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353    HARRIS, PETER [L62.2]

      Location - Haw River Township. Behind residence (under construction) for Charles Alan Rogers & Glennis Gay Edwards, 300 feet east of Lakestone Drive to Lakestone Subdivision, 900 feet east of SR 1943, Gum Springs Church Road

      Coordinates: 35d 40m 04.0s N; 79d 05m 19.0s W Click here for Google maps

      On 26 April 1994, Will and Audrey Heiser recorded 4 partly legible markers, and noted 6 sunken graves, one large unmarked concrete vault with flowers and illegible metal marker, and 4 other illegible metal markers. On 28 December 1996, Will M. Heiser visited the cemetery with Edward L. Garris and George B. Garris, sons of Moody Garris, whose funeral marker is no longer legible. They gave me data about their mother, Addie Elizabeth (Wilson) Garris, buried in the concrete vault, and about 4 other burials. Seven field stones were also noted.

      Owner: Charles Alan Rogers and Glennis Gay Edwards.
      Legal Description: Deed Book 687-912, 20 Mar 1996, from Harvey Gunter, Mary Lou Williams and Richard Wade Williams, Lot 8, Hickory Hollow Subdivision, Plat 91-129, Rev. 16 Oct 1990.
      Topo Quadrant: Merry Oaks.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 22.
      Cemetery size: 60' x 60'.
      Black: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Private property
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 3.
      Last burial: 1970.
      First burial: 1889.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Other damage explanation: Weathering of paper in metal funeral markers.
      Hazards: Neglect.
      Miscellaneous information: Cemetery shown on Plat 88-248, 5 Mar 1988, of Garris-Gunter land, 2.26 acres, which later became Lot 8, Hickory Hollow Subdivision, Plat 91-129.
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser 26 Apr 1994. Date: 28 Dec 1996.


  1. Garris, Addie Elizabeth (Wilson)   (b. 19 Dec 1911 - d. 21 Aug 1969)
      • Wife of Moody Garris. Vault. Illegible funeral home marker. Info from George Garris.
  2. Garris, Henry   (b. 16 Oct 1874 - d. 11 Nov 1945)
      • Husband of Mary Garris. Son of John Garris. Info from George Garris and Chatham Co. Death Cert book 29-59.
  3. Garris, Moody   (b. 11 Apr 1913 - d. 13 Aug 1970)
      • Husband of Addie Elizabeth Wilson Garris. Griffin Funeral Home marker.
  4. Garris, Willie   (b. Unknown - d. ca. 1950)
      • Husband of Mary Garris. Son of Henry and Mary Garris. Info from George Garris.
  5. Gunter, Harvey Thomas   (b. 15 Feb 1889 - d. 19 Apr 1953)
      • Son of Atlas and Minnie Gunter. Info from George Garris and Chatham Co. Death Cert. Book 37-91.
  6. Harris, Eliza   (b. 17 May 1823 - d. 13 Oct 1889)
      • Wife of Peter Harris
  7. Harris, Peter   (b. Jan 1824 - d. 3 Feb 1894)
      • Husband of Elizabeth Harris
  8. Hill, Mary E.   (b. 10 Jul 1860 - d. 18 Aug 1895)
      • 1st wife of Henry Hill. Daughter of Thomas Gunter Sr. and Mary Gunter. "At Rest".
  9. Perry, Clarence Edward   (b. 1963 - d. ca. 1964)
      • Son of Hoover and Edna (Garris) Perry. George Garris reported burial here.


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