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212    GEE [H35.1]

      Location - Matthews Township. East side of New US 421, 0.7 mile north of SR 2113, Sam Fields Road.

      Coordinates: 35d 42m 15.5s N; 79d 25m 41.0s W Click here for Google maps

      The cemetery was cleaned up in 2000 by the Col. John Randolph Lane Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and is maintained by property owner Ronald Lambert. Ronald Lambert showed Jim and Bev Wiggins to the site on 13 Apr 2012. At least 23 graves marked with inscribed markers or fieldstones were counted. Additional graves are probably present as a burial site for George H. Fitts, the last person buried in the cemetery, was created by moving a section of the surrounding stone wall, suggesting that other burial sites within the wall were not available. The wall has collapsed inward and may cover some graves on the west side. A small stone which now faces a cedar tree growing just inside the west wall wall was read using a mirror. The marker is so close to the tree that it cannot otherwise be read and part of the inscription is below ground.

      Owner: Ronald E. Lambert.
      Legal Description: Parcel 76492. Deed 819/695. Plat 2000-75. James and Cathren M. Brooks to Ronald and Janet Lambert, 3 Mar 2000. [This narrow strip of land, containing 8.48 acres was cut off from the rest of the Brooks property when Hwy 421 was built.) Deed 647/237, 11 Jul 1994, W. Gyles and Rebecca Brooks to James and Cathren Brooks. Deed 342/196, 11 Apr 1969, Mattie C. Gee (widow of George W. Gee who died 6 Jul 1945) and Nellie Gee aka Nellie G. Justice (daughter) to W. Gyles and Rebecca Brooks, James B. and Cathren Brooks. DG/176, 19 Sep 1890 to George W. Gee from other heirs. DT/59, 5 Aug 1902, to George W. Gee from other heirs. Division of property of Joseph W. and Samuel Gee, 1876, A-U/55.

      Topo Quadrant: Siler City.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Status: Maintained but not used.
      Size: 40'x60'.
      Approximate number of graves: 27+.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Private property. The site is well maintained and not difficult to access with permission of the property owner.
      Condition: Well maintained and preserved.
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Enclosed explanation: Enclosed by a low, stacked-stone wall. Fair but partially collapsed.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 7.
      Last burial: 1899.
      First burial: 1848.
      Unusual stones: Yes. lovely inscriptions on old soapstone markers. One small marker faces a now large cedar tree and had to be read using a mirror.
      Markers damaged: No. Markers are in good condition.
      Listed: Yes. Listed but not inventoried in Gravesites of Chatham County.

      Significant events: Confederate veterans buried here.

      Miscellaneous information: See Chatham News / Record Article, 9 Nov 2000.

      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser. Date: 28 Sep 2002. Ronnie Lambert, J and B Wiggins on 13 Apr 2012.


  1. Fitts, George H.   (b. 31 Oct 1840 - d. 29 Mar 1899)
      • Row-2. No-1. Sgt. Co E 26th Reg NC Troops, CSA. Oh my God Save Thy servant. Trusting in Thee. George Fitts was the last known burial at this site. A portion of the south wall of the cemetery was moved for his grave. Footstone: GHF. Military info from Roster of Confederate Veterans from Chatham County, NC, by Col. John Randolph Lane Society and Chatham Record, 9 Nov 2000. Fitts was wounded at Ream's Station near Petersburg, VA, on 25 Aug, 1864. Material marble. Condition good. Closeup.
  2. Gee, George   (b. __ Apr 1767 - d. 9 ___ 1848)
      • Row-2. No-4. In Memory of George Gee who was born The ?2nd? day of April 17?7 [1767?] and Died the ?9th day of ?May? 1848 in The ?? Year of his age the ??? ??old? and benevolent disposition ?devoted? To the duties of his station in life ??? to his friends love to his neighbor a fervent piety to his God give ssurance that he now is numbered with the Saints in Heaven - by G W Gee. George Gee was the 9th sheriff of Chatham County, NC. He served as sheriff from 1805 to 1809. Material soapstone. Condition fair. Closeup.
  3. Gee, George W.   (b. 5 May 1805 - d. 5 Dec 1858)
      • Row-2. No-9. husband of Nancy Gee. "He was a pious father and member of the Baptist Church for 25 years, and was esteemed by all who knew him.". Footstone: GWG. Material marble. Condition good. Enhanced view.
  4. Gee, Henry Mc.   (b. 27 Nov 1827 - d. 29 Oct 1849)
      • Row-2. No-7. "With a lively hope of a happy immortaility.". Material soapstone. Condition good. Closeup.
  5. Gee, Joseph Willis   (b. 4 Nov 1826 - d. 18 Oct 1863)
      • Row-1. No-3. Pvt 40 NC State Trp CSA. Military marker. Military info from marker and Roster of Confederate Veterans from Chatham County, NC, by Col. John Randolph Lane Society and Chatham Record, 9 Nov 2000. Joseph W. Gee enlisted in Co. I, 36th NC Troops at age 36. He died of disease 18 Oct 1863 while serving as part of the light artillery at Ft. Pender along the NC coast. Material marble. Condition good. Closeup.
  6. Gee, Mary   (b. 10 Feb 1842 - d. 10 Aug 1860)
  7. Unknown, Elizabeth Ann   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-1. No-2. daughter of [the remainder of inscription is below ground leve]. This stone is near the west wall of the cemetery. It faces and is only about one inch from a cedar tree which obscures the inscription. The above-ground portion of the inscription was read using a mirror. Material soapstone. Condition good.
  8. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-3. No-3. Material fieldstone.
  9. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-1. No-7. Material fieldstone.
  10. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-2. No-2. Material fieldstone.
  11. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-2. No-3. Material fieldstone.
  12. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-2. No-5. This stone appears to have been inscribed, but the inscription is no longer legible. Material sandstone. Condition poor.
  13. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-3. No-2. Material fieldstone.
  14. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-3. No-4. Material fieldstone.
  15. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-4. No-1.
  16. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-4. No-2.
  17. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-3. No-1. Material fieldstone.
  18. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-1. No-4. Material fieldstone.
  19. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-3. No-5. Material sandstone. Condition good.
  20. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  21. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-4. No-5. This stone was inscribed but is no longer legible. Material fieldstone. Condition poor.
  22. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-1. No-1. Material fieldstone.
  23. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-1. No-5. Material fieldstone.
  24. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-1. No-6. Material fieldstone.
  25. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • This stone appears to have been inscribed but is no longer legible. Material fieldstone. Condition poor.
  26. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-4. No-3.
  27. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-4. No-4.


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