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257    WATSON [J52.2]

      Location - Hickory Mountain Township. On Lot #11 of Canterbury Subdivision, north of SR 2172, Jim Moody Road, and 1.3 miles east of SR 2170, Rives Chapel Church Road, at Rives Chapel Church

      Coordinates: 35d 41m 09.0s N; 79d 20m 54.0s W Click here for Google maps

      On 23 May 1995, Will Heiser, Charlie Thomas, and Gerald Gunter recorded 4 grave markers. On 11 February 1999, Will Heiser and Charlie Thomas recorded 6 legible markers, and noted 3 other illegible markers.

      Owner: Canterbury Foundation, Inc..
      Legal Description: Deed 396-142, 26 May 1998, from Charles W. Browning. Also see Plat 91-133..
      Topo Quadrant: Siler City NE.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 9.
      Cemetery size: 3817 sq ft.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Hard to locate
      Overgrown and not easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Enclosed explanation: Rock wall.
      Enclosed conditions: Fallen down.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 6.
      Last burial: 1862.
      First burial: 1827.
      Last canvassed by: Will Heiser and Charlie Thomas. Date: 11 Feb 1999.


  1. Harris, Etheldred   (b. 25 Jan 1765 - d. 20 Feb 1848)
      • "Sacred to the Memory of". Row 1. column 3.
  2. W., J. E.   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • 1'x 1'. Row 1. column 5.
  3. Watson, Elizabeth (Harris)   (b. 1806 - d. 10 Dec 1854)
      • Wife of John Watson. Daughter of Ethilldred Harris. Aged 48 yr 6mos 5d. "In the memory of". "The weary are at rest". Row 1. column 2.
  4. Watson, James E.   (b. 27 Feb 1840 - d. 9 Jul 1862)
      • "In the memory of". "died in Richmond, Va.". "A kind and affectionate husband, a true soldier, and good Christian.". "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.". Stone outside of cemetery, leaning against a tree. Row 1. column 6.
  5. Watson, John   (b. 12 Jan 1799 - d. 9 Nov 1840)
      • Husband of Elizabeth (Harris) Watson. "Sacred to the Memory of". Aged 41 years 9mos 28days. Row 1. column 1.
  6. Watson, Martha Ann   (b. 20 Mar 1826 - d. 8 Sep 1877)
      • Row 1. column 4. (tombstone no longer legible due to weathered condition - 2006)


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