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302    CLEGG [K74.1]

      Location - Oakland Township. 0.5 mile west of SR 1953, Chatham Church Road, 0.4 mile north of Chatham United Methodist Church. Follow lane into woods, cemetery is west of lane.

      Coordinates: 35d 39m 34.0s N; 79d 11m 49.0s W Click here for Google maps

      On 31 August 1989 and 5 October 1989, twenty-one (21) grave markers were recorded and more than eight (8) field stones were noted by Will and Audrey Heiser.

      The Thomas A. Clegg Family
      Thomas A. Clegg (1767-1827) and his wife, Bridget (Polk) Clegg (1772-1859), moved to Chatham County 22 October 1789. Their home was about 4 miles south of Pittsboro, North Carolina, 1 mile west of US 15-501, and 3/4 mile north of Chatham Church, off SR 1953, Chatham Church Road. This location was on the waters of Indian Creek over a mile north of Rocky River.

      The first noted reference to the cemetery is in Chatham County Deed Book AM - Page 105, dated 8 March 1861 for 274 acres "(excepting the spot of ground known as the `grave yard' and marked by an enclosing rock wall)" transferred from Leonidas J. Merritt, Clerk and Master in Equity for the Court of Equity, Chatham County, to Luther Clegg. This was based on a petition filed by Luther Clegg, et al., against Thomas Clegg, et al.

      Subsequent deeds refer to the cemetery as follows:

      BR-487, 12 January 1887
      Luther Clegg and wife, C. M. Clegg to Isaac W. Avent, 124 acres "one acre being excepted for the graveyard" and "The plot of land known as the graveyard excepted."

      DK-319, 5 January 1901
      R. H. Dixon and wife Lucy E. Dixon to S. W. Eddins, 124 acres "the acre known as the graveyard excepted" being the same tract as L. Clegg and wife to I. Avent, recorded 22 May 1896.

      EX-66, 9 March 1910
      J. P. Eddins and wife Mary Eddins
      J. M. Eddins and wife Nora E. Eddins
      Hilliard Stanley Eddins and wife Jamie Eddins
      Henry Thomas Eddins
      Susan E. Eddins, widow of William S. Eddins
      to
      C. M. Eddins, 124 acres "except one acre known as the graveyard."

      LS-173, 31 May 1954
      Kennon H. Eddins and wife Charlotte Wright Eddins, and
      Beatrice Eddins Farrell and husband Clayton Farrell
      to
      Warren D. Grey and wife Stacie Eddins Grey,
      two tracts identical description to LS-171 and LS-172.
      C. M. Eddins died testate in 1932, etc.

      LS-171, 31 May 1954
      W. Reid Thompson, Trustee to
      Warren D. Grey and wife Stacie Eddins Grey
      124 acres "save and except for one acre known as the graveyard."

      537-141, 5 Jan 1989
      Warren D. and Stacie Eddins Grey, Aiken Co., SC
      to
      James M. and Dara S. Eddins
      First Tract: 20 acres, same as LS-171
      Second Tract: 124 acres, same as LS-171, save and except "one acre known
      as the graveyard."

      (HS25): In Memory of
      DAVID CLEGG
      Born Sept. 26, 1796
      Died April 3, 1856
      (FS): DC

      (HS26): LUCRETIA C.
      daughter of David and Eliza Clegg
      Born Jan. 23, 1845
      Died Sep 8, 1861
      (4 lines unreadable)
      (FS): LCC

      (HS27): MARK W. CLEGG
      Born July 26, 1838
      Died Jan. 30, 1862
      (4 lines unreadable)
      Lauder Fayett.
      (FS): MWC

      Remarks:
      The first noted legal reference to this cemetery is Chatham County Deed Book AM-105, 8 Mar 1861, for 274 acres transferred to Luther Clegg "(excepting the spot of ground known as the "grave yard" and marked by an enclosing rock wall)." Subsequent deeds refer to "the acre known as the graveyard and excepted" down to Deed Book LS-171, 31 May 1954, transferring 124 acres to Warren D. Grey and his wife Stacie Eddins Grey "save and except for one acre known as the graveyard."

