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335    FARRAR, EDWARD [L38.3]

      Location - New Hope Township. 0.5 mile west of SR 1008, Beaver Creek Road, on south side of Old SR 1905, within the boundaries of Corps of Engineers Ebenezer Recreation Area

      Coordinates: 35d 42m 27.0s N; 79d 01m 30.0s W Click here for Google maps

      Information furnished by Curtis Pope, Corps of Engineers. See also Archaeological Investigations of Ebenezer Log Church and Vicinity, by William Hampton Adams, Robin L. Johnson, and David Ferguson Barton, 15 August 1979, Soil Systems, Inc. (copy filed at Pittsboro Memorial Library), and "Locals Unveil Marker to Remember History," by Bob Wachs, Chatham News/Record, 7 November 1996. This cemetery also contains 20-25 slave graves.

      Owner: Corps of Engineers.
      Topo Quadrant: Merry Oaks.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 22.
      White: Yes.
      Not identifed: Yes.
      Not identified explanation: See Item 10..
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Hazards: See Item 10..
      Significant events: Mary Farrar first organized church in 1827. Church later met in Ebenezer Log Church..
      Miscellaneous information: "Archeological Investigations of Ebenezer Log Church and Vicinity," Soil Systems, Inc., Aug 15 1979, pp. 36-57. Curtis Pope, Corps of Engineers.
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser. Date: 6 Feb 1997.

  1. Farrar, Edward, Capt.   (b. 17 Apr 1775 - d. 28 Jan 1827)
      • Husband of Mary (Minter) Farrar. Info from descendants.
  2. Farrar, Mary (Minter)   (b. 14 Apr 1788 - d. 1869)
      • Wife of Capt. Edward Farrar. Founder of Ebenezer Log Church Info from descendants.

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