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206    EDWARDS, JOHN B. [H18.1]

      Location - Hickory Mountain Township. 1000 feet east of lane to 600 Stagecoach Road, residence of Rachel Whitehead, 140 feet north of SR 1503, Stagecoach Road

      Coordinates: 35d 43m 53.0s N; 79d 23m 29.0s W Click here for Google maps

      In 1982, Wade Hadley recorded 3 markers and about nine grave sites. On 12 May 2000, the cemetery was visited by Will M. Heiser. There were several markers visible above the myrtle, but no markings were legible.

      This is the place where Dr. James McCarroll lived from 1773 to 1777. It was later known as the Saint Lawrence community and post office. William Edwards and Thomas Rives bought the land here from Thomas McCarroll, son of Dr. James McCarroll.

      Owner: Rachel Whitehead.
      Legal Description: Deed 393-445, 24 June 1973, Henry H. and Buena E. Whitehead to Rachel Whitehead.
      Topo Quadrant: Siler City.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 9.
      Cemetery size: 20' x 20'.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. On private land, hard to find
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 0.
      Last burial: 1816.
      First burial: 1800.
      Significant events: This is the place Dr. James McCarroll lived from 1773 to 1777. It was later known as the St. Lawrence Community and post office. William Edwards and Thomas Rives bought the land in 1802 from Thomas McCarroll, son of Dr. James McCarroll.
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser. Date: 12 May 2000.


  1. Edwards, John B.   (b. Unknown - d. 20 Feb 1800)
  2. Edwards, Nancy   (b. Unknown - d. 12 Dec 1803)
  3. Edwards, William T.   (b. Unknown - d. 9 Oct 1816)


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