      Thomas A. Clegg, 1767-1827, and his wife, Bridget Polk Clegg, 1712-1859, moved to Chatham County 22 Oct 1789. Their home was about 4 miles south of Pittsboro, 1 mile west of US 15-501, and 3/4 mile north of Chatham Church. This location was on the waters of Indian Creek over one mile north of Rocky River. The cemetery was northeast of the homesite. Ref: The Cleggs of Old Chatham, W. Harold Broughton, Editor, 1977.

      The genealogy of persons buried in this cemetery, as taken from The Cleggs of Old Chatham, is:

      C - Thomas A. Clegg, 1767-1827
      (HS22)
      m. 1 May 1788, Bridget Eliza Polk, 1772-1859
      (HS21)
      daughter of William and Sarah Polk
      cousin of Pres. James K. Polk
      C4 - Isaac Clegg, 1794-1863
      m. (1st) 21 Nov 1816, Nancy B. Snipes, 1798-1817
      m. (2nd) 10 Oct 1822, Anna Thompson, 1802-1845
      C46 - Capt. Thomas James Clegg, 1828-1862
      (HS14)
      m. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Mclver, 1838-1898
      C5 - David Clegg, 1796-1856
      (HS25)
      m. 9 Nov 1826, Eliza Bynum, 1806-1869
      (HS24)
      dau. of Mark Bynum, Sr., and Ann Hackney
      C51 - Rev. William Fletcher Clegg, 1827-1875
      (HS4)
      m. (1st) 31 Oct 1855, Cornelia Stanton, -1858
      m. (2nd) 6 Apr 1859, Mary Frances (Molly) Bell,
      1839-1919
      C55 - Ann Eliza Clegg, 1834-1886
      (HS17)
      m. (1st) 11 May 1864, Obediah Farrar, -1865
      m. (2nd) 26 Apr 1871, Benjamin F. Powell,
      1821-1885
      HS18)
      C551 - David C. Powell, 1873-1874
      (HS19)
      C58 - Mark Wesley Clegg, 1838-1862
      (HS27)
      C59 - Mary B. Clegg, 1841-1867
      (HS20)
      m. Sidney S. Strowd
      C5'l - Lucretia C. Clegg, 1845-1861
      (HS26)
      C7 - Nathaniel Clegg, 1801-1872
      m. (1st) 23 Feb 1825, Sarah H. Carloss, 1803-1857
      dau. of Major Archelaus Carloss and Ruth ?
      (Ruth Strain?)
      C71 - Maj. George Washington Clegg, 1826-1910 ,
      m. (1st) 1848, Elizabeth M. Brooks, ca.l832-ca.l851
      dau. of Joseph John Brooks and Hanna Harper
      m. (2nd) 20 Nov 1852, Annie Martin Moore, 1827-1853
      (HS9)
      dau. of James Moore and Sarah ?
      m. (3rd) 1855, Henrietta Sweeney, -after 1910
      C76 - Mary Fletcher Clegg, 1838-1862
      (HS7)
      m. 4 Oct 1859, Rev. Joseph Bonaparte Martin, 1824-1897,
      son of Jesse and Cecilia Martin :
      C'l - Luther Clegg, 1809-1894
      (HS13)
      m. (1st) 3 Feb 1842, Jane Morrow Thompson, 1820-1855
      (HS11)
      dau. of William Thompson and Jane Morrow
      C'14 - Cornelia Ellen Clegg, 1848-1855
      (HS10)
      C'15 - William Melancthon, 1850-1855
      (HS12)
      C'3 - Mary B. Clegg, 1814-1865
      (HS6)
      m. 27 Feb 1839, Mark Bynum, Jr., 1815-1893
      son of Mark Bynum, Sr., and Sallie Ward
      C'31 - Rev. George C. Bynum, 1839-1871
      (HS5)
      C'38 - David C. Bynum, 1852-1881
      (HS8)

