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231    FORRESTER [H81.1]

      Location - Bear Creek Township. West side of SR 1006, Siler City--Glendon Road, 0.9 mile north of SR 1005, Bonlee--Bennett Road. In wooded area northeast of Buchanan residence at 4200 Siler City Glendon Rd.

      Coordinates: 35d 38m 55.6s N; 79d 28m 33.6s W Click here for Google maps

      In 1989 Fleet Reddish reported an abandoned family cemetery with five or six graves.

      View #2 of the cemetery. View #3 of the cemetery.

      Owner: Sharon Gaines and Paul Jason Buchanan.
      Legal description: Parcel 79065. DB 902/913, 28 Nov 2001 Herbert H. and Jane M. Gaines to Sharon Gaines and Paul Jason Buchanan. Plat 2001-362. 372/24, 20 Mar 1972 Jane Gaines to Herbert Gaines her 1/12 undivided interest in the property inherited from her mother Lydia Gilbert Markham. 365/165, 21 Feb 1972, DR and Rose Markham to Herbert H and Jane Gaines. References HH/329, Feb 1933, J. Richard Gilbert et al to Lydia Gilbert and DR Markham, 325 acres acquired by inheritance from Martha Eugenia Gilbert (wife of John R. Gilbert). CR/411 John R. and Mary Lane to M. Eugenia Gilbert, 28 Jan 1895. Described as land conveyed by John A. Womack, administrator of the late Samuel C. Forrester to John R. Lane on 29 May 1894, E/207 judgment docket (see CR/409) and described as the land where Samuel C. Forrester resided at the time of his death--225 acres.

      Topo Quadrant: Siler City.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 6.
      Size: 10'x25'.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Private property.
      Condition: Overgrown, easily identifiable.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Inscribed markers: Yes.
      Readable markers: 3.
      Last burial: 1890.
      First burial: 1887.
      Markers damaged: Yes. Exposure.
      Listed: Yes. Listed but not inventoried in Gravesites of Chatham County.

      Miscellaneous information: Herbert and Jane Gaines corrected coordinates in Nov 2011. Jane Gaines showed Jim and Bev Wiggins to the site on 16 Apr 2012.

      Last canvassed by: Herbert Gaines. Date: 15 June 1989. Jane Gaines, Jim and Bev Wiggins on 16 Apr 2012.

  1. F., S. M. [or C. M.?]   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-1. No-5. Inscription is on footstone only; headstone not legible. Enhanced inscription on footstone appears to be "S.W.F." If this is correct, this may be Samuel's first wife, Susanna. Material soapstone. Condition poor.
  2. Forrester, Maggie K.   (b. 2 Mar 1877 - d. 18 Oct 1887)
  3. Forrester, S. C. [Samuel C.]   (b. 27 Aug 1811 - d. 8 Feb 1890)
  4. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-1. No-3. Head stone very eroded and lying on ground; soapstone footstone also eroded.. Material soapstone. Condition poor.
  5. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-1. No-4. Soapstone footstone: no inscription. Headstone is white quartz fieldstone.. Material white quartz fieldstone. Condition poor.
  6. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-2. No-5. No marker. Depression at footstone of S. M. F..

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