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227    MINERAL SPRING BAPTIST CHURCH [H74.2]

      Location - Matthews Township. On private lane, 0.3 mile north of SR 1134, Mt. Vernon Springs Road, directly across from original Mt. Vernon Springs, 0.4 mile west of Mt. Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church

      Coordinates: 35d 39m 44.0s N; 79d 26m 53.0s W Click here for Google maps

      On 19 February 1994, John Grimes with Will and Audrey Heiser recorded twenty-three (23) markers, six (6) unmarked slabs, and four (4) unmarked graves.

      Owner: Cecil Budd. Inherited by Stephen Grimes from Cecil Budd Est..
      Legal Description: Deed Book FJ, Pages 635-636, 19 February 1918. Deed Book 308, Page 522, 19 August 1965. Deed Book 393, Page 230, 1 December 1975..
      Topo Quadrant: Siler City NE.
      Church owned: Yes. Denomination: Baptist.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 33.
      Cemetery size: 60' x 130'.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Private lane through locked gate
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 23.
      Last burial: 1908.
      First burial: 1841.
      Hazards: Neglect.
      Significant events: Church constituted in 1835 by Elders William Merritt and Thomas Weaver. Mt. Vernon Academy was on the west side of lane leading to church. Prior to 1918, the 40' x 60' meeting house burned to the ground. Church relocated and renamed Oakley Baptist..
      Miscellaneous information: Ref: "Chatham County 1771-1971," p. 239. Orig deed Book AD, p. 471, 30 Jul 1833, fr Peter B. Smith (agent of Bethenia Smith) and John Adcock to Samuel Dowd, William Bowen, Lewis Jones, William Culberson, and John Andrews, "Trustees of a Meeting House. . .".
      Last canvassed by: Will and Audrey Heiser w/ John Grimes. Date: 19 Feb 1994.


  1. C., W. L.   (b. Unknown - d. 4 Jan 1969)
      • Location row 3. column 3.
  2. Clegg, Sallie A.   (b. 24 - d. 18 Mar 1877)
      • "May she rest sweetly until we meet again" "In memory of". Footstone: SAC. Location row 6. column 7.
  3. Hawkins, John H., Dr.   (b. 29 Aug 1795 - d. 4 Aug 1860)
      • 1 1/2"x18"x4'. Footstone: JHH. Row 6. column 8.
  4. J., J. W.   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row 3. column 1.
  5. Jones, Eliza J.   (b. 19 Sep 1848 - d. 8 Feb 1901)
      • "At Rest". Footstone: EJJ. Row 6. column 4.
  6. Jones, James A.   (b. 4 May 1816 - d. 19 Dec 1889)
      • Husband of Sallie Jones. "Blest are the pure in heart for they will see God" "Our Father". 15" x 4' slab. Footstone: JAJ. Row 6. column 2.
  7. Jones, Lewis   (b. 11 May 1786 - d. 22 Jul 1863)
      • Husband of Ruth (Headen) Jones. "In memory of". Row 5. column 2.
  8. Jones, Ruth E.   (b. 25 Jun 1843 - d. 25 Aug 1885)
      • "O 'twill be sweet to meet on that blest shore. All sorrow past, all pains forever o'er" "Our Sister". Footstone: REJ. Row 6. column 3.
  9. Jones, Sallie   (b. 15 Sep 1821 - d. 28 Feb 1908)
      • Wife of James A. Jones. "Mother thou hast left us, it is God who has bereft us with all our sorrows healed." "Our Mother". Footstone: S J. Row 6. column 1.
  10. Jones, W. R.   (b. 1747 - d. 27 Jun 1841)
      • Row 5. column 1.
  11. Kivett, Henry L.   (b. 26 Nov 1857 - d. 1 Jul 1858)
      • Son of A. J. and E. A. Kivett. Pedestal monument with 2'tall obelisk. Wire fence w/gate 6'x10' Three children's names on side of monument. Henry on east side. Row 7. column 1.
  12. Kivett, Margaret V.   (b. 31 Jul 1856 - d. 31 Aug 1857)
      • Daughter of A. J. and E. A. Kivett. Pedestal monument with 2'tall obelisk. Wire fence w/gate 6'x10' Three children's names on sides of monument. Margaret on north side. Row 7. column 1.
  13. Kivett, Sallie V.   (b. 1 Jan 1859 - d. 30 Jul 1859)
      • Daughter of A. J. and E. A. Kivett. Pedestal monument with 2'tall obelisk. Wire fence w/gate 6'x10' Three children's names on sides of pedestal monument. Sallie on south side. Row 7. column 1.
  14. Marsh, Abner B.   (b. 6 Aug 1806 - d. 28 Nov 1888)
      • Husband of Lydia G. Marsh. Footstone: ABM. Row 7. column 4.
  15. Marsh, Daniel S.   (b. 13 Apr 1876 - d. 3 Jul 1876)
      • Son of W. J. and Martitia Marsh. Footstone: DSM. Footstone by GA Davis, Sanford. Row 8. column 7.
  16. Marsh, Lucy   (b. 1786 - d. 22 Jun 1868)
      • Wife of Capt. Robert 'Robin' Marsh. 1 1/2"x18"x4'. Footstone: LM. Row 6. column 9.
  17. Marsh, Lydia G.   (b. 22 Mar 1818 - d. 8 Jan 1900)
      • Wife of Abner B. Marsh. Footstone: LM. Row 7. column 3.
  18. Marsh, Lydia Jane   (b. 10 Jan 1879 - d. 2 Mar 1879)
      • Daughter of W. J. and Martitia Marsh. Unmarked footstone. Row 8. column 6.
  19. Marsh, Robert   (b. 28 Apr 1877 - d. 10 Feb 1878)
      • Son of W. J. and Martitia Marsh. Footstone by GA Davis, Sanford. Row 8. column 8.
  20. Marsh, Robert 'Robin', Capt.   (b. 1785 - d. 1 Mar 1865)
      • Husband of Lucy Marsh. Footstone: RM. Row 6. column 10.
  21. Marsh, Sallie B.   (b. 11 Mar 1841 - d. 10 Jan 1868)
      • Daughter of Abner B. and Lydia G. Marsh. "Those who knew her best loved her most". Footstone: SBM. Row 7. column 2.
  22. Wrenn, Ruth C. (Dowd)   (b. 11 Aug 1821 - d. 1 Mar 1891)
      • Wife of William P. Wrenn. Youngest daughter of Samuel Dowd. "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep" "Our Mother". Footstone: RCW. Location row 16. column 1.
  23. Wrenn, William P.   (b. 15 Jan 1823 - d. 13 Nov 1894)
      • Husband of Ruth C. (Dowd) Wrenn. "Resting in hope of a glorious resurrection" "Our Father". Footstone: WPW - Mt.Airy Monument Works. Location row 16. column 2.


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