      Owner: James M. and Dara S. Eddins, Deed Book 537, Page 141, 5 Jan 1989, "except one acre known as the graveyard.".
      Legal Description: 1st ref is Deed Book AM, Page 105, 1 March 1861, "excepting the spot of ground known as the 'grave yard' and marked by an enclosing rock wall.".
      Topo Quadrant: Pittsboro.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 29.
      Cemetery size: 77' x 100'.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Accessible with owner's permission
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Not identified explanation: Area covered by creeping myrtle, small brush and trees. Some dead trees fallen across graves. Evidently cleared since 1969, when W. Harold Broughton said cemetery was overgrown with vines..
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Enclosed explanation: Stone wall 2-3 feet high, open entry in south wall.
      Enclosed conditions: Clearly definable.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 21.
      Last burial: 1894.
      First burial: 1853.
      Unusual situation: Yes.
      Unusual situation: David C. Bynum stone has clasped hands at top. Luther Clegg stone is 1' square obelisk, 3' tall, on double base..
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Other damage explanation: Some markers fallen off base. Some broken..
      Hazards: Neglect.
      Listed: Yes.


  1. Bynum, David C.   (b. 3 Aug 1852 - d. 28 Jul 1881)
      • Son of Mark, Jr., and Mary B. (Clegg) Bynum. 7 lines of verse - illegible. Footstone: DCB. Location row 2. column HS8.
  2. Bynum, George C., Rev.   (b. 25 Nov 1839 - d. 11 Jul 1871)
      • Son of Mark, Jr., and Mary B. (Clegg) Bynum. 6 lines of verse - illegible. Footstone - GCB. Location row 2. column HS5.
  3. Bynum, Mary B. (Clegg)   (b. 8 Oct 1814 - d. 4 Oct 1865)
      • Wife of Mark Bynum, Jr. Daughter of Thomas A. and Bridget Eliza (Polk) Clegg. "To me to live is Christ, and to die is gain". Footstone - MB. "Sacred to the Memory of". Ref: W.Harold Broughton,"The Cleggs of Old Chatham" married 27 Feb 1839, Mary, Consort of Mark Bynum, who died aged 50 yr.11mo.26 da. Location row 2. column HS6.
  4. Clegg, Annie Martin (Moore)   (b. 1 Jun 1827 - d. 4 Oct 1853)
      • 2nd Wife of George W. Clegg. Daughter of James and Sarah Moore. Lauder Fayet. Footstone - AMC. Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, 1977. Location row 2. column HS9.
  5. Clegg, Bridget Eliza (Polk)   (b. 3 Jun 1772 - d. 18 Feb 1859)
      • Wife of Thomas A. Clegg.Daughter of William and Sarah Polk. 3 lines inscription - illegible. Footstone: BC. Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, Editor, 1977. Location row 5. column HS21.
  6. Clegg, Cornelia Ellen   (b. 21 Dec 1848 - d. 29 Jul 1855)
      • Daughter of Luther and Jane Morrow (Thompson) Clegg. Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, 1977. Location row 2. column HS10.
  7. Clegg, David   (b. 26 Sep 1796 - d. 3 Apr 1856)
      • Husband of Eliza (Bynum) Clegg. Son of Thomas A. and Bridget Eliza (Polk) Clegg. "In memory of". Footstone: DC. Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, 1977. Location row 5. column HS25.
  8. Clegg, Eliza (Bynum)   (b. 7 Apr 1806 - d. 16 Sep 1869)
      • Wife of David Clegg. Daughter of Mark, Sr., and Ann (Hackney) Bynum. Footstone: EC 4 lines inscription - illegible. Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, 1977. Location row 5. column HS24.
  9. Clegg, Jane Morrow (Thompson)   (b. 10 Nov 1820 - d. 21 Jun 1855)
