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237    PALMERS CHAPEL [H92.1]

      Location - Bear Creek Township. About 1,500 feet south of SR 1005, Bonlee--Bennett Rd, 1,800 feet west of SR 1136, Palmers Chapel Church Road, on an abandoned logging road.

      Coordinates: 35d 38m 05.0s N; 79d 27m 55.0s W Click here for Google maps

      Owner: Trustees of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, now Palmers Chapel Church.
      Legal Description: Deed FW-441, 10 Dec 1919, from Jogn and Etta Matthews to Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church; parcel 67937.
      Topo Quadrant: Siler City Code H.
      Church owned: Yes. Denomination: Missionary Baptist.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 35.
      Cemetery size: 0.26 acre.
      Black: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Remote location, access through private property
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Overgrown and not easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Unusual situation: Yes.
      Unusual situation: Aus Andrews, probably oldest engraved stone, though date illegible, has interesting run-on lettering.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Other damage explanation: Weathering.
      Miscellaneous information: E.T. Hanner, 837-5620, remembered Des Palmer, the last preacher at the church, and described him as being "like a giant," very strong, never cut his hair. Reported by John Grimes in March 1994..
      Last canvassed by: Pyle, Norwood, Wiggins, Bigness. Date: 9 Mar 2006.


  1. Andrews, Aus   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Aged 83. Marker material sandstone. Cross on top of stone.
  2. Foxx, Hilda   (b. 1915 - d. 1965)
      • Marker material metal funeral home marker. Condition good. Age 50.
  3. Miller, J. L.   (b. 1 Apr 1894 - d. 15 Sep 1931)
      • In loving remembrances of my dear husband. Marker material granite. Condition good but toppled. Miller (on base).
  4. P, Lora   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Marker material concrete. Condition fair. looks like 'lora pamer' under larger Lora P, 26. concrete edge marker, quartz fieldstone headstone or footstone. Shared edge marker with Luis Palmer..
  5. Palmer, John T.   (b. 16 Mar 1870 - d. 19 Aug 1961)
      • Husband of Mary Magdalene Pattishawl Palmer. Founder and devoted member of Palmer's Chapel. Footstone: J.T.P. Marker material granite. Condition lying on ground. Masonic emblem. concrete edge marker.
  6. Palmer, Luis   (b. 1923 - d. 1929)
      • Marker material concrete. Condition fair. 23. concrete edge marker, quartz fieldstone headstone or footstone. Shared edge marker with Lora P.
  7. Palmer, Mary Magdalene Pattishawl   (b. 5 Jun 1869 - d. 14 Apr 1943)
      • Wife of John Palmer. At rest. Footstone: M.M.P. Single grave surrounded by concrete edging. "Gone but not forgotten" inscribed in concrete. Dates in concrete: Born 5 Jun 1868. Died 14 Apr 1943. (Note that birth dates on stone and edging do not match.).


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