Deeds, Chatham County, Pittsboro, NC.]

      Owner: US Army Corps of Engineers.
      Legal Description: Sold in 1970s by Trustees of Bell's Missionary Baptist Church to US Army Corps of Engineers.
      Topo Quadrant: Farrington.
      Church owned: Yes. Denomination: Baptist.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 304.
      Cemetery size: 1.85 acres.
      White: Yes.
      Not identifed: Yes.
      Not identified explanation: In 1976, Group IV, Site 830-C was relocated to Reinterment Site #6, Bell's Church Cemetery (F80.2) by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The original site is below flood stage of Lake Jordan..
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 190.
      Last burial: 1976.
      First burial: 1881.
      Listed: Yes.
      Listed explanation: See below re reinterment.
      Miscellaneous information: The reinterment of 304 graves is reported in "B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake, North Carolina, Final Report for Relocation of Cemeteries, Group IV," 1976, US Army Corps of Engineers. [On file with Register of Deeds, Chatham County, Pittsboro, NC].
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser. Date: 15 Nov 1993.


  1. Lewter, Clydie Ann Clayton   (b. 1 Feb 1937 - d. 3 Mar 2014)
      • Wife of Genius Lewter. Daughter of Henry Cornelius Clayton and Allie Sue Wagner.


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