      • 1st Wife of Luther Clegg. Daughter of William and Jane (Morrow) Thompson. "Leaving a husband and seven children to mourn while she enjoys the rest of a Christian.". Footstone - LC. "In Memory of Mrs. L. Clegg" Groer (?) and Co. Raleigh. Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, 1977. Location row 2. column HS11.
  10. Clegg, Lucretia C.   (b. 23 Jan 1845 - d. 8 Sep 1861)
      • Daughter of David and Eliza (Bynum) Clegg. Footstone - LCC. Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, 1977. Location row 5. column HS26.
  11. Clegg, Luther   (b. 15 Nov 1809 - d. 27 Jan 1894)
      • Husband of (1st) 3 Feb 1842, Jane Morrow Thompson, (2nd) Flora Ann (Brooks) Clegg. Son of Thomas A. and Bridget Eliza (Polk) Clegg. Footstone - LC. 1 ft. sq. obelisk by 3 ft. tall, on base 22" x 22" with top base 16" x 16" x 8" CLEGG Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, 1977. Location row 2. column HS13.
  12. Clegg, Mark Wesley   (b. 26 Jul 1838 - d. 30 Jan 1862)
      • Son of David and Eliza (Bynum) Clegg. 4 lines verse - illegible. Lauder fayett. Footstone - MWC. Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, 1977. Location row 5. column HS27.
  13. Clegg, Thomas A.   (b. 6 Mar 1767 - d. 23 Oct 1827)
      • Husband of Bridget Eliza (Polk) Clegg. m. 1 May 1788. Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, 1977. Location row 5. column HS22.
  14. Clegg, Thomas James, Capt.   (b. 26 Feb 1828 - d. 8 Jul 1862)
      • Husband of Elizabeth (Lizzie) McIver. Son of Isaac and Anna (Thompson) Clegg. In Memory of Captain Thomas J. Clegg --- died Richmond, Va. "In Memory of Captain Thomas J. Clegg --- died Richmond, Va". Footstone - TJC. Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, 1977. Location row 3. column HS14.
  15. Clegg, William Fletcher, Rev.   (b. 10 Aug 1827 - d. 16 Jun 1875)
      • Husband of (1st) Cornelia Stanton, (2nd) M.F. Bell. Son of David and Eliza (Bynum) Clegg. "In memory of". Footstone: W.F.C. marr. (1st) 31 Oct 1855, Cornelia Stanton, marr. (2nd) 6 Apr 1859, Mary Frances (Molly) Bell Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, 1977. Location row 1. column HS4.
  16. Clegg, William Melancthon   (b. 3 Nov 1850 - d. 12 Jul 1855)
      • Son of Luther and Jane Morrow (Thompson) Clegg. Footstone - WMC. Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, 1977. Location row 2. column HS12.
  17. Martin, Mary Fletcher (Clegg)   (b. 24 Aug 1838 - d. 22 Aug 1862)
      • Daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah H. (Carloss) Clegg. Wife of Rev. Joseph Bonaparte Martin. "Asleep in Jesus" "Died triumphantly in the communion of the M. E. Church.". Footstone - MFM. Row 2. column HS7.
  18. Powell, Ann Eliza (Clegg) Farrar   (b. 25 Dec 1834 - d. 14 Apr 1886)
      • Wife of Obediah Farrar and Benjamin F. Powell. Daughter of David and Eliza (Bynum) Clegg. "She was a kind affectionate wife and a fond mother, a friend to all". Footstone: AEP. m. (1st) 11 May 1864; m. (2nd) 26 Apr 1871. Row 5. column HS17.
  19. Powell, Benjamin F.   (b. 19 May 1821 - d. 7 Aug 1885)
      • Husband of Ann Eliza (Clegg) (Farrar) Powell. "Weep not, he is not dead but sleepeth". Footstone: BFP. Row 5. column HS18.
  20. Powell, David C.   (b. 25 Nov 1873 - d. 1 Jul 1874)
      • Son of Benjamin F. and Ann Eliza (Clegg) (Farrar) Powell. "A sunbeam from the world has vanished". Footstone: DCP. Row 5. column HS19.
  21. Strowd, Mary B. (Clegg)   (b. 27 Jun 1841 - d. 15 Jun 1867)
      • Wife of Sidney S. Strowd. Daughter of David and Eliza (Bynum) Clegg. 1 line inscription -illegible. Footstone - MBS. Row 5. column HS20.


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