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369    UPCHURCH, B. F. [M02.1]

      Location - New Hill. 0.5 mile north of US 64 and 0.65 mile east of SR 1745, John Horton Road (between NC 751 and Farrington Road)

      Coordinates: 35d 44m 24.8s N; 78d 58m 19.5s W Click here for Google maps

      In 2002 Jane Pyle inventoried three graves with two tombstones. Photographs by Jane Pyle in August 2002.

      Owner: George Allen and Jean Louise Johnson.
      Legal description: Parcel 80689. Deed 1410/562, plat 2003/244 (shows cemetery and 10' easement). Previously B. F. Upchurch Estate and Chatham Development Corporation (Lot 28 Heritage Pointe development).
      Topo Quadrant: New Hill.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Maintained and in use: No, not in use.
      Number of graves: 3.
      White: Yes.
      Unrestricted access: No, private property.
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 2.
      Last burial: 1928.
      First burial: 1883.
      Unusual situation: Yes.
      Unusual situation: One marker with mezzo-relievo flower; double headstone has his death date scratched in instead of professionally chiseled..
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Hazards: None known.
      Listed: Yes.

      Miscellaneous information: Magnolia apparently planted on child's grave; now large but has not damaged stones..
      Last canvassed by: Jane Pyle. Date: 21 Aug 2002.

  1. Upchurch, Benjamin Franklin   (b. 1848 - d. 1925)
      • Husband of Mary G. Upchurch. "Gone Home". Double headstone. Date of death added to blank by incising carefully, but obviously by non-professional.
  2. Upchurch, Mary G.   (b. 1842 - d. 1922)
      • Wife of Benjamin Franklin Upchurch. At Rest. Double headstone. Footstone.
  3. Upchurch, W. Gammon   (b. 18 Oct 1876 - d. 22 Feb 1883)
      • Son of B. F. and Mary G. Upchurch. Large mezzo-relief flowers (roses?) on left side of stone. Magnolia, now full-grown apparently planted on grave. Chatham Record (16 Mar 1882) reports that 6 yr old of BF Upchurch died of lockjaw after having 2 fingers cut off with a knife.

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