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295    POOR HOUSE CEMETERY [K51.1]

      Location - Center Township. East side of Falcon Way. 0.3 mile from Pittsboro-Goldston Road

      Coordinates: 35d 41m 20.7s N; 79d 13m 15.0s W Click here for Google maps

      In 2003, John Clauser marked upwards of 250 grave sites marked by fieldstones. Property owner has petitioned the county commissioners for permission to reinter the graves, and as of April 2005 the question was unresolved. From the St. Bartholomews Episcopal Church Register, 1832-1903, Martha Hope Smith recorded eight persons who died while in the Poor House and were buried in the Poor House Cemetery.

      Topo Quadrant: Pittsboro.
      County owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 250.
      Cemetery size: 120' x 64'.
      Black: Yes.
      White: Yes.
      Overgrown and not easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Hazards: Property owner seeks reinterrment at another site.
      Listed: Yes.
      Listed explanation: Included in Gravesites in Chatham County; shown as "not located".
      Significant events: Established in 1831, the poor house, later county home, was located here until 1922.
      Miscellaneous information: As of March 2005 owner's request to county commissioners has not been resolved; plots marked by John Clauser.
      Last canvassed by: Jane Pyle. Date: Mar-05.


  1. Bullard, Frances, Mrs.   (b. 1791 - d. 7 Dec 1861)
      • St. Bartholomew's Register, Martha H. Smith.
  2. Edwards, King David   (b. Unknown - d. 22 Oct 1885)
      • St. Bartholomew's Register, Martha H. Smith.
  3. Kertner, Polly   (b. 1805 - d. 11 Aug 1887)
      • St. Bartholomew's Ch. Rec. 1832-1903, Martha H. Smith.
  4. Lambert, Florence   (b. 1866 - d. 16 Dec 1885)
      • St. Bartholomew's Register, Martha H. Smith.
  5. Powell, Franklin   (b. 1867 - d. 17 Feb 1886)
      • St. Bartholomew's Ch. Rec. 1832-1903, Martha H. Smith.
  6. Ridgins, Osley   (b. 1825 - d. 24 Oct 1885)
      • St. Bartholomew's Register, Martha H. Smith.
  7. Sledge,   (b. 12 Jul 1777 - d. 7 Mar 1863)
      • St. Bartholomew's Register, Martha H. Smith.
  8. Thomas, Cornelius Tyson   (b. 1803 - d. 3 May 1887)
      • St. Bartholomew's Ch. Rec. 1832-1903, Martha H. Smith.


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