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215    JONES, EDMUND [H44.1]

      Location - Matthews Township. On SR 1176, Old US 421, 0.35 mile south of US 421, between railroad and highway

      Coordinates: 35d 41m 33.0s N; 79d 26m 45.0s W Click here for Google maps

      In 1990 Harvey Jones reported that an iron spike marked the traditional burial place of Edmund Jones, a Revolutionary War soldier who gave 200 acres of land to UNC. Exact location is not confirmed by CCHA.

      Owner: James R. Browne, Jr., and wife Annie B., Clearwater FL.
      Legal Description: Deed Book 418, Page 788.
      Topo Quadrant: Siler City.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Not identifed: Yes.
      Not identified explanation: When the railroad came in 1884, some bodies were moved. Harvey Jones, Coleridge, visited site and identified approx location. Ref: Wade Hadley.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Listed: Yes.
      Significant events: Edmund Jones was a Revolutionary War soldier. He gave 200 acres of land to UNC in 1789. He died in 1834..
      Miscellaneous information: Brown Lane, Siler City, wants to comemorate this site for UNC Bicentennial in 1993. Wade Hadley knows background..
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser. Date: 19 Sep 1991.


  1. Jones, Edmund   (b. Unknown - d. 1834)
      • Revolutionary War soldier. Cemetery location known by tradition